SEMA REVEALS BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS® TOP 40

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 2019

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SEMA REVEALS BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS® TOP 40
-- Top 12 finalists to be announced Wednesday, November 6 --
 

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Nov. 5, 2019) -- 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 2019 Battle of the Builders Top 40 are (by category):

HOT RODS
Dave Lane -- 1932 Ford Victoria
Eric Peratt -- 1936 Ford Roadster
Garret Kitchen -- 1968 Plymouth Barracuda
Gary Corkell -- 1932 Ford Phantom
Jeremy Gerber -- 1965 Pontiac Catalina 2+2
JF Launier -- 1964 Pontiac Acadian
Jim & Mike Ring -- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
Paul VanNus -- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
Talbert Goldman -- 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle
Troy Gudgel -- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro

SPORT COMPACT
Brian Bergeron -- 1987 Porsche 944
Edison Sarkisyan -- 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder
George Dalmakis -- 1973 BMW 2002
Jordan Henke -- 1973 Toyota Celica
Josh Croll -- 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Louie Shefchik -- 1968 Iso Rivolta  
Richard Gutierrez -- 1985 Toyota Corolla
Tim Lajambe -- 1987 Mercedes-Benz 190 EVO
TJ Russell -- 1991 Porsche 911
Todd Budde -- 1993 Mazda RX-7

TRUCKS/OFF-ROAD
Craig Piggott -- 1983 Chevrolet C/20 Camper
Daniel Smalley -- 1955 Chevrolet Crew Cab
Darin Smith -- 1972 Chevrolet C-10 Shortbed
Eddie Pettus -- 1956 Volvo TP21
Erik Barnlund -- 1972 Ford Bronco
Greg Salzillo -- 1933 Dodge Truck
Jeremy Cheatham -- 1979 Scout II
Mark Giambalvo -- 1965 Chevrolet C-10
Phil Gerber -- 1969 Ford Bronco
Randy Borcherding -- 1955 Chevrolet Truck

YOUNG GUNS
Austin Haynes -- 1970 Chevrolet C-10
Brad Swaney -- 1971 Chevrolet C-10
Chelsie Lesnoski -- 2013 Scion FR-S
Cody  Nebeker -- 1930 Chrysler 2-Door 
Curtis Larsen -- 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda
Jacob Griffin -- 1975 American Motors Gremlin
Kyle Ray -- 1988 BMW E30
Luke Merrill -- 1940 Chevrolet 2 Door Sedan
Tommy Williams -- 1954 Chevrolet 3100
Zach Zadoo -- 1931 Ford Model A

The Battle of the Builders Top 12 will be announced at the Blue Lot stage, on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 1:00 p.m. These 12 finalists, chosen by industry 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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