Anything automotive may appear here - new car reviews, car shows, editorials on automotive items, working on my cars, just about any automotive topic I want to write about. Your comments are always welcome. I encourage reprinting of my articles providing proper attribution is given and notification is provided. The picture is of Moriarty Bros. "Big Red" 1966 Comet GT. I worked at Moriarty Bros., Manchester, CT way back but had nothing to do with Big Red.
SEMA 2012 - Day 2
Factory Five '33 Ford Hot Rod built by Peter Skoglund from Sweden with a 4.6-liter Ford and Tremec 6-speed. Do you believe it's a kit? http://www.factoryfive.com/
Henry J Rod.
'65 Pontiac Hurst GTO (but with a Chevy LS3 engine) built by Tad Nelson
And on to the Ford stand.
Now where can I buy a Fusion 2-door coupe? It looks nice.
How about a brand new 1940 Ford Coupe from Dennis Carpenter Ford Restoration Parts (as seen on the Ford stand)? www.dennis-carpenter.com
Here's a finished product.
The famed So-Cal Speed Shop belly tank lakester.
Brand new So-Cal Track Roadster.
'32 Ford Roadster "Coyote" by So-Cal (so named for the "Coyote" 5-liter Ford. One just like it could be yours for about $175,000.
ZZ Topper Billy Gibbons introduced the Coyote.
What can you say about a twin-turbo V8 in a Mustang?
And here's that twin-turbo engine.
An incredible Cadillac resto rod.
On the Toyota stand a group of racer built one-offs. This Prius is by Clint Bowyer.
Kyle Busch's "Rowdy Edition" Camry.
Alexis DeJoria's Tundra Off-Road Pre-Runner
Anton Brown's Family Drag Racing Sequoia.
'56 Ford Wagon and its engine (above).
Is this a cool Scion TC or what?
Want a new "old" Powerwagon with a completely updated powertrain (Cummings diesel), suspension and brakes.
Hyundai had a bunch of tuner designed cars. I like this Genesis coupe the best. I asked Hyundai's CEO John Krafcik if they were going to keep the association with "Burn Notice" and get Fiona a new Genesis Coupe. They're not letting that product placement go.
But this Veloster, done in house was pretty awesome.
This was pretty cool, built as a vehicle to get you to the slopes right now.
But I'm not sure about the choice of tires. Wouldn't be my first choice for snow country.
Chrysler had a few (dozen or so) cars from the '50s up to present. Like this Firedome Hemi powered racer.
My sister had a car like this. I rolled it; she was pissed.
This is a fire truck. Beautiful.
A replica of Dario Franchitti's Indy 500 winning car.
One off Acura "Super Car" from the Avengers.
Want a little power? How's 1,500 hp from 650 cubic inches +. It's an all aluminum, billet racing engine from Goodwin Competition Racing Engines. http://goodwincompetition.com
The Lingenfelter stand just before the big reveal.
The brand new L(ingenfelter) TA
With a modern take on the fabled honey-comb wheels.
It's a beauty, very well done indeed. If you want one you better contact Lingenfelter asap - www.lingenfelter.com - but they don't come cheap (good things never do). The base is $40,000 and the top of the line, with a 455 cid engine (Chevy) that makes 650 hp goes for $125,000. And this is on top of a new Camaro that is transformed into the nicest Pontiac going. (GM, can't you bring back Pontiac?)