Saturday, November 8, 2008


I have been in Vegas since Wednesday for Automotive Repair Week. Has been very busy, dinner with BASF on Wednesday night. Almost all day Thursday was spent at the NACE Trade Show which is all about auto body repair equipment. Thursday night was a party at House of Blues put on by Enterprise Rent a Car. Then me and my counter part from St Louis headed out on the town, ending up at Coyote Ugly at New York New York till almost 2am. What a fun place!! Not even standing room it is so packed.

Friday was spent at the SEMA Show. This is "THE SHOW" for anything automotive. Though it was obvious attendance was down. This is all about specialty equipment, oems, pretty much anything automotive or custom. Guess you could say its a lot of bling bling. Can't say how many miles it covers in the convention center and outside. It is dominated by west coast people that's for sure. If you love cars this is the show, which the general public can't get in unless your in the business. I do have to give a thumbs up for ESPN Sports Zone at New York New York. Best food, best service I have had in Vegas.

We stayed at the Hampton Inn Tropicana which is off the strip but a nice hotel. Not in the best neighborhood but within walking distance of the strip which we did. I don't know yet how many miles of walking I did but it has to be at least 30. Hope I can count that as training miles!!

Here are some pics from Vegas and the SEMA show. I am off to catch a plane back to Little Rock!

Whats Vegas without the fountains at Belagio

Just a view

New Dodge Truck

Chrome Paint

Big ass truck!! And people buy these to drive around.

My next Ford Truck-The Raptor

You can't buy this on the showroom yet, totally custom

This is a Pontiac, like an El Camino

Black Camaro

Yellow Camaro Custom

One of my favorites- new "Cuda"

Another BIG truck - flat paint color is in

Totally Show SSR - everything opens to music


Susan said...

Fancy cars!

gabsatrucker said...

Oh wow!! I am envious of you getting to see all these cool cars and trucks in Vegas. Bet you had a blast.

ShirleyPerly said...

Ooh, I haven't been to a car show in a long time. That last one is a hoot!