SEMA 2021

This widebody DeLorean DMC-12 is a homage to the past and future

This widebody DeLorean DMC-12 is a homage to the past and future

Without question, the DeLorean DMC-12 is as iconic as the Back to the Future movie series. But the hardworking geniuses at Salvage2Savage wanted to make a massive splash at the recently concluded SEMA show, so they came up with the next best thing. Starting with a wrecked DMC-12, Salvage2Savage went to work in creating Doc Emmet Brown’s next ride.

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Auto industry sees increased demand despite shortages

Auto industry sees increased demand despite shortages

The pandemic is impacting industries worldwide, particularly those that rely on high-tech microchips for their products. With pandemic-related shutdowns, the supply of microchips is low, something hitting the automotive industry particularly hard. All automotive manufacturers are seeing pandemic-related shortages of microchips, leading some to cease production of certain vehicle models or produce the vehicles without critical components that need microchips.

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This classic pickup’s Ford e-crate motor heart is the start of something huge

This classic pickup’s Ford e-crate motor heart is the start of something huge

Ford has launched its first electric crate motor, with the Ford F-100 Eluminator concept truck giving a taste of how DIY EV-makers could build their own electric cars or give existing models a zero-emissions makeover. The SEMA 2021 concept features the same electric powertrain as the 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition, with a heady 634 lb-ft of torque on tap.

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Chevy Beast concept arrives at SEMA with a 650HP supercharged V8 engine

Chevy Beast concept arrives at SEMA with a 650HP supercharged V8 engine

We thought Chevy would be taking it easy at the 2021 SEMA show. Instead, Chevy is turning the world upside down with its Beast concept, a four-passenger concept vehicle based on modified underpinnings of a Silverado pickup truck. As expected, Beast is a machine for high-performance desert running and off-road driving, and it’s packing the heart of a C7 Corvette ZO6.

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Ford Maverick low rider and Shelby Mustang Mach-E debut at SEMA

Ford Maverick low rider and Shelby Mustang Mach-E debut at SEMA

Ford will present no less than 40 custom-built trucks, SUVs, and electric vehicles at the 2021 SEMA trade show in Las Vegas. The list includes six custom builds of the Bronco and Bronco Sport SUV, the Expedition Timberline Off-Grid concept, and a heavily-modded Ford Ranger Tremor with a six-inch suspension lift kit. However, our eyes are on the Maverick low rider and the much-awaited Shelby Mustang Mach-E GT Concept, the first all-electric performance car to wear the Shelby snake badge.

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Mopar teases its SEMA show cars

Mopar teases its SEMA show cars

SEMA 2021 kicks off in Las Vegas on November 2 and closes on the fifth. Each year the show has some of the coolest customized vehicles you'll see anywhere on display in the halls. Mopar has confirmed it is taking seven vehicles to the show from several brands under the Mopar umbrella.

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Nissan Z Proto Spec, Overland SUVs, and vintage Datsun 240Z debut at SEMA

Nissan Z Proto Spec, Overland SUVs, and vintage Datsun 240Z debut at SEMA

Nissan is cooking up a storm at the 2021 SEMA show. The Japanese carmaker will debut three new vehicles, including the limited-edition Nissan Z Proto Spec and a pair of rugged overlanding rigs. Nissan is also showcasing a vintage Datsun 240Z owned by famous actor and car enthusiast Sung-Ho Kang, more popularly known as Han Lue from the Fast & Furious movie franchise.

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Honda is showcasing Civic Si race cars and overlanding trucks at SEMA

Honda is showcasing Civic Si race cars and overlanding trucks at SEMA

Japanese automaker Honda is heading to this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show with a collection of Civic Si race cars and a few overlanding off-road vehicles. It includes the all-new Honda Performance Development (HPD) race car prototype for the Touring Car competition and a Civic Si racing car for the 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race.

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This SEMA Ford Bronco on tank tracks has us obsessed

This SEMA Ford Bronco on tank tracks has us obsessed

Ford's Bronco may already have proved it can go more places than the average truck, but with SEMA coming up it's time for the SUV to get even more aggressive with some eye-catching customizations. The automaker designed the new Bronco to be flexible on that front anyway, with a hefty catalog of dealer accessories to sift through, though for this year's big tuning show it's going all-out.

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Toyota Tacozilla inspired by 1970s Chinook campervans to debut at SEMA

Toyota Tacozilla inspired by 1970s Chinook campervans to debut at SEMA

We bet you haven’t heard of the Toyota Chinook campervan, but we’re pretty sure you’ll be looking forward to Toyota’s Tacozilla campervan concept at this year’s SEMA show in November. The Toyota Chinook is a collaboration between the Japanese automaker and American wagon maker Chinook RV. The first Toyota Chinooks entered the market in 1973 and were essentially motorhomes with a pop-up roof built on a long-wheelbase Toyota half-ton truck chassis.

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Toyota is building a sweet Tacoma-based camper for SEMA

Toyota is building a sweet Tacoma-based camper for SEMA

Toyota has been building trucks that are ready to go off-road and enjoy the outdoors for decades. Back in the 70s, Toyota built a very small camper on its truck with a company called Chinook. That camper had a pop-up fabric roof and let people enjoy the great outdoors all they wanted.

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