SEMA can be labeled as the Super Bowl of car shows. Everyone who’s anyone in the custom car world is here. Even though it’s not open to the public, SEMA’s estimated attendance is 60,000. The 2015 show happened from Tuesday, November 3, to Friday November 6. This is the only show where you can find a little of everything, from lowriders to hot rods, from tuner cars to muscle cars, from mini-trucks to lifted ones, and everything in-between. With its vast variety of vehicles, SEMA is the perfect place to get ideas from different car cultures and implement them to ours.
The majority of the lowriders on display were at Axalta’s booths, like Lorenzo Rodriguez’s ’61 Impala convertible and Rudy Sandoval’s LOWRIDER magazine cover car ’73 Ford LTD.
Luis Lemus at House of Pain finished off a ’64 Impala convertible that debuted at this year’s SEMA show. With the help of Phillip Rincon of Phillips Finelines, they were able to create a one-of-a-kind candy paintjob by using Axalta’s Hot Hues lines. Legendary lowrider Sal Sierra displayed his ’36 Ford pickup at Axalta’s indoor booth. The pickup displayed a new Axalta hot hues candy paintjob by Adam Stone of Stone Cold Kustoms.
Traditional lowriders on display were low at SEMA but there were many cars that had lowrider style to them, like the ’60 Cadillac Series 62 at AM Hot Rod Glass’ booth. Kindig it Designs, in Salt Lake City, Utah, built that ’60 Cadillac. The other one was a ’52 Chevy built by Gene Winfield. The modified ’52 had the Winfield signature fade paintjob.
We can’t wait to attend next year’s show and hope to see more lowrider/lowrider-style cars on display.