Roadside Episode 3 Road to SEMA

The age old saying goes “…All Roads Lead to SEMA,” or something like that. For the automotive aftermarket industry, SEMA is the pinnacle trade show where manufacturers and builders can show off their latest creations and network. Of course, having the same deadline for everyone in the industry can mean late nights, last minute crunches and even pushing cars into the show unfinished.

In Episode 3 of Roadside, Tre5 Customs is tasked with showcasing their latest C-10 build in the All-American Billet booth at the big show. The thing is, the crew also has their hand in several other builds, a Cadillac, new lifted Silverado and a classic truck all with the exact same deadline. But, never one to shy away from a crunch, Jeremy Rice of Tre5 Customs and Frank Rechlin of Ikandy Paintworks set their own path to SEMA.

Mike Baldwin’s “Compadre” 1967 Chevrolet C-10

Compadre C-10 sits on a Choppin’ Block chassis kit thanks to AZ Pro Performance Brakes, as well as Slam Specialties & VIAIR Air Management. The two-tone Createx Colors paint scheme was custom mixed to match the copper wheels.


The Pro Dyno rebuilt 5.3L LS engine is topped with a Professional Products intake manifold, All American Billet Front Accessory Drive System and Spectre Performance air intake.

To get your hands on many of the suspension parts used on Compadre, visit AZ Pro Performance.



James Chamberlain’s 1965 Caddillac Coupe De Ville

The crew at Ikandy Paintworks made sure the Caddy was straight as an arrow before being dressed in black.