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AutoCon Joins Forces with SEMA for SEMA Battle Of The Builders: Young Guns Under 27

By March 24, 2017News

Los Angeles, Calif. – March 24, 2017– AutoCon Events teams up with SEMA in search for the top 2 best tuner builds in the country for the 2017 SEMA Battle of the Builders® Young Guns.

“We know that there are many amazing and talented young vehicle builders who may not have an exhibitor to sponsor their vehicle at the SEMA Show,” said Ira Gabriel, VP Marketing, PR & Communications of SEMA Show. “Partnering with AutoCon, we hope to recognize and encourage young builders to continue customizing vehicles. These young builders are the future of the industry and our hope is to support them in their efforts.”

The 2017 SEMA Battle of The Builders® Young Guns search will take place at AutoCon Los Angeles (3/26/17) and AutoCon New York (6/10/17).

“We are excited to be involved with the SEMA Show and the SEMA Battle of the Builders® this year,” said Justin Fong, President and co-founder of AutoCon. “It will be interesting to see what these young guns come up with and their unique builds.”

For more information visit, www.semashow.com/botb and find SEMA Show on Instagram @semashow, Facebook www.facebook.com/semashow, Twitter @SEMASHOW.

Chosen winners from each show will be awarded an all-expense trip to the 2017 SEMA Show. This includes: car show winner (+1 guest), along with transportation of their show vehicle, and a guaranteed feature vehicle spot at the SEMA Show.

In addition to the trip to the SEMA Show, each builder will be entered into the 2017 SEMA Battle of the Builders competition taking place at the show, which will be televised.

To qualify, builders must be under the age of 27 by November 3rd, 2017.

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A love for cars, trucks and SUVs is the motivating force behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more. SEMA members make, buy, sell and use all kinds of specialty parts and accessories to make vehicles more attractive, more unique, more convenient, faster, safer, more fun and even like-new again. The companies that founded SEMA—and the entire specialty parts and accessories industry, for that matter—were started by people who loved cars and trucks and turned their hobby into a career. Most people in the industry today still feel this way. That’s one of the things that makes SEMA and its members unique.

Today the organization performs many services for its members and for the hobby as a whole. Perhaps most importantly, SEMA works hard to protect consumers’ rights to drive accessorized, customized and vintage vehicles. SEMA keeps close tabs on legislators in Washington, D.C., and also in each state within the United States, so SEMA members and anyone who loves cars and trucks can protest pending legislation that might harm our hobby, as well as endorse legislation that’s good for car lovers. SEMA also has helped numerous consumers interact with car dealers, who sometimes try to get away with charging for repairs on a modified vehicle by claiming (wrongly) that specialty accessories have voided its warranty.

Every year, SEMA also presents an enormous trade show in Las Vegas. This is where manufacturers unveil their latest offerings, while buyers, distributors and members of the press walk their feet off to see it all. Visit SEMAShow.com for more information.


Since 2010, AutoCon Events has been recognized as one of the most innovative automotive events in the nation spanning from cities in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Miami and New Jersey/New York. From the exclusive vehicles on display to the one-of-a-kind ‘drive up’ main stage, the goal of AutoCon is to create a positive environment where attendees of the event can converge, learn and share common interests with one another. With its core focus on the automotive industry, AutoCon is a place where extraordinary vehicle builds are debuted, product launches happen, news is announced, and the future is introduced. For tickets, registration and more information, visit: www.autoconevents.com.