Static Car Shows

Mecum Auction – Las Vegas, 2017

This was my first visit to a Mecum auction.  A friend had his ’29 Model-A in a Saturday lot and offered me a guest pass.  One fact I knew from watching Mecum auctions on TV, unlike Barrett-Jackson, most of Mecum’s lots have a reserve price. 

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SEMA Show – 2017

It’s possibly the greatest auto-related trade show on earth and the 2017 SEMA show confirmed that reputation during the first week on November.  In addition to the latest products and accessories, SEMA is also now known as the place where… Continue reading

2017 Pahrump Car Show, October 7

Valerie and Marcel Martel, owners of Top Notch Repairs in Pahrump, Nevada, love cars, trucks, and big rigs.  The proof of this was clearly visible on a perfect October Saturday with beautifully detailed examples from Marcel’s personal collection of muscle… Continue reading

SEMA Show, November 2015

I spent a couple days at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas checking out the latest trends and unusual creations.

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SEMA Show, Nov 5, 2014

One of the greatest automotive extravaganzas takes place annually in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The 2014 rendition of the SEMA Show was just as outrageous as ever.  Bolt-on fender extensions seem to be quite popular on all kinds of… Continue reading

Valley Cruisers – Pahrump, NV, May 24-2014

Here are a few of the “new and unusual faces” that showed up for the Memorial Day weekend 2014 Valley Cruisers Show.  This event had a nice variety of traditional street rods, customs, antiques, sports and muscle cars, and more than a sprinkling of rat rods of various sizes.   My personal favorite was Continue reading

SEMA Show, November 6, 2013

For the last couple of years I’ve consider skipping the SEMA Show, thinking there’s nothing really new out there, and I couldn’t afford to take the time away from work.  But when I think about what will be taking place so close to where I live, I just can’t resist being immersed in the wide variety of over-the-top customs, personalized exotics, and the country’s finest pro-touring corner-carvers, not to mention seeing what’s new in the industry and keeping an eye out for new business opportunities.  As usual, the 2013 SEMA Show was simply mesmerizing!  Continue reading

Horizon Mart Show, Pahrump, NV, October 6, 2012

This was a nice parking lot show with decent turnout and a number of new (to me) entries.

SEMA Show – Nov 1, 2011

The big after-market trade show came back and the number of vendors and attendees was definitely up from last year.  In fact, the big crowds made it a real challenge to get good photos of the amazing vehicles on display, but somehow I managed.  I have posted over 450 images, divided into 4 groups.  Grab a coffee or a beer, and take a look.
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