Toyota Announces Star-Struck SEMA Show Display
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show starts tomorrow in Vegas, but you don’t have to wait until then to discover which famous people will be hanging out at the Toyota booth. The following famous folks will appear at Toyota’s display following the automaker’s press conference, which is set to run from 10 – 10:20am Pacific Time on Tuesday, November 3rd.
Rutledge Wood, co-host of Top Gear USA, will be the press conference emcee, and will hang out afterwards to sign autographs, and take photos and interviews.
Wood first entered the automotive world as a young whippersnapper, when he traveled with the NASCAR circuit for Country Music Television. Following that, he worked at Speed TV, where he spent 10 seasons covering the motorsport. After a long line of NASCAR-related jobs, Wood joined Top Gear USA, and recently debuted on History’s Lost in Transmission.
Rally driver Ryan Millen will be at Toyota’s SEM booth on Tuesday, November 3rd beginning at 2:20 and will be available for interviews and photos, and to sign autographs.
Ryan Millen drives a 2015 Toyota RAV4 in the Rally America Series, and comes from a long line of racing legends. His father, Rod Millen, is a rally icon, and Ryan has been driving Toyota vehicles for as long as he can remember. Ryan Millen has been a regular competitor in the Baja 1000 endurance race, having driven a FJ Cruiser and won the race in a Tundra TRD Pro.
Professional bass fisherman Ryan Iaconelli will also be available at Toyota’s booth following the automaker’s press conference. He will return to the booth on Wednesday, November 4th, from 10am to 12pm.
Iaconelli was the 2003 Bassmaster Classic champion, as well as the 2006 Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year. Recently, he won the 2014 Bassmaster Elites on the Delaware River.
Antron Brown, drag racing pioneer, will also appear at Toyota’s SEMA display following the press conference on November 3rd.
Brown currently drives the Matco Tools Toyota in NHRA’s Top Fuel division. In the past, he has won the 2012 Top Fuel championship, as well as six Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event titles in 2014. Additionally, Brown was named one of ThGrio.com’s 100 African American industry, sports, and community leaders.
Gerald Swindle, bassmaster pro, will appear at Toyota’s SEMA display on Thursday, November 4th, from 10am to 12pm.
Swindle was the winner of the 2004 Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year award, and is often referred to as “bass fishing’s funniest man.” His career dates back to 1998, when he won the $150,000 first prize place at a Fishing League Worldwide event on Beaver Lake, Arkansas.