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Raybestos ‘53 Chevy Pickup Rendering Revealed

The wait is over. The rendering of the Raybestos® 1953 Chevrolet® pickup truck has been unveiled and is available for viewing at www.raybestosbuild.com. Raybestos has partnered with the legendary Jeff Schwartz and his team at Schwartz Performance to restore this iconic vehicle to its original grandeur.

 

“We have received so many questions about our newest build project so we are thrilled to share a glimpse of how the Raybestos ’53 Chevy pickup will look when it is complete,” said Kristin Grons, marketing manager, Brake Parts Inc. “This is the third time Raybestos and Schwartz Performance have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind classic. Based on the quality parts and expert workmanship that went into the other vehicles, we know the Raybestos ‘53 Chevy pickup will be a true masterpiece.”

 

Painted in an elegant metallic red, the fully restored 1953 Chevy truck features an off-the-shelf performance disc brake upgrade package using Raybestos components and Raybestos Truck & Medium Duty specialty disc brake pads. In addition, Schwartz Performance has installed its famous bolt-in “G-Machine” chassis and industry-leading suppliers are providing top quality parts and equipment for the build.

 

To follow the progress of the Raybestos ’53 Chevy pickup, including photos and videos of the restoration showcasing top quality performance components from respected build partners, follow Raybestos on its Facebook and Twitter social media platforms or visit www.RaybestosBuild.com.

Raybestos and Schwartz Performance Team Up for Exciting New Vehicle Build

 

Raybestos® is joining forces once again with world-renowned Schwartz Performance for a custom classic build project. Once completed, the masterpiece will be awarded to one lucky winner.

 

“We are thrilled to work with Jeff Schwartz and his talented team to restore another American original,” said Kristin Grons, marketing manager, Brake Parts Inc. “Jeff Schwartz is a master when it comes to rebuilding classic vehicles, so we are excited to see what kind of magic he has in store for us. We will be announcing the select vehicle soon and we know Raybestos customers and auto enthusiasts everywhere will be surprised and excited to watch its transformation.”

 

As part of the restoration project, Schwartz Performance will partner with some of the industry’s leading suppliers who will provide top quality parts and equipment for the build. In addition, Schwartz Performance will install its famous bolt-in “G-Machine” chassis system as well as an off-the-shelf performance disc brake upgrade package, using Raybestos components and premium Raybestos disc brake pads.

 

Most recently, Raybestos and Schwartz Performance teamed up to restore the one-of-a-kind Raybestos 1969 Ford® Mustang. After touring North America and appearing in Las Vegas at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), the classic muscle car reached its final destination at the home of Vincent Cerra of Cerra Automotive in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

 

To keep up with the progress of the newest Raybestos build, including photos of the restoration and the addition of build partners and their performance components, follow Raybestos on its Facebook and Twitter social media platforms or visit www.RaybestosBuild.com.

 

Raybestos Names Mustang Sweepstakes
Grand Prize Winner

 

Vincent Cerra of Cerra Automotive in Greensburg, Pennsylvania hit the jackpot as the lucky winner of the Raybestos® 1969 Mustang, the company announced during a special reception at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas.

 

As part of his grand prize, Cerra received a trip to Las Vegas to attend AAPEX. Renowned builder Jeff Schwartz, who directed the Raybestos Mustang restoration project at his shop, Schwartz Performance in Woodstock, Illinois, was on hand to congratulate Cerra on winning the one-of-a-kind iconic muscle car. Also in attendance for the festivities were Cerra’s father Sal and brothers Sal, Nick and Mike.

 

“We congratulate Vincent as the grand prize winner of the custom-built Raybestos ‘69 Mustang and thank him for installing the best in brakes,” said Kristin Grons, marketing manager for Brake Parts Inc. “As a professional technician working in the family business, we know Vincent appreciates the unmatched quality of the parts and workmanship that went into restoring this outrageous muscle car that he will now call his own.”

 

Painted in classic colors and striping that are true to the time, the Raybestos 1969 Mustang features a new Ford® Coyote engine similar to the one found in the modern Boss 302. Schwartz Performance installed its famous “G-Machine” bolt-in chassis and an off-the-shelf performance disc brake upgrade package, using Raybestos components and Element3™ EHT™ Enhanced Hybrid Technology brake pads.

 

In addition to Schwartz Performance, Raybestos partnered with leading suppliers to make sure that each aspect of the timeless car was restored to all its glory, including: American Autowire, BeCool, Dakota Digital, Flaming River, Ford Performance, Forgeline, Gardner-Westcott, Hifonics, Hushmat, Johns Industries, Mechanix Wear, Mothers, National Parts Depot, Optima Batteries, PPG Automotive Refinish/The Color Shoppe, Red Line Synthetic Oil, Ridetech Ring Brothers, SeatbeltPlanet.com, Silver Sport Transmissions, SpinTech, Tanks Inc., TechAFX, TMI Products and Vintage Air.

Raybestos ’69 Mustang Hits Times Square

 

Start spreading the news, the Raybestos '69 Mustang hits Times Square! It takes less than a New York minute for this outrageous muscle car to cruise down the street!

Restored Raybestos 1969 Mustang Revealed

 

The restoration of the Raybestos® 1969 Ford® Mustang is complete and the classic muscle car is ready to hit the road to show auto enthusiasts what all the buzz is about.

 

“Raybestos and Mustang are the perfect match of history, leadership and innovation, and that connection is evident in this one-of-a-kind classic car,” said Kristin Grons, marketing manager, Brake Parts Inc. “Jeff Schwartz and the team at Schwartz Performance have really outdone themselves. The Raybestos 1969 Mustang is a true masterpiece restored to all its glory.”

 

Raybestos teamed up with world-renowned Schwartz Performance to restore the highly anticipated Raybestos 1969 Mustang. Painted in classic Mustang colors and striping true to the time, the custom muscle car features a new Ford Coyote engine similar to the one found on the modern Boss 302. Schwartz Performance installed its famous “G-Machine” bolt-in chassis as well as an off-the-shelf performance disc brake upgrade package, using Raybestos components and Element3® brake pads with Enhanced Hybrid Technology (EHT®).

 

“As we rebuilt the Raybestos ’69 Mustang, we partnered with the finest supplier partners, the best of the best,” said Grons. “When you consider the caliber of companies that came together for this restoration, it is very clear that the Raybestos 1969 Mustang is one outrageous muscle car.”

 

In addition to Schwartz Performance, Raybestos partnered with the following leading suppliers to rebuild the Raybestos 1969 Mustang: American Autowire, BeCool, Dakota Digital, Flaming River, Ford Performance, Forgeline, Hifonics, Hushmat, Gardner-Westcott, Johns Industries, Mechanix Wear, Mothers, National Parts Depot, Optima Batteries, PPG Automotive Refinish/The Color Shoppe, Red Line Synthetic Oil, Ridetech Ring Brothers, SeatbeltPlanet.com, Silver Sport Transmissions, SpinTech, Tanks Inc., TechAFX, TMI Products and Vintage Air.

The iconic Raybestos 1969 Mustang will travel throughout North America before making its way to the 2016 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, where it will be awarded to one lucky winner. To learn more about the build process and partners, as well as view photos and videos of the restoration, follow Raybestos on its Facebook and Twitter social media platforms or visit www.RaybestosBuild.com.

Enter the Raybestos Mustang T-Shirt Contest

Visit Raybestos on Facebook for a
Chance to Win

 

Raybestos® introduces the Mustang T-shirt Contest, running now through June 13, 2016 on Facebook. Each week, 10 lucky winners of a 1969 Ford® Mustang t-shirt will be announced on the Raybestos Facebook page, for a total of 100 winners during the contest period. To be eligible, visit Raybestos on Facebook and click on the “enter to win” button.

 

“There has been a lot of excitement around the restoration of the Raybestos ‘69 Ford Mustang Fastback so we’re doing this contest as fun way to give our Facebook fans the chance to win a cool t-shirt to commemorate this great American muscle car,” said Kristin Grons, marketing manager, Brake Parts Inc.

 

The t-shirt showcases the restored ’69 Raybestos Mustang. Painted in classic colors and striping that are true to the time, this one-of-a-kind muscle car features a new Ford Coyote engine, the famous Schwartz Performance “G-Machine” bolt-in chassis and an off-the-shelf performance disc brake upgrade package of Raybestos components and Element3® brake pads with Enhanced Hybrid Technology (EHT®).

 

This spring and summer, the Raybestos Mustang will be touring the country before its arrival at the 2016 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas in November where it will be on display at the BPI booth. To see photos and videos of the restoration, as well as a tour schedule, visit www.RaybestosBuild.com as well as the Raybestos Facebook and Twitter pages.

Follow the Restoration of the

Raybestos 1969 Mustang Fastback

 

The restoration of the Raybestos® 1969 Ford® Mustang Fastback is underway. To keep up with the progress, follow Raybestos on its special Facebook and Twitter social media platforms dedicated to the car build.

 

“Car enthusiasts everywhere will be interested in seeing the evolution of the Raybestos 1969 Mustang Fastback and following its journey throughout North America in the coming year,” said Kristin Grons, marketing manager, Brake Parts Inc. “Seeing the progress of this true American classic from its ‘before’ photos is already amazing. Just wait until it’s complete and hits the road.”

 

The dedicated social media platforms and website (www.RaybestosBuild.com) feature videos, photos, news and updates about the restoration and showcase world-renowned Schwartz Performance and the leading automotive products suppliers partnering with Raybestos to restore the iconic muscle car.

 

The Raybestos ’69 Mustang will be painted in classic colors and striping that are true to the time and will feature a new Ford Coyote engine that is very similar to the one found in the modern Boss 302. Schwartz Performance will install its famous “G-Machine” bolt-in chassis and an off-the-shelf performance disc brake upgrade package, using Raybestos components and Element3® brake pads with Enhanced Hybrid Technology (EHT®).

 

Once the restoration is complete in early 2016, the one-of-a-kind Raybestos Mustang will travel throughout North America before making its way to the 2016 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, where it will be awarded to one lucky winner. Its travels will be chronicled so followers can stay up-to-date on its whereabouts.

 

“Because Raybestos and Mustang are the perfect match of history, leadership and innovation, we are taking this opportunity to share information on social media about what makes this Mustang and the year 1969 so special,” continued Grons. “Plus, our Mustang Monday and Fastback Friday posts are a quick way to see the car’s progress from your mobile device.”

Raybestos Partners With Top Suppliers

To Restore 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback

 

Raybestos® has partnered with leading suppliers to restore its Raybestos 1969 Ford® Mustang Fastback.

 

“When you look at the caliber of companies that have come together for our latest build project, it is very clear that the Raybestos 1969 Mustang Fastback will be a very special, one-of-a-kind classic car,” said Bruce Tartaglione, senior vice president of global sales and marketing for Brake Parts Inc. “We are proud to partner with the best of the best and know that our customers and enthusiasts everywhere will appreciate the quality and performance these companies bring to the restoration of this iconic vehicle.”

 

• Schwartz Performance Inc. – “G-Machine” bolt-in chassis & suspension

• American Autowire – Body wiring harness

• BeCool – High performance radiator and fans

• Dakota Digital – VHX instrument cluster and A/C controller

• Flaming River – Tilt steering column and steering shaft components

• Ford Performance – Coyote engine, Boss intake manifold, alternator kit and engine control pack

• Forgeline – GA3C wheels

• Hifonics – Elite series speaker component system, 5-channel amplifier and subwoofer

• Hushmat – Ultra sound deadening kit and Silencer Megabond sound absorption foam

• Mechanix Wear – Fabrication gloves & apparel

• National Parts Depot – Interior and exterior trim parts

• Optima Batteries – Deep cycle battery

• PPG Automotive Refinish/The Color Shoppe – Paint materials

• Ridetech – HQ coilover shocks

• Ring Brothers – Billet aluminum hood hinges and door handles

• SeatbeltPlanet.com – Full set of seat belts: front 4-point harnesses and rear seat lap belts

• Silver Sport Transmissions - T56 Magnum 6-speed transmission, flywheel, clutch and hydraulics system

• SpinTech – Mufflers and exhaust materials

• Tanks Inc. – EFI gas tank and fuel pump

• TechAFX – BlackWrap braided stainless PTFE conductive-core AN fuel hose and hose ends

• TMI Products – Interior upholstery kit and seats

• Vintage Air – Air conditioning and heater system, engine serpentine system

 

As part of the complete restoration, Schwartz Performance will also install an off-the-shelf performance disc brake upgrade package, using Raybestos components and Element3® brake pads with Enhanced Hybrid Technology (EHT®).

 

To keep up with the progress of the Raybestos ’69 Mustang Fastback car build, follow Raybestos on its Facebook and Twitter social media platforms or visit the website www.Raybestosbuild.com.

 

 

 

 

Raybestos Unveils Rendering of

1969 Mustang Fastback Restoration Project

 

MCHENRY, Ill. – Sept. 14, 2015 – The highly anticipated rendering of the Raybestos® 1969 Ford® Mustang Fastback is now available for viewing. Raybestos has teamed up with world-renowned Schwartz Performance to restore this true American classic.

 

The rendering illustrates the classic Mustang colors and striping that will be found on the restored muscle car. As part of the complete restoration, Schwartz Performance will install its famous “G-Machine” bolt-in chassis as well as an off-the-shelf performance disc brake upgrade package, using Raybestos components and Element3® brake pads with Enhanced Hybrid Technology (EHT®).

 

“As we rebuild this one-of-a-kind Raybestos ’69 Mustang Fastback, we are keeping in mind the Boss 302 Mustang of 1969,” said Jeff Schwartz, president of Schwartz Performance. “The classic colors and striping are true to the time and we will install a new Ford Coyote engine that is very similar to the one found in the modern Boss 302.”

 

Once the restoration is complete, the iconic Mustang will travel throughout North America next year before making its way to the 2016 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, where it will be awarded to one lucky winner.

 

“Raybestos and Mustang are the perfect match of history, leadership and innovation,” said Bruce Tartaglione, senior vice president of global sales and marketing for Brake Parts Inc. “After seeing the Mustang ‘before’ and the vision for its restoration, I know our customers and car enthusiasts everywhere will be interested in following the evolution of the Raybestos 1969 Mustang Fastback.”

 

To keep up with the progress of the Raybestos ’69 Mustang Fastback car build, including photos of the restoration and the addition of build partners and their performance components, follow Raybestos on its Facebook and Twitter social media platforms or visit www.RaybestosBuild.com.

 

 

Raybestos 1969 Mustang Fastback Makes
First Public Appearance

 

“Before” Car Appears at BPI Fundraiser for Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

 

MCHENRY, Ill. – Sept. 29, 2015 – The Raybestos® 1969 Ford® Mustang Fastback in its initial stages of restoration made its first public appearance at the Brake Parts Inc (BPI) annual employee appreciation event and car show on Sept. 10 at BPI world headquarters in McHenry, Ill.

 

“There has been so much talk about the latest Raybestos build project that we thought it would be exciting for it to make a public appearance at this early stage,” said Kristin Grons, marketing manager for Brake Parts Inc. “Although the Raybestos ’69 Mustang Fastback is still in the initial stages of restoration, the world class team at Schwartz Performance is making sure that the completed one-of-a-kind American classic will be one every enthusiast will wish was their own.”

 

During the BPI employee appreciation event, BPI employees attended the car show, were served a barbeque lunch and were able to participate in a variety of contests, including a raffle where assorted prizes, such as a resort gift certificate, were awarded. For a donation of $5, attendees had a chance to dunk their favorite BPI executives in the dunk tank.

 

All money raised during the event will be donated to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a worthy charity that has provided close to $150 million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans. To learn more, visit www.fallenheroesfund.org.

 

To keep up with the progress of the Raybestos ’69 Mustang Fastback car build, including photos of the restoration and the addition of build partners and their performance components, follow Raybestos on its Facebook and Twitter social media platforms or visit www.RaybestosBuild.com.

 

 

 

Raybestos Partners with Schwartz Performance

to Restore Classic ’69 Mustang Fastback

 

MCHENRY, Ill. – July 28, 2015 – Raybestos® has joined forces once again with world-renowned Schwartz Performance to restore an American icon muscle car, a 1969 Ford® Mustang Fastback.

 

“Raybestos and Mustang are the perfect match of history, leadership and innovation. Working with the first class team at Schwartz Performance, I don’t think there could be any better car for us to restore than this true American classic,” said Bruce Tartaglione, senior vice president of global sales and marketing for Brake Parts Inc. “There has been a lot of speculation about which car we would choose, so we are very pleased to make this announcement.”

 

Raybestos Brakes and Schwartz Performance teamed up last year, restoring the Raybestos 1971 Chevrolet® Camaro® RS “G-Machine”. After appearing in Las Vegas and touring North America, the one-of-a-kind Raybestos ‘71 Camaro RS reached its final destination, the home of Brian Williams of Lynchburg, Va., the grand prize winner of the Raybestos Camaro Sweepstakes.

 

As part of the Raybestos 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback restoration, Schwartz Performance will install its famous “G-Machine” custom-fabricated chassis as well as an off-the-shelf performance disc brake upgrade package, using Raybestos components and Element3® brake pads with Enhanced Hybrid Technology (EHT® ).

 

With the best attributes of both ceramic and semi-metallic friction materials in a single hybrid compound, Raybestos Element3 brake pads are engineered to ensure optimal performance, improve pad wear and durability, and deliver unsurpassed stopping power and vehicle control, even under the most aggressive braking conditions.

 

To keep up with the progress of the Raybestos ’69 Mustang Fastback car build, including photos of the restoration and the addition of build partners and their performance components, follow Raybestos on its Facebook and Twitter social media platforms.