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Top 12 SEMA Battle of the Builders Presented by Mothers Polishes Finalists Announced

The SEMA Battle of the Builders Presented by Mothers Polishes top 12 finalists have been announced. The action continues to unfold throughout the week, with cameras following along to document the journey for a TV program set to air on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. EST. (Visit for updates on TV airings.)

Battle of the Builders

Ringbrothers' ENYO 1948 Chevrolet Pickup Loadmaster is among the top 12 SEMA Battle of the Builders Presented by Mothers Polishes finalists.

The competition recognizes one winner in four different categories:

  • Hot Rod & Hot Rod Truck
  • 4 Wheel Drive & Off-Road
  • Sport Compact, Import Performance, Luxury & Exotic
  • Young Guns—before crowning the coveted title, Battle of the Builders Champion.  

While a panel of industry experts narrows down the selection of vehicles, it’s the builders themselves who ultimately select the four class winners as well as the overall winner. The top 4 will be announced Thursday, November 3, at 3:00 p.m., in North Hall #10139, and the winner will be crowned on Friday, November 4, at 3:30 p.m., on Silver Drive.

2022 Top 12 Builders:

Hot Rod/Hot Rod Trucks

  • Ringbrothers, 1948 Chevrolet Pickup Loadmaster, Mothers Booth #22357
  • Tyler Nelson, 1958 Ford F100, Mothers, South Silver Lot
  • Tim Devlin, 1934 Chevrolet Roadster, HRIA Booth #23295

Sport Compact, Luxury and Exotics

  • TJ Russell, 1991 Porsche 911, BAJA Front of Central Hall V052
  • Shawn Bassett, 1991 Nissan Skyline GT-R, Moton Booth #20555
  • CJ Pullman, 1977 Ford Pinto, Front of Central Hall Booth #V319

4-Wheel Drive & Off-Road

  • Ringbrothers, 1972 Chevrolet K5 Blazer, HRIA Booth #23295
  • Cody Dabney, 1970 Ford F-250, South Hall Booth #CO7
  • Greg Ward, 1971 Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser, North Hall Booth #10215

Young Guns 29 & Under

  • Cameron Cocalis, 2015 Scion FR-S, Toyo Treadpass
  • Austin Phipps, 1966 Chevrolet Nova, Battle of the Builders Booth #10139
  • Josh Michels, 1966 Chevrolet Corvette, Battle of the Builders Booth #10139