Rob Kinnan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
June 11, 2015
Photos By: Robert McGaffin

We’ve been bringing you coverage of the 2015 Hot Rod Power Tour for the last few days, but the Friday before the official kickoff, the nearby shop of Ringbrothers— Mike and Jim Ring, builders of many top-notch and award-winning hot rods—held an open house. This year, Power Tour Sponsor Painless Performance Products teamed with Ringbrothers to pack the small village of Spring Green, Wisconsin to the gills for an epic Official Power Tour Kick-Off party at the shop, located just an hour from the 2015 Power Tour registration in Madison, Wisconsin, and we got to check out the wild new Mustangs going together there.

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The most radical car of the bunch, and probably the biggest project that the Rings have taken on to date, is the 1965 fastback that’s being built for an un-named Russian customer, featuring the full carbon-fiber wide-body that the Rings showed at last year’s SEMA show. It’ll have a full-tilt engine under the hood, a greenish 2015 Jeep color named Tank with a little brown and burnt orange, and every creature comfort known to man. This one’s the top priority, since the Russian wants his car done as quickly as possible and apparently he’s a heavy hitter, and we don’t just mean in the business sense. Jim told us, “Hopefully somebody in the states will see it before we ship it to London, but he wants his car and I don’t want to end up in the river with red boots on!”

Also under construction is another ’65 fastback called Splitter, which will have a 351W crate motor, and another ’65 wide-body, this time a convertible with a 5.8L Shelby engine that they hope to have ready for this year’s SEMA show. Ringbrothers builds a lot of varied musclecars, but right now the shop is full of Mustangs, which is just what we want to hear.

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