Every year since the late 60s, well except for 2020, the automotive industry has converged to participate in the SEMA Show. The trade only event would allow OEMs, and all sectors of the aftermarket and performance categories to showcase their latest wares to a world of buyers and retailers. For most it really is about the latest 2021 SEMA Show vehicles on display.
Taking place November 2 through the 5th at the Las Vegas Convention Center, this year’s SEMA show has expanded its footprint with an additional 1.4 million square footage of the newly constructed West Hall. There are over 1,300 exhibiting companies with over 50,000 buyers registered.
2021 SEMA Show Vehicles Are The Attraction!
SEMA is all about vehicles and vehicle performance. The cars and trucks are the show and there are always extraordinary vehicles on display and also dozens of unique one off builds that are revealed to the public.
Manufactures like Ford, GM, Mopar, Toyota, and many others will feature scores of vehicle displays that highlight their latest offerings. Some of the 2021 SEMA Show Vehicles Off Road Xtreme is looking forward to checking out will include the all new GMC Hummer EV, the Silverado ZR2, and we expect loads of new Ford Broncos scattered throughout the event.
Ford’s Expedition Timberline Off-Grid Concept was revealed, and they just more than 40 unique project vehicle collaborations some of the leading customizers in the automotive aftermarket. These things are looking fresh!
Off Road Xtreme just reported on Toyota’s Tacomazilla, and we are hoping to see some 2022 Tundra get decked out for the show. Jeep and RAM have never been shy to bring what they think might influence the aftermarket. Among several others, Mopar revealed an adventurous looking Jeep Wrangler Overlook concept and a raspy Ram 1500 TRX RexRunner concept will be on display. To see all of Mopar’s concept off-roaders scroll down to the image gallery below.
2021 SEMA Show Vehicles And Off-Road Race Cars
SCORE-International is bringing over fifty different legendary race vehicles representing SCORE’s various classes to present The SCORE Experience. This will highlight the Baja 1000 history with significant vehicles, including “Ironman” Ivan Stewart’s multi-championship Toyota truck, the “Big Oly” Bronco driven by Parnelli Jones, and the “Old Red” Meyers Manx.
Toyo Tires will unveil thirty one world debut vehicles never before seen by the public in their Toyo Tires Treadpass area. I also heard Robby Woods‘ Million Dollar Diesel will be back and this might be the cherry of the show for me.
Personally, besides all of the off-road rigs, the tricked out overlanders, off-road race cars, and thousands of other 2021 SEMA Show Vehicles, I really have a fine appreciation for the high-performance cars, and high quality car builds. This year, the SEMA Show has arranged a Chip Foose Experience which will assemble the largest gathering of Foose’s most iconic restomods and completely unique creations. Twenty different rides in total. All of these 2021 SEMA Show Vehicles should make for another fantastic event.
SEMA Show Highlights And Featured Events
SEMA always does a pretty good job making things interesting and new. We can expect the super popular “Ford Out Front” Experience and the obnoxiously loud Hoonigan Burnyard Bash. Besides all of that, we are looking forward to these featured show highlights.
Nearly a dozen vehicles and products designed for modifying electric vehicles or converting vehicles to electric will be featured in this dedicated area of North Hall. First introduced in 2019, SEMA Electrified helps attendees discover and understand this fast-growing market segment.
SEMA Overland Experience
As overlanding continues to grow in the United States, the expanded SEMA Overland Experience will feature industry experts identifying key opportunities and trends that can add new profit centers for aftermarket businesses. Products on display will include rooftop tents, awnings, portable kitchen systems, and much more.
SEMA Launch Pad
The ultimate product pitching competition for aftermarket industry entrepreneurs, the 9th annual SEMA Launch Pad saw a record-high number of applications of new automotive-related products and services. The top five candidates will pitch their business ideas at the 2021 SEMA Show, with the top two competing live on stage during the SEMA Banquet for a chance to win a grand-prize package valued up to $100,000.
Battle of the Builders
The SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition shines the spotlight on the amazing talents and craftsmanship of builders that bring their custom vehicles to the SEMA Show. It allows enthusiasts and fans a chance to learn the stories behind the builds, get to know the builders, and be inspired along the way. The competition unfolds at the SEMA Show, with the 40 finalists announced on Tuesday, Nov. 2, followed by the Top 12 on Wednesday, Nov. 3, and the winner announced Friday, Nov. 5
SEMA Cruise and SEMA Ignited
The SEMA Show culminates at SEMA Ignited, the official after-party, which launches immediately after the show ends. More than 1,000 vehicles will depart the Convention Center at show close on Friday, Nov. 5, thrilling thousands of fans along the SEMA Cruise to SEMA Ignited. The annual event is free to all credentialed Show attendees and is also open to the public, giving consumers the chance to glimpse some of the vehicles and excitement from the Show.
Off Road Xtreme will be publishing our coverage from the event all week and will showcase more features to follow the show’s conclusion. Check back on OffRoadXtreme.com for updates, sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on our social channels.