Corvette Coverage in the GM Display 2016 SEMA
Corvette Coverage of the 2016 SEMA show in Las Vegas, including Vettes in the Battle of the Builders
Text and Photos By Wayne Ellwood
Note: Here is som Corvette Coverage at the 2016 SEMA 50th Anniversary in the GM Display, featuring the Z51 Performance Package T1 Race Car and the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport.
Being the 50th anniversary of SEMA, the organizers created special badging and organized a number of events to celebrate this long and successful history. SEMA has been working on our behalf in many areas, always to good effect. One function of SEMA is to monitor state and federal activities as they affect the transportation industry and to make sure the voices of all concerned parties are heard. They do a truly remarkable job, on this front. Of course, any of the industry partners who shared such a significant landmark were eager to jump in, and show their visible support. In this case, Chevy presented some special versions of its Camaro, which is also 50 years old in spirit but fresh in design.
The SEMA event, which is actually an industry-wide convention-exposition, is another of their major accomplishments. However, for Corvette fans, GM’s focus was on the Camaro. Regardless, SEMA’s “Battle of the Builders” drew a large number of specialty builders and tuners eager to enhance their already well-established reputations. There was a multitude of suppliers who were eager to present their wares. And finally, a number of smaller builders had their car on show as stand-alone representations of their work. I’ll tell you about these, and their display cars.
GM Displays Corvettes at 2016 SEMA
GM can’t devote all its attention to Corvettes. With GM celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Camaro, they relied on a look back to last year’s reveal on the T1 track car and the new for 2017 Grand Sport for their SEMA display.
Here is a list of displays that featured Corvettes (and a couple of extra ones):