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Our 25 Fa­vorite of SEMA 2017


Our 25 fa­vorites of SEMA 2017

You’re never gonna be­lieve what hap­pened at SEMA this year! A whole bunch of in­sanely built C10s showed up. Crazy, right? But se­ri­ously, folks, this year rep­re­sented what could be an all-time high as far as sheer qual­ity and in­no­va­tion are con­cerned. Our pre­vi­ous cover truck, Un­ruly, falls in that cat­e­gory, as does the Tre5 square­body and Cisco Fab hard­top Ta­hoe (don’t call it a Blazer!). Brett Oakes of Sev­ered Ties fame de­cided to re­live his du­alie days and built a gleam­ing red ex­am­ple, com­plete with sleeper shell and stain­less wing!

The TV trucks were out in force as well; a few of our fa­vorites in­clude the Ek­sten­sive Me­tal Works Su­per Duty du­alie (which we fi­nally got a glimpse of dur­ing roll­out), as well as the Diesel Broth­ers C-10, which our good friends at En­gle Bros. Fab­ri­ca­tion helped out on while the cam­eras rolled. The RMD Garage ’58 Apache made an ap­pear­ance in the SCT booth, too.

Of course, there were plenty of late models laid out all over the show floor, in­clud­ing this month’s sub­scriber cover truck, Vanilla Ice, and the award­win­ning Ford Ex­pe­di­tion from CGS Mo­tor­sports. A cou­ple more Su­per Dualies made the show, too. This time from Phat Phabz, prov­ing Jake McKid­die is some kind of truck-build­ing cy­borg—not a mor­tal man!

But what re­ally stood out to us was what we lov­ingly re­fer to as the odd­balls, those awe­some trucks that are on the pe­riph­ery of what you see at SEMA. The bare-me­tal, ra­dial-pow­ered Ply­mouth comes to mind, as does the two-tone Ram­charger we saw out­side in the Toyo Booth, and the killer of them all, the GMC COE in the Flo Air­ride Mfg. booth, fea­tur­ing a full frame by our old friend RBJ, bare me­tal through­out, and a killer art deco box full of Flo prod­ucts.

Check out some of our fa­vorites, and if you want to see the rest—as in ev­ery sin­gle truck from SEMA—head over to truck­

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