Go Forth to Battle: Deadline to enter SEMA Battle of the Builders one month out

Las Vegas, Nevada — Calling all would-be vehicle builders, the window for you to prove your skills on the industry’s biggest stage is closing quickly, as the deadline to apply for the SEMA Show 2022 Battle of the Builders Competition looms less than one month away. Back for what is sure to be another exciting […]


Cole was one of three Battle of the Builders participants to receive a Golden Ticket, which won him transportation and accommodation to SEMA and a spot in the Young Guns competition. Chelsie Lesnoski and Cole Marten Story by ALLISON ROGERS A collision repairer for more than 35 years, Chelsie Lesnoski’s father never wanted her to […]

See Ya at SEMA: SEMA 2021 to kick off Tuesday, featuring Canadian Young Gun builder

Las Vegas, Nevada — Faster than you can say “specialty equipment market association”, the SEMA show is back again, following a reduced online event last year, and ready to deliver four full days of the latest aftermarket insights. Eager to return to the bustle and excitement of the trade show experience, more than 1,300 exhibitors […]

More SEMA highlights – day two

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — October 31, 2018 — The opening day of SEMA wrapped up with the Automotive Industry Association of Canada’s (AIA) annual gathering of the Canadian automotive aftermarket industry. Canadian flags were hanging at Las Vegas’s Caesars Palace for Canada Night and Collision Repair was in attendance. Canada Night draws more than 1,000 […]

Battle of the Builders: Canadian car builders to compete at SEMA Show

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BY Tom Davis Las Vegas, Nevada — October 27, 2017 — A number of Canadians are competing in the Battle of the Builders competition at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The fourth annual Battle of the Builders competition will see more than 250 top vehicle builders create custom cars and trucks to compete […]

Top customizers to feature at SEMA Battle of the Builders

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Las Vegas, Nevada — September 10, 2017 — SEMA Show exhibitors enlist top vehicle builders to create custom cars and trucks that will generate worldwide attention and stand out at the show each year. More than 250 of these builders will compete in the 4th annual SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, with the finalists […]

SEMA announces casting call for 2017 Battle of the Builders

The SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, which will feature an expanded Young Guns program this year, gives competitors, their vehicles, and sponsoring exhibitors increased exposure at the SEMA Show.

Diamond Bar, California — June 5, 2017 — SEMA has opened up a casting call for custom builders to join in the Battle of the Builders competition during the 2017 SEMA exhibition. Builders with a car or truck on display at the 2017 SEMA Show, held Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 in Las Vegas, may […]

Live@SEMA: Cam Miller named ‘Ultimate Builder’

Cam Miller of HS Customs won the 2016 Battle of the builders with this 1969 Chevy Camaro.

Las Vegas, Nevada — November 4, 2016 — Cam Miller has been named “Ultimate Builder” for his resto-modded 1969 Chevrolet Camaro at the 2016 SEMA Show’s Battle of the Builders. Miller is the owner/operator of HS Customs, located in Logan, Utah. The build took three years to complete. This year’s Battle of the Builders started […]