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System 51 Wax and Polish Products – Now Available

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Kaucher Kustoms is proud to announce our partnership with System 51 Wax and Polish products. You can now order System 51 products through our online store.

Since 2001, System 51 has been redefining what consumers can expect from, and achieve with, their surface and car care products. Our research team has pooled sciences from multiple industries to develop a waterborne nanotechnology that has ushered in an unrivaled ease-of-use not typically associated with traditional car care products.

System 51’s nanotechnology allows our products to be the aggressive solution professionals search for, yet be gentle enough to safely protect and/or restore the shine and luster to your project at home. It has also allowed us to consolidate the once monotonous process of achieving an optically-pure finish to just a couple of easy steps. By doing so, System 51 will not only save you time, but also frustration, confusion and money!

4inch Dual Sided Buffing Pads

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6″ Velcro Backing Plate

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6″- Dual Sided Buffing Pads

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6inch Dual Sided Buffing Pads-Orange

$9.25Price:
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7.5″ White 100% 4 Ply Wool Grip Back

$11.70Price:
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7.5″ White Foam Pad with Hex Face

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Buffing Pad Adapter- (Extended Size)

$19.99Price:
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Buffing Pad Adapters (Quick Disconnect)

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Buffing Pad Adapters (Screw On Style)

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System 51 All Metal Polish 2 OZ.

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System 51 All Metal Polish 8 OZ.

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System 51 All Metal Polish Gallon

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System 51 All Metal Polish Quart

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SYSTEM 51 Black Pearl Tire Dressing 1 Gallon

$24.45Price:
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SYSTEM 51 Black Pearl Tire Dressing 15 oz

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SYSTEM 51 Black Pearl Tire Dressing 22 oz

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SYSTEM 51 Black Pearl Tire Dressing 5 Gallon

$109.99Price:
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System 51 Car Care Kit

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System 51 Car Care Kit – Holiday Special $29.99

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System 51 Hand Wash Shampoo 1 Gallon

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System 51 Hand Wash Shampoo 1 Quart

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System 51 Hand Wash Shampoo 5 Gallon

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SYSTEM 51 Micro Fiber Cloth – 2 Pack

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System 51 Motor Cycle Kit

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System 51 Multipurpose Cleaner 1 Gallon

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System 51 Multipurpose Cleaner 1 Quart

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System 51 Multipurpose Cleaner 5 Gallon

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System 51 Perfect Cut Cutting Polish 2 oz Trial Size

$2.15Price:
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System 51 Perfect Cut Cutting Polish 5 Gallon

$367.28Price:
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System 51 Perfect Cut Cutting Polish 8 oz.

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System 51 Perfect Cut Cutting Polish Gallon

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System 51 Perfect Cut Cutting Polish Quart

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System 51 Pro Cut Cutting Polish 1 gallon

$93.35Price:
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System 51 Pro Cut Cutting Polish 1 quart

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System 51 Pro Cut Cutting Polish 2 oz. Trial Size

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System 51 Pro Cut Cutting Polish 8 oz.

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System 51 Pro Kit

$79.99Price:
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System 51 Replenish Refill – 5 Gallon

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System 51 Replenish Wax 15 oz

$5.00Price:
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System 51 Replenish Wax 2 oz Trial Size

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System 51 Replenish Wax 22 oz

$12.25Price:
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System 51 Replenish Wax Refill – 1 Gallon

$34.99Price:
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System 51 Vinyl Rubber Dressing 1 Gallon

$25.89Price:
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System 51 Vinyl Rubber Dressing 1 Quart

$7.65Price:
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System 51 Vinyl Ruber Dressing 5 Gallon

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Tire Dressing Applicator

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TriPak

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’54 Ford

Monday, March 24th, 2014

As a testament to our design abilities, Keith custom designed his 1954 Ford Victoria (known as “Fifty4”) which was featured as a “Dream Car of the Month” in the December 2004 issue of Rod & Custom Magazine. The car was then taken to Starlite Rod & Kustom in Torrance, California, where Jack Fields and his partner Edgar Hernandez along with their skilled crew, transformed Keith’s design from a mere paper dream to an award winning custom car reality.

The “Fifty4” has amassed 17 trophies and awards since it debuted at the Grand National Roadster Show in January 2006. Some of the awards the “Fifty4” has earned are a 1st Place in its class at the Grand National Roadster Show in 2006, a George Barris Best of Show award at George’s show in May 2006, a Best of Show award and a George Barris Best Kustom award at the Blessing of the Cars in July 2006 as well as a Rod & Custom Top 10 award and a Eagle One Excellent Choice award at the Goodguys West Coast Nationals in August 2006.

To top it off, Rod & Custom Magazine ran a six page follow up feature article on the “Fifty4” in the October 2006 issue.

Olympic Drive In 17″x11″ Fine Art Print Now Available

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

We’re happy to announce our newest offering of our 17″ x 11″  fine art prints, the “Olympic Drive In“.

View this and our other fine art prints below.

‘27 T Wash Job 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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33FIA 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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Ala Crate 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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Apple of My Eye 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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Black Nasty 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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Chop Rod 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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Cryptic Crate 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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Fifty 4 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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Olympic Drive In 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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Snake Eyes 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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SOHC Rod 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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Street Race 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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Surfbird 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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Thor 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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1969 Camaro Kammback Wagon

Monday, April 15th, 2013

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New Product – ’62 Tbird 1/25th Scale Resin Kit

Monday, January 21st, 2013

’62 Tbird 1/25th Scale Resin Customizing Kits

This is the first offering of this detailed custom resin  body and all components to build a '62 Fastback from AMT's 1/25ths scale; '62 T-Bird kit.

The design is loosely based off the Italia Concept Car that Ford stylists did in 1963.

This 12 piece customizing kit features a custom hood and a slick looking new fastback roof line.

Designed by Custom car and Hot Rod designer Keith Kaucher. All kits come with Kaucher's model box artwork.

Note that the wheels are for display only and do not come with the kit, the kit is as it is pictured in photo 1.

$60.00Price:

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New Product – KKM ’68 Camaro Fastback 1/25th Scale Resin Kit

Monday, June 11th, 2012

We have just added a new item, the  ’68 Camaro Fastback,  to our growing collection of Resin Kits.

KKM 68 Camaro Fastback 1/25th Scale Resin Customizing Kit

High quality  thin wall casting, cast by Ron Andrews of Resin Motors Replicas very well detailed  Kaucher Kustoms designed custom Camaro  Fastback conversion works with any of AMT's  1/25th  '68 Camaro kits. this 10 piece kit comes with body, interior , SS/RS  hood, dash, rear valance, Corvette style exhaust tips and glass to complete your fastback  conversion.
The box as original model box artwork, done by keith Kaucher of Kaucher Kustoms.  Note the wheels are for display purposes and are not included in the kit.

$60.00Price:

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Mustangs Illustrated: Interview With Automotive Designer Keith Kaucher

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Mustangs Illustrated ran an interview with Keith Kaucher for one of their recent articles.

View the article on Mustangs Illustrated here, or read it below.

“Art isn’t always what you see, it is what you know.” My high school art teacher, Mrs. Olsen, would feed us that line when we were following a picture too closely and were losing the composition because of the details. For instance, it may appear that a shadow is darker, but if you make it that dark, you might lose the balance in the overall illustration.

Great artists don’t need to be taught such things, they just know. If it doesn’t feel right, it isn’t finished. Sometimes an illustration is never really finished, at least in the mind of the artist. But when a client is paying for a piece of art, it better darn well get to the point of “finished”. There is a fine line between production and creation. And Keith Kaucher knows that line.

Keith Kaucher is a technically accurate Designer. With a background in industrial design, for Keith, there are certain things that are important to completing an illustration. It has to be right. The proportions, the angles, the shadows, the forms. It is one thing to design a car that looks awesome. It is quite another to create a car that will fit actual human beings within its proportions, or moreover can even be built as it’s draw on paper.

Keith graciously agreed to an interview with Mustang Evolution, to get some insight into the Designer, the Artist, the Inventor, the Innovator, and also a true Mustang enthusiast. Keith used to drive around in a 1966 Mustang Shelby GT-H tribute car. A real nasty beast – Black Nasty, by name.

Pull up a chair and enjoy the ride as we get to know Keith Kaucher a little better.

ME (Mustang Evolution): So where are you located?

Keith: Keith Kaucher of Kaucher Kustoms, is located in down town Santa Monica. The address is 1238 7th St. Santa Monica, CA 90401

ME: Website address and links?

Keith: www.kaucherkustoms.com

ME: How long have you been illustrating cars / Mustangs?

Keith: Professionally, since 1994. But I’ve been drawing cars since I was five years old. When I turned 13, I decided that art was what I wanted to do for a living. So I started by drawing my model cars that I was building first. Then trying to build them as accurately as I could to my drawings. I think this is why I’m so obsessed with proper proportions when I draw, and keeping things in scale.

ME: Do you specialize in any specific range of years for Mustangs?

Keith: First generation, mostly. But I do late model stuff. I’ve designed body kits in the past for Ground Design 2000, and a SEMA proposal for the late Joe Gozinski of Chicane Motorsports. And long before that, for MPH Mustangs.

ME: Do you work specifically on paper? Metal (painting on cars)? Digital?

Keith: I do both digital and on paper. I have been drawing in marker for years. But in 2005, I started transitioning into digital using Photoshop as my main tool to draw with, and now I’m learning Adobe Illustrator.

ME: What sets your artwork apart from others’?

Keith: Well, I’m more of a designer then an artist. There are automotive artist out there that kick my ass when it comes to drawing, but I am a custom car designer. I think that I have some innovative ideas when it comes to restyling a car. The other is that I live and die by getting proper proportions. I also test my designs out in scale using scale model cars if I don’t have access to the actual car. As long as the scale is the same between the model and the parts I’m testing, it will be very close. I do this so I’m not selling my clients a false idea of what the car will look like.

I am also an industrial designer by trade. So when I design, I’m thinking about how all of this is going to go together. I am not just drawing something that will be impossible to build. I don’t want the builder or, most of all, the client mad at me because none of it scales out. I’ve been told by several of the builders I work with that my drawings scale out within 1/8 of an inch. I can also provide scale elevations on a grid to get true measurements when needed.

I also test my designs on scale models when there’s questions – to double check my concepts before they go to the builder. And if needed, I can provide scale elevations on a grid to get true measurements.

ME: What methods/media do you use to create your illustrations?

Keith: Well, these days, it is Photoshop and high quality photo paper. My prints are 12” x 18”. It used to be markers and mixed media on 70# bond marker paper.

ME: What kind of turnaround time can you usually produce something in?

Keith: One to four weeks on average. I’m usually waiting for approvals from my clients

ME: What or who inspires you and your art?

Keith: I’ve always considered Steve Standford my mentor. His artwork is beyond reproach. Before I met him in person, I used to clip out his artwork from magazines and clip it up on a board in front of my drawing table while I was rendering a similar car to see how he shaded his cars. Later, we met and he shared so much information with me that my art got better after just that one meeting.

ME: How big would you like your name to be in the art community?

Keith: I’d like to be in the top three someday. I have no idea where I am now. I just keep pushing to get there.

ME: Do you have your work available as prints? T-Shirts?

Keith: Yes, just go to the store on my website – www.kaucherkustoms.com – I have prints and T- shirts.

I have a new t-shirt but my old silk screener quit the business and I need a new guy to do these for me and I’ve honestly been too busy to follow up with it.

ME: Too busy is usually a good thing, right? What wins / trophies / accolades / celebrity clients / high profile users / magazine articles have your artwork garnered?

Keith:

  • I used to design wheels for Superior Industries – the number one first tier alloy wheel supplier to Ford.
  • I designed the 1998 Mustang GT wheel which later inspired the birth of the Bullitt Mustang as a production car.
  • I went on as an independent wheel designer in 1999 and created the Edelbrock wheel line with Ultra Wheel.
  • I designed a 1954 Ford Victoria that hit the show circuit in 2006. It was in 19 shows and collected 17 first place, best of show, and trophies from Grand National Roadster Show, Blackies Autorama, and several Good Guys Shows, including a Road & Custom top ten pick for that year.
  • I also was asked by the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association in 2009 to design their Grand Prize Give Away car for 2010. The car was a ’70 Mustang that I based the design off a little known factory concept car called the Quarter Horse. I named the car aptly the “Boss Snake”. It was powered by a Jon Kasse Boss 529 that made 770 HP with a single 4BBL.
  • I also designed the interior for James Hetfield of Metallica’s ’56 Ford pick-up built by Blue Collar Customs in Sacramento, California.
  • I’ve also been featured in around 55 magazines – providing artwork and the accompanying articles from Hot Rod, Rod & Custom, Mustangs & Fords and, don’t kill me but, for Camaro Performers among many others.
  • Barry Meguire of Car Crazy interviewed me at SEMA 2008 (and that was on the Car Crazy Webcast) about my Korona Airstacks that I designed and brought to the aftermarket for Hot Rods and Customs. They were manufactured and distributed by K&N Engineering.
  • In 2010, I designed the ’67 Cougar named the “ V8 Interceptor” that Stacey David is building on the Gearz TV show that airs on Speed Channel.
  • And last year, I designed the interior for a ’41 Willys that CW Hot Rod’s and Restorations of Huntington Beach built on Chop, Cut and Rebuild, and Bill Dunn of Overhaulin’ fame stitched. So I had segments on both of those TV shows.
  • And lastly, I built a ’66 Shelby GT350H replica known as Black Nasty that was featured in two magazines, Mustangs Plus catalog, and was a SEMA feature car two years in a row. It has seven trophies to her name. But, unfortunately, with this economy I had to sell her in 2009 after 17 years of ownership.

ME: What future projects do you have planned or ongoing that you can share with us?

Keith: Personally I’ve just finished the design, and I am now in the process of building Black Nasty II – a ’67 Pro Touring Mustang Fastback. Let’s just say, for now, that she’s going to be Blacker and Nastier.

Professionally I’m bringing out a line of 1/25th scale Resin car models based off my most popular designs under the brand name KMT. I’m designing steering wheels for Grants Products. I’m working on a custom direct replacement dash gauges and panels for ’67-’68 Mustangs, some custom direct replacement taillights for ’05-’09 Mustangs, and there is a deal cooking on a Kaucher Kustoms Signature line of Hot Rod and Muscle Car wheels.

ME: Is there any artists that you would like to work with?

Keith: I would say (car designer), longtime friend, and fellow Santa Monica High School Graduate, Raffi Minasian. Growing up in the same town, he and I have history and a lot of ideas with common ground that I know we could design an awesome car putting our ideas together. Plus we’re both Mustang enthusiasts. In fact, he owned a very sharp ’70 Boss 302 when I first met him 20 years ago.

ME: Contact information? E-mail addresses? Phone numbers? Whatever you feel comfortable sharing in the article.

Keith: My direct email is kmkaucher@gmail.com, the office number is (310) 656-9993

Thank you so very much, Keith, for taking the time to share your story and your art with Mustang Evolution. You have so far had a wonderful run of successes and very impressive accomplishments.

Now dear readers, please take some time and view Keith’s illustrations and projects in our gallery. If you have a project car, like the V8 Interceptor for Stacey David from Gearz, or James Hetfield’s ’56 Ford Pickup. Putting it all down accurately on paper first not only gets a great sense of the finished product., but it is a great tool for your builder to help eliminate costly rework, and is useful in acquiring sponsorship from product manufactures for your build.

A rendered design will be a great motivation to complete the project. If you’re building a professional show car, you’ll need it for your build book for the judges. Not to mention, just having the rendering makes a great memory to hang in your man-cave, at the very least.

Good Guys 2013 Grand Prize Give Away Truck Contest

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Hello everyone it’s that time of the year again Good Guys is having another design contest fro the 2013 grand prize Give Away Truck. It’s based off a ’67-’72 Chevy C10 1/2 ton pick-up the design winner’s truck will get built and be given away to the lucky key holder in 2013.

Anyway this is my entry, Vote for mine only if you really like it better then the others. there’s some really nicely done truck designs this year. To vote just go to:
http://goodguysgazette.com/contest

Regards,
Keith Kaucher Chief Designer

Kaucher Kustoms 1/25 Scale Resin Kits

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

High quality casting cast by Ron Andrews of Resin Motors Replicas very well detailed Kaucher Kustoms designed custom Camaro Sport wagon conversion works with any of  Revell’s  1/25th  ’69 Camaro kits. this 11 piece kit comes with body, interior chassis with rear tire clearance, cowl hood, dash, interior door panels, valance, and glass to complete your Sport Wagon conversion.

The box as original model box artwork, done by keith Kaucher of Kaucher Kustoms.

Purchase them now in our store, and check out the exciting new resign customizing kits available soon from KKM Resin Kits. See the box art below for upcoming designs.

’62 Tbird 1/25th Scale Resin Customizing Kits

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KKM ’69 Camaro Sport Wagon 1/25th Scale Resin Customizing Kits

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KKM 68 Camaro Fastback 1/25th Scale Resin Customizing Kit

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User Reviews:

Just wanted  let you know that the Camaro wagon arrived safe and sound on Friday. When I opened it my jaw hit the floor. It’s one beaut body. I will send photos of it once it’s done. One thing I have found is the most of Revells 69 Camaro Z/28 Rs kit (85-7457) fits the body, chassis, dash door panels, with the rest of the other parts look like they with all fit too.
 Alan M. Australia 

I have been building since 1957,and must say these are two of the best resin kits I  have ever purchased. Is it possible for you to send me an e-mail when you have other kits ready?
Cary M.  Wichita, KS

Keith,
WOW!!!!!!! man the 2 Camaro Sport Wagons are just fabulous. I have seen a lot of resin castings and your product is right at the top of the page. Can’t wait to get started on them.
Dave P.  Ottawa, KS

Rampage

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Keith Kaucher’s “Rampage” Concept Car an open wheel mid engined Sport Rod. Keith envisions this car powered by a GM 572 Ramjet backed by a C6 Corvette trans-axle. This car has a targeted weight of 1900 lbs, with 700 plus horsepower from the venerable Chevy big block would make for a serious trill ride to say the least. This is one of those concepts that you can imagine all the head turns you would get cruising down the boulevard with the throaty rumble bellowing from the exhaust, without a doubt a concept that needs to be built.