Winter is here and so is the Gauge Magazine December 2019 SEMA Issue! This issue is full of all the SEMA coverage that you have been waiting for. Starting off our coverage with the SEMA 2019 Freaks Pre Party. Check out all the rides and fun that happens at the pre party and see who won the Gauge Magazine award! SEMA 2019 Domestic Cars is one to not miss! Full of custom domestic rides full of new products and graphics that will blow your mind. Next is SEMA 2019 Import rides, it's hard to take your eyes off of all the rides but wait until you see B is for Builds Huracan unveiled! The SEMA 2019 2WD Trucks may have stolen the show this year with Chevrolet unveiling the new Chevy E10. It's a play on the body of the old school C10 but completely electric! Next, the SEMA 2019 4x4 Trucks. 4x4s were raised to heights we’ve never seen before and you’ll want to make sure you stop by and check out those rides! Whether you have or haven’t attended SEMA, you know that the models are something … [Read More...]
SEMA 2019 Ignited allow for automotive enthusiasts who would like to take a look at some of the top vehicles and products from the 2019 trade-only SEMA Show. Ignited is open to the public, with general admission being $20 and children 12 and under being free with a paid general admission ticket. Premium tickets were also available for $75 and included access to a reserved seating area, free t-shirt, and more. If you were a SEMA Show attendee, you were able to get in free when you showed your badge. At the conclusion of the SEMA Show is when SEMA 2019 Ignited happens. Hundreds of custom-built vehicles roll out of the convention center and cruise to assemble at SEMA Ignited, where the public can see the elaborate work performed by the builders and some of the newest and most innovative products used on the builds. The SEMA 2019 Ignited event included food, music, drift demonstrations, celebrities, and the announcement of the SEMA 2019 Battle of the Builders Champion. The … [Read More...]
If you have ever attended SEMA 2019, then you know that it is a tradition to attend the Freaks of Nature SEMA Kick Off Party. The party is usually held over on 3rd street at the Hogs and Heifers Saloon but for the 2019 year the location was moved to 300 N Casino Drive next to the mob museum. With the weather being the coldest that it has been for a while in Vegas and adding a location change for the Kick Off Party, that did not stop everyone from coming out and having an amazing time. When the GaugeMagazine staff arrived at the show, there was already a HUGE crowd. This year, Mickey Harris hosted a live art show that brought out 30 artist creating beautiful pieces that would be silently auctioned during the SEMA Kick Off Party. All proceeds that were raised from the silent auction went to Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation to raise money for the charity, this is one of the many reasons we love this party! For the first time, the SEMA Kick Off Party welcomed in food trucks. … [Read More...]
SEMA is known for bringing out a wide range of vehicles from 4x4, domestic, import, custom, and much more! They have made sure to also create a special area for those who deserve to show off their hard work on their motorcycles. Each year, just like every year, SEMA 2019 Bikes raise the bar higher and higher and it makes it that much more exciting when you see them in person! As you walked up to each bike, you could tell instantly that they had a lot of work, time, love, sweat, and more put into them. The detail that is on every inch of these bikes were breath taking and every time you checked back you seemed to notice something new. We almost couldn't take our eyes off of the SEMA 2019 Bikes! These rides are not the normal bikes that you may see cruising through your town, these bikes are a complete work of art! For the past 20 years, we have headed out to Las Vegas, NV to attend SEMA. The show brings in builders, media, and domestic and buyers from all around to see … [Read More...]
For the past 20 years, Gauge Magazine has traveled to the SEMA show is Las Vegas, NV to see of the most nostalgic and beautiful rides along with new products that will be entering the automotive world. But there is more to the show than just that, there are also some of the most beautiful models in attendance as well! The SEMA 2019 Models added a spark to the show that just make it seem complete! Our photographers attend the everyday of the show to make sure that they get a picture of EVERY SINGLE ride, but they also make sure to stop and get some shots of the amazing women that are in the manufacturers booths. SEMA 2019 Models are brought out to these booths to draw attention, pass out literature, sign autographs and take photos with customers on booths feature vehicle and their products. Each year it seems that the models that attend the show get more beautiful, even if they are brought back year after year! Their continuous smile, amazing build, love for the SEMA Show, and … [Read More...]
SEMA 2019 brought out some imports that completely blew our mind, and we could not wait to come back and share them with you! Many of the Import cars were built specifically for SEMA 2019, but do you think the Import rides took over the show this year? Youtube Star Chris, AKA B is for Build, had been working on his Lamborghini Huracan for three months before SEMA. Through Youtube you were able to watch Chris and his friends work through building the Huracan but until they unveiled the ride at SEMA 2019 no one was able to see the finished product. The finished ride was hidden under a light gray cover and people were constantly lined around the ride waiting for it to be unveiled! On November 5th at the Garrett Advancing Motion booth the Huracan was revealed and it was amazing to see the ride completely finished! We recorded the unveiling and you can see it in the video! It was overall amazing to see the unveiling and to meet Chris and his friends as well! Congrats … [Read More...]
SEMA 2019 4x4 Trucks has always been one of our favorite categories to photograph because of how unique this category is. We have always said that 4x4s at SEMA always blow our mind as the lifts get higher and higher, the graphics gain more detail, and the new products make the rides look meaner than ever! For the past ten years, a Jeep Wrangler has been given the title of Hottest 4x4/SUV at SEMA. Continuing this title for the past ten years also makes it the only vehicle to have never lost in its class. Every year at SEMA, vehicles emerge that are embraced by the aftermarket community. The exhibitors are at the forefront of the industry and have a unique ability to identify the hottest vehicles for future trends. Jeeps have proven themselves as the most popular SUV in the aftermarket world! Social Media star SupremePatty came out to SEMA 2019 with his Lifted Ford F250, and his truck was one that nobody was able to take their eyes off of. You could also find SupremePatty at … [Read More...]
SEMA 2019 Domestic Cars killed it this year just like it does every year! SEMA draws hundreds of domestic cars from all around the world but they also bring in over 60,000 domestic and international buyers! Each ride seem to shine bright in its own spotlight and we know that you will be loving the domestic rides from SEMA 2019. This year, a domestic car was titled the 2019 SEMA Battle of the Builders Champion! A 1969 Chevrolet Camaro "Valkyrja" built by Jim and Mike Ring won that title. This build was made for a customer located in Belgium, and when asking the Ring brothers about the cost of the ride, they would not state exactly what the owner paid, but they stated it was between $500,000 to $1 million. The Ring brothers also had a doubt about this ride; the color. They knew that the Camaro itself would be sick no matter what, but they really did try to turn the customer away from the green exterior color. It was a completely different turn of color from the vibrant … [Read More...]
SEMA 2019 2WD Trucks showed off exactly what they had this year and we could not get enough! With this year being our 20th Anniversary of attending SEMA, we feel that this year was the year for the 2wd trucks! One ride that caught our eye was located over in the Chevy Booth in Central Hall. Looking at this 2WD truck, you would think that you are seeing an old school C10, but looks can be deceiving. This is actually the new Chevrolet E10, known as the "future of hot-rodding." Chevrolet wanted to keep the vintage appearance from the 1962 C10 pickup truck but then they added a modernized electric drivetrain. The electric parts came from the Chevy Bolt EV and electric crate powertrain which includes electric crate motors, batteries, and automatic transmission. "As General Motors continues to work toward our vision of a zero-emissions world, concepts such as this help us get there, while still supporting the enthusiasts who love to drive vintage vehicles." (Business … [Read More...]
SEMA 2019 Photos are here! It is hard to believe that 2019 marks the 20th straight year of the Gauge Magazine crew being in Las Vegas, NV and attending attending SEMA. We are here to make sure that you get the best coverage from SEMA in the quickest way possible! Gauge Magazine will be going live on our Facebook and Instagram pages to give you a coverage that will allow you to feel like you are right there with us and answer any questions that you may have. We are posting each day of the SEMA 2019 photos with hundreds of pictures of all the excitement. Don’t miss the Cars, Trucks and Models! SEMA brings in businesses from around the globe to come and show the new products that will enhance your ride for the upcoming season. This year, we will be doing live interviews with many of the businesses that are showing off their new products and getting an up close look at the coolest vehicles of the show! Last years SEMA show brought in more than 90,000 domestic and international … [Read More...]
The Benefits of a Classic Buick Car Service Regardless of the age of your vehicle, whether it’s a classic Buick car or one of those futuristic electric automobiles, you should send it for tune-ups regularly. A car service ensures that the different parts of your vehicle are in tip-top condition. Similar to how you wipe and polish the external surface of your automobile before you drive it out of your garage, you should also make sure that the internal components of your car are still in working order and can perform their functions efficiently. In fact, regular inspection and repairs may even be more vital than how your vehicle looks on the outside. Here are the benefits of a classic Buick car service to convince you to send in your vehicle for a tune-up: Boost Safety The primary advantage of a car service is that it keeps your vehicle in excellent condition. When your brakes and gas pedals are well-oiled and work properly, you avoid endangering yourself or other … [Read More...]
All of us love cars so much that we would give everything to keep our car in as good condition as it can possibly get. We take care about them and try to keep them clean every day. This is one of the best ways to show how much you appreciate your car, especially if it is a car that you have always wanted to have. However, it seems that there are two car categories that are very popular among car lovers all around the world; of course, we are talking about classic cars and supercars. If you own one you know exactly what are we talking about. Many people wondered if it is a good idea to go with a car restoration, especially if the condition is really bad. Well, we have the answer for you! Let us make things easy for you from the start by saying YES. Every classic car deserves to undergo the classic car restoration process if you want to extend its life and make it as attractive as it can ever be. There are so many reasons to do this process and we will start with the most obvious … [Read More...]
There are roughly 5 million collector cars in the United States. This creates a huge opportunity for hosting a local car show. It sounds easy, line up several cars, play some music, and hand out some trophies. But there's so much more that goes into planning a car show. You need to read this guide before you start planning. Otherwise, you risk hosting a car show flop. Set the Details To get started, you need to decide the basic details of your events. This means deciding on a theme, choosing a date, and selecting a location. The Theme What kind of car show do you want to host? This is important because you'll want to attract the right car owners and enthusiasts to your show. Here are some ideas to help you get started Trucks Classic cars Antique cars Muscle cars Imports Motorcycles All-inclusive The Date Don't blindly choose a date on the calendar. It needs to be far enough in advance to give people a warning so they can plan to go. You also want … [Read More...]
Last year Toyota sold a combined total of 95 million vehicles. As you can see, the demand for Toyota vehicles has never been higher. In particular, the new 2020 Toyota Tacoma has made waves in the truck community. The midsize truck outshines the competition in terms of its hauling capabilities and affordable price. But is the 2020 version the best Toyota Tacoma year? Or are you better off going with an older model? In this article, we’ll explore both the base specs and new features. Come find out why the new Tacoma is one of the best yet. Standard Toyota Tacoma Features Before we get into the new features that come with the Toyota Tacoma, let’s go over some of the standard features that are the same from last year. The Toyota Tacoma engine features a 3.5-liter V-6 with direct injection capabilities. The four-cylinder engine gives off 278 horsepower. You won’t win any races with this truck, but it does get you where you need to be smoothly and comfortably. You can … [Read More...]
Getting into your car during the middle of summer feels similar to stepping inside a preheated oven. That's why many people decide to tint their car windows. If you're getting ready to tint your windows, you need to take some time to understand the window tint laws in your state. But why do states have so many window tint laws anyway? We've put together this guide to help you understand what window tinting laws are and why they are mandated. So let's get started! Window Tinting Laws 101: Understanding the Basics Every state has its own window tinting laws, so understanding the cans and can'ts of tinting can get a little confusing. Here's what you need to know. Why Do People Tint Their Windows? There are a number of reasons people tint their car windows, but the following are some of the most common: Heat Many types of window tinting reflect sunlight away from your car. This means your car won't turn into an oven when you park it outside on a hot day. Tinting … [Read More...]
If you own a Nissan Skyline and you are looking to make some serious improvements to the vehicle, there are some great options available. You can find a range of Nissan Skyline performance parts on the market today, and you should not have any trouble finding some great solutions to your current needs. Let’s look at some of the top options that you will want to have on your list. Making some improvements to the exhaust is a great idea, and there are some excellent Nissan Skyline performance parts that can work quite well for you in this case. The Nissan Skyline RB20/RB25 Screamer Dump Pipe is an exhaust made from 304-grade stainless steel. It features 2.5” main piping and a 1.25” waste pipe. It’s a high-quality option that is easy to install. Another option for exhaust is the RB20/RB25 Turbo Dump Pipe. It is also made using 304-grade stainless steel with 2.5” main piping and a 1.25” waste pipe. The dump pipe helps to separate turbo and exhaust gases, which will reduce the amount … [Read More...]
Mecum Auto Auction Indianapolis 2019 Mecum Auto Auction Indianapolis 2019 was held May 14-19th, 2019 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, IN. Whether you were able to watch in person or chose to watch from the couch, there was no way that you would want to miss out on what came to Mecum Auto […]
Those Dudes 3rd Annual Picnic Live Coverage Those Dudes 3rd Annual Picnic Live Coverage was held at Fairfield West Elementary School if Fairfield, OH on June 22nd, 2019. If you are near this area and are looking for a show full of custom rides and hydraulics, then this is where you would want to be! […]
Live Coverage from Mid America Truck Show The Mid America Truck Show was held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky from March 28-30, 2019. This show is known as one of the largest annual heavy-duty trucking industry events in the world! Now we know that there are many of you that wanted to […]
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