SEMA Reveals Battle of the Builders Top 40

SEMA Battle of the Builders

Top 12 finalists to be announced Wednesday, October 31

LAS VEGAS, NV – October 31, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced the Top 40 builders in the SEMA Battle of the Builders® competition. Battle of the Builders is a competition to honor and recognize builders at the premier automotive trade show, the SEMA Show. The 2018 Battle of the Builders Top 40 are (by category):

HOT RODS
Dale Boesch – 1936 Ford Roadster
Phil & Jeremy Gerber – 1970 Chevy Camaro
Kyle Tucker – 1969 Chevy Camaro
Steve Legens – 1936 Pontiac Silver Streak
Tom Nelson – 1955 Chevy Bel Air
Steve Keefer – 1970 Chevy Chevelle
Tim Kilkeary – 1956 Pontiac Star Chief
Cam Miller – 1970 Chevy El Camino
Dave Salvaggio – 1970 Dodge Charger
Jonathan Goolsby – 1974 Plymouth Duster

SPORT COMPACT
Rod Nielsen – 1972 Mazda R100
Muzzy Yousefi – 2004 Nissan 350Z
Igor Polishchuk – 1987 BMW 325
Gary Brown – 1956 VW Bug
Takahiko Izawa – 2008 Nissan R35 GT-R
Jorge Martinez – 2017 Nissan GT-R
Mike Pateras – 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Sti WRC
Sawn Bassett – 1972 Nissan Datsun 240Z
Ernie Manansala – 2018 Nissan GT-R
Ryan Jones – 2000 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R

TRUCKS/OFF-ROAD
Eddie Pettus – 1932 Willys Aircraft Refueling Truck
Jeremiah Proffitt – 1993 Toyota 79 Series
Jason Graham – 1934 Ford Pickup
Blake Stoner – 1956 Chevy Carryall
Erik Barnlund – 1974 Ford Bronco
Juan Diego Calle – 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ43
Ross Logsdon – 1956 Chevy C10
Carter Reed – 2019 Ford Ranger
Randy Weaver – 1941 Dodge Power Wagon
Billy Bibb – 1973 Scout II

YOUNG GUNS
Brad DeBerti – 2018 Ford F150
Jacob Griffin – 1927 Ford Roadster
Dylan Goacher – 1968 Chevy Nova
Tanner Timblin – 1964 Chevy C10
Jesus Lopez – 1985 Mazda RX7
Luke Merrill – 1931 Chevy Rat Rod Hauler
Kyle Kuhnhausen – 1972 Nissan 240Z
Corey Williams – 1967 Pontiac GTO
Zach Lagarenne – 1988 BMW M3
Ryan Martin – 1957 Chevy 150 Hardtop

The Battle of the Builders Top 12 will be announced at SEMA Central in the Grand Lobby on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 1:00 p.m. These 12 finalists, chosen by industry judges, represent the best of the best in the industry.

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.

Source: Specialty Equipment Market Association

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