If you haven't already heard about the SBN All-Female Bronco build, well now you have. This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the first All-Female build that took place in 2012. Ten years ago, I said yes to something that changed my life.
There are times in our life that we look back at the events that were most impactful and times that we felt like we had the most impact on others. When I look back in my life, the All-Female Mustang build was both of those moments for me. This is why I am so passionate about this year's anniversary build.
I met some of the most amazing women in the industry; they became my friends, my mentors and my family. It is where I grew the most as a person and woman in the industry. This was the moment that I confirmed that I was doing something I loved and passionate about. I am beyond excited to know that we can bring this to the next generation of women in the aftermarket automotive industry.
This year, Ford Motor Co. supported the build again and supplied SBN with a 2021 Ford Bronco Wildtrak. We are excited to announce that we have secured a project manager, Sherry Kollien from Motor City Solutions. Kollien was a part of the first All-Female build, so to have her join us again this year and to take on the job of project manager was the perfect fit. Kollien knows and understands what it takes to handle a project like this and the importance of this build, but my favorite part about Kollien joining the build team is that her daughter, a past SEMA Scholarship winner, will be able to volunteer on the build this year. SBN is excited to encourage the younger generation to be a part of this project.
We are also thrilled to share that Lisa Cabalquinto from DriveShop will be our Media Manager. DriveShop produces drive experience and media placements for the world's leading automakers and is the leading agency for automotive content in North America for over 30 years. Cabalquinto currently oversees the SEMA Social Media Correspondent Program, collaborating with over 130 automotive influencers to produce and share content for SEMA Members and SEMA programming.
The build will take place July-October at both SEMA Garage locations, Diamond Bar, CA and Detroit, MI with a final reveal at the 2022 SEMA Show.
To learn more, check out the Current Progress page to see where the build is today.
By Sara Morosan, LGE-CTS Motorsports
A big part of the Detroit portion of the build was the wrap, so the team had to prep and clean the Bronco in order to get it ready for the wrap install. This also included removing any parts that would interfere. Items installed included the Baja Forged rear bumper, AMP Research running boards, Steersmarts trac bar and Oracle Lighting products. The vinyl wrap was then installed by Terra Strada Design and many of the women were able to learn alongside an expert.
SBN All Female Vehicle Build Reveal
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Location: West Hall | Booth #57061
The SEMA Businesswomen's Network will be debuting their All-female Bronco Build at the 2022 SEMA Show. This build features a 2021 Ford Bronco Wildtrak with modifications on all elements including the suspension, wheels and tires, electrical, lighting, exhaust, intake, and wrap.
The All-Female Bronco Build kicked off in July by a large group of talented women from all aspects in the automotive industry. The Bronco made its way to Detroit where another group of talented women finished the build before a debut at SEMA. This project comes 10 years after the all-female Ford Mustang Build.
Make sure to stop by the SBN booth #57061 at the SEMA Show to see the amazing Bronco build executed by amazing women in the automotive and aftermarket industry, as well as the award-winning all-female Ford Mustang build.
We would like to thank our product sponsors who graciously donated parts for the build and our team of volunteers who have taken the time out of their busy schedules to plan, organize, build, and promote this Bronco.
Please also check out two SEMA Businesswomen Network (SBN) events happening back-to-back on Wednesday, November 2nd, in the West Hall.
SBN Gear Up Girl Networking Event
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Location: LVCC W210
This dynamic mixer brings together generations of female professions and is an opportunity to network and share advice with today's female youth on pursuing a career in the industry.
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Location: LVCC W210
The annual reception brings together women in the industry for a casual evening of celebration and networking. This event is the ideal time to connect with other SBN members as well as learn more about opportunities within the network.
**TO NOTE** Sponsors must be SEMA members
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The Ford Performance engineered and dyno tested calibration delivers the Ford Performance promise of more power and increased performance without sacrificing reliability.VISIT WEBSITE
Complementing our build and adding reliability and safety to our power train, an aftermarket replacement blow-off valve was installed. The boost blow-off valve relieves the pressure taking the load off the turbocharger when the throttle is suddenly closed. A must have when off-roading or crawling. The Turbosmart Kompact EM Plum back vent (TS-0223-1282) is a direct replacement for the factory plastic, electronic diverter valve, providing improved response, boost holding and reliability. The system retains complete OE/Factory control of the Blow-off vale operation. A true plug-and-play system made installation easy for our SBN build team.VISIT WEBSITE
Features high quality, computer-designed, dyno-tuned intake tubes to achieve maximum power gains while maintaining a perfect fit. With smooth one-piece sealed housing, constructed of heat-resistant cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE), and 360-degree radial flow air filter.VISIT WEBSITE
AWE's Off-Road Engineered Catback Exhaust system was selected for the SBN Ford Bronco Wildtrack build. Delivered, the system comes complete with all necessary brackets, collars, tips, and stainless pipes. Making the installation easy; no drilling, cutting, or welding is necessary with this direct bolt-on upgrade. Provided with the system is the AWE BashGuard for protection from gullies, rocks, and muddy terrain when going off trail. The kit is a big win for any DIY.VISIT WEBSITE
One of the many manufacturers working with SBN is ICON Vehicle Dynamics a SEMA member company and manufacturer specializing in aftermarket suspension components. ICON's Stage 8 Suspension System (part number K40008) for our Ford Bronco Wildtrack is a 100% bolt-on system. No drilling, cutting, or welding necessary for the install. The kit is a big win for any DYI and our team. Installing ICON suspension helped the drivability and stance of the Bronco and set the stage for bigger tires and wheels. The kit enhanced the overall performance on the street as well as tackling our off-road adventure. ICON's kit provides remote adjustability for suspension performance, adjustable ride height to yield 3-4" of front lift and 2-3" of rear lift.VISIT WEBSITE
With a lift kit, big tires and other performance packages installed, the next step, was adding strength and reliability to the Bronco's factory stock rack and pinion. Solution, installing Bronc Buster's Ultimate Steering Upgrade package designed specifically to limit flexing and bending offactory stock components during extreme off-road conditions.
The kit includes the BroncBusing, Buster Braces for driver and passenger tie-rods, and Stage III Heavy-duty T6061 Billet Aluminum steering rack reinforcement housing.VISIT WEBSITE
One of the many manufacturers working with SBN is ICON Vehicle Dynamics a SEMA member company and manufacturer specializing in aftermarket suspension components. Using ICON's suspension kit allows our Ford Wildtrack Bronco to be upfitted with ICON Aluminum Alloys 17" Thrush wheels. The design of the ICON wheel provides clearance for brake calipers and wheel position. The ICON wheel selected features a Satin Black finish and sharp concave line adding to the overall package. The ICON Thrush wheel's aluminum alloy construction can support the load on and off the trails.VISIT WEBSITE
When it came to tire selection, our build deserved a tire designed and developed for the overland adventures, off-roading, and rock-crawling. Milestar's Patagonia M/T was a perfect match. The tire's designed to harness the trails and provide a smooth and quiet ride on the street. Milestar redeveloped this tire with MILETECH ® 3-Ply sidewall with added rigidity for maximum sidewall durability, yet still pliable and flexible for aired-down bite and off-road grip.
SBN selected, Patagonia M/T 02 37x12.5 R17 mounted on ICON Thrush 17" Satin Black wheels to give our Bronco an impressive stance, grip, and look.VISIT WEBSITE
Spline Drive Lug NutsVISIT WEBSITE
Hand-laid fiberglass designed specifically for seamless transition from factory to aftermarket panels.VISIT WEBSITE
The Crawler bumper is a rugged style bumper with a contoured design that fits seamlessly to factory body lines. Intergraded Tow Hooks and Front bash bar, High clearance for maximum approach angles – Up to 32-38 degree clearance, Mandrel bent .090 wall 1.5-inch steel tubing, Heavy-duty steel mounting plate attaches directly to frame using factory holes.VISIT WEBSITE
The ZEON 10-S is a 12-volt electric winch with a pull capacity of 10,000 pounds. Includes 100 feet of synthetic rope.VISIT WEBSITE
Featuring Industry-first Closed System Shackle Mount hole machined into the body of the hook, safety latch retraction pocket, integrated secondary safety latch locking feature, EPDM rubber pads for fairlead protection, titanium double shear pin, and a finger grip feature that promotes proper "Hook Up" orientation.VISIT WEBSITE
Hood mounted solarVISIT WEBSITE
The Ford Performance by ARB High Output Air Compressor has been constructed entirely of lightweight, high-grade materials with a class-leading flow rate. Designed for tire inflation and a range of other functions, this portable kit includes a 19-foot air hose, battery clamps, and an ARB air chuck with quick press fitting - all in a durable carrying case.VISIT WEBSITE
TRED Pro is the ultimate recovery device to get you out of trouble when traction is lost in the toughest conditions; whether it is in sand, mud or even snow.VISIT WEBSITE
Hydraulic handle, two-stage descent, internal blow off valveVISIT WEBSITE
Engineered aluminum construction and a textured black powder-coat finish for durability. This roof platform features side-to-side slats which act like crossbars, perfect for most bike, kayak, ski mounts and more!VISIT WEBSITE
This four-season rated, 2-person Heavy-Duty Tent provides the ultimate mobile base camp for any season. Features a waterproof PU coating and a weather-shedding water-resistant rainfly.VISIT WEBSITE
LED Halo Kits and DRL upgrades with ColorSHIFT technology improve the style of your headlights. Enjoy hundreds of different colors and dozens of patterns, control the brightness, and even the speed of the functions for an ultra-custom look.VISIT WEBSITE
Custom-fit, premium Ford Bronco seat covers, created to transform your new Bronco interior. Replacing your original factory-installed cloth seats with a custom-designed leather interior from Katzkin will change the look, feel, and resale value of your vehicle.VISIT WEBSITE
Ultimate Chef Package for Ford Bronco 2021-Present 6th Gen. 4 Door. This package is designed to utilize every inch of the back of a 4 door Bronco. It includes the following products: Ford Bronco 4 door Rear Plate System, CampKitchen 2.31, and Single Drawer Module – 22-3/16"W x 8"H x 28"DVISIT WEBSITE
Second Row Seat Delete Plate System – Module Height – 60% Driver SideVISIT WEBSITE
Ford Performance by ARB 47 QT Portable Single-Zone Fridge Freezer features front and rear DC inlets, AC inlet, and app to monitor wirelessly.VISIT WEBSITE
Constructed of durable Thermoplastic Elastomer, floor liners provide maximum protection from dirt, spills, and grime.VISIT WEBSITE
Full-sized. Fully-collapsible. American-made from premium materials. The award-winning Stealth Shovel is the most versatile shovel tool ever. Its primary use is as a portable car shovel for people who travel in snow country, or venture out in dirt or sand. It is full-sized and outperforms any Avy shovel or any cheap plastic shovel on the market. The Stealth is easy to stow in your vehicle, in your pack, or can be mounted to many automotive rack systems.VISIT WEBSITE
Set of six Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment (MOLLE) Bags help conveniently contain your gear.VISIT WEBSITE
Initially introduced in 1999 to meet low VOC legislation, the Envirobase High Performance system is now the leading premium waterborne paint system in North America. Delivering everything high-production collision centers need, the Envirobase High Performance waterborne system achieves outstanding color match for today's OEM finishes, provides easy-to-use products for improved cycle times and is included in the PPG Paint Performance Guarantee. No longer just a basecoat color platform, the Envirobase High Performance system provides a suite of undercoats and clearcoats that integrate flawlessly with its advanced waterborne basecoat providing best-in-class color accuracy and durability.VISIT WEBSITE
20-46 Seymour Quiet Seal Rubberized Undercoating (18 oz)VISIT WEBSITE
98-38 Seymour Spruce Lacquer Spray Paint, Semi-Gloss Black (12 oz.)VISIT WEBSITE
The Patented Lift With TRAC Tire Rotation Assistance Cart is engineered to make tire rotations and service repairs easier and safer for professionals.Website
Check out the winning rendering of the 2022 SBN All-Female Vehicle Build below. Shout out to Monika Kalenski of MEK Magnet for her awesome design. Thank you to everyone who submitted a rendering!
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The SEMA Businesswomen's Network is a dynamic group of professionals representing the women of SEMA. The SBN oversees the continued development and management of the SEMA Mentoring Program, the Annual SEMA Speed Networking Breakfast, opportunities for SBN Member Networking, SBN Communications, SBN Projects, development of articles and member features, contributes regularly to SEMA Member News, and much more!