What the 2014 Battle of the Builders Participants Are Saying

By Becca Butler

  More than 2 million people from around the world watched the inaugural Battle of the Builders competition on TV.

More than 125 builders competed in the inaugural SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, where they battled their way onto a nationwide TV special and gained the recognition of more than 2 million viewers around the world.

While builders begin to sign up for the 2015 competition, past participants commented on what the program meant to them:

“To be selected as part of an elite few is something you cannot put a name to. Think of it as a nobel prize of the automotive community.”

—Bisi Ezerioha

“Being in the Top 10 is unreal. You’re competing with the best of the best. Everybody that’s anybody is here.”

—Bobby Alloway

“It’s about as pristine as it gets if you win the SEMA Battle of the Builders.”

—Dale Dondel

“I’m honored to be selected. I never thought I’d be here.”

—Jeff Kinsey

“You can’t really put it into words what it’s like to be part of the top 10.”

—Mike Ring

“We’re very proud and honored to be a part of Battle of the Builders.”

—Sherif Yassa

Open to vehicles from all market segments, contestants can enter the 2015 SEMA Battle of the Builders at

Find out more about some of the 2014 competitors and hear what they have to say.