SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 40, October 1, 2015

Nearly 200 Competing in SEMA Battle of the Builders

By Becca Butler

The inaugural SEMA Battle of the Builders saw top builders compete for the coveted title on a nationwide TV special.

Nearly 200 vehicle builders have entered the second-annual SEMA Battle of the Builders competition taking place at the 2015 SEMA Show, which runs from November 3–6, in Las Vegas. This elite group of vehicle builders and car customizers from across the country will gather to compete for the title of SEMA’s top builder, proving they’ve demonstrated elite craftsmanship in vehicle modification.

The competition will be narrowed down by a panel of elite automotive editors, who will select the top 10 builders during the SEMA Show. Builders and fans will be able to watch as the finalists vote among themselves who will be named the winner, announced at SEMA Ignited.

Last year, the inaugural competition gained extensive media coverage, serving as the backdrop for a nationwide television special. And this year, Showgoers and consumers can once again join in the culmination of the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, taking place at SEMA Ignited, Friday, November 6, from 3:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. in Gold Lot, directly across the street from the Las Vegas Convention Center.

While the SEMA Show is trade only and not open to the public, SEMA Ignited gives consumers the chance to view hundreds of SEMA Show vehicles and preview the industry’s latest in automotive accessories. Showgoers can get into the event at no cost. Consumer tickets are available for purchase at

2015 SEMA Battle of the Builders Participants:

Zach Adams   Casey Currie   Charles Grubb   Michael Losh   Tim Riley
Jesus Aguiniga   Curt Curtiss   Karl Hacken   Gilbert Losi   Jim and Mike Ring
Matt Alcala   Heartland Customs   Travis Haecker   Caleb Luce   Danny Roberts
Wendy & Richard Alcedo   Goolsby Customs   Gary Hagar   Michael Ma   Juan Rosales
Bobby Alloway   Bryan Dagel   Mike Haig   Jeff Maldonado   Chris Ryan
Brian Alvarado   John D'Agostino   Wayne Halabura   Jose Martinez   Ziggy Sadler
Tom Argue   Sal Danley   Bruce Harvey   Steven Martinson   Dave Salvaggio
Tony Arme   Matthew Davis   Kenny Hauk   Mike Mashburn   Tyler Scarfe
Nicholas Ashby   To De   Gary Higginbotham   Lyon McClenahan   Terry Shofron
Travis Ball   Terry DeLong   Greg Higgs   Wesley McFarland   Dylan Sievers
Chantal Ballo   Jeremy Dixon   Jerry Hill   Brad Mckinnon   Craig Simonian
Alan Banuelos   Rick Dore   Steve Hill   Michael Mclin   David Singleton
Ryan Basseri   Lorenzo "Dox" Dossena   Steve Hoard   Blake Meaux   Darin Smith
Jim Bassett   Brian Doyen   Chris Holstrom   Carl Merdith   Troy Spackman
Travis Bishop   Jason Duhon   Mohammed Hosein   David Meyer   Kevin Stearns
Barry Blomquist   Jake Encinas   Jason Huckabay   John Mik   Tim Strange
Ryan Bollens   Thomas Ess   Mark Johnson   Brian Moat   Hassan Sutherland
Scott Bonnell   Jesus Estrada   Alan Johnson   Enrique Munoz   Doug Taylor
Randy Borcherding   Bisi Ezerioha   Ian Johnson   Scotty Nadeau   Rich Taylor
Joshua Brack   Freddie Fernandez   Steve Keefer   Eric Newman   Sean Tessman
Aaron Brown   JC Fisher   Jeffery Kesterson   Rod Nielsen   Roger Tessman
Robert Brown   EJ and Amy Fitzgerald   Bill Kilpatrick   Rebeca Olavarrieta   Neil Tjin
Jefferson Bryant   Edward Fitzgerald   Michael Kirk   George Ortiz   Jay Torres
Art Caldwell   Blake Foster   Chris Kleber   Marlon Ortiz   Jaime Torrez
Shaun Callaway   Kevin Desirello     Lance Martz   Jesse Osborne   Marco Trejo
Chris Carlson   Mike Francis    Eric Kozeluh   Gregg Ovist   Kyle Tucker
Mark Cerquone   Kelly Fromm   Richard Kvamme   Justin Padfield   Cody Turner
Keith Charvonia   Janet Fujimoto   Scott Laitinen   Tim Palazzolo   Paul VanNus
Jason Childress   Geoffrey Gates   Chris Lange   Walter Palencia   Nicole Viscovich
Lonny Childress   Mark Gearhart   Dominic Le   John Pangilinan   Steven Vuong
Jonathan Chu   Jeremy Gerber   Andy Leach   Michelle Perez   John Wargo
Jeff Cleer   Phil & Jeremy Gerber   Sam Lee   Murray Pfaff   Randy Weaver
Boynton Clune III   Talbert Goldman   Rodger Lee   Will Posey   Gary Wescott
Andrew Cohen   Doug Gonzales   Patrick Leong   Eddie Potestio   Tim White
Eric Conner   Doug Graf   Bradley Lewis   Reginald Rachal   Richard and Judy White
Steve Cook   Lukasz Granicy   Barry Lipscomb   Darren Redmond     Dave Widmann
David Crook   Ryan Gruba   Leonard Lopez   Jeremy Rice   Tommy Z
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