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Toyo Tires Treadpass at SEMA 2017 - #TENSEMA17

The show inside the show is a trove of insane builds

Nov 1, 2017

Pro tip: if you still have time to hit up the SEMA tradeshow this week, do yourself and go to the Toyo Tires Treadpass walkway linking the Las Vegas Convention Center's Central and South Halls. We teased last week a bit of what's going on there, but our piece does not do the curated display any justice. The craftsmanship was on another level. Just go - you can thank us later.

For those who can't make it to Las Vegas, or simply aren't part of the aftermarket circus, our video and photo gallery will hopefully give you a tiny insight into the eclectic blend of machinery. For sure, as previewed (and expected), cars like Dominic Le's 240Z and the Bulletproof Automotive x Varis Evo X were knockouts, but the Sleeper's Speed Shop-built 997TT rocking a VAD Designs' GT3R motorsport was nuts beyond compare. It was just one of several Euros in the Treadpass area that kept our jaw on the floor the entire time we were there.

997TT GT3R.JPG Photo 2/51   |   997TT GT3R

On the J brand side, Toyo had two remarkable S2000 hard parked in its exhibit, one Honda roadster in Mode Parfume kit and the other RyWire Motorsports Electronics' entry into SEMA's 2017 Battle of the Builders competition; the Mugen-bodied RyWire car is motivated by a built 2.5-liter F-series engine with eight staged injectors and "a huge set of Kinsler ITBs." Also nearby was Jonny Grunwald's follow up to his TCP Magic FD3S RX-7, a Pandem RX-8 in the builder's familiar color scheme.

ITB F series 2 5L.JPG Photo 6/51   |   ITB F Series 2 5L

Toyo Tires Treadpass was so good, we're honestly surprised more people at the 2017 SEMA Show didn't know about it. Get into the gallery and see what you slept on.

Bob Hernandez
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