SEMA Names ‘Battle of the Builders’ Champ

Nov 7, 2016

*See the top-10 finalist vehicles in the gallery below

Cam Miller, owner of Logan, Utah-based HS Customs, was crowned the champ of the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition on Friday (Nov. 4) during the SEMA Ignited event in Las Vegas. Miller’s entry to the competition was a custom 1969 Chevy Camaro.

“We are absolutely beside ourselves tonight! Cam and his crew won Battle of the Builders at The SEMA Show! Wow!!! Thank you to everyone involved!,” said a Facebook post by HS Customs on Nov. 4.

Miller and HS Customs has been building custom cars and trucks full-time for six years. This year was Miller’s first competing in the Battle of the Builders.

“In that time we have qualified for Custom Rod of the Year Goodguys with a ’58 T-Bird. The Camaro you see here we unveiled at the Detroit Auto Rama, took Utah’s Finest and first in class pro touring at the Salt Lake City Auto Rama,” Miller said in his SEMA Battle of the Builders biography.

HS Customs also competed for Street Machine of the Year at Goodguys Columbus and made the top five; competed for the Reno Cup at Hot August Nights and made top five with a fourth overall finish and also took Best in Show at Atlantis Casino.

“The ’69 Camaro is a legend for so many reasons and there are so many awesome examples of these cars in this world-probably one of the hardest cars to build and stand out,” Miller said. This is what we came up with trying to be different, innovative and creative, yet maintain what makes the Camaro so legendary. We hope you enjoy Under Pressure by HS Customs.”

Miller’s 1969 Chevy Camaro was housed in the Mothers booth during the Nov. 1-4 SEMA Show.

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