Dreamed of owning one of the Ringbrothers classic car creations but know you can’t afford it? Well, here’s your opportunity: The famed car-customizing brothers from Wisconsin have done a one-off 1970 Chevrolet Blazer that is the prize for a charity sweepstakes supporting a veteran-owned disaster response service.
Team Rubicon was formed in 2010 when Marines Jake Wood and William McNulty recruited other volunteers under the Team Rubicon banner to do relief work after an earthquake in Haiti.
“We began building Blazers a few years back, and they’ve really taken off in popularity since then,” said Ringbrothers co-owner Jim Ring. “This is the first time we are building a vehicle that will be given away. The finished product is mild and classy, yet any enthusiast will instantly know it’s not stock.”
The brothers have updated the 1970 Chevrolet K5 Blazer inside and out. It has a new LS3 V8 engine producing 430 horsepower. The original hardtop has been replaced by a bikini-style soft top and custom roll bar. Other modifications include a new hood, enlarged wheel wells and various custom billet Ringbrothers parts. The exterior color is BASF “Growler Green,” and the interior was custom done by Upholstery Unlimited.
“We have completed a few Blazers now and each build is unique and different from the last,” said Mike Ring. “This Blazer comes with all the modifications and upgrades an enthusiast could want.”