The time has come to crown a winner in the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition, and it was a tough competition. How could it not be tough when builders like Ringbrothers brings a 1948 Cadillac built on a 2016 Cadillac ATS-V?
However, Ringbrothers did not win. It was instead HS Customs and its 1969 Chevrolet Camaro pro touring, named “Under Pressure”, that took home the honor.
“Under Pressure” was described as HS Customs’ take on a pro-touring Camaro. It includes slightly reworked body panels, a cohesive white, gold and silver paint scheme inside and out plus much more. But, it’s the details that really made the 1969 Camaro stand out. Everywhere you look, paint is matched and flows from the grille, to the engine bay, and to even underneath the car.
Power comes from a GM Performance LSX crate engine, the 427, that has been equipped with twin turbos for good measure, too.
Cam Miller, of HS Customs, told Hot Rod he never thought this would actually happen, especially at his first trip to the SEMA Show with a vehicle.
“My dreams were made on Sunday afternoon when we put our cars on the SEMA property; I was good,” he continues. “But this? Wow! I just can’t even… wow! My customer was awesome. Very supportive. Very open-minded. We shared ideas and he was on board the whole way. I just never thought this was even possible.”