By Della Domingo
The first-ever SEMA Battle of the Builders™ competition will take place at SEMA Ignited, Friday, November 7, 2014.
More than 125 vehicle builders and car customizers have been entered into the first-ever SEMA Battle of the Builders™ competition taking place at SEMA Ignited, Friday, November 7, 2014. The builders represent an elite group of individuals who have demonstrated extreme talent, creativity and craftsmanship in modifying cars, trucks and SUVs.
Editors of leading automotive magazines—Sam Du from Super Street, David Freiburger from Hot Rod, and Fred Williams from Petersen’s 4Wheel & Off Road—will select the Top-10 builders, who will be announced at the 2014 SEMA Show, Tuesday, November 4. These 10 finalists will then judge one another and vote to determine who will be named the ultimate winner in the 2014 SEMA Battle of the Builders™.
The competition is the foundation for a nationwide television special to be aired on the Velocity Network that will be filmed Friday, November 7, from 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. at the inaugural SEMA Ignited—an event taking place after the trade-only SEMA Show closes. Hundreds of vehicles will exit the Las Vegas Convention Center after the 2014 SEMA Show ends and make their way to The LINQ near the Las Vegas Strip, where SEMA Ignited will take place. They will join exhibitors, products and celebrities from the SEMA Show at The LINQ, along with food trucks, music and entertainment.
While the SEMA Show is a trade show that is not open to the general public, SEMA Ignited is open to consumers and allows attendees a chance to preview the industry’s latest automotive accessories on many of the 2014 SEMA Show vehicles that were on display during the week.
To secure a free ticket or more information about SEMA Ignited, visit www.semaignited.com.
The builders participating in SEMA Ignited’s Battle of the Builders™ are:
|Bobby Alloway||Paul Garcia||Jeff Kinsey||Chris Ross|
|Gordon Aram||Grant George||Troy Ladd||Tyler Scarfe|
|Ali Arsham||James Gill||Dave Lane||Jordan Schultz|
|Robert Atkins||Talbert Goldman||JF Launier||Casey Scranton|
|Jim Bassett||Jonathan Goolsby||Dave Lightner||Mike Self|
|Bob Bertelsen||Josh Govenor||Dan Long||Randy Sharpe|
|Ryan Bollens||Charles Grubb||Andrew Lowe||Brandon Sisco|
|Dave Brower||Max Grundy||Joe Lutz||Poison Spyder|
|Ernie Bunnell||Timothy Haase||Jeff Maldonado||Mark Stielow|
|Larry Burchett||Steve Hale||Chris Mangum||Steve Strope|
|Steven Burkett||Michael Hamrick||Maverick Mann-Brice||Bodie Stroud|
|Bruce Canepa||Frank Hansen||Duane Mayer||Alessandro Taltassori|
|Chris Carlson||Jared Hare||Greg McCallum||Roger Tessman|
|Steve Carpenter||Richard Harrison||Lonnie McCurry||Michael Thompson|
|Danny Carroll||Mitch Henderson||Blake Meaux||Greg Thurmond|
|Jason Cenora||Josh Henning||Jonathan Mill||Gene Marcel Tjin|
|Pete Chapouris||Chad Hill||Cam Miller||Neil Tjin|
|John Cole||TJ Hill||Nate Miller||John Toca|
|Complete Customs||Ralph Holguin||Jeremy Miranda||Kim Tremelling|
|Brian Deegan||Chris Holstrom||Rod Nielsen||Filip Trojanek|
|Dave Doetsch||Marcel Horn||George Ortiz||Kyle Tucker|
|Dale Dondale||Aaron Hubins||Mark Osmundson||Aaron Vaccar|
|Rick Dore||George Huisman||Jeff Page||Armando Verdugo|
|Caleb Drennen||Amber Huneycutt||Craig Paisley||Kenny Vinces|
|Chloe Eady||Robert Jackson||Cris Payne||Harry Wagner|
|Jason Engel||Bobby Johnson||Josh Peavler||Brad Ward|
|Ndubisi Ezerioha||Jason Jones||Preston Peebles||Jonathan Ward|
|Mike Filion||Steve Kelley||Murray Pfaff||John Wargo|
|Edward Fitzgerald||Jeffery Kesterson||Kurt Pfitzner||Randy Weaver|
|Kelly Fromm||Dieter-Heinz Kijora||Samuel Piazza||Dan Woods|
|Dimitrios Fuskandrakis||Dave Kindig||Scott Poncher||Mitchell Yow|
|Leif’s Garage||Chris King||Mike and Jim Ring||Mark Zarate|