A Ford may have been crowned king of the Battle Of The Builders at the SEMA Show this year, but Chevrolet was arguably the spiritual winner; not only were there five Chevrolet vehicles that made it to the top twelve, versus four Fords, but the winning Ford Model A was powered by a GM small block V8.
How’s that for a consolation prize?
We won’t knock the winner – Troy Trepanier’s 1929 Ford Model A Tudor sedan – as it was a very fine vehicle, but while the following Camaros and Corvettes didn’t come away with the win, they’re certainly nothing to scoff at. Go ahead and scroll down to see for yourself.
Eddie Pettus’ 1963 Chevy Corvette
One of two C2 Corvettes to make the top twelve, this C2 was previously a Select Six winner at Chicago World of Wheels, and it received 1st-in-Class awards in multiple categories. It features an AME independent chassis, a cross-ram EFI, an Infinity box wireless control system, Kicker audio system, and a dash iPad interface.
Phil & Jeremy Gerber’s 1969 Chevy Camaro
Displayed at the Autometer booth, this first-gen Camaro has been fitted with a supercharged, 6.2-liter LT4 V8 which is mated to a Tremac T56 6-speed transmission. The exterior features an extensive amount of custom fabrication, and all of the work was completed by the renowned Roadster Shop.
Scott Roth’s 1966 Chevy Corvette
A C2 Corvette is already something special, but this particular C2 is a SplitRay 2017 Pirelli Great 8 model that’s been cut down the middle and widened by a little over 6-inches. Powered by an LS9 with a custom supercharger system, the build took over 20,000 hours to complete.
Jeremy Miranda’s 1969 Chevy Camaro
Also built by Roadster Shop, this ’69 Camaro features a 440-cubic-inch LSX V8 paired with a TR6060 6-speed manual transmission. Riding on Roadster Shop’s Fast Track chassis, it sports a fully-fabricated front and rear valance, rocker extensions, shaved drip rails, and super sharp ADV1 wheels.
Larry Griffey’s 1954 Chevy Corvette
Larry Griffey is the owner of Hot Rods & Restorations in Knoxville, Tennessee, and has been building hot rods and completing restorations for nearly 40 years. After years of doing work for customers, Griffey and his wife decided to build a car for themselves, which resulted in the creation of this lovely C1 Corvette restomod.