Cherry Bomb Disturbs the Peace

Feb 12, 2010

After a successful sweepstakes program last year when Cherry Bomb gave away a Dodge Charger on national television, owner Paul Banks was ready to make an even bigger splash in 2010.

His plan: to team with YearOne and recreate his own version of the 1968 Camaro, one of the cars largely responsible for the early success of the Cherry Bomb Glasspack brand. Cherry Bomb’s “Disturbing the Peace” 1968 Project Camaro blends today’s radical technology with 1960s and ’70s hotrod style.

The LSX-based engine will be given significant enhancements by an 8-71 BDS blower, a BDS intercooler system, electronic fuel injection, aftermarket EFI and coil pack controllers, a custom accessory drive system, and custom exhaust with Cherry Bomb side pipes, according to a press release. The fuel system will include a custom fuel tank with baffles and in-tank fuel pumps, and the cooling system will be made up of a Be Cool aluminum radiator and custom covered hoses.

A T-56 Magnum 6-Speed transmission by Tremec will round out the torque transfer and the rear axle is a Moser 9-inch rear end with 3.73 posi. A Detroit Speed and Engineering hydroformed sub-frame and C6 steering knuckles and tubular control arms will make up the front suspension, followed in the rear by a Detroit Speed and Engineering Quadra-Link. Baer’s 6S 6-piston brakes will serve its need for stopping power.

The wheel-and-tire combination will feature custom billet Slot Mags 18×8 fronts, and 18×12 rears on BFGoodrich g-Force KDW 245-40-18 fronts and BFG g-Force Drag Radials 345-30-18 rears.

A Vintage Air AC system, Alpine head unit and Boston Acoustics amps/speakers round out the interior’s must-have creature comforts. The interior also will include YearOne restoration parts, Classic Instruments gauges and custom Cerullo seats.

The body will feature YearOne reproduction panels and trim mini-tubbed and modified for four-link rear suspension. Painted Cherry Bomb red over flat black paint with gloss stripes and black powder-coated trim and details will finish it off.

Look for it at future automotive events.