Words by Matt Phillips
Photos by Jeremy Stoutamyer & Kendra Aceto
Day 3 of SEMA has come to an end and as we move into day 4, we want to share some of our favorite vehicles from the day. Besides staring at builds all day, we took some time to meet with different manufacturers, media outlets and people whom we’ve wanted to meet with for a while now. We find that these events are more than just another automotive show and should be utilized more as a way to grow and expand the community. They are something very important to business growth and helping to grow the car scene as a whole.
Throughout the day we ventured around to different booths and really wanted to meet those people who we may have spoken to, or worked with online, but maybe haven’t had the chance to meet yet in person. We also took some time to catch up with friends we’ve known for a while, as SEMA can seem a little bit like a family reunion at times.
A few quick shoutouts to those who took the time to see us today. Cimon from Low Level, Mike from StanceWars, the whole Because Bags crew, Anthony Purcell, Corey / Jeff / Tom from Air Lift Performance, Ayo from Rotiform, Russ from Klutch, Sam / Mike and the rest of the Vossen crew, Noah and Meg from Funk Fashion, Austin from Paint is Dead, the BC Racing guys, team Vossen, and the rest we might have forgotten. We’re so glad we got to catch up with everyone over the last couple of days!
In addition to meeting up with old friends, there is plenty of opportunity to meet new people and do some serious networking. Take these fine gentlemen for example: in one of the halls there was a very artistic display of a BMW, much like an explosion diagram, but in 3D. While looking it over we were approached by Matthew Diefenbach, VP of Sales for Sync Meeting Management. He and his team were at SEMA to help promote the newest BMW Performance Center near Palm Springs, California where they offer corporate and group driving experiences (LL family vacation, anyone?).
With SEMA being such a massive event, our hearts are sad to see it coming to an end but our feet are pretty excited get us home.