Next-Gen Builders Gain Added Recognition in SEMA Show Competition

By Becca Butler

Battle of the Builders
The three 2015 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 winner.

The SEMA Battle of the Builders competition brings together the world’s best builders for a chance to compete for the title of the ultimate builder. As in previous years, candidates for top honors will be selected and announced during the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and the competition will be televised in a nationwide special airing on the Velocity Network.

New for 2016 is a special program for builders under the age of 35. Participants who enter and qualify as a “Young Gun” will receive additional recognition through their participation in the overall competition.

“The Young Guns Program allows us to shine the spotlight on up-and-coming builders who have demonstrated that they can compete with industry veterans and icons,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA’s President and CEO. “These young builders, just like all the builders from the SEMA Show, have already proven themselves simply by having a vehicle at the SEMA Show. There is no question that they are amazing builders. The SEMA Battle of the Builders competition allows us to celebrate their talents and share it with the rest of the world.”

For more details and to apply, visit before the September 15 deadline.