Mini Cooper Truck SEMA 2018

The only thing I can say about this 1965 Mini Cooper Truck is…WOW!

The colors on this thing are what grab your attention and 2nd is asking yourself WTH it is.

Once your eyes focus you can tell it is a Mini Cooper, but what have they done to the poor thing.

custom mini cooper truck at sema

Ok, it has twin 550 HP engines for front and rear. These are Honda B16 engines that were most commonly found in Integra RSi and Civic SiR.

Now if you notice all the gauges…that is because each engine has its own set of gauges on either side of the car. If you are like me, you have enough trouble watching one set right in front and on this Mini, they seem impossible to see while driving. Maybe I am a typical female and gauges only matter when they beep or start flashing red…otherwise…everything is fine. LOL

This car was built by Paul Ireson of Ireson Motorsports.

I hope you enjoyed a look at a badass Mini. (Badass is not something I ever thought I would say about a Mini Cooper.)

Custom Chevy Suburban

How do you take something as clunky as a Suburban and make it into something really cool?

Well here is how…seriously you have to watch this video walk around.

I remember these being owned by oil field workers. Not sure why, but a lot used them. Might be because they were sturdy, had lots of room and could be easily locked?

Blue Suburban at SEMA

They also held the whole family or the kids’ football team. Plenty of room for groceries and more.

Then there was a time where I seldom saw any of these, but it seems they are back and people are customizing them to be show cars!

Just check this video out!

This video was taken at SEMA 2018!

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Sheryl Loch

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The Rusted Race Car

SEMA offers more than just showing off the newest cars and this old rusted race car is proof.

I found this car later in the week and almost walked past it as it wasn’t with rat rods (yes, I love the rat rods and builds.)

Anyway, I saw the demonstrator hood and those always fascinate me, so I stopped to give it a closer look and thought you may enjoy seeing it too.

Race Car Demonstrator Hood

I didn’t get to talk to anyone working that booth, so not sure what to tell you about the car, since I don’t want to mislead you. I will say I overheard one person say they use it for training. If nothing else, it looked cool on display and did get me to stop at their area and even do a video.

So here it is!

Petty Racing 740 horsepower

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Life Size Twin Mill Hot Wheels at SEMA

SEMA 2018 gave us more to see than you could ever imagine. Not only were their cars and parts for your newest rig, they also brought out the kid in all of us with their Hot Wheels area.

Yes, as kids most everyone has played with Hot Wheels and while we may have forgotten what cars we raced back then, it only takes a moment to see them life size to bring it all back.

Those fun times of fighting with older brothers to get your hands on the fastest car in the box. Or if you are like me, much of what you raced depended on color and style.

So, while out front of SEMA I spotted some cars that I just had to get a closer look at. Getting close to get pictures and video was no small chore as the area was packed with adults swooning over the cars and telling stories of their childhood memories.

Life Size Twin Mill Hot Wheels

I did manage to catch the Twin Mill Hot Wheels car early before to many surrounded it and I may have ask a few people to step back for a moment.

I am sure the twin Chevy 502 Big Block engines and B&M Blowers is what grabs attention for many, but it was that blue that grabbed me.

While the sleek design really sets off those big engines, I am not sure how you can see to actually drive it. I also don’t know if they ever take it out and put that (1400) horsepower to work. But, if the owner would like to stop by and take me for a ride, I’d be happy to see how it all works.

This Hot Wheels Toy design was 1st conceived by Ira Gilford in 1968. It wasn’t until the 2001 SEMA Show when the live size version was shown.

Hope you enjoy the memories this brings back!

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Makita Random Orbit Polisher Review

If you are in the business of making your customers cars look their best when it comes to finish, then we have a great polisher for you.

While at SEMA 2018 I had the pleasure of talking with Sean Kelly, owner of DNA Surface Concepts. His business relies on getting the best finish possible for each and every customer, so when we saw him doing demonstrations of the Makita Random Orbit Polisher we ask if he would do a demo for us, so we could bring it to you.

He agreed, so instead of me trying to tell you about the polisher, I am going to let a professional do it…

Go ahead and watch the video and in less than 5 minutes, you will find out the great benefits of this tool.

And there you have it!

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Sheryl Loch

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