SEMA Reveals Battle of the Builders Top 40

One of the most anticipated events for SEMA every year is the Battle of the Builders Showcase and virtual or not, this year was no exception. 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 SEMA360, the trade-only online eMarketplace.

The 2020 Battle of the Builders Top 40 are (by category):

HOT ROD
Tony Arme – 1964 Chevrolet Corvette
Peter (PJ) Burchett – 1967 Chevrolet Corvette
Greg Friedrich – 1933 Ford Coupe
Tim Kilkeary – 1956 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible
Kyle Kuhnhausen – 1964 Chevrolet Corvette
Andy Leach – 1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda
Ricardo Lopez – 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback
Joe Lutz – 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air
Brady Ranweiler – 1963 Chevrolet two-door wagon
Chris Smith – 1970 Chevrolet Camaro

SPORT COMPACT
Bill Brinkworth – 1973 Nissan S30 240z
Todd Budde – 1993 Mazda RX-7 FDS3
Josh Croll – 2004 Subaru WRX STi
Chip Foose – 1974 Jaguar E-Type
Tim Lajambe – 1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E
Olman Navarro – 2010 Mitsubishi Evolution GSR
Arvi Quizon – 2015 Subaru WRX
Eric Ritz – 1973 Nissan 240z
Jeff Spearn – 1956 Volkswagen sedan/ragtop
John D. Ubalde – 1993 Mazda RX-7

TRUCK/OFF-ROAD
Andy Allen – 1957 Studebaker Transtar
Randy Borcherding – 1971 Ford Ranchero
Brad DeBerti – 2020 Toyota Tacoma
Mark Giambalvo – 1965 Chevrolet C10
Ryan Korek – 1952 International L110
Rod Nielsen – 1964 International CO 1700
Troy Seyfer – 1962 Ford F100
Darin Smith – 1964 Chevrolet C10 shortbed
Randy Weaver – 1950 Ford F1
Chad Whitlock – 1970 Chevrolet C10

YOUNG GUNS
Eli DeWitt – 1967 Pontiac LeMans
Cody Medeisis – 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Matteo Medoro – 1947 Dodge 3/4-ton W250
Jonas Neels – 2008 GMC Sierra 4×4
Austin Phipps – 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS
Darren Sammartino – 1970 Chevrolet K20
James Thomas – 1941 Dodge Business coupe
James Thomas – 1949 Ford F1
Dominic Tucci – 1932 Ford Highboy
Joe Wilder – 1969 Chevrolet Camaro

The Battle of the Builders Top 12 will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at noon PST during SEMA360. These 12 finalists, chosen by a panel of industry experts featuring RJ DeVera (Meguiar’s), Cam Miller (HS Customs), Jeremiah Proffitt (Proffitt’s Resurrection Land Cruisers), and Mike & Jim Ring (Ringbrothers), represent the best of the best in the industry.

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