At the young ages of 10 and 11 years old, Jim and Mike were doing body work and painting cars anywhere they could, including in their parents’ basement and a friend's chicken coop.
The Ringbrothers’ shop, headquartered in the small town of Spring Green, WI, pulls double duty, serving as a collision and repair shop to the community in addition to delivering two to three custom-built cars a year.
In addition to collision repair and custom builds, Ringbrothers also produces an entire line of high-quality billet accessories as well as custom fiberglass and carbon fiber pieces. The billet accessories combine form and function to create a truly unique look that stands apart with craftsmanship and build quality that is second to none. The Ringbrothers line of billet products gives fans the opportunity to incorporate the Ringbrothers signature style into their own builds.
Ringbrothers has rocketed into the top ranks of American car builders over the past decade, winning numerous awards that include the coveted Design and Best of Show awards from Chevrolet and Ford, a handful of Goodguys Street Machine of the Year, multiple Mothers Shine Awards and countless magazine covers. Their cars have graced the stages of SEMA Battle of the Builders four times and been featured on episodes of Jay Leno’s Garage five times.
Current projects include a redesign of the 1948 Cadillac Madam V and four 1970--1972 Chevy Blazers.
Autobody News reached out via telephone to Ringbrothers to talk about their favorite paint as well as their favorite auto body tools and products.
They said, “There are so many great products we can’t live without---everything from 3M sanding paper and their Festool dustless sanding system to our Global Finishing paint booth and infrared baking lights. However, our favorite auto body product is probably the 3M Accuspray system---It evenly sprays the BASF Glasurit paint we use on both our custom builds and the cars we repair for our collision business.”
Recent Projects include:
1956 Ford F100 Truck “Clem 101”
1969 Dodge Charger “Defector”
1972 AMC Javelin AMX “Defiant!”
Upcoming 2018 Events include:
Autorama | March 2--4
Spring Jefferson Car Show | April 27--29
Automotion | May 19--20
Goodguys 27th Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals | June 29--July 1
Goodguys 21st PPG Nationals | July 6--8
Iola Old Car Show | July 12--14
Spring Green Car Show | August 18
Extreme AutoFest Car Show | August 25--26
SEMA | Oct. 28—Nov. 3
Awards Won include:
Goodguys Gold Award 2017 (Defiant)
Goodguys Gold Award 2016 (Madam V)
Chevrolet SEMA Design Award “Car of the Year” 2016 (GCode)
Top 10 – SEMA Battle of the Builders 2016 (GCode/Madam V)
Goodguys Gold Award 2015 (Espionage)
Top 10 – SEMA Battle of the Builders 2015 (Espionage)
Chevrolet SEMA Design Award “Best Chevrolet of Show” 2014 (Recoil)
Goodguys Gold Award 2014 (Recoil)
Top 3 – SEMA Battle of the Builders 2014 (Recoil)
Goodguys Muscle Machine of the Year 2014 (Blizzard)
Goodguys Muscle Machine of the Year 2013 (Producer)
Ford SEMA Design Award “Best of Show” 2011 (Producer)
Mothers Shine Award 2010 (Dragon)
Mothers Shine Award 2008 (Razor)
Goodguys Street Machine of the Year 2008
Goodguys Street Machine of the Year 2007
Mothers Shine Award 2006 (Reactor)
For more information, visit ringbrothers.com.