SEMA Show 2015 recap

Another successful SEMA Show in the books. My tenth visit to the largest automotive aftermarket show in Vegas, SEMA is a trade only show filled with thousands of competition cars and car builds, and this year, an insane 140,000 people.


I have over 90 images of the show on my Instagram feed, which you can view here.

A quick overview of my cars at SEMA 2015….


I partnered with Daniel Covarrubias aka ‘Killagram‘ on social media and Speedhunters for liveries for his two builds.

For SEMA, Daniel decided he wanted to update this AND create a new build on a Nissan S13 240SX! With time heavily against his side, he managed to pull off the near impossible with two cars at the show.


We kept the cool Scion Teal base paint, normally seen on 1st gen Xb and created a livery using new Speedhunters graphics. In early concepts we looked at White, Graphite and Black graphics. As they were being located together in the vast Toyo Tire area, we thought we would show off one of each to create some added interest.


The latest Speedhunters graphics includes angle elements, so I also used this on the hoods which provides a more resolved treatment on a carbon hood, with the leading edge painted on the Scion.


One of the challenges of these builds are the vast number of brands to include, so these have also been angled so they become part of the graphic.

Elsewhere, I had a couple of Formula Drift liveries on show. Dean Kearney’s Dodge Viper was on the Oracle Lighting booth,



while the Tyler McQuarrie Racing Nissan 350Z of Pat Mordaunt was the centre piece of the Koenig Wheel booth.


The Mustang RTR-X, a build I designed in 2010 with Vaughn Gittin Jr made a welcome return to SEMA. This was such a cool project to work on.

The Ford Performance Racing School also had a number of their latest school cars on show. This livery was based on the traditional Shelby style stripes with a few tweaks and roundel panel.


Last year, I worked on a new motorsport identity for Maxxis Tires and three vehicles carried this new livery. These off road racers show the ‘full’ livery treatment with an all orange base,


….while the Honda Fit rally car shows off the secondary level where white is retained on the upper section for other sponsors.

The original BMW F30 was also on show.


Finally, down the road from SEMA on the Las Vegas Strip, Red Bull Global RallyCross had their 2015 final event with Subaru Rally Team USA running two of my STi Liveries.


A very successful SEMA show and with my final livery of the year, the Colin McRae tribute livery running on this week’s Wales Rally GB, I am now focused 100% on 2016 and beyond!