SEMA Super Star "Blow Dart"
We're back to the SEMA Super Stars, that select list we comprised from the insane finery that filled the 2016 SEMA show. This resto-mod stunner was built by LexiJ Inc/RMR Dreamcars out of Hudson, Florida. The goal of RMR Dreamcars is "to build the highest quality vehicles that incorporates the modern technology of today with the classic styling of the past." Well, mission accomplished RMR. Cast your eyes at "Blow Dart", a 1968 Dodge Dart GTS that debuted at the Trick Flow booth this year at SEMA. Mike Staveski and RMR Dreamcars blew this build out of the water and well beyond anything Dodge could have ever imagined back in '68. This crew has raised the bar and then some.
Ok "Blow Dart", let's get to the BLOW in this Dart. According to Mike, if you are going to have a "Blow Dart", it's going to have to be supercharged. So, there's a Vortech supercharged 493 cu. in. big block under the hood. That powerplant is complete with SCAT rotating internals and a Howard’s Camshaft. The engine is topped with Trick Flow Specialties’ PowerPort 240 top-end kit, and a Quick Fuel Technology blow-through carburetor. And there you have it friends, the "Blow" for your "Dart" RMR Dreamcar style. Editors note: after the show the carb was replaced with a FAST XFI Sportsman EFI system - FYI.
This Dart purrs with a Flowmaster American Thunder exhaust system
Contemproary touches to a classic ride. Blending modern elements seamlessly into this restoration.
Part of the resto mod treatment was the extensive attention to detail on the inside of the beauty. Again RMR found the perfect balance of old and new. Dakota Digital analog gauges deliver the details nestled in the stock dash. Legendary Auto Interiors crafted this showroom perfect interior, their upgraded Rallye bucket seats were used for that modern Resto-Mod feel. It is shifted by a Kilduff Lightning Rods shifter and has a 4L80E automatic transmission. A Grant Classic Series steering wheel finishes off the package.
It rides on one-off rims by RMR Dreamcars.
Nods to the past and the present. Old school grille and tail lights with carbon fiber bumpers, the perfect blend of old school and new.
Not only was the 2,000 hour build "Blow Dart" s reciepient of the KruzinUSA.com SEMA Super Star award It was selected as a Mopar Muscle Top 10 at SEMA 2016. A couple of fine honors for a fine build.
Up next, the latest installment of your new favorite TV show Builders Showroom TV. This episode starring the incredible "Blow Dart".
Originally built as a shop car, this baby just rolled across the auction block at the Barrett Jackson Scottsdale auction. Now, it's not that proper to talk money however all I feel comfortable saying is this "Blow Dart" fetched just south of 6 figures. Not too shabby for a "shop car".
I can tell you the Trick Flow booth is going to be one of my first stops at the SEMA show 2017, RMR Dreamcars are working a '69 Mustang Fastback and if what they did with "Blow Dart" is any indication, this is going to be one insane ride.
'Till the next time - Keep on Kruzin!