SEMA Reveals Battle of the Builders Top 12

Nov 4, 2021

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced the Top 12 finalists in the eighth annual SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, the organization announced.

The 2021 Battle of the Builders Top 12 finalists are:

HOT ROD

  • Mike Fillion — 1956 Oldsmobile 98
  • Mark Giambalvo — 1930 Ford Model A 2-Door Sedan
  • Robert Matranga –1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

SPORT COMPACT/IMPORT

  • Samantha Frazier– 1973 Nissan Datsun 240Z
  • Eddie Pettus — 1961 Austin Healey Sprite
  • Simo Veharanta — 1982 Porsche 911 RSR

TRUCK & OFF ROAD

  • Jeremy Miranda — 1959 Chevrolet Apache
  • Kamaka Pocock — 1967 Chevrolet C10
  • Bryan Thompson — 1934 Ford Pickup

YOUNG GUNS

  • Dayton Jacobson — 2000 Chevrolet S10
  • Chelsie Lesnoski — 1993 Mazda RX-7 FD
  • Cole Marten — 1991 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR

Industry experts narrowed the field to select the Top 12 finalists, who will now judge one another on Friday at the SEMA Show and vote to determine who will be named the Ultimate Builder of the 2021 SEMA Battle of the Builders competition.

The SEMA Battle of the Builders winner will be announced before the start of SEMA Ignited, taking place after the trade-only SEMA Show closes.