Jason Scherer

Jason Scherer – Off-road 4X4 competitive racer, businessowner, and unreserved family man.

C&R is proud to be part of Jason’s recipe for success in the dirt.

Genuine, all-in competitor and constantly driven to improve, Jason Scherer knows what winning looks like.  Jason’s growing list of high profile finishes within the dirt sports arena is no accident.  He and his team spare no detail as they prepare his single-seat buggy (“The Gavel”) to compete within the toughest elements of rock climbing and the fastest aspects of high-speed desert racing.  Combined with solid family time, Jason ties his business, competition, and personal life into an impressive package.

Kuhnhausen Metal Concepts LLC

2018 SEMA Top Young-gun Builder
2019 SEMA Top 35 Under 35

Kuhnhausen Metal Concepts LLC was officially founded in January of 2014 by owner/operator Kyle Kuhnhausen. It is his mission is to provide the highest level of integrity, personal service, and craftsmanship to every customer. Kyle was awarded SEMA’s top young-gun builder designation in 2018 (The best builder 27 years old and younger) and has also been named as one of SEMA’S top 35 under 35 to watch in 2019. KMC has had multiple builds represented at the SEMA show along with several accolades, and print media features. Fast gowing, Kyle and KMC are eager to help you achieve your hot-rod dreams from custom components to full scale show and race winning builds.

Justin Pawlak

Professional Formula D Series Drifter, and all around thrill-chaser.

JTP teamed up with C&R to develop a custom rear radiator set-up for his 2018 Falken Tires Ford Mustang drift car.

Controlled chaos has been JTP’s addiction since high school,  when he built his first competitive car. JTP continues to be a hands-on driver who does his own mechanical, fabrication and suspension design (which is just part of why C&R loves collaborating with him on projects).  Sure, JTP has notable success in the drift car arena, but he also navigates his way through rock crawling and hot rods, making him well aware of what it takes to keep his vehicles running at top performance in a variety of conditions.

Pure Metal Works: Twin-Turbo Diesel ‘55 Crew Cab

Snakepit Customs

1967 Firebird

This as a 1967 Firebird body that sits on a Roadstershop Fast Track chassis with cantilever independent rear suspension. Its powered by a Lingenfelter built GM LSA with a Kenne Bell supercharger that produces 901HP and 867 Ft/LBS of torque. The power is transmitted through an EMCO DV46 sequential 6-speed gearbox and has manual shift without lift for wide open shifting. Power gets to the ground through Forgeline DE3C wheels and Toyo R888 tires. The car is brought to a rapid halt by Baer 6 piston Extreme+ brakes front and rear with r-spec rotors.

Showtime Motorsports: 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Kyle Chaney

Multiple-time UTV Off-Road Champion

Kyle Chaney has been racing Can-Am side-by-side vehicles pretty much since the start. From the Commander in 2011 to multiple wins in the Maverick and now Maverick X3, Chaney has long enjoyed success racing with Can-Am.

With championships in the TORC, GNCC, WEXCR, and MAXC series, there’s little doubt he’ll be racing to victories with Can-Am even as the competition heats up.

Carolina Kustoms

40 Shades of Grey

From swapmeet find in 2016 to a European inspired, huge horsepower, detail packed show truck.

Dony Schatz

Champion SprintCar driver, who embodies the definition of being a racer.

With a storied career, triumphant in every major Winged Sprint Car event in the United States, Canada, and Australia, Donny has etched his name in the history books as one of short-track racing’s best.  He expresses an unstoppable drive to compete, with a true appreciation for the people and products around him that perform at their best.  As Schatz enters his 22nd season in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, his passion to win remains un-waivered.  Donny’s enthusiasm for motorsports resonates past his professional career. When not driving behind the wheel of the Tony Stewart Racing No.15 World of Outlaws Sprint Car, he spends time driving his Dirt Late Model race car, with family, and doing all things motorsports related.  C&R is proud to provide Donny’s with cooling products he can depend on.

Detroit Speed: Bob’s 1969 Corvette

Matt Field

Formula Drift

Matt started drifting at 16 years old and since then it has consumed his life. Starting the 2019 season with the addition of a second car and driver is an exciting new experience for the Drift Cave Motorsports team. With a full year of development under the teams belt, the Corvette is looking to be a serious contender. Matt and team are very excited for another busy year of drifting.

Roadster Shop: Jim’s “Survivor Series” 1967 Mustang

Billy Johnson

Professional racecar driver and no stranger to being behind the wheel of high-performance vehicles.

Since his debut in racing at the age of 13, Billy has left his mark across a barrage of road race events. From sportscar to stockcar, road racing to endurance racing, Billy has become a decorated driver at the regional, national and international levels.

When not competing on the track, Billy provides major OEM’s, winning race teams and performance vehicle manufacturers with development support to evaluate and fine-tune high-performance vehicles and improve driver techniques.

Knowing that Billy has a clear view of what it takes to be a winning driver and build top performing vehicles, C&R is proud to partner with him as he prepares to compete in his next World Time Attack race in Australia.

Detroit Speed: Dave Tucker’s 1969 Camaro

The Garage Shop: 2018 Ford Fusion NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Land Speed Stock Car

BBI Autosport: BBi OPTIMA Porsche TurboCup Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Kevin Stearns

Ultra 4 Racing

Kevin Stearns is an accomplished racer and not new to racing, growing up he raced BMX and a RC cars on a professional level for MCS and Pro match batteries. Later in life he dabbled in dirt circle track racing, moto X and down hill mountian biking. . In 2009 Kevin Joined BITD and started his off road racing career. Racing the 2010 KOH 4400 class and then again in 2013 in the 4500 class. Since Kevin has raced 3 years of 4500 and in 2020 took the plunge into 4400 again with a new to the team’s IFS unlimited car. Kevin is passionate about racing, his family and being out doors. His goal is to become a full time racer able to dedicate more time into the sport and supporting his partners in the industry.

Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle

1970 LeMans Corvette

1970 LeMans Corvette was built to compete in the Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car Series and various SCCA, CAM, PDX, and Goodguys’s Autocross events.

Power is by a 500 HP+ LS 427  with Hilborn Fuel Injection and backed by a Tremec Magnum 6 speed. Chassis is our new C3 chassis featuring C7 front suspension and our HRCC Interceptor IRS.

Sierra Car


The SIERRA RX3 is the ultimate high performance compromise blending asphalt and off-road capabilities. The RX3 can be equipped with racing slicks or 30″ off-road tires.

The SIERRA ALPHA increases speed and control simultaneously. Producing twice its weight in downforce using the big carbon fiber wings. Making up to 600 HP with a Garrett turbo charger. The power to weight ratio rivals the top hypercars in the world.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Ray Evernham

El Laguna

Dale Earnhardt Jr. enlists Ray Evernham to help restore an El Camino, with a Laguna front end. It was not a typical restoration and was certainly a NASCAR performance-worthy project, equiped with C&R cooling components. Ray and the team built the car and then, in a bit of gamesmanship, challenged Kyle Tucker, owner of Detroit Speed, to a series of races against his award-winning Camaro. As always, Ray had an ace up his sleeve in Al Unser Jr. as his driver.

The Garage Shop

Expedition SEMA/1970 Toyota FJ40

Aaron Brown’s aftermarket upgrades included C&R’s advanced cooling componentry.  This Expedition SEMA traveled 25 days and 3,000 miles to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Gas Monkey and Kurt Busch Inc.

Ford Pantera

This high-performance specialty build is fitted with a Ford Performance 5.0 Coyote Aluminator crate engine and a Cobra Jet intake manifold, with custom C&R extruded tube technology and SPAL fans. Thanks to Gas Monkey Garage and Kurt Busch Inc. for including C&R in this project.

Ray Evernham


Looks may be deceiving and that is definitely true with this car.  This modified retro racer may look like a showpiece, but it is far from it.  The concept for this car was born out of Ray Evernham’s passion for vintage race cars, respect for innovation and concern for safety.

Final build included C&R cooling components and was showcased at the 2017 SEMA Show.

Ross Robbins

72 Lotus Elan Plus 2

Every good road-trip story starts with a problem and then turns on how the characters in the story solve it. This is a story about an old car, a long trip far from home, and how C&R helped get Ross Robbins on his way to his 1,000-mile rally through the Great Smoky Mountains.

As a seasoned enthusiast of participating in cross county driving tours, Robbins ventured from his home base in Colorado via the long route through northern Minnesota to arrive at the trip’s starting point of Greenville SC, adding 2,000 miles to his journey. During his trip through Wisconsin in his 1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2, Robbins developed a leak in his radiator that worsened until the unit was leaking badly from both side tanks. Ross needed a solution fast, since he was on a tight timeframe to meet up with his wife and continue on to his iconic Great Smokey Mountain Tour scheduled to depart just days later. After failed attempts at finding a nearby radiator shop that could correct the problem, Robbins received a suggestion through his network of automotive contacts to call C&R. Robbins contacted C&R in short order regarding his dire situation, knowing he only had a few days to resolve his issue in order to make his arrival for the Smokey Mountain tour on time. Luckily, C&R had a solution and jumped into action. After collaborating with a local resource to swap components, C&R team was able to provide Robbins with a custom replacement radiator using our flexible manufacturing capabilities. Within 72 hours Robbins was back on the road, reporting that the finished product was not only perfectly sized it was almost a work of art.

We admire road warriors and are proud to be relied on when your tough solutions need support. Thanks to our friends at The Car Vault for jumping in to help with this installation; and thank you Ross Robbins for allowing C&R to show you what we’re made of. Enjoy the Smokey Mountains!

Roadster Shop: RS4R Bronco

Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle

1965 Mercury – Craftsman Comet-R

Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle transformed a 1965 Mercury Comet into the ultimate street racing machine.

Craftsman Tools and HRCC/Skunkworks are teaming up to build this awesome 1965 Mercury Comet-R to terrorize the autocross and challenge circuit! The Comet-R will be debuted at SEMA this year in the Craftsman booth, and be on tour for 2015 at a major autocross or challenge event near you! Stay tuned for a link to the Restoration Rollout website link where you can follow along on the build.

Nitto Tire Hurst-Drivelines Hilborn Fuel Injection Weld Racing Tremec Transmissions C&R Racing Holley Performance Products Vfn Fiberglass Painless Performance Products Flowmaster Mufflers INC. RideTech Flaming River Industries Auto Meter Products, Inc. Wilwood Disc Brakes Roush Engines


1968 GMC C10 / 48 hour C10

RideTech will build out an existing 1968 GMC C-10 truck over the duration of the auction and transform it into a complete, upgraded version to send over the auction block for sale on the final day of the auction. The RideTech 48-Hour Build will be part of the new Barrett-Jackson Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Pavilion, where select automotive companies will present hands-on demonstrations and exhibitions on a variety of projects being conducted in real time.

The base truck is a restored vehicle that will be upgraded with Forgeline wheels, BFG tires, Baer Brakes, Fitech EFI, No Limit Engineering fuel tank, Currie crate rear end, Vintage Air air conditioning, Classic Instruments gauges, a Kicker stereo, C&R radiator, American Autowire wiring – and, of course, a new RideTech StreetGrip suspension. The completed Pro-Touring-style truck will then be auctioned to the highest bidder on Sunday, January 22, at the 2017 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction.

“After demonstrating the concept of building a fun and reliable hot rod in 48 hours since 2011, we wanted to expose this success to an even larger audience,” commented RideTech President Bret Voelkel.  “We thought there was no better place to do it than at the largest automotive lifestyle event in the world, Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale!”

Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle

1964 Plymouth Valiant – VIOLENT

VIOLENT is a way for us to showcase our partners products and our capabilities in a package that you won’t see at your typical cruise night, and certainly not at your local track night. We debuted the car in the Stewart Warner booth at SEMA in 2014 and have had it on display at SEMA in Optima Alley in 2015 and 2016. Look for it on MavTV’s Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car Series and PowerNation TV.

Detroit Speed

1941 Willys – Mike & Janie Braswell

Mike and Janie brought this car to us for a complete rebuild. This was a full drag race car for many years that Mike drag raced and was also raced by Kenny Bernstein back in the day. We will be returning the car to full street manners with our DSE universal front clip and rear suspension so they can enjoy cruising the car to many events.

Mike and Janie Braswell enjoy cars of many types. They are drag racers, hot rodders, and true car enthusiasts through and through.

Dutchboys Hotrods: 1969 Camaro

Power Auto Media: Off Road Xtreme

Project Storm Trooper

Storm Trooper is a 2005 GMC Canyon with all the work has been completed by the owner or with the help of someone. Many of the modifications where completed before becoming a project vehicle, but now it is time to take the build up a notch. Keep checking back for all the latest updates with this build!

Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle

1964 Pontiac GTO-R – Raybestos GTO-R

America’s favorite muscle car, the Raybestos Brakes GRO-R Give-a-Way Ca will be built for one thing…putting the power to the pavement on the open road and the race track.  Design with Raybestos’ Racing Heritage and an HRCC Chassis design, there is no mistake that this Goat means business.  And as the number on the door indicates, this ride goes to 11!  We had IHRA Top Fuel Champion, Clay Millican, make a few passes at the drag strip.  And World Champion, Robb Holland, throwing it around the Opitma Challenge in Nevada after it was on display at the SEMA SHOW.

Roadster Shop: Inferno

Detroit Speed: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS – Robert Taylor

Steve Cook Creations: 1963 Ford Galaxie

Goolsby Customs: 1974 Plymouth Duster - Kasper

Detroit Speed - 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air - Billy Chandler

Roadster Shop: 'Vapor'

V8 Speed & Resto Shop

1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supercharged 6.2 LSA Engine Swap

This very nice 1968 Oldsmobile 442 is wearing a crisp restoration and features some modified parts intended to give this car better handling and drivability. It’s not a numbers-matching W30 car, although it looks like one. It’s got 17” American Racing wheels, Wilwood brakes with a Hydratech hydraulic brake assist unit, Hotchkis control arms and sway bars, and a few other goodies. It’s powered by a big block Olds engine, but the owner wanted increased reliability, as he drives this car on cross country trips. His solution is a GM LSA supercharged 6.2 liter V8 “Connect & Cruise Kit” which also provides an overdrive transmission. It’s not an Oldsmobile engine, but the owner has several other numbers matching 442 W30 cars, and this one is not a “numbers matching car”, and he likes the technology and abilities of the LSA engine and the 4L85E transmission.

Steve Cook Creations: 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle

Rad Rides by Troy: 1959 Caddy

Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle

1965 Barracuda

Full Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle Chassis road racing based, 1965 Barracuda features Detroit Speed “Alumaframe” front suspension, custom wheel openings, a complete rectangular steel tubing chassis designed and built by Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle.  Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle integrated the Alumaframe system into the chassis, and designed and built the wheel openings and dashboard with Stewart Warner gauges.  C&R Racing custom cooling package, Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle Interceptor IRS with Hammerhead differential and cooling system, including heat exchanger, pump, piping, and controls that were desgined and built by hot Rod Chassis & Cycle.  Recaro Seats, Valspar Paint, Halteck ECU, Viking Berserker, Tremec 6-speed transmission with a Pfitner Performance gearbox sequential conversion, ASM computer controlled shocks, Forgeline wheels, Alcon Touring car brake package, Indy Cylinder Head twin plug 433 Gen III Hemi with a Hilborn EFI Injection, the dry sump, oil system, including 4-stage scavenging pump, remote reseroir, venting system, and supply and return lines from engine to reservoir integrated into the frame rails, was designed and built by Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle.

The “Redtail” also includes an on-board fire supression system.  Despite the obvious race car level construction, it also includes an audio system and Vintage Air.  It is fully street legal and I intend to drive it as often as possible,  I have no use for a trailer queen.