2012 SEMA Show, Hot New Products and Hotter Custom Rides in the K&N Booth

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K&N 2012 SEMA booth will have this performance modified Harley-Davidson® FXCWC Softail Rocker C
K&N 2012 SEMA booth will have this performance modified Harley-Davidson FXCWC Softail Rocker C
2012 has brought about many changes and newer technologies to the automotive industry. The use of composite materials to save weight and increase durability, growth in the full-electric segment, and smarter technology making smaller motors with more power have all seen rapid advancement this year. Since its first show in 1963, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has been dedicated to bringing all of these advancements and more together into one place. This year in the Las Vegas Conventions Center, from October 30th to November 2nd, every segment of the automotive industry, from the biggest manufacturers to the newest parts and services around, come together to show off their best to the world.
2012 SEMA will show this 1967 Camaro by East Bay Muscle Cars
2012 SEMA will show this 1967 Camaro by East Bay Muscle Cars

K&N Filters will be there with an abundance of hot new performance intake systems, air filters, oil filters and heavy duty products, and best of all, the hottest custom cars in Las Vegas at booth 22943. "K&N is very excited about SEMA 2012," reported K&N Brand Manager Lucio Tapia. "We will be introducing some very special applications to our High-Flow Intake line. In our booth, we will be showing our Camaro ZL1 and Corvette ZR1 Intakes on display for the first time. These intakes incorporate carbon fiber components, all done in-house in Riverside, California."
East Bay Muscle Cars' (EBMC) 1967 Chevy Camaro - 2012 K&N SEMA booth vehicle
East Bay Muscle Cars' 1967 Chevy Camaro - 2012 K&N SEMA booth vehicle

"The SEMA show is the ideal place for us to meet with K&N dealers, show car builders, and supporters from around the world," said Tapia. "We will have displays with some of our most popular products physically mounted, along with useful company and product information. Our booth will also host a number of custom cars and bikes featuring our high flow air filters and wrench-off oil filters."

Tapia also mentioned that SEMA time is a welcome challenge year after year. "For me personally, it starts with planning in July and continues up until I arrive in Las Vegas and get ready for the show to start. Once the show starts on Tuesday, I realize that the stress and long hours leading up to the show were all worth it. SEMA is not only a trade show, where we showcase our products and educate our dealer network, it's an epic "car show" where I get to see the latest and greatest in the automotive scene." "I was that enthusiast that would read car magazines any chance I got and always knew about the SEMA show and hoped one day I would be able to attend," reported Tapia. "Year after year, I get home after the show full of motivation and excitement from all the great people I got to speak with and all the custom vehicles I was able to snap pictures of."
K&N SEMA vehicle - East Bay Muscle Cars' "Tenacity" is an 800 horsepower 1967 Camaro sporting a twin turbo LS motor
K&N SEMA vehicle - East Bay Muscle Cars' "Tenacity" is an 800 horsepower 1967 Camaro sporting a twin turbo LS motor

For those who dig the old with the new, East Bay Muscle Cars (EBMC) has lent their 1969 Camaro, nicknamed "Tenacity" to the K&N SEMA booth. Where does that name come from you might ask? Well, its got a monstorous 650 horsepower LS3, backed by a T-56 tranny, stuffed in a G Max chassis. Plenty of hours went into bringing this labor of love retro-classic muscle car to life. Debuting at the Goodguys PPG Nationals from July 6-8, EBMC took their Tenacity to the exclusive top 5 for the Street Machine of the Year award. "It features a handcrafted air intake system that receives fresh air from in front of the car and passes through dual K&N filters before going into dual 4" air induction tubes to meet at the engine," says EBMC's Steve Keefer. Also scheduled to make a show stopping appearance at booth 22943 is the multiple award winning track racer, Stephanie Cemo and her 2010 Corvette ZR1.
Harley-Davidson Sportster 48 modified café racer will be in K&N's 2012 SEMA Booth
Harley-Davidson Sportster 48 modified café racer will be in K&N's 2012 SEMA Booth

For the two wheel fanatics, K&N will also be representing two one-of-a-kind bikes from California builder, Performance Machines. The "models" stopping by the booth this year include the 2008 Harley-Davidson FXCWC Softail® Rocker C which is fitted with a completely custom gas tank, rear fender, seat mount, and DLC coated front fork as well as several other mods. K&N will also be presenting Performance Machines' Sportster® 48, a redesigned and modified café racer guaranteed to look as fast in the booth as it does on the pavement.

With all of these fantastic vehicles and new products, K&N is ready for the Vegas showcase at SEMA. Making special appearances at the SEMA show this year include Chip Foose, TV personalities Rich Evans of Hot Rod Designer and Stacey David, host of Gearz TV. Also attending the 2012 SEMA show are NHRA drag racers John Force, Allen Johnson, Warren Johnson and Formula Drift Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. among other celebrities. So clear the calendar and set the heading for the Las Vegas Convention Center October 30th through November 2nd to see what K&N and the best of the automotive industry has to offer for the new year and beyond.

Some other similar SEMA show vehicles from prior years include the 2011 SEMA 1969 Chevy Camaro, 2011 SEMA Custom Camaro SS, 2010 SEMA 2010 Camaro SS, 2010 SEMA RCH Designs' Camaro SS, 2009 SEMA RealWheels Maui Jim Camaro, 2009 SEMA Roland Sands Custom Choppers and the SEMA 2008 Modified Harley Davidson.

Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

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K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and intakes in over 30 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies. For more information, visit