El Rey, a completely restored and customized 1963 Chevy Impala

The SEMA show, held every year in Las Vegas, is Shangri La for car lovers. Put on by the Specialty Equipment Market Association, it’s basically for anyone who makes, distributes, sells, publishes about, restores, builds, styles, races or loves cars. And the exhibitors come to show off, creating custom cars—many specifically just for this show—that showcase their products and skills. It’s basically porn for car nuts.

I had a chance to see the show as a guest of Toyota, so for those of you who couldn’t make the trip to Vegas this year, here’s a (small) sampling of the hundreds of cars getting drooled over at this year’s show:

A Scion FR-S goes topless



This Jeep has been completely painted with truck bed liner

A 1956 Beetle gets a new-school look

The Craftsman Mustang

The first all-electric Class One vehicle to race the Baja 1000

A Shelby Cobra signed by Carroll Shelby

Carroll Shelby's signature on the dash

Classic T-Bird

1931 Model A Roadster Pickup

SO-CAL Indy Speedster

1940 "Catch Me if You Can" Ford Roadster

Customized 1963 split window Corvette

How about encrusting your engine with 13,000 Swarovski crystals?

... or have it plated in 24K gold

Don "The Snake" Prudhomme's funny car

El Camaro, the Camaro / El Camino mashup

The bed of the El Camaro

The original Edelbrock '32 Roadster

Chevy Spark Sinister concept

Antron Brown's "DragQuoia" entry in the Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge. That's a Sequoia under there...

Alexis DeJoria's entry in the Dream Build Challenge

Custom topless COPO Camaro

Tony Stewart's Camaro ZL1 concept show car

The recently announced Hot Wheels edition Camaro

Under the hood

And one for you classic Hot Wheels lovers...

Guy Fieri cooked up a Corvette concept to drive to his drive-ins, diners and dives

A tricked out Scion FR-S

Creative bike... but where do you sit?

Richard Petty tribute Challenger

One way to rustproof your Lambo

Lexus' Project LS F Sport

Lexus LF-CC concept

Daniel Song's Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge entry