What a difference a year can make. In 2009, the SEMA Show was reeling, along with everyone else, during difficult economic times. The usual people grid-lock in the aisles was totally missing, allowing plenty of room for Las Vegas Convention Center workers to fork-lift in hundreds of tables and chairs to fill the empty spaces where paying displays had been in previous years. However, the 2010 SEMA Show, held last November, gave everyone reason for optimism as mobs of attendees created more typical traffic jams in the aisles. And you had to search for an empty chair to rest your weary back and feet.
Post-event, SEMA reported an "overwhelmingly positive vibe" with over 100,000 industry professionals converging on Las Vegas for the 2010 SEMA Show. As always, many of them were there to check out the new aftermarket performance parts for Mustangs. Although new Camaros outnumbered Mustangs for the first time in decades, there were plenty of Mustangs to be found in booths and scattered around the Convention Center nooks and crannies. We roamed the packed Convention Center in search of cool Mustangs and the latest Mustang parts for both old and new.
As expected, Ford used the SEMA Show to showcase the upcoming '12 Boss 302. All the new Boss models were on display, including the standard production, a Laguna Seca, and a Boss 302R.