OEM Plus (and then some)
One thing we’ve always loved about public opinion across the pond, is that modifying cars seems to be more accepted than anywhere else in the world. In the USA you could almost call it mainstream, messing about with cars is something that spans the generations, it really is a way of life for all ages and people from all walks of life. What this means is that, instead of shying away from people changing up their motors, the OEM manufacturers actually embrace it. They kind of have to, especially as they all want to be at SEMA to promote their ranges!
Kia, Honda and Toyota all laid on top displays this year but, once again, it was Ford that led the way. What these guys do is almost unbelievable. They not only put together a load of modified SEMA Editions themselves, but they invite some of the world’s best builders to get involved too. That way you get to see cars like an immaculate Shelby GT500CR from Classic Recreations and Speedkore’s bonkers Shelby GT350R Carbon Fiber Edition, sat right next to an RS200 rally car and a stunning 1960 Starliner. Epic stuff!