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    SEMA 2009: World's only known four-rotor Mazda RX-8
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    BMI Racing Mazda RX-8 four-rotor - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We came across this RX-8 at SEMA and it immediately rang a bell. Time Attack, four-rotor, Mazda RX-8? It's the BMI Racing car we saw on Streetfire a while back. It's said to be the only four-rotor RX-8 in the world and it ...

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    SEMA 2009: Grunewald Racing Camaro sets its sights on 2010 Formula Drift season
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    2010 Grunewald Racing Camaro - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Conrad Grusewald has been an occasional participant in the Formula Drift series for the past several years with a supercharged C5 Corvette as his vehicle of choice for piloting around clipping points and narrowly missing ...

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    SEMA 2009: The geekiest thing we've found so far
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    Tire pressure monitoring systems. Not the sexiest thing here at SEMA, but bear with us for a few minutes to geek out on one of the coolest things we've seen at the show that doesn't involve a whole vehicle. Autometer – which recently bought Stack and its line of competition gauges – ...

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    SEMA 2009: HPP Daytona is one big Hot Wheels toy
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    HPP Daytona - Click above image for high-res gallery
    We've been hearing about this car for three days, but we just couldn't find it. Then, just before lunch, one of our intrepid reporters tracked the beast down within the tropical bowels of Las Vegas Convention Center's Central Hall. Behold: the ...

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    SEMA 2009: Mid-engined Ghepardo is one part Corvette, one part Camaro, 100% SEMA
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    Caccia Custom Cars Ghepardo - click above image for high-res gallery
    Here's what we know: Caccia Custom Cars took a 2002 Chevy Camaro and a 2002 Chevy Corvette and created the Ghepardo. The car uses the Camaro's frame and the Corvette's motor and suspension. The motor is mounted amidships, albeit ...

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    SEMA 2009: 1962 Corvette C1-RS is a worthy Goodguys Street Machine of the Year
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    1962 Chevrolet Corvette C1-RS - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    It takes a lot to win the the Goodguys Street Machine of the Year award, but this custom 1962 Corvette convertible you see here easily deserves the honor. The car not only looks incredible, but it posted the fastest time at ...

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    SEMA 2009: Meet the world's most desirable Lexus RX450h by Branew
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    Branew Lexus RX450h - click above image to view hi-res gallery
    Let me be blunt: I don't like luxury crossovers. At all. It's a niche with no appeal to me whatsoever. Not a car, not a truck – just a fat sedan jacked up on stilts to woo trophy wives with fancy badges and reassure soccer ...

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    SEMA 2009: Badass Chevy Chevelle isn't as fuelish as it seems
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    1970 Duramax Chevrolet Chevelle custom - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The clean exterior of this 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle hides a wicked little secret – if you take a look at the photo above, you'll see what we mean. The bundle of plumbing you see spilling out of the engine bay ...

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    SEMA 2009: Hyundai Genesis Coupes out in force in Vegas
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    Hyundai Genesis Coupes by GReddy and Road/Race Engineering - Click above for high-res image gallery
    While the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang are the de facto coupes of the show, as suspected, tuners have taken a liking to Hyunda'si Genesis Coupe, with numerous modified examples peppered ...

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    SEMA 2009: Honda Accord Crosstour straps on some factory accessories
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    2010 Honda Accord Crosstour factory accessories -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    Honda's 2010 Accord Crosstour doesn't yet appear on the Japanese automaker's accessories site, but a few images of aftermarket bits have been shared with an Element owner's forum (viewable below), and we ...

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    SEMA 2009: Turbo rotary Mazda MX-5 begs to be flogged
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    Turbo Rotary Mazda MX-5 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you get the impression things are all high gloss and dubs in Vegas, you wouldn't be far off. But walk around the SEMA compound long enough and you come across something cool that that speaks to the gearhead, track rat in each of ...

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    Shelby unveils F-150 Super Snake Concept, turbocharged Mustang package
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    Shelby F150 Super Snake Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We figured that anything and everything automotive in Las Vegas would be over at the convention center for SEMA all week, but apparently, we were wrong. Amidst the introductions of custom cars and aftermarket parts, Shelby ...

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    SEMA 2009: Hummer quartet is a pretty sweet swansong
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    2010 Hummer Robby Gordon Off-Road - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We almost skipped the Hummer section of the General Motors booth this year at SEMA, concentrating instead on the plethora of Chevrolet Camaro concepts all around them. When we went back for a second look at the day's new ...

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    SEMA 2009: Inside-out Toyota Alphard is the ultimate brougham
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    Black Bison Toyota Alphard custom - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Most Americans know very little of the Toyota Alphard and its Vellfire offshoot. It's basically one of Toyota's JDM minivans, although it's also frequently used as a limousine too. It's kind of funky and cool in a totally ...

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    SEMA 2009: Bigfoot still a crowd favorite, 35 years later
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    Bigfoot #1 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We distinctly remember 3rd grade. Specifically, sitting in the library once a month during recess. Why would we give up dodgeball and four-square to sit inside and read? Because the new issues of Off Road and 4Wheeler had just dropped and ...

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    SEMA 2009: WD-40 Camaro looks cool, needs more stickers
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    2010 WD-40 Chevrolet Camaro - Click above for high-res image gallery
    With a 600-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 residing underhood, we'd happily spray ourselves into the seats of this WD-40 showcar. The legendary lubricant company actually contracted a slew of top-shelf builders to do the custom ...

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    SEMA 2009: Mazda introduces us to a happy couple, inspires 3-some
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    Customized 40th Anniversary 2010 Mazdaspeed3 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    For SEMA 2009, Mazda introduced us to a pair of the happiest Mazda3 derivatives we've ever seen. Part Le Mans-winning 787B tribute, part rolling showcase (for their Mazda accessories catalog) and part 40th ...

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    SEMA 2009: Custom Suzuki Kizashi models impress, upset
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    Delta Tech Engineering Suzuki Kizashi - Click above image for high-res gallery
    We totally dig the new 2010 Suzuki Kizashi. It's a bold step forward for Suzuki and (hopefully) a harbinger of great things to come, which also happens to be what "Kizashi" means. However, the looks are a little, ...

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    SEMA 2009: Dodge Challenger Mopar Edition
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    Dodge Challenger Mopar Edition - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Chevrolet Camaro might have a dominating presence on the show floor at SEMA, but there were still a handful of Dodge Challengers to wave the Mopar flag. This particular example was found tucked away in the Chrysler ...

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    SEMA 2009: Steve Saleen launches SMS Superparts
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    SMS Superparts - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    With SMS Supercars recently launching the 570 Challenger and with a Mustang and Camaro, it was inevitable it would soon offer many of the parts individually. On the first day of SEMA Steve Saleen and his new company announced Superparts, ...

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