JF Launier’s Ridler-winning “Rivision” ’64 Buick is heading to Spokane for the Goodguys 13th Great Northwest Nationals August 15-17 at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center! Fresh off a top-5 finish for the Goodguys 2014 Optima Batteries Street Machine of the Year award in Columbus last weekend, JF is bringing the car to share it fans. The popular Canadian builder and former Goodguys Trendsetter will also select the coveted Goodguys Builder’s Choice awards at the event.
Rivision is a land mark car. Part sports car, part muscle car, part street machine, its front half is all ’64 Rivvy. The boat tail backside has the look of a ’71 Buick and was hand formed from sheet metal on an English wheel as were the fenders. The body is 6-inches wider than stock, extended 3-inches on each side. All metal fab on the car was done by Launier himself in his JF Kustoms/Desert Speed Shop in Osoyoos, British Columbia. Mike Curtis of Curtis Speed did the grill, one off wheels and some other high quality parts & pieces.
Under the hood lies a radical twin turbo LS motor pumping out 850 horsepower. The twin turbo units are in the trunk area in back of the seats. The side venting and plumbing required and how it all works would make a Formula 1 team take notice! To his credit, JF put the car through a grueling two-lap Goodguys AutoCross last week during the Street Machine of the Year competition where it logged an impressive 36.336 elapsed time!
Don’t miss your chance to see the Ridler winner in Spokane!