125+ Vehicle Builders Compete in SEMA Battle of the Builders™

October 21, 2014

Contact: Della Domingo

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DIAMOND BAR, CA (October 21, 2014) - More than 125 vehicle builders and car customizers have been entered into the first-ever SEMA Battle of the BuildersTM competition taking place at SEMA Ignited, Friday, November 7, 2014. The builders represent an elite group of individuals who have demonstrated extreme talent, creativity and craftsmanship in modifying cars, trucks and SUVs.

Editors of leading automotive magazines - Sam Du from Super Street, David Freiburger from Hot Rod, and Fred Williams from Petersen's 4Wheel & Off Road - will select the Top Ten builders, who will be announced at the SEMA Show on Tuesday, November 4. These ten finalists will then judge one another and vote to determine who will be named the ultimate winner in the 2014 SEMA Battle of the BuildersTM.

The competition is the foundation for a nationwide television special that will be filmed at the inaugural SEMA Ignited, an event taking place after the trade-only SEMA Show closes, on Friday, November 7, from 4-10 pm. Hundreds of vehicles will exit the Las Vegas Convention Center after the SEMA Show and make their way to the LINQ near the strip in Las Vegas, where SEMA Ignited will be taking place. They will join exhibitors, products and celebrities from the SEMA Show at the LINQ, along with food trucks, music and entertainment.

While the SEMA Show is a trade show that is not open to the general public, SEMA Ignited is open to consumers and allows attendees a chance to preview many of the industry's latest in automotive accessories on many of the 2014 SEMA Show vehicles that were on display during the 2014 SEMA Show week.

To secure a free ticket or more information about SEMA Ignited, visit www.semaignited.com.

Builders participating in SEMA Battle of the BuildersTM:

Bobby Alloway
Gordon Aram
Ali Arsham
Robert Atkins
Jim Bassett
Bob Bertelsen
Ryan Bollens
Dave Brower
Ernie Bunnell
Larry Burchett
Steven Burkett
Bruce Canepa
Chris Carlson
Steve Carpenter
Danny Carroll
Jason Cenora
Pete Chapouris
John Cole
Complete Customs
Brian Deegan
Dave Doetsch
Dale Dondale
Rick Dore
Caleb Drennen
Chloe Eady
Jason Engel
Ndubisi Ezerioha
Mike Filion
Edward Fitzgerald
Kelly Fromm
Dimitrios Fuskandrakis
Leif's Garage
Paul Garcia
Grant George
James Gill
Talbert Goldman
Jonathan Goolsby
Josh Govenor
Charles Grubb
Max Grundy
Timothy Haase
Steve Hale
Michael Hamrick
Frank Hansen
Jared Hare
Richard Harrison
Mitch Henderson
Josh Henning
Chad Hill
TJ Hill
Ralph Holguin
Chris Holstrom
Marcel Horn
Aaron Hubins
George Huisman
Amber Huneycutt
Robert Jackson
Bobby Johnson
Jason Jones
Steve Kelley
Jeffery Kesterson
Dieter-Heinz Kijora
Dave Kindig
Chris King
Jeff Kinsey
Troy Ladd
Dave Lane
JF Launier
Dave Lightner
Dan Long
Andrew Lowe
Joe Lutz
Jeff Maldonado
Chris Mangum
Maverick Mann-Brice
Duane Mayer
Greg McCallum
Lonnie McCurry
Blake Meaux
Jonathan Mill
Cam Miller
Nate Miller
Jeremy Miranda
Rod Nielsen
George Ortiz
Mark Osmundson
Jeff Page
Craig Paisley
Cris Payne
Josh Peavler
Preston Peebles
Murray Pfaff
Kurt Pfitzner
Samuel Piazza
Scott Poncher
Mike and Jim Ring
Chris Ross
Tyler Scarfe
Jordan Schultz
Casey Scranton
Mike Self
Randy Sharpe
Brandon Sisco
Poison Spyder
Mark Stielow
Steve Strope
Bodie Stroud
Alessandro Taltassori
Roger Tessman
Michael Thompson
Greg Thurmond
Gene Marcel Tjin
Neil Tjin
John Toca
Kim Tremelling
Filip Trojanek
Kyle Tucker
Aaron Vaccar
Armando Verdugo
Kenny Vinces
Harry Wagner
Brad Ward
Jonathan Ward
John Wargo
Randy Weaver
Dan Woods
Mitchell Yow
Mark Zarate


About SEMA and the SEMA Show
The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at www.SEMAShow.com or www.sema.org, 909/396-0289.