1967 Chevrolet Camaro Restomod by Ultimate Auto

If the above photo doesn’t stop you in your tracks, you had better check your pulse to make sure you’re still alive!

This sizzling hot 1967 Chevrolet Camaro was on display at the BASF booth at SEMA 2013. The car was built by Ultimate Auto in Orlando, Florida. Nicknamed “Ultimate Sixty Seven,” this car looks absolutely stunning in BASF R-M Carizzma “Ruthless Red” paint.

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Ringbrothers 1964 Ford Fairlane 500 “Afterburner”

There are a lot of hot rod shops all around the country that build show cars for SEMA, but none of them grab attention quite like the Ringbrothers. Based in Spring Green, Wisconsin, Ringbrothers was founded by brothers Mike and Jim Ring.

They’ve made a name for themselves as world-class car builders, and I had the priviledge of checking out one of their creations at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. This is their take on a 1964 Ford Fairlane 500, which they have nicknamed “Afterburner.”

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Pagani Huayra: Insanity on Wheels

When it comes to Italian supercars, there is an unwritten social order of things. Ferrari is at the top, with decades of racing experience and some of the world’s best road-legal supercars money can buy. Lamborghini is a close second, having designed and built some of the wildest and most iconic vehicles in the world.

Both companies have been around for over 50 years. Both make very fast and very expensive cars. Both have proven that they’ve got what it takes when it comes to radical engineering and even more radical design. They’ve both got pedigree.

Then in 1992, this Lamborghini engineer by the name of Horacio Pagani decides to leave the company to do his own car. Continue reading

Titan TXR Manifolds from Air Flow Research

Whether you’re restoring a classic cruiser or building an all-out drag racer, one of the most important decisions to make regarding your car’s engine is the intake manifold. At the 2013 SEMA Show, we came across a really neat idea from Air Flow Research.

The Titan TXR is a composite intake manifold that fits small block Chevy motors. These two-piece manifolds allow you to quickly change the top “spider” part depending on what configuration you want.

I’ll let Tony from Air Flow Research explain a bit more about this unique product in this video clip:

Here is a photo of one of the manifolds:

And here is the chart that Tony showed us in the video:

DiabloSport Shows Off Touchscreen Tuner

Giving your OBDII vehicle a performance tune used to be a real hassle. Well you can ditch the clunky laptop and outdated tuning software because we spied a better approach at the 2013 SEMA Show.

Meet the inTune I-1000 Programmer from DiabloSport. This device has a color touchscreen and is about the size of an iPhone. It comes with everything you need to optimize the performance of your vehicle including several built-in tunes.

Check out some of the features and benefits of the I-1000 from Dan of DiabloSport in this video clip:

Here’s a close up shot of what the device looks like:

Auto Meter Boost Controller Wins SEMA Award

For over 60 years, Auto Meter has been one of the top names in aftermarket gauges. Now, the company is branching out into more sophisticated electronics for your vehicle.

One of the products on display at Auto Meter’s booth at the 2013 SEMA Show was this boost controller. This Boost Controller offers complete control over a turbocharged car in a standard size 2 1/16″ gauge with no external control box or module.

I’ll let Joseph Mills from Auto Meter explain more about what makes their gauge so unique in this video:

We would also like to congratulate Auto Meter on winning a SEMA Award for Best Performance-Street Product. Congratulations!

Coker Tire Wins Best New Product Award

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think much about the tires on your car. But for Coker Tire, it’s more than just the rubber meeting the road – it’s their business.

For 2013, the folks at Coker Tire have come up with a new line of tires that I think are pretty noteworthy. We met up with Jess Hoodenpyle at the SEMA Show to hear what he has to say about Coker’s new American Classic line of tires.

We’d also like to send the folks at Coker Tire our congratulations on winning a SEMA Award for Best New Product. Way to go!