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Dec 8, 2014

#2Crave Top Cars and Cool Wheels at #SEMA2014

Top Cars and Cool Wheels #2Crave at #SEMA2014

Wheels and Heels Magazine / Las Vegas, NV / Py Pai - At the 2014 SEMA show, South Hall,where the major wheels and tires companies vying for attendees' attention, is at its best with the hottest cars and coolest wheels.  2Crave Wheels, carrying its strong tradition, came all out with huge marketing and promotional bangs.  They brought in the highly sought after, audience wowing, and super photogenic BMW i8 model.  It was one of the most photographed car at the show.  Everybody was instantly impressed by the swing up doors of the sleek i8 car body and construction.  It's almost impossible to get a clear shot of the car even if you wait long enough. That's how popular it was at the show!

During the show, 2Crave showcased many different wheels models.  The main ones include Big Bang, newly debuted at SEMA 2014, and generated a lot of buzzes at the show.  Then the also have the Heavy Hitter, which we saw since the DUB Show Los Angeles earlier this year.  And of course they have their signature Mach 2 series and others.  The speed of their new product introductions to the market is simply incredible.  That's how they keep things fresh, and design cool, and customers happy.

There are other amazing cars that 2Crave showcased at the show.  It was definitely a feast to the eyes and grand buffet to the wheels enthusiasts.


Dec 1, 2014

Rad And Wild #SEMA2014 Car show Part 2 (69 px)



wheelsandheelsmag.com / Las Vegas, NV / Py Pai - One of the immediate sensory attacks is the visual appearances during the 2014 SEMA car show.  There were so many varying car arts on their hoods, side doors, trunk covers, bummers, or even in the futuristic 3D printing form.

In the olden days, car arts were articulated through their pinstripes' curves and lines.  Sometimes, flame impression was thrown into the mix.  However that was the 50's and now half a century later, things have changed dramatically.  With the invention of car wrapping technology, the sky is the limit as to what you can do with the exterior of the car.  Adding a company logo is very 1980's.  Then adding some of the artistic brush strokes or bold color shapes were the 90's.  Added the pure chrome reflective looks (e.g. Justin Bieber's chrome Fisker) is now the 2K century!  We also got a peek at the 21st century's destined form of car construction and creative expression using 3D printing technology to build your ultimate personalized or specialized cars.  We definitely look forward to the left side and right side of the brainers coming together and build us some of the most beautiful, elegant, efficient, and powerful cars!

Huge #SEMA2014 Car Show Part 1 (70+ px)

wheelsandheelsmg.com / Las Vegas, NV / Py Pai - SEMA is not just all about the auto parts and accessories.  There is a substantial portion of the show dedicated to the show cars or cool cars that you don't get to see in your commute everyday or even in your local dealerships.

During the 2014 SEMA show, the outside driveway section exhibit space was expanded and enclosed the entire shuttle terminals and parking lot areas.  That provided more space for the awesome cars that enthusiasts brought to the show, or sponsored rides to show off the latest and coolest gadgets that you could add your car.  It's a community activity as well.  After the four days event, there was the SEMA Cruise, which many of the cars at the show drove out of the convention center in parade, while thousands spectators watching them and know that these cars are real steel, not just flashes or looks.

Nov 22, 2014

Trim All You Want on Your Car, The Freshest Ideas from #SEMA2014

Las Vegas, NV, by Py Pai - Having a car driving around in many people's life is a necessity.  However, beautifying it is now a totally different side of the brain that is working.  No matter your beloved car is a super souped up Lambo or a down to earth Civic, there are virtually endless things you can decorate your car.

Either you want to make a statement that "I am unique!!" or just want to have a girls night out vibes all the time, here is in the 2014 SEMA show, especially the North Hall, that can take you to the next level.  Of course, retailers and service shops who help people achieve these dreams would find the latest and greatest of these new gadgets or decors, or under the hood boosts, or over the hood wraps.

Here we put together an array of samplers of these cool technologies.  Definitely click on the photos that you like to find out the companies that produce these amazing products.  They deserve all the attention that they get for doing such a great job.

Nov 20, 2014

The Cool, The Fast, and The Untouchable - 2014 LA Auto Show's Latest and Greatest Cars! #laautoshow

Los Angeles, CA, by Py Pai - LA Autoshow is always a heavy hitter in the auto show circuit around the world.  Many cars have been debuted in this venue of its 107 years of running (founded in 1907.)  This year, on top of no exception to its history trajectory of releasing new car models from their manufacturers, we also witnessed some of the new technologies being commercially introduced to the general public.

2014 LA Auto Show is a great success starting from the press day that we attended to the continuations of our coverage.  Even before the show starts, an influx of news and information was updating the media community and the graphics and contents included are simply modern and valuable.  Then the show management is so well organized that we found little problems to navigate around the registration and show floor.  Once you start to smell the new car aromas, there are back to back car debuts or press conference as well as activities that will keep all busy from the start to the end.  Many VIPs and companies executives made appearances and pitching their latest and greatest.  It's like a media fireworks that last from day start to day end.  We witnessed many of the awesome new cars from the top manufacturers.  Hydrogen Fuel Cell is the new hybrid replacement as the crowd darling.  They are finally here in a massive way.  Luxury cars are upgraded with even more forward thinking niceties, and muscle cars added with more power and efficiency.  Also many new models were unveiled during the press day and are available for purchase in early or mid part of 2015.  That means the people who are interested in getting a new car, and see what are coming down the pike and make an informed decision on buy or will buy.  Overall, 2014 LA Auto Show is definitely a must-go for the car enthusiasts and potential car buyers.



Here we have the highlights of many "latest and greatest" cars according to the manufacturers' representatives.  They were eager to show case what are coming to stores and what we can dream of.  Of course, we are eager to show them to you many of them that are not in your local car showrooms yet, and virtually bring you tot the future...


In any of the auto show, they are always the three pronged approach, the cool, the fast, and the untouchable.  They can be seen across this year's 2014 LA Auto Show too.

Nov 19, 2014

Top Of The Line Wheels at #SEMA2014 Part 2 #Rohanawheels

Las Vegas, NV, by Py Pai - (continued from the Part 1 coverage of 2014 SEMA Wheels Vendors) Among the more wheels vendors at the 2014 SEMA show, some of the innovative technologies have been deployed in the products showcased in the show.  We here at the Wheels and Heels Magazine always ask the companies which are the newest and greatest and latest products.  They always happily to point to their brand new debuted completely new line released in SEMA or the ones that gathered a lot of attention or incorporated the newest technologies.


Rohana Wheels

Here at Rohana Wheels, they have released a new line of wheels, RF1 series, which has the technology of rotary forming, which creates lightweight but agile wheels suitable for many speed enthusiasts.

Nov 18, 2014

Top Of The Line Wheels at #SEMA2014 Part 1 #saviniwheels #esmwheels

Las Vegas, NV, by Py Pai - At the 2014 SEMA show, we mainly focus on the wheels department of the show, because they are our bread and butter contents associations and the most advanced adopter of lifestyle marketing.  Through the rows of metals all constricted in a round shape configuration, there lies the arts and design convergence.  

Creating a unique design that satisfies both the engineering intrinsic requirements and the highly visible and fiercely judged aesthetics, of course, is not an easy feast.  Among all the car parts and accessories, this is one on the top billing of the most challenging creation department.  No wonder that the lifestyle concept is easily instilled in this segment of the hard metal auto world.  It's appealing to both sides of the brain and only one can be "the one" in the eyes of the beholders.

Savini Wheels

Savini Wheels is one of the absolutely top wheels company. Not only they have unique designs that specifically address their core markets, they also understand the power of promotional power.  They produce the top line products that meet the demands of the most critical customers.  

The Prestige Marketing team has many cars that are fitted with Savini wheels.  Their cars have won many top honors across many major shows, including Spocom, HIN and many others.  That's a clear statement of the work quality and articulated designs that can cannot be easily duplicated or simply copied.  

Nov 17, 2014

Huge Pictorial of American Motorcycles: Indian, Victory, Harley Davidson at IMS 2014 Long Beach, International Motorcycle Show

Long Beach, CA / by Py Pai
Progressive International Motorcycle Show at Long Beach was a very exciting event.  There was a lot of new models debuted at the event, and there were conventional hall full of shiny and glossy showroom motorcycles.  Overall, the show has generated a lot of attention and is a big quench to the thirsty motorcycle fans in the southern California region!  Definitely this is a total success and a great job very well done!

Nov 13, 2014

Motorcycles That Money Cannot Buy (Today) at 2014 IMS Progressive International Motorcycle Show Long Beach

 Long Beach, CA, by Py Pai - At the 2014 Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS) Long Beach, we have witnessed some of the avant-garde and super sexy motorcycles debuted or showcased at the show.  One thing is that they all cannot be bought, yet.  They are the latest and the greatest and the newest and hot-off-the-production models.  You won't see them at the dealership nor your friend's garage.  These are either the 2015 models or some of them are even 2016 preview version that are for the public to consume.

We here at the press day ahead of the door wide open tomorrow, have captured some of the stunning photos first hand and bring them back to you so that you can come prepared to the show this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (11/14 - 11/16, 2014).  The Long Beach Convention center space occupied by the IMS is very walkable and there are many + many motorcycles and accessories and various gears to see.  It can easily be a two day casual consumption of your weekend (or early weekend).

Ducati Motorcycles 

Staring alphabetically, we have the Ducati 1299 Panigale model as well as a sibling model on the stage.  They are so new that we did not even have the chance to really check out their specs.  Definitely worth coming over to check out yourself of these powerful yet luxurious awesome motorcycles.

Nov 7, 2014

Stunning and Rare Cars from 2014 #SEMA !! (70 Pictures!)

A white 2015 BMW i8 in 2Crave booth with both doors spring up on display
2015 White BMW i8 in 2Crave Booth in SEMA 2014
 Las Vegas, NV, by Py Pai - SEMA is a major showcase event of all things about cars.  Even though its moniker is for after market parts, where else is a better place to show how the parts can fit the car with beauty, strength, and innovation than the largest in the states, SEMA.  Many vendors brought in SEMA worthy cars to both the show floor shiny and spotlighted, or outside on the convention center driveway, where they are lined up bumper to bumper.

It is not enough just to bring a ultra luxury car, like a Lamborghini, or Ferrari, in their stock condition.  There are too many of them already.  One has to make it unique and different, or eye-arresting, or it's a rare to the rarest prize model. Anything below this threshold is bound to be skimmed over.

Here are some cases in point for this year's 2014 SEMA show...  At the 2Crave booth, they brought in a white 2015 BMW i8 to the show.  People just cannot stop looking at it, taking pictures of it, and trying very hard to refrain themselves to get inside and get a first hand feel of it.  It's just simply a art and technology coming together beautifully.

Just like the promotional models in the same field, cars need to have that high attention demand to attract traffic and eye balls and press-coverage to achieve their best marketing effects.  Therefore, SEMA is always a treat of these double awesome promotional effects that reward attendees much more than just product knowledge acquisition, or first hand tactile evaluation of real products.

Here we have gathered some of the very eye-catching cars from the 2014 SEMA show.  They are in the random order, because we were wandering across different halls through out the show.  Each vendor definitely has a different approach to what they think are cool, unique or rare, or simply awesome.  Now I share with you some of them here in the full article with more than 70 pictures of them.   Definitely check out future articles for more exciting coverage of more cars and more products at the 2014 SEMA!



Oct 13, 2014

2014 Formula Drift Irwindale Final Fight Drifting Actions by Clinton Lum Lumdigital @calibre68

 Irwindale, CA, Photos by Clinton Lum, Text by W&HM - The 2014 Formula Drift Final Fight was a nail biting spectator motorsport.  The actions in the competition were fierce just like the smokes coming out of the skidding tires were huge that engulfed the grandstand audience's attentions.

After the smoke is cleared, the winners emerged and the final results listed in our new section's W&HM PR Relay on 2014 Formula Drift Results.  Here are some highlights:

Formula DRIFT Professional Championship Presented by GoPro 2014 Final Standings
1. Forsberg, Chris Hankook Tire Nissan 370Z 561.50 Points
2. Aasbo, Fredric Hankook Tire Scion Racing tC 550.00 Points
3. Gittin Jr., Vaughn Monster Energy / Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR 393.00 Points

The champion was exactly and correctly predicted by our sage contributor Clinton Lum, who has been in the industry for more than 15 years.  Here are some highlights of his drifting and car action shots!

Oct 2, 2014

Huge Photo Gallery of Savini Wheels at 2014 DUB Anaheim

Anaheim CA / by Py Pai
This article is a pictorial showcase of the cool cars and wheels that Savini has brought in at the 2014 DUB Anaheim show!  These are totally rad wheels and sick rims, on some of the top trophy rides!!  Don't miss the entire article!