Ringbrothers 1969 Camaro Valkyrja Wins SEMA Battle of the Builders

TREMEC Ringbrothers Valkyrja Camaro 1
Photos provided by Ringbrothers

How high can the bar be raised when it comes to building a custom car? One would think at some point a limit would be reached. But not when the builders are Ringbrothers. Their most recent project car has raised the bar again: the 1969 Chevy Camaro called Valkyrja (ancient Norse spelling of Valkyrie), unveiled at the 2019 SEMA Show. It brought home the SEMA 2019 Battle of the Builders award in a field of stunningly crafted automotive creations. It’s no surprise that a frequent star attraction in many Ringbrothers builds is a TREMEC transmission.

“We try to top ourselves every year, and this build was no different,” said Mike Ring, co-owner of Ringbrothers, with his brother, Jim. “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.”

This Camaro was a chance for Ringbrothers to push their design skills and construction capabilities. CAD design, 3D scanning, 3D printing, CNC machining and composite materials were all employed to take the car from concept drawing to reality.

“We chose a TREMEC Magnum 6-Speed transmission for Valkyrja because we knew we could trust it to work reliably, even with the amount of power this car is putting down. We’ve trusted them in past builds and will continue using these transmissions in the future.”

The owner of Valkyrja is destined to show-up Europe’s finest once it lands in its new home of Belgium.

This is yet another award-winning masterpiece for Ringbrothers – and another TREMEC-equipped work of automotive art.

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The 1969 Camaro body was widened for a more aggressive look and to make the car more stable in extreme handling. A healthy amount of carbon fiber keeps it a relative featherweight. That lighter weight combined with almost 900 horsepower equate to a stunning power-to-weight ratio that promises blistering performance.
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The rear shows many of the details typical with a Ringbrothers build. The 1969 Camaro’s classic lines were retained, but also has race-inspired body changes, such as the sculpted roof center, rear valance air channels and integrated exhaust.
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Behind the Camaro’s supercharged Wegner Motorsports–built 416ci LS3 is a TREMEC Magnum 6-speed from Bowler Performance Transmissions. The Magnum 6-speed completes this Camaro’s performance package, which includes Detroit Speed suspension, Baer brakes and a completely refined chassis and powertrain.

Valkyrja 1969 Chevy Camaro Specifications and Details

Drivetrain

Engine: 890hp 416 LS3, Wegner Motorsports

Forced Induction: 2.9-liter supercharger, Whipple

Engine Extras: Dominator fuel management, Holley

Transmission: TREMEC Magnum 6-speed, Bowler Performance Transmissions

Driveshaft: Carbon fiber, QA1

Suspension

Front Suspension: Hydro-formed subframe, Detroit Speed

Rear Suspension: 4-link, Detroit Speed

Shocks: MOD Series, QA1

Front Sway Bars: Detroit Speed

Rear End: 9-inch with 3:55 gear ratio, John’s Industries

Exhaust

Exhaust: Flowmaster 44 Stainless Steel

Headers: Flowmaster

Header Customization: Ringbrothers

Wheels and Tires

Wheels: Custom, HRE Performance Wheels

Front: 19 x 11

Rear: 20 x 12.5

Tires: Pilot Sport 4S, Michelin

Front: 295R35-19

Rear : 345R30-20

Brakes

Front and Rear: 6S 6-Piston, Baer

Exterior

Paint: BASF Glasurit Waterborne

Paint Color: TOTOPKG Green

Interior

Interior: Custom upholstery, Upholstery Unlimited

Gauges: Dakota Digital

A/C System: Gen IV Magnum Evaporator Kit, Vintage Air

Sound System: Kicker

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