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Battle of the Builders® Winner Announced at SEMA Ignited

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The three Battle of the Builders® finalists(L-R) Bobby Alloway, Chip Foose and Alan Johnson—were seen with “Overhaulin’s” Adrienne Janic and Chris Jacobs prior to the announcement of the 2015 Battle of the Builders® winner.

By Chad Simon

The winner of the Battle of the Builders® competition was announced Friday evening, November 6, 2015, at SEMA Ignited—the official SEMA Show after-party—in front of a crowd more than 15,000 strong at the main stage in the Gold Lot across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center. The three finalists included Bobby Alloway and his ’33 Ford Roadster, Chip Foose and his ’65 Chevy Impala, and Alan Johnson and his ’53 Studebaker. In the end, it was Alloway who was named Top Builder.

“This has to be the biggest award I have ever won,” Alloway said. “We were being judged by our peers—guys that can do and have done the same as I. That’s big!”

Introduced at the SEMA Show last year, the SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition began with more than 200 vehicle builders and car customizers entering 260 custom cars competing for the coveted title of Top Builder. Builders who made it to the Top 10 round of competition selected amongst themselves the Top Builder. Production teams were on-site to film various television programs that will air nationwide early next year.