Hello Mr Dobbins!



Building a car can, at times, be a bit overwhelming. With so many options to choose from for just about anything you may desire to do, along with a seemingly endless amount of internet vendors all selling what seems to be the same product, a car build can be hard to manage at times. Fortunately, there is a safe bet for you if you want to put your hands on anything related to your car build or to speak with a manufacturer representative.


With no better location to place a bet, The “Specialty Equipment Market Association” (SEMA) has been hosting an annual trade show in Las Vegas for just that.


For the 50th year running, SEMA has been advocating, promoting, and...most importantly...working to protect an industry so many of us love: modifications for our vehicles. Just about anything you can dream up to change on your vehicle is represented on the floor at SEMA. There are also many companies at this massive show hoping to start the next big automotive trend so it is a great place to get ideas.

Words and Photos by Nick Proctor


The team at Auto Exotica received an invitation from Lexus to attend a, “Unique media preview of the all-new 2016 Lexus RX, in Charleston, S.C.” Now, our crew is normally all about sports cars and high performance, but this posed an interesting opportunity to slow down a bit. Since I have owned and driven SUVs for quite awhile (Ford, Cadillac, Porsche, Volvo), I was nominated to attend.


About Auto Exotica

Launched in 2009, Auto Exotica magazine has quickly grown to become the leading affluent automotive lifestyle publication. The magazine provides an unbiased and in-depth look at the best automobiles ever created and showcases them through a fresh and artistic lens all while providing readers with what they desire...real-world reviews, high-quality photography and detailed vehicle specifications. Auto Exotica answers this call and goes beyond by adding unique and fun travel reviews and recommendations along with bonus articles directly relating to the affluent automotive lifestyle.

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