Holley EFI Powers SEMA Standouts12/08/2014
The SEMA show in Las Vegas, NV is center stage for some of the most breathtaking custom cars in the world every year. This year, two familiar shops were the talk of SEMA, with The Ring Brothers and JF Kustoms providing two pieces of automotive artwork.
The safest bet in Las Vegas is the Ring Brothers bringing an awe-inspiring car to SEMA. 2014 was no different as they debuted their '66 Chevelle, dubbed "Recoil." The car features a 980 horsepower supercharged LS7, custom wheels designed by the Ring Brothers and built by HRE, a fighter jet-esque cockpit, and more detail than you can shake a stick at. All of these things combined to help the car bring home three prominent awards at SEMA: The Mothers Choice Award, the Goodguys Gold Award, and the GM Design Award for Best Chevrolet of Show. For more information and pictures of the Recoil Chevelle, click HERE for Hot Rod Magazine's feature, and HERE for LSXtv's coverage of it at SEMA.
JF Launier's '64 Riviera, which he dubbed "Rivision", won the Detroit AutoRama Ridler Award earlier in 2014 and was on display at SEMA as well. For those that don't know, the Ridler is quite possibly the most prestigious award for hot rod builders the world over. The attention to detail and creative design put into Ridler cars is unparalleled in any form of hot rodding. Launier's Riviera was no exception. Even though it started as a $300 junkyard find, JF and his shop logged over 20,000 hours and spent $300,000 on parts and materials to turn it into the showstopper it now is. The difference between JF's car and past Ridler winners? He actually drives it, and even competed in the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational the weekend after SEMA, placing first in the Lingenfelter Performance and Design Challenge. For more coverage on JF Launier's Riviera, click HERE.
The common thread between these two cars is the engine management controlling their combined 1800+ hp. Holley's Dominator EFI was chosen by each shop to control the engines in each of these pieces of automotive artwork. Jim Ring, one of the Ring brothers responsible for the Recoil Chevelle, stated that "When trying to build the best car we can, it only makes sense to use the best parts we can. That’s why we use Holley Dominator EFI." Holley's EFI systems are not reserved for the most expensive, high-end show cars in the world though. Hot rodders, racers, and show car builders at all levels are utilizing Holley's Terminator, HP, and Dominator EFI systems on a multitude of unique builds with unique purposes. For more information on these EFI systems, click HERE.