The 2016 SEMA show once again proved to be the ultimate destination for those of us in the car biz. It’s the one show that brings everyone together under one roof, or in the case of the Las Vegas Convention Center, multiple roofs, tents and parking lots.
To try to see everything is a daunting task and by Friday morning, my health app told me I had walked 35.1 miles over the four day show. Although we may have missed a couple Vettes here and there, I feel like we saw and captured the ones everyone was talking about.
As we mentioned last week, Chevrolet showed two 2016 Corvette Stingrays and the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport Collector Edition. Not much to see but there is a new crate motor that we will have a feature coming up on.
Trying to nail down our favorites is always tough. My top three classics were the Superformance/Lingenfelter 1964 Coupe, the 1961 Pro Touring Corvette at the EZ-Up Tent booth and the custom 1953 Corvette kit car with the removable fast-back hard top.
As for the modern C6/C7 Corvettes in attendance, it’s not SEMA without a Forgiato widebody. We also enjoyed the F35 Corvette from Vettesentials and the Savini 24k Gold Wheels on this C7 Widebody.
As always, its great seeing some our friends out at SEMA as well as making new friends.
We ran into Corvette Exterior Design Manager Kirk Bennion who told us he likes to look at all the custom designs and see what people can do when they don’t have to build eight cars an hour. Spring Mountain and the Ron Fellows Driving School were set up in their usual spot as was Corvette America who displayed their wares at the Restoration Parts Unlimited booth.
We talked with both Ken Lingenfelter and Mark Breiner of the Dream Giveaway Garage about the 2016 Corvette Z06 Lingenfelter Signature Series #001 that joins the 1965 Corvette as part of the 2016 Corvette Dream Giveaway.
All in all, another great SEMA show. Here’s our collection of Corvettes that we gathered from the show floor and parking lots. See something you like? Let us know and be sure to share this page on Twitter and Facebook.