It was a long road to the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Vegas, Nevada, for Rob and Brandy Phillips of PCH Rods. The couple has spent the last two years building the 1972 Chevy C10 pickup named the C-10R and it has finally made its debut at the 2014 SEMA show.
Previously Rob had built a 1969 Chevy C10 truck as a show vehicle, but the 1972 C-10R was designed for go more than it was for show. Rob and Brandy chose function over form when developing the C-10R as a Pro Touring competition specific vehicle.
Because PCH Rods C-10R was built to win races, not shows, the amount of positive feedback the truck has received at the SEMA show has taken Rob and Brandy by surprise. “During set up we rolled the truck into the Spectre Performance booth and industry individuals flocked toward the C-10R,” said Brandy Phillips. “We have been really impressed with the number of high-end custom builders who have paused to look at the truck.”
Brandy Phillips was also extremely surprised when the PCH Rods 1972 Chevy C-10R received the prestigious Good Guys Gold Award Participant. While walking around the Las Vegas Convention Center it was obvious that this award was given only to high caliber vehicles.
However, Rob and Brandy’s ultimate goal for the 2014 SEMA show was to be invited to the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitation which will be held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Brandy Phillips has been trying to get invited to this event since its inception in 2008. “It’s a really big honor just to be considered for OUSCI,” said Brandy. Only 20 qualified vehicles were considered, 10 of which were to be chosen
It was an emotional scene as cameramen filmed Brandy Phillips accepting her invitation to the 2014 Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational. The two-day long event will begin on Saturday November 8th following the conclusion of the 2014 SEMA show. Spectre Performance would like to wish Brandy and Rob Phillips the best of luck this weekend as Brandy finally realizes her dream that has been six- years in the making.
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