LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- It's officially summer time, which means lots of classic car shows, parades, and rubber peeling along the streets. A Chicagoland speed shop specializes in high performance vehicle builds for race teams, auto cross, street racers, hot rods, SCCA and Ultimate Street Car Association drivers; however, they also build some of the highest quality, restomods in the nation.
Based in Lincolnshire, IL, Blackdog Speed Shop is one of the premier firms building restomods.
What's a restomod? The term is a combination of the words restoration (the art of classic car reinvigoration) and modern (the science of modern technology). Restomods are classic cars that are reworked to include systems like four-wheel power disc brakes, rack-n-pinion steering, new suspensions and chassis, and all new electrical systems. Most restomods include creature comforts like a/c, power windows, blue tooth navigation and stereos, and of course brand new engines and drive trains. The key focus points are safety, high performance, and handling.
For Blackdog Speed Shop, they've been building restomods for years, including award-winning trucks displayed at World Of Wheels, Black Velvet, a 1955 Chevy Bel Air exhibited at the 2016 annual SEMA show in Las Vegas to a Ford Mustang Shelby clone that has been featured in multiple car magazine articles.
Most of the builds are done for customers who have a favorite car that is difficult to handle, tough to find parts for, or would be their preferred, premier daily driver with plenty of roar and rumble with the proper upgrades.
"Depending upon what the customer wants, we can customize the vehicle from frame to roof, drive train to engine, exterior to interior," says Eric Wolf, Program Manager for Projects. The restomod market is hot and a growing segment of Blackdog's business. "Yes, there are restomods that cost $1 million or more, but our focus is on building restomods for people who want to drive and enjoy them regularly," says Blackdog Speed Shop's Manager, Chuck Miller.
Blackdog uses only the best components and is a dealer for some of the most renowned performance parts manufacturers; they even have fabrication and custom manufacturing capabilities in house. For Blackdog the key is to understand the vision and emotion the vehicle provides for the customer and bringing that into a modern form that provides performance, pleasure, and passion. Find out more at www.blackdogspeedshop.com
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