RK Motors Charlotte, one of the nation's premier restorers, re-sellers and builders of classic, muscle and high-performance cars, will sponsor the 2011 Super Chevy tour, including Super Chevy Palm Beach and Super Chevy Rockingham. Both events are part of the RK Motors Charlotte car show tour scheduled throughout the year and will feature the RK Motors Charlotte's 1969 Chevrolet Camaro "RK1" convertible at select stops.
"We're thrilled to be a part of the exciting festivities that will take place during the Super Chevy events," said Joseph Carroll, RK Motors Charlotte president and CEO. "The Super Chevy Shows feature some of the best Detroit iron from across the country with everything from drag racing to swap meets. We'll be right in the heart of the action with an incredible machine."
The RK Motors Design/Build division built "RK1" starting with the original body. Its Sunset Orange exterior is a hybrid of GM's Sunset Orange with liberal use of pearl and metallics. The door handles have electric switches for the actuators to open them with a touch.
Under the hood, the all-aluminum 582 cid big block generates up to 772 horsepower and 775 pounds of torque. The car has a Tremec TKO600 five-speed manual transmission to deliver the power to the rear. Colorado custom billet wheels with Michelin Pilot Z-rated tires put the metal to pavement, while NASCAR-spec Wilwood discs at all four corners with six-piston calipers up front and four-piston units in the rear stop the Chevy.
"This is one of our more creative projects," noted Carroll. "We have hundreds of photos of the build itself, including manuals and receipts from the parts that went into it. We really pushed the envelope with this Camaro."
"The interior is just as spectacular as the rest of the car and was 100 percent custom fabricated by our Design/Build division," added Carroll. "The RK Motors Charlotte team has years of experience, making this one of the most well-engineered cars available today."
The Camaro is scheduled to attend the following Super Chevy events:
|April 8-10, 2011||Super Chevy Palm Beach||Jupiter, Fla.|
|Oct. 21-23, 2011||Super Chevy Rockingham||Rockingham, N.C.|
"The Super Chevy Show series is very pleased to add RK Motors Charlotte as a new sponsor to the national tour in 2011, especially with their on-site presence at two of our East Coast shows," said Lex Dudas, President of SCSW, LLC., parent company to the Super Chevy Show series. "They have really hit on a great opportunity to reach thousands of collector car enthusiasts through the Super Chevy Show series, promoting their ability to buy, sell, restore or build cars for fans and participants at our events."
For more information about the tour or pricing of the Camaro, log on to www.RKMotorsCharlotte.com.
About RK Motors Charlotte RK Motors Charlotte is the nation's premier restorer, re-seller and provider of classic, muscle and high-performance cars. The company was created in 2010 when Robert Kauffman, founder of RK Collection and co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing, and Joseph M. Carroll, founder of Best of Show Automotive, leveraged their success and experience to create RK Motors Charlotte. Based in Charlotte, N.C., the company has a showroom at 5527 Lakeview Road and a custom build facility located at 5523 Lakeview Road. RK Motors Restoration is located in Mentor, Ohio. Additional information on selling, consigning or restoring a collector car is available at www.RKMotorsCharlotte.com. The media can contact Scott Black, TimePiece PR & Marketing, for more data at (214) 520-3430 ext. 303 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Super Chevy Show Pricing
For participant pricing for the Super Chevy Show, visit www.racepbir.com for detailed information.
Friday: Adults are $10, youth 6-12 are $5, children five and under are free
Saturday: Adults are $20, youth 6-12 are $5, children five and under are free
Sunday: Adults are $15, youth 6-12 are $5, children five and under are free
Three-day ticket: Adults are $35, youth 6-12 are $15, children five and under are free
Visit www.racepbir.com, purchase tickets in advance and save $5 on adult admission prices.
About Super Chevy Show Series
Super Chevy Show presented by GM Performance Division is a 12-event North American series that showcases the best in car shows, drag racing, swap meets, car corrals, autocross and more. The 2011 season kicks off in April at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Fl., and closes in October at Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix. Official Series Sponsors include GM Performance Division, Duracell automotive batteries, Original Parts Group, and Spectre Performance. Widely considered the best brand-specific event in the country, Super Chevy Show series information can be found at www.superchevyshow.com
About Palm Beach International Raceway
Palm Beach International Raceway is a state-of-the-art venue and one of the most popular raceways in the country for racers and spectators alike. As a leader in its operating form and function, PBIR seeks to provide its drivers with a higher level of challenge, excellence and opportunity. PBIR boasts three completely refurbished, exceptionally designed tracks, including a high-performance road course, an all-concrete drag strip and a 7/10's mile karting track and new karting center. The technologically superior two-mile road course features some of the fastest and most challenging corners and straight-aways offered by any track in North America. PBIR is sanctioned by the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and is pending certification by the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the governing body for many major racing events. For more information on PBIR, please visit the venue's website at www.RacePBIR.com.