There’s no real structure to SEMA. Where conventional motor shows have cars grouped by country, then filtered down by marque and splintered off into models on separate, well signposted and lit stands, at SEMA cars are just drizzled around the various halls in a wonderfully disorganised fashion.
They’re packed in too. The show is so dense its very easy to miss stuff if you haven’t got your eyes peeled. Absolute gems pop out of nowhere which you end up ogling over for far too long.
But there are some cars that take the nuttiness to a whole new level. These are cars that have to be seen to be believed. Creations that make you wonder if you’ve accidentally walked into the wrong wardrobe and into some demented car-based coo-coo land.
Mad engine swaps, a record-breaking high-horsepower log, Rolls-Royce rat rods, 900bhp Winnebagos, suspect GT-Rs and even a chrome Yoda – they’re all here rounded up for your pleasure. So click forth and enter this crazy Narnia at your own risk.
Photos: Rowan Horncastle