SEMA Battle of the Builders Announces Top 12 Finalists

The SEMA Battle of the Builders has been narrowed down to the Top 12 finalists, SEMA officials announced.

While a panel of industry experts narrows down the selection of vehicles, the builders themselves will ultimately select the four class winners as well as the overall winner. The top 4 will be announced Thur., Nov. 3, and the winner will be crowned on Fri., Nov. 4.

2022 Top 12 Builders:

Hot Rod/Hot Rod Trucks

  • Ringbrothers, 1948 Chevrolet Pickup Loadmaster, Mothers Booth #22357
  • Tyler Nelson, 1958 Ford F100, Mothers, South Silver Lot
  • Tim Devlin, 1934 Chevrolet Roadster, HRIA Booth #23295

Sport Compact, Luxury and Exotics

  • TJ Russell, 1991 Porsche 911, BAJA Front of Central Hall V052
  • Shawn Bassett, 1991 Nissan Skyline GT-R, Moton Booth #20555
  • CJ Pullman, 1977 Ford Pinto, Front of Central Hall Booth #V319

4-Wheel Drive & Off-Road

  • Ringbrothers, 1972 Chevrolet K5 Blazer, HRIA Booth #23295
  • Cody Dabney, 1970 Ford F-250, South Hall Booth #CO7
  • Greg Ward, 1971 Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser, North Hall Booth #10215

Young Guns 29 & Under

  • Cameron Cocalis, 2015 Scion FR-S, Toyo Treadpass
  • Austin Phipps, 1966 Chevrolet Nova, Battle of the Builders Booth #10139
  • Josh Michels, 1966 Chevrolet Corvette, Battle of the Builders Booth #10139


A.J. Hecht

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