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SEMA 2017 – Does America Do It Better?

23rd November 2017 — by Mike Newland

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SEMA 2017 – Las Vegas, Nevada

For anyone who hasn’t heard of SEMA, it’s an automotive mecca to which thousands travel every year. Featuring some of the most highly tuned and modified cars, unreleased prototypes and a lot of lifted trucks.

SEMA Show 2017

SEMA Show 2017

For the UK car show fans, think Autosport International at the Birmingham NEC. However you could fit that entire show in one hall at SEMA and still have room for more. It also contains a huge trade section, selling almost anything you could want for a car.

SEMA Show 2017

Just in case you were after a truck to carry your dirt buggy you can find that here also. Along with a selection of other amazingly prepared off road vehicles. Ranging from competition trucks to crazy builds just for the sake of it.

SEMA Show 2017

SEMA Show 2017

SEMA Show 2017

The car of the show for me was the new 301 MPH Hennessey Venom F5. Featuring a super light weight carbon fibre body, weighing in at just 2,965 lbs. With its twin turbo V8 engine it develops 1600 horsepower.

SEMA Show 2017

SEMA Show 2017

SEMA Show 2017

If the Venom doesnt do it for you, then you can take a look at a massive range of super cars. From Bugatti, Ferrari, the stunning Mclaren P1 and everything else in between.

SEMA Show 2017

SEMA Show 2017

SEMA Show 2017

Lets suppose drifting and gymkhana are more your sort of thing. On display this year was Ken Blocks stunning Hoonicorn V2, along with Baggsy’s new Nissan GTR, which those of you at this years Goodwood Festival of Speed would have already seen tearing up the fabled hill climb. Ken Blocks new Escort Cosworth was also proudly on display.

SEMA Show 2017

SEMA Show 2017

SEMA Show 2017

Literally having something for every car fan amongst us, after walking around the static displays you can check out some live action. From drifting in the centre area to off road buggy’s.

SEMA Show 2017

SEMA Show 2017

There is something for everyone at SEMA and I cant wait to go back again!

Words & Pictures – Mike Newland

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Adam Elder Does King Of The Ring

16th April 2017 — by Mike Newland

Current Fueltopia Barrel Sprint champion Adam Elder takes on Arena Essex. We followed Adam as he branched out into King Of The Ring. Both KOTR and FBS involve a high level of car control and consistency. Check out the video to see how 2016 FBS champ got on.

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Fueltopia Offline – Ace Cafe & Kebagel’s

14th March 2017 — by Mike Newland

The Fueltopia “Offline” meets are really starting to kick off at the Ace. With the daylight now lasting a little longer, and winters chill starting to die down. More and more people are coming to check out our awesome monthly meets.

March’s meet saw a vast array of different cars from lots of backgrounds, From crazy sound off cars to full on competition drift cars. Variety is something that makes these meets extra special. I went along last night with my video camera, to try and get you guys an insight into Fueltopia at the Ace.

How can you be apart of it i hear you ask? Easy. Follow the Fueltopia page on face book https://www.facebook.com/fueltopia.co.uk. From there you will see when we post up the next monthly meet, all details will be in the event post.

Video by Mike Newland