SEMA Battle of the Builders TV Special Premieres January 23

By Della Domingo

Featuring 2021 SEMA Battle of the Builders Champion Robert Matranga with his ’55 Chevrolet Bel Air, the History Channel will premiere the Battle of the Builders special on Sunday, January 23, at 9:00 a.m. (EST). The one-hour special has aired on television since 2015, giving viewers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the SEMA Show, up-close footage of the vehicles and exclusive interviews with builders as they share their personal stories and journey to the SEMA Show. For many of the builders, SEMA Battle of the Builders is their chance to prove that they are among the elite.

“As a trade-only event, the SEMA Show is where every car enthusiast dreams of attending,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA vice president of events. “SEMA Ignited, the official SEMA Show after-party, has made it possible for consumers to participate in the excitement. The Battle of the Builders TV special also gives viewers, who have never experienced the SEMA Show, an opportunity to see what happens behind closed doors, while those who attended the Show get to relive the experience.”

Along with Matranga, the TV special will feature dozens of builders in the automotive industry, as well as hosts Adrienne Janic and Tanner Foust, and judges Cam Miller, Jeremiah Proffitt, Kyle Kuhnhausen and R.J. de Vera.

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