Motortopia - EVERYTHING Automotive!
Exciting News! Motortopia App Now Available on Apple App Store!  
Close Ad

Highlights from Diesel World Magazine’s Week at SEMA Show 2023

Anya Murphy January 22, 2024 Diesel World

Our week in any truck person’s happy place

A the dust settles on SEMA Show 2023, one thing is clear: this year’s show was an absolute triumph for auto enthusiasts of all persuasions, and we were proud to see the diesel folks show up and show out. This year, Diesel World Magazine and our team descended upon Las Vegas to soak in the sights, sounds, and innovations that make the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show the most exciting event of the year for the whole automotive industry.

With over 70,000 domestic and international buyers, manufacturers, and enthusiasts in attendance, SEMA Show 2023 was nothing short of an automotive oasis. But of course, we had our eyes open for the diesel power on display. Walking through the crowded halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, it was evident that diesel power is only getting stronger. The sheer number of trucks, each more decked out than the last, was enough to make any diesel heart beat a little faster.

SEMA Show 2023 wasn’t just about products; it was a showcase of innovation and customization. The Battle of the Builders competition brought together the finest craftsmen in the automotive world, and the diesel category was no exception. After witnessing the creativity and ingenuity on display and getting to shoot some awesome trucks you may see on these pages soon, we’re now even more excited about the future of diesel.

Our journey through SEMA Show began with a pilgrimage to the most impressive booths on the floor. One standout was the 1 Way Diesel showcase, where we got a chance to see how they’re merging raw power with cutting-edge technology. 1 Way Diesel has long been a standby for diesel enthusiasts, and their SEMA Show display did not disappoint. From performance upgrades to diesel-specific accessories, the array of products left us eager to enhance our own rigs. It’s safe to say that 1 Way Diesel is at the forefront of pushing the limits of diesel performance.

Liberty Forged Wheels was another heavyweight in the diesel showroom, showcasing their latest designs that seamlessly blend form and function. The attention to detail on their forged wheels was nothing short of spectacular. These wheels aren’t just an upgrade; they’re a statement. They were also the first wheel company to actually manufacture a set of wheels in their booth at SEMA Show, with the help of HAAS automation. Liberty Forged Wheels are a testament to the fact that diesel enthusiasts crave both performance and aesthetics, and these wheels deliver on both fronts. You’ve seen them on these pages before, and we think it’s a safe bet you’ll see a lot more in the future.

In our quest for the best, we also hit up the SSBC Brakes booth, where braking performance took center stage. We all know ensuring your ride has the stopping power it needs is a critical component of any truck build. SSBC Brakes demonstrated why they are an industry leader, with an impressive lineup of American-made and sourced high-performance brake systems designed to handle the increased demands of diesel power. When it comes to safety and stopping power, SSBC Brakes is a name that diesel enthusiasts can trust.

We couldn’t help but feel a sense of pride as we spent time at the Motortopia booth, too. Motortopia has been at the forefront of diesel journalism, and SEMA Show was the perfect platform to connect with our readers and spread the word about Diesel World Magazine. The energy at the booth was contagious, and we were stoked to see so many diesel enthusiasts eager to pick up our latest issue.

In terms of sheer numbers, SEMA Show 2023 did not disappoint. With over 2,400 exhibiting companies and 3,000 new products, the show was a massive combination of innovation and excitement. The sprawling Las Vegas Convention Center was home to over 1,500 trucks, each telling a unique story of customization and passion. Navigating the 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space, we were constantly surrounded by the hum of engines and the smell of burnt rubber. It may be a chaotic week, but at the end of the day, it’s our happy place.

As we reflect back on SEMA Show 2023, one thing becomes abundantly clear—the diesel community is stronger than ever. With brands like 1 Way Diesel, Liberty Forged Wheels, and SSBC Brakes leading the charge, the future of diesel performance is in good hands. The team at Diesel World Magazine truly is honored to be a voice of this community, and we can’t wait to share the stories and innovations we discovered at SEMA Show 2023 with our readers. The SEMA Show 2032 experience may be over, but the diesel revolution is just getting started.


Share your EVENT!
Official Motortopia Event Schedule
There was a problem with your
There was a problem with your