When we bestow Steve Tornari's 1967 Nova with the title of "The Bluto Blutarsky of SEMA 2014," know that it's pretty much our highest honor. If you recall, Bluto was Animal House's grizzled veteran-he'd been around forever, gotten wrecked many times and, despite his geographic challenges, was a diamond in the rough.
We stumbled upon this sweet 2015 Challenger SEMA project in the Amsoil booth and had to know more. Its story started when Chrysler put the word out that it was going to donate this car to a talented build team. So Vintage Race Rentals (VRR) and Pfaff Designs created the winning design, won the job and took delivery of the second 2015 Challenger off the assembly line in September. And that left VRR and Pfaff less than two months to finish it before the 2014 SEMA show.
Vaughn Gittin Jr. is working feverishly on three SEMA projects including this on- and off-road Ford F-150, to be revealed at the upcoming 2014 show.
Ringbrothers-also known as Wisconsin-area brothers Mike and Jim Ring-are preparing a mean 1966 Chevelle for the 2014 SEMA show.
So if I just told you that someone screwed a wing and other body mods onto a Mercedes hatchback-the fugly steeds of Connecticut Stepford wives-you'd probably groan. But two things: one, this isn’t some bloated, American-market Mercedes wagon-it's an A 45 AMG. And two, it's not some slapdash body kit-it's one of Japan-based Varis' own project cars.