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 |  Nov 20 2012, 6:15 PM

On October 31st, 2012, 50 Scion FR-S vehicles assembled a caravan to drive out to Las Vegas for the 2012 SEMA Show. The Japanese automaker was on hand to capture the action, releasing a short teaser video of its trip.

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 |  Nov 13 2012, 2:01 PM

A couple of weeks ago, Kia debuted five Justice League concept models at the 2012 SEMA Show, and now the Korean automaker has released a video of the unveiling.

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 |  Nov 02 2012, 9:20 AM

Mopar and Fiat came out swinging at the 2012 SEMA Show, bringing a trio of modified Fiat 500 models to show off the versatility of the Italian automaker’s compact model.

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 |  Nov 02 2012, 7:47 AM

Dodge knew that it had to come out strong with its new Dart model at the 2012 SEMA Show, and the American automaker did not disappoint. 

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 |  Nov 01 2012, 3:01 PM

10. Jade Crew Subaru BRZ


In a sea of custom Scion FR-S’ and Subaru BRZs at the 2012 SEMA Show, it’s surprisingly hard to compile a list of the top 10 without some criteria. So to compile our list of favorites, we decided to look at all the 86s and judge based on cleanliness, originality, and functionality – and of course, how it looked on the show floor.

Kicking off our top 10 list is a Subaru BRZ we spotted outside the convention center which to us, defines what a custom daily-driver BRZ should be. Nothing over-the-top, nothing too flashy – just simple and clean, with functional modifications. The Chargespeed carbon fiber lip kit complements the stock bodylines of the BRZ perfectly, while the custom blue Volk Racing TE37SLs pay tribute to a classic wheel that has truly lasted the test of time.

 |  Nov 01 2012, 8:32 AM

Each year, the South Hall at the 2012 SEMA Show is filled with wheel and tire manufacturers looking to grab the attention from buyers. What better way to do that than with a Lamborghini Aventador?

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 9:01 PM

Previewed prior to the opening of the 2012 SEMA Show, several Volkswagen Beetles were scattered throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center, seemingly as if they had no home.

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 6:41 PM

Almost a week since the Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge competitors were revealed, the Japanese automaker has picked a winner at the 2012 SEMA Show: Chris Basselgia. Basselgia, builder of the Minty FReSh Scion FR-S took home the top prize of $10,000 while John Toca’s FR-S came in second and Daniel Song’s FR-S GT came in third.

View galleries of the Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge competitors below.

GALLERY: Tuner Challenge 1st Place – Minty FReSh Scion FR-S

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GALLERY: Tuner Challenge 2nd Place – Carbon Stealth Scion FR-S

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GALLERY: Tuner Challenge 3rd Place – Scion FR-S GT

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 4:01 PM

Extensively previewed prior to their 2012 SEMA Show debut, the Toyota Celebrity Dream Build Challenge vehicles did not disappoint on the floor in Las Vegas.

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 2:13 PM

If a picture is worth a thousand words, we have a lot to say on just how popular the new Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ is at the 2012 SEMA Show.

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 2:00 PM

The collection of vehicles in the Ford booth at the 2012 SEMA Show might be the American automaker’s best in recent years. 

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 1:52 PM

Teaming up with comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, Mopar built a one-of-a-kind Dodge Challenger SRT that was unveiled late yesterday afternoon at the 2012 SEMA Show.

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 1:02 PM

Last year, Japanese tuner Bensopra released an aero kit for the Nissan GT-R that made the word radical an understatement. Priced at over $50,000 with its massive spoiler, the Bensopra GT-R takes tuning to the extreme.

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 12:55 PM

The all-new Ford Fusion proves that sedans don’t have to be boring, and the American automaker took it up a notch with four custom Fusions at the 2012 SEMA Show.

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 12:41 PM

The extremely rare Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition is out in Las Vegas at the 2012 SEMA Show, surprisingly making its US auto show debut.

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 |  Oct 30 2012, 8:51 PM

By now, the only surprise for the Scion FR-S cars in the Japanese automaker’s booth at the 2012 SEMA Show was how each would look when compared side-by-side.

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 |  Oct 30 2012, 8:43 PM

Virtually seen by everyone in the world in the recent Avengers movie, the Acura NSX Roadster concept makes it most recent public appearance at the 2012 SEMA Show.

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 |  Oct 30 2012, 8:42 PM

Debuting last month at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the Lexus LF-CC is now enjoying its North American debut at the 2012 SEMA Show.

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 |  Oct 30 2012, 7:35 PM

With the Five Axis Lexus LS F Sport undoubtedly stealing the show at the Japanese automaker’s booth – even more so than the Nurburgring Edition LFA – it would be excusable to miss the supercharged GS F Sport located outside.

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 |  Oct 30 2012, 6:24 PM

Making its debut today at the 2012 SEMA Show is a custom Acura ILX ‘Street Build’ that shows what the ILX is capable of with some aftermarket goods.

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 |  Oct 30 2012, 4:19 PM

The newest addition to the Dodge lineup has made a big impression at the 2012 SEMA Show, with Mopar going all-out in accessorizing the new compact sedan.

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 |  Oct 30 2012, 4:08 PM

Mustang enthusiasts at the 2012 SEMA Show shouldn’t be disappointed, as Ford has brought out a fine collection of modified ‘Stangs to the show floor in Las Vegas. 

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 |  Oct 30 2012, 3:10 PM

As expected, Fiat unveiled several modified 500 models at the 2012 SEMA Show: The Fiat 500 Beach Cruiser, Fiat Abarth Cafe Racer, and a modified Fiat Argento from Magneti Marelli.

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 |  Oct 30 2012, 1:04 PM

A pleasant surprise greeted us in the Mopar booth at the 2012 SEMA Show; an SRT Viper modified by none other than famed Italian tuning house, Abarth.

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