October 26, 2017 (JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.) — The AAM Group™, the largest program distribution group in the SEMA marketplace, is jointly announcing the 2017 SEMA project vehicle Renegade III: a 1974 Jeep CJ-5 that has been taken to the ground and reconstructed with modern enhancements any 1970s owner would have loved. Renegade III is being outfitted by the biggest names in the automotive aftermarket—most of them sponsoring manufacturers of the Total Truck Centers™ or Parts Pro™ jobber marketing program. The Jeep will make its exhibition debut at the SEMA Show in Booth SL08 in the South Hall, Lower Level.
Renegade III was conceived, designed, and managed by AAM Program Sales Manager Greg Griffith and built by the Mancave Designs team. In addition to the modern upgrades, OE enhancements, and custom touches, the Jeep includes several “Hidden Mickeys”: Mickey Mouse silhouettes placed throughout the build. Griffith originally bought the Jeep as a modest cruiser for his wife, a former Disney cast member and enthusiastic fan, and Renegade III exists as both a salute to her and a one-of-a-kind vehicle that brings together two iconic brands.
“One of the best things about this project was that it allowed us to include both our truck and performance manufacturers on one build,” said Griffith. “The support they gave us was simply outstanding. This build should have taken four years under normal circumstances, but our team pulled it together in just over nine months. I am very proud of this Jeep, as she continues our tradition of bringing unique looks and stances to SEMA—plus, blending old with new and showcasing some really crafty parts.”
Total Truck Centers™ and Parts Pro™ Sponsors
AutoMeter Products, Bestop, CURT, Driven Racing Oil, Edelbrock, Flex-a-lite, Flowmaster, Husky Liners, Motive Gear, MSD Performance, Omix-ADA, OPTIMA Batteries, Powermaster, Rancho, Scorpion Protective Coatings, TEN Factory, Vision X, and WARN.
BFGoodrich, Clifford Performance, Harland Sharp, Hi-Lift, Kicker, Painless, Raceline Wheels, SPIDERWEBSHADE, Straub Technologies, and Tuffy.
James Belcher and Mancave Designs
Joey Yokum at Atomic City 4×4 in Oak Ridge, Tenn. 865-481-8006
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