Off and on, I've been going to the SEMA show since it was held at the Anaheim Convention Center, and their offices were in a bank on Tyler Avenue in El Monte, California. of course this is all from memory and maybe none of it is true. I guess if I wasn't so lazy I could check out SEMA's member services and substantiate my claims.
Okay, okay, okay. I just checked it out and the SEMA show was held at the Anaheim Convention Center from 1974-77, and I didn't get the part about El Monte. That's enough foolishness, let's move on the SEMA show for 2007 and I'll tell you guys about all the neat stuff that applies to the custom classic truck market.
The big news was from Dynacorn with the debut of an all-steel prototype '55-59 big-window Chevy cab. At the time of the show Dynacorn was still in talks with GM regarding licensing agreements, but that's something they already had to address when they introduced their '47-53 five-window cab, so we think it's pretty safe to say it's a go.
After Dynacorn, we moved on to checking out what Jim and the crew from CPP had to offer and got a firsthand look at their new modular spindle for '60-87 Chevy C-10s. From CPP I wandered off and ran into my friend Jon Kosmoski at his booth for house of Kolor. While I was talking to Jon a custom painter walked-up and asked if he could have his picture taken with Jon. Jon quickly obliged and when I offered to hold the copy of CCT I had just given Jon, he held it up in front of him for the picture ... I thought that was pretty cool, thanks Jon.
For 409 Chevy fans, Edelbrock made the announcement they were going into production to make aluminum heads for 348 and 409-inch Chevrolets. When I got back I called to get a little more information and asked if Edelbrock had any plans to manufacture Y-block Ford heads, and got a no. If you're a Y-block fan e-mail Edelbrock and inquire, I'd love to put a pair on my 272 and 292. The Raven Black '57 T-Bird is an F-model with a huffer, I'd also like to slap a ProCharger on one of my Ys. Well, I guess dreaming is what SEMA is all about. The shot of my black Jimmy is in front of a gas-station in Barstow, California, where I waited for hours before a ChP officer told me the place was closed for business. After that he searched my truck and found nothing but a king-sized jug of Metamucil. on that note, I think it's time to go.