We are disappointed to say that we will not at the SEMA 2017 show this year, we were supposed to be there this year but we have just been too busy to even consider flying off on a business, pleasure trip, it’s been a case of head down arse up for most of the year, and with the plans we have in place for 2018 we have a lot to look forward too, so as they say there is always next year.
Although we are not there on a personal level, some of our product will be, unfortunately we missed the boat with Bryce and his mind blowing GTR, as that is still in early build stages, but we luckily we had another project that we had going on throughout 2017.
Porsche 997R loaded up and ready for SEMA 2017
It was the back end of 2016 when we were approached by the Sleepers Speed Shop crew through our good friend Manu Gill from Aristo forged wheels, their client wanted our recently launched GT3R aero upgrade for his Porsche 997 Turbo, and as the order was for most of the parts we do for the R conversion, including the complete flat bottom floor this customer wasn't messing around, and it wasn't until we did some investigation homework we found out the customer already had a pretty radical 997 in the form of the Liberty Walk 997 wide body.
There are a couple of the LB conversions that we do like, the mini is pretty funky and the McLaren is a great looking car, but the 997 for us like the GTR is just wrong, sorry but they are both a bit of a mess, but I guess its each to their own, were not keen on the over fender look and it just doesn't work on every car, so the task for the Sleepers crew was to remove the LB Works kit and install our GT3R, and boy oh boy they didn't disappoint, to say they pulled it off is an understatement, the car looks incredible, we could be any happier with this finished beauty.
There are plenty of people that have signed up for our blog post stateside, so if you’re heading to the SEMA show and you want to get up close and personal with this amazing 997R, head over to the Toyo Tires Treadpass area and you will see it in all its glory.
We would like to thank Len Higa and his Sleepers team for working with us and producing the goods, we look forward to working with these guys again in the near future, they are a class act, and very much a part of the VAD family.