EnerSys®, the manufacturer of ODYSSEY® batteries, will showcase Road Hauks custom-built Bootlegger vehicle in its ODYSSEY battery booth no. 24875 at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. The SEMA Show will take place October 31-November 3 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Featured on the History Channel’s hit show Road Hauks, the Bootlegger combines a 2010 Camaro SS with a custom off-road suspension to create an authentic “shine runner” vehicle for a local distillery. Lead designer Kenny Hauk and his crew stripped the vehicle completely and rebuilt it to include a custom lift kit with 35” tires, an all-wheel drive system, a copper-looking exterior, a cargo hold for moonshine, a roof-mounted LED rack and a real-life smoke screen.
“When it comes to our theme builds, our number one concern is authenticity,” said Hauk. “A genuine prohibition-era vehicle should be an off-road speedster that can go anywhere and yet somehow can keep its moonshine cargo intact. We focused on maintaining those characteristics in this rally-car inspired ‘shine runner’.”
In addition to maintaining a prohibition-style look to the vehicle, Hauk and his crew had to specially fabricate a new suspension design in order to convert the vehicle’s existing strut system to an off-road racing shock system. They also converted the rear wheel drive system to an all-wheel drive system by installing a transfer case, a modified transmission and an updated front and rear drive shaft.
The appearance of the Bootlegger in the ODYSSEY battery booth will be its first ever at the SEMA Show. The vehicle first appeared on Road Hauks on April 15, 2017.
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