DAYTON, OH – March 29, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Forgeline Motorsports has contributed one of a kind, custom-made wheels to the Big Red Edition 2015 Camaro Z/28 project car, a fifth-generation tribute to the iconic Pro Touring legend from 1988. The original Big Red became famous for running 220 mph in the Unlimited Class of the Silver State Challenge open road race, and was featured this year in a NBCSN docuseries entitled, “BIG RED: The Original Outlaw Racer.”
Team Big Red Camaro set out to recreate this memorable 5th Gen Big Red to generate funds for Ride 2 Recovery Project Hero Veterans Charity. The Big Red Edition Tribute car goes up on the auction block this April 16th at Mecum Auction in Houston, TX (Lot #S84). All proceeds from the auction sale will be donated to this worthwhile charity, which focuses on recovery and rehabilitation programs for veterans. “We are extremely pleased to have Forgeline participate in this project with us,” said R.J. Gottlieb of Team Big Red. “The wheels could not be a better tribute to the original Big Red and they truly are the finishing touch on this amazing vehicle.”
The Big Red Edition Camaro Z/28 features SLP engine upgrades, including intake, exhaust, and supercharger, UMI rear suspension upgrades, and Forgeline GX3R wheels finished with Race Gold centers and polished outers. All work was performed at Hillbank Motorsports facility in Irvine, Calif. According to David Schardt, president of Forgeline, “This car is a true American original, and since Forgeline is the leader in American-made racing wheels, it is a perfect fit for us. We’re very proud to be part of this project.”
The car was displayed at the 2015 SEMA Show, November 3-6, and will be setting out on a 2016 promotional tour to the west coast that will include Goodguys 16th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals April 1-3 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, Calif.
About Forgeline Motorsports
For over 20 years Dayton, Ohio-based Forgeline Motorsports has designed, engineered and manufactured premium, custom-made one-piece and three-piece forged aluminum street performance and racing wheels for the ultimate combination of fitment, performance and style. With a reputation for excellent quality and outstanding customer service, Forgeline creates bespoke wheels that are American originals. For more information call 1-800-886-0093 or visit www.forgeline.com.