SEMA eNews Vol. 20, No. 37, September 14, 2017

Fourth Annual SEMA Battle of the Builders to Feature Top Customizers

By SEMA Editors

  Battle of the Builders
More than 250 builders will compete in the fourth annual SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, with the finalists announced during the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and the winner announced during the nationwide television filming at SEMA Ignited, Friday, November 3.
   

SEMA Show exhibitors enlist top vehicle builders to create custom cars and trucks that generate worldwide attention and stand out at the premier automotive trade show each year. More than 250 builders will compete in the fourth annual SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, with the finalists announced during the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and the winner announced during the nationwide television filming at SEMA Ignited, Friday, November 3.

“It’s great to see the amazing array of vehicle builds at the SEMA Show each year,” said Peter MacGillivray, SEMA vice president of communications and events. “It’s inspiring to watch the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, as we meet the builders and learn about the products and stories behind the cars and trucks.”

All SEMA Battle of the Builders competitors are recognized in SEMA Show publications and on signage at the event. Also during the Show, finalists are narrowed down in three categories (hot rod, truck and tuner), and the winner is announced Friday, November 3, at SEMA Ignited (www.semaignited.com), the official SEMA Show after-party where thousands of consumers join SEMA Showgoers.

This year’s competition includes special recognition of builders 27 years or younger, named Young Guns, who enter the contest with a vehicle at the SEMA Show. The recognition serves to inspire and encourage young builders to pursue their passions and shine the light on up-and-coming customizers, including a select number of young vehicle builders who were awarded a Young Guns prize package from partnering consumer auto shows. The prize package includes an invitation to bring their vehicles to the SEMA Show and compete in the 2017 SEMA Battle of the Builders.

The competition and its builders, vehicles and manufacturers are profiled in a one-hour television special that will air exclusively on the Velocity Network in 2018. Exclusive online footage is also posted at www.SEMAShow.com/botb, featuring additional behind-the-scenes stories and interviews.

The following is a complete list of 2017 SEMA Battle of the Builders competitors:

Aaron Vaccar
Aaron Brown
Abelardo Armendariz
Alan Yee
Alan Johnson
Alan Banuelos
Allan Catap
Andy Leach
Anthonnie Quizon
Anthony Do
Art Caldwell
Ashley Parnell
Austin Barnett
Austin Dicus
Austin Phipps
Austin O'Krinsky
Benjamin Grasso
Bobby Schumacher
Bobby Eisenach
Bobby Alloway
Bogi Lateiner
Boynton Clune III
Brad Coleman
Brad DeBerti
Brady Wise
Brandon Sisco
Brennan Goodwin
Brian Witcher
Brian Alvarado
Bryan Barger
Bryson Richards
Carlos Molina
Casey Currie
Chantal Ballo
Charleston Penesa
Chris Holstrom
Cody Taintor
Connor Hofford
Cris Payne
Curt Curtiss
Damian Buckley
Dan Gardner
Daniel Moreau
Danny Luevano
Darin Smith
Dave Schlossberg
Dave Doetsch
David Lightner
David Rodriguez
David Eckert
David Polny
David Moore
David Carroll
David Gutierrez
David Walden
David Mendoza
Dezert Lab Truck Gurus  
Dionne Mascunana
Dominic Le
Doug Gonzales
Dustin Urdaneta
Eddie Black
Eddie Pettus
Edward Ho
EJ and Amy Fitzgerald
  Eric Cameron
Ernie Manansala
Fred Simmons Jr.
Freddie Fernandez
Freddy Rios
Garret Kitchen
Gary Corns
Gary Wescott
Gary Pundsack
Gary Corkell
Gary Castillo
Gary Hagar
Gary Warner
Gary Corkell
Gerald Goad
Graham Adams
Grant George
Greg Cottrell
Greg Griffith
Greg Adams
Hank Robinson
Harijs Skupelis
Hartley Valeros
Hector Cisneros
Hector Munoz
Henry Chang
Hoai Riggs
Hoss Nobles
Hunter Jerald
Igor Polishchuk
Ivan Tampi
J.J. Dubec
Jacob Griffin
Jacob Huckeba
Jacob Neuenschwander
Jake McFarlane
Jake McKiddie
James Torrez
James Boitnott
Jamie Campbell
Jan Masrshall Dambowsky
Jason Atkinson
Jason Garcia
Jason Childress
Jason Pham
Jay Velthoven
JC Fisher
Jeff Solak
Jeff Phifer
Jeff Page
Jefferson Bryant
Jeffery Garland
Jeremiah Proffitt
Jeremy Rice
Jesse Gonzalez
Jesse Matlock
Jesus Estrada
Jhae Pfenning
Jinsan Lee
Jody Mollet
Johan Eriksson
John Sarkisyan
John Muratori
John Wargo
John Cole

  Jon Brown
Jon Nyberg
Jonathan Goolsby
Jonathan Wei
Jordan Henke
Jorge Ramos
Jose Diaz
Joseph Granatelli
Josh Croll
Juan Ortiz
Juan Alvarado
Julio Rodriguez
Justin Nishimura
Justin Brunner
Ken Ticknor
Kenny Pfitzer
Kenny Hauk
Kevin Peverill
Kim Vo
Kyle Mohan
Larry Griffey
Long Tran
Lonnie McCurry
Lonny Childress
Loren Rickabaugh
Lukasz Granicy
Luke Merrill
Lyon McClenahan
Manuel Diaz
Mark Turner
Matt Thorson
Max Polishchuk
Michael Hunt
Michael Feinstein
Michael Dumas
Mike Heim
Mike Jenson
Mike Tilley
Mike Lind
Mike Markin
Mike & Jim Ring
Miles Shinneman
Milo Lipson
Miranda Built
Murray Pfaff
Nawshin Basher
Neil Tjin
Nichol Brown
Nicholas Barbieri
Nicholas Ashby
Nick McDonald
Noah Alexander
Norm Vandermee
Oswaldo Gomez
Parke Bishop
Paul Murillo
Paul Baker
Peter Nam
Phil and Jeremy Gerber
PJ Walker
Preston Folkestad
Randy Weaver
Randy Clark
Ravi Dolwani
Raymond Chan

  Richard Jones
Richard Mendoza
Rick Leos
Rick Jaurico Jaurique
Ricky Holly
Rob Johnson
Robby Woods
Robert Freeman
Robert Hendrix
Robert Green
Robert Bollinger
Robert Thompson
Rod Nielsen
Rodney Prouty
Rodney Black
Roger Burman
Roger Tessman
Roger and Sean Tessman
Ronnie Sipps
Ross Logsdon
Russ Taylor
Ryan Savage
Ryan Bollens
Ryan Gruba
Ryan Basseri
Ryan DeCol
Sal Danley
Salvador Arriaga
Sam Piazza
Sam Sanchez
Sam Lee
Sam Morris
Sanz Michael
Scott Laitinen
Scott Roth
shane sampson
Shaun Lewis
Shawn Fischer
Shawn Nyquist
SR Motors  
Stephan Brown
Stephen Linares
Steve Hill
Steve Burkett
Steven Roland Sampaga
Stuart Wilson
Terry Cook
Tim Quintin
Tim Divers
Tim Brueggemann
Tim Palazzolo
Tony Hancock
Tony Arme
Tony Gemza
Trevor Cook
Troy Ermish
Troy Gudgel
Troy Trepanier
Troy Spackman
Troy Ladd
Tyler Gawley
Wayne Smozanek
Wes Adkins
Willy Izaguirre
Zach Johanson

To learn more about the 2017 competition, visit www.SEMAShow.com/botb.

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