SEMA 2019 is GO! Whether you are attending in-person, or watching from afar, no doubt you are impressed with the line up of new cars that have already been unveiled.
As always, there is plenty see across the four days of the premier automotive specialty trade event.
Here is a quick guide to some of the Link ECU cars you can find in Las Vegas this week.
Headlining the Link ECU lineup is Dai Yoshihara’s AE86 powered by a K20C1 engine. Yes, that is a K20C1 from FK8 Honda Civic Type R! The AE86 was Dai’s first car in Japan and he has worked hard to create an authentic, high-performing build that matched up to his fond childhood memories of this iconic car. This masterpiece will be on display at Turn 14 stand until Friday, featuring a Link Force GDI ECU and the Link MXS strada dash display. Although Dai ran out of time to get the car wired and fired up before the event, you will not be disappointed in checking this one out!
Worthouse Drift team Driver’s Piotr Więcek and James Deane can be found at the Hoonigan booth during the week – South Hall in silver lot 3, Booth 62000. On Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30pm to 5:00pm, the boys will warm up their S15’s and put on a show in the outdoor arena. Both the 2JZ powered S-Chassis cars run Link Thunder ECU‘s and an AiM MXS Strada dash.
Other Formula Drift regulars present at SEMA include Corey Hosford
(Maximum Driftcast) and PRO2 Driver Troy Manners
. The latter will be part of the Formula Drift display at SEMA Ignited. If you are going to the show on Friday evening, use the promo code “MANNERS” for free admission to the show courtesy of Troy.
The multi-disciplinary Nissan Juke of Lars Wolfe is also on display, at the Central Hall on the Toyota stand. The Juke uses a Link Force GDI ECU to control the direct injection engine as it competes in rally, Time Attack, gymkhana, and other events across the USA.
Other events still to come on Friday at SEMA include:
Friday, November 8, 2019 | 4:00pm | Las Vegas Convention Center, Silver Drive/Red Road
**No tickets required**
“The capper for the 2019 SEMA Show will be the annual SEMA Cruise. This parade of rolling art is now one of the most-anticipated aspects of the annual gathering by the local populace. The cruise begins when the Show ends at 4:00 p.m. on Friday. The festivities include awards, giveaways, entertainment and seating for the crowd—expanded this year with additional bleachers. The parade culminates in SEMA Ignited. It’s a great way to celebrate a fantastic week of innovation and industry networking.” -www.semashow.com
SEMA Battle of the Builders Competition Winner crowned at SEMA Ignited
Friday, November 8, 2019 | 7:00pm – 7:30pm | Las Vegas Convention Center, Platinum Lot
“Car customizers take extraordinary machines and make them even better. Along the way, the vehicles and products displayed at the SEMA Show set the trends for the rest of us to follow. SEMA is going to highlight the vehicles and their builders for the one shot to steal the spotlight at the 2019 SEMA Show and SEMA Ignited in Las Vegas. See who will be crowned the 2019 SEMA Battle of the Builders winner. Have a feature or booth vehicle at SEMA and interested in being considered for this special honor?” -www.semashow.com
Friday, November 8, 2019 | 3:00pm – 10:00pm | Las Vegas Convention Center, Platinum Lot
“The world’s most unique and celebrated customized vehicles from the 2019 SEMA Show will gather and be accessible to the public on Friday afternoon, as the SEMA Cruise concludes at SEMA Ignited. The event will give consumers a rare opportunity to collect and share images of hundreds of customized vehicles featuring the newest and most innovative products from the 2019 SEMA Show. The Friday night event will include food trucks, music, entertainment, drifting, automotive celebrities, builders and more. Badge holders are admitted to SEMA Ignited at no cost. General admission tickets are $20.00. Tickets for the Premium Reserved Seating Section are $75.00.” -www.semashow.com