E3 Spark Plugs’ SEMA Show Highlights

Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels car recreation.

E3 Spark Plugs just got back from the 2011 SEMA Show, the world’s premier automotive specialty products trade event. As always, this year’s event featured a massive array of amazing rides. And of course, we have a few favorites. See pics in our gallery below.

We spotted one candy apple red beauty as we walked up to the Las Vegas Convention Center. This 1955 Plymouth Belvedere was rebuilt by Pistons N Pipes Rod and Custom in Katy, TX. And it’s for sale! Take a look at the Pistons N Pipes website if you’re seriously interested. If this becomes your next vintage ride, be sure to post pics on the E3 Facebook fan page.

Chevrolet took us on a memory ride back to our childhood days with this concept recreation of the Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels car in the original Spectraflame green color. Too bad this one will remain just a concept car, or we’d be the first in line to buy one.

Here’s one you CAN buy. For just $15,000, you can get a newly built body for the original Mustang Convertible. It’s made with virgin metal and modern welding techniques, rust-proofed and paint-ready. It’s shipped via freight truck and comes with the doors, trunk lid and sheet metal from the radiator support to the taillight panel (hood and front fenders sold separately). Use it to rebuild a 1964, 1965 or 1966 Mustang.

The D3 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe also turned a lot of heads at this year’s SEMA show. This high-performance sports coupe dubbed the “Le Monstre” boasts a wide body, European track styling and a sinister matte black paint job. It’s powered with a 1,001-hp V8 and will compete in time attack events next year.

What was your favorite SEMA show highlight? E3 Spark Plugs wants to know. Post a comment on our blog or a pic on the E3 Spark Plugs Facebook fan page.