Get Ready For Seven Straight Days of Competition During SEMA: Battle of the Builders Week


By Richard Hail

Gear up for a brand-new episode of the “2020 SEMA: Battle of the Builders” TV special, Sunday, February 7, at 9:00 a.m. (EST) on the History Channel by watching past episodes in a week-long marathon on the SEMA Show YouTube channel.

For the first time ever, the entire catalog of “SEMA: Battle of the Builders” specials will play exclusively on the SEMA Show YouTube channel. With each episode from 2014-2019 debuting on the channel from Monday, February 1–Saturday, February 6, at 9:00 p.m. (EST), the one-hour program will premiere with past hosts and organizers introducing each episode and joining in on live chats and commentary about the competition.

The newest episode of “SEMA: Battle of the Builders” will air on A+E Networks’ History Channel on Sunday, February 7, at 9:00 a.m. (EST). You’ll be transported behind the scenes of the competition and see exclusive interviews with the builders that aren’t available anywhere else. Hear their stories, see their builds and watch as the judges choose their winner.

“Since the competition was introduced in 2014, the SEMA Battle of the Builders celebrates the products, companies and builders who have vehicles on display at the SEMA Show,” stated Ira Gabriel, vice president of marketing, PR and communications.

Starting with just over 125 entries in 2014, the pool of challengers has more than doubled with 300+ vehicles competing in 2020 during SEMA360.

Vehicles are judged according to their respective category, and include Hot Rod, Truck/Off-Road and Import/Sport Compact. In 2016, SEMA added the Young Guns category, which highlights and supports up-and-coming builders who are 27 years old or younger.  

Be sure to subscribe and click the “set reminder” button once the premieres go up on the SEMA Show YouTube channel. And follow along with all the #SEMABOTB action on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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