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    SEMA 2007: Neff takes the Continental Tire XBOX Challenge

    The SEMA show is a labor of love in that it takes a lot of hard work to cover it properly, but there are few places on earth we'd rather be. While we often spend 10-12 hours on the show floor looking for the best (and worst) vehicles to post on Autoblog, sometimes we also get the chance to have a ...

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    SEMA 2007: DeTomaso Pantera, served shiny and black. Yum

    click above image to view more high-res live shots of this perfect Pantera Hi-Lustre had a really black, really shiny 1973 DeTomaso Pantera on display at this year's 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. It's a car that takes us back to wild and wacky days when Bricklins, Bertones and DeLoreans were much ...

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    SEMA 2007: Novitec Ferrari 599 is just right

    click above image to view high-res pics of the Novitech Ferrari 599 The South Hall at SEMA is ridiculously packed. Our suspicion is that it has something to do with that hall hosting the rim and tire makers and tuned up rides and models, as opposed to smaller fare like air cleaners. But that's ...

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    SEMA 2007: Orange you glad we saw a Gemballa Mirage GT

    click above image to view more pics of this bright orange Gemballa Mirage GT The folks at H&R had this Gemballa Mirage GT sitting in their area at SEMA, and even though it was real orange, it was real purty. We'll take an orange Gemballa, however, over a glitter one any day. Unfortunately, ...

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    SEMA 2007: Dalek does a Scion xD in beechwood

    click above image to view more detail pics of the beechwood Scion xD It's a Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe on a Scion xD budget. So the Drophead uses teak for its rear deck where Dalek uses beechwood, but it's wood nonetheless, right? The wood out back is actually a bit much (that rear armrest simply ...

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    SEMA 2007: Purple Scion tC by Ron English is lite brite

    click above image to view more detail shots of the Ron English Scion tC It's Warhol again, with his dictum that "art is what you can get away with." Exhibit A: a purple scion bedecked in buttons of "ying-yang" art that randomly light up like a christmas tree. Look closely at the pic above and you ...

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    SEMA 2007: Ridemakerz lets you customize a (little) Scion

    click above image for more high-res pics of the Ridemakerz Scions Ridemakerz and Scion have joined forces on a program that lets you create your very own Scion "Ride" without the hassle of credit checks and car insurance. Seven customization steps allow 649 million unique tuning possibilities for ...

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    SEMA 2007: The Phantom Hummer

    click above image to view more pics of the Phantom Hummer var digg_url = ''; The people who make the Phantom Hummer want you to know that your imagination is their only limitation. Of course, if this is what resides in your imagination, there are ...

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    SEMA 2007: Hyundai Elantra Touring "Beach Cruiser"

    click above image to view more pics of the Hyundai "Beach Cruiser" Concept We really don't know what to say about the Hyundai Elantra Touring "Beach Cruiser" Concept, except that you probably shouldn't take it to the beach... or anywhere else... except for a long drive... off a short pier, which ...

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    SEMA 2007: Jetta TDI Cup Racer plays capture the (chequered) flag

    click above image for more high-res pics of the Jetta TDI Cup Racer Racing diesels are the thing to have nowadays, and VW will get into the game next year with its Jetta TDI clean diesel cup racer. The Jetta TDI will form the basis of a 1-make series in the U.S. run at up to 8 venues and ...

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    SEMA 2007: Lexus F-Sport performance accessories

    click above image for high-res pics of the entire F-Sport line of accessories Lexus is using the F brand to launch itself into the arena of premium luxury sports cars. Hitched to the wagon of the recently introduced IS-F is the next salvo: F-Sport performance accessories. Presumably, if you like ...

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    SEMA 2007: 50 Cent and Unique Autosports get In da G8

    click above image for more high-res pics of 50 Cent's Pontiac G8 50 Cent is all about the Pontiac G8. His latest endeavor with the import from Oz is a group effort with Unique Autosports to create the 500-hp black-striped red number you see above. That's right, this G8 has got 500 horsepower (or ...

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    SEMA 2007 VIDEO: Pontiac Solstice SD 290

    The Pontiac Solstice has plenty of performance potential, and the SD-290 concept at SEMA uses a soon-to-be launched Stage II aftermarket kit for extra power and pizazz. 290 horsepower and 310 ft-lbs. are only part of the story, as light weight materials, a deleted passenger compartment and no ...

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    SEMA 2007: Chrysler SR 392 Roadster live shots

    click above image to view more high-res pics of the Chrysler SR 392 Roadster A throwback Chrysler roadster with an old school 8-cylinder engine. It's not the Plymouth Prowler done right redux, it's the Chrysler SR 392 Roadster. The 6.4-liter motor hides in a steel body that is go-cart low. That ...

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    SEMA 2007 VIDEO: Cadillac CTS Sport concept in the flesh

    While at SEMA, we took a few minutes to talk with GM Specialty Vehicle manager Doug Schumacker about the Cadillac CTS Sport concept. Doug also spoke about an upcoming CTS coupe and wagon, and hinted that many of the cosmetic changes to the Sport concept could make production. CTS-V anyone? Click on ...

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    SEMA 2007: May the Force be with the Dodge Avenger Stormtrooper

    click above image for high-res shots of the Dodge Avenger Stormtrooper You're a stormtrooper, and due to a chronic injury you've had to retire from active duty with the Empire. You've still got a family to feed, and you now have a less strenuous job as an insurance broker. How do you get to work ...

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    SEMA 2007: Kenny Wayne Shepherd's '70 Plymouth Duster

    Click image to enlargeGuitar slinger Kenny Wayne Shepherd has a playmate for his '69 Dodge Charger "Xtreme Lee," and it's making its debut at the Mopar Performance booth at SEMA. Assembled by Year One, Kenny Wayne's new toy has a Mopar 406 CID crate engine underhood and is fully tricked, ...

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    SEMA 2007: GMC Sierra HD Denali

    Click image to enlargeFrankly, we're surprised that this is only a concept, as the idea is very simple: take the heavy-duty GMC Sierra, glitz up the outside, luxe up the interior, and slap the Denali surcharge badge on the doors. Powered by the 6.6L Duramax capable of yanking Madison Square Garden ...

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    SEMA 2007: Suzuki SXForce

    ***Update: Live pics from Las Vegas added to gallery***Click image for high-res gallery including new live shots from SEMA by Frank FilipponioSuzuki's trotting out a new concept for SEMA, and it's based on the new SX4 Sport. Why the SX4 sedan gets the sport moniker over the 5-door will never make ...

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    SEMA 2007: HUMMER H3R

    Click image to enlarge var digg_url = ''; >Well now, doesn't this look like fun? HUMMER's H3R SEMA concept takes an off-road racing theme and then dials it up well past the maximum. You see, in addition to being lifted four inches and ...


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