SEMA Battle of the Builders Continues to Captivate Audiences

By Richard Hail

Battle of the Builders
The primetime world premiere of the “SEMA: Battle of the Builders” TV special is Thursday, February 13, at 10:00 p.m. (EST) on A+E Networks’ FYI.

The year 2020 kicks off the seventh consecutive year of the Battle of the Builders competition, which is held every November in Las Vegas. You, too, can join in as all of the competition’s excitement and anticipation is captured and then broadcast to our global audience of automotive enthusiasts during the “SEMA: Battle of the Builders” TV special. Hosts Adrienne “AJ” Janic and Tanner Foust will bring you straight into the middle of the action during the primetime debut on A+E Networks’ FYI, Thursday, February 13, at 10:00 p.m. (EST).

More than 800 builders have entered into what has become one of the most intense competitions in the automotive aftermarket industry leading to the distinguished achievement of being crowned winner of the SEMA Battle of the Builders. Metal working, painting, engine building, upholstery and electrical work are just some of the many skills it takes to create a vehicle that is deemed worthy at the SEMA Show. Entries and builders are represented in four groups—Hot Rod, Truck/Off-Road, Sport Compact and Young Guns—as they compete for first place in each of their respective categories. Will your favorite builder make the cut? 

For more details about SEMA Battle of the Builders and the TV special, visit HISTORY On Demand, A+E Networks’ FYI or download the HISTORY App for your iOS or Android device. For more information about the Battle of the Builders program, point your browser to or