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 heat to the Las Vegas Convention Center.

This year’s SEMA Battle of the Builders competition includes 250 applications, including builds from 98 up-and-coming “Young Guns.” As the basis for a nationwide television special, the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition honours SEMA Show vehicle builders, their vehicles and the products on those vehicles.

Industry experts will select the top 10 finalists during the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The finalists will then take over and evaluate one another’s vehicles, before the ultimate winner is announced Friday, November 4, at SEMA Ignited, the official SEMA Show after party that is open to the general public.

Hosted by Chris Jacobs and Adrienne “AJ” Janic from “Overhaulin’”, the competition includes special recognition for builders under the age of 35 who are entered in SEMA Battle of the Builders.

For more information about the competition, please visit semaignited.com. Check out the video below for a special behind-the-scenes look at one of the entries for this year’s competition, a 1966 Mercury Cyclone GT built by Tom Longo of Derale Performance!


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