KICKER‘s booth will be filled with world-class custom vehicles and a non-stop schedule of celebrity appearances at the 2017 SEMA Show, according to the company. KICKER’s booth is No. 11861 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention center during the Oct. 31-Nov. 3 show.
The booth will feature a handcrafted 1957 Ford Fairlane created by Kindig-It Design. The stars of Velocity Network’s Bitchin’ Rides, Dave Kindig and his team made this ground-up restoration, which has qualified as a candidate for the 2017 GoodGuys Custom Rod of the Year.
In addition to the Kindig Fairlane, award-winning shop SIC CHOPS built a 1951 VW Beetle to be showcased in the KICKER booth. The Beetle has a full, elite KICKER Q-Class audio system with five channels of active control, including the L7QB8 aluminum subwoofer enclosure and full Bluetooth control.
Celebrity visits to the KICKER booth start at 1-2:30 p.m., when James Torrez from NFL Network’s Tackle My Ride stops by. Torrez owns Demented Customs in Hobbs, New Mexico. After that, Dave Kindig and KevDog from Kindig-It Design and Bitchin’ Rides will visit the booth at 3-4 p.m.
On Wednesday, the stars of Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws will be at the KICKER booth. These renowned drivers and fabricators will meet their fans, take pictures and sign autographs from 10-11:30 a.m., beginning with Farmtruck and AZN. From 1-3 p.m., Chuck “Death Trap” Seitsinger, “Daddy Dave” Comstock and Tina Pierce meet and greet from 1-3 p.m.
Then Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m., Mod Kids USA racers Mason Prater and Mia Chapman stop by the KICKER booth to meet Modified-Kart racing fans. Finally, Street Outlaws stars Justin “Big Chief” Shearer, Shawn “Murder Nova” Ellington, Jeff Lutz and Shane “Blackbird Vega” McAlary will be signing autographs from 1-3 p.m.
Powersports partner SSV Works will unveil a custom Polaris GENERAL in the booth, with an audio system exceeding 3000 watts of power. The side-by-side’s system includes KICKER marine and powersports speakers and amplifiers, four L7QB8 subwoofer enclosures and four slim CompRT 10-inch subwoofers.
The KICKER VSS (vehicle-specific solutions) Chevy Tahoe also will be in the booth as the focus of audio demonstrations using vehicle-specific gear. The amplifier from the VSS PowerStage upgrade is designed to integrate seamlessly with the factory radio and speaker system, increasing power by 50 watts per channel. The amp’s digital signal processor and 200-watt powered subwoofer are acoustically optimized for the Tahoe’s cabin space.
Several builders throughout the show have chosen KICKER audio gear in their SEMA projects, including the Ringbrothers, Kindig-It Designs, Classic Car Studio and RMD Garage. At least 80 vehicles shown at SEMA will feature KICKER audio gear.