SEMA 2018 Project Vehicles

2018 Project Vehicles

Proud to be a Project Vehicle Sponsor!

QuietRide Solutions is proud to be one of the many product sponsors for the vehicle builds you see below. These builders have spent hundreds of hours in the construction and reconstruction, fit and finish of these vehicles. These are just some of the examples of automotive creativity and ingenuity you will find at many car shows around the country. For more than 10 years, QuietRide has made its projects available to all passionate auto builders.

Built by Dan Howe
Lawler, Iowa
Vehicle Location:  QuietRide Solutions - Central Hall 23997

Dan Howe's Willys pickup has has a Schwartz G-Machine Chassis under it, Barr 14" 6P brakes, full floater 9" rear end, and RideTech coilovers. It's also powered by a small LS and backed by a T56 6 speed manual!

This truck is for Dan's daughter Kaycee

Built by Justin Langford
Thirteen-Twenty Mobile Repair
Manteca, California
Vehicle Location: Quiet Ride Solutions Central Hall 23997

This year the Thirteen Twenty shop is refreshing a two year old build of a 1971 Challenger convertible. This car originally came into the shop as a 318 car and was built as an R/T clone, with a 420 horsepower 440 and 727 transmission. The rear axle was narrowed to accommodate a 19x10.5” wheel and 305mm tire. This car was repainted in its original FC7 Plum Crazy paint, and an R/T Hood was added along with a T/A style spoiler. The car returned this year to receive a Gen 3 Hemi, stroked to 6.5 litres with approximately 600HP. The firewall and engine compartment will be smoothed and repainted. Front suspension has been swapped to a C4 corvette suspension with air ride, disc brakes, and rack n pinion steering. The interior and convertible top are being upgraded to black, with carbon fiber accents and digital gauges.

Built by Andrew Lowe
Houston, Texas
Vehicle Location:  --

For SEMA 2018, well know builder Andrew Lowe, stepped away from his normal canvas of lifted trucks into the world of modern muscle cars. Working with Chrysler they opted base the build on a 2018 Challenger T/A 392. Starting with a need to get the car lower to the ground, the stock suspension was trashed and replaced with a full air suspension kit from Air Lift Performance, mated to compressors and holding tanks from Flo Air Ride, installed at ALL Out Offroad by Casey Foster Stiffening the ride further are Hellwig swaybars and end links. With the car lower to the pavement, new staggered 22 inch wheels were provided by American Racing and wrapped with Nitto Invo tires. >From there the focus switched to the engine where a Magnusson supercharger was added, tuned by Superchips, along with a Mishimoto radiator and full Hurst exhaust system. To aid in the cooling, the factory front clip was ditched and replaced with a Demon front end, along with custom headlights from Retroshop and Diode Dynamics. To top off the look under the hood a trim piece from Quiet Ride Solutions was custom made and applied under the hood.

Inside the car a full Kicker audio system was added and a rear strut cage built and powdercoated with products from Prismatic Powders.

To finish off the build cut vinyl decals from Deluxe Garage 281 were added and select pieces were painted by Thad Rucker Designs using Axalta products

Built by Jeff Allen
Flat 12 Gallery
Dallas, Texas
Vehicle Location:  Silver Lot-1 60005
( Front of Central Hall)
Shell Pioneering Performance

Flat 12 Gallery in partnership with the SEMA Scholarship Fund, Shell and Pennzoil will be building a 1963 Volvo Amazon that will push the limits of design, technology, shock and awe.

We are going to change the way people think of a Volvo Amazon 122S by increasing its 85hp to over 700hp, taking its mild stance and adding an aggressive undercarriage of suspension, brakes and technology from a Corvette. The normally mild mannered Volvo will be flared to accommodate tire tread underneath. Various show and track car styling cues will be utilized to create a car that can pull up and any event and be a crowd favorite.

The result is the ultimate VOLVETTE. A car that can take on any challenge from a Car Show to Road Rally to a Drag Race.

Flat 12 is known for their out of the box builds that gather the public’s attention and this year is no different. The promotional plan would start from the onset. It would feature each step of the build including the original Volvo, finding the donor Corvette, finding the right engine package, modifying and the build.

This build will be heavily saturated in blogs, social media and podcasts via video, words and photographs through various social media outlets, partner outlets and media including being featured on “Skidmarks Show” (Top 5 iTunes Podcast) though out the build and featured on Flat 12 Gallery’s assets including videos. Along with exposure from Shell, Pennzoil and SEMA.

The vehicle will appear at events such as SEMA 2018, Barrett-Jackson, Good-Guys, road rallies, autocross events and car shows. Not just a pretty car to look at but also one that performs. One that will campaign across the country in 2018 and 2019.

The #VOLVETTE build will take you on a journey from start to finish, to its competitions and beyond all ending in its sale benefiting the SEMA Scholarship Program.

The Build

  • Original 2 door Volvo Amazon
  • Wrecked Corvette
  • Upgraded Engine
  • Upgraded Brakes
  • Custom Wheels
  • Wide Tires
  • Custom Retro Themed Interior
  • Show Ready
  • RaceReady

  • Built by Good Guys
    Lucky 7 Speed Shop
    Ione, California
    Vehicle Location:  Good-Guys Central Hall 22975

    The next Goodguys Grand Prize Giveaway contest is here! Enter on the Goodguys website to be drawn as a finalist for this ’69 Ford GRT -100! This amazing muscle truck is the brainchild of Lucky 7 Speed Shop and Eric Brockmeyer bringing life to this truck masterpiece.

    Utilizing a custom chassis from Scott’s Hotrods & Custom, paired with a set of JRI hydraulic over coil shocks and springs, the ’69 Ford GRT-100 now has the aggressive look and stance it deserved. Under the hood for ultimate performance the team turned towards Roush Performance to develop a 5.0L SR Coyote engine. Add to that the other amazing components of this truck—a 6 speed TREMEC transmission, a Centerforce clutch, BF Goodrich tires, 18” US Mags and so much more. This 50-year-old farm truck needed some love and attention and LMC Truck was just the place for those replacement parts needed. Inside, Mastercraft seats, Flashpower steering wheel, Dakota Digital gauges, Dynamat mats, Kicker Audio and the list goes on!

    In addition to the suppliers listed above, Goodguys would like to thank the following companies for their contributions to the 69 Ford GRT-100 Ford Pickup: Lokar Performance, Grundy Insurance, Spectre Performance, Ford Performance, Optima Batteries, B&M Performance, Lucas oil, Clayton Machine Works, K&N Filters, Speedway Motors, Performance Rod & Custom, Painless Wiring, Notchhead, Hurst, and Eddie Motorsports for being part of this project.

    Built by Jared Grossman
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Vehicle Location: South Hall 34308 - ZDOG Truck Tool Boxes Booth

    Truck features a satin green chrome wrap and chrome green SRT stripes with a carbon fiber outline. The names of the 58 victims from the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting are embossed in vinyl. Other modifications include:

  • 6” Superlift Suspension Lift Kit
  • 400 HP 5.7 V8 Hemi Engine
  • 37” Federal Coutorgia Tires
  • 20” Centerline LT1 Wheels
  • Custom Designed Reaper Badges
  • Hydro Dipped Interior Center Console
  • 1stEver Sublime Green Rhino Lined Bed
  • 2- 20” Anarchy LED Light Bars
  • 4-3” Anarchy Pod Lights
  • Custom Steel Front and Rear Bumpers
  • R/T Side Steps by ICI
  • K & N 77 Series Cold Air Intake
  • LED Underglow
  • EGR Cab Spoiler

  • Built by Cody Elkins
    Henrietta, Oaklahoma
    Vehicle Location: Silver Lot 1-3 (Front of Central Hall)
    Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational Support Vehicle

    This a factory built truck with many features and modifications including a Race Mesh grill, custom built head lights and Spyder tail lights, Toyo Tires run on black American Racing Wheels.  The side mirrors are custom and the truck features color matched silver paint  Other features include   BedRug, and SwingCases  and a Hornblasters Nathan KSLA train horn.  Inside is a custom Kicker Sound System.

    Built by Candice Wheeler
    Downtown Auto Body of Shawnee Oklahoma
    Choctaw, Oklahoma
    Vehicle Location:  Air Lift Company

    “Earl” is a 1963 Chevrolet C-10 truck which was originally purchased by Candice’s grandfather and passed down through the family over the years.  The body and bed lay on a full-on custom chassis with adjustable suspension, custom interior, paint inside and out. One of a kind powder coated billet wheels, modern styling mods and powered by a late model Chevrolet powertrain.