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SEMA Show 2011

The past couple years you could really see how the economy was affecting the SEMA Show, attendance was still high but the exhibitors’ were a little lacking.

For 2011 we saw a huge change for the better at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Many of you that follow us on Facebook saw we were live posting from the show but there are a few details we couldn’t show you. We started outside and ran right over to the Maxxis booth where we found this black Chevy prerunner. I could definitely see myself driving this even though it’s a Chevy…HaHaHa.

If you have been a fan of desert racing for a long time then you know who made this truck famous, well not exactly this truck itself. This Trophy Truck was built as a tribute to the great desert racer Parnelli Jones’ 2-time winning Bronco in ’71 and ’72. Think about what Jones could have done with 40 years of technology.

Bryce Menzies' Unlimited Pro 2

We got a peak at Bryce Menzies’ new Ram TORC series Unlimited Pro 2 truck.

Rick Johnsons Trophy Truck

Then in the General Tire booth we saw Rick Johnsons Trophy Truck.

King Shocks 4.5 bypass shock

We headed inside to the South Hall where most of the off-road exhibitors were and stopped by King Shocks’ booth and saw this massive 4.5 bypass shock. I think I need a pair on my Ranger.

Close by was the FOX SHOX booth where they were announcing their new line of Performance Series shocks. This was a great move on FOX’s part to introduce a lower price shock with all the quality FOX builds into every shock they manufacture. Inside their booth they brought some eye candy in the form of an F-150 prerunner. This one was built by the infamous Craig Stewart of Stewart Race Works. This model prerunner is his Luxury Raptor Prerunner.

Then we headed to the main hall to see what Ford had up its sleeve. It took forever for the crowd to disperse long enough for me to get a quick shot of this amazing old Bronco with Ford’s new Coyote 5.0 motor neatly tucked inside.

Ram Runner

Dodge had one of their new factory offerings, the Ram Runner. No the Ram Runner was announced before this show but this version seemed new for the show, and if you look to the top left of the picture you can see Rob Mac Cachren’s TORC Series Pro 2.

Johnny Greaves Unlimited Buggy

Johnny Greaves Unlimited Buggy was on hand.

Semi Truck land speed racer

We saw this giant Semi Truck land speed racer with a set of King Shocks on it and had to grab at least one pic.

The bright yellow Class 8000 truck of Macrae Glass inside the KC Hilites booth caught our attention. These new lights you see are KC’s new LZR LEDs housed inside their KC Pods. You can look for a set of these getting on my Ranger in a future episode of FullDroopTV.

Our last stop was at the Bilstein Shocks booth and man did they bring it to this show. This F-150 prerunner was unreal. The fabrication was top notch and on display for everyone to see.

We were so glad to see this year was so much better than last year. It goes to show the off-road community is back to spending some money on their prerunners.

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