1200-hp Blazer, F1-style ’40s pickup, and more: Ringbrothers goes big for SEMA 2022
Ringbrothers, the Wisconsin-based restomod shop responsible for some of our favorite upfitted muscle cars and SUVs, is bringing a fleet of wild builds to SEMA 2022. Four wild customs that took Ringbrothers nearly 35,000 hours in total to create will debut at the Las Vegas Convention Center, all on day one of the four-day event held during the first week of November.
The shop has released teaser images and a few details for each build. We’re having a tough time deciding which is our favorite, so we’ll run through each one below and let you make the call.
“Bully” 1972 K5 Blazer
We’ve seen a few Blazers from Ringbrothers before—heck, we even got to drive one—but this one might top them all for sheer nuttiness. Bully is a 1200-horsepower, beefy-tired monster that features a supercharged LS3 V-8 built by Wegner Motorsports. It features a triangulated four-link suspension with off-road racing coilovers and a custom, bespoke interior. The teaser image above hints at carbon-fiber fender flares and gorgeous blue-flake paint. Bully will be the first Ringbros creation to bow at the HRIA booth on Tuesday, November 1, at 10 a.m. PT.
“Strode” 1969 Chevy Camaro
Like the Blazer, Ringbrothers is no stranger to the Chevy Camaro platform. Look no farther than VALKYRJA, an 890-hp ’69 Camaro that the shop trotted out at SEMA 2019. Although Strode is based on a 1969 Camaro, Ringbrothers tacked on a carbon-fiber wide-body kit and stretched the wheelbase to accentuate the project’s stance. Power comes from a 1000-hp, Wegner-built LS3 V-8 topped with a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger. Strode will be unveiled in all its Ghost White glory at the Keystone booth on November 1 at 11 a.m. PT.
“Patriarc” 1969 Ford Mustang
Rivals are best enjoyed in pairs, if Ringbrothers’ 8.52-liter UNKL Mustang is anything to go by. Naturally, the shop has a Mustang build coming alongside the Camaro above. Power comes from a rev-happy, 5.2-liter Ford Performance Aluminator V-8 mated to a six-speed manual transmission. (Amen and amen.) Ringbrothers says that the Mustang restomod “is built to play in the wind, minimizing rear-end drag with groundbreaking aerodynamic innovation.” What exactly that means, we’ll have to wait and see. You can find Patriarc at the Centerforce booth on November 1; unveiling will be at 11:30 a.m. PT.
“Enyo” 1948 Chevrolet Pickup
How does “’40s work truck meets Formula 1 racer” sound? Enyo is “based” on a 1948 Chevy pickup the same way that that carne asada tacos are “based” on grass in a cow pasture. The original steel cab was narrowed, lengthened, chopped, and wedge cut for style, then tacked onto a carbon-fiber body with a single-piece belly pan. Cantilevered independent suspension—an arrangement usually reserved for ultra-high performance sports cars and race cars—can be found at all four corners. Judging by the opening shot in this article, this build is going to feature some bodacious rubber. Ringbrothers says that Enyo is the culmination of 10,000 build hours and that it “promises to be like nothing else on the road.” All will be revealed at 2 p.m. PT on November 1 at the Mothers booth.
Which one has you whipped into a tizzy? Let us know in the comments below.