Moe’s Chevelle Wins Best Chevrolet G-Machine and Makes the Top Ten at the SEMA Ignited Battle of the Builder’s
Mooresville, NC – http://goo.gl/qbDzFe As it is every year, the SEMA Show’s sheer size and influence on the entire universe of aftermarket automotive products delivered in a big way. With the SEMA show running through Friday followed by the SEMA Ignited after show and of course the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational, it was a full week of non-stop action at every turn. See all the photos here http://www.detroitspeed.com/SpeedNews/SEMA-OUSCI-2015-recap/SEMA-2015-recap-pg-2.html
The SEMA show started Tuesday morning with hundreds of companies bringing in some of the best aftermarket builds in the country to show off their parts and hard work. Anything you could imagine is at the SEMA show, from Hot Rods to the latest in modern performance, there was no shortage of things to see. The Detroit Speed booth was packed day in and day out.
The Detroit Speed crew had Moe’s 1969 Charger at the HRIA booth and also had Moe’s 1970 Chevelle on hand at SEMA central and immediately received lots of attention. The team from BCIITV were on hand Tuesday with the Chevelle shooting footage for Competition Ready, the new TV show from Velocity that will air early in 2016. The team followed the Chevelle around all week capturing footage of the run to the Top Ten of the Battle of the Builders, being named a finalist for the Mother’s shine award as well as capturing a GM Best G-Machine award. Unfortunately the Chevelle didn’t make the top 3 but we were all still very proud of the accomplishments and recognition it garnered throughout the week. Detroit Speed also had the CDV (Cool Delivery Vehicle) that was located at the Mother’s Polish booth, came in handy, and received a nice plaque from General Motors. Congratulations to Bobby Alloway for winning the competition. Now Moe’s Chevelle wasn’t the only Detroit Speed built car making some waves, Moe’s 1969 Charger was invited to participate in the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational following the SEMA show at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Along with the Charger and the Chevelle, Detroit Speed were well respresented with Detroit Speed “Equipped” cars on the show floor and at OUSCI. We would also like to take a moment to congratulate Tim and Cici Spencer. Tim’s Detroit Speed “Equipped” 1969 Mustang won the Mother’s Shine award. Tim’s Mustang spent some time at DSE early in its life.
With the inclusion of the Charger, Detroit Speed now had three cars in the competition to be named the Ultimate Street Car for 2015. Kyle Tucker drove his trusty Detroit Speed 1970 Camaro while Ryan Mathews drove the Detroit Speed 2012 White Monster Camaro. Test Car foreman, Matt Butts, who was out to oversee the 1970 and 2012 ended up becoming the driver of the Charger and performed rather well driving the newly completed monster of a Charger. Before the competition started Kyle was awarded with his GTV class championship trophy and his overall class champion trophy. The competition was stiff as classes were wiped out for this competition and everyone competed in one big field. Danny Popp came away with the victory for the 2nd time in a row.
Ryan will now turn his focus to the Goodguys Scottsdale Autocross Finals taking place November 20th – 22nd. Kyle already captured the 2015 Goodguys Pro Class points championship and sets his sights on the autocross finals. Unfortunately with the Baja 1000 calling his name, Kyle will not be able to compete in the Scottsdale finals.
SEMA 2015 Highlights
• Moe’s Chevelle was named a Top Ten Finalist in SEMA Ignited’s Battle of the Builders
• Moe’s Chevelle also captured the Chevrolet “Best G-Machine” award at the Chevrolet Design Award Breakfast
• Moe’s Charger was invited to the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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