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SEMA Reveals Battle of the Builders Top 40

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LAS VEGAS, NV (11.01.2018) – 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

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

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