Every year during the last week of October, hundreds of thousands of automotive aftermarket manufacturers and builders flock to the Las Vegas Convention Center in the City of Sin (Las Vegas, Nevada) to display at The SEMA Show (Specialty Equipment Market Association). With more than 6,000 automotive companies worldwide, this is the largest premiere specialty products trade show event!
This week-long event features manufacturers, media, car dealers, distributors, installers, retailers, and restoration specialists, and brings top competition to the Vegas showrooms.
What do attendees do at the SEMA show? They can take a class on educational seminars, attend special events and networking opportunities, and witness live product demonstrations and celebrity sightings.
SEMA Vehicles Equipped with Next Generation VIAIR Compressors
Last year, VIAIR revealed our next generation in excellence, the New VIAIR Gen. 2 compressors! These compressors are an upgrade from the popular VIAIR 444 and 480 dual packs, featuring a sleek new head design, lower dB levels and increased duty cycle.
Most of the VIAIR equipped vehicles displayed at SEMA this year had our new Gen. 2 products installed, with custom unique trunk setups to show off their enticing new look. The positive reactions from our customers continue to demonstrate our persistence to quality, consistency and how VIAIR is committed to constantly improving our products!
Mixture of Vehicle Diversity
Year after year, we are blown away by the custom creations fabricated to show off to all SEMA attendees. This year was no different!
VIAIR is known as your Vital Air Source in multiple automotive segments – so it’s no wonder there was such a variety of vehicles displayed that ranged from full size lifted trucks with deep-dish wheels, to bagged import vehicles laid out to the ground, and everything in-between.
For motorcycle enthusiasts, veteran and OG SEMA attendee Kano Williams displayed his custom engraved 1999 Honda Shadow 1100 Aero. This build has a special tribute to his late father, who was the original owner and also a veteran! The meaning behind the build is not only it to honor him but to show what happens if PTSD is left untreated. The motorcycle “Shell Shock 22” features a VIAIR 98C compressor for a smoother ride while your out on the open road!
Dealers from around the World
VIAIR supplies air compressors to automotive companies all over the world! From off road to air suspension, we had a chance to stop these notable exhibitors: Phat Phabz, Airrex, Air Lift, Firestone, Kelderman, Slam Specialties, Hellwig, HornBlasters and Transamerican to name a few!
Off Road and Overland Applications
We saw an increase in overland and off road-type vehicles displayed at this year’s show! Overlanding boasts a wide variety of unique and versatile overland vehicles. With self-sufficiency while traveling long distances as a main focus of overlanding, we can see how overlanding has taken over the 4×4 industry by storm! From truck-bed campers, to tenting on top of a jeep, to unique off-road modified vehicles, 2018 was the year for 4×4!
This was another epic year at the SEMA Show, and we look forward to hosting a booth again in 2019 and seeing what’s to come! To view more coverage of our SEMA 2018 experience, take a look at the photos here.