Applications are now being accepted at www.semaignited.com for the 2015 SEMA Battle of the Builders to be held at the 2015 SEMA Show, November 3-6. The automotive build competition that debuted last year and garnered nationwide attention as the focus of a Velocity TV special was viewed by more than one million fans.
The inaugural competition featured a prestigious group of builders showcasing their vehicles at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, where a panel of automotive editors narrowed the list down to ten finalists. The winner was then selected by the ten finalists themselves, with the entire process documented in a one-hour television special that continues to air on the Velocity Channel.
Mike and Jim Ring, Jeff Kinsey and Kyle Tucker were announced as the top three competitors during SEMA Ignited, where producers were filming for a nationwide television special currently scheduled to air on the Velocity Network, March 8, 2015.
The 2014 TV show culminated at SEMA Ignited, the official SEMA Show afterparty where consumers watched as Kyle Tucker of Detroit Speed was announced at the winner of the 2014 SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, and it followed the journey of many of the builders, including the Top Ten finalists:
The 2015 SEMA Battle of the Builders is open to builders with a display, feature or booth vehicle at the 2015 SEMA Show. 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 at www.semaignited.com.
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show is a non-profit 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.