Event Preview: SEMA Show 2005

For most, October’s close means falling leaves as the seasons turn to autumn or kids dressed in costumes and gorging on candy in celebration of Halloween. For car geeks, the coming of November means an in-depth look at the automotive aftermarket – from everything the USA has to offer to the Essen Motorshow in Germany where everything the Europeans have on tap will be displayed. First up… SEMA.

This month VWvortex will be covering both shows, starting next week with SEMA. This industry show in Las Vegas covers everything from monster trucks to low riders and everything in between.

The big news this year at SEMA is that Volkswagen will be officially represented at SEMA. With its own booth, we hear VW will display several cars, at least one of which will be an accessories car. This being SEMA, we’re assuming the rest will be suitably wild and are looking forward to see what Auburn Hills has in store for SEMA attendees.

Other VW Group brands like Audi , Bentley and Lamborghini always show good promise for presence at SEMA.

Bling is always big, and the Continental GT, Gallardo and Murcielago are perfect display vehicles for companies wishing to show the latest in rolling chrome plating.

On the Audi side of things, we’ve heard rumors that Monster Garage’s Jesse James has been playing with an A6 Avant and can’t wait to see what they’ve done to the big Audi hauler.

VWvortex and Fourtitude, in conjunction with KW Suspensions, is also proud to announce that Fourtitude’s Project A3 will be on display as an exhibition car somewhere within the SEMA complex. The car has progressed heavily in the last few weeks in order to be SEMA worthy. The green five-door promises a much more radical appearance than it’s shown thus far on the pages of this website.

While full project updates will filter through on Fourtitude in the next few weeks, the car and all its progress will be on display at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, NV from November 1 to November 4. A specific location for the car won’t be known until October 31, though we’ll report it where you can find it as soon as this has been established. For those not attending the show, photos of the car will be included in next week’s comprehensive SEMA coverage.

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