As always, it was a pleasure to collaborate with the Ringbrothers on the build of their carbon-fiber Mustang, dubbed “Espionage”.My role in this project focused on the development of paint and graphic designs.For more, click here!
Just returned from another trip to Detroit for the North American International Auto Show. It was a great show this year and sports/performance cars seemed to be the common thread. It’s safe to say that the American auto industry has fully recovered and is now thriving.
The Ford GT was definitely the star of the show. I wasn’t sure about this car when I initially saw the photos. It looked a bit unrefined. I didn’t feel that way when I saw it in person, though. Awesome! The Shelby Mustang GT350R was painted the same gorgeous shade of metallic blue as the GT. Ford even had an original GT40 and Shelby Mustang on display for a little history lesson. Acura NSX Buick Avenir Concept The Cadillac ATS-V and CTS-V models looked great. Actually, every Cadillac was impressive. Especially the interiors. I think Caddy is finally there…a legitimate competitor for the German luxury makers. Speaking of Germans… A neat little Mini Concept. Jaguar F-Type Coupe.Infiniti Q60 Concept Alfas, New and Old. Hyundai SantaCruz Concept. This thing was a bit of a surprise for me. The surfacing is really nice: entertaining without being frivolous. Although, I’d like to get an explanation on that door vent… The Corvette Z06 on display had a pretty extreme aero package. Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept. Toyota FT-1 Concept. It was shown in red last year. I really dug the liquid silver finish. Lexus RCF GT3 race car
Maserati Alfieri Concept Nissan GTR Nismo For more pics from the show, check out the Ragle Design facebook page.
We don’t just do full-size vehicles here at Ragle Design. I recently had the opportunity to work on some design concepts for GM licensed, ride-on toy trucks. Check it out here. Ragle Design is your source for professional design concepts for literally ‘anything with wheels’.
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to partner up with the Ringbrothers on the design of the Recoil. The car turned out fantastic, thanks to the hard work of everyone involved. You can see more of the design process here.
Great show, as usual. Only spent a day there this year, so I barely scratched the surface. It seemed like attendance was higher than past years.
Some pics from the Ault Park Concours here in Cincinnati. A little bit of everything…. Porsche’s LeMans challenger. I was stoked to see this thing in the flesh, but I was dissapointed that they only showed this mock-up/model, and not the real car. Oh well…still awesome. It was my first time seeing the new Mustang outside. What an impressive design. The crew in Dearborn just started on this project when I was there, and I knew that it was going to turn out good…but I never thought it would be this good. Well done, Ford.Ford GT40. Most. Beautiful. Car. Ever.This Willys pickup gasser was a bit out of place. Kindof felt like the class troublemaker. It made me happy!
A while ago, I had the pleasure of working with Bob Bertelsen on a design for his hardcore, road-race/autocross Chevy C-10 truck. He recently finished the truck, and it looks great. You can see a few of the renderings here.
Seventeen years of experience, compressed into 3 seconds. Looks easy!
I recently made my annual trip to Detroit for the North American International Auto Show. It’s always crowded so I tend to focus on interesting design details.
I updated the Garage section of the site with some new photos of the Ragle Design ’55 Chevy Gasser project. We’ve been making some steady progress on the car over the last few months.We built a custom front crossmember to go between the new frame rails. Also made new motor mounts. The car is coming along nicely. Narrowed 9in Ford rear end with a True Trac differential and 31 spline axles. Fabrication of our custom ladder bars. We used 1in round tubing for the perimeter with a .125″ plate insert. It took about 8000psi to flare the holes! I let my Dad handle the TIG welding duties when it really matters. I’ll just stick to drawing for now! Rear shock mount. Panhard bar brackets. It was great to finally roll the car outside. It’s always a good idea to confirm the stance from a distance. Everything is in the mock-up phase right now. Then the car will be completely disassembled, stripped to bare metal, and refinished. For more photos check out the updated Garage.