The Specialty Equipment Market Association convention and trade show ended Friday with a kaleidoscope of pastel, neon, matte and reflective finishes and an orchestra of automotive sounds.
The Friday evening parade of custom cars, pickups, high-lifted trucks, offroaders, sports cars and safari vehicles capped the weeklong SEMA aftermarket car show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The vrooming vehicles, grumbling low-riders and cracking hot rods entertained the general public who’d paid to experience the SEMA Ignited after-party following the show for industry professionals.
Jemar Cosby of Modesto, California, realized a dream of his by attending the show on Friday.
“I sit at home and YouTube all the time with these shows, and now I get to come to one,” said Cosby, 41.
He and friend Andre Turner traveled from Modesto to catch the show. Turner also watches car shows on YouTube, and Cosby recognized a few people from videos he’s