- C&R Racing, Inc. - Radiator
- Centerforce Clutches - Clutch
- Detroit Speed, Inc. - Mini-Tubs and subframe connectors
- Forgeline Motorsports - Wheels
- RideTech - Track 1 suspension
- Vintage Air - HVAC
- Smitty’s Custom Automotive - Full Build
Our latest project car, called the RideTech Track 1 Camaro, is underway at Smitty’s Custom Automotive in Tiffin, OH. The new car, a 1970 RS “Split Bumper” Camaro, will replace the 48 Hour Corvette which is scheduled to sell to the highest bidder at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. At first glance, our new project car may look a little rough, but it’s actually in decent shape with rust-free floors and cowl. There is no crash damage or other major issues. The car does have some pinholes in the trunk floor as well as numerous dings and dents in the bodywork. Overall, however, this California car is an excellent starting point.
Like the “48 Hour” first-gen Camaro, the new second-gen car will maintain a stock subframe, cowl and floorboards. RideTech’s Track 1 parts accomplish exceptional performance from the original f-body subframe and platform. Refinements developed on the current RideTech Motorsports cars are being applied to the new car. For RideTech – as with all good high performance companies – there is a never-ending loop of Research and Development borne of racing and ingenuity.
In addition to building the new Track 1 second-gen Camaro, Chris “Smitty” Smith will drive the new car in competition throughout the 2018/2019 seasons. Details and specifications will be revealed in future installments of this build series. For now, we can tell you two things: The RideTech Track 1 Camaro will be powered by a custom-built Scoggin-Dickey LS7, and Carbon Fiber body parts from Carbon Kustoms will save weight and improve weight distribution.