SEMA 2008’s Best and Coolest Cars

The 2008 edition of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas has come and gone. But this year’s show featured some pretty remarkable exhibits that had enthusiasts buzzing. The SEMA Show is nothing less than the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world.

But what sets it apart from the traditional auto shows such as the ones in Paris, Geneva or Frankfurt, is the amazing display of creativity, innovation and vision. Here are some of the best rigs from SEMA 2008:


Meet Eleanor – Jason Engle of Classic Recreations built a new version of Eleanor, the 1967 Mustang from the cult classic 1974 smash’em up movie ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’. This $139,000 Mustang is built entirely from new parts and can safely run at 171 mph. This is much faster than the original Eleanor.



Blazing Hot Plymouth ‘Cuda – This Chip Foose ‘Cude featured dramatic coloring and tasteful detailing.



Camaro GS Racer – Inspired by the iconic blue-and-yellow car raced by Mark Donohue in the 1969 Trans-Am series, the Camaro GS Racer is bound to be a huge favorite of any car racing enthusiast.



1951 Mercury – With its trick flame design and old-school detailing, the 1951 Mercury is an instant hit. It boasts of custom touches such as lakes pipes, full wheel covers, and spotlights on the windshield poss.