Each year, along the perimeter of one of the massive Las Vegas Convention Center halls is where you’ll find the Mackin Industries booth, packed with your favorite wheels and an always interesting display of cars. So large is their layout, it actually takes over two sides of a busy intersection and draws considerable attention throughout SEMA week.
This year was no different as the exclusive importer of high-end Japanese wheels and wheel accessories once again brought out some well-executed cars, and showcased their latest wheel line up with an emphasis on Volk Racing and Yokohama Wheel’s Advan—both of which serve as staples in our world.
This Millennium Jade GT-R, owned by YouTube sensation Dustin Williams, sat front and center on the Advan side of the booth layout.
The Varis Ultimate aero kit that includes the front bumper and carbon fiber lip, sculpted front fenders, sides skirts and more, looks right at home with the Advan R6 in “Machining and Racing Hyper Black.”
We put together a story on Dustin’s car last year and it looked better than ever in Vegas.
The Volk TE37SL, an off shoot of the legendary TE37, has become an icon in its own right. The recognizable spoke sticker was later joined by intricate engraving and additional hits of color to distinguish the wheel model (and weed out the counterfeit versions that regularly come out of the woodwork).
The SL touches are also being applied to Volk’s TE37XT line. Developed for the booming off-road aftermarket, the XT is built to withstand heavier vehicles and rougher terrain and the familiar colors of the SL make it a guaranteed hit with enthusiasts.
Most wouldn’t expect to find a Corvette in the Mackin booth, but the new mid-engine Chevy crossed boundaries almost immediately after its introduction. We even saw Pandem apply their redesign to the car’s muscular physique early on.
We’ve seen quite a few of these modified, but this one has our vote for the best wheel and tire combo by far. Fitted with Volk Racing’s G025 one-piece forged wheel and Toyo Proxes R888R, the combination suits the car perfectly and gives it an upscale feel.
Rays Versus VV21S, shown here in “Matte Super Dark Gunmetal” and wrapped in Falken Azenis FK510 rubber, compliment this Tesla built by AutoFashion USA.
The carbon fiber lip kit and air suspension bring the car all the way down and if you look closely, relief pockets are carved into the spokes as they meet the center portion of the wheel for a unique look and some weight savings.
Ken Gushi’s MkV Supra, backed by GReddy, is usually terrorizing a D1 course but took a little break in order to make it to SEMA.
The widened body sits atop white Rays Gram Lights 57XR and Nexen NFERA tires.
Mackin Ind. is also the exclusive importer of Project Mu brake components. The brand’s signature teal coating works well with the “Racing Gold Metallic” of these Advan GTs.
From a few steps back, the Supra sports Varis Supreme aero and occupied the front corner of the allotted booth space that sees considerable foot traffic every year.
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