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    SEMA 2008: Ford pickup concept gallery
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Ford concept pickups from SEMA
    We managed to track down most of the Ford concept pickups on our last day at SEMA. Hidden across the street, right in the front of the outdoor lot, just under the huge "Built Ford Tough" sign, there they were. We saw the ...

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    SEMA 2008: Ecto-1 scares up plenty of attention in Vegas
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Ecto-1
    With Halloween behind us and most of the spooks and spectres returned to their natural realm, the Ghostbusters gang had some time to kill and headed over to the Las Vegas Convention Center to check out the excitement of SEMA. Fortunately for them ...

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    SEMA 2008: Custom ThunderFlite T-Bird soars
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the ThunderFlite Thunderbird
    Suzie and Dean Arnold dreamt of building a show car that would evoke the spirit of the dream cars that manufacturers used to build in the '50s and '60s. They decided to use a 1961 Thunderbird as the base vehicle and got long-time ...

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    SEMA 2008: Hennessey shows a pair of turbocharged Ford GTs
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Hennessey Ford GTs
    Hennessey is perhaps more closely associated with Dodge Vipers to most people, but they also do work on Ford's late, great supercar, the Ford GT, too. What Hennessey does with the GT is sort of up to you. One option they can do is a swap, ...

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    SEMA 2008: Carbonite SL(R) for the economic downturn
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Carbonite SL
    If you were this close to purchasing an SLR but recent events concerning a guy named Lehman severely reduced your amount of disposable cash, then allow us to introduce you to the SL Carbonite. For the price of a 2003-2008 Mercedes SL, plus ...

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    SEMA 2008: K.I.T.T. helps sell Knight Rider GPS for Mio
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    Click above for high-res gallery of K.I.T.T. and the Mio GPS
    There were a lot of movie and TV-themed vehicles at SEMA this year, but one of our favorite entertainment tie-ins had to be the Mio Knight Rider GPS system. We told you about this way back in June, played with it when the new K.I.T.T. ...

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    SEMA 2008: Factory Five GTM looks slick in copper
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Factory Five GTM
    Factory Five is one of those companies that you may have heard of but probably don't know where. If you happen to correctly relate them to the car world, you might remember them as a kit car company, one of dozens of Cobra re-creators out ...

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    SEMA 2008: Charger Coupe shows up in General Lee trim
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Charger Coupe
    We had heard rumors that there was going to be a Dodge Charger Coupe at SEMA this year. We had hoped it would be something like the Charger show car from several years ago, the black one that looked a lot like the bad guy's car in Bullitt. In ...

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    SEMA 2008: Vegas does motorcycles too, baby!
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the motorcycles of SEMA
    While most of our focus at SEMA was on the cars and products, we don't want yo to think that bikers are left out of the party. There were dozens of great bikes all over the convention halls. Some were custom designs, others modified ...

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    SEMA 2008: Cheap Trick Dream Police Tactical Vehicle
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Cheap Trick truck
    The award-winning team at RealWheels Corporation put together another killer theme vehicle for this year's SEMA show. Starting off with a Chevy Avalanche, the team layered on some BASF paint and added a ProCharger blower, Corsa exhaust, ...

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    SEMA 2008: Supercar sightings from show floor
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    Click above for high-res gallery of SEMA supercars
    As much as we love its tires, we are really upset with Michelin. Where is the annual supercar lovefest that has been the Michelin SEMA booth? Last year's display was an incredible assortment of stock, tuned and race vehicles from Audi, Chevrolet ...

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    SEMA 2008: Randomly outrageous paintjobs and graphics
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    Click above for high-res gallery of these attention grabbers
    What would SEMA be without all of those outrageous graphics and paintjobs? There are thousands of vehicles here and many sport wild hues and stripes to attract attention. With our coverage of the 2008 SEMA Show winding down, we've ...

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    SEMA 2008: Random acts of madness
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    Click above for high-res gallery of goofiness from SEMA
    Even with the avalanche of posts we've brought you from SEMA this year, we ended up with a ton of extra random photos showing things that stopped us in our tracks and had us asking, WTF?! Below is a gallery that highlights some of that ...

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    SEMA 2008: Cobra Jet Mustang arrives straight from dragstrip, 400-hp figure explained
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    Click above for high-res gallery of live shots of the FR500CJ Cobra Jet Mustang Ford apparently brought the FR500CJ Cobra Jet Mustang to SEMA straight from one of its testing sessions, because there was still plenty of shredded Goodyear rubber lining the fenders behind the rear wheels. The graphics ...

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    SEMA 2008: Top 10 Nissan GT-Rs
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    Click above to see SEMA's best Nissan GT-Rs With the exception of the Dodge Challenger, the Nissan GT-R seems to be the vehicle of choice for SEMA. In addition to the numerous Nissan tuners, it seemed that nearly every wheel and tire manufacturer had Godzilla manning its booth. We were determined ...

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    SEMA 2008: Choppin' Block '31 Studebaker Model 54
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    Click above for high-res gallery of this really low Stude
    Toyo Tires has one of the coolest booths at SEMA this year. We already showed you the Tetsu Bentley they have on display, but they also have a sweet Evo and GT-R, a custom Cayenne and this beautiful hot rod. It's based on a 1931 ...

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    SEMA 2008: GoPro Hero can make you (look like) one
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the GoPro Hero
    The GoPro Hero digital videocamera is like creating SpeedTV for the masses... without the non-stop NASCAR coverage. The three-megapixel Hero is the world's smallest on-board camera, and it sticks to anything without fuss. It has 16 MB of ...

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    SEMA 2008: Knight XV armored SUV lets you take your undergound lair with you
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Knight KV Armored Vehicle
    The first word that came to mind when we saw the Knight XV was this: warthog. Sure, there are other words you could use, but consider this: it's not attractive, it's ridiculously tough, it's called in to deal with nasty situations ...

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    SEMA 2008: 10 Challengers worth loving or loathing
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    Click above for 10 Challengers from SEMA worth seeing
    The Chevrolet Camaro may be the "official" vehicle of SEMA, but you can't walk more than a few feet without tripping over the Pentastar's new pony car. The Dodge Challenger is a ubiquitous presence on the floor this year, only matched by the ...

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    SEMA 2008: The Batsmart by Barris
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Batsmart from SEMA
    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Batman_Trades_in_Tumbler_for_smart_fortwo_aka_the_Toddler'; George Barris has officially gone batty. While he is one of the men generally acknowledged for creating the original Batmobile, he ...

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