A big congratulations to JF Launier of JF Kustoms for pushing forward on all the hard work to bring home the 2014 Ridler award! The announcement was made at Michigan’s Cobo Hall where the full custom 1964 “Rivision” Buick Riviera went up against 7 other nominees to take first place overall.
The winning didn’t stop there though, JF also took home the coveted “Builder Award”, given to the top custom car builder of the year.
Rivision features a completely worked over body, much of the panels were hand made. JF’s vision was to create a car that could’ve been seen as a concept car back in the early 60’s.
The car features incredible dedication to being unique and in executing great detail, from logos formed into sheet metal to one off billet parts to totally custom three tone wheels, and everything in between.
Under the hood is an 850 hp turbo charged LS engine featuring our ATS Road Race oil pan. What makes it unique is the placing of the turbo system behind the rear seat in the trunk. All this power is channeled through a T56 6 speed transmission.
This rolling yellow sculpture rides on a Speedtech Performance 1st gen Camaro subframe featuring our high clearance control arms, sway bar, and ATS AFX tall spindles, and out back uses Speedtech A Body suspension.
This car isn’t meant to be a “Show Queen”, JF is not only the builder he’s the owner and plans to beat on the car at Goodguys autocross events as well as shooting for 200 mph top speed runs at Bonneville. With Speedtech tackling suspension duties, Rivision is sure to do well at the show and on the track.
Way to go JF, your hard work deserves the awards!