SEMA: Battle of the Builders Returns For Its Seventh Season

By Richard Hail

Since 2014 the SEMA Battle of the Builders has provided a platform for the industry’s best builders to flex their muscle. Every year the competition brings out the best in products, innovation, and builds. It is the annual tradition where top builders from the automotive aftermarket industry come together to show off custom, one-of-a-kind builds never before seen.    

Hosts Adrienne “AJ” Janic and Tanner Foust take you on a journey behind the scenes of the competition to see what it takes to create a SEMA-worthy build. The stakes are higher and the competition this year is tougher. Which one of these top builders will be crowned the next SEMA Battle of the Builders Champion?

Narrowing the field from more than 300 vehicles to the Top 10 in each of four categories is no easy task. Get acquainted with our guest judges and find out who makes it to the Hot Rod, Import/Sport Compact, Truck/Off-Road and Young Guns categories before the builders choose the Top 12 builds overall.
Did you come ready for battle? These builders did. Catch the annual “SEMA: Battle of the Builders” TV special on A+E Networks’ History Channel on Sunday, February 7, at 9:00 a.m. (EST). Check your local listings for times in your area.

For more information about the SEMA Battle of the Builders program, visit