2017 SEMA Show Coverage
A couple of weeks ago our beautiful spokes-model Ashlie from the Rocky Mountain Hobby Expo made the trip to Las Vegas, Nevada to cover the SEMA car/truck expo. SEMA is the biggest and baddest car show held each year, a place where the aftermarket industry can show off all their latest full sized car & truck goodies to all their dealers.
Making a big splash at SEMA ’17 was our friends from Traxxas. Traxxas has always been fantastic at showing off the world of rc to the mainstream media, SEMA is another great example of that. Traxxas put on some insane off-road truck demos and premiered a bunch of new products at the show. Shown for the first time at SEMA was the new Ford Bronco body for the TRX-4, aluminum upgrades for the 4-Tec 2.0 and TRX-4, the new TRX-4 kit, new Method 1.9 and 2.2 wheels, as well as the TRX-4 long arm lift kit. As always, the Traxxas staff was affable and did a great job of explaining all the details about their latest releases.
Redcat Racing is in the midst of making a big push with their new Everest Gen7 scale crawler, but they also debuted a short course truck at SEMA. The lastest offering in their higher-end Team Redcat line-up is the TR-SC10E. The SC10E was designed for bashing from the ground up with ultra durable plastic, reinforced diffs, hardened steel driveshafts, a steel spur gear, and over-sized bumpers. They also had the rest of their product line on display with trucks ranging from small all the way up to gas powered 1/5th scalers.
Another rc company that showed at SEMA was CEN Racing. CEN had big plans for the SEMA show and it looked like they did an incredible job. Premiering at SEMA for CEN was the new American Force Edition Reeper monster truck. The latest edition of the Reeper comes with high-zoot American Force wheels, along with fully licensed Fury tires. The CEN crew put on some cool driving demos with the new Reeper and seemed to be generating a lot of interest among the non-rc crowd.
The BigSquidRC Bash Crew would like to send HUGE thanks to Ashlie for her show coverage, as well as to the folks at Traxxas, Redcat, and CEN for being so nice at the show. We can’t wait to go full force at the 2018 SEMA, hope to see many of you there next year! If you are on Instagram, you can visit Ashlie here. Also, if you are on Instagram, why aren’t you on OUR PAGE?.
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