Ringbrothers win the 2019 Battle of the Bulders Competition with a custom built 1969 Chevrolet Camaro known as “VALKYRJA” at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
The name “VALKYRJA” was chosen by the car’s Belgian owner, it is derived from the Old Norse spelling of Valkyrie, which refers to mythological female figures who select which soldiers live and which die in battle. The soldiers chosen by the Valkyrie were said to have been taken to Valhalla in the afterlife.
“VALKYRJA” was developed using the latest technology and assembled with modern materials. A combination of 3D-printed and CNC-machined parts decorate the exterior, starting with the custom triple-vented carbon fiber hood. The channeled roof is laid up in carbon fiber from the A-pillar to the C-pillar and down to the decklid. The whole package has been covered in BASF Glasurit 90 Line paint called TOTOPKG Green.
Wegner Motorsports built the 416-cubic-inch LS3 V8 complete with a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger. Considering the four-figure builds Wegner is commonly known for, the “VALKYRJA” pulls a conservative 890 horsepower.
The transmission is a Bowler six-speed Tremec gearbox that has been reworked to support the horsepower. The chassis and suspension are by Detroit Speed Engineering, and a John’s Industries 9-inch rear end puts the power to the ground. Exhaust is handled by a pair of Flowmaster stainless steel Super 44 mufflers and a set of big Baer brakes on drilled and slotted rotors can be seen behind HRE wheels.
“We try and top ourselves every year, and this build was no different, this build was unlike anything we had attempted before, both in design and execution. The result is a car with a classic look but entirely modern underpinnings, materials and technology. It’s the perfect mix of style and performance.”Mike Ring – co-owner of Ringbrothers
Many of the parts featured on this custom build are available for sale on the Ringbrothers website. Universal door handles, window cranks and the shift knob are available immediately. Other parts are still under development.