SEMA Ignited 2017

Auto enthusiasts and consumers were invited to attend SEMA Ignited, the official SEMA Show after-party that connects the general public with industry leaders, celebrities and award-winning custom vehicles. The Friday night festival took place immediately after the SEMA Show closed as hundreds of cars and trucks paraded out of the Las Vegas Convention Center to assemble across the street at SEMA Ignited.

Attendees had the opportunity to view hundreds of customized rides featuring the newest and most innovative products from the SEMA Show. The event also included food, music, drift demonstrations, celebrities, and the culmination of the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition which included more than 250 competitors vying for the title of the Ultimate Vehicle Builder.

SEMA Battle Of The Builders

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The SEMA Battle of the Builders competition was stiff but came down to three amazing rides; Johnson Hot Rods 1932 Ford Tudor, built for George Potett, The Mulholland Speedster, built by Troy Ladd of Hollywood Hot Rods and the 2017 SEMA Battle of the Builders wining A Model from Troy Trepanier and the crew at Rad Rides.

It was a fun filled evening of cars, gearheads, ladies and we can’t wait to do it all over again next year.

SEMA Ignited Gallery

Photography by Steven Bunker
Senior Editor, Digital Media

With three decades of automotive journalism under his belt, John Drummond serves as Senior Editor – Digital Media for Fuel Curve and Goodguys Rod & Custom Association where he has worked since 1990. Drummond got his start in motorsports reporting by making a fake press pass to gain starting line access. The ruse worked and he began covering auto races as far back as 1986 in Northern California, eventually getting his stories published worldwide. He has owned and driven everything from a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere to a ridiculously modded Subaru WRX as well as a string of Mercedes AMG’s, most of which had the warranties voided the day after leaving the dealership.

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