Mod your ride at the SEMA show
Pretty lights at SEMA
The annual SEMA show in Las Vegas showcases some of the hottest and newest automotive specialty products available today. Take a look at some of the most interesting products we found to soup up your ride. Here, with the Fantasma OWL on-wheel lighting system, your rims can turn into moving skulls, superheros or even unicorns (if that's your thing).
Espresso Veloce machine
Talk about high octane. This engine-shaped espresso machine by Veloce contains real automotive materials like aluminum, magnesium and titanium -- guaranteed to get your engine running in the morning.
Is your radar detector, GPS device and iPhone cluttering up your dash? The new SmartNav 5 is a rearview mirror that integrates all three devices into one app-based display. It also can record your driving for insurance purposes and for the occasional meteor flare. Designed for quick installation, this new rearview mirror has never been more useful.
KW North America makes racing-quality suspension systems designed for every style of driving and most makes and models. While you're trying to add more horsepower to your engine, don't skimp on the suspension to get all the performance out of your modded engine.
Mickey Thompson anniversary
The company founded by the late legendary drag racer and automotive designer Mickey Thompson celebrated 50 years in business at this year's SEMA show. Its display featured a Ford F-150 Brian Deegan 38 project truck featuring new 35-inch Deegan 38 tires, and an impressive assortment of Metal Mulisha accessories.
Lexani wheels and rims
If you're into flashy cars, then you're probably a fan of rims. Lexani wheels offer customer customization fitting just about every ride and style. Here, Lexani displays some of the more noticeable paint schemes for the 2013 Lexani Forged rims.
Shocks and struts
Indiana-based RideTech designs and welds most of its own shocks, struts and suspension packs in-house. Hot-rodders themselves, they say they can fit just about any car to get the most out of your ride.
2014 Ford Fiesta
Ken Block's Ford Fiesta might be the best-known modified version of the American car manufacturer's entry into the street ride market. But this 2014 modified Fiesta by COBB Tuning was an eye-catcher in the middle of Ford's SEMA display.
Proform Parts wowed last year's SEMA show with its "King of Bling" small block Chevy engine adorned with 13,000 Swarovski crystals. This year it added a 24-karat gold-plated Chevy engine and a pink Chevy Performance ZZ383 crate engine to be given away to charity.
Want to go faster? Look no further than Turbonetics turbochargers. Since 1978, Turbonetics has been a leading source for OEM and aftermarket forced induction systems and components. These turbochargers can support 100 HP to 2,000 HP with a single unit, allowing for delivery of working prototypes within weeks rather than months. They put the "hot" in hot rods.
Plastic Car Bubble
After hours of work to get your car shiny and new, the last thing you want is to find spots or scratches on your paint job. Protect your ride by putting it in a plastic bubble. The CarCapsule deflates to be compact enough to stay out of the way in your trunk and can inflate to fit almost any car or SUV.