Performance Business - November '13

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Growing up as car fanatics in Spring Green, Wis., when it was time to establish roots, Jim and Mike Ring chose to stay close to home. p r s v e u t t s o s c c t Redefining the Classics c s o 8 c a Resto-mod visionaries Ringbrothers' rise from a small town to the world stage. By Jake Rishavy G W of a stint in the Navy and some time doing construction work internationally, Mike Ring, co-owner of Spring Green, Wis.-based Ringbrothers, has always been a car-loving, small-town guy who preferred to stay close to home. In fact, the vast majority of the very early years of life for Mike and his brother, Jim Ring, was spent not too far from Spring Green, with their heads under the hood of whatever classic vehicle they could get their hands on. Any hours that weren't spent with classic cars were passed running around town with the other kids in their tight-knit town of about 600 people. When it came time for Mike and Jim to start their own families, it was only logical they would open a collision shop to support themselves. And it was equally logical they'd anchor their new company, both physically and philosophically, in the Midwest. In the more than 20 years since, what started out as a small collision shop expanded to take on restoration work on classic cars and then restomod builds, outfitting classic vehicles with modern amenities like power steering and air conditioning, among other add-ons. 26 n Performance Business PBMNOV.indd 26 i c a a t b m u n ith the exception November 2013 10/3/13 10:49 AM p R s t n r a c s a i K t t c M

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