Contest: Guess the Hammer Price -- Ridetech

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If you haven't heard, Ridetech and a team of sponsors has been upgrading a 68 GM Pickup truck to be auctioned off at No Reserve to the highest bidder. The truck sells Sunday 4 PM at Barrett-Jackson. The upgrades include some serious hardware from Forgeline, Baer Brakes, Kicker Audio, BF Goodrich, Vintage Air, FiTech, American Autowire, Detroit Speed, Hushmat, MSD, So Cal Speed Shop AZ, No Limit Engineering, Optima Batteries and of course, Ridetech -- with its StreetGRIP Suspension System.

Complete details of the entire build with photo galleries can be found here:
http://www.ridetech.com/48hourc10/

The project is almost over except for the part where it crosses the auction block and the part where you can win seriously cool prizes for guessing the hammer price. Visit the following and enter your best guess. If you win, you will be notified by email.

ENTER TO WIN -- Guess the Hammer Price:
http://www.ridetech.com/48hourc10/contest/

The build effort has been extraordinary, so far. The 48 Hour time span was divided into daily segments so that Barrett-Jackson visitors could enjoy watching progress each day.

Once all of the hard parts were installed, the top half of the truck was wrapped by EA Wraps. The black with orange separator stripe gives the truck serious street-cred. Between the wrap, the killer StreetGRIP stance and the Forgeline wheels, you completely forget that this thing started out looking like a farm truck.

Enjoy some pictures and be sure to enter our "Guess The Hammer Price" by clicking on the link above. The truck sells at Barrett-Jackson tomorrow, Sunday January 22 at approximately 4PM local time (mountain standard time).











ENTER TO WIN -- Guess the Hammer Price:
http://www.ridetech.com/48hourc10/contest/
 
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One of the great things about Barrett-Jackson events is that they set up "Ride and Drive" tracks where you can take a thrill ride in a new performance car from GM, Ford or Chrysler. If you are so inclined, you can hop out of one new car and try out the next. It's a big time.

What you CAN'T do, however, is sneak out onto the track with some old pickup and tear it up! That's a great big No-No. No can do. Nuh uh. Not gonna happen! :no:

Unless, that is, your name is Bret Voelkel, president of Ridetech. Somehow, Bret managed to sweet talk the Barrett-Jackson people into letting him test drive the 48 Hour 1968 GMC pickup. I'm sure he suggested that he -- Umm -- wanted to make sure that all of the nuts and bolts are tight prior to the sale. ...and to make sure that the new wrap wasn't gonna blow off.

The shakedown was a success. The truck runs great, has phenomenal stopping power and the stereo is excellent. Handling and ride quality from the StreetGRIP suspension system is lighters ahead of the OE parts. Some lucky Barrett-Jackson bidder is going to take home a great truck.

Anyway, some highlight photos from the shakedown are shown below. You can see the entire gallery at:
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http://www.ridetech.com/48hourc10/2017/01/22/early-morning-autocross-shakedown/

Don't forget to either Ridetech's "Guess the Hammer Price" contest, The list of prizes continues to grow, so don't miss out.
Contest:
http://www.ridetech.com/48hourc10/contest/







 
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The truck sold for $82,500 all in. $75,000 hammer price. We will announce the Contest Winner soon.

Here's a recap: Another amazing 48 Hour Build Project is in the history books. Ridetech's first two efforts, the 48 Hour Camaro and 48 Hour Corvette compete regularly in autocross and road course events with Bret Voelkel and Ridetech Motorsports Manager, Chris Smith behind the wheel of each car.

The 48 Hour GMC pickup, however, has a new owner behind the wheel. The wining bidder visited the Barrett-Jackson DIY Pavilion at the beginning of the week and sure enough... he was right there in the arena on Sunday afternoon.

The Barrett-Jackson DIY Pavilion is cool. The winning bidder had the opportunity to see the disassembled vehicle. He was able to watch as the new American Autowire harness was routed. Likewise, he looked on as Vintage Air installed their exceptional AC and Frontrunner system. ...and with more than 100 new parts waiting for their turn to be installed, the winning bidder had the opportunity to engage the sponsoring manufacturers and inspect the parts.

He was not alone. Barrett-Jackson's DIY Pavilion attracted many tens of thousands of visitors during the week. Each enthusiast had the same opportunity to check out the truck and talk up the sponsors.

When it was GO Time, Bret Voelkel had the honor of standing up on the block between Craig Jackson and Steve Davis. He said a few words while millions of viewers followed along on TV and on Livestream.

The 48 Hour pickup looked amazing under Barrett-Jackson's block lighting. Bidding action was hot and heavy. When the gavel hammered down, the new owner literally jumped for joy -- as did the entire 48 Hour Project Team.

Barrett-Jackson's 46th Annual Scottsdale Auction has come and gone, but hopefully, the Ridetech 48 Hour GMC Pickup Build will leave a lasting impression.

-- 67-72 GM trucks are gaining in both popularity and value. Everyone at Ridetech loves 'em.
-- There are some truly amazing parts manufacturers out there. They're run by some of the coolest and hardest working people you will ever meet. Bret Voelkel, myself and everyone at Ridetech would like to thank the 48 Hour GMC
Build Sponsors:
Baer Brakes, Barrett-Jackson, Forgeline, Vintage Air, Currie Enterprises, American Autowire, Classic Instruments, FiTech, C&R Racing, No Limit Engineering, Ringbrothers, So-Cal Arizona, EAWraps.com, BF Goodrich, Lokar, Kicker, Optima, Detroit Speed, Prestone, MSD Ignition, GSI Machine, Tub O' Towels, Safety-Kleen and Adam's Polishes

For more information on the 48 Hour Build, visit:
http://www.ridetech.com/48hourc10/

Barrett-Jackson Lot #7005 Sale Result:
48 Hour 1968 GMC Pickup: $82,500(includes the buyer's premium)
http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1968-GMC-CUSTOM-PICKUP-203700
 
 
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