SEMA Reveals Battle Of The Builders® Top 40

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Oct. 31, 2017 

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SEMA Reveals Battle Of The Builders® Top 40

-- Top 12 finalists to be announced Wednesday, November 1 --

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Oct. 31, 2017) -- The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced the Top 40 builders in the SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition. Battle of the Builders is a competition to honor and recognize builders at the premier automotive trade show, the SEMA Show. The 2017 Battle of the Builders Top 40 are (by category):

HOT RODS

  • Phil & Jeremy Gerber – 1969 Chevy Camaro
  • Larry Griffey – 1954 Chevy Corvette
  • Alan Johnson – 1932 Ford Tudor
  • Troy Ladd – 1936 Red Packard Roadster
  • Andy Leach – 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
  • Mike Markin – 1938 Graham 97
  • Jeremy Miranda – 1969 Chevy Camaro
  • Eddie Pettus – 1963 Chevy Corvette
  • Scott Roth – 1966 Chevy Corvette
  • Troy Trepanier – 1929 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan

SPORT COMPACT

  • Nawshin Basher – 2004 Mitsubishi Evolution
  • Ryan Basseri – 2001 Honda S2000
  • Ravi Dolwani – 2011 Mitsubishi EvoX
  • Troy Ermish – 1972 Nissan Datsun 510
  • Peter Nam – 1995 Porsche  911 Carrera
  • Kevin Peverill – 1992 Honda Civic
  • Jason Pham – 2001 Nissan Silvia S15
  • Igor Polishchuk – 1993 BMW 325is
  • David Polny – 1967 Ferrari NART
  • John Sarkisyan – 1963 Porsche 356

TRUCKS-OFF ROAD

  • Greg Adams – 1979 Ford Bronco
  • Erik Barnlund – 1966 Ford Bronco
  • Gary Corns – 1939 Plymouth Pickup
  • Jody Mollet – 1970 Dodge D100
  • Cris Payne – 1995 Ford Bronco
  • Jeremiah Proffitt – 1971 Toyota FJ40
  • Mark Turner – 1941 Dodge Power Wagon
  • Dave Schlossberg – 1970 Jeep Jeepster Commando
  • Troy Spackman – 1954 Chevy 5700 COE
  • Stuart Wilson – 1976 Ford Bronco

YOUNG GUNS

  • Austin Barnett – 2012 Subaru WRX
  • Dylan Coleman – 1996 BMW M3
  • Brad DeBerti – 2018 Ford Mustang
  • Preston Folkestad – 1973 Chevy C10
  • Connor Hofford – 1984 VW Rabbit GTI
  • Zach Johanson – 1970 Chevy Camaro
  • Jinsan Lee – 1999 Porsche Carrera
  • Luke Merrill – 1931 Chevy RatRod
  • Austin Phipps – 1968 Chevy Camaro
  • Brady Wise – 2016 Toyota Tacoma

The new Young Guns distinction for builders 27 years and younger recognizes up-and-coming builders from across the nation. The Young Guns were reviewed and the Top 10 were chosen by automotive YouTubers Mike Nguyen and Josh Peterson.

Vehicle entries were judged by industry experts: The Enthusiast Network Executive Producer David Freiburger, Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off Road Editor-at-Large Fred Williams, and Meguiar’s Customer

Engagement Leader RJ de Vera. The judges reviewed each entry and narrowed the selection to the Top 10 in three different categories: Hot Rod, Sport Compact and Off-Road.

The Battle of the Builders Top 12 will be announced in the Velocity and Discovery’s Motor Village on Wednesday, November 1, at 11:30 a.m. These 12 finalists, chosen by the judges, represent the best of the best in the industry.

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.

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