November 5, 2013
DynoMax Products Included on ‘9-MIL the ’67 Nova,’ ‘Maximus the ’68 Charger,’ Displayed in the Brand’s SEMA Show Booth
Las Vegas, Nov. 5, 2013 – The DynoMax Performance Exhaust brand continues to push extremes (and horsepower) in its SEMA Show Booth (Central Hall, No. 25131). This year’s display includes the Chris Holstrom Concepts’ 1967 Chevrolet Nova that houses more-than-stock Corvette power, plus Nelson Racing Engines’ 1968 Dodge Charger, dubbed “Maximus,” thanks to its 2,000-plus horsepower engine and completely custom fabricated build.
“We weren’t just looking to ‘raise the bar,’ we wanted a pair of muscle cars that were true to the power of DynoMax products and built to the exacting standards of two of the finest hot rod building and fabrication teams in North America,” said Chris Gauss, sales and marketing manager, performance brands, Tenneco.
Holstroms’ 1967 Chevy Nova – a sleeper supercar named “9-MIL” wrapped in a classic Chevy design – has a true Corvette core, a powerful LS9 crate motor, and an entire envelope of custom components chosen for horsepower and performance. Originally a rust-free California car, the Chris Holstrom team fabricated a completely new look and feel.
“We wanted to enhance the Nova’s clean and classic platform without taking away from the original GM design,” said Chris Holstrom, Chris Holstrom Concepts. The Nova also features a set of DynoMax® Ultra Flo™ welded mufflers, a stainless steel, fully welded design with straight-through internal piping to ensure unrestricted exhaust flow and reduced backpressure.
DynoMax products also were used on Maximus, the 1968 Charger built by Nelson Racing Engines (NRE), Chatsworth, Calif. Shown in bare metal, Maximus features a 9.4L Chrysler Hemi engine capable of 2,000 horsepower; a completely custom body that took more than 1,500 hours of metal work to create; several NRE-designed and fabricated components and more. “Maximus is evidence of the capabilities of Nelson Racing Engines,” said Tom Nelson, Nelson Racing Engines. “Transforming sheet metal, chunks of aluminum and parts into a Charger that’s capable of extreme horsepower with new car drivability and running on pump gas? That’s just what we do.”
The team at NRE built a custom exhaust around four stainless steel DynoMax Bullet™ mufflers, a straight-through, high-flow muffler design. Bullet mufflers have a continuous perforated tube to maximize sound absorption and minimize turbulence. Bullet mufflers are made in the United States. The exhaust also includes stainless NRE headers that are fully purged and tig welded, 3.5-in. oval piping and an NRE handmade X-pipe.
Each of these DynoMax SEMA vehicles are outfitted with components from the DynoMax brand’s versatile custom fabrication parts line. Allowing the fabricator to completely customize the fit and flow of the exhaust system, DynoMax custom fabrication parts include stainless steel, mandrel bent piping, accessories and other specialty parts necessary to complete a high-flow, high-performance DynoMax exhaust.
DynoMax Ultra Flo welded mufflers are covered by an exclusive 90-day Performance and Sound Guarantee. Additional details and restrictions apply and can be found at www.DynoMax.com.
For more information about the DynoMax custom fabrication parts line, please visit www.DynoMax.com, contact your nearest DynoMax supplier or call 1-734-384-7806. For the name and location of your nearest DynoMax retailer, check out the Dealer Locator at www.DynoMax.com.
About Chris Holstrom Concepts
Chris Holstrom Concepts started on the foundation of designing and building unique, cutting edge muscle cars while making customers’ dreams come to life. Chris Holstrom built his first car, a 1955 Chevy, at the age of 14, and hasn’t stopped building. The shop is located in Puyallup and can be reached at 253-435-5385. More information can be found at www.ChrisHolstromConcepts.com.
About Nelson Racing Engines
Since 1995, Tom Nelson and his team at Nelson Racing Engines have built hot rods that have pushed the envelope of power and drivability. Nelson Racing Engines is synonymous with extreme horsepower applications and exclusive, one-off vehicle builds that always include a “super motor.” The shop – which also has a complete, in-house machine shop – is in Chatsworth, Calif. For more information, please call (818) 998-5593 or visit www.NelsonRacingEngines.com.
About DynoMax Performance Exhaust
One of North America’s leading brands of dyno-proven exhaust technologies for late-model and classic muscle cars, diesel and gas trucks, Jeeps and SUVs, DynoMax Performance Exhaust products are manufactured and marketed by Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN).
Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN) is a $7.4 billion global manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 25,000 employees worldwide. Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of clean air and ride performance products and systems for automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment markets and the aftermarket. Tenneco’s principal brand names are Monroe®, Walker®, XNOx™ and Clevite® Elastomer.