Vehicle Preview: Lonny Childress and Jacob Neuenschwander Talk Trucks

By SEMA Editors

Old school will meet new school during the 2017 SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition when builders of classic cars, hot rods, imports, trucks and SUVs go head-to-head for the top builder title. SEMA had a chance to interview two builders who are entering unique trucks into the competition.

Lonny Childress, co-owner of Gateway Classic Mustang, said SEMA Battle of the Builders is “the best of the best, bringing out the best.” That’s why he’s bringing his best with a ’69 Ford F-100. From a custom-built trailer hitch, Recaro seats and a new bed floor, check out what he has done to prepare for the 2017 competition.

Jacob Neuenschwander owns the ’04 Dodge Ram truck that won the Young Guns category at the 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals in Lima, Ohio, earning him a spot in the 2017 SEMA Battle of the Builders Competition. Custom airbrushed paint on the outside of the truck is mirrored on the door jams and door panels inside the truck. Check out other unique interior and exterior features and see why he’s excited to go to the SEMA Show.

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