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Hagerty Fantasy Tremor

Hagerty Fantasy Tremor

The Hagerty Fantasy Bid is rapidly coming to a close so make sure you all play along for a chance to win the 2014 F-150 Tremor. The boss had a chance to spend some time test driving it and he said the may very well be an Ice Nine Tremor shop truck in the works. Great looking, great power and great fuel mileage makes for a perfectly well rounded package…

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Hagerty Fantasy Bid is in the house

Hagerty Fantasy Bid is in the house

More so in Barrett Jackson’s house. Our baby is live in Scottsdale and you will see plenty of it during the week long auction event…

’13 is in the books and here’s a look back

I wanted to compile a “Top Ten” of ’13 and had a bit of a hard time. The reason is there were more than 10 cars that we feel were note worthy. We will be doing video reviews of our builds going into 2014 and without all of your support we would not have had the year we did.

In no particular order here they are:

2014 Ford Transit Connect Hot Wheels Edition

Hot Wheels

 

2014 GT500 Widebody “Mariah”

Mustang Layered

 

Vaughn Gittin Jr’s RTR-X

RTRX

 

1940 Ford

40 Ford

 

2014 Ford Fiesta ST Rally Edition

ST for sema

 

Firebreather #000 The Movie Car

FB000

 

1967 Corvette 427 Tri Power

67 Vette

 

2013 Ford Raptor HALO Edition

halo raptor

 

Shane Whalley’s 2006 GTO Drift Car

GTO SOD

 

Hagerty Fantasy Bid 2013 GT500

Hagerty-1-4

 

Camaro Pace Car

Pace Car

Ice Nine Edition Camaro SS for sale

Yes boys and girls, we are selling one of our babies. Our 2010 Camaro SS is up for grabs as we are going to be picking up a new project car very soon. This is one of the first cars we did, has won an award from SEMA, been displayed in Vegas and now needs a new home. It’s loaded, 6spd with some true one off parts and has about 11k miles. Needs nothing but a happy new owner. Price to follow soon. Feel free to contact the shop for more details.

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Back from SEMA!

We had a really good trip, won an award and broke Twitter with the unveiling of the Transit Connect Hot Wheels Edition that we built. No joke. 1.8 million hits to Ford’s Twitter account in 14 seconds. Not bad.

We have a lot of really great people to thank for their support this year so here goes:

On the Fiesta ST we want to thank Tim O’Neil and his crew at Team O’Neil Motorsports. Tim’s guys are amazing. They are legends in the Rally Car world and they leaned on our little ST to make it a true race car, Patrick at SCT, Falken Tire, Paul from Braid Wheels USA, Jeff, Chad and Chris from W2 Graphic/Wrap Mafia for the killer wrap job, Driven Steering Wheels, Cobb Tuning, Gale, Gil and the guys at Banks Power and Mark at HR&D Engineering for the amazingly quick job on our rotors. Without the help from each of these guys our build wouldn’t be as special.

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Our GT500 Widebody won the Design Excellence Award from Ford this year and that means a great deal to us as there were some killer cars up for it. The car looked amazing in the Vegas sun and there was a crowd around it all week during the show. In fact, when Ford received their award from SEMA for the Hottest Car of the year they chose to do the interview in front of our car. CBS News even did a live segment from the drivers seat. Again, we had great partners on that build and we would like to thank Patrick and the crew at SCT, Whipple Superchargers, Shawn and Chrissy Paul for the over the top interior, AC and Leo at Forgiato Wheels, Tom from MovIt Brakes, Gale, Gil and the guys at Banks Power, BASF Refinish, Jeff from W2 Graphics and Bill, Steve and Ted from Denbeste Motorsports for getting the car back and forth when we needed to install the brakes on a Sunday literally just before the move into SEMA.

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The Hot Wheels Transit Connect was a major success! We had some help from Mark at HR&D, The crew at Sortimo, Shawn Paul at SPC for the super cool interior upgrades, Patrick at SCT, David and his crew at Blue Fusion, Jeff from W2 once again and BASF. It by far was the most challenging build we have ever done having only seven weeks to do a complete redesign and construction of not only the van but the other two vehicles.

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Now to thank the most important people… Our families. The guys in the shop worked 90-100 per week for seven weeks straight to get all of these builds done on time. That is a lot of time spent away from home and without the support of those stuck at home waiting on us we would never be able to do what we do here….

SEMA 2013 is almost here!

Here is the first image we can show you of our Fiesta ST. The list of sponsors and partners on the build are great and as follows:

Team O’Neil Motorsports
Cobb Tuning
SCT Composites
W2 Graphics
Braid Wheels
Falken Tire
HR&D Engineering
Banks Power
Ford Racing

Ice Nine designed the carbon fiber hood, carbon roof plug and vent, carbon quarter windows, carbon rear wing and carbon door panels. Our friends at Team O’Neil did an amazing job with the spec cage, underbody protection, custom Bilstien shocks, custom hand brake and many other items. We built this car to be a dual purpose race car that can be used on and off the pavement. I had the chance to test drive the car yesterday and the power adders along with the suspension upgrades really made it come alive! Not that the Fiesta ST is a slouch! Follow along here and on Facebook for more photos from the build…

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Drifting in the D!

It’s true! Ice Nine and MDU are proud to bring you a points paying event for the MidWest Drift Union right on the streets of Detroit! We are going to be tearing up tires down at Roosevelt Park on Aug 17. Where’s that you say? Roosevelt Park is the area right in front of the old train station downtown, across from Slow’s BBQ and next to Mercury Bar. Be sure to break away from the Dream Cruise and check out the best drifters from the MidWest…there may even be a special guest from down under!Image

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