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Chantal Ballo and Troy Ladd Discuss Their SEMA Battle of the Builders Projects

By SEMA Editors

With each unique build encompassing different genres, excitement is intensifying for the SEMA Battle of the Builders (BOTB) competition. SEMA had a chance to interview two competitors and learn more about what makes their vehicles BOTB contenders.

Women are a big part of the aftermarket community and have just as much fun building vehicles as their male colleagues. Chantal shows off the luxurious details on the ’11 Chevy Cruze that she’s bringing to the 2017 SEMA Show. Find out what it would mean to Chantal if she won SEMA Battle of the Builders:

Troy Ladd of Hollywood Hot Rods is entering a handmade hot rod into SEMA Battle of the Builders. He is bringing a one-off steel “coachbuilt” to the SEMA Show to compete in the prestigious competition. Built from the ground up, the hot rod is full of unique features, including grilles that open and close based on temperature and a handmade engine. Check out the Mulholland Speedster to see what Troy has in store for the competition:

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SEMA Show builders interested in gaining national exposure by showcasing their cars and parts through the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition can register at The deadline for entry is September 1.