This yearâ€™s SEMA Awards for the top trending vehicle models in four categories were announced on Tuesday November 5, 2013 at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The Ford Mustang was named Hottest Car, the Scion FR-S took the Hottest Sport Compact honors, the Ford F-Series won Hottest Truck and the Jeep Wrangler received the Hottest 4×4-SUV award.
I was pulling for the Chevy Silverado and the Corvette Stingray, so I guess I struck out; there but no complaints with the Scion FR-S and Jeep Wrangler winning.
Dare to be Different
One of the fun parts of SEMA, is the over the top, just because I can, attitude of many of the cars.Â Enough said
Decisions abound on this weekend.Â In Michigan you can choose from two unique car events – Woodward Dream Cruise and the Back to the Bricks car show; while in California you have an abundance of car shows and auctions concluding with the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Woodward Dream Cruise
Woodward Dream Cruise resurrects a moving car cruise along 16 miles of Woodward Avenue.Â a million folks line the highway as FOURTY thousand of American muscle cars go out for the a cruise through eight communities.Â Surrounding towns have held impromptu shows in the days leading up to this Saturday.Â Detroit manufacturers bring out concept cars, historical cars and lots of steel eye candy.Â And if you are not up for exhaust fumes and a few tires chirping and burningÂ you can truck over to Flint, Michigan.
Back to the Bricks
Back to the Bricks takes over the streets of Downtown Flint and allows for a car show of classic American iron.Â And inside the Bricks show is a sub set of cars, the Corvette Reunion.Â With upwards of 700 Corvettes there alone, there is plenty for all to see.Â Plus in the days leading up to Saturday there were a variety of car related shows and cruises.
Pebble Beach and Monterrey, California
On the left coast along Monterrey, California classic cars of all calibers are out in force, cruising and selling.Â Five separate auction houses hold unique auctions this week.Â The familiar names of Mecum and Russo Steele are joined by Bonhams , RM and Gooding to offer twelve days of classic car auctions.Â This are too offers a variety of downtown car shows and cruises plus the Rolex Monterrey Motorsports Reunion of historical race cars and the famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.Â The price for admission to the Pebble beach show?Â A hefty $250 in advance, yes that is per person!Â I think I’ll watch in on the web instead.
This is clearly a weekend I wish I could be in two (or more) places at once.