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Wild & Sons

Wild & Sons is an American car specialist supplying restoration, service and performance parts. We also carry out repairs, servicing, full restorations and custom builds, which includes Hotrods. We are and have been called a dynamic business and we are already gaining a great reputation for our work. We cover all American makes and models from 1900 up to present day and also create bespoke bicycles. We have appeared in multiple magazines and have had celebrity shout outs (please see our Youtube channel to view them). We are currently fi lming a web series with ex Front and Max Power girl Alex Sim Wise. Early this year we are starting a ’67 Pontia GTO convertible build which is sponsored by National Parts Depot, Power Maxed and Samco, to name but a few. We are known for building cars and rods which are designed to be driven on a daily basis, not just for show. We have also done a lot of charity work for SupportVehicle. org, Heels for Combat Boots and BBC Children In Need. We have only been around since the summer of this year (2016) but are already rapidly carving out a name for ourselves in the UK and slowly worldwide. The company was set up by myself, Victor Wild. I have worked in the industry for almost 8 years and previously worked for an American car specialist company for over 4 years. This company started to change and I felt that the older cars were no longer a priority and neither were the customers. These things are very important to me and therefore, my company is all about the older models and loyalty to my clients.

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Ringbrothers Unveils G Code Camaro SEMA 2016

The bespoke muscle car artisans Mike and Jim Ring of Ringbrothers pulled the cover off their newest 1969 Camaro build, “G-Code,” in the Royal Purple booth at the 2016 SEMA Show on November 1, 2016. The “G-Code” Camaro was built to stand apart from the bounty of muscle cars at the SEMA Show with unique bodywork, hand crafted carbon fiber elements and its abundance of high-quality Ringbrothers billet products.

Wisconsin native and “G-Code” owner Don Atkinson always had a desire to own a 1969 Camaro RS. He loved the design by GM, but he didn’t want just any 1969 Camaro – he wanted a truly unique, one-of-a kind Camaro that no one else in the world would have, so he went to Ringbrothers.

“G-Code’s” transformation began with the power plant – an LS3 motor from Chevrolet. Wegner Automotive beefed up the horsepower with a Whipper Supercharger and an increase in displacement to 416 cubic inches, bringing the output up to nearly 1,000hp. All those ponies are then sent through a Bowler-built Tremec six-speed transmission and a Centerforce Clutch. The engine is kept cool with help from Prestone coolant and everything from the motor to the transmission are running at peak condition thanks to lubricants from Royal Purple. Exhaust is expelled though a set of custom headers designed by Ringbrothers and then into the custom Flowmaster stainless steel exhaust system.

But “G-Code” isn’t all about straight-line speed. To make sure the car was equally as adept at going around a corner, Mike and Jim Ring used a Detroit Speed full suspension setup including a Hydro Form front clip and Quadra-Link rear with AFCO shocks on all four corners. To bring “G-Code” down from triple-digit speeds, massive Baer Brakes six-pot calipers were installed at all four corners with 15-inch rotors in the front and 14-inch rotors in the rear. The Rings worked with the folks at HRE Performance Wheels in California to design a custom set of forged wheels sized at 19×10 in the front an 20×13 at the rear, inspired by the IROC-Z Camaro wheels of the ‘80s and wrapped them in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires measuring 275/35/19 up front and 335/30/20 out back.

The cabin of the first generation Camaro was carefully designed with driver comfort in mind. The interior upholstery was custom crafted by Upholstery Unlimited and is kept at the perfect temperature with a Vintage Air climate control system.

Ringbrothers walked a tight rope with the body of the “G-Code” Camaro. Mike and Jim Ring wanted to stay within the confines of what makes a ’69 Camaro a ’69 Camaro, but also wanted to push the boundaries of style to make the car stand apart. Every part of the car was customized including the bumpers and the grille, while the hood was crafted using hand-laid carbon fiber. To highlight the body work, “G-Code” was coated in a custom BASF Glasurit hue named “Blue Print.”

“We’re really happy with how the ‘G-Code’ Camaro came out,” co-founder of Ringbrothers Jim Ring said. “Doing a car based on such a popular model is always a challenge, but Mike and I sat down and really thought about how we could do this car differently and I think we succeeded.”

In the end, “C-Code’s” owner Don Atkinson got exactly what he wanted – a stylized Camaro that was flawlessly built and that would never get lost in a crowd. For more information on “G-Code,” Ringbrothers, and Ringbrothers billet parts, visit www.Ringbrothers.com or stay connected with the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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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 “Best in Show” 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 very own Ringbrothers inspired cars that truly stand apart.

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Ringbrothers Debuts a Game- Changing 1948 Cadillac

Spring Green, Wis. (November 1, 2016) – Jim and Mike Ring, cofounders of the world renowned custom car builder Ringbrothers, unveiled a 1948 Cadillac fastback coupe called “Madam V” in the Flowmaster booth at the 2016 SEMA Show on November 1, 2016. “Madam V,” commissioned by car dealership mogul Wes Rydell, perfectly melds early and late model Cadillacs to create a one-of-a-kind Cadillac with the benefits of a modern car with the style and panache of a vintage Cadillac.
The project utilized four cars in total to create one master piece including two 1948 fastback coupes, a used 2015 Cadillac ATS-V and a brand new 2016 Cadillac ATS-V, all provided by Mr. Rydell. The Rings began by completely tearing the late model cars down to the uni-body and lengthening the 2016 chassis by 14 inches to accommodate the longer ’48 body. The 2016 ATS-V is a complicated modern vehicle with many interconnected systems that do not respond well to meddling, so Mike and Jim Ring made it a point to not disturb the ATS-V’s fuel systems and only lengthened the wiring with GM approved connectors to simplify the car’s transition and preserve the functionality of the modern amenities.

One of the design goals for “Madam V” was to make it look like something Cadillac would have built, so Mike and Jim incorporated and blended design cues from the old car and the new one in such a way that they would appear to be factory. For example, the hood, which took more than 600 hours alone to handcraft out of carbon fiber, carries over the ATS-V’s signature hood vent and the centerline crease of the 2016 car’s hood. The Rings even went so far as to make the radiator shrouding in aluminum and then coat it to look like it had been made from plastic.
“Madam V” is powered by the Cadillac 3.6L DOHC V6 Twin Turbo engine, outputting 464hp and kept running smooth by Royal Purple engine and transmission oil. The motor is also kept at the perfect temperature with help from Prestone coolant. Although the Madam retains most of the ATS-V exhaust, custom stainless steel Flowmaster tail pipes give the car a true performance exhaust note.

The Madam also retains many of the technology features from the ’16 ATS-V including the info and media control with full color display, rear vision camera, Push-to-Start, rain-sensing wipers and even OnStar auto crash response.
In addition to the ingenious engineering that went into fusing the 1948 coupe and the 2016 ATS-V, Ringbrothers also added a number of custom touches to the build. “Madam V” features custom rear view and side view mirrors as well a roof mounted 360-degree camera from Gentex that integrates into the satellite radio antenna. The ’48 rolls on a set of P204 HRE forged wheels sized at 19×8 in the front and 20×11.5 in the rear wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires sized 245/45/19 up front and 325/30/20 out back.

To finish the car and highlight the enormous amount of body work, the exterior of “Madam V” was coated in a rich, custom BASF Glasurit color named “Vivi White.”
“Typically when we build a classic car, we’re getting rid of as many stock components as possible to make way for modern or custom enhancements,” co-founder of Ringbrothers Mike Ring said. “This was kind of the opposite – we’re keeping as much of the ATS-V as we can because GM designed it so well.” “Mike and I are really pleased with how this came out,” added Jim Ring, co-founder of Ringbrothers. “It was a really unique challenge and represented a totally different way of working for us.”
For more information on the 1948 “Madam V” Cadillac, Ringbrothers, and Ringbrothers billet parts, visit www.Ringbrothers.com or stay connected with the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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 “Best in Show” 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 very own Ringbrothers inspired cars that truly stand apart.
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