SEMA 2015: Classic Restoration Pickups Photo Gallery


Inside and out, sprinkled among wild versions of all makes and models, our eyes spotted a number of classic pickup trucks in various stages of customizing at the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas.

While 1940s and '50s pickups have been the most popular at past SEMA shows, this year we saw a growing number of pickup aficionados giving new life to trucks of the '60s and '70s.

Regardless of the year, it appears "patina" paint is a current trend that we think will be in vogue for a long time. Like a fingerprint, keeping the rusty and weathered paint look gives each truck its own unique character that can't be readily duplicated. The interior and drivetrain, well, those are exactly the kinds of products SEMA 2015 is filled with, aisle after aisle after aisle. photos by Bruce Smith and Brian Wong





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