Las Vegas, NV – Mike and Jim Ring, renowned designers and builders of cutting edge Muscle Cars and Street Machines were dual recipients of the Goodguys 2011 Trendsetter Award. The award is presented annually to rising talents in the realm of rod & custom car building. They received the award in front of their peers at the Hot Rod Industry Alliance Industry Reception held during this week’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
With an affinity for 1960s era Muscle Cars featuring cutting edge design, extreme performance and precision, the Ring Brothers have become a household name in the automotive aftermarket industry. Working from their Spring Green, Wisconsin shop, they’ve turned out a decade-long stream of trend-setting machines.
Projects like the “Reactor” ’67 Mustang and “Razor” ’69 Camaro have brought the Ring Brothers international acclaim and top awards including the Goodguys Street Machine of the Year two consecutive years, Mother’s Shine and Ford Design awards. They received the “Golden Builder” award at the Hot Rod & Restoration industry show in Indianapolis as well as being named Car Craft Magazine’s Pro Builder of the Year award.
They grew up two of seven kids in and small Wisconsin home and have stayed in the Badger state their entire adult lives. They got their start rebuilding custom cars as kids using discarded lawn mower engines they found near their father’s service station. And they’ve been designing and fabricating ever since.
Their Spring Green, Wisconsin shop is a hub of activity. In addition to building their signature Muscle Cars and Street Machines they’ve also gained recognition as parts manufacturer’s offering a full line of billet aluminum accessories for Ford, Chevrolet, Pontiac and Mopar vehicles. Their trailer can be found on the Midway at most industry events offering customers a closer look at their cutting edge designs.
Past recipients of the Goodguys Trendsetter Award include; Chip Foose, Troy Trepanier, Alan Johnson, Eric Peratt, Tim Strange, Dave Lane, Zane Cullen, Dean Livermore, Jesse Greening, Troy Ladd, J.F. Launier and Phil and Jeremy Gerber.