Battle of the Builders Narrowed to Top 40

Nov 3, 2021

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 SEMA Show.

The 2021 Battle of the Builders Top 40 are (by category):

HOT ROD

  • Brett Schmeski — 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS
  • Mark Giambalvo — 1930 Ford Model A 2-Door Sedan
  • Lonnie Gilbertson — 1965 Chevrolet Corvair
  • Josh “Red” Gosnell — 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback
  • Troy Gudgel — 1934 Ford 5 Window Coupe
  • Troy Gudgel — 1969 Pontiac Firebird
  • Mike Fillion — 1956 Oldsmobile 98
  • Robert Matranga –1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
  • Jeremy Miranda — 1967 Chevrolet Camaro
  • Eddie Pettus — 1941 Willys Coupe

SPORT COMPACT/IMPORT

  • Ryan Basseri — 2007 Honda S2000
  • Shawn Bassett — 1999 Lexus GS300
  • Peter Filippo — 2019 BMW M2
  • Samantha Frazier– 1973 Nissan Datsun 240Z
  • Paul Garcia — 1999 Nissan Skyline GTR VSPEC
  • Marcus Fry — 1972 Nissan 240z
  • Eddie Pettus — 1961 Austin Healey Sprite
  • John Sarkisyan — 1955 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL
  • Neil Tjin — 2019 Ford Mach-E
  • Simo Veharanta — 1982 Porsche 911 RSR

TRUCK & OFF ROAD

  • Willie Davis — 1971 Ford F100
  • Brad Deberti — 1965 Chevrolet C10
  • Keith Kyker — 1969 Ford F100
  • Jeremy Miranda — 1959 Chevrolet Apache
  • Craig Piggott — 1974 Ford Bronco
  • Kamaka Pocock — 1967 Chevrolet C10
  • Daniel Smalley — 1958 Chevrolet Apache
  • Bryan Thompson — 1934 Ford Pickup
  • John Wargo — 1968 Chevrolet C10
  • Randy Weaver — 1965 GMC C10

YOUNG GUNS

  • Kaylee Crayton — 2013 Scion FR-S
  • Thomas Dickerson — 1967 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang
  • Ezra Evans — 1951 Ford F1
  • Dayton Jacobson — 2000 Chevrolet S10
  • Chelsie Lesnoski — 1993 Mazda RX-7 FD
  • Cole Marten — 1991 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR
  • Jonas Neels — 2008 GMC Sierra 2500 HD
  • James Thomas — 1949 Ford F1
  • Joe Wilder — 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
  • Corey Williams — 1968 Dodge Charger