Car Craft Summer Nationals

Car Craft Summer Nationals

Car Craft Summer Nationals™ takes over the Minnesota State Fairgounds, July 22-24, 2011 for a three-day celebration of everything automotive - cool cars, burnouts, bikinis, cruising and competition. As the Official Car Audio Sponsor, Pioneer will be at the event in full effect, showing off our three ’69 Camaros which are modified from mild to wild with sound systems to match.
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Pioneer Muscle Car Ambassador Logo

As part of Pioneer’s Muscle Car Ambassador Program, one lucky registered attendee will receive a full Pioneer car audio installation! The installation will take place live at the Pioneer booth by expert installers from Best Buy. The Pioneer system is complete with a CD player, amplifiers, subwoofer and component speakers.

New this year to Summer Nationals, the PRO BUILDER SHOOT-OUT, will spotlighting the work of Car Craft Pro Buildersome of the best builders in the country. Six prestigious custom car builders were selected to create cars featuring the most leading edge designs in the performance aftermarket industry. At the Pioneer booth show attendees will have the opportunity view the cars in the competition, get to meet these extremely creative teams, as well as place their vote for their favorite car. The winner will be announced on the last day of the show at the Pioneer booth and the winner will receive a trophy and an article feature on their car in Car Craft Magazine.

Participating Shops: 

• Rad Rides by Troy
• Ring Brothers
• Route 66 Motorsports
• Schwartz Performance
• The Roadster Shop
• Woody’s Hot Rodz

Pro Builder Shootout Contestants

Rad Rides by Troy 1970 Chevy Nova

Rad Rides by Troy: 1970 Chevy Nova

Year, Make, Model: 1970 Chevy Nova
Engine type/configuration and horsepower: 572 Crate Engine with E85 capabilities
Big Stuff 3 ECU, Procharger Supercharger, Hidden intake pipes, Recessed brake booster, Custom stainless exhaust
Transmission type: Custom Built Bowler 4L80E transmission
Frame and Suspension: Detroit Speed Front Clip with Corvette suspension, Detroit Speed Rear 4-Link with Ford 9" rear end
Tire and wheel brands and sizes: 3 Piece Billet Specialties Wheels front 18x10 Rear 18x8, Tires: BFGs front 24540ZR18 Rear 29545ZR18
Paint color and brand: BASF color, Tierradel Fuego Grey (2008 Mercedes Maybach color)
Details: Racepak instrument panel, “Power Tunnel" hood scoop, cowl and dash design, re-molded grille, front and rear fascia, rocker panels and belly pan, Recaro racing
Ring Brothers, 1970 Mustang Fastback, Dragon

Ring Brothers: 1970 Mustang Fastback, Dragon

Year, Make, Model: 1970 Mustang Fastback, Dragon
Engine type/configuration and horsepower: Roush 351, 427, 550
Transmission type: Termec TKO
Frame and Suspension: Front: JME, Rear: DSE Quadralink
Tire and wheel brands and sizes: Goodyear 325 30 19 rear, 275 35 18 Front, Forgeline 3-piece wheels 19 x 12 rears, 18 x 10 front
Paint color and brand: BASF “Dragon Blood Red”
Details: One-off carbon fiber front fascia and trunk lid and belly pans, billet shaker, handmade dash and interior, flush mount glass, Ringbrothers billet accessories
The Roadster Shop, 1967 Nova

The Roadster Shop: 1967 Nova "Innovator"

Year, Make, Model: 1967 Nova "Innovator"
Engine type/configuration and horsepower: Baer custom "Innovator" 13" 6-piston Engine
Transmission type: LSX 454 700 HP Transmission
Frame and Suspension: Roadster Shop Fast Track Chassis Brakes
Tire and wheel brands and sizes: T-56 Magnum 6-speed Wheels 18x10 and 20x12 one-off design Tires Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

Route 66 MotorSports, 1967 Chevy Nova

Route 66 Motorsports: 1967 Chevy Nova

Year, Make, Model:
1967 Chevy Nova
Engine type/configuration and horsepower: LS3 560HP
Transmission type: 4L70E
Frame and Suspension: Heidts New Pro-G Front End, 4-Link Rear End With Wilwood Brakes
Tire and wheel brands and sizes: Billet Specialties Boost 18x8 And 19x10
Paint color and brand: Torched Red With Pearl And White Graphics From PPG
Details: This 1967 Pro Ride Nova is the new test car for Route 66 Motorsports Pro Ride Performance Cars and Heidts Pro-G Front Suspension System. Features include a custom built dash with Auto Meter Elite Gauges, Sony Navigation System and a custom interior by VOS Upholstery.
Schwartz Performance, 1965 Pontiac Temest

Schwartz Performance: 1965 Pontiac Tempest (aka The Temptress)

Year, Make, Model:
1965 Pontiac Tempest (aka The Temptress)
Engine type/configuration and horsepower: GM Schwartz Performance built LS9 6.2 Liter, 650 hp, Wiseco Pistons, K1 rods.
Transmission type: Tremec T56 six speed transmission
Frame and Suspension: Schwartz Performance G Machine Chassis and suspension
Tire and wheel brands and sizes: BF Goodrich Tires: 275/35x18 and 335/30x18
XXR wheels: 18x9.5 and 18x13, Baer Pro-Plus 14" Six piston brakes
Paint color and brand: PPG DP 90 Epoxy Primer
Details: Built from a rusted hulk in 10 weeks for the 2009 Hot Rod Power Tour. Featuring Schwartz Performance bolt in Musclecar chassis and suspension. Driven over 12,000 miles since completion, including 2009, 2010 HRPT. 2009 Car Craft Real Street Eliminator Champion. 2010 Hot Rod Power Tour Autocross Champion. 2011 Motor State Challenge 2nd place Road Course, Autocross, and Overall. Featured in Car Craft and popular Hot Rodding magazines.
Woody's Hot Rodz, 1969 Camaro

Woody's Hot Rodz: 1969 Camaro

Year, Make, Model:
1969 Camaro
Engine type/configuration and horsepower: ZL1 All Aluminum 427 (GMPP), HP 525,
Transmission type: Tremec 6-speed
Frame and Suspension: Complete Art Morrison Max G Chassis
Tire and wheel brands and sizes: Bridgestone/Firestone. Wheel Vintique Billet Smoothies 18-8 front, 18-10 rear
Paint color and brand: PPG Woody's blue (special mix for Woody's)
Details: Features an all aluminum front sheet metal. This a Woody's tribute to the famed COPO '69 Camaros. Will debut at Car Craft Summer Nationals.



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