The SEMA show is the specialty automotive trade event that draws the industry’s leaders together to showcase premier products and designs. The show is not open to the public but here we get to take a look at some of the ‘hot’ items that were on display.
Volkner Mobil Performance Bus is an amazing 12 m (40 ft.) long motorhome which is a real palace on wheels. Its sumptuous interior features leather seats, stone tiles in the kitchen and the bathroom, wide-screen TV, Bose home entertainment system and even a hidden compartment for a sports car. The prices for the super-van range from $1.2 million to $2 million.
70-year-old French aeronautical engineer Guy Nègre has invented the AirPod, an alternative fuel vehicle powered by compressed air. To manufacture it in mass, his company (MDI) has made a partnership with Indian manufacturer Tata Motors. Several versions will be sold at around $5,000, some going to 70km/h (43 mph) and some limited at 45 km/h (28 mph). It is told that you can drive the AirPod for 100 km (62 miles) on a 1-minute recharge of compressed air. The AirPod would be used as an emission-free vehicle for urban areas, golf fields, airports and stuff like that.
There is nothing special in this auto repair shop in French province Île-de-France if you look from the outside. However, the seemingly unremarkable garage of l’Écurie Europe contains the collection of the coolest racing cars from the ‘60s to the ‘80s, preserved and repaired by skillful automobile mechanics.