Brighton Motorsports 1967 Camaro
From Dakota Digital
The automotive aftermarket world is all about vision. Whether you see your mundane station wagon hangin’ the hoops on its way to a 10-second pass, your S10 laying body on 22” wheels or your burgeoning business getting recognition from your peers, ya gotta have an idea what you want the future to look like.
The best, most high profile place for a shop to make an impression in the industry is at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas each year. While not open to the public, this event attracts hundreds of thousands of industry leaders from over 100 countries to view the latest and greatest parts, accessories and custom built cars in the aftermarket. The Specialty Equipment Market Association Show runs just one week in November, but prompts some of the most wild and hardcore builds in often the shortest amount of time. Vehicles built for SEMA almost always become a desperate thrash to the finish; it’s not uncommon for cars to receive final touches as they are loaded on the trailer to head to the show.
SEMA is the place to be and be seen; this event is akin to the red-carpet for movie stars. Getting products in vehicles at SEMA is not unlike clothing designers getting their best threads on a big movie star. For the best exposure, most companies strive to be part of the build of a car that is going to catch eyes and steal attention. Brighton Motorsports in Scottsdale, Arizona builds high end vehicles for private collectors and automotive enthusiasts, so when we caught wind of the LeMans Blue 1967 Camaro drop-top they were readying for SEMA, we knew we wanted to be involved. We felt that the gorgeous color scheme and execution of this car was a perfect fit for our new VHX analog instrument systems tailor made for first-gen F Bodies. Since we knew the caliber of cars that roll out of Brighton, coupled with the roofless-nature of this car, it was decided this Camaro would provide awesome visibility (literally) for our newest product line.
In true SEMA fashion, the Brighton Camaro is not completed as of this writing, but this ride is so sweet we couldn’t wait to share it. The whole chassis has been bathed in silver, a nice departure from the typical satin black. Speaking of the chassis, this one has been upgraded with a full suspension system from Heidt’s and blessed with Baer Brakes. All we’re going to tell you about that menacing-looking big block is that its aluminum. You’ll have to catch the full feature of this Camaro in a future issue of the Motor Market to get the details. As with every Six Degrees feature, we’ve got additional content on our website (see below).
Dakota Digital has been churning out some of the best instrumentation and electronic accessories in the industry for a full quarter-century now, and since silver is the traditional gift for 25 years, the Brighton Motorsports ’67 Camaro fits our just-released silver alloy with vibrant blue back lighting VHX instrument system to a ‘T’. With just seven popular models currently on the market, there are many, many more VHX applications coming soon to help complete the vision of nearly any custom ride. After 25 years of the best digital instrumentation systems around, what does the future look like for Dakota Digital? The future looks bright and very well equipped.