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    Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: Parnelli Jones 1971 "Big Oly" Ford Bronco tribute [w/video]
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    We see tribute vehicles come and go. Most of the lot are slaves to every last detail of the original, offering little more than a few engine upgrades to the mix. Then there are beasts like the one above. Built as an homage to Parnelli Jones' 1971 "Big Oly" Ford Bronco Baja 1,000 bruiser, this ...

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    Video: The life and death of Ford's SEMA show booth
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    As writers, we're treated to an interesting view of the auto show circuit. We kick in the doors, cram in as many press conferences and interviews as possible, then bolt from the scene as fast as we can. In doing so, we often take for granted the incredible amount of work manufacturers put into ...

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    Video: ID Agency and Michael Chacon show off Ford Focus build
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    Now that the dust has begun to settle after the SEMA explosion, we're discovering a handful of awesome videos that shed a little more light on some of our favorite cars from the show. That includes the ID Agency Ford Focus worked up with professional fixed-gear bike rider Michael Chacon. The ...

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    SEMA: Matchbox 2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty by Superlift suspensions is one hot fire truck
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    We have little interest in running into burning buildings, but we can imagine being a firefighter has its perks. For starters, those guys and girls get the chance to pilot some seriously incredible machinery. Superlift, Matchbox and Ford got together to create what could very possibly be the ...

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    SEMA: Ring Brothers 1970 Chevrolet Camaro "Diversion"
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    Every year at SEMA we enjoy seeing the latest creations from the talented Ring Brothers. Last year they debuted an incredible 1970 Mustang, and their latest project is this 1970 Camaro nicknamed "Diversion." Ring Brothers specializes in producing unique cars, and "Diversion" is no exception. The ...

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    SEMA: 2011 Honda Accord Coupe V6 Concept goes supercharged
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    Honda showed off a gaggle of wild concepts for SEMA 2011, but the most interesting of the bunch may very well be a demure 2011 Accord Coupe V6. The two-door has been worked over by the go-fast fiends at Honda Factory Performance and boasts a range of bolt-on goodies that include a HFP suspension ...

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    SEMA: Viper-powered 1944 Mack fire truck is one wild ride
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    While we generally spend most of our time at SEMA walking through the halls of the convention center, there's some pretty impressive cars outside, as well. Take this wild 1944 Mack fire truck, for example. Built by Tom Stark of Precision Designs, the truck has been fitted with a 2005 Viper SRT10 ...

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    SEMA: Chevrolet Corvette ZR59 mixes classic styling with ZR1 power
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    It takes a lot to stand out at SEMA, but while we were walking through the endless halls of the Las Vegas convention center this 1959 Chevrolet Corvette easily caught our eye. Dubbed the Corvette ZR59, the car has been given a complete Pro-Touring makeover with a custom Art Morrison chassis and ...

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    SEMA: Xtreme Outfitters Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Call of Duty: Black Ops is charitably awesome
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    The standard Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: MW3 Special Edition is an impressive piece of machinery by any standard, but if you're looking for something with a little more bite, Xtreme Outfitters may have what you're looking for. The company has created a custom Wrangler just for the Army Rangers. ...

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    SEMA: Sibal wins Scion Tuner Challenge, walks away with $10K
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    Rendering wizard and friend of Autoblog Jon Sibal (above left) managed to beat out a race-prepped iQ and a mid-engine version of the ultra-compact to take the win at this year's Scion Tuner Challenge at SEMA. Sibal, who's brought a range of vehicles to Vegas in the past, partnered up with ...

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    SEMA: 2011 Mustang re-skinned with classic body panels
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    If you like the classic lines of the 1960s Mustang but prefer the amenities of a modern car, then you'll definitely want to check out this unique pony car. Built by 23-year-old Johnny "Sparks", this 2011 Ford Mustang GT has been fitted with body panels from the 1968 and 1969 model years for a ...

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    SEMA: Invader TC-3 looks better in white
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    Tanom Motors has returned to SEMA with a full-on production version of the company's Invader TC-3. As you may recall, the company first showed off a concept version of the reverse trike at SEMA 2010. Tanom Motors calls the Invader TC-3 a fusion of superbike and supercar performance, which we ...

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    SEMA: Icon Derelict 1952 Chevrolet Business Coupe looks even cooler in the flesh
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    Icon was kind enough to roll out two vehicles at SEMA 2011 including the company's latest Derelict project. We found this 1952 Chevrolet Business Coupe is a welcome sight among the flashy, polished-to-death SEMA masses. With its Art Morrison chassis, completely reworked suspension, CNC-machined ...

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    SEMA: Ford Focus hatches wicked tuner concepts
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    As popular as their vehicles are with aftermarket customizers, Ford wouldn't miss out on something like the SEMA show. And while the Mustang and various Ford trucks play a big role in the Blue Oval booth this year, a significant part of the Motor Company's exposition centers around the latest ...

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    SEMA: AEV Wrangler Brute Double Cab
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    American Expedition Vehicles has broadened its Jeep Wrangler pickup conversion offerings with the new Brute Double Cab. Offered as a turn-key conversion, the vehicle features a combination of stamped-steel and composite body panels for an OEM-level fit and finish. Using a combination of ...

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    SEMA: Raceworks Ford Raptor Luxury Prerunner
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    As a bone-stock machine, the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is an impressive piece of engineering, but that doesn't mean that the platform can't be improved upon. The crew from Stewart's Race Works has turned its fabricating skills toward creating a luxury prerunner version of he go-anywhere pickup, and ...

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    DeeZee American Guardian 2011 F-150 is not to be trifled with
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    We love bull bars. A favorite of law enforcement officers everywhere, the bull bar quietly underscores the fact you aren't just into protecting yourself against future collisions, but that you plan to instigate them. The DeeZee American Guardian 2011 Ford F-150 seems fully capable of nudging ...

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    SEMA: Toyota Yaris B-Spec Club Racer
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    Toyota tucked its Yaris B-Spec Club Racer amongst a flotilla of pickups at SEMA 2011. The slammed hatch is set to compete in the SCCA B-Spec class with BMX guru Jamie Bestwick behind the wheel. The race-ready Yaris was built by SportsCar Magazine and features a stripped-out interior and an ...

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    SEMA: Honda now offering body-in-white Civics with HPD racing components
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    There are few things more inspiring than a blank canvas, and Honda has recently given the company's enthusiasts just that with its new body-in-white Civic. The chassis is perfect for racecar builders who would otherwise spend plenty of time, energy and cost stripping out components in the quest ...

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    SEMA: Mazda Turbo2 Concept promises forced-induction frolicking
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    If the Mazda2 needs anything, it's a little more pep in its step. Mazda has moved to address that ail with the SEMA 2011 Turbo2 Concept. Boasting a direct-injection 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the small hatch is crammed with 263 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Those are ...

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