Vehicle Builders Battle on Nationwide TV

By Becca Butler

Battle of the Builders
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.

Fans across the country watched behind-the-scenes interviews and got a glimpse of the 2015 SEMA Show during the SEMA Battle of the Builders® premiere on the Velocity Network earlier this week. The new one-hour TV special featured dozens of top vehicle builders and their cars and trucks as they competed for the title of the Ultimate Builder. With more than 200 entries, program finalists, by category, included:

Hot Rod:

  • Bobby Alloway, ’33 Ford Roadster (Sponsored by PPG)
  • Chip Foose, ’65 Impala (Sponsored by Pirelli)
  • Jeremy Gerber, ’73 Camaro (Sponsored by Penske Racing)
  • Alan Johnson, ’53 Studebaker (Sponsored by ARP Inc.)
  • Andy Leach, ’62 Chevy Bubble Top (Sponsored by HRIA/ARMO)
  • Jim and Mike Ring, Mustang Fastback (Sponsored by BASF)
  • Kyle Tucker, ’70 Chevy Chevelle (Sponsored by SEMA Garage)


  • Casey Currie, ’14 Jeep JK with JK8 Truck bed (Sponsored by BFG)
  • Phil/Jeremy Gerber, ’15 Chevy Colorado (Sponsored by Go Pro)
  • Kenny Hauk, CJ2A - Willy’s Rock Rat (Sponsored by Omix-ADA)
  • Dominic Le, Datsun Truck (Sponsored by Toyo Tires)
  • Andy Leach, ’66 Half Cab Bronco (Sponsored by HRIA/ARMO)
  • Kevin Stearns, ’11 Chevy Colorado (Sponsored by BDS Suspension)
  • John Yeiser, Ford F2000 (Sponsored by Hella Inc.)

Sport Compact:

  • Ryan Basseri, Honda Integra Type R (Sponsored by CSF Cooling)
  • Freddie Fernandez, Nissan 240SX (Sponsored by ENEOS)
  • Kevin Desirello, ’67 Datsun Roadster (Sponsored by Garrett by Honeywell)
  • Eric Kozeluh, ’95 Toyota Supra (Sponsored by BBS)
  • Sam Lee, BTR Edition Hyundai Veloster Turbo (Sponsored by Hyundai)
  • Troy Spackman,’92 VW Corrado (Sponsored by ESAB Cutting & Welding Products)
  • Neil Tjin, ’15 Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec (Sponsored by Hyundai)

The program re-airs this weekend on the Velocity Network in the United States. Check your local cable or satellite provider for times and details, or visit to learn more.