Kyle Tucker Named SEMA Battle of the Builders Winner

November 13, 2014

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Kyle Tucker Named SEMA Battle of the Builders Winner

Competition Celebrates Vehicle Builders, Showcases Products from 2014 SEMA Show

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (November 13, 2014) - The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced Kyle Tucker as the winner of the first-ever SEMA Battle of the Builders competition. The announcement was made last week at SEMA Ignited, a new event designed to celebrate the builders and showcase the products from the trade-only SEMA Show.

Tucker competed in the SEMA Battle of the Builders along with more than 125 vehicles customizers from throughout the country. Editors from leading auto magazines - Sam Du from Super Street, David Freiburger from Hot Rod, and Fred Williams from Petersen's 4Wheel & Off Road - selected the Top Ten finalists for the competition. The finalists then became the judges to determine who would ultimately be named the winner of the competition.

Mike & Jim Ring, Jeff Kinsey and Kyle Tucker were announced as the Top Three competitors during SEMA Ignited, where producers were filming for a nationwide television special currently scheduled to air on the Velocity Network on March 8, 2015. The one-hour show will highlight innovations in vehicle customization and raise consumer awareness for the aftermarket industry. The TV Show will profile Tucker as the first-ever SEMA Battle of the Builders winner, along with other competitors, to showcase the talent, creativity, craftsmanship involved with vehicle customization. While the SEMA Show is a trade show that is not open to the general public, SEMA Ignited was open to consumers and provided them with a chance to preview new automotive accessories on many of the vehicles that were on display during the 2014 SEMA Show week. Organizers estimate that more than 10,000 individuals attended SEMA Ignited.

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 or, 909/396-0289.


2014 SEMA Battle of the BuildersTM Participants: 

Top Ten Finalists:

  • Bobby Alloway
  • Gordon Aram
  • Mike and Jim Ring
  • Dale Dondel
  • Rick Dore
  • Jeff Kinsey
  • Troy Ladd
  • Larry McCrae
  • Steve Strope
  • Kyle Tucker

Entire List of SEMA Battle of the BuildersTM Participants:

  • 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