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Looking back at SEMA 2016

22 Dec 2016 Global

Looking back at SEMA 2016

Reflecting on the weird and wonderful that was SEMA 2016.

EARLIER this year we crossed the Pacific and headed to Las Vegas for the 2016 SEMA Show.

Tagging along on the trip was snapper Cristian Brunelli, who took a heap of photos in an attempt to capture how massive and wild this annual event is.

The photos don’t really do SEMA justice, as it is more and wild and wonderful than anything you could ever imagine. Just the pure size of the 4x4 and off-road hall is bigger than any Australian indoor car show!

SEMA is the place for auto manufacturers to show off their wares. 2500 exhibiting companies filled the halls in 2016, with 60,000 international buyers poring over the creations. On top of that, more than 150,000 people attended across the four days of the event.

Check out these image galleries to get a taste of the action.

1. Gallery SEMA 2016 in photos: Part 1
2. Gallery SEMA 2016 in photos: Part 2
3. Gallery SEMA 2016 in photos: Part 3
4. Gallery SEMA 2016 in photos: Part 4

We also put together this quick two-minute video featuring some of SEMA 2016’s best bits. As Matt explained in the video: “The SEMA Show is huge, unbelievably huge – the halls, the trucks, the new products!”

The video showcases a bunch of JK Wranglers – once again the most popular vehicle at SEMA. There were Jeeps of all shapes and sizes scattered throughout the halls.

There was even an all-electric JK stealing plenty of attention. We found the one-of-a-kind Jeep at the Poison Spyder/Pro Comp stand.

“We removed the original engine and transmission and replaced it with a permanent AC motor similar to a Tesla,” explained Ted Moncure from Pro Comp.

We also had time to swing past ARB’s stand to check out its new 60-litre stainless-steel fridge.

SEMA 2017 will take place from October 31 until November 3. Until then, enjoy our pics and vids that capture all of the action of 2016’s incredible event.