SEMA Show 2022: A Gallery of Cool Cars

Vegas, baby! That’s the rallying cry of hot rodders and car enthusiasts worldwide every year in early November as tens of thousands of people from the automotive aftermarket descend on Sin City for the annual SEMA Show. This massive event has transcended from a simple business trade show into a phenomenon of automotive culture, as manufacturers, car builders, shop owners, tuners, fabricators, media personnel, and more come together to show off and showcase the latest offerings from the industry.

After being cancelled due to Covid in 2020, and being a bit scaled back in 2021, the SEMA Show is back in full force this year. The halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center are filled with booths from the top names in the aftermarket industry. The aisles are packed with buyers, business owners, and other industry personnel. And everywhere you turn there are incredible cars, trucks, and other vehicular creations, many of them being unveiled for the first time on the SEMA Show floor.

Fuel Curve and Goodguys are here checking out all the action and will be bringing you highlights from the show all week. We thought we’d start things off by showcasing what many people want to see – the cool cars that are here to entice people into booths and showcase the talents of our industry’s best builders. There’s a bumper crop of them this year, and this gallery includes some of the finest that caught our eye. We’ll show off the trucks tomorrow, and we will follow that up with some of the cool parts and industry news we find. Stay tuned – SEMA week is just getting started!

Photos by Damon Lee & Todd Ryden

Editor, Goodguys Gazette

Damon Lee began snapping photos at car shows when he was 10, tagging along with his father to events throughout the Midwest. He has combined his passion for cars and knack for writing and imagery into a 20-year career in the automotive aftermarket, writing for titles like Super Chevy and Rod & Custom and, more recently, working for respected industry leaders Speedway Motors and Goodguys Rod & Custom Association.