Suppose they gave an art show and 130,000 people came? SEMA did and invited a half dozen great artists plus BOMONSTER. 2014 marked the first year art was shown on the Skybridge between the Central and South Halls. I had never shown my art there before so it was a thrill to be invited with Max Grundy, Ed Tillrock, Josh Welton, Dan Brown, Keith Weesner, Tom Fritz and and SEMA Hall of Famer Bob Larivee, Sr.
99% of SEMA attendees are not there to buy art and were surprised by the cool gallery display and meeting the artists. I had a great time meeting celebrities, old timers, friends and had my picture taken about a 100 times. Like most shows, I don't get to see much of the actual show but the cool thing is all the fun usually comes to me. Here's a little of what I saw...
One of the highlights was meeting Ed Iskendarian - the Godfather of racing cams - at a private small dinner affaire. He told some great stories about sponsoring Don Garlits in the old days. Like when Garlits rejected one cam had Ed grind another one and then complained about that one too. So Ed ground off the numbers off the old one and restamped a new number and sent it back to him. Garlits then set a world record with that cam. Ed is 93, a great storyteller and all-around nice guy.
Photos by BOMONSTER