Hey Tri Five Fam! Some of you may know but for those who don’t, I bought Gene Smith Reproduction Parts almost 2 years ago. We’ve had a rough year getting materials and keeping parts in stock due to everything going on in the world so we thank you for your patience and support. Not only are we investing thousands in repairing/ replacing old tired tooling we are also developing some new parts that aren’t currently available. We are working tirelessly to make sure the Tri Fives can last into the distant future. We’ve partnered with Roadster Shop and enlisted EV West’s help to develop what we think will be the first electric Tri Five which we’ve named “Belectro Air.” We aren’t doing it for “green” reasons because that debate has holes on both sides. We are doing it because the technology is interesting and it will hopefully give a new generation an option to get into the culture and style. Our goal is to produce a turn key chassis for anyone that wants to bolt their body onto it. “Bolt/ plug and play” if you will. Here are the build specs:
1955 Bel Air Sport Coupe
Goal: >1200HP, All Wheel Drive, < 3 Seconds 0-60, >200 Mile Range
Motor: Yes Motor(s), 2 of them...
Chassis: Custom Roadster Shop
Show Debut: 2022 SEMA
If you’re curious to follow the build here is the website and Instagram:
If you have any ideas feel free to send them over. Our goal is to make the coolest EV Tri Five possible so people who may have not been interested in Tri Fives will give them a second look. We know there’s lots of ideas we haven’t thought of. We’d love the support of the tri five community because that’s why we’re here.
P.S. we know this won’t appeal to everyone and that’s okay. We’re prepared for the pushback. Gas runs through our veins but there’s no fighting technology so we decided to adapt and see where it takes us. If it fails, that’s okay, at least we gave it a go.