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HRE WHEELS PARTNERS WITH GE ADDITIVE TO CREATE FIRST 3D-PRINTED TITANIUM WHEEL


HRE and GE Additive’s AddWorks team have used Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technology to create a new prototype wheel made from an advanced titanium powder, unveiling the first automotive wheel to be made with this process

Vista, Calif. (November, 2018) – HRE Wheels and GE Additive announced a partnership agreement today and unveiled the first titanium wheel created using EBM technology (a type of 3D printing). Known as “HRE3D+”, this new prototype wheel shows what the future of wheel technology will bring and how advanced materials like titanium can be harnessed to create complex designs.

The goal of the “HRE3D+” project was to test the capabilities of additive manufacturing in a practical application and to create a highly-sophisticated wheel design with titanium. With a traditional aluminum Monoblok wheel, 80% of material is removed from a 100-pound forged block of aluminum to create the final product. With additive manufacturing, only 5% of the material is removed and recycled, making the process far more efficient. Titanium also has a much higher specific strength than aluminum and is corrosion resistant, allowing it to be extremely lightweight and to be shown in its raw finish.

There was an intensive design collaboration between the Vista, California based team at HRE and the GE AddWorks team out of Ohio.  Using design queues from two existing models of HRE wheels, the two companies worked together to create a stunning example of what is possible with additive manufacturing. The wheel was produced on two Arcam EBM machines – Q20 and a Q10 in five separate sections, then combined using a custom center section and bolted to a carbon fiber rim using titanium fasteners.

“This is an incredibly exciting and important project for us as we get a glimpse into what the future of wheel design holds,” said HRE President Alan Peltier. “Working with GE Additive’s AddWorks team gave us access to the latest additive technology and an amazing team of engineers, allowing us to push the boundaries of wheel design beyond anything possible with current methods. To HRE, this partnership with GE Additive moves us into the future.”

Robert Hanet, senior design engineer, GE Additive AddWorks stated ,“HRE prides itself on its commitment to excellence and superior quality in the marketplace.  It was a natural fit for AddWorks to work on this project with them and really revolutionize the way wheels can be designed and manufactured.”

The “HRE3D+” wheel will be on display from November 13-16 on GE Additive’s booth (D30) at the formnext tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany. For more information on HRE Wheels, visit https://www.hrewheels.com/wheels/concepts/hre3d.


ABOUT HRE PERFORMANCE WHEELS
HRE designs, engineers and manufactures 3-piece and 1-piece forged aluminum alloy wheels for Racing, Performance & Luxury cars and SUVs in their San Diego, California-based, TÜV-approved facility. HRE’s built-to-order wheel sets offer a customized choice of offsets, widths and finishes, resulting in a uniquely personal style and performance solution for each customer’s application. HRE wheels are sold through select high-end car dealerships, specialty retailers and performance companies worldwide. For more information, visit www.hrewheels.com or call an HRE wheel expert at (760) 598-1960.


ABOUT GE ADDITIVE
GE Additive – part of GE (NYSE: GE) is a world leader in additive design and manufacturing, a pioneering process that has the power and potential to transform businesses. Through our integrated offering of AddWorks additive experts, advanced machines and quality materials, we empower our customers to build innovative new products. Products that solve manufacturing challenges, improve business outcomes and help change the world for the better. GE Additive includes additive machine providers Concept Laser and Arcam EBM; along with additive material provider AP&C.

EBM machines create dimensionally accurate parts quickly and efficiently by using a high-power electron beam for high melting capacity and productivity. The EBM process takes place in vacuum and at high temperature, resulting in stress-relieved components with material properties better than cast and comparable to wrought material.


GEARYS BEVERLY HILLS OFFERS SEVEN SUGGESTIONS FOR CREATING A CLASSIC THANKSGIVING TABLE


An expert in luxury since 1930, the timepiece and tableware store has selected seven of the season’s top items to upgrade any Thanksgiving table

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. (November 7th, 2018)– GEARYS Beverly Hills has curated a selection of seven must-have items to create the perfect autumnal tablescape. Just in time for Thanksgiving, the items include dinnerware, flatware, stemware, a centerpiece, candlesticks, linens and an accent from elite tabletop brands such as Juliska, Christofle, Nambe and more.

“Celebrating the moments that matter amongst loved ones is what we do best,” said President and CEO of GEARYS Beverly Hills Thomas J. Blumenthal. “Each piece we’ve selected for our perfect Thanksgiving tablescape represents timeless elegance that will last a lifetime. They are bound to become a holiday tradition in any household for years and years to come.”

1. Dinnerware

  • Juliska Forest Walk Dinnerware– Handmade in Portugal, Juliska’s Forest Walk Collection features woodland treasures artfully arranged in a wreath of wild and beautiful things, making a timeless frame for the maincourse.

2. Flatware

  • Christofle MOOD Karl Lagerfeld– Exclusively designed in collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld, the limited-edition MOOD flatware set embodies both function and fashion—a guaranteed conversation piece on the dining table.

3. Stemware

  • Steuben Whisper Drinkware– The Whisper Collection from Steuben achieves casual elegance and refined delicacy for a formal dining affair or an impromptu gathering amongst friends.

4. Centerpiece

  • Moser Ball Multicolor Vase– Designed by artist Jakub Balhar and inspired by his children’s toys, the Moser Ball Vase combines whimsical colors with the sophistication of the adult world.

5. Candlesticks

6. Linens

7. Accent

  • Nambe Pulse Pitcher– The sleek design of the Nambe Pulse Collection marries stainless steel with acacia wood for a modern look that beautifully complements any tablescape.

For more information about GEARYS Beverly Hills, please visit www.gearys.com.


ABOUT GEARYS BEVERLY HILLS
As a Beverly Hills tradition for 88 years, GEARYS continues to celebrate the #MomentsThatMatter by discovering and showcasing an unrivaled medley of luxury brands from around the world including fine china, crystal, home decor andgifts, as well as the most sought afterpieces in jewelry and watches. GEARYS’ unique Gift Registry program has been tailored to deliver impeccable service provided by highly trained team members, along with Corporate Gifting and Designer programs that provide genuine white glove service.

COKER GROUP PARTNERS WITH GERMAN TIRE DISTRIBUTOR MÜNCHNER OLDTIMER REIFEN GMBH (MOR)


Coker Group will utilize MOR’s extensive history, knowledge and footprint in the European classic car market to increase its reach and distribution in the EU and beyond

Chattanooga, Tenn. (October 31, 2018) – The Coker Group, the leading manufacturer of collector car and motorcycle wheels and tires that includes the Coker Tire, Wheel Vintiques, Universal Vintage Tire, Phoenix Race Tires, Specialty Wheel and Roadster Wire Wheel brands, has announced a strategic partnership with German tire distributor MOR (Münchner Oldtimer Reifen) GmbH.

Based in Holzkirchen, Germany, MOR is a leading supplier of vintage and classic vehicle tires in business for nearly 35 years. The acquisition of MOR represents the progression of the Coker Group’s international expansion into new and growing world markets. MOR and its founder and managing partner Valentin Schaal will continue to lead the company with the existing leadership team.

“The Coker Group is excited to expand its European operations with MOR.” said Wade Kawasaki. “MOR’s decades of experience and deep roots in the European vintage vehicle market will provide a great basis for partnership. Valentin’s dedication to providing the highest level of customer service and top-quality products to customers is a value we share here at Coker.”

Schaal founded MOR in 1983 and over the last three and a half decades has become a leader in the vintage vehicle tire and accessory market in Germany. From its headquarters in Holzkirchen, 25 minutes south of Munich, MOR specializes in vintage tires for cars, motorcycles and utility vehicles as well as period correct wheels, accessories and repairs. MOR’s acquisition by Coker enables further access to the growing European market of vintage tire customers.

“When I started MOR, I wanted to deliver excellent customer service and advice,” said Valentin Schaal. “My vision was to reach classic car lovers all over the world, and Coker Group will allow me to spread this vision to a global level beyond the borders of Europe. I am looking forward to a great partnership.”

For those not attending the 2018 SEMA Show, the press conference for this announcement can be found on Coker Tire’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/cokertireco).


ABOUT COKER TIRE COMPAMY, INC.
Coker Tire Company, Inc., based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is the world’s largest manufacturer/ supplier of collector vehicle tires and motorcycle tires, with distributors in more than 30 countries. Since 1958, Coker Tire Company has supplied collector vehicle enthusiasts with tires and wheels for many applications. With such brands as Firestone, Michelin, U.S. Royal and BFGoodrich, the product line at Coker Tire is filled with high quality bias ply and radial tires. For more information, to request a catalog or to place an order, call (800) 251-6336 or visit the website at www.cokertire.com.

GEARYS BEVERLY HILLS RECOGNIZED BY THE LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL AND JEWELERS 24 KARAT CLUB


Founded in 1930 and world renowned for its luxury tableware and timepiece stores, the Beverly Hills staple is recognized as one of the top family-run businesses in the city, while President and CEO Thomas J. Blumenthal is honored for his continuous efforts to give back to the local community

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. (October 31st, 2018) – GEARYS Beverly Hills has been recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) as a top Family-Owned Business in Los Angeles. The article in the publication’s October 29 issue recognizes family-owned businesses that have distinguished themselves in the city through both business accomplishments and contributions to the local community.

Shortly before the LABJ recognition, GEARYS President and CEO Thomas J. Blumenthal was also honored with the “74th Annual Excellence in Service Award” by the Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California. The awards ceremony, which took place at the Beverly Hills Hotel on October 6, 2018, honored Blumenthal for his leadership, dedication and philanthropy to the gem and jewelry industry.  Since 1944, the Jewelers 24 Karat Club has been promoting ethical business practices among jewelers.

First owned by his grandparents followed by his uncle, Blumenthal has been leading GEARYS since 2003. Under his management, an extensive selection of fine jewelry and timepieces were added to the store’s inventory and white-glove customer service became a store standard.

Over the years, GEARYS has given back to the community in a prolific way, sponsoring a wide variety of local charities and civic causes. Blumenthal’s involvements include being Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Mount St. Mary’s University and an active member of the Beverly Hills Rotary Club, among others.

“As we approach nearly 90 years of being in business, we reflect on the success we’ve built as a family and as a team of more than 90 employees,” said Thomas J. Blumenthal. “Together, we have transformed a small art supply and gift store into a Beverly Hills institution that represents the moments that matter most in life—being with the people you love. We’re grateful that our legacy and philanthropy continues to be recognized by the community.”

For more information about GEARYS Beverly Hills, please visit www.gearys.com.


About GEARYS Beverly Hills
As a Beverly Hills tradition for 88 years, GEARYS continues to celebrate the #MomentsThatMatter by discovering and showcasing an unrivaled medley of luxury brands from around the world including fine china, crystal, home decor and gifts, as well as the most sought after pieces in jewelry and watches. GEARYS’ unique Gift Registry program has been tailored to deliver impeccable service provided by highly trained team members, along with Corporate Gifting and Designer programs that provide genuine white glove service.

OLD WORLD INDUSTRIES AND SUNOCO ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF SMALL ENGINE FUEL FOR 2-CYCLE AND 4-CYCLE APPLICATIONS


New partnership between Sunoco and Old World Industries makes motorsport level fuel available for agriculture, automotive and industrial markets

NORTHBROOK, IL, October 31, 2018 – Old World Industries, LLC and Sunoco, LLC are excited to announce the launch of a new small engine fuel for 2 cycle and 4 cycle engines. These fuel blends ensure great small engine performance for lawn mowers, snowblowers, chainsaws and other equipment with motorsport level of fuel quality standards. These products are ethanol free to ensure an extended shelf life. The 2-cycle products are pre-mixed with synthetic oil for superior engine protection. The product portfolio will consist of the following:

  • 32oz. 40:1 2-Cycle Fuel Blend Mix
  • 32oz. 50:1 2-Cycle Fuel Blend Mix
  • 32oz. 4 -Cycle Fuel
  • 110oz. 40:1 2-Cycle Fuel Blend Mix
  • 110oz. 50:1 2-Cycle Fuel blend Mix
  • 110oz. 4-Cycle Fuel

“This is a great example of how two great companies – Sunoco and Old World Industries – can work together to bring a truly differentiated product that delivers great value to consumers,” said Steven de Waard, Old World’s VP of Lubricants & Additives. “Users will benefit from the 95-octane rating, top tier detergents and corrosion inhibitors used in these products for cleaner, better performing engines.”

The entire line-up of fuel products will be available on retail shelves in March 2019. For more information, on Old World Industries and its brands, visit www.oldworldind.com.


ABOUT OLD WORLD INDUSTRIES
Old World Industries, LLC headquartered outside of Chicago in Northbrook, IL., was founded more than 40 years ago. Today, Old World Industries is the leading supplier of automotive and heavy-duty coolants, and has the largest Diesel Exhaust Fluid brand in the United States. Old World Industries has significant business in LATAM, Asia and Europe. For more information, visit www.oldworldind.com.

CLASSIC RECREATIONS DEBUTS 1969 FORD BOSS 429 MUSTANG CONTINUATION CAR AT THE 2018 SEMA SHOW


The custom coach builder and continuation car manufacturer unveiled the first vehicle under its new license from Ford Motor Company in the Centerforce Clutches booth

LAS VEGAS (October 30, 2018) – Oklahoma-based Classic Recreations revealed its highly anticipated, officially-licensed 1969 Boss 429 Ford Mustang continuation car at the 2018 SEMA Show today. Classic Recreations is the only continuation car builder licensed by Ford Motor Company to offer the 1969 BOSS 429 Mustang as well as the 1969-1970 BOSS 302 and 1969-1970 Mach 1 Mustangs.

The Classic Recreations BOSS 429 Mustang was built from an original 1969 Mustang body and restored to factory condition in-house at Classic Recreations. Equipped with a custom-built BOSS 429 engine, the iconic car features an updated valvetrain and cutting-edge electric fuel injection and engine management systems. The 815 horsepower, 546-cubic-inch crate engine with Kaase Boss 9 cylinder heads is mated to a Tremec manual transmission with a Centerforce DYAD twin disc clutch and flywheel.

Built to maintain stability at high speeds, the BOSS 429 features a 4-link rear suspension and front tubular upper and lower control arms along with adjustable coilovers and oversized sway bars. In the sound department, the Classic Recreations BOSS 429 utilizes MagnaFlow stainless steel performance mufflers and stainless steel Worx long tube headers that give the car an aggressive sound and allow its 815 horsepower engine to breathe.

For traction, both on the road and the on the track, Classic Recreations equipped the BOSS 429 with Michelin Pilot Sport 225/40/18 front and 315/30/18 rear tires mounted to the all-new VF529 wheels from American Racing. Made in the U.S.A., the forged 6061 aluminum 2-piece wheels are designed to maximize strength while maintaining optimal weight for autocross and track performance.

To deliver braking performance capable of matching the Mustang’s power, the BOSS 429 utilizes slotted and cross drilled Zinc-washed rotors mated to Wilwood 6-piston front and 4-piston rear brake calipers. Classic Recreations also installed a Flaming River tilt column and complete rack and pinion steering conversion. Fuel delivery is handled by a Vaporworx Electric Fuel Pump inside of an Aeromotive Stealth 18-gallon fuel cell.

The BOSS 429 received a custom “Vengeance Black” monochromatic paint job using BASF paint as well as a number of other upgrades including Kicker Audio speakers, TMI seats and custom console, an Old Air Products A/C unit, and a Lecerra Aluminum Steering Wheel. Staying true to the original, the BOSS also features factory BOSS 429 200 mph gauges.

For more information on Classic Recreations officially-licensed 1969 Ford BOSS 429 Mustang continuation car or Classic Recreations other services visit Classic-Recreations.com or call (405) 577-6464.


ABOUT CLASSIC RECREATIONS
Classic Recreations’ team of skilled technicians and craftsmen have been modifying and building high-performance vehicles for more than 15 years. Each built-to-order vehicle takes approximately four months (nearly 2,500 man hours) of painstaking assembly. Classic Recreations is licensed by Ford Motor Company to build licensed Ford Mustang restorations and continuation cars, and Classic Recreations is a Ford Racing distributor. Each Classic Recreations Shelby comes with an official Shelby serial number and is included in the official Shelby Worldwide Registry. Find out more about how to get your own customized vehicle at www.Classic-Recreations.com.

Garrett Advancing Motion Unveils Enjuku Racing-Built 915 HP 2JZ-Powered S15 For YouTube Personality Adam LZ


Garrett Advancing Motion teamed up with one of the most prominent automotive YouTube personalities, Adam LZ, to unveil a Formula Drift spec, Garrett-turbocharged S15 at the world’s largest automotive trade show

TORRANCE, Calif. – October, 30 2018– Garrett Advancing Motion, a global leader in performance turbochargers, unveiled a Formula Drift Spec ’99 Nissan Silvia S15 built by Enjuku Racing for YouTube personality Adam LZ at the aftermarket’s biggest annual trade show, SEMA, in Las Vegas.

In the hands of Enjuku Racing, one of the premier tuning shops for S-Chassis performance, the once neglected project car received a complete transformation, resulting in a Formula Drift competition level car. To begin the transformation, the chassis was completely stitch welded and received a fully custom TIG-welded cage along with a tubed front and rear end. Enhancing the exterior esthetic and aerodynamics of the vehicle is a Vertex Edge Wide Body kit giving the car an additional 30mm in width overall. Completing the exterior transformation of the car is a Black Rose wrap.

Adam’s S15 is powered by a Toyota 2JZ-GTE stroked to 3.4L utilizing a Brian Crower stroker kit, with a custom Sleeper Designs billet aluminum intake manifold paired with an RMR throttle body, along with a DOCRace Turbo Manifold, connected to a Garrett GTX3584RS turbocharger. The vehicle is outfitted with a custom ER Spec 4” oval exhaust from the turbo back. Pumping E85 to the engine are two Deatschwerks DW300 fuel pumps along with Deatschwerks 1200cc injectors. The engine is managed by an ECUMASTER EMU Black and tuned by RS-Enthalpy in Tampa, Fla and makes 915 horsepower and 835 lb-ft. of torque at the wheels.

Delivering the power of this engine to the tires is a Samsonas 6-Speed sequential transmission, coupled with a Winters Performance quick-change rear end. Keeping the S15 planted to the ground is a set of BC Racing BR Series 2-Way Coilovers, paired with Wisefab Front Lock and Rear Suspension Kits to provide ultimate tunability and steering angle at lock. To complete the overall stance of the car is a set of 18” SSR SP3’s with a width of 9.5” in the front and 10.5 in the rear.

“Having an S15 has always been a dream of mine. I was in the midst of swapping a 2JZ into my S13 when a shell popped up and presented the perfect opportunity to start from scratch with a new platform built to a higher standard. It wound up in the hands of Enjuku Racing and they have helped me create not only a carefully designed competitive drift car, but also a work of art,” said Adam. “Style is very important to me and I think we’ve achieved the perfect balance of form and function with this car. Garrett has been helping me blow people’s minds with absurd power numbers on small displacement engines and I’m honored to have them on board with this project too. I could not be more excited to unveil the car at the Garrett booth!”

To see Adam’s 2JZ-powered S15 in action, visit his YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/LZBMX. To learn more about the Garrett Advancing Motion and its line of products, please visit www.garrettmotion.com.


ABOUT GARRETT ADVANCING MOTION
Garrett (www.garrettmotion.com) is a differentiated technology leader, serving customers worldwide for more than 65 years. Garrett’s cutting-edge technology enables vehicles to become safer, and more connected, efficient and environmentally friendly. Our portfolio of turbocharging, electric boosting and automotive software solutions empowers the transportation industry to redefine and further advance motion. For more news and information on Garrett, please visit www.garrettmotion.com/news.

APR UNVEILS 536 HORSEPOWER VW GOLF RLMS AT SEMA SHOW 2018


APR combines upgraded turbo power and race-inspired technology to create a track-ready all-wheel-drive Golf R

Opelika, Ala. (October 30, 2018) – APR, the leader in Volkswagen and Audi tuning, has combined a long history of racing success with the latest in performance technology to develop the VW Golf RLMS. By nearly doubling the horsepower of the stock 2018 VW Golf R, the APR Golf RLMS provides racecar like acceleration and performance for the road.

At the heart of the Golf RLMS is APR’s Stage III+ engine build performed on the 2.0-liter turbocharged motor. APR utilizes a twin scroll Borg Warner turbocharger to generate 536 hp (244 more horsepower than stock). The Stage III+ system provides extreme horsepower and torque (474 lb. ft.) while minimizing turbo lag. Included with the turbocharger system is APR’s Stage III+ ECU upgrade, upgraded injectors and fuel pump, APR Race DP, carbon fiber intake system, intercooler and more. With over a year and a half of initial development, APR has created a system capable of 10-second quarter mile passes and 0-140 mph sprints 15 seconds quicker than a stock Golf R.

“APR’s extensive racing history has helped us to develop the Golf RLMS,” said APR’s President, Mitch Williams. “We wanted to create a Stage III track car that can dominate circuits around the country. With 536 horsepower and all wheel drive, we can’t wait to turn some laps.”

The Touring Car Racing-inspired body kit accents the strong lines of the RLMS while providing additional width necessary to accommodate the widened tires and wheels. Closely resembling the styling seen on VW’s TCR cars currently competing around the world, the RLMS features an aggressive front splitter and adjustable rear wing to increase downforce during high speed driving. The extensive modifications continue with APR Roll-Control Racing Coilover System, Roll-Control Stabilizer Bars, a custom APR exhaust and custom two-piece APR wheels wrapped in Toyo Tires. To ensure occupant safety during high performance driving, a custom roll cage has been integrated into the RLMS in addition to OMP racing harnesses and a fire extinguisher system. The custom interior modifications also include racing bucket seats with RLMS embroidery on the seat back.

While the vehicle has been designed for the SEMA Show, it will travel around the country participating in track days and demonstrating what a heavily modified APR vehicle can accomplish. For more information on the APR RLMS or other APR products, please visit www.goapr.com.


ABOUT APR
Founded in 1997, APR is the global leader in performance aftermarket products for Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Porsche, and other vehicles. APR develops and manufactures hardware, software, calibration & data-logging tools for engine and transmission controllers, including intakes, exhaust systems, intercoolers, turbocharger systems, suspension, brake systems, wheels, and more. APR delivers software via a 24-hour automated global delivery system from its 80,000 square foot state of the art facility in Opelika, Alabama. Learn more at http://www.goapr.com.


RINGBROTHERS UNVEILS K-5 BLAZER AT 2018 SEMA SHOW


Ringbrothers™ co-founders Jim and Mike Ring unveil “Seaker,” an LS3-powered 1971 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer restomod at the SEMA Show

Spring Green, Wis. (October 30th, 2018) – Ringbrothers, the creative team behind some of SEMA’s most ambitious builds, returned to the show this year with a 1971 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer known as “Seaker.” The build is the first custom SUV by Jim and Mike Ring, crafted after years of successful muscle and sports car projects. “Seaker” combines form and function, taking the best of the K5 platform and adding modern performance and amenities with a show-quality finish.

“This build was unlike anything we had tackled before,” said Jim Ring. “It was a new platform for us, but after unveiling a truck last year, we were excited to take on the Blazer. We learned a lot on the K5 platform and we hope to bring that knowledge to future projects and parts development.”

“Seaker” is powered by a GM LS3 crate engine with a Holley Fuel System producing 430 hp. The GM powerplant is connected to a Bowler Performance 4L60E automatic transmission, while a custom Flowmaster exhaust provides a healthy growl. An AFCO Radiator with Prestone anti-freeze provides cooling for the big engine. Suspension components are provided by RideTech while the running boards, firewall, air box, engine covers, fan shroud, floors and side panels are all designed and fabricated by Ringbrothers.

The big Blazer is the first Ringbrothers 4×4 build and features subtle styling touches, a modern leather interior all wrapped in laser-straight sheet metal with the help of 3M refinishing tools including Cubitron finishing paper. Each panel was then coated in several layers of a custom BASF Glasurit color known as “Brazilian Smoke.”

The build is fitted with numerous Ringbrothers parts currently available for purchase including Hood HingesUniversal Truck Tie DownsPro-Touring Door Handles and Pro-Touring Window Cranks. Each of these parts was manufactured and assembled in the same Wisconsin facility as “Seaker” and shares the same quality as every Ringbrothers product.

“This K5 was a blast to build and we couldn’t have done it without our sponsors,” added Mike Ring. “There were dozens of companies and individuals who contributed their know-how to help make this the best K5 it could be. With the platform growing in popularity we can see the industry shifting to support builders with more products and parts- opening all sorts of creative options. I don’t think this is the last you’ll see from us on this platform.”

The Blazer has a tasteful 1” body lift and larger wheel wells to make room for custom 17” Circle Racing wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires. On the interior, the upholstery is by Upholstery Unlimited, with A/C provided by Vintage Air. The K5 is destined for a life by the sea, exploring sandy back roads along the Florida coast – this is the origin of the name “Seaker.”

For more information on Ringbrothers and its 2018 SEMA appearance, stay tuned to its social media channels – FacebookTwitter, 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 bodywork.


ABOUT RINGBROTHERS LLC
(
www.ringbrothers.com) – Based in Spring Green, WI, Ringbrothers has rocketed into the top ranks of American car builders over the past decade, winning numerous design awards including the GM “Best in Show” design award at the 2014 SEMA Show, back-to-back Goodguys Street Machine of the Year awards, multiple Mother’s Shine awards, countless magazine covers and several builds commissioned by OEMs. Founders Mike and Jim Ring also design and manufacture some of the most detailed billet interior and exterior parts that money can buy, beautifully designed with architectural lines and incredible craftsmanship, all made in the USA. Each piece of automotive jewelry that leaves the facility gives buyers an opportunity to make their own Ringbrothers-inspired cars that truly stand apart.

SUPERFORMANCE DEBUTS “FUTURE GT FORTY” GT40 SUPERCAR IN MAGNAFLOW BOOTH AT 2018 SEMA SHOW


Superformance takes the SEMA Show by storm with the unveil of its “Future GT Forty” GT40 super car – a custom GT40 MKI equipped with a competition-prepped twin-turbo Ford Ecoboost 3.5L V6 with custom MagnaFlow exhaust and more

LAS VEGAS (October 30, 2018) – Superformance, the leading manufacturer of 1960s-era continuation sports cars, debuted a one-of-a-kind GT40 MKI today in the MagnaFlow booth at the 2018 SEMA Show. This purpose-built supercar pays tribute to the historic success of the Ford GT40, while incorporating design notes and the EcoBoost V6 powerplant from the current Ford GT. The press conference was hosted by TV star Cristy Lee, MagnaFlow’s Rich Waitas, with remarks by vehicle owners Doug and Marissa Campbell.

“The reaction to the ‘Future GT Forty’ has been mind-blowing,” Campbell said. “The idea for this car came to me while watching the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans – fast forward a year and a half later and we’re debuting it at the SEMA Show.”

The launch of this vehicle celebrates the 50th anniversary of the GT40’s first-place victory at the 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race and pays tribute to the modern Ford GT and its current success in the GT class of the European Le Mans Series. The Superformance GT40 MKI is the highest-quality continuation GT40 available and is the only GT40 Licensed by SAFIR GT40 that carries the original GT40-P-Series numbers. Built to exacting standards, the Superformance GT40 MKI has over two thirds of its steel monocoque chassis’ parts interchangeable with an original GT40 car.

When it came time to turn concept into reality, Superformance turned to the experts at V’s Performance in Orange, California to handle the engine build and installation. The “Future GT Forty” is powered by a 3.5L Ford EcoBoost twin-turbocharged V6 engine. A handmade and state of the art exhaust system was fabricated by the experts at MagnaFlow and the twin turbochargers were provided by Garrett Advancing Motion. HRE Wheels  supplied the custom pin drive wheels which are wrapped in Michelin tires. Next, Ridetech provided its Shockwave air suspension to allow for an adjustable ride height.  Fuel supply was provided by Aeromotive and HPS supplied the hoses for the vehicle.

Other parts include a Centerforce Dual Friction clutch, Dynamat sound insulation, Stitchcraft and Katzkin custom interior touches, DEI heat insulation, Speed Hut Custom gauges and a Quaife 5-speed transaxle. APR Performance fitted the vehicle with aero enhancements in the form of carbon fiber front canards and rear wing. The vehicle was detailed and given a paint correction by the car care experts at Meguiar’s. In addition to supplying the MKI rolling chassis, Superformance and Hillbank Motorsports also painted the current Ford GT livery, added the racing decals and fitted it with modern lighting front and rear.

The “Future GT Forty” is on display through November 2, 2018 at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada in the MagnaFlow booth #23543, located in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The “Future GT Forty” model is available for order immediately through Superformance. For more information on the “Future GT Forty,” Superformance and its full line of continuation vehicles, visit www.Superformance.com or call (800) 297-6253.


ABOUT SUPERFORMANCE
Superformance is a distributor of Complete Continuation and reproductions of 1960s race and street cars and was one of the first players in the industry.  We have earned our reputation with our attention to detail, quality craftsmanship, fit and finish and customer service.  Our products are endorsed by our licensees from trade mark holders which adds authenticity and increases the resale value.  Superformance products are manufactured using all new parts which are factory assembled to ensure continuity and consistency in construction. All GT40 sales are recorded in the Shelby World registry, Safir and Original GT40 Registry’s. Superformance has a dedicated independent dealer network who together have distributed over 4000 cars worldwide.