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64 THE SHOP NOVEMBER 2019 tion of the eyes and attention they deserve at the show, simply because there is so much else going on at the same time. For the past two decades, Carlos Molina—the face behind organizations like Projekt Cars and SoldierCon—has made it his mission to bring outrageous vehicle designs to life on the world stage of SEMA. Among his most daring cre- ations are a Spawn-inspired Mustang, the Deadpool vs Carnage Mustang (see it in the Schrader Sensors booth #40089 at the 2019 SEMA Show), the BatCrawler Jeep JK (featured in the Tri-Ace booth at the 2018 SEMA Show) and the Deathstroke Camaro (see it in the MGP Caliper Covers booth #46087 at the 2019 SEMA Show). The common denominator: Molina has created a niche for himself by combining a lifelong fascination of comics and cosplay By Stefanie Galeano- Zalutko 64 THE SHOP NOVEMBER 2019 t's no small feat to stand out at the annual SEMA Show. After all, nearly every vehicle on display is of award- winning status when competing for the turn-of-a-head at any other event. Couple that with a tremendous amount of show floor to cover, meet-and-greets, highly anticipated unveilings and edu- cational seminars, and some of the most extravagant builds may capture but a frac- Carlos Molina's latest creation is yet another blend of automotive & comic book fandom. An Impala "Lowrider" project:

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