It basically goes something like this. I was born in the mid 1980’s. My family hauled my brother and I around in the back seat of a 1979 Ford Thunderbird until the mid to late 1990’s. Continue reading
As any chef will tell you, making an award-winning dish starts with having the best ingredients. The same is true for custom cars: if you’re going to build an award winning show vehicle, why not start with the best? That’s exactly what Mike and Jim Ring did with their 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 “Dragon.”
Mike and Jim are the owners of Ringbrothers, a custom car shop from the sleepy little town of Spring Green, Wisconsin (population: 1,648). They’ve built some high-profile cars before, but the Dragon is quickly becoming one of their most popular creations. It was built for an Arizona customer and made its grand debut at SEMA 2010. The car spent the next few years scooping up awards on the show circuit. I caught up with the Dragon at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2013, where it was scheduled to go on the auction block.
A few weeks back I took a trip to California, naturally I was on the lookout for anything interesting or uncommon. At some point I ended up walking through a small field of grass that had within it a little square area surrounded by a fence. Inside was what appeared to be a very sad looking GT40 type mid engined kit car.
From what I have gathered this is either a Fiberfab Avenger GT or Valkyrie. Unless there are subtle differences that I haven’t found a mention of the only real difference is towards the rear of the car where it is either a bit longer or shorter depending on the engine/donor setup. The Avenger was the shorter of the two, designed for a Corvair or VW setup. The longer Valkyrie model was setup for a larger V8 engine. Continue reading