Last year we showed you some of the rat rods that were spotted at the 2018 S.E.M.A. show here on RatRods.com. The Specialty Equipment Market Association holds a huge gathering of all the aftermarket suppliers, custom car builders, and a ton of industry insiders each year in Las Vegas. The 2019 event was held November 3rd through 6th and just like last year, it features some awesome rat rod builds.
This classic GMC panel truck was recently built by Dude’s Fab Shop in Ohio. It certainly got a ton of attention at S.E.M.A. 2019. It’s hard to miss a giant vintage GMC rat rod like this one.
This awesome Nash Metropolitan looks almost like a toy. The wide tires, slammed stance, and engine sticking out of the hood look awesome. You can see a bit of patina on the top of the fenders and check out the exhaust pipe behind the front tire! This thing probably sounds awesome ripping down the street!
There isn’t too much information regarding this rat rod semi. If you think you know what make/model it might be, let us know.
Perhaps the wildest rat rod at the show was this 1959 Chevy El Camino. Yep, this car started as a relatively pedestrian car/truck and was hacked up and massaged into this real HotWheels car. It features a 400 cubic inch small block Dart engine topped with a 6-71 blower. The engine produces 800 horsepower and is backed by a 700R4 transmission and Dana 60 rear end.
Here’s another bit of a mystery machine. Maybe a bit Dodge, Jeep, Willys? Let us know if you think you have an idea of what the sheet-metal is. You can read and see more S.E.M.A. 2019 coverage from Hot Rod here on Hot Rod.com.