Arguably one of the most interesting cars at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction this past weekend was the Ringbrothers-built 1971 De Tomaso Pantera “ADRNLN.” The gleaming yellow Pantera was offered at no reserve Saturday afternoon and the bidding quickly escalated to $300,000, at which point Gas Monkey Garage owner and “Fast ‘N’ Loud” star Richard Rawlings walked away with the keys. In addition to the TV star snatching up the car, ADRNLN also broke previous records for a Pantera sold at auction and is now the highest selling Pantera in collector car auction history.

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SEMA Show 2014 Review

November 25, 2014 7:01:34 PM CST

SEMA Show 2014 was our biggest and best show to date and we would like to share our experience with all our fans and supporters.

 

We had an overwhelmingly positive response to the 1966 Recoil Chevelle at the show. The reveal on Tuesday in the Royal Purple booth was astounding! There was a huge crowd around the booth that included SEMA show attendees as well as many members of the media.  However, the best (and possibly most nerve-wracking) part about the reveal was the fact that Recoil’s owner, Chris McPhie, had not seen the car until we pulled the sheet off.

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For the 4th time, a Ringbrothers vehicle has been awarded with a prestigious Goodguys award. This year, the 1965 fastback Mustang dubbed Blizzard, has won Muscle Machine of the Year. A Muscle Machine is defined by Goodguys as a Muscle Car that has been modified to perform at a high level including engineering, handling, stance, body, and paint. The category is open to vehicle years 1960 through 1972.

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In our last update, the Happy Camper got a healthy dose of power courtesy of the folks at AeromotiveMSDBowler Transmissions, and Wegner Automotive.  Now that it had the basics of what was needed to move under its own power, it was time to start working on the interior.

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The Happy Camper Gets a Heart

June 23, 2014 8:53:00 PM CDT

 

Our Hot Rod RV, now called "The Happy Camper," has been a real source of joy around the Ringbrothers shop and the project has taken on a life of its own.  When we first bought it at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Arizona it had already been slightly customized, but it needed a lot of work.  Not ones to leave well enough alone, the second it got back to our shop in Spring Green, WI, we immediately stripped it down to its bare shell and began formulating ideas of where to go from there.  What we decided on was to build a party on wheels that was build with styling cues that harkened to a WWII bomber in the cockpit and had some real ... well ... Mid-West flair in the coach.  So after we fixed the brakes, painted the wheels, and got the Winnie back on its feet, we started looking to the interior and began fabricating and machining some of the interior pieces.  But before we got to far on the interior we needed to give this old motorhome a new heart.

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0 Comments | Posted in Hot Rod RV By Jon Barrett