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 […]

Live@SEMA: Battle of the Builders down to Top Ten

Brad DeBerti and his menacing 2017 Ford Raptor have made it into the Top Ten finalists at SEMA's Battle of the Builders. The Ultimate Builder title will be announced on November 4.

Las Vegas, Nevada — November 2, 2016 — The competition first narrowed from 98 entrants down to 21, and now the Top Ten finalists in the third annual SEMA Battle of the Builders are set to go head-to-head. The builders represent an elite group of individuals who have demonstrated extreme talent, creativity and craftsmanship in […]

Young Guns: SEMA’s Battle of the Builders to feature 98 up-and-comers

The Battle of the Builders culminates in SEMA Ignited, a massive after show party taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada. The competition also has its own television special.

Las Vegas, Nevada — October 11, 2016 — The Battle of the Builders may be one of the most highly anticipated parts of the 2016 SEMA Show. The competition, now in its third year, pits the world’s top vehicle builders against each other in head-to-head competition. This year’s competition promises to once again bring the […]

Battle of the Builders to return at SEMA in November

The hugely popular Battle of the Builders will return to the SEMA Show for a third straight year this November. Pictured above, the 2015 Battle of the Builders winner Bobby Alloway with his 1933 Ford Roadster.

Las Vegas, Nevada — August 23, 2016 — After yet another hugely successful turnout in 2015, SEMA has announced its popular Battle of the Builders competition will make its eagerly anticipated return later this year. Just as it has since its inception back in 2014, the third-annual event will serve to recognize and celebrate established […]

Bobby Alloway wins SEMA’s Battle of the Builders

Bobby Alloway won the 2015 Battle of the Builders with this 1933 Ford Roadster, seen here on display at PPG's Mardi Gras themed booth at the SEMA Show.

Las Vegas, Nevada — November 9, 2015 — You can talk about the educational and networking opportunities at other shows until you’re blue in the face, but when it comes to pure, high-octane cool, SEMA has them all beat hands down. In addition to the hot cars on the show floor, displayed as eye candy […]

Get a sneak peek at the upcoming SEMA Battle of the Builders

"Dry Lakes," a 1933 Ford three window coupe that started life as a 60's hotrod, will be one of the competition entries at the 2015 SEMA Battle of the Builders.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — August 31, 2015 — You can get a sneak peek at some of the incredible custom vehicles set to compete in the second annual SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, taking place at this year’s SEMA Show. The 2015 SEMA Show takes place November 3 to 6 at the […]