SEMA Battle of the Builders: Gerber Brothers’ Chevelle Exceeds 150 MPH

By SEMA Editors

Phil and Jeremy Gerber’s ’67 Chevelle made it into the SEMA Battle of the Builders Top 10.

Phil and Jeremy Gerber of The Roadster Shop have been modifying cars to a certain extent since they were kids, but only during the last 15 years have they built cars professionally. Their detailed craftsmanship has resulted in two of their cars being named to the 2015 SEMA Battle of the Builders Top 5, two Goodguys Street Machine of the Year Awards, multiple Top 5 Goodguys Terrific 12 Awards, a Detroit Autorama Great 8 finalist, and multiple GM Design Awards.

At this year’s SEMA Show, the brothers entered three cars into the Battle of the Builders competition, and one of them, a ’67 Chevelle, made it into the Top 10. In addition to making custom tucked bumpers and refining the original factory trim, they installed a roadster chassis and added a supercharged 860hp Wegner Motorsports LS3A engine that has enabled the car to be raced at speeds exceeding 150 mph.

The Gerbers are proud of their builds and improve their craft each time. “I’m proud of being able to build high-end show cars that can run and drive and perform at a top level and are not just trailer queens,” said Phil Gerber.

Behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and stories of the 2016 Battle of the Builders competition will be showcased in an hour-long TV special that will air February 6, 2017, on the Velocity Network, so mark your calendars, set your DVR and tell your friends not to miss the show. For more information, visit