Every year in November, the Specialty Equipment Market Association hosts a trade show out in the desert. You know it as the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Held in the sprawling square footage of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the SEMA Show is where just about every automotive aftermarket company and supplier comes to share its wares. About 1,500 new products debut there each year, and even automakers brave the crowds to show off their most wild and custom concept and performance vehicles.

Despite being a trade-only event and technically not open to the public, we've included it on The List because so many enthusiasts have told us they want to attend and, based on our experience, many of them find a way in. We got Jessi and Patrick passes for this past year's SEMA Show to experience the chaos, and they filed this report.

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      Mr. ROBoto
      • 3 Years Ago
      I, by total luck, found myself in Vegas on my way back from my Route 66 trip during the last couple days of SEMA. I had always wanted to go, but never had the chance. I partied with some mini-truckers and some old racers the night before. They told me it was near-impossible to get in. Hung-over as hell the next day, I ventured over to the convention center. I had to park a couple of miles away and walk in the rain. Lucky for me, I happened to ask the right person at the gate (who will remain anonymous) if they were going back into the show. He threw me his credentials and I was in. I was able to spend a couple hours inside before the show let out, and watch the parade after. The exhaust and noise of the parade was horrible for my hang-over, but it totally worth it. It was amazing, I finally got to see a rally-fighter in person. I was able to check off two of my bucket-list items in one trip!
      dbtg
      • 3 Years Ago
      OK so where is the frackin article that drew me here about the fast car?
      metusmetu
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think Chrysler needs to take a look at that 4dr. Jeep Pick-up, and put it in their line-up!! I know I would be first in line to buy one if they started producing them! Don't need that big V-8 though, they need to bring back the 4.0 in-line 6 cyl., or dropping a nice 5 cyl. Diesel in there would make it PERFECT! Maybe later they could work on bringing out a 3/4 ton version! How 'bout it Chrysler?! Time to get your ACT together with the JEEP PICK-UP!!
      mylexicon
      • 3 Years Ago
      Better than I thought it was going to be. You can tell these guys are from the old school, not much coverage of the electronic insanity going on at SEMA. The glitter spray on that Suzuki was hawt!
      Corvette9
      • 3 Years Ago
      They're actually getting better at this. I remember one of the first episodes and it was a little dull in character. Any petrol head will enjoy this show and see past the hosts' inexperience and appreciate everything else.
        Xedicon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Corvette9
        Yeah the first episode was rough - really rough actually. They're clearly getting better and more comfortable with the show and I'm rather enjoying them myself! :)
      aar0tc
      • 3 Years Ago
      What kinda LEASH is she wearing ? ? I need one of those for my wife ! ! Otherwise, not too interesting ~~
      emlavelle
      • 3 Years Ago
      Calling that thing the fastest "car" is a serious misuse of the term. It is a vehicle of some type because it can carry something (a person), but by using the term "car" in this manner an 18-wheeler could be called a "car" with the same accuracy. This thing is a land-based wheeled vehicle that goes very fast.
        metusmetu
        • 3 Years Ago
        @emlavelle
        I guess there's four wheels in there somewhere along with a motor, I guess that's why they can call it a car. They were shooting for the "fastest car" on land, not the "land speed record". Think they would need a Jet Engine for that.
      Eddie
      • 3 Years Ago
      Still takes brass ones to drive it.
      jmzbzle
      • 3 Years Ago
      Went straight to the 3:10 mark...would rather have seen 20 second clip of the car actually going fast...like the headline insenuated (sp?)
      cforl
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why are all AOL Vlog hosts THE WORST????
        omgcool
        • 3 Years Ago
        @cforl
        This is the only one I've watched so far, but what's wrong with them? I was entertained..
      Elmo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is Jessie Colmbs going bald? I guess she still has that tight little bod going for her
        Xedicon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Elmo
        What on earth makes you say that? She looks like she has long blonde hair to me. Also there's better ways to say she's an attractive woman, no need to be crude about it.
      omgcool
      • 3 Years Ago
      That Jeep is pretty awesome. Good choice.
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