After almost a year of planning and extreme overtime at the shop to finish the two custom builds it was time to make our 2700 mile journey across the Country to Las Vegas, Nevada. Since Covid all costs have gone up dramatically as everyone knows and were triple what I would have expensed from doing math the previous year but we were committed for the trip. Also having second doubts on the trip after talking with other shops and striking out deals with sponsors we were a little worried that we wouldn’t get the reward we were looking for or deserved.
Finally we reached Las Vegas and setup at the convention center. The show was scheduled from November 1st – 4th 2022 with over 1500 cars scattered around the facility. Sema is a new products display / automotive trade show with a twist. Every booth has a custom car or truck on display. We also planned ahead and entered our vehicles into the Battle of the Builders competition with over 300 of the top qualified shops that entered. But we never thought what was going to happen next.
Finally all our hard work had finally paid off! Our Toyota Landcruiser was chosen for the top 40 Battle of the Builders and making it all the way to the Top 12. Top 12 is broken down into 4 classes with three vehicles in each. Our Landcruiser was Top 3 Off-road and Top 12 overall.