The Jeeps of SEMA 2017

Yesterday we published an article on our favorite four-wheel drives of SEMA, but it was missing one key category: Jeeps. You see, there are just so many of them at the show each year that it is becoming difficult to cover them all. There are tan, blue, chrome, and pink ones. They come bed-lined, wrapped, lifted, chopped, and even dropped in every model, shape, and size you can imagine. We sifted through hundreds of photos this year alone, and after trying to fit our favorites into the four-wheel drives of SEMA article, we decided to just give them their own story. The following gallery contains a mish-mash of the best and worst Jeeps at the event, along with a sprinkling of everything in between. We hope you enjoy it. Let us know what you think in the comments below. Which Jeep was your favorite, which was your least?

When the shuttle dropped me off in front of this rather terrible JK, I knew that it was going to be an interesting event. Fortunately, some manufacturers retained enough sanity to avoid huge chrome wheels and strange grills, so there were a few cool Jeeps mixed in with the awful ones.

Mopar always shows up with great concept vehicles, and the addition of this legendary Willys alongside them was a welcome touch.

I’ve always had a soft spot for the Willy’s Wagon, and this 4×4 classic is no exception. While I would have preferred the real patina or original paint to this fake job, it still looks ready for a weekend in the woods.

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Managing Editor.