Every year a large contingent of people from the Wilwood offices go to the SEMA show to demonstrate our latest and greatest brake innovations to the automotive aftermarket. We are constantly meeting with people and talking to builders and buyers at our booth at the show, but we still get plenty of pictures of our products on the builds there. Wilwood's premium brake calipers and rotors are on so many builds even we are often taken by surprise when we see them.

Here are some things we noticed looking back at the images after the show...

Electric Powered Tuner Cars

Custom performance EV swapped resto-mods are becoming a thing - Sure, there were a lot of cars at the show with internal combustion engines and LS swaps, but there was some impressive electric-powered muscle there as well. EV Muscle Cars built a gray 1972 Plymouth Satellite with Tesla power that they claim will go 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds and still has a 300+ mile range! We'd miss the rumbling sound and feel of a V8 like in the Hellcrate swapped vintage Charger sitting right out front, but the EV is probably more daily commute friendly.

There were several EV-swapped sporty cars there, too, notably a Nissan 350Z and a Toyota GR86, and the instant torque makes them a lot of fun in autocross or a canyon drive.

The Ford Bronco

The new Ford Bronco is a big hit - Sure, there were tons of vintage Mustangs, Camaros, and Corvettes at the show, but the most popular late model vehicle would have to be the Ford Bronco. There were also plenty of vintage Broncos, with updated power and suspension, and even a stretched four-door version. But we were impressed with how quickly the aftermarket has embraced and developed parts for the all-new for 2021 Ford Bronco.

Wilwood is also developing brake kit options for these SUVs, but we have yet to set a release date. Several builders couldn't wait and built custom kits based on our calipers and rotors for Broncos at the show.


Professionally built, high-quality phantom/replicas - Did you catch any of the Mercedes-Benz 300SL customs at SEMA? It takes nerves of steel to customize a car that sells for more than a million dollars in rough condition. But these were not customized examples of a rare classic. Those SEMA cars were replicas, but done sparing no expense or detail - they use genuine Mercedes glass and trim pieces. Underneath, they use a custom tube frame chassis, LS power, and Wilwood brakes.

There were also several different modern interpretations of early Corvettes (which admittedly are pretty agricultural to drive these days), stretched slightly to fit wide modern tires and a cockpit for 21st-century man. Chip Foose sketched a classic Ferrari-esque roadster, and Luc and Inger De Ley made it real. The result is part Jaguar E-type and part Daytona, but wholly original and unique, especially in bare metal.

Mega Gallery Slideshow

Pictures of the cars mentioned above and 100 more are below in our mega gallery slideshow. We will have detailed info on a few of our favorites in later blog posts. If your build featured Wilwood brakes, we'd love to see it. Tag us on social media or send us a link so we can find you.

  • 2022 Acura Integra Coco
  • AMC Javelin
  • DTAB Customs 1954 Chevy Corvette
  • Kindig Designs CF1 1953 Chevy Corvette
  • 1967 Chevy Corvette
  • 1969 Chevy Corvette Optima Ultimate Street Car
  • Hotchkis 1972 Chevy Corvette
  • Jake Rozelle 2003 Chevy Corvette
  • Colton Nixon 2000 Chevy Corvette Ultimate Street Car
  • Matt Fields 2013 Chevy Corvette Formula Drift
  • 1934 Chevy Roadster Grand National Roadster Show AMBR
  • 1955 Chevy Bel Air
  • 1954 Chevy 3100 Truck
  • 1955 Chevy 3100 Truck
  • 1963 Chevy C10 truck
  • 1966 Chevy C10 Truck
  • No Limit Engineering 1970 Chevy C10 Truck
  • 1967 Chevy C10 truck
  • 1972 Chevy C10 truck widebody
  • 1983 Chevy C10 truck
  • 1975 Chevy C10 truck
  • 1973 Chevy C10 truck
  • 1969 Chevy Camaro Texaco
  • 1968 Chevy Camaro Gulf
  • 1968 Chevy Camaro
  • 1967 Chevy Camaro DuSold Designs
  • 1970 Chevy Camaro
  • 197- Chevy Chevelle SS
  • Chevy Chevelle SS
  • 1967 Chevy Chevelle
  • 1973 Chevy K5 Blazer
  • 1973 Chevy K5 Blazer
  • 1967 Chevy II Nova
  • Chevy Silverado
  • Chevy Silverado
  • Factory Five Cobra
  • Datsun 240Z
  • Datsun 240Z
  • Datsun 240Z
  • Foose DeLay Marcel Roadster
  • Dodge A108 Van
  • 1969 Dodge Charger
  • Dodge Super Bee
  • 1935 Ford Truck K&N
  • BMW V12 powered Ford Hot Rod
  • 1967 Ford Bronco
  • 1968 Ford Bronco
  • 2021 Ford Bronco
  • Ford F100
  • Ford F100
  • 1960 Ford F100 Truck
  • 1965 Ford F100
  • Ford F100
  • Ford F100 truck
  • 1996 Ford F150 Lightning
  • 1999 Ford F150 Lightning
  • 2022 Ford F350 Superduty
  • 1931 Chevy Hot Rod Ridler Award Winner
  • 1966 Ford Mustang
  • 2020 Ford Mustang California Special
  • Ford Mustang Formula Drift
  • 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
  • 1967 Ford Mustang GT500
  • 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT1100
  • 1978 Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon
  • 2001 Honda Prelude
  • 1950 Hudson Hornet
  • 2020 Jeep Wrangler
  • 2020 Mazda Miata
  • 1995 Mazda RX-7
  • 1995 Mazda RX-7 Pistachio V12
  • Mercedes-Benz Gullwing S-Club Replica
  • Mercedes-Benz Gullwing S-Club Replica
  • Mercedes-Benz W108
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
  • Nissan 350Z Throtl
  • Nissan Frontier LS motor swap
  • Oldsmobile Cutlass 442
  • Plymouth Satellite Tesla EV swap
  • ARV Ricochet tactical vehicle
  • Subaru Impreza WRX
  • Toyota Corolla GR Rally Concept
  • Toyota GR86 EV race car
  • Toyota GR86 Streethunter wide body kit
  • 2015 Scion FR-S LS motor swap Cameron Cocalis Young Guns
  • Ken Gushi Toyota GR86 Formula Drift
  • Blake Wilkey Shreddy VW Bug Trophy Truck


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