Race cars for the street
I design, fabricate, modify and build street-able custom cars
inspired by race car visuals, parts and technologies.
Chris has been wrenching on cars for 30 years and racing for the last 20. With each new project, challenges are faced and overcome while more experience is gained. With the Ruffian Mustang, Chris finally has the experience and confidence of designing, planning and building a car from the ground up.
Ruffian Cars gets its name from the famous "Ruffian" American thoroughbred race horse that won 10 consecutive races from 1972 to 1975 and made it look easy. It was the perfect name for a race inspired 1970 fastback Mustang that defied the norm and laid the groundwork for all future Ruffian builds to come.
Road racing, drag racing, autocross and off-roading, I love it all. It's incredibly cool to pull visuals and technologies from purpose built race vehicles and bring them back to the street in the form of custom cars, hot rods, pro-touring and pro-street builds.