Video: Behind the Scenes—SEMA Battle of the Builders

By Becca Butler

In this behind-the-scenes video, meet Tim Palazzolo, owner of Gap Racing, who competed in the 2015 SEMA Battle of the Builders with his ’69 Ford Mustang.

The 2015 SEMA Battle of the Builders competition featured nearly 300 builders vying for the title as the ultimate vehicle builder. With vehicles showcasing custom modifications and detailed craftsmanship, the second annual competition was fierce and impressive.

Palazzolo's  Mustang, also known as “Stampede,” features a 572 HEMI engine, widened body and interior upholstery with no visible stitching. After four and a half years, Palazzolo’s extreme articulation to detail is what made this build truly unique.

For more details on all the contestants of the 2015 SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, visit, and tune in to world premiere television special, airing on the Velocity Network February 1.