Grabbing its share of stares at the SEMA show was ``Loco '64,'' a 1964 Chevy Impala designed by George Torres that was awarded ``Lowrider of the Year'' honors from Lowrider magazine.
At Michelin's BFGoodrich-brand booth, first-time showgoer Larry Mullins, general manager of Brandon Tire & Auto Service, Ortonville, Mich., checks out a car built by ``Hot Rods by Boyd'' owner Boyd Coddington.
The likely home for next year's National Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association's portion of the SEMA show will be the quonset hut building in the background.
The Ram ``Bear Foot''—on display with other Dodge trucks—wears Goodyear 66x43.0025NHS tires.
A record number of attendees viewed the SEMA show.
Can you name this hotrod? Hint: Made by Chrysler, it ``prowls'' the streets shod with P295/40R20 Goodyear Eagle GS-Ds on the rear.
Fairmount Tire & Rubber's '50s soda shop theme made it one of SEMA's most distinctive booths. Left to right: Karen Morrison, a distributor in Arizona; Jerry Saunders, owner; his daughter, Candace, the booth's designer; and (on opposite side of counter) Jean-Luc Berne, a Paris-based Fairmount distributor.
Donda Mullis (kneeling), of M & A Sales, Weston, Conn., unloads 2,000 pounds of pennies using the ``Load Handler,'' a movable polypropylene truck bed liner dubbed a ``smart tool.''