By Richard Hail
Representing the innovation and ingenuity of the automotive aftermarket industry, the annual “SEMA: Battle of the Builders” TV special is back and will premiere on A+E Networks’ History Channel, Sunday, February 7, at 9:00 a.m. (EST).
Adrienne “AJ” Janic and Tanner Foust return to their hosting duties as a new group of builders compete against one another for a chance at being named the best of the best and receiving the Top Builder Trophy. Hear from the builders in exclusive interviews, see their builds up close and watch the Top 12 judging.
“With no physical SEMA Show taking place in 2020, the Battle of the Builders competition took place during SEMA360, the automotive industry’s exclusive online trade-only event,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. “We made some tough decisions in 2020, but we were determined to go forward with a safe and exciting competition—not only for our builders, but also for our industry.”
The judges, industry experts RJ DeVera (Meguiar’s), Cam Miller (HS Customs), Jeremiah Proffitt (Proffitt’s Resurrection Land Cruisers) and 2019 Battle of the Builders Champions Mike and Jim Ring (Ringbrothers), were tasked with narrowing down the field of more than 300 vehicles to the Top 10 in each of the four categories—Hot Rod, Sport Compact, Truck/Off-Road and Young Guns—before choosing the Top 12 builds.
The Top 12 competitors judged each other in the final round to determine the top build in each category and then the top build overall. These builders knew what to look for when it came to superior automotive craftsmanship, and they judged their peers accordingly. Experience all the action and cheer on your favorite builds on A+E Networks’ History Channel, Sunday, February 7. Check your local listings for times in your area.
For more information about the SEMA Battle of the Builders program, visit the SEMA Battle of the Builders website.