Brighton, Mich. – Lingenfelter Performance Engineering is excited to announce the debut of our official over-the-road show truck. The show truck is specifically designed to haul vehicles in the upper half, while having self-contained storage, a point of sale, workstation, and private business office in the lower half! The Lingenfelter Show Truck will be on display at multiple events throughout the season, with its first official unveiling at Holley LS Fest West May 6th – 8th at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
“The 53’ rig was built to professionally display Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and partner brands while allowing high-quality onsite display and point of sale”., said Mark Rapson COO/VP Operations at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering.
We want to thank our strategic partner Continental Tire, the official tire of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, for partnering with us and playing an instrumental role in helping develop and execute the show truck.
We also want to recognize and thank Reliable Carriers for working with us to customize the tractor and trailer to our specifications and show needs!
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering would like to extend a special thank you to Dave Ross, Chief Designer and Owner of Busta Designs for creating Lingenfelter’s Show Truck Graphics! We have been fortunate to work with Dave for a number of years. Dave has created many unique and exciting designs for Lingenfelter Show vehicles that have appeared at SEMA and other high profile shows! Our partnership with Dave and Busta Design is certain to continue, as we have many new and exciting projects in the works! If you are looking for professional, specialized and exceptional graphic designs, please contact Dave Ross by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be on the lookout for this rig, as it surely can’t be missed! If spotted, be sure to tag us by using #Lingenfelter. Stay tuned for more exciting news and updates from Lingenfelter Performance Engineering.
Lingenfelter Show Truck Schedule 2018
Holley LS Fest West – Las Vegas Motor Speedway NV – 5/4/-5/6
Corvette Homecoming 5/31 – 6/1 / OPTIMA – Bowling Green KY 6/2 -6/3
Hot Rod Power Tour -6/9 – 6/15
Bloomington Gold – Indianapolis Motor Speedway 6/21 – 6/23
21st Goodguys PPG Nationals – Ohio Expo Center 7/6 -7/8
17th Annual Lingenfelter Blue Suede Cruise – Summit Motorsports Park OH – 7/13 – 7/15
41st Annual Kelly Services Night Under Fire – Summit Motorsports Park OH – 8/11
Holley LS Fest East – Bowling Green KY 9/7 – 9/9
Woodward Dream Cruise – Detroit MI – 8/18
Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car – Road America, Elkhart Lake WI 10/6 – 10/7
OPTIMA – Las Vegas Motor Speedway NV – 11/3 – 11/4
We like to drive our cars hard. Everyone makes that claim, but RideTech lives it. Lap after lap and from one weekend to the next, we pound our cars mercilessly. That means we need more than just a powerful engine. We need reliable power. Lingenfelter Performance Engineering thoroughly understands that concept. For the new 48 Hour Camaro, a 1971 model, Lingenfelter is providing a custom built 6.2L LS3 with CNC ported aluminum heads and their impressive GT11 hydraulic roller camshaft. The engine makes 579 HP @6400 RPM and 487 Ft-Lbs of torque at 5500 rpm. With more than 400 Ft-Lbs of torque available as early as 2700 rpm, the new 48 Hour Camaro will pull away from corners like a freight train. Likewise, it will idle smoothly with the AC at full blast. In other words, Lingenfelter is supplying the perfect powerplant for this 48 Hour Camaro.
In working with Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, we made a few requests. We really love LS architecture, but prefer the look of old-school small blocks. LPE obliged by installing a racy-looking Holley single plane intake manifold along with Holley’s MPFI throttle body. A set of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering billet valve covers complete the classic vibe by fully concealing the coil packs. Though we could have relocated the coils, LPE’s solution is far more elegant and convenient. We also had LPE install a Holley polished aluminum oil pan. The design will make it easier for us to install the engine during the 48 Hour thrash.
The pictures below show OE style pulleys and accessories along with a set of dyno headers. As the car comes together, we will install a Vintage Air LSX Series Frontrunner system along with Vintage Air AC, of course. Frontrunners provide stable belt alignment and tension from idle all the way up to redline rpm and beyond. Hooker will supply the headers with an emphasis on maximum ground clearance. We fully intend to drive this car in a wide variety of environments.
While it is entirely possible to build an engine with more horsepower, we place high emphasis on how the 48 Hour Camaro will be driven. It is not unreasonable for RideTech to make 20 autocross laps per day for two days, then drive three states away and repeat the process. Given these objectives, our Lingenfelter Performance Engineering LS3 provides peace of mind as well as significant power.
Look for more engine news and videos — including full walk-around and start-up footage — during the 48 Hour Camaro build at Barrett-Jackson.
Lingenfelter CNC ported aluminum heads are good for more than 100HP over stock LS parts when used in conjunction with the right cam, compression, induction and exhaust.
A Holley LS Retro-Fit oil pan was installed. The conversion kit includes a cast aluminum 6 qt pan, sump baffle, oil pump pickup tube, sump plug, oil filter stud, and oil passage cover.
LPE’s GT11 cam is one of the most versatile profiles available for LS engines. Specs are 215/231 duration @ .050 with .631″/.644″ lift.
A Holley single plane intake manifold offers plenty of low end grunt plus and sets the tone for classic small block, four-barrel vibe.
A Holley MPFI Throttle body tops off the single plane intake. The standard flange accepts a traditional 14″ air cleaner.
As installed, the finished valve covers fully conceal the coil packs and allow for short spark plug wires. Lingenfelter provided a set of heat-shielding boots.
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering offers these multi-piece billet valve covers. The upper covers conceal unsightly coil packs and are vented to let heat escape. Breather tubes fit between the upper and lower covers.
Once again, it is time to pull out all of the stops and build another great hot rod in just 48 Hours. The fourth 48 Hour project is taking place in January at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Auction, Scottsdale, Ariz. RideTech and a team of manufacturers will turn a really good 1971 Camaro to a Pro-Touring masterpiece using the latest and greatest go-fast parts.
Last year’s 48 Hour project, a 68 GMC short bed pickup, proved to be extremely successful. The build unfolded in front of 300,000-plus event attendees at the 2017 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. A constant crowd of enthusiasts looked on as the six day (8 hours per day) thrash ensued. One onlooker, in particular, liked the truck so much that he purchased it on the auction block. The eventual buyer returned daily during the build to check on the progress of his truck.
For this new project, the excitement will continue long after the build and the Barrett-Jackson auction event have concluded. The new 48 Hour Camaro is a keeper. It’s not for sale (not yet anyway). We will show it and race it alongside it’s upstart sibling — the new Track 1 Camaro. Like Jekyl and Hyde, the two 2nd Gen cars have starkly contrasting personalities. The orange 48 Hour Camaro represents a street-friendly, yet highly capable Pro-Touring car, while the caged and carbon fiber-equipped Track 1 Camaro represents a street legal race car. More details on the Track 1 build can be found HERE, but for now, let’s focus on the new 48 Hour Camaro project.
We are still discussing part numbers and possibilities with last minute build partners, but most of the key components and systems are set in stone. The pre-existing 300-horse crate small block is being replaced with a Lingenfelter Performance Engineering 550 Horsepower LS3. The 100% street friendly combination features ported and polished heads a hydraulic roller cam, Holley EFI, MSD ignition and Hooker exhaust. Lingenfelter has developed an exceptional combination of power and reliability. The existing “analog” 700R4 will be replaced with a Bowler 4L65E electronic overdrive transmission with Sonnax Level 3 upgrades and a Pro Torque billet, lock-up torque converter. The existing brakes — discs up front and rear drums — will be replaced with Baer 13″ four wheel disc brakes. Forgeline ML3C 18″ diameter wheels will be wrapped in a set of B.F. Goodrich Rivals. As we plan on driving this car aggressively and competitively, the heavy duty brakes, wheels, tires and suspension are mandatory.
Speaking of suspension, we will, of course, be installing RideTech StrongArm control arms and Tru Turn steering up front with our new “unicradle” design Bolt-On 4-Link kit with a Currie Enterprises Crate 9″ Rear. and trick MillerBuilt floater axle conversion. RideTech TQ Series triple adjustable coilovers will be used all around.
Vintage Air air conditioning will add comfort and reliability while Kicker is providing the tunes. Tracy Weaver at Recovery Room is already hard at work upholstering the interior panels. Classic Instruments is supplying the gauges. We will be reaching out to Summit Racing Equipment for a wide range of parts, tools and supplies — both before and during the build process. If we forget to buy anything during the planning stage, the closest Summit Racing Equipment warehouse is just one day away in Nevada.
These 48 Hour builds are grueling — especially the outdoor builds. Last January, the weather did notcooperate. On day seven of the build, the team from EA Wraps was working in cold, ankle-deep water. For this build, we hope to be working in shorts and T-shirts. Weather aside, RideTech and the many 48 Hour build partners love turning wrenches. There is something special about transforming a cool car in front of 300,000-plus onlookers. Enthusiasts monitor progress, ask questions and study the parts that are awaiting installation.
At the culmination of the 2017 build, we were sad to see the 48 Hour C10 sell. When you build something with your own hands, it’s easy to get emotionally attached. For this project, we are thrilled to be taking the new 48 Hour Camaro home. Likewise, we are eager to drive it across the country, race it and show it off alongside the Track 1 Camaro in 2018. Buckle up, this is going to be a wild ride.
BEFORE PHOTO: The Camaro currently has a Chevrolet Performance 300HP crate engine backed by a 700R4 transmission.
BEFORE PHOTO: The interior is in decent shape. We’re going to take it to another level with custom upholstery upgrades from Recovery Room Hot Rod Interiors and gauges from Classic Instruments.
We have done this sort of thing before including the first 48 Hour Camaro, the 48 Hour Corvette and the 48 Hour C10 pickup. The 48 Hour Corvette Build was an extreme thrash with a lot of people working on a very compact car. The 2nd gen Camaro should be easier to work on.
The 2018 48 Hour Camaro is based on an existing development car with a very nice paint job. We have used this car to test various suspension products over the years. Now will turn it into a highly capable pro-touring machine.
**Article courtesy of RideTech** http://www.ridetech.com/info/2017/12/another-48-hour-build-1971-camaro/
For Information about Lingenfelter Performance
Contact: Christina Salmon, (248) 782-7359
For further information about Corvette Dream Giveaway
Contact: Kim Meyers, (727) 536-2777
Come See The 2017 Lingenfelter Signature Edition Corvette Z06 at SEMA
The 2017 Lingenfelter Signature Edition Corvette Z06 that co-stars in the grand-prize package for the 2017 Corvette Dream Giveaway will be on display in the Lingenfelter Booth at the 2017 SEMA Show on October 31st through November 3rd. Come hang out in booth #25075 in the Central Hall where you can get up close and personal with this unprecedented Corvette that bears Serial #001.
The 2017 Lingenfelter Signature Edition Corvette Z06 Coupe cranks out 800 horsepower thanks to a 376 cubic inch (6.2 liter) Chevy LT4 Gen 5 small-block featuring a Magnuson TVS2300 Heartbeat Supercharger System (engineered for the seventh-generation Corvette Z06), ported and polished factory cylinder heads, an ultra-high-performance GT3 cam, and Royal Purple motor oil, all courtesy of the horsepower experts at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. This Corvette show car comes finished in Torch Red with a 3LZ interior, which features Jet Black perforated Napa leather seating surfaces and a unique, serialized dash plaque. The exterior also features unique styling and badging. It is loaded with high-performance factory options, including the Z07 performance package (Track Package), carbon fiber visible package, 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission, competition sport seats, and Z06 black aluminum wheels.
The 2017 Corvette Dream Giveaway is a nationwide drawing sponsored by New Beginning Children’s Homes-a charitable organization. The winner of this extraordinary prize package will receive the supercharged 800hp 2017 Lingenfelter Signature Edition Corvette Z06 and a 1963 Split Window Sting Ray. Also included in this grand prize package is $50,000 cash for taxes.
To enter the giveaway by receiving one complimentary entry from Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, text “LPE” to 31996 from your smart phone or stop by the Lingenfelter Performance Engineering booth (#25075) and Royal Purple booth (#23543). In addition, the general public can enter with donations by calling call toll-free (877) 700-8946 or online at http://www.dreamgiveaway.com. You can use promo code LE1017C3 to get 75% bonus tickets with any donation of $25 or more.
Don’t forget to stop by the Lingenfelter booth (#25075) at the 2017 SEMA Show and see this Corvette show car in person and visit the Royal Purple booth (#23543), the official motor oil of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering.
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering will feature sponsored Drift Driver Dirk Stratton at SEMA this year!
Many of you have already been following the #DRIFTVETTE #33 this year, but we have a special surprise in store for you! For the 2018 Drift Season, the #DRIFTVETTE will feature an all NEW look!
Join us on October 31st at 9 AM for the unveiling! Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Booth # 25075 in Central Hall under Racing and Performance
If you are not attending SEMA, be sure to follow along at www.driftvette.com for live updates!
Chris Smith driving the RideTech 48 Hour Corvette, Lingenfelter Powered has clinched the Goodguys Autocross National Championship. Chris and our (Ridetech) Corvette have placed 1st or 2nd in every Goodguys Autocross attended in 2017.
Smitty commented: “It’s great to see the results of our hard work over the past 3 years with this car and this program. I’m very honored to have the full support of my family and the entire RideTech team behind me for this achievement!”
RideTech president Bret Voelkel commented: “I couldn’t be more proud of Smitty and the entire RideTech Engineering team. This Championship win is a reflection of everyone’s devotion and hard work — not only in 2017 — but over the last 3 years.”
Smitty has been driving the 48 Hour Corvette since 2015 and is one of the driving forces behind the RideTech Motorsports Track 1 program that provides custom-tailored parts and solutions for pro-touring enthusiasts. This Goodguys Autocross Series Championship caps off a very successful three year program that will culminate with the 48 Hour Corvette being sold at No Reserve to the highest bidder at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. in January 2018. If you want a Championship-caliber Pro-Touring Corvette, register to bid. Also in 2018, Smitty will be driving the all new RideTech Track 1 1970 Camaro.
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering & RideTech would like to thank Goodguys and its many exceptional sponsors for producing such an exciting and ultra-competitive Autocross series.
Thank you for all your support!
**Article compliments of RidTech!** For more information visit: RideTech
LINGENFELTER COPO BATTLE AT THE GREEN
Former NHRA national event finalist Emily Volkman drove her ’15 COPO Camaro to the Lingenfelter COPO Battle at the Green victory with a final-round decision over Brian Palcisko. Palcisko had the slightly better reaction time, but Volkman was closer to her dial with a 9.20 on a 9.17 dial opposite his fast-closing 8.92 on an 8.80.
With a consistent string of runs within just hundredths of a second of 9.20 all day, Volkman defeated Bowling Green’s Donnie Bray, recent NHRA divisional event winner Daren Poole-Adams, and, in the semifinals, Jim McLeod, who narrowly red-lighted. Poole-Adams paced all qualifiers with a .019 light. 1986 NHRA Stock world champion Al Corda was No. 2 with a .023, Holley Director of EFI Business Development Robin Lawrence was third with a .026, and Volkman was fourth with a .041.
To view the full results visit: https://www.lsfest.com/scoggin-dickey-parts-center-drag-race-results/
Article: by Todd Veney, courtesy of LSFest.com
After all the tire smoke from more than 1,200 cars and three days of non-stop action literally had cleared, Danny Popp walked off with the top prize, the Grand Champion crown. With a record crowd looking on – the biggest in the long history of Beech Bend Raceway Park – Popp drove his ’03 Corvette Z06 to victory by a wide margin (13 points) over another veteran of the LS Fest wars, Rich Wilhoff, who also finished in the runner-up position at the inaugural LS Fest West earlier this year in Las Vegas.
Popp came out on top in both QA1 Autocross events – one at Beech Bend Raceway Park and the other at NCM Motorsports Park – to earn the maximum possible Autocross points: 50. He finished second in the 3S Challenge and third in the Drag Race for a grand total of 92 points – just eight points shy of a perfect 100.
Driving an ’06 Corvette Z06, Wilhoff ruled the 3S Challenge and was second to Popp in both Autocross events but finished just 11th in drag racing for a total of 79 points. Joe Gregory was a distant third behind Wilhoff with 56 points, and Sam Strano narrowly edged out Ryan Mathews and Tyler Powell for fourth place overall.
Popp topped all challengers on the NCM Autocross track, winning with a time of 42.766 seconds, about a half-second faster than Wilhoff’s second-place time of 43.253. Strano, who finished fourth in the overall Grand Champion standings. Mike DuSold, Grand Champion of both the 2016 LS Fest and the 2017 LS Fest West in Las Vegas, was fourth, and Jack Stanford was fifth.
On the equally challenging Beech Bend Raceway Park Autocross course, Popp again emerged victorious, again over Wilhoff. This one was even closer – Wilhoff actually tied Popp right to the thousandth of a second with a time of exactly 31.107 seconds , the first time LS Fest officials have observed that in competition – but Popp won the tiebreaker (runoff combined time), 62.060 seconds to Wilhoff’s close 62.111. Stanford was about a half-second back with a 31.508, Strano was about a half-second behind Stanford with a 31.568, and Larry Woo rounded out the top five with a time of 31.657.
Wilhoff was second to no one at the Baer/Super Chevy 3S Challenge, registering a winning time of 22.262. He also took home the coveted Vette Magazine Fastest Corvette award. Popp was right on his heels at 22.515, and Logan Palmer’s ’11 Corvette was right behind him with a score of 22.756 seconds. Fourth place went to Bret Voelkel’s Camaro (22.844 seconds), and fifth-place honors went to Tyler Powell’s ’63 Corvette with a time of 23.035.
For the Full article visit: https://www.lsfest.com/grand-championautocross3s-challenge-results/
Brighton, Mich. – On Saturday, October 14, the public will have a chance to browse a 40,000 sq. ft. showroom displaying 150 unique cars including Corvettes, muscle cars and exotics. Ken and Kristen Lingenfelter are opening the doors to their private Lingenfelter Collection – rated one of the top car collections in the World – to raise money and awareness for programs of The Pink Fund.
The mission of The Pink Fund is to provide a 90 day non-medical financial bridge to breast cancer patients in active treatment. Expenses supported include health insurance premiums, housing, transportation and utilities. The Pink Fund helps to meet basic needs and decrease stress levels, helping breast cancer patients strengthen their fight to improve survivorship outcomes and quality of life.
Deborah Hale, a Brighton resident, was diagnosed with breast cancer in February. She was unable to keep her job with Visiting Angles and still had her two children, husband and home to care for. While her family was, and is, of great help to her, the financial impact caused hardship.
“There is so much that happens to you mentally and physically once you have been diagnosed with breast cancer – it’s scary,” said Deborah. “The Pink Fund team helped to relive the anxiety of keeping bills paid and getting me to treatments so I could focus on my health and my family. They are an incredibly generous and helpful organization. I do not know what I would have done without their support.”
Guests attending the Open House will be able to support The Pink Fund by making a monetary donation at the door. In addition to viewing the collection, guests may enjoy Tim Horton’s coffee and pastries provided by Two Unique Catering. Tony’s Dogs mobile hot dog stand will be available for guests’ snack, lunch & drink purchases throughout the event. Ken Lingenfelter will be autographing posters and will be available for pictures in exchange for a small donation. There will also be a silent auction and raffle and quick-sketch artist Darrell Swift will be providing complementary drawings of guests in front of their favorite vehicle within The Lingenfelter Collection. 100% of the event proceeds will directly benefit The Pink Fund.
Saturday, October 14, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Donations accepted at entrance
7819 Lochlin Drive, Brighton
About The Pink Fund: While fighting for their lives, many breast cancer patients in active treatment lose their livelihoods. Unable to work, patients often face catastrophic financial losses. The Pink Fund, founded in 2006 by breast cancer survivor, Molly MacDonald, who experienced this herself, provides individuals in active treatment with up to 90 days of direct financial assistance to cover non-medical expenses, such as health insurance premiums, housing, transportation and utilities. The Pink Fund helps to meet basic needs and decrease stress levels, helping breast cancer patients strengthen their fight to improve survivorship outcomes and quality of life. For more information, visit www.thepinkfund.org.
About The Lingenfelter Collection: This private collection of over 150 vehicles is hailed as one of the best rate car collections in the World. Belonging to Ken Lingenfelter, the collection is 40% Corvettes, 30% Muscle Cars and 30% Exotics. At times, Ken and his wife Kristen open the collection to the public for viewing, with all event proceeds directly benefiting the charity of choice. Learn more about the Collection and to purchase merchandise, visit www.Thelingenfeltercollection.com