Rob Kinnan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
September 28, 2016

As if you need another reason to try and wrangle a way into the SEMA Show in Las Vegas this November, Ringbrothers is bringing three brand-new projects, one of which is a Mustang convertible that we can’t wait to see. Based in the small town of Spring Green, WI, Mike and Jim Ring (the Ring brothers, duh) build some world-class hot rods and custom cars, many of which we’ve brought to you on Mustang360.com and in the pages of Mustang Monthly magazine.

While Ringbrothers are building a radical 1948 Cadillac (more on that below) and yet another Camaro, their project of particular interest to us is Ballistic, the team’s latest Mustang. While Ringbrothers has built a stable full of fastback Mustangs, they had yet to take on a convertible—until now. The 1965 wide-body Mustang convertible they’ve named “Ballistic” is powered by a supercharged 5.8-liter Ford V8 engine that was taken from a late model G.T. 500. The crew spent countless hours on body work and finishing the car in the BASF Glasurit custom hue “Blu by U,” to make the car not only show ready, but equipped to rule the road. The Mustang will be making history, as it will be the first car to ever be unveiled in the Ringbrothers booth. The cover will be pulled off Ballistic in the Ringbrothers booth (#23283) on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., if you happen to make it to SEMA.

The first Ringbrothers build that will be unveiled at the 2016 SEMA Show is one of the most daring projects the boys from Spring Green have ever undertaken. Built for Wes Rydell and his wife Vivian, the 1948 Cadillac Series V fastback named “Madam V” represents a monumental feat of engineering. Ringbrothers customized the 1948 Cadillac’s steel body and utilized two brand new 2016 ATS-V Cadillacs to create a one-of-a-kind Cadillac that melds vintage with modern. “Madam V” will be officially unveiled in the Flowmaster booth (#22351) in the Central Hall on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 11:20 a.m.

“G-Code,” the shop’s second 1969 Camaro, will also be unveiled in the Royal Purple booth, the other vehicle of interest is one they’ve had done for over a year: Happy Camper is a 1972 Winnebago Brave RV with a 900 hp LS motor (boooo!) that will be displayed in the Prestone booth.

“SEMA is such a big deal for us every year,” said Jim Ring. “We love having the chance to show the world all the hard work we put into these projects all year long and it’s great to see all of our friends and fans. We’re excited to debut these three new cars at the show,” Mike Ring added, “and we know everyone at the show will get a real kick out of the Winnebago. It’s going to be a great week.”