It was a blistering night in Las Vegas as SEMA Ignited and a new King in the Battle of the Builders was crowned. It was an incredibly stiff competition and we all know there can only be one winner but in this case there were actually two. Mike and Jim Ring won top honors at this year’s Battle of the Builders. The Ring Brothers stunning ’69 Camaro “Valkyrja” slayed the competition.
The subtle modifications amp up the muscular attitude of this 100% carbon fiber build. This pavement pounder puts out 890-hp courtesy of the 416-cubic-inch Wegner Motorsports LS3 topped with a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger. A 6-speed Tremec enhanced by Bowler and a 9 inch rear end gets the power to the pavement. Mike Ring commented, “This build was unlike anything we had attempted before, both in design and execution. The result is a car with a classic look but entirely modern underpinnings, materials and technology. It’s the perfect mix of style and performance.” That perfect mix earned this ’69 the top honor, winner of the Battle of the Builders.
The three runners up didn’t exactly go away empty handed. They did after all win best in their class. Not too shabby when you think the field began with over 300 cars. The winner of the Sport Compact class and first runner up was Louie Shefchik and his truly unique 1968 Iso Rivolta. The winner of the Truck/Off Road class and second runner up was Randy Borcherding and his beautiful 1955 Chevy Pickup. And the winner of the Young Guns class and third runner up was Brad Swaney and his 1971 Chevy C-10. Pretty impressive for a 22 year old! By the way that C-10 was an eight year project.
Now, cast your eyes at the future number one arriving at the show.
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Till the next time – Keep on Kruzin!