Monday, November 2, 2009

Excitement Builds On Eve of SEMA 2009

When the opening bell rings for SEMA 2009 Tuesday morning, the chaos of the last days before a major show like SEMA will be utterly forgotten. All the scurrying to get vehicles in place, to make sure all is polished and preened, to get carpets laid, displays identified, will be forgotten as quickly as a tissue of dream. Instead, the vast orderliness of a massive spectacle will be all laid out in jewel bedecked wonderment.

The weather is nothing short of perfection with a brilliant sun illuminating the gleaming spectacle of cars and colors and chrome laid out on the apron in front of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The New Product Showcase remained concealed while judges selected winners in the numerous categories. A new Powersports section has been ushered in for the first time. And a whole host of new companies have come for the first time to share wares as diverse as composites and motorcycles, web services and global tracking.

The show's dimensions remain immense while advances in technology in every imaginable facet of the industry has made an imprint.

The media, as usual, is out in force, but nowadays automotive journalists are posting their observations online as they happen. In short, the Internet is very much a presence here, a desert space once remote as nowhere.

The images here hardly tell the story, but give a glimpse that something's happening here. Stay tuned.

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