The new SEMA: Battle of the Builders is scheduled to premiere Monday, Jan. 7 at 10 p.m. EST on the MotorTrend TV Network and MotorTrend app.
Tanner Foust and Adrienne “AJ” Janic will host the one-hour special that takes audiences behind the scenes at the SEMA Show, provides an up-close look at some of the top vehicles on site, and delivers exclusive interviews with the automotive industry’s leading experts and builders as they share personal stories about their journey to SEMA Show 2018.
The Battle of the Builders competition celebrates the amazing craftsmanship and talents of people who create and build some of the most unique cars in the world as judged by industry authorities RJ De Vera from Meguiar’s, David Freiburger from MotorTrend’s Roadkill and Fred Williams from MotorTrend’s Dirt Every Day.
In addition to the competition, the SEMA: Battle of the Builders program includes features on SEMA’s expanded Young Guns regional program. Young Guns provided 14 up-and-coming builders (age 27 and younger) the opportunity to showcase their cars and talents at the 2018 SEMA Show. Winners from throughout the country were awarded an all-expenses paid trip to SEMA, transportation of the winner’s vehicle, a designated feature spot, and entry into the Battle of the Builders competition.
A cast of social media influencers also contributed to SEMA: Battle of the Builders, including Sarah Raegan Greenwood (Sarah-n-Tuned); Emelia Hartford (@ms.emelia); Jack Milne (DURTYMAX, JACK); Chris Petruccio (Krispy Media); Chris Steinbacher (B is to Build); and Dustin Williams (@dustinw).