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SEMA 2012 – FR-Steria


Snaps: J.Pagtalunan
Blurbs: J.Pagtalunan

“There is no doubt that the Scion FR-S is going to be the dominant and prominent cars [sic] at SEMA this year, and I’ll go out on a limb and say the same will happen again at the 2013 SEMA Show.”

– Neil Tjin
President at Tjin Edition
(Sept. 25, 2012)

Neil could not have been more right in his prediction. The SEMA show is always a really, really, really big show. To put things into context, the SEMA show brings all parts of the auto industry, domestic and international; buyers and exhibitors; styling and performance to tools and accessories, anything you can think of it’s probably there; and then some! Now spread that out through the entire Las Vegas Convention Center, which consists of 3 halls, with one having a second floor, and then the entire outside parking lot. Yup, it’s big.

There’s no surprise on why the Scion FR-S was awarded the hottest sports compact vehicle this year. With a show that big you’d be sure to see all sorts of vehicles, well this year you still could have, but there was not a single area of the convention center that you couldn’t take a few steps and spot a Scion FR-S (or Subaru BRZ). It was almost maddening, maybe even giving some a sense of hysteria!

But all is good, let’s take a look at some of the different FR-S builds at the show. And a few other stand outs.

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Cars and Coffee – Las Vegas


Snaps: D. Huang
Blurbs: D. Huang

As if a whole week of SEMA wasn’t enough, the Saturday after SEMA week, Cars and Coffee was in Vegas. We got word from Vince at iForged that there was a meet that Saturday at Motor Cars of Las Vegas. Cars and Coffee is a huge meet for car enthusiasts of all types, all across the U.S., typically in Irvine it starts at 6am, but luckily the Vegas crowd starts at 8am. Curious on how the Las Vegas one was, Neil and I got up bright and early then drove to check it out, while Gene and the gang slept it out. A little different from the exotics and the numbers we often see from Irvine but nevertheless it was a nice turn out.
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