Tuning firm to showcase new Cadillac, Camaro, Mustang, and Winnebago RV

Established in the small town of Spring Green, Wisconsin, more than a decade ago, Ringbrothers is responsible for some of the coolest resto-mod cars the tuning market has spawned in recent years. Notable examples include the 1965 Ford Mustang Blizzard, the 1971 De Tomaso Pantera ADRNLN, and the awesome 1966 Chevelle that the company unveiled at the 2014 SEMA Show. Speaking of SEMA, it has been the company’s favorite event for new products in recent years, and this year’s edition isn’t going to be different. Actually, for the first time since showing up in Las Vegas, Ringbrothers will unveil no fewer than four builds at the SEMA Show.

First on the list is a 1948 Cadillac Series V that looks as if ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons would drive it around town. However, the car was actually built for Wes Rydell and his wife Vivian, known for their impressive collection of hot rods and custom vehicles. The Caddy is dubbed "Madam V" and will join the "Madame X," another custom Cadillacs built by Chip Foose, in Rydell’s garage. The coupe melds vintage with modern features and sports a pearl white paint job, as well as carbon-fiber components.

Next up is the "G-Code," a muscle car based on the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro. The company’s only second 1969 Camaro, the "G-Code" is Rings’ fastest and most powerful Chevy to date thanks to the supercharged, LS3 V-8 engine under the hood. The coupe also features a massive number of billet components and a cool light-blue paint job with white and black stripes and golden wheels. The third car to be unveiled at SEMA is "Ballistic." Based on a 1965 Ford Mustang convertible, it comes with a widebody kit, a supercharged 5.8-liter V-8 engine taken from a late-model Shelby GT500, and a dazzling BASF Glasurit custom hue called “Blu by U."

Finally, Ringbrothers will also take the wraps off a custom 1972 Winnebago Brave camper van. Described as "the world’s fastest Winnebago" and dubbed "Happy Camper," the RV packs in excess of 900 horsepower and a World War II Bomber-inspired and "party-ready" interior.

The "Madam V" Cadillac and "G-Code" Camaro will be unveiled on November 1, while the "Ballistic" Mustang and the "Happy Camper" Winnebago will be showcased starting November 2.

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Each SEMA Show is packed with spectacular custom builds, but Ringbrothers always managed to grab a lot of attention thanks to the tremendous craftsmanship and powerful drivetrains it usually puts in its vehicles. At this year’s event, I expect the Wisconsin-based firm to steal the show or at least stand out among the most impressive displays with no fewer than four vehicles in its booth. It will be interesting to see what kind of features all four vehicles have to brag about and I can’t wait to see them in the metal rather than renderings. All of Ringbrothers’ creations have been spectacular to look at and their renderings likely don’t do them justice. The Winnebago Brave should also be quite an interesting display. Ringbrothers has yet to build an RV and the "Happy Camper" could open the door to more custom vans in the future.

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World renowned car builder 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 will also be making a major announcement about their new partnership with Prestone Products Corporation.

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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, November 1, 2016 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 by far 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, November 1, 2016 at 3:00 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, November 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

“The World’s Fastest Winnebago,” the 1972 “Happy Camper” Winnebago Brave will also 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 will also be making a joint announcement in the Prestone booth during a press conference on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 1:00 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.

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“SEMA is such a big deal for us every year,” said Jim Ring. “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 added, “and 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.

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