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Mon Sep 26, 2016
Spring Green, Wisconsin - Ringbrothers, based in the small town of Spring Green, Wisconsin, is preparing for its biggest year to date at the SEMA Show, bringing an eclectic collection of cars representing Chevrolet, Cadillac, Ford and Winnebago. In addition to introducing the world to its three newest builds, Jim and Mike Ring also will be making a major announcement about their new partnership with Prestone Products Corporation.
“The World’s Fastest Winnebago,” the 1972 “Happy Camper” Winnebago Brave also will make its first SEMA appearance this year. Hosted in the Prestone booth (#30327) in the Upper South Hall, the 900+ horsepower RV will be on display with its doors open for show goers to explore its tikki lounge and WWII Bomber-inspired, party-ready interior. Ringbrothers and Prestone also will be making a joint announcement in the Prestone booth during a press conference on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. The press conference will include a preview of one of the most unique build projects Ringbrothers has ever undertaken, which will debut at the 2017 SEMA Show.
The first Ringbrothers build that will be unveiled at the 2016 SEMA Show is one of the most daring projects the boys from Spring Green have ever undertaken. Built for Wes Rydell and his wife Vivian, the 1948 Cadillac Series V fastback named “Madam V” represents a monumental feat of engineering. Ringbrothers customized the 1948 Cadillac’s steel body and utilized two brand new 2016 ATS-V Cadillacs to create a one-of-a-kind Cadillac that melds vintage with modern. “Madam V” will be officially unveiled in the Flowmaster booth (#22351) in the Central Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 1:30 p.m.
While the SEMA show is known as Camaro heaven, “G-Code” is only the second 1969 the Rings have ever built. Equipped with a Wegner Whipple supercharged LS3 under the hood, this Camaro is the fastest and most powerful Chevy the Rings have ever built. Mike and Jim took the familiar lines of the second generation Camaro and thoroughly reworked them. The Rings also installed an unforeseen amount of billet products on the car that make the ’69 stand apart from the rest. “G-Code” will be revealed in the Royal Purple booth (#23057) in the Central Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 3 p.m.
While Ringbrothers has built a stable full of fastback Mustangs, they had yet to take on a convertible – until now. The 1965 widebody Mustang convertible “Ballistic” is powered by a supercharged 5.8 liter Ford V8 engine that was taken from a late model GT500. The crew at Ringbrothers put countless hours on body work and finishing the car in the dazzling BASF Glasurit custom hue “Blu by U,” to make the car not only show ready, but equipped to rule the road. The Mustang will be making history, as it will be the first car to ever be unveiled in the Ringbrothers booth. The cover will be pulled off “Ballistic” in the Ringbrothers booth (#23283) on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m.
“SEMA is such a big deal for us every year,” Jim Ring says. “We love having the chance to show the world all the hard work we put into these projects all year long and it’s great to see all of our friends and fans.”
“We’re excited to debut these three new cars at the show,” Mike Ring adds. "We know everyone at the show will get a real kick out of the Winnebago. It’s going to be a great week.”
For more information on the Ringbrothers and its 2016 SEMA cars, stay tuned to its social media channels – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Also, don’t miss the Ringbrothers University video series, in which Mike and Jim Ring give step-by-step tutorials on how to do body work.