SEMA eNews Vol. 23, No. 2, January 9, 2020

“SEMA: Battle of the Builders” World Premier January 26

By Richard Hail

  Battle of the Builders
The world premiere of the “SEMA: Battle of the Builders” TV special will debut on A+E Networks’ FYI and HISTORY’s DRIVE block, Sunday, January 26.
   

The world premiere of the “SEMA: Battle of the Builders” TV special will debut on A+E Networks’ FYI and HISTORY’s DRIVE block, Sunday, January 26.

Since 2015, the one-hour program has given curious viewers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the SEMA Show, including up-close footage of custom vehicles and exclusive interviews with builders as they share their journey to the world-renowned automotive trade event. SEMA Battle of the Builders is the chance for these artisans to prove they are among the elite in their field.

“As a trade-only event that is not open to the general public, the SEMA Show is where every car fanatic dreams of going,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. “SEMA Ignited—the official SEMA Show after-party—has made it possible for consumers to participate in the excitement. The Battle of the Builders TV special also gives viewers who have never experienced the SEMA Show an opportunity to see what actually happens, while those who attended the Show get to relive the experience.”

The Young Guns (builders 27 years and younger) category continues to evolve and expand, providing the next generation of builders with an opportunity to get their vehicles into the Battle of the Builders competition. Industry experts RJ DeVera (Meguiar’s), Cam Miller (HS Customs) and Jeremiah Proffitt (Proffitt’s Resurrection Land Cruisers) acted as judges for the competition and narrowed down the field of nearly 300 entries to the Top 10 in four categories before selecting the Top 12 builds overall. The 12 finalists then took over judging duties and were responsible for naming the recipient of the Top Builder Trophy.

For more details about SEMA Battle of the Builders and the TV special airing January 26, at 9:00 a.m. (EST), visit www.semabotb.com.

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