Toyo Tires rejoins SEMA 2021 unveiling over 35 world-debut vehicles at Treadpass, including a 1000whp 1994 Mazda RX-7, a 1972 Chevy K5 Blazer with chopped doors, and an iconic 1982 DeLorean DMC 12.
1972 Chevy K5 Blazer
Built by Ben Craven and his team at Craven Performance, this 1972 Chevy K5 Blazer was commissioned by a client as a tribute to their late mother, Trina. Ben and his team wanted to take this first-generation Blazer and turn it into a reliable beach cruiser or street screamer that you can have a blast with, without drifting too far from its intended use.
The build showcases the boxed factory frame and 8-lug axles with custom chopped doors that align level with the rear bed sides, giving the Blazer subtle and clean lines. The dual spare tire carrier was also removed to continue with the clean classic look of this K5. The interior features their all-out center console that ties into a floating center console for the rear passengers, keeping the cabin lines as clean as the exterior. The Blazer will be riding on Toyo Open Country M/T® tires.
2021 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab RST
Legendary Concepts in Mt. Pleasant, TX builds modern day vehicles based on legendary vehicle personalities, partnering with Saleen for this year’s SEMA build, which is a modern interpretation of the famous ‘Smokey & The Bandit’ Trans Am in a street truck format.
The base vehicle is a 2021 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab RST and is a complete build including a bespoke widebody kit, aero and styling, wheels, and interior. The L83 5.3L engine is blueprinted and built out to a supercharged 700HP. The built engine is paired with an all-new Magnuson DI supercharger. The exterior takes on a transformation with a widebody kit and aerodynamics that are perfectly suited for this type of performance truck. The vehicle features Monoblock 8-piston 4D brakes supplied by Brembo, a Magnaflow exhaust, and Toyo® Proxes® ST III tires.
1982 DeLorean DMC 12
Tim Moceri is debuting one of the most iconic cars ever built and his personal dream car, the 1982 DeLorean DMC 12. For over 18 years, Moceri has been building and racing cars, fine-tuning his craft and creating his own style by taking bits and pieces from all forms of motorsports and incorporating them in his builds.
His main goal with the DeLorean was to take the 80s styling and turn it up a notch, from the clear Ferrari F40 inspires rear engine cover to the one-off custom wide body kit designed by Khyzyl Saleem, and an IMSA inspired twin turbo layout that hangs out of the back of the car. The DeLorean will sit on Toyo® Proxes® R888RTM tires.
1986 Nissan 300zx
Brandon Miller is debuting a 1986 Nissan 300zx, the most ambitious project he has ever undertaken, a full ground up build. For over 20 years, Miller has used his passion as a car enthusiast to modify vehicles, building amazing relationships with people along the way.
The Nissan 300zx will feature a naturally aspirated RB28, a bold choice that has stayed true to Miller’s original vision for the car. Other modifications include a one-off titanium header/exhaust built by Billy Freed at Freed Engineering, one-off carbon kevlar stacks by Niklas Hagen at HN Engineering, and a shaved engine bay and paint by Paul “Seamus” Rogers. Installed on the car is a s14 subframe swap by Mike Poore and the Racing Service Watanabe R types sourced from The Lonely Driver Company. The Nissan 300sx will sit on Toyo® Proxes® R1RTM tires.
1994 Mazda RX-7
Jonathan Grunwald and his Mazda RX-7 will debut this year, marking eight years and 14 consecutive SEMA build collaborations between himself, TRMNL Racing, and Toyo Tires. Since age 25, Grunwald has debuted the latest works of Varis, Overtake, TRA Kyoto, TCP Magic, & Rays Wheels via special projects with Toyo Tires.
This year’s TCP Magic USA Heritage 7 Mazda RX-7 will represent a culmination of Grunwald’s passion for Mazda tuning and motorsports. The build will feature a 1000whp 20B Bridgeport 3-roto engine built by Garage Life and Lucky 7 Racing, a Garrett Motion G42-1450 turbocharger, HGT billet 6-speed sequential transmission, and a Haltech elite engine management system. The RX-7 has a KW bespoke motorsport suspension and rides on Toyo Proxes R1R tires.
The vehicles mentioned above are just a small preview of the 35 amazing cars and trucks that displayed by Toyo Tires at the 2021 SEMA Show. Watch the video recap and photo gallery below to catch up on the rest of the action.