Ringbrothers Looks to Hit the Bullseye with Prestone AMC Javelin Build

Monday, November 21, 2016 1:00:07 PM America/Chicago

Jim and Mike Ring, cofounders of world renowned custom car build shop Ringbrothers announced that they will be undertaking an ambitious project to transform a 1972 AMC Javelin AMX into a one-of-a-kind Ringbrothers build in a only 12 months during a joint press conference with Prestone Products Corporation in the Prestone booth at the SEMA Show on November 2, 2016. The AMC Javelin build will be completed as part of a partnership with Ringbrothers and Prestone and will be unveiled in the Prestone booth at the 2017 SEMA Show.

Assembled in Mike and Jim’s home state of Wisconsin, the AMC Javelin AMX was, like many AMC products, something of an odd-duck in its time. Created as an answer to the Chevrolet Corvette, with its shorter wheelbase and available 401 cubic inch engine making 255hp, the second generation AMC Javelin was a real performer and one of the sportiest American cars available for purchase. Because of its sportiness, the Javelin was utilized in dragstrip and Trans-Am Series racing beginning in 1968 and in 1971 and 1972, the Trans Am Racing AMX won back-to-back championships in the Trans-Am Series. While it never reached the levels of popularity that other pony and muscle cars did, the AMX represents a great jumping off point for Ringbrothers to truly flex its creative muscle.

The Rings have a long history with the Javelin they will be cutting up and transforming into one of their signature customized rides. When the Rings first laid eyes on this 1972 AMC Javelin AMX in their hometown, it was love at first sight. They were awestruck to see such an iconic car that had been dominating the short track, roll down the street of their small town of 600. On weekends, Mike Ring would wash the car for the owner and he was the last one to perform an oil change on the car before the Rings purchased it from the original owner.

“Jim and I have always wanted to build an AMX,” said Mike Ring, co-founder of Ringbrothers. “We’ve seen this particular car driving around our home town of Plain, Wisconsin since we were kids and we always loved it. The AMX was such a neat car, unlike anything else at that time.”

“Mike and I are thrilled to work with Prestone on this AMX build,” said Jim Ring, co-founder of Ringbrothers. “We always love to do things differently and it is tough to get more different than an AMC Javelin. Getting it built in a year will be a real challenge, but it is one that we’re looking forward to.”

The Ringbrothers AMC Javelin AMX will be unveiled in the Prestone booth at the 2017 SEMA Show. 

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Summer Rogers


ramses rabel

posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 1:06:39 AM America/Chicago
how you guys doing , its was a wonderful thing when we was able to follow along with your build. i notice that you stop posting build pic along the way ,till after ,

Keith Z

posted on Friday, December 2, 2016 9:08:02 PM America/Chicago
I'm so excited about this build since I drive a Javelin! Mike, I met you when we were at your shop on the Goodguys Cruise to Columbus tour and I hope you contact me. I sent you an email but not sure you got it. Please keep us updated on this!! Keith


posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 2:37:45 PM America/Chicago
Can't wait to see what custom parts you come up with..and hope you will add them to your parts for sale as I am working on my 71 Javelin and would love to see some custom parts available.

Ken a

posted on Friday, May 12, 2017 2:11:54 AM America/Chicago
I'll be the negative one here . First off putting any brand motor in a amc other than a amc is a insult. The fact it's a hellcat motor still is not impressive. Take a Indy amc block and build that . Also that car was a survivor it should of remained that way .

Richard Payne

posted on Sunday, May 14, 2017 3:33:36 PM America/Chicago
As the owner/ builder of the first known modern Hemi powered 72 Javelin, it's safe to say that I am a fan of this build. Mine is a highly customized Javelin with a drivetrain from a wrecked 2004 Dodge Ram. Mine has a 5.7 and Ram truck auto. I kept all of the electronics from the truck including most of the power accessories. I read on Hot Rods sight that you plan to make a complete carbon fiber front clip and you guys normally make some of these items for sale. My issue with that is that I don't really want to move my front wheels forward 6 1/2" just to use those fenders but I can't wait to see the hood you come up with. Custom parts for AMC's are pretty rare. My next build will probably use a custom frame and I have been looking into HellCat drivetrains. They wreck Hemi cars all the time and I prefer to start with a complete donor car. I don't have the contacts or the money to just call Chrysler for a drivetrain.

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