The SEMA Show, one of the world’s largest car festivals, was held in Las Vegas from November 1 to 4 local time. It is a trade show for “aftermarket products,” such as modified parts and repair supplies, and has a long tradition that began in 1967 and continues to this day.
The U.S. aftermarket market has rapidly expanded from $31.8 billion (about 4.6 trillion yen) to $50.9 billion (7.4 trillion yen) over the past 15 years. This event has also scaled up since last year. About 2,000 companies exhibited on a vast site totaling 500,000 m2 (about 10 times the size of the Tokyo Dome), both indoors and outdoors. Each venue is connected by an underground tunnel, with a dedicated Tesla shuttle service. During the event, a variety of exhibitions and events were held, attracting more than 150,000 visitors over the four days,” said Juan Torres, public relations manager.
Among the most popular exhibits were monster machines modified with the latest parts from various companies. The third photo shows a vehicle with tires converted to caterpillars to enable driving on snow-covered roads, and the fourth photo shows a pickup truck with 50 speakers mounted on the back of the truck. The event was enlivened by the beautiful female companions who participated in the event.
On the final day, a powerful exit parade was held with more than 1,000 vehicles participating. Visitors were intoxicated by the “Festival of Modified Cars,” which ended in a frenzy.