Every conversation I’ve had this year related to SEMA has ended with, “that’s if it even still happens…” Whether it’s a lack of faith in yet another show not being canceled over the ongoing pandemic or just taking a 50/50 approach to anything that involves large groups of people these days, many feared that the SEMA show might not even happen. Within the last month, however, that attitude shifted abruptly and the majority of those that attend every year were quickly switching into “big show mode.”
With the 2021 SEMA event now getting underway in Las Vegas and the hectic schedules and unforgiving deadlines looming overhead, it’s starting to feel like those pre-COVID days again. There are certainly fewer booths and displays than in previous years, as many are still being cautious about large-scale gatherings and travel restrictions for some regions are still a nightmare, but the show rolls on.
We’ve been in Vegas for a few days now and have already started gathering images of the incredible cars on display both inside and out of the Convention Center, and there’s so much more to come. Think of this story as your personal, constantly-evolving photo gallery from SEMA as we continue adding more photos every day this week! Here are a few highlights and a complete gallery of builds from the set up and roll-in portion before the show, followed a little further down with Day 1 highlights, and more images added to the gallery.
For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.