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    SEMA Preview: Wraptivo Honda CR-Z Type-F
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    Honda CR-Z Type-F – Click above for high-res image
    Nearly one year later, we're still digging the idea behind Meguiar's Wraptivo system. For under $2,000 you can design and have a professional installer wrap your car in vinyl, complete with custom graphics and textures. And to drum up more ...

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    SEMA 2009 Worst of Show: This car stinks...
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    Worst of Show - Click above image for hi-res gallery
    Stinks. You might think that we're talking about the overall design of this shockingly orange scissor-door/scissor-trunk Dodge Charger R/T. Or the build quality, what with panel gaps that you can insert your index finger into, wheels so large ...

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    SEMA 2009: Booth Professionals are anything but stock
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    Lisa Angeline, aka Catwoman - Click above for high-res image gallery
    This year's SEMA show in Las Vegas didn't have quite the gravitas of years past, as the state of the economy and the automotive industry in particular seemed to be a wet blanket over the whole proceedings. Thank goodness there ...

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    SEMA 2009: What we didn't get to cover
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    2009 SEMA Show Las Vegas - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Every year at SEMA, we fill the week with posts featuring special vehicles and products that we felt were important enough to share. Generally, they are the most newsworthy projects and new model introductions, but sometimes they ...

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    SEMA 2009: 1951 Henry J gasser is a 7-second blast from the past
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    1951 Kaiser Henry J - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Here's another black beauty that caught our attention in the halls of SEMA 2009. It's a 1951 Kaiser Henry J owned and raced by Chris Beanes of California. Running in A/Gas, this gloss-free gasser can storm the quarter in the mid-7s at ...

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    SEMA 2009: The rest of the best at the Ford display
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    The rest of the Ford display - Click above for high-res image gallery
    SEMA is an interesting show. We go in knowing full well that 60-75% of the cars we'll be walking past and/or covering are just trash. Sorry if this bombshell offends anyone, but your Chrysler 300C doesn't need 26-inch hoops, ...

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    SEMA 2009: The Chevrolet Camaro 'splosion!!!
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    Every 2010 Chevrolet Camaro we could find at SEMA - Click above for high-res image gallery
    In past years at SEMA, there has always been a single vehicle that seems to be the most popular at the show. Last year, it was the Dodge Challenger and Nissan GTR, but there weren't enough to be ...

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    SEMA 2009: Blackout Bentley balances the bad
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    2008 Bentley Continental custom - Click above for high-res image gallery
    It seems that matte black is the new black this year at SEMA, especially if you broaden if to gray and slip bare carbon fiber into the category. This particular application of said coloring resides on a sinister looking ...

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    SEMA 2009: Meguiars Wraptivo brings vinyl car wraps to the masses
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    Meguiars Wraptivo - Click above for high-res image gallery
    When we think of vinyl wraps, we usually picture flat-billed baseball caps worn by tattooed dude-bros driving lifted pickups with the latest energy drink plastered on the sides. Or budget Bubbles. Or Fast and Furious poseurs. But we've ...

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    SEMA 2009: Ford SVT Raptor even more appealing with 6.2-liter V8
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    2010 Ford SVT Raptor with 6.2-liter V8 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    If Ford had only offered the 5.4-liter V8 in the SVT Raptor and called it a day, we doubt anyone would have complained. Just the fact that the Blue Oval even had the guts to build such a vehicle deserves applause. But ...

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    SEMA 2009: Ford Taurus puts on a good SHO
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    Ford Taurus Concepts at the 2009 SEMA Show - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We didn't expect much from Ford's new fulls-size four-door at this year's SEMA show, but the quartet of Taurus Concepts were actually pretty impressive. The design lends itself better to customization than we ...

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    SEMA 2009: Rev for iPhone reaches 2.0, includes data-logging [w/ VIDEO]
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    Since there are approximately one trillion iPhones in the world and about ten-times as many apps, it's not hard to find a program to suit your needs. But in the automotive sphere, there aren't nearly as many quality applications and even fewer that can deliver the information most gearheads ...

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Lexus F-Sports sitting in the sun
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    Lexus GS 350 F-Sport - click above image for hi-res gallery
    It's tempting to dismiss Lexus' F-Sport as a direct Audi S-Line rip off. But unlike Audi's visual-only appearance upgrades, F-Sport actually offers some performance (intake, exhaust, brakes, etc.), handling and exterior body mods. ...

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