Car modifiers find EPA emission rules a useful whipping boy, politically

Car modifiers find EPA emission rules a useful whipping boy, politically

Medium- and heavy-duty trucks aren't used for racing very often. But that hasn't stopped an aftermarket-industry group from using recently-passed emissions standards for large trucks to lobby for legislation covering cars that are modified and raced. The Specialty Equipment Marketing Association... read more

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Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec 2012 SEMA concept

Small Cars Are Big At SEMA

Today is the opening day for the Specialty Equipment Market Association's (SEMA) main event, which takes place annually in the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The... read more October 30, 2012 by 0

2012 Toyota Prius

NASCAR Star Builds Racing Prius In Toyota Charity Challenge

Think of the high-gas mileage Toyota Prius, and you’re unlikely to make the jump to the high-octane, big-buck world of NASCAR racing. But thanks to the $50,000 charity... read more August 31, 2012 by 4

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid customized by M&J Enterprises in Phillips Ranch, California

Green Can Be Cool: Customized 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Show Car

Slowly, ever so slowly, the image of green cars is expanding beyond tiny tin-box hatchbacks and nerdy Toyota Prius hybrids to encompass a broader spectrum of the car scene... read more February 18, 2011 by 1

2010 SEMA: Honda CR-Z show car live photos

How Does A 533 HP 2011 Honda CR-Z Sound?

Really, asking how a 533 HP 2011 Honda CR-Z sounds is a bit of a trick question because before you can answer you have to ask if it is going for economy or speed... read more November 15, 2010 by 2

Kia Forte Hybrid Concept

Kia Teases 2012 Forte Hybrid Concept at SEMA Custom Show

One of the joys of the huge, splashy, raucous SEMA show in Las Vegas is seeing what manufacturers toss up in the air to show off. Kia brought several customized cars, one of... read more November 3, 2010 by 0

2010 SEMA Show: The Squid Scion xB byThe Salty Dogs live photos

Scion Keeps Its Custom Reputation With Squid Themed xB

Back in August went out to Las Vegas for a day of fun with the all-new 2011 Scion tC and for those who missed the article, it is a pretty nice ride. Well... read more November 2, 2010 by 1

Urbee Hybrid

Urbee Hybrid Is World’s First 3D Printed Car

This week’s 2010 Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas won’t be home to just ridiculously modified muscle cars and pickup trucks, this... read more November 2, 2010 by 2

Toyota Prius G Sports Concept, 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon

Toyota in Japan Gets Into The Prius Hybrid Bodykit Business

The Japanese auto show known as the Tokyo Auto Salon is full of as many customized cars--and just as much weirdness--as its domestic counterpart, the massive SEMA show in Las... read more January 15, 2010 by 3

Toyota Prius EV-Mode button kit

Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Accessories For Your Toyota Prius

The huge SEMA show, mecca of car modifications from awful to awesome, now attracts even manufacturers, who commission custom versions of production cars in hopes that hotness... read more December 10, 2009 by 5

2010 Toyota Prius Aerius Aemulus show car, 2009 SEMA show

Toyota Goes Wild on Custom Prius Models For Charity

The annual event known as "SEMA" (for Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Assocation) has grown from its simple trade show origins into a global extravaganza bigger than most... read more November 6, 2009 by 1

Toyota Surfrider Camry Hybrid CNG displayed at 2009 SEMA Show

Is Toyota Planning To Build a Camry CNG Hybrid?

If you've followed any of the news coming out of the 2009 SEMA Show, the mecca for modified cars, you may have seen that Toyota's display included a modified version of the... read more November 3, 2009 by 3

FVT eVaro Front Quarter

eVaro Plug-In Hybrid Points North

A lot has changed since a group of forward thinking Canadians set up shop at SEMA in 2006 to raise money for the electric super car of the future. First off, their company's... read more August 3, 2009 by 3


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