Words by Jeff C., CarShowz.com | Coverage by Rob W., CarShowz.com
SEMA Show 2022 Recap & Coverage – We do not want to start off this article by mentioning the “C word”, however, stating the obvious it has had a major affect on the automotive aftermarket community over the past couple of years. With the dreaded supply chain issues, inflation and people working mostly from home, we knew going into the 2022 event the SEMA Show would be affected in one capacity or another.
There were a ton of rumors leading up to the event with major manufacturers pulling out of the 2022 SEMA Show; such as Ford, GM and Hyundai, but Toyota, Honda, Lexus, Volkswagen, Nissan, and Mopar remained*. SEMA Show management announced that the 2022 Show was on pace to be 25% larger than 2021. When the show opened November 1, more than 1,850 exhibitors filled the entire Las Vegas Convention Center** with unique custom vehicles, product innovations and lifestyle trends. The vendors, manufacturers, custom vehicles, products and foot traffic did not seem to slow down the event at all.
The event is packed with many activities for attendees that gives them an opportunity to connect with nearly 300 companies that are making this their first SEMA Show. In addition to the above mentioned, there was special attractions, industry celebrities, thousands of new products, technical and career-building seminars, driving and drift demos, the SEMA Cruise and more are available to all attendees and only found at the SEMA Show.
2022 SEMA BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS CHAMPION
We would like to take this opportunity before we start diving into the coverage to congratulate the 2022 SEMA Battle of the Builders Champions, The Ring Brothers with their 1948 Chevy Loadmaster!
Displayed in the Mother’s booth (22357), here are the build 1948 specifications:
This original-cab 1948 chevrolet loadmaster is the result of 2,500 design-engineering hours and 8,600 construction hours. The vehicle is chopped 4 in., narrowed 4 in., lengthened 2 in., and wedge cut 2-4 in. Through the cab. Carbon features include a two-piece clamshell hood, belly pan, diffusers, doors, bed sides, spoiler, brake ducts, side air intakes, fan shrouds, door panels, dash, seats, torque tube, headliner and seats. The pickup further boasts an open-wheel design, porsche 911 pin drive and hre wheels wrapped in 18-in. Race slicks, front and rear. The ahlman engineering-designed chassis incorporates a roadster shop cantilevered independent suspension front and rear, a corvette tube-transaxle 480ls transmission, ohlin shocks and brembo brakes. Good for 1,000 hp on race gas, the 510ci todd goodwin engine boasts a kinsler fuel-injection eight stack, custom ss headers, titanium side exhaust and a “ton of machined parts.”
Congratulations to the top 4 finalists of the 2022 SEMA Battle of the Builders. You can check out more at: http://www.semabotb.com/
Let’s dive into the SEMA 2022 show coverage. Rob Walko attended the event and spent the four days out in Las Vegas covering miles of indoor and outdoor of the show grounds. The below gallery covers the custom cars of SEMA 2022 and follow-on coverage will include trucks, lowriders and minitrucks as well as cover a portion of the electric vehicles (EVs) of SEMA, the future.
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Rob Walko joined CarShowz in 2019 as a Contributing Photographer to cover local events in the Mid-Atlantic area. Rob has since established himself as a well-rounded Photographer with his unique style and enjoys attending events throughout the Mid-Atlantic region in his convertible Ford Mustang.