RideTech speaks hotrods! So does Goodguys…that is why Goodguys has selected RideTech to build their new 1969 G/RS Camaro!
RideTech and Goodguys have had a long business relationship that spans over 15 years…including building their 70 Chevelle giveaway car in 2008 and their 70 Nova giveaway car in 2010. Unlike those 2 giveaway program cars, the G/RS Camaro will be a permanent fixture of the Goodguys stable and will driven to most of the events in 2013 and beyond.
The G/RS Camaro will feature many of the typical protour type components:
Supercharged LSA engine from GM Performance Products
Tremec T56 Magnum 6 speed
RideTech coilover suspension and TigerCage
Vintage Air A/C system
Marquez interior and billet components
Interior by Hudson Rod and Custom
Dakota Digital VX Series guage pod
Flush windshield and backglass by Classic Auto Innovations
American Autowire wiring
Fuel tank by Ricks Stainless Tanks
…and more goodies from Ricks Camaro Parts and Speedway Motors
It will also have some tasteful and subtle body and trim changes as you can see from the rendering. The bumpers and stripes will be metalfinished, the glass flushed, the driprails removed, special lighting created…and more mods you’ll have to hunt for!
Construction on the Camaro began in April with the completion date to be in October 2012. When completed look for it to hit some of the various track day events across the country, including the Goodguys autocross series. RideTech and Goodguys will be posting build pictures along the way and will offer regular text and video updates both on this website and on facebook.
Taken from GoodGuys.com
“The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association will be forever tied to the Thom Taylor-penned cartoon of Gary Meadors ’32 Ford sedan. Meadors’ famed sedan has stood tall as the GoodGuys logo for close to three decades. The bright yellow sedan has crisscrossed the country dozens of times and racked up over 200,000 thousand road miles spreading the Goodguys spirit nationwide. It now has company.
A new project is currently underway to build upon the Goodguys legacy. “Project G/RS” – a ground hugging, pavement-pounding ’69 Camaro Muscle Machine will be added to the Goodguys stable this fall. The Goodguy-yellow Camaro will essentially be used to further promote the Goodguys brand throughout the country on the open road as well as on the Goodguys AutoCross course and other driving events.
Handling the build is Bret Voelkel and his talented Ridetech team in Jasper, Indiana. “We are honored to be chosen to build the new Goodguys Camaro” said Voelkel. We’ve built 2 very successful giveaway cars for Goodguys over the years and now get a chance to do this Camaro – one that will be in the organization forever. It’s fun to work with people who share a common vision for what this car should be… I’m looking forward to the build, and to watching the Goodguys team enjoy the finished car for years to come!”
The car will feature General Motors’ new LSA engine, TREMEC six speed transmission, complete RideTech Suspension, Moser rearend, PPG Paint, Baer brakes, Forgeline wheels, BF Goodrich rubber, Vintage Air A/C, Dakota Digital gauges, Interior by Hudson Rod & Custom, RECARO seats, a fuel tank by Rick’s Tanks, American Autowire Harness as well as other goodies from Speedway Motors and Rick’s Camaro Parts.
“The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association and my dad’s yellow ’32 Ford sedan are known throughout the world,” said company president Marc Meadors. “Gary’s ’32 will be forever tied to Goodguys and all we do. We wanted to add to that legacy by building a muscle car and adding it to the Goodguys logo and company theme – something that represents the current landscape of hot rodding. Much like my father’s hot rod, this Goodguy-yellow Camaro will be driven hard and shared with cars guys and gals nationwide.”
We’ll keep everyone posted right here on Hot News with progress reports throughout the year so stay tuned!”
Side valance extended 2″
Custom aluminum side grills
Custom Jaguar door handles
Center-split front spoiler
Six-piston front calipers w/ oversized cross drilled rotors
Flip-down front license plate
Drip rails removed
Hood scoop has continuous flow down to grill
Custom one-piece grill with matching bars across headlights
Smoothed nickel plated bumper
Driving lights – stock light holes moved out to sides
Nickel plated nose stripe
Smoothed and tucked bumperettes molded in
Custom center split trunk spoiler
Ribbed framed taillights w/LED centers
Rollpan smoothed into upper valance
Custom outlet/tip for exhaust
Gas filler relocated