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Nearly 200 Competing in SEMA Battle of the Builders

By Becca Butler

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The inaugural SEMA Battle of the Builders saw top builders compete for the coveted title on a nationwide TV special.

Nearly 200 vehicle builders have entered the second-annual SEMA Battle of the Builders competition taking place at the 2015 SEMA Show, which runs from November 3–6, in Las Vegas. This elite group of vehicle builders and car customizers from across the country will gather to compete for the title of SEMA’s top builder, proving they’ve demonstrated elite craftsmanship in vehicle modification.

The competition will be narrowed down by a panel of elite automotive editors, who will select the top 10 builders during the SEMA Show. Builders and fans will be able to watch as the finalists vote among themselves who will be named the winner, announced at SEMA Ignited.

Last year, the inaugural competition gained extensive media coverage, serving as the backdrop for a nationwide television special. And this year, Showgoers and consumers can once again join in the culmination of the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, taking place at SEMA Ignited, Friday, November 6, from 3:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. in Gold Lot, directly across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center.

While the SEMA Show is trade only and not open to the public, SEMA Ignited gives consumers the chance to view hundreds of SEMA Show vehicles and preview the industry’s latest in automotive accessories. Showgoers can get into the event at no cost. Consumer tickets are available for purchase at www.semaignited.com.

2015 SEMA Battle of the Builders Participants:

Zach AdamsCasey CurrieCharles GrubbMichael LoshTim Riley
Jesus AguinigaCurt CurtissKarl HackenGilbert LosiJim and Mike Ring
Matt AlcalaHeartland CustomsTravis HaeckerCaleb LuceDanny Roberts
Wendy & Richard AlcedoGoolsby CustomsGary HagarMichael MaJuan Rosales
Bobby AllowayBryan DagelMike HaigJeff MaldonadoChris Ryan
Brian AlvaradoJohn D'AgostinoWayne HalaburaJose MartinezZiggy Sadler
Tom ArgueSal DanleyBruce HarveySteven MartinsonDave Salvaggio
Tony ArmeMatthew DavisKenny HaukMike MashburnTyler Scarfe
Nicholas AshbyTo DeGary HigginbothamLyon McClenahanTerry Shofron
Travis BallTerry DeLongGreg HiggsWesley McFarlandDylan Sievers
Chantal BalloJeremy DixonJerry HillBrad MckinnonCraig Simonian
Alan BanuelosRick DoreSteve HillMichael MclinDavid Singleton
Ryan BasseriLorenzo "Dox" DossenaSteve HoardBlake MeauxDarin Smith
Jim BassettBrian DoyenChris HolstromCarl MerdithTroy Spackman
Travis BishopJason DuhonMohammed HoseinDavid MeyerKevin Stearns
Barry BlomquistJake EncinasJason HuckabayJohn MikTim Strange
Ryan BollensThomas EssMark JohnsonBrian MoatHassan Sutherland
Scott BonnellJesus EstradaAlan JohnsonEnrique MunozDoug Taylor
Randy BorcherdingBisi EzeriohaIan JohnsonScotty NadeauRich Taylor
Joshua BrackFreddie FernandezSteve KeeferEric NewmanSean Tessman
Aaron BrownJC FisherJeffery KestersonRod NielsenRoger Tessman
Robert BrownEJ and Amy FitzgeraldBill KilpatrickRebeca OlavarrietaNeil Tjin
Jefferson BryantEdward FitzgeraldMichael KirkGeorge OrtizJay Torres
Art CaldwellBlake FosterChris KleberMarlon OrtizJaime Torrez
Shaun CallawayKevin Desirello  Lance MartzJesse OsborneMarco Trejo
Chris CarlsonMike Francis Eric KozeluhGregg OvistKyle Tucker
Mark CerquoneKelly FrommRichard KvammeJustin PadfieldCody Turner
Keith CharvoniaJanet FujimotoScott LaitinenTim PalazzoloPaul VanNus
Jason ChildressGeoffrey GatesChris LangeWalter PalenciaNicole Viscovich
Lonny ChildressMark GearhartDominic LeJohn PangilinanSteven Vuong
Jonathan ChuJeremy GerberAndy LeachMichelle PerezJohn Wargo
Jeff CleerPhil & Jeremy GerberSam LeeMurray PfaffRandy Weaver
Boynton Clune IIITalbert GoldmanRodger LeeWill PoseyGary Wescott
Andrew CohenDoug GonzalesPatrick LeongEddie PotestioTim White
Eric ConnerDoug GrafBradley LewisReginald RachalRichard and Judy White
Steve CookLukasz GranicyBarry LipscombDarren Redmond  Dave Widmann
David CrookRyan GrubaLeonard LopezJeremy RiceTommy Z