The car show that’s currently going on Las Vegas should really consider a new name, because the Specialty Equipment Market Association show , as it’s called, is all about pimping one’s ride, er, the car accessories market, and its current name just doesn't live up to its wildness-on-wheels. The show, covered in USA Today with a 20-picture photo gallery , features a Ford Fusion reconceived by Funkmaster Flex, a Mitsubishi pickup stripped of all “body protrusions” such as door handles, a Chevrolet that looks like an overgrown Chrysler PT Cruiser and clocked 208 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats and a modified Dodge Magnum by Roush  (pictured here), which won the Design Excellence award. Meanwhile, design firm Pentagram unveiled a new age concept cab  last night at an exhibit at New York’s Parsons School of Design entitled, “Designing the Taxi: Rethinking New York City's Moveable Public Space."
—Posted by Catharine P. Taylor
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