2023 SEMA Builder Nr 1: Ruffian Cars
The SEMA Show 2023 is just around the corner and one of the exhibitors is Ruffian Cars. Ruffian Cars are always pushing the boundaries of creativity and engineering to build one-of-a-kind classics that are equal parts vintage racing and modern supercar styling. Ruffian Cars will be in booth 21653 at the SEMA Show.
Ruffian Cars, a name synonymous with innovation in the classic car world, is set to make waves at the SEMA Show 2023, and their journey is an inspiring testament to what's possible when you combine passion, experience, and an open book on creativity.
At the heart of Ruffian Cars is Chris Ashton, the founder, and a seasoned auto enthusiast with 35 years of wrenching experience and 25 years of racing under his belt. With each new project, Chris and his team face challenges head-on, always with an eye toward improvement and a commitment to delivering the highest standards of craftsmanship.
Ruffian Cars is all about reimagining classic cars as breathtaking, meant-to-be-driven works of art. Their commitment to pushing the boundaries is evident in every project they undertake. Inspired by a wealth of experience and a thirst for something truly unique, Ruffian Cars operates with a small but dedicated crew in a well-equipped shop. This setup allows them to not only build cars more efficiently but also to ensure that each one meets their uncompromising standards.
The name "Ruffian Cars" is a nod to a legendary American thoroughbred racehorse known as "Ruffian," which made winning races look easy. This namesake suits the spirit of Ruffian Cars perfectly, as they too make the extraordinary appear effortless. It all started with a race-inspired 1970 fastback Mustang that broke the mold and set the stage for all their future builds.
Ruffian Cars draws inspiration from various forms of racing, including road racing, drag racing, autocross, and off-roading. It's the thrill of the race, the precision of technology, and the aesthetics of purpose-built race vehicles that drive their creativity.
If you're as fascinated as we are by Ruffian Cars and their incredible creations, you won't want to miss the chance to meet the team and witness their '64 Galaxie and '67 Mustang in all their glory at the SEMA Show 2023.
Don't miss out! Mark your calendars for October 31st to November 3rd, 2023, and head to the Las Vegas Convention Center to witness the magic of Ruffian Cars, powered by CTEK.