2020 SEMA BOTB

SEMA Battle of the Builders® is a competition that recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of SEMA vehicle builders

Featuring customizers with a car or truck on display at the world-renowned SEMA Show, the competition shines the spotlight on the amazing talents and craftsmanship of builders who have already proven themselves by being a part of the premier automotive trade event in the world. It allows enthusiasts and fans a chance to learn the stories behind the builds, get to know the builders and be inspired along the way.

2019 SEMA Battle of the Builders Champion

Jim and Mike Ring

1969 Chevrolet Camaro

2019 Top 4 Builder Finalists

Hot Rod Winner

Jim and Mike Ring

1969 Chevrolet Camaro

Truck/Off-Road Winner

Randy Borcherding

1955 Chevrolet Truck

Sport Compact Winner

Louie Shefchik

1968 Iso Rivolta

Young Guns

Brad Swaney

1971 Chevrolet C-10

2019 Top 12 Builder Finalists

Eric Peratt - Windsor, CO

1936 Ford Roadster | Booth #23213, CleanTools/Absorber

Gary Corkell - Middletown, DE

1932 Ford Phantom | Booth #22797, Brookville Roadster

Jim & Mike Ring - Spring Green, WI

1969 Chevrolet Camaro | Booth #20353, BASF

Darin Smith - Huntington Beach, CA

1972 Chevrolet C-10 Shortbed | Booth #61036, Mothers Polish

Erik Barnlund - Bloomington, IL

1972 Ford Bronco | Booth #24857, US Shift

Randy Borcherding - Cypress, TX

1955 Chevrolet Truck | Booth #61002, Griot's Garage

Edison Sarkisyan - Corona, CA

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder | Booth #24900, Toyo Treadpass

Louie Shefchik - Puyallup, WA

1968 Iso Rivolta | Booth #61002, Griot's Garage

TJ Russell - Sun Valley, CA

1991 Porsche 911 | Booth #24900, Toyo Treadpass

Brad Swaney - Uniontown, PA

1971 Chevrolet C-10 | PLATINUM LOT, Atech

Kyle Ray - Omaha, NE

1988 BMW E30 | Booth #23643, Meguiars

Luke Merrill - Isanti, MN

1940 Chevrolet 2 Door Sedan | Booth #20145, Yukon Gear

2019 SEMA BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS® Top 40

Hot Rod

BUILDERS Name Vehicle Sponsor
Dave Lane - Donahue, IA1932 Ford VictoriaAxalta
Eric Peratt - Windsor, CO1936 Ford RoadsterCleanTools/Absorber
Garret Kitchen - Columbus, OH1968 Plymouth BarracudaRon Francis Wiring
Gary Corkell - Middletown, DE1932 Ford PhantomBrookville Roadster
Jeremy Gerber - Mundelein, IL1965 Pontiac Catalina 2+2Baer Brakes
JF Launier - Osoyoos, BC1964 Pontiac AcadianQA1
Jim & Mike Ring - Spring Green, WI1969 Chevrolet CamaroBASF
Paul VanNus - Vicksburg, MI1969 Chevrolet CamaroHRIA
Talbert Goldman - Meridian, MS1965 Chevrolet ChevelleAxalta Automotive Finishers
Troy Gudgel - Mahomet, IL1969 Chevrolet CamaroHRIA/ARMO

Truck/Off-Road

BUILDERS Name Vehicle Sponsor
Craig Piggott - Davenport, IA1983 Chevrolet C/20 CamperGSI
Daniel Smalley - Jackson, CA1955 Chevrolet Crew CabAccuair
Darin Smith - Huntington Beach, CA1972 Chevrolet C10 ShortbedMothers Polish
Eddie Pettus - Cedar Rapids, IA1956 Volvo TP21Kicker
Erik Barnlund - Bloomington, IL1972 Ford BroncoUS Shift
Greg Salzillo - Salinas, CA1933 Dodge TruckSpeedHut
Jeremy  Cheatham - Dallas, TX1979 Scout IIMagnaflow
Mark Giambalvo - Womelsdorf, PA1965 Chevrolet C-10Mothers Polish
Phil Gerber - Mundelein, IL1969 Ford BroncoHP Tuners
Randy Borcherding - Cypress, TX1955 Chevrolet TruckGriots

Sport Compact

BUILDERS Name Vehicle Sponsor
Brian Bergeron - Michigan City, IN1987 Porsche 944RacingJunk
Edison Sarkisyan - Corona, CA1955 Porsche 550 SpyderToyo Treadpass
George Dalmakis - Toronto, ON1973 BMW 2002JRP/Sonax
Jordan Henke - Windsor, ON1973 Toyota CelicaEdelbrock
Josh Croll - Slatington, PA2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STIProsport Gauges
Louie Shefchik - Puyallup, WA1968 Iso RivoltaGriot's Garage STAGING
Richard Gutierrez - Hayward, CA1985 Toyota CorollaToyo Treadpass
Tim Lajambe - Point Roberts, WA1987 Mercedes-Benz 190 EVOToyo Treadpass
TJ Russell - Sun Valley, CA1991 Porsche 911Toyo Treadpass
Todd Budde - LaVernia, TX1993 Mazda RX-7Toyo Treadpass

Young Guns

BUILDERS Name Vehicle Sponsor
Austin Haynes  - Johnson City, IL1970 Chevrolet C-10SEMA Young Guns
Brad Swaney - Uniontown, PA1971 Chevrolet C-10Atech
Chelsie Lesnoski - Penticton, BC2013 Scion FR-SSEMA Young Guns
Cody  Nebeker - Salt Lake City, UT 1930 Chrysler 2 Door  SEMA Young Guns
Curtis Larsen - Kingston, NY1970 Plymouth ‘CudaSEMA Young Guns
Jacob Griffin - Valley Center, CA1975 American Motors GremlinHeat Shield
Kyle Ray - Omaha, NE1988 BMW E30Meguiars
Luke Merrill - Isanti, MN1940 Chevrolet 2 Door SedanYukon Gear
Tommy Williams - Roseville, CA1954 Chevrolet 3100Vintage Air 
Zach Zadoo - Fremont, CA1931 Ford Model ASEMA Young Guns

BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS®

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TUCKER NAMED 2018 SEMA BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS® WINNER

-- SEMA Show vehicle builders to be featured in one-hour TV special on Velocity Network Jan. 7, 2019 –

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2018) -- Kyle Tucker was crowned winner of the fifth-annual SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition for his 1969 Chevy Camaro during SEMA Ignited, the official SEMA Show after-party designed to celebrate the builders and showcase products from the trade-only Show.

Tucker’s ’69 Camaro (sponsored by exhibitor ARP) beat out the amazing builds of Top 4 finalists Eddie Pettus (1932 Willys aircraft refueling truck, BASF), Rod Nielsen (1972 Mazda R100, Tire Stickers), and Young Gun Kyle Kuhnhausen (1972 Nissan 240Z, Young Guns Regional Winner from Goodguys).

All four builders will be featured along with many other SEMA Show builders in a new episode of the TV special SEMA: Battle of the Builders. Hosted by Adrienne “AJ” Janic and racer Tanner Foust, fifth-annual SEMA: Battle of the Builders TV special will air on the Velocity Channel at 10 p.m. on Jan. 7, 2019.

The 2018 SEMA Battle of the Builders competition included submissions from seasoned builders as well as new customizers representing an elite group of individuals who demonstrated extreme talent, creativity and craftsmanship in modifying cars, trucks, and SUVs. The program was expanded this year to recognize winners in each of the four different categories, with Tucker also winning the Hot Rod title, Pettus earning the Truck/Off-Road honor, Nielsen scoring in Sport Compact and Kuhnhausen in Young Guns (for builders 27 years and younger).

Industry experts RJ DeVera (Meguiar’s), David Freiburger (Motor Trend Group), and Fred Williams (Motor Trend Group) narrowed down the field of nearly 300 entries, an increase in participation from last year, to the Top 10 in each category before selecting the Top 12 builds overall. The 12 finalists then took over judging duties and voted to name Tucker the overall winner.

Trepanier Crowned 2017 SEMA Battle of the Builders Winner

-- SEMA Show vehicle builders to be featured in one-hour TV special on Velocity Network Jan. 2, 2018 –

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2017) -- Troy Trepanier was announced as the winner of the 2017 SEMA Battle of the Builders competition during SEMA Ignited, the official SEMA Show after-party held at the conclusion of the 2017 SEMA Show.

Trepanier’s 1929 Ford Model-A Tudor sedan edged out the amazing builds of fellow Top 3 finalists Alan Johnson (1932 Ford Tudor) and Troy Ladd (1936 Packard roadster) for the title. The three builders will be featured along with many other SEMA Show builders in a new episode of the TV special “SEMA: Battle of the Builders,” which will premiere on the Velocity Channel on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Since 2015, the unique one-hour program has aired on the Velocity network, giving viewers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the SEMA Show, up-close footage of the vehicles and exclusive interviews with builders as they share their personal stories and journey to the premier automotive trade show in the world.

For many of the builders, SEMA Battle of the Builders is their chance to prove that they are among the industry’s best. This year’s competition began with nearly 300 applications from builders representing an elite group of individuals who have demonstrated extreme talent, creativity and craftsmanship in modifying cars, trucks, and SUVs.

For more details about SEMA Battle of the Builders visit www.sema.org/botb.


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.

2017 SEMA Battle of the Builders Winner

Troy Trepanier - Manteno, IL

1929 Ford Model A Tudor | Flowmaster

2017 Top 3 Builder Finalists

Alan Johnson - Gadsen, AL

1932 Ford Tudor | Ford Motor Co.

Troy Ladd - Burbank, CA

1936 Packard Roadster | Clean Tools

Troy Trepanier - Manteno, IL

1929 Ford Model A Tudor | Flowmaster

2017 Top 12 Builder Finalists

Eddie Pettus - Cedar Rapids, IA

1963 Chevrolet Corvette | Billet Special, Booth #21359

The Corvette was a Select Six winner at Chicago World of Wheels, and received 1st in Class awards in best interiors, engine compartments, etc. The car has custom AME independent Chassis, floorpans, wheel houses, exhaust, bumpers, & interior, flush-mounted glass, machined trim parts, cross-ram EFI, Infinity box wireless control system, Kicker audio system, dash iPad interface, Tremec six-speed, extended body valences/rocker.

Andy Leach - Bennington, NE

1930 Ford Model A Coupe | Hot Rod Industry Alliance, HRIA Booth

Leach, owner of CAL Automotive Creations in Bennington, Neb., is a previous Ridler winner, 2014 Trend Setter of the Year, Ford Design Award winner, Barrett-Jackson Cup winner, and Top 10 Battle of the Builders finalist in 2015. The car has Art deco finned suspension and chassis, cast-looking interior and components. Coach-built body with attitude and elegance combining old-school hot rodding.

Alan Johnson - Gadsen, AL

1932 Ford Tudor | Ford Motor Co., Booth #22200

The project started with a clean 1932 Ford Tudor body canvas. All planned modifications were laid out before any cutting began. Certain dimensions were not determined until the body had been on and off the frame for the desired look. Johnson was a 2015 SEMA Battle of the Builders Top 3 finalist.

Mike Markin - Eau Claire, WI

1938 Graham 97 | Meguiar’s, Booth #61004

Markin converted a four-door sedan into a two-door coupe and restyled the entire car. Every piece of the car has been modified, remade, or custom-made for the car but for two pieces. 2017 ISCA Grand Champion, 2017 ISCA Rod Champion, and 2016 Pirelli Great 8 Finalist

Scott Roth - South Burling, VT

1966 Chevrolet Corvette | Classic Instruments, V30

The car is a SplitRay 2017 Pirelli Great 8 cut down the middle and widened 6 3/8. It has a Z06-inspired interior, LS9 with a one-off supercharger system, and a six-speed transmission. Multiple computers provide complete control of the car with a Bluetooth device. I took over 20,000 hours to build.

Troy Trepanier - Manteno, IL

1929 Ford Model A Tudor | Flowmaster, Booth #22351

Built by Rad Rides by Troy, whose mission is to build the finest hand-crafted automobiles in the world.

Phil & Jeremy Gerber - Mundelein, IL

1969 Chevrolet Camaro | AutoMeter, Booth #22931

A modern race-inspired Camaro with an LT4 and T56, hand-built front spoiler and side skirts, custom lower rear diffuser/valance, one-off wheels, fully fabbed underhood sheet metal, and tremendous amounts of metal fab on the entire car. The Roadster Shop has delivered cars to compete specifically in Battle of the Builders the last four years.

Troy Ladd - Burbank, CA

1936 Packard Roadster | Clean Tools, Booth #23035

The Hollywood Hot Rods Packard roadster is a one-off steel coach built from design drawings.

Jeremy Miranda

1969 Chevrolet Camaro | Taylor/Vertex

The car features a Roadster Shop Fast Track chassis, 440ci LSX Motor Dry Sump w/ Flex Fuel, TR6060 Transmission, completely fabricated front and rear Valance, Rocker extensions, engine bay, flush-fitted front and rear glass, shaved drip rails, Infinity Wire multiplex system, custom one-off interior, custom Dakota digital gauge cluster, ADV1 wheels, and Wilwood brakes. “We’re just doing what we love to do,” said Miranda.

Larry Griffey - Knoxville, TN

1954 Chevrolet Corvette | Hot Rod Industry Alliance, HRIA Booth

Griffey is the owner of Hot Rods & Restorations in Knoxville, Tenn. He has been in business building hot rods and restoring concours, vintage and classic cars for over 36 years. After years of building cars for customers, he and his wife decided it was time to do a build for themselves.

Peter Nam - Garden Grove, CA

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera | Meguiar’s, Booth #23643

Bespoke rebuild of the Porsche 993, an air-cooled car converted into a modern masterpiece that has full carbon-fiber wide-body construction.

Cris Payne - Taft, CA

1995 Ford Bronco | Vision Wheel, Booth #62004

Payne has participated, built, and designed over 68 builds prior to the 2017 SEMA Show. This year he brought 30 builds to the show with his name on them. “Battle of the Builders encompasses unique and innovative builds that make people’s jaws drop and create buzz in person as well as social media,” he said. “Well, my builds will do just that. They are one-off custom builds you won't see elsewhere.”

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SEMA Battle of the Builders® is a competition that recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of SEMA vehicle builders

Open to all customizers with a car or truck on display at the SEMA Show, the competition shines the spotlight on the amazing talents and craftsmanship of builders who have already proven themselves by being a part of the premier automotive trade event in the world. It allows enthusiasts and fans a chance to learn the stories behind the builds, get to know the builders and be inspired along the way.

All builders with a feature or booth vehicle on display at the 2020 SEMA Show are invited and encouraged to participate. (Note that your vehicle must NOT be under embargo at the time of entry)

Young, up-and-coming builders who are under the age of 27 (as of November 6, 2020) will receive special recognition as a ‘Young Gun’ in the competition, designed to spotlight and inspire future industry icons. Builders who meet the age requirements of a Young Gun but may not have a confirmed feature or booth vehicle for the 2020 SEMA Show may be awarded a ‘SEMA Prize Package’ from one of our regional partners and invited to compete in the competition in Las Vegas.

Click Young Gun Info below for details.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS AUGUST 30, 2020

For official Rules: Click Here

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How the Competition Works:

  • Submit vehicle details and THREE photos or renderings here (PRIOR to the August 30, 2020 Deadline). Or, win a SEMA Prize Package at one of the regional car shows to compete in the 2020 SEMA Battle of the Builders.
  • The day before the show, applicant vehicles are confirmed to be onsite at the 2020 SEMA Show. Remember, the competition is open to all cars and trucks on display at the SEMA Show. Applying for BOTB does not grant you placement.
  • The vehicle details and images provided in the application are reviewed and used to determine which cars and trucks advance to the next round, at which time the vehicles will be evaluated in person at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
  • Industry judges will select the Top 40 builds, representing each of the respected categories:
    • 10 Hot Rods
    • 10 Trucks/Off-Road
    • 10 Sport Compact
    • 10 Young Guns
  • The Top 40 will be announced on the opening day of the SEMA Show. The judges will then select the final Twelve which will be announced later in the week.
  • The Top Twelve vehicles will be re-located to a designated area where the twelve finalists will vote amongst themselves who will be named the winner.
  • The Top Twelve builds will lead the SEMA Cruise over to SEMA Ignited, the official after party of the SEMA Show, where the winner is announced.

Who Can Apply:

All feature and booth vehicles that have been accepted by SEMA for display at the 2020 SEMA Show and are not currently under embargo at the time of entry. Builders with vehicles from all market segments, including trucks, hot rods, street rods, off-road, motorsports, sport compacts, luxury exotics and the like are encouraged to enter.

Young Guns Recognition

Young, up-and-coming builders who are under the age of 27 (as of November 6, 2020) will receive special recognition as a 'Young Gun' in the competition, designed to spotlight and inspire future industry icons.

Young Guns SEMA Prize Package:

Builders age 27 or younger (as of November 6, 2020) who may not already have an approved feature or booth vehicle for the 2020 SEMA Show can still qualify to enter the competition through our regional partners who will be awarding a SEMA Young Guns Prize Package.

This prize package includes an all-expenses paid trip for two, transportation of the winner’s vehicle, a designated feature spot at the 2020 SEMA Show, and automatic entry into the 2020 SEMA Battle of the Builders competition!

*To qualify for the Young Gun designation at each of the regional shows, a builder must be 27 or younger by the final night of the SEMA Show, November 6, 2020, and must be designated as the winner of the promoter’s show, or achieve the highest overall finish within a group of the show’s young builders, or be designated as the winner of the category offered by the show. Click here for detailed rules and information.

Why Compete:

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SEMA 2018 Battle of the Builders: Top 12 and Winners #MTSEMA18

The annual SEMA show in Las Vegas every year attracts some of the finest car builders from all over the country as they show off their latest builds and vie for the coveted Battle of the Builders title. This year marks the fifth annual for Battle of the Builders, and nearly 300 entries were considered for this highly competitive contest.

Battle of the Builders – 2018 SEMA Winners

Battle of the Builders has quickly become the marquee competition among professional tuners. Builders from around the globe come to Las Vegas to showcase their talents in various categories in the quest to become 2018 SEMA winners. Featuring some of the wildest and best built machines on Earth, BOTB has been a welcome addition to the SEMA Show.

Detroit Speed 1969 Camaro Wins SEMA Battle of the Builders

Nine years in the making. That’s how long Detroit Speed kept Stuart Adams’ 1969 Camaro, known as TUX, beneath tight wraps while it was under construction. Very few, even industry insiders, knew of the ’69 Camaro before it debuted at the 2018 Detroit Autorama in the Pirelli Great 8, contending for the Ridler Award.

BENEFITS

  • Have your vehicle stand out to thousands of show-goers
  • Exposure through media coverage in top publications and online sites
  • Networking with top builders from around the globe
  • Generated content of your build, your products, your vehicle
  • On-site exposure at the 2019 SEMA Show
  • Featured in SEMA Publications
  • Part of the celebrated SEMA Cruise
  • Inclusion in 1-hour TV special

PROGRAM BENFITS

FEATURED IN SEMA PUBLICATIONS

EXPOSURE TO THOUSANDS OF SHOW-GOERS

NETWORKING WITH TOP BUILDERS AND AFTERMARKET COMPANIES

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

First, all builders with a vehicle displaying at the 2019 SEMA Show may enter the competition at >www.semashow.com/botb before the deadline on August 30, 2019. Photos can be uploaded directly onto the online applications, which judges will use to select the finalists after vehicles are confirmed to be onsite at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV.

The second way builders may participate in the 2019 SEMA BOTB competition is through the Young Guns program. Preselected regional auto shows will award a limited number of BOTB entries to builders age 27 or younger (as of Nov. 8, 2019), who may not already have an approved vehicle for the 2019 SEMA Show. The entries will then be included in the SEMA BOTB and compete among all other participants in the competition. For more information on the Young Guns regional venues, please visit semashow.com/botb.

Submitting an application for the SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition does not guarantee space for a vehicle to be on display at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. All vehicles at the SEMA Show must be sponsored by an exhibiting manufacturer. Exhibitors may choose to display vehicles in their booths, or they may purchase a feature vehicle spot. However, the spot may only be reserved by an exhibitor.

SEMA BOTB applications for vehicles that are not on display at the SEMA Show will not qualify to advance in the BOTB competition. Only vehicles on display will advance in the competition.

Builders under the age of 27 who do not have a confirmed SEMA Show feature or booth vehicle may be able to compete in the SEMA BOTB through a participating consumer auto show. Visit www.semayoungguns.com for more information.

Supporting and inspiring young builders is crucial to the future of the automotive specialty equipment market. The Young Guns category is designed to encourage young builders to pursue their passions and shines the light on the up-and-coming builders.

The Young Guns is a designation within the overall BOTB competition to recognize builders at the SEMA Show who are under the age of 27 (as of Nov. 8, 2019). Those who have selected the Young Guns category on the online application, as well as young builders who were awarded a Young Guns prize package from a regional partner are eligible to participate. All competitors in the Young Guns category will be competing against the overall field of builders, regardless of how they entered the competition.

With more than 300 participants, industry experts will review all qualifying applications, including vehicle descriptions and photos. Judges will also walk the SEMA Show floor to review individual builds in person before selecting the Top 40 finalists in the competition. (Ten builds will represent the hot rod category, 10 will represent the trucks/off-road category, 10 will represent the sport compact category and another 10 will be from Young Guns.)

After the Top 40 finalists are announced on the opening day of the SEMA Show, the judges then narrow the finalists down to the Top 12, regardless of the category.

The Top 12 finalists then become the judges, and select from amongst themselves who is ultimately named the Top Builder of the SEMA BOTB.

The field of entries is narrowed down in six steps to get to the winner:

  • Step 1: Anyone who has booth or feature vehicle at the SEMA Show is welcome to enter the competition
  • Step 2: Applicants that were not able to secure a booth or feature vehicle spot at the SEMA Show will be cut from the competition
  • Step 3: Industry experts and our panel of judges review all applications and their submitted pictures to determine which are of interest to see during the visual walk-through judging process on the Show floor (about 70-80 vehicles)
  • Step 4: From the 70-80 vehicles that are seen on the Show floor, the Top 40 are determined (10 hot rod/10 truck/10 sport compact/10 Young Gun)
  • Step 5: The Top 40 are reviewed again by images, discussion and possible subsequent walk-through inspection and narrowed to the Top 12, regardless of the category
  • Step 6: The builders of the Top 12 will become the judges and select who will be named the winner.

The Top 40 finalists will be announced on the first day of the SEMA Show (Tuesday, October 31). The Top 12 are announced later during the week at the SEMA Show.

On the last day of the SEMA Show (Friday, Nov. 3), the Top 12 participants will evaluate and judge each other’s entry at the SEMA Show, before leading the SEMA Cruise to the official SEMA Show after party, SEMA Ignited. At SEMA Ignited, consumers, media and industry professionals will watch as the winner is announced and a television production team films for a television special that will air on the Velocity Network.

Each vehicle at the SEMA Show is a unique, one-of-a-kind creation. Personal tastes may vary and opinions will differ. Industry experts with years of experience serve as judges and narrow the entries down to finalists. However, it is the Top 12 finalists themselves who will be judging, voting and selecting the ultimate winner.

As builders, the finalists know and understand the challenges and complexity involved with a vehicle build. They are able to assess and determine the creativity, craftsmanship and skill that went into each vehicle, before selecting the winner.

Auto enthusiasts and consumers are invited to attend SEMA Ignited, the official SEMA Show after-party that connects the general public with industry leaders, celebrities and award-winning custom vehicles. The Friday night festival takes place immediately after the SEMA Show closes as hundreds of cars and trucks will parade out of the Las Vegas Convention Center and assemble at SEMA Ignited.

Attendees will have the opportunity to view hundreds of customized rides featuring the newest and most innovative products from the SEMA Show. The event also includes food, music, drift demonstrations, celebrities, and the culmination of the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition which includes more than 250 competitors vying for the title of the Ultimate Vehicle Builder.

SEMA Show attendees get in free with their show badge.

For questions, contact marketing@semaignited.com.

For more information on inquiring about a feature vehicle spot at the 2019 SEMA Show, please visit: www.semashow.com/feature-vehicle-application

A vehicle will be in one category. If a builder’s vehicle is identified as one that is in consideration of either the Hot Rod, Tuner, or Truck categories, it will be listed in those categories as top 10 of that category. Otherwise, if the vehicle builder is a Young Gun (age 27 or younger on November 8th, 2019) and does not earn a spot in the top ten of the Hot Rod, Tuner, or Truck category, the vehicle may still be considered for the Young Guns category. A vehicle can only be in one category.

Winners of the regional Young Guns competitions will be placed at the 2019 SEMA Show in a feature vehicle location within the property of the SEMA Show.

While we cannot connect you to a specific manufacturer, you can find a list of companies that will be exhibiting at the SEMA Show by visiting www.semashow.com

While it is certainly possible that the judges may be viewing your vehicle during hours that you are there, it is not possible to schedule a time, nor coordinate when the judges will be viewing your vehicle. Vehicles will be viewed throughout all hours of Sunday and Monday. It is not a requirement that you are present when the judges will be viewing your vehicle.

Vehicles are not permitted to be under any embargo prior to the start of the 2019 SEMA Show. Any vehicle that cannot be available for public display prior to the opening of the show will not be considered for the 2019 SEMA Show Battle of the Builders®.

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