Winner of the Goodguys Street Machine of the Year and SEMA GM Design Award for Best Hot Rod in 2009, this 1962 Chevrolet Corvette known as C1RS represents a custom build for Barry Blomquist by The Roadster Shop in Mundilein, IL, raising the custom automobile bar to seemingly new heights. C1RS begins with a Roadster Shop custom chassis using Detroit Speed and Afco suspension components, one-off Forgeline 3-piece center lock wheels and giant 141/2″ 6 piston Brembo brakes. Every panel of the car received custom treatment, from the one-off carbon fiber body accents to the European-inspired leather interior with custom aluminum dash, console and trim. A Kinsler Cross-Ram injected 427cid/618hp LS7 engine, Tremec T56 Bowler 6-speed and Ford 9 inch posi-traction third member complete the powertrain. Designed by The Roadster Shop and artist Eric Brockemeyer, C1RS is a striking blend of hand formed aluminum, one-off carbon fiber accents, and impeccable curb appeal. Every body panel of this masterpiece has received monumental modifications. All trim pieces including girlles, dash, console, and faux roll bar are hand formed from aluminum. the interior is one of function, raised to an art form. Adding a splash of color is the red leather Alcantera suede covered custom made seats and door panels. Even with its inspired design and meticulous craftsmanship this car performs as good as it looks. It has competed in many autocrosses and the Optima Street Car Challenge where it received the style and design award. This amazing piece of automotive art has been featured on national television shows and in many print and online publications including Hot Rod magazine, Super Chevy, Muscle Car Power, Goodguys Gazette, adn teh Robb Report. Check it out here.