Mike and Jim Ring, custom car builders and the owners of the Ringbrothers shop in Spring Green, Wisconsin, were named the dual recipients of the Goodguys 2011 Trendsetter Award.
The Rings received the award at the annual Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Industry Reception, held last week during the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
Ringbrothers is known in the industry for its cutting-edge 1960s muscle car builds, including the 1967 Mustang “Reactor” and the 1969 Camaro “Razor.”
Earlier this year, the shop took home the inaugural Golden Builder Award at the 2011 Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show for the 1970 Mustang “Dragon.”
In addition to the Golden Builder Award, Ringbrothers has also received several other prestigious industry honors, including two Goodguys Street Machine of the Year awards, and several Mother’s Shine and Ford Design awards.
Mike and Jim accepted the 2011 Trendsetter Award in front of several hundred of their industry peers, as well as their families. Goodguys President Marc Meadors presented the award.
The Goodguys Trendsetter Award is awarded annually to a rising builder in the rod and custom industry.
Past recipients include Chip Foose, Troy Trepanier, Alan Johnson, Eric Peratt, Tim Strange, Dave Lane, Zane Cullen, Dean Livermore, Jesse Greening, Troy Ladd, J.F. Launier, and Phil and Jeremy Gerber.
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