Gumball Machine Inventor Recreates Mustang Mach III Concept For SEMA

You can't make this SEMA » 11/06/08 12:00pm 11/06/08 12:00pm stuff up sometimes. The guy who invented the big red gumball machine with the globe of gumballs at the top and the spiral ramp down the stand? Yeah, he's decided to try his hand at custom cars, producing a somewhat-faithful recreation of the 1993 Ford Mustang Mach III concept. The car is based …

Volkswagen CC Eco Performance Concept Bows At SEMA

Following the example of the RKSport Hyundai Genesis Sedan » 11/05/08 6:00pm 11/05/08 6:00pm, the Eco Performance Concept is debuting at without super-gaudy bodywork, dizziness-inducing interior and a paint job that would make Zsa Zsa Gabor blush. The car features a 2.0-liter TSI inline-four with a three-stage turbo from APR, but you can select how…

Toyota Tundra Dually Returns To SEMA With Monster Diesel Mill

Toyota Tundra Dually concept debuted at the 2007 SEMA » 11/05/08 2:30pm 11/05/08 2:30pm show but returns for an encore with its Hino heavy truck inline-six diesel engine normally used in a 35,000 lb beasts, an Eaton five-speed manual transmission and a matching Hino rear end, and you've got a truck beefy enough to drag the entire SEMA show around. We …

"Big Daddy" Don Garlits' Dodge Challenger Drag Pack At SEMA

"Big Daddy" Don Garlits is kind of a big deal when it comes to drag racing, having birthed the rear-engine top fuel dragster, and being the first in the NHRA to cross the quarter-mile lights at 170, 180, 200, 240, 250, 260, and 270 MPH, so when he buys a Dodge Challenger Drag Pack » 11/05/08 1:20pm 11/05/08 1:20pm, you know it's got to be good. This…

Toyota Brings A Ducati To SEMA Via Big Red Custom Tundra

Toyota apparently wanted a little of that Italian passion mixed into its Toyota Tundra » 11/05/08 12:00pm 11/05/08 12:00pm crew cab for . Engineers stretched the frame and dropped on an awesome 6.5-foot bed set-up with all kinds of storage for track day support, then slathered the whole thing in red paint. The truck actually looks pretty darn slick in…

RKSport Hyundai Genesis Smacks SEMA With Heavy Hand Of Awesomness

We told you about the speedy Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai Genesis Coupe » 11/05/08 10:00am 11/05/08 10:00am, but what about that Hyundai Genesis in the unveil video? That was the 460 HP, supercharged, 4.6 liter V8-powered with experimental cylinder deactivating. The IHI screw-type supercharger provides 11 pounds of additional intake pressure and helps…

Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai Genesis Coupe Unveiled At SEMA

Click to view » 11/04/08 7:20pm 11/04/08 7:20pmThe cloth has dropped at on a that doesn't quite look like it did in the original rendered concept. The fortified and honest to goodness "Art Of Speed" race car made from the guts of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe is stripped of all the superfluous interior amenities and upgraded with an eight point safety…

Branew Nissan GT-R Is All Show And No More Go For SEMA

The new Nissan GT-R » 11/04/08 4:40pm 11/04/08 4:40pm is just to modify for performance, what with the tricky, and the already performance. That's why Japanese tuners Branew brought their Branew GT-R to SEMA with only appearance upgrades. The car gets a revised front clip, side skirts, massive 23 inch wheels, a triple-tipped exhaust outlet,…

Tunerized SEMA Prius Makes Us Weep For Humanity

There's no good excuse for this customized Toyota Prius muddying up the floor at SEMA » 11/04/08 3:20pm 11/04/08 3:20pm, and we couldn't love hating it more. Why the engine-turned light covers? The scissor doors? The triple-blade-razor inspired hood? We're not even going to get going on the paint job choice, interior fit-and-finish and those glorious…

ECTO-1 Gets A Sound System Upgrade In Time For SEMA

In conjunction with the upcoming 25th anniversary release of the greatest ghost-hunting comedy ever, Ghostbusters » 11/04/08 12:45pm 11/04/08 12:45pm, Sony has outfitted the original, fully restored ECTO-1 with an extensive Sony entertainment system packed with all manner of gadgets for . The classic Cadillac ambulance features Sony Xplod subwoofers, a…

VW Tiguan Performance Concept To Debut At SEMA

Now here's something interesting coming from the Wolfsburg crew: The VW Tiguan » 11/04/08 12:00pm 11/04/08 12:00pm Performance Concept set to debut at . The details are thin so far, but the tiniest SUV from the people's brand gets a three-stage turbo pushing output up to 312 HP and 319 lb-ft of torque to go along with the upgraded Dakar-style body work. …

2008 Cobra Jet Mustang Brings The Noise At SEMA

In addition to the Raptor pickup » 11/04/08 10:50am 11/04/08 10:50am, Ford will be unveiling its latest purpose-built drag racer, the 2008 Mustang Cobra Jet. The Cobra Jet, also known as the FR500CJ, is an attempt by the Dearborn, MI-based automaker to expand its offerings of racing pony cars. The Cobra Jet gets a beefed up 5.4-liter V8 with a cold air…

TLC Goes To SEMA With A Trio Of Upgraded ICON Toyota FJs

Back before they became the enormous and bloated choice of bugeye sunglass-wearing urban white trash, Toyota FJ Cruisers were compact, capable off-roading machines. We told you about TLC's plans build up some of their old-looking new trucks with a trio of FJ's » 11/04/08 9:00am 11/04/08 9:00am for the floor of . They already build an FH40 version, but …

Widebody Challengers From Classic Design Concepts Debuting at SEMA

Here's some hotness bound for the endless halls of SEMA » 11/03/08 3:20pm 11/03/08 3:20pm — a pair of heavily massaged widebody s by Classic Design Concepts. Outside, the s get shaker hoods, a very snazzy wire mesh grille, and extra wide composite fenders which are particularly slick in the back, presenting a bulged-out version of the famous billboard …

Chevy Hits SEMA With Four Camaro Concepts And A Load Of Accessories

In case you haven't seen the 2010 Chevy Camaro » 11/03/08 1:30pm 11/03/08 1:30pm enough yet, GM is bringing four concept Camaros to this week, some of them actually interesting. The lineup includes the Camaro LS7 Concept (guess what that one's got under the hood), Camaro Dale Earnhardt Jr. Concept (yeah, we figured), Camaro Black Concept and the…

80 MPG 400 HP '87 Mustang X Prize Contestant Heading To SEMA

When Doug Pelmear and his notchback Ford Mustang nearly broke the internet with his claims of some magical engine tinkering returning 110 MPGe (80 MPG) — while making 400 HP — we were skeptical to say the least. That "MPGe" figure is there because the car runs on ethanol, so the extra "e" on the end signifies the energy… » 10/30/08 10:30am 10/30/08 10:30am

Ford, PML Flightlink Hauling Plug-in Hybrid F-150 Pickup To SEMA

PML and Ford have been palling around for a while now, most recently to develop the Volvo Recharge C30 concept » 10/24/08 4:10pm 10/24/08 4:10pm. Now they've gone in on an in-wheel electric drive plug-in hybrid concept coming to . The in-wheel motors are a clever brushed pancake design that act as a part of the wheel and not just another add-in part. …

Galpin Scythe Condenses SEMA Into Giant Purple Caricature

The Galpin Scythe started life as a Ford Mustang » 10/22/08 5:01pm 10/22/08 5:01pm, but as you can see, it has since taken another road. The car made a private debut recently and will get a full-on public unveiling at , but it may cause a singularity in the space-SEMA continuum. See, the Scythe is the inevitable distillation of all SEMA show cars:…