Enjoy the SEMA after party experiencing it through the RallyWays SEMA Ignited photos. This is what you’re missing if you don’t come out. You need tickets, but SEMA Ignited is open to the public.
This photo collection is from SEMA Ignited 2015, though they are perfectly representative to any year.
SEMA Ignited is the after party of the SEMA Show. It serves two purposes. First, it’s open to the public and not just the car industry folks. Therefore, it allows the general public to enjoy what SEMA has to offer. Secondly, it provides an outlet for those that have been at SEMA for the entire week and yet somehow still want more! Haha.
While SEMA Ignited is open to the public, you do need a ticket. Since these SEMA Ignited photos are representative of the after party overall, we’re not going to pigeonhole it to one specific year. For that reason, we’re not going to put a price on it — Just in case you are reading this 2 days from now, or 2 years from now. Just search up SEMA Ignited and find out how much are the tickets.
One of the highlights of SEMA Ignited is the SEMA Cruise. This is when many of the SEMA show cars exit the main show and get into a big caravan to drive to the location of SEMA Ignited. For this you don’t need a ticket. You can just line the streets like the huge crowd did this year and take in the action.
The SEMA Cruise
The crowd around SEMA cruise was absolutely staggering. Bleachers were set up on each side of the road in the Las Vegas Convention Center complex to allow for as many spectators as possible. Furthermore, the police had to block the main road for a bit in order to allow all the vehicles through. Even then, the crowds around the exit of the convention center were huge. The flash of cellphone cameras and professional cameras just the same was blinding.
The RallyWays Fiesta ST – #RallyFist was part of the featured vehicles in the SEMA Cruise. It was great to be able to experience the cruise and to make our sponsors proud. #RallyFist grabbed tons of attention during the cruise, the entrance to SEMA Ignited and the after party itself. We even did a short TV spot for what probably was the local news or something. Honestly, with all the commotion, it was hard to figure out who was who, and what the show was… but it seemed like a news bit.
SEMA Ignited was really fun. The combination of amazing cars, food trucks, music and the people made it a truly memorable event. Just like at the main show, Ford stole the show with their drift display featuring the new 2016 Ford Mustang GT350 based on the new S550 chassis. Ford was kind enough to also have the new Focus RS on display at SEMA Ignited as well.
Let’s let the photos do the talking. There is so much to see and a lot of it you’ll only get by looking at the photos. So here we go. Take your time.
Next time you are at SEMA for the main tradeshow, don’t leave early on Friday. Come out to SEMA Ignited. In fact, book your hotel all the way through Saturday so you don’t have to take on the brutal drive out to wherever you have to go after a long day Friday. It’s safer anyway. If you are one of those that haven’t been able to attend the main tradeshow because you don’t work in the industry, come out to SEMA Ignited next time. Buy the tickets and come enjoy the show. It really is a great experience and a great way to enjoy SEMA even if you don’t go to the main show.
If you are looking for photos of the main SEMA show check this out: SEMA Show 2015 Massive Photo Collection
Editor’s note: Big shoutout goes out to Robert Stangarone and his awesome RS-R sponsored Scion FR-S autocross car (cover photo). Big thanks for all the help during the last day of SEMA.