Our night flew by and it was once again an early morning for day 2 of our SEMA tour. It was our last day and we knew we had a lot of walking to cover all the grounds to be able to see a lot. We realized that 2 days just didn’t cut it, as we felt somewhat semi-rushed. After a quick bite, we were off to the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Our first day at SEMA continues. If you missed the early part of the day please check out Part I of our coverage.
November brings cooler weather to the Valley of the Sun, something that most locals look forward to. I myself was looking forward to November not only for this, but November meant that the mecca of aftermarket shows was around the corner. Last year I was not able to attend SEMA. I am not going to lie, I was a little bummed out that I was not able to partake in the event. It didn’t help that friends kept messaging photos and tagging on social media mediums.
Within the first week of November thousands of automobile enthusiasts come together, regardless of their background, location, race, social status, with the vehicle they prefer. Automobile geeks come from all over to share one passion, the love for automobiles and the aftermarket products. This is the only place where you can be next to a guy who has a sweet mullet, and the two of you can take a moment of silence, stand back and appreciate something proper. SEMA.
Our second day at the SEMA – Las Vegas Convention Center was officially the first day of the show. Matt left early to pick up Dan at the airport; they would meet us later at the LVCC. During our bus ride Nolan, Paul and I started to talk about the new Honda Civic Si coupe. Honda was going to unveil the 2014 Civic Si Coupe so we were going to get a chance to see it firsthand. However, our conversation revolved around what we thought would be the ugliest thing about the new Civic Si. Paul and Nolan opted for the rear part of the car/rear bumper while I went with the front-fascia but I also thought that the wheels could possibly be hideous. Time will tell.
Fall is one of my favorite seasons; the weather starts to give you a break, at night you can turn off the A/C and open the windows to let the breeze in, football is on full force (both college and professional), Formula 1 is going strong and there is probably some drama going on, the U.S. Grand Prix is around the corner, basketball season begins (at both levels), there is some leftover candy from Halloween and of course there is the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) that takes place in Las Vegas.
It never fails, every time I am going somewhere for a couple days all hell breaks loose at work. I show up early to work so I could leave early with enough time to catch my flight with Paul. As time approaches for me to leave, I am asked to make some emergency changes in a project and I throw something together on the fly to ensure I can get out of there on time… which for some reason never happens.