PODCAST: Ringbrothers Make the Cars That Make SEMA Great

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We’re just a few weeks away from SEMA 2017, and Mike and Jim Ring of Ringbrothers are burning the candle at both ends and in the middle to get three cars done for the show. They took time out of their busy schedule to talk to us on the podcast, though.

These sibling started out as two regular guys running their dad’s repair shop, and amazing as it may sound, they still churn out production collision work to keep the lights burning. But for a good chunk of the year, they’re banging out some of the coolest cars you’ve ever laid eyes on.

Witness 2014’s “Recoil,” the killer ’66 Chevelle that lit up social media after it was introduced in the Royal Purple booth that year.

Under the hood, the ’66 Chevelle features a Wegner Motorsports LS7 V-8, breathed on by a Whipple supercharger for 980 horsepower. One-off fuel rail covers exactly match the design of the blower’s case. The fuel injection system comes from Holley, with an Aeromotive fuel cell and pump.

 The brothers are hard at work on three vehicles for the show this year, and as we talked, they emailed their renderings.

The first is an AMC Javelin AMX. We’ve seen some pretty wild two-seat AMX customs before, but it’s about time the four-seat Javelin AMX got its due. We’re dying to see what this one looks like when it’s finished.

The second is SEMA fodder: a 1969 Dodge Charger. But once Ringbrothers have their way with it, it’ll be stretched, widened, lowered and stuffed with the latest 1,000-hp mill from the SEMA floor.

We had a great time talking with Jim and Mike, and we’re as excited as you are to hear what’s coming at the end of October. Check back for updates and we’ll post a gallery alongside Recoil below.

In the meantime, take a listen to the podcast and don’t forget to rate us with five stars and subscribe!


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Craig Fitzgerald

Craig Fitzgerald

Writer, editor, lousy guitar player, dad. Content Marketing and Publication Manager at BestRide.com.