Oklahoma-based Heartland Customs is teaming up with Covercraft to unveil its 1972 Menace Corvette at SEMA 2017. Both companies have had a close relationship since Heartland Customs opened the doors in 2007, but this is the first time they have displayed together at SEMA.
The Menace Corvette is a 2017 supercar take on the 1972 Corvette convertible, mixed with European styling often seen in vehicles by Ferrari and Audi. The concept was developed by custom builder Jeff Page, car owner Dennis Van der Breggen of Amsterdam, Holland and designer Tavis Highlander. The goal was to keep the look of the 1972 Corvette, but clean it up and add features and elements to bring it up to 2017 supercar standards in way of design, performance and creature comforts.
Covercraft will be featuring the Menace Corvette in booth No. 23343 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the Oct. 31 through Nov. 3 SEMA Show.
“This partnership (with Covercraft) has been a long time coming and we look forward to what the future holds for both of these great companies,” said Jeff Page, CEO of Heartland Customs.
Menace’s design starts with the custom chassis that was manufactured by The Roadster Shop in Mundelein, Illinois.
“We were very particular on what we wanted to achieve in performance and looks, and the The Roadster Shop delivered a chassis that gave us exactly what we wanted,” Page said. “The performance and handling of this car is unmatched, but yields a comfortable touring ride.”
The exterior has elements of carbon fiber. The custom-painted, one-off designed and machined parts give the Menace a modern, sleek look, as well as functional front fender grills with integrated cutout exhaust tips and a rear active spoiler system.
“I am so excited to see our vision come to life. We took our time, constantly improving the design,” said car owner Dennis Van der Breggen. “We ended up with a design that I feel is the coolest custom C3 Corvette ever built.”