Cherry Bomb Disturbs the Peace

Oct 23, 2010

Paul Banks, owner of exhaust products company Cherry Bomb, teamed with Year One early this year to recreate his own version of the 1968 Camaro called “Disturbing the Peace,” celebrating one of the cars largely responsible for the early success of the Cherry Bomb Glasspack brand.

The creation, designed to blend today’s radical technology with 1960s and ’70s hotrod style, will be introduced at the 2010 SEMA Show, according to a press release.

The LSX-based engine was given significant enhancements by an 8-71 blower by The Blower Shop, a BDS intercooler system, electronic fuel injection, aftermarket EFI and coil pack controllers and a custom accessory drive system, all assembled by Mast Motorsports, and of course a killer custom exhaust with Cherry Bomb side pipes.

The fuel system includes a custom fuel tank with baffles and in-tank fuel pumps, and the cooling system is made up of a Be Cool aluminum radiator and custom covered hoses. A T-56 Magnum 6-Speed transmission by Tremec rounds out the torque transfer.

The rear axle is a Moser 9-inch rear with 3.73 posi. A Detroit Speed and Engineering hydroformed sub-frame and C6 steering knuckles and tubular control arms make up the front suspension, followed in the rear by a Detroit Speed and Engineering Quadra-Link. Baer’s 6S 6-piston brakes will provide stopping power.

The wheel and tire combo sets the whole tone of the ride with Custom Billet Slot Mags’ 18×8 fronts and 18×12 rears with Nitto 245-40-18 fronts and 345-30-18 rears. A Vintage Air AC system, Alpine head unit and Boston Acoustics amps/speakers highlight the interior, which also includes Year One restoration parts, Classic Instruments gauges and custom Cerullo seats.

The body features Year One reproduction panels and trim mini-tubbed and modified for a four-link rear suspension. Painted Cherry Bomb red over flat black with gloss stripes, with black powder-coated trim and details, the Disturbing the Peace Camaro stands the test of time.