The Truth About Cars » SEMA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:00:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » SEMA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com This Is the New Honda Ridgeline, Kinda http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/new-honda-ridgeline-kinda/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/new-honda-ridgeline-kinda/#comments Tue, 03 Nov 2015 20:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1210921 Have you recently wondered, “What would the face of the redesigned Civic look like plastered on a desert-ready racing truck?” Honda has your number. This is the new Ridgeline. Except it’s not. The Japanese automaker announced its return to the Baja 1000 at SEMA on Tuesday and revealed the machine that will carry HPD’s HR35TT race engine — a 550 […]

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Have you recently wondered, “What would the face of the redesigned Civic look like plastered on a desert-ready racing truck?” Honda has your number. This is the new Ridgeline. Except it’s not. The Japanese automaker announced its return to the Baja 1000 at SEMA on Tuesday and revealed the machine that will carry HPD’s HR35TT race engine — a 550 […]

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Let There Be Light: Mazda Shows Specialty MX5s at SEMA Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/let-light-mazda-shows-specialty-mx5s-sema-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/let-light-mazda-shows-specialty-mx5s-sema-show/#comments Thu, 29 Oct 2015 14:30:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1207857 Mazda will show two different concepts of its lightweight convertible next month at the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas. The first, a Speedster concept of the MX-5 Miata is a lightweight version of the two-door, two-seater that, among other things, dumps the windshield in favor of a deflector and hopefully looks like a damn Bocar XP-5. The […]

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Mazda will show two different concepts of its lightweight convertible next month at the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas. The first, a Speedster concept of the MX-5 Miata is a lightweight version of the two-door, two-seater that, among other things, dumps the windshield in favor of a deflector and hopefully looks like a damn Bocar XP-5. The […]

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We Can’t Rent This Camry, But Maybe We Can Track It http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/cant-rent-camry-maybe-can-track/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/cant-rent-camry-maybe-can-track/#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:48:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=940617 TTAC’s authorial corps have been the lone contrarian element in their praise for the Toyota Camry – but not even Jack Baruth could have imagined a Camry XSE like the one that debuted at the SEMA show. The “Camry” seen here is little more than a tube-framed dragster with the V8 engine and driveline out […]

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TTAC’s authorial corps have been the lone contrarian element in their praise for the Toyota Camry – but not even Jack Baruth could have imagined a Camry XSE like the one that debuted at the SEMA show. The “Camry” seen here is little more than a tube-framed dragster with the V8 engine and driveline out […]

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We’re Sending Someone to PRI. What Do You Want To Know? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/were-sending-someone-to-pri-what-do-you-want-to-know/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/were-sending-someone-to-pri-what-do-you-want-to-know/#comments Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:30:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=677002 While TTAC typically covers at least three of the major US auto shows and a couple foreign ones, usually by proxy in the latter cases, we have never formally sent anyone to SEMA or PRI. This is changing for 2013, courtesy of NASA racer and Great Lakes Region Instructor Of The Year, Melissa Davis, who […]

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While TTAC typically covers at least three of the major US auto shows and a couple foreign ones, usually by proxy in the latter cases, we have never formally sent anyone to SEMA or PRI. This is changing for 2013, courtesy of NASA racer and Great Lakes Region Instructor Of The Year, Melissa Davis, who […]

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TTAC Author Gets Schooled: Tries Again http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/ttac-author-gets-schooled-tries-again/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/ttac-author-gets-schooled-tries-again/#comments Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:47:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=651306 Earlier this week I wrote a little article about the SEMA show and those weird little auto add-ons that so many people choose to stick all over their otherwise decent looking rides. In it, I contrasted performance add-ons with “auto accessories” and tried to poke a little fun at those plastic chrome doo-dads and the […]

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Earlier this week I wrote a little article about the SEMA show and those weird little auto add-ons that so many people choose to stick all over their otherwise decent looking rides. In it, I contrasted performance add-ons with “auto accessories” and tried to poke a little fun at those plastic chrome doo-dads and the […]

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Plain Jane to Bling Queen Courtesy of SEMA and the Miracle of Plastic Chrome http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/plain-jane-to-bling-queen-courtesy-of-sema-and-the-miracle-of-plastic-chrome/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/plain-jane-to-bling-queen-courtesy-of-sema-and-the-miracle-of-plastic-chrome/#comments Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:29:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=649130 I hear the SEMA show was last week. You know the SEMA show, right? It’s that important aftermarket manufacturers’ show held each autumn in Las Vegas where various companies try to pitch their products to customizers and retailers. Like all good automotive trade shows, SEMA features hundreds of companies and dozens upon dozens of custom […]

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I hear the SEMA show was last week. You know the SEMA show, right? It’s that important aftermarket manufacturers’ show held each autumn in Las Vegas where various companies try to pitch their products to customizers and retailers. Like all good automotive trade shows, SEMA features hundreds of companies and dozens upon dozens of custom […]

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Toyota’s Retro FJ Cruiser to Become History in 2014 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/toyotas-retro-fj-cruiser-to-become-history-in-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/toyotas-retro-fj-cruiser-to-become-history-in-2014/#comments Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=644650 With every mountain climbed, every river crossed, and every supermarket parking lot conquered since its showroom debut in 2006, the Toyota FJ Cruiser prepares to retire to the countryside in 2014. The retromodern SUV — based upon the bones of the venerable Land Cruiser and the looks of the FJ40 — took one final bow […]

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With every mountain climbed, every river crossed, and every supermarket parking lot conquered since its showroom debut in 2006, the Toyota FJ Cruiser prepares to retire to the countryside in 2014. The retromodern SUV — based upon the bones of the venerable Land Cruiser and the looks of the FJ40 — took one final bow […]

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Stillen Will Sell Scion FR-S Body Kit Designed By Contest Winner – Should GM Bring Back the Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/stillen-will-sell-scion-fr-s-body-kit-designed-by-contest-winner-should-gm-bring-back-the-fisher-body-craftsmans-guild/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/stillen-will-sell-scion-fr-s-body-kit-designed-by-contest-winner-should-gm-bring-back-the-fisher-body-craftsmans-guild/#comments Sun, 22 Jul 2012 16:27:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=453590 Former Nissan racer Steve Millen’s aftermarket performance company Stillen is running a contest involving Facebook. Amateur designers can style the company’s body kit that will accompany Stillen’s performance toys for the Scion FR-S. The winner will get to attend SEMA this November, when the body kit will have its first public display. When I saw […]

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Former Nissan racer Steve Millen’s aftermarket performance company Stillen is running a contest involving Facebook. Amateur designers can style the company’s body kit that will accompany Stillen’s performance toys for the Scion FR-S. The winner will get to attend SEMA this November, when the body kit will have its first public display. When I saw […]

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More Sexist Car-Related Claptrap. Have They No Shame? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/more-sexist-car-related-claptrap-have-they-no-shame/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/more-sexist-car-related-claptrap-have-they-no-shame/#comments Thu, 12 Nov 2009 18:45:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=333712 Sexy+Training-+Auto+Supermarket+Hot+Parts+Video+(E Sex sells. Or does it? I’ve long argued that sex actually gets in the way of selling cars. Who can think about cars when they’re thinking about sex? Sure, the blog posts on The Babes of SEMEN—I mean SEMA get eight billion hits. But so what? Does a pretty face and a pneumatic chest […]

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Sexy+Training-+Auto+Supermarket+Hot+Parts+Video+(E Sex sells. Or does it? I’ve long argued that sex actually gets in the way of selling cars. Who can think about cars when they’re thinking about sex? Sure, the blog posts on The Babes of SEMEN—I mean SEMA get eight billion hits. But so what? Does a pretty face and a pneumatic chest […]

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