Ringbrothers to Unveil Four Custom Builds at 2022 SEMA Show
Ringbrothers is set to unveil four custom builds for the first time ever at the 2022 SEMA Show. Representing nearly 35,000 combined build hours, each vehicle has been extensively modified to showcase Ringbrothers’ full breadth of automotive design, production and craftsmanship:
- “BULLY” ’72 K5 Blazer: The 1,200hp, big-tired and purpose-built Blazer is meant to dominate on or off the road. BULLY is equipped with a supercharged Wegner Motorsports-built LS3, a triangulated four-link suspension with off-road racing coilovers and a fully custom bespoke interior. BULLY will be unveiled on Tuesday, November 1, at 10:00 a.m. at the HRIA booth #23295.
- “STRODE” ’69 Chevy Camaro: With a widened, fully carbon-clad body and extended wheelbase, the Camaro exemplifies stance and the remarkable work of digital design. Under the hood is a Wegner Motorsports-built LS3 topped with a 2.9L Whipple supercharger producing 1,000 hp, while the Ghost White paint pays homage to STRODE’s origins. STRODE will be unveiled on Tuesday, November 1, at 11:00 a.m. at the Keystone booth #21249.
- “PATRIARC” ’69 Ford Mustang: The high-revving Mustang is built to play in the wind, minimizing rear-end drag with groundbreaking aerodynamic innovation. Power from a Ford Performance Aluminator 5.2 XS engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission and a fully bespoke interior makes this one unique Pony. PATRIARC will be unveiled on Tuesday, November 1, at 11:30 a.m. at the Centerforce booth #23813.
- “ENYO” ’48 Chevrolet Pickup: With the original steel cab narrowed, lengthened, chopped and wedge cut, ENYO’s body was crafted with extensive use of carbon-fiber components, including a single-piece carbon-fiber belly pan. The design incorporates cantilevered independent suspension at all four corners and is powered by a 1,000hp big-block marine racing engine. It’s a ’40s work truck meets Formula 1 racer for Ringbrothers’ most extreme build yet. ENYO will be unveiled on Tuesday, November 1, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mothers booth #22357.
Street Muscle’s Project Max Street Is Going to the 2022 SEMA Show
Power Automedia has announced that Project Max Street, a ’66 Chevrolet Nova, will be featured at Race Winning Brands’ booth during the 2022 SEMA Show this November. Max Street is the company’s longest ongoing project, with its first article covering engine upgrades published back in 2010.
Project Max Street began its journey in need of restoration with a 350 small-block Chevy engine that had to be replaced. Through the years, Street Muscle Magazine has worked hard to turn this classic into a potent muscle car with an Edelbrock/Musi 555ci big-block Chevy engine, ProCharger F2 supercharger, TCI 6X transmission, Wilwood brakes, Moser rearend and more. Most recently, Max Street received a fresh coat of matte white paint from Axalta Coating, bringing this half-century-old build closer to being on display. Max Street will be showcased at the 2022 SEMA Show, November 1–4, at the Race Winning Brands booth #22943. For additional build details and updates, follow StreetMuscleMag.com.
Jessi Combs Foundation Announces Scholarships for WyoTech Students
The Jessi Combs Foundation (JCF) has awarded three students with scholarships to WyoTech—the automotive, diesel, and collision trade school headquartered in Laramie, Wyoming. The scholarship program is one of many ways JCF fulfills its mission to educate, inspire and empower the next generation of trailblazing and stereotype-breaking women. Maggie Daskam, Jade Bovee and Kaygen Bogle have each been recognized with a JCF Scholarship. The Jessi Combs Foundation was founded in 2019 in honor of the late Jessi Combs, a renowned race car driver, and WyoTech graduate. For more information, visit wyotech.edu and thejessicombsfoundation.com.
Magnuson’s Kim Pendergast Named to Forbes’ 50 Over 50
Magnuson Products Founder Kim Pendergast has been named to Forbes’ 50 Over 50 list, a designation that spotlights women who are “shattering age and gender norms across every sector of business, politics, the sciences and society.” Pendergast is the chair and CEO of Magnuson Products, the developer of superchargers for the automotive aftermarket based in Ventura, California. She also serves on the SEMA Board of Directors and as the SEMA Political Action Committee (PAC) chair.
In 2021, after examining alternative-energy strategies, Pendergast led Magnuson to produce a supercharger for a hydrogen-powered truck. She first entered the automotive aftermarket at age 52 by purchasing and running Martinsville, Virginia-based Arrington Manufacturing, a company that made engines for NASCAR. For more information, visit forbes.com/profile/kim-pendergast/.
NGK Spark Plugs Announces Kirt Denman as Director of Aftermarket
NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), Inc.—the manufacturer of ignition parts and sensors based in Wixom, Michigan—has announced Kirt Denman has joined the company as the director of aftermarket. Denman has specialized in the automotive aftermarket and retail market for more than 35 years, the company says. NGK says Denman will serve as a leadership team member and be responsible for developing a strategy to drive the aftermarket forward and achieve established company goals. In addition, he will be responsible for the oversight and shared strategy of all sales and marketing programs, product launches and excess and obsolete inventory that provide growth and profitability.
VP Racing and Speed Society Hit the Street With New Streetwear Collaboration
VP Racing Fuels Inc., a global leader in performance fuels, lubricants and additives, has announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with Speed Society LLC, and has joined forces to launch their first line of The Racing Class streetwear. The initial two streetwear capsule collections, “Chasing Checkers” and “Pilot,” are being released exclusively on SpeedSociety.com this week.
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