Patrick Hill Associate Editor
November 26, 2006

To all of the citizens of 5.0 Nation, the best magazine for 5.0L and Blue Oval fanatics is going to be bringing you live coverage of the 2006 SEMA Show from the Las Vegas Convention Center. We'll be posting daily on show happenings, new/interesting products, and scores of other great Mustang/Ford related stuff going on at SEMA. All you'll have to do is click on one of the links below to take you to the day's coverage.

Along with that, we'll also be posting daily galleries from events going on during the show, and returning again this year will be our Babes of SEMA coverage! That's right, we'll have plenty of pics of the smoking hot ladies that roam the floor of the SEMA show drawing attention to the latest performance hardware in the business.

So, stay tuned to the 5.0 website, and watch for posts about the great things going on at SEMA. Just as a reminder, we'll be on west coast time for the event, so all of our loyal citizens on the east coast and central time zones will be sitting down to dinner as the show is wrapping up.



It's day one of the 2006 SEMA show, and so far we've seen some spectacular things. The show car population is dominated by S197 Mustangs, and just about everyone's got something for Ford's hot pony car. Check out below for a new product we spotted that 5.0 Nation will be excited about, plus some pics of the mouth watering babes and Mustangs we've seen so far!

We spotted this hot new turbo set-up for three-valve 4.6s in the Granatelli Motorsports booth. The impressive looking, intercooled turbo system features the latest in turbo technology. During testing, horsepower gains between 150 to over 300 horsepower have been seen! (Depending on boost levels). Also installed on this motor are Granatelli's hot new three-valve coil packs.

Another great day at the SEMA Show! The gang at Comp Cams had this prototype of FAST's new 4.6L 3-valve intake that promises 35-40 horsepower at 3,000 RPM in simulations. The new intake is made out of the same Amodel polymer that the popular FAST LSX Manifold, has nitrous ports already molded in, can potentially take up to 80 psi of boost, and is a direct bolt-on. Stayed tuned to 5.0 for more details!

Day 3 of the 2006 SEMA show started with our friends at Bassani telling us about their new long-tube headers for the Shelby GT500. The new headers feature 100% stainless steel construction, 3/8" laser cut flanges, and stepped-equal length tubing, tube diameter going from 1 3/4" diameter to 1 7/8". A 2 1/2" X-style crossover pipe allows for these headers to be directly bolted to the factory exhaust. On the horizon is a 3" cat-back system with X-style crossover pipe to go with the new headers.

We didn't have a chance to post this with our Day Two coverage, but we had to tell 5.0 Nation about the annual NHRA Breakfast that takes place at the SEMA Show. This year's featured guests were John, Ashley and Laurie Force along with John Force Racing drivers Eric Medlen, Robert Hight and Driving Force creator Brent Travers. John was his usual energetic self, and along with the rest of the crew had the crowd laughing non-stop. Ashley did talk about her experiences with racing and the show, giving the crowd some extra insight into the episode where she and her sisters visited John's childhood home.