Autoblog Kicks SEMA Ass and Forgets to Name Names

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

It’s not every day that our friends over at Autoblog rip someone, anyone, a new NSFW. In fact, have they ever done it? Well, now they have. “ SEMA 2009 Worst of Show: This Car Stinks” tears into a modded Dodge Charger with scissor doors like nothing I’ve ever read on the Gray Lady of autoblogs. “The why and the how of this particular example of aftermarket hubris and wretched, mindless – and let’s not forget pointless – excess don’t really matter now, as the poor thing will spend the next 15 years quietly rotting in the side yard of some shop in Joliet, Illinois waiting to either shrug off this mortal coil or get turned into a fine LeMons car right around 2025 – whichever comes first.” Looks like Mr. Lieberman is channeling his inner TTAC. Oh wait; he cut his teeth on this very website. So, to thine own TTAC be true? Yes, BUT—who built the cat piss special? On this point, Mr. Lieberman and/or his editors are not-so-surprisingly silent. So I turn to our Best and Brightest to answer two simple questions. First, why is this car any worse than the other abominations cluttering the SEMA ho’ down? Second, who done done it?

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  • Psarhjinian Psarhjinian on Nov 09, 2009

    By SEMA standards this isn't really that bad. Mind you, SEMA's "bad" runs the gamut from "mediocre" to "hideous" to "so bad it approaches awesome from the other side" This is is solidly in the first category.

  • Dimwit Dimwit on Nov 09, 2009

    This isn't the scary part... it's that there's someone out there that says "Hmmmm, that's pretty good, just not xtreme enuf®, I can fix that!"

  • Ronnie Schreiber Ronnie Schreiber on Nov 09, 2009
    First, why is this car any worse than the other abominations cluttering the SEMA ho’ down? I think Lieberman made it clear in the post that it was the car's odor of synthetic cat urine that put it in a class by itself.
  • V6 V6 on Nov 10, 2009

    well for one thing the fit of the kit was awful. the panel gaps are huge and there was one pic of the right front wheel i think, where the wheel was clearly a lot closer to the rear of the wheel arch than the front, it wasn't centered at all and that is one bad look