Keep On Truckin’

SEMA News—September 2017


By Juan Torres

Keep On Truckin’

Thanks to a better economy and lower gas prices, trucks have made a comeback in the aftermarket. As a result, they had a major presence at the 2016 SEMA Show. From classics such as a ’41 Dodge Power Wagon and a ’58 Jeep FC170 that was named a SEMA Battle of the Builders Top 10 finalist to modern marvels such as a ’17 Ford F-250 and a ’16 Nissan Titan XD with 37-in. tires, almost every type of pickup ever produced was displayed at the SEMA Show. The reporters from the publications below were among the many journalists who wrote about these trucks and trends. If you’re a fan of souped-up trucks, read on.

Four WheelerFour Wheeler

Drew Riley chronicled BDS Suspension’s six-week transformation of a showroom ’17 Ford Super Duty into a four-wheeling monster.

En route to the SEMA Show for display, the crew stopped at the Moab trails to test the truck.



Anthony Soos and Jeremy Cook highlighted a lot of the trucks displayed at last year’s Show in Truckin’s SEMA issue.

Additionally, Chris Shelton informed readers about the truck products displayed in the New Products Showcase that readers can now purchase.


Truck TrendTruck Trend

Thanks to Jason Gonderman, Truck Trend readers got a glance at some of the classic and modern trucks that were displayed and also took part in the SEMA Cruise during SEMA Ignited.


Heard in Social Media

“Some pretty wild F-150s hitting SEMA. Check them out!”—Motor Trend, via Facebook

“Dawn of the Planet of the Brodozers: The biggest, baddest trucks of SEMA 2016.”—Autoweek, via Facebook

“Talking with Mike Hallmark about the Hellwig Products Titan XD Overland Truck live from the SEMA Show.”—Falken Tire, via Facebook

“#GMChat A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Truck Gurus’ 2016 Colorado From SEMA.”—GM Authority, via Twitter


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