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98 The Shop November 2015 98 The Shop November 2015 Jack Matia of Elyria, Ohio, owns the 1970 Chevrolet Scramjet Camaro, which made its debut at the 2015 Detroit Autorama. In addi- tion to an award, it was also selected as one of Nine Noteworthy Cars at the event by www.mac- smotorcitygarage.com. The Scramjet is named for top secret subspace airplanes that are capable of Mach 4 speed, and fea- ture low-gloss finish and subtle aero- dynamic aids. To support the idea, the car uses: a 427 LS7 Chevrolet Per- formance crate engine and 4L85E transmission, special semi-gloss PPG Intense White paint with gloss clear for the center stripe, and one-off Hot Rods By Boyd/Penfound Design 19-inch wheels with Toyo Z-rated performance tires. Other touches include: 1971 Cor- vette bumpers with brushed nickel finish from Advanced Plating Inc.; handmade instrument panel that uses a Kenwood Industries unit for display of all functions rather than traditional gauges; Infinitybox electronics with most functions (start/stop, lighting, power windows and locks) operable from a smartphone; seven functional body vents (also operable from smart- phone); Corvette ZR-1 taillights; Oracle halo headlights; Corbeau USA sport seats with spe- cial orange/gray upholstery and ACC gray tight-weave carpet; Sparco USA com- petition-inspired steering wheel; Boom Mat sound and heat floor protection; Art Morrison front and rear clips with C6 Corvette components; SSBC per- formance brakes; Flaming River Industries custom steering column; Griffin Thermal Products radiator; Vintage Air climate control; Classic Industries body and trim pieces; Fesler hinges and sill plates; and Totally Stainless fasteners. Participants include: Penfound Design (design and build coordination); Classic Revivals (body and paint); Chuck's Custom Design (interior); Bob Krekel (mechanical details); and Terry Taggart (illustration). Roy at Performance Off Road in Kentucky sends in a unique truck project created for an outfitting guide busi- ness—Wild KY and Blackwater Creek Outfitters. The vehicle started as a 1967 M715 5/4-ton Army truck. It has been a resto-mod project for tactical outfitting. POR designed, engineered and executed the upgrades, which include: custom front, rear and side bumpers; full exo-cage tied to frame in 10 places; WARN 12000 (front) and 9500 (rear) winches; 1.5-ton military differentials with 4.56 gears and lockers; 4-wheel disc brakes; 468-ci big- block Chevy; TH475 transmission; and custom T-case. Participants include: Pit-Bull, Poison Spyder, AGR, Edelbrock, Demon Carburetor, BDS, Painless Perfor- mance, Flex-a-Lite, Hooker Headers, Cherry Bomb, Auto Meter, Davis Unified Ignition, K&N, OPTIMA Bat- teries, Thermo-Tec, Stage 8, Cheetah, Royal Purple, B&M, Tom Woods, Ragged Edge Off Road, McGard, Fel-Pro, ARP, Powermaster, SSBC, TSM and Blitz. Henk Van Dongen, director of marketing, introduces a 2015 Jeep Wrangler project being driven by his company Omix-ADA/Rugged Ridge/Alloy USA. He explains that the Jeep is being built for the SEMA Cares foundation by DUB magazine. In early 2016 the Jeep will be auctioned off and all proceeds will go to SEMA Cares. The final design is a cooperation between Rugged Ridge, DUB and Arianny Celeste, who will be at the Rugged Ridge Off Road Success Center at the SEMA Show. Rugged Ridge will host six other classic Jeeps there as well. Participants include: Katzkin, Nitto and Pioneer. 1970 Chevrolet Camaro 2015 Jeep Wrangler Outfitters Truck

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