Detroit Speed Inc. Ready to Reclaim Battle of the Builders Title with Two Custom-Built 1969 Chevrolet Camaros


Mooresville, NC (August 1, 2018): Detroit Speed looks to enter two powerhouse 1969 Chevrolet Camaros into the 2018 SEMA Show Battle of the Builders competition in Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, 2018.

The first entry is a one-of-a-kind muscle machine, cleverly dubbed “TUX” for its detailed and sophisticated appearance. Since its debut earlier this year, TUX has received multiple accolades including Goodguys 2018 Street Machine of the Year and a Great 8 Ridler finalist award at the 2018 Detroit AutoRama. TUX is performance-packed, complete with thousands of modifications that one could get lost in for hours.

The second entry is a uniquely designed convertible packed with custom features inside and out. Just a few of the upgrades include a custom-fabricated hood cowl and header panel, and 3D-printed hood fender and quarter grill vents.

“Both of these 1969 Camaros are unique in their own way,” said Kyle Tucker, owner of Detroit Speed. “TUX is a once-in-a-lifetime build that exudes class, with subtle details that demand to be appreciated. On the other end of the spectrum, the convertible is loud and in your face. It just depends on your style preference.”

TUX will be featured in the ARP Inc. booth #22613, while the convertible will be stationed in the Holley/MSD booth #22563. Both booths can be found in the Central Hall at the SEMA Show.

Detroit Speed has been a part of the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition since its inception in 2014, when the company won the award with a white 1969 Camaro. Detroit Speed was a top-10 finisher in 2015 and finished third in 2016.

“I am very proud of all the work put into these Camaros and am excited to see how they stack up in the industry this year,” concluded Tucker.

Click HERE for high-resolution images and specification sheets on each vehicle.

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Alex Stivaletti


About Detroit Speed Inc.
Co-founded in 2001 by automotive performance entrepreneur and racing veteran Kyle Tucker, Detroit Speed Inc. provides products and services to transform classic muscle cars into all-around versatile vehicles with distinct design and performance. Based in Mooresville, NC, the company has been recognized for its keen attention to detail and engineering excellence using American-made components. Detroit Speed helps drivers, car enthusiasts and the industry’s top automotive experts put the muscle back into their cars.

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