1952 Chevy Vicarious

Andrea Whitehead

The Cars

1952 Chevy Vicarious

The project "Vicarious" was secretly built behind closed doors as a surprise thank you gift for Tyler's dad, who without his help and support, he wouldn't be where he is right now and HPI Customs wouldn't have been around without him. All told, 46 sponsors and partners helped out with this top secret build, the most pro-dominant being Missing Link Machine, Auto Resurrection (paint), Sew Fine Interiors and Vortech Superchargers.

​We have been blessed to work with so many different companies on this SEMA build, starting with Vortech Superchargers. The design renderings were done by Hermance Designs to start the build, and since then a MASSIVE list of sponsors has since followed. We have been doing all the chassis design, fab, sheet metal, wiring, plumbing, and the main build, with issing Link Machine doing all the one-off CNC machined bits for the truck. Auto Resurrection tackled the paint and body prep, with Sew Fine Interiors stitching the leather interior for the interior!

The truck rides on C4 Corvette Suspension, massive Z06 brakes, and is powered by a supercharged small block Chevy with EFI and methanol injection, backed by a paddle shifted GMPP Supermatic transmission. Tons of modifications round out the custom luxury sport interior, a full CNC machined dash layout, and more body mods than we can count.

Here is the list of the GRACIOUS sponsors and those who helped us out on the build:

Vortech Superchargers, Kolors Autobody Supplies, Hermance Design, Dakota Digital, Rydell, Chevrolet, Afco, Dynatech, Vibrant Performance, KinDigit Designs, E-Stopp,  Missing Link Machine, Auto Resurrection, Sew Fine Interiors, Rain Gear,  Sunspec Billet Factory, Prismatic Powders, Budnik Wheels, Kore3 Brakes, Hydratech Brakes, Borla Exhaust, Ricks Tanks, Speedway Engineering, Flaming River, MSD, Holly Performance EFI, MB Quart Audio, Quiet Ride, ElectricLife, Eddie Motorsports, Powertrain Control Solutions, Impact Racing, Techflex, Hose Candy, Golden Leaf Automotive, Vintage Air, Lokar Performance, Hagan Auto, Kal-Tire, Performance World.