OFFSTAGE: Rascal Flatts Watch “Red Camaro” Come to Life

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Three members of Rascal Flatts. One badass Camaro. This might be a problem. In fact, I definitely think West Coast Customs should have made three red Camaros instead of just one. When Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney got off their tour bus and stepped inside this custom car shop in Corona, Calif., to make their request for a car to go with their summer driving-around anthem, “Red Camaro,” they should’ve known they’d need three. The Inside West Coast Customs episode was on Discovery HD on Sunday night (April 17). Since then, I’m sure the shop has been inundated with calls to recreate the Camaro, complete with its signature Rascal Flatts Red paint job and trio of exhaust tips, custom sway bar, aftermarket supercharger, Swarovski crystal logo on the grill, black leather seats embroidered with a cowboy-style design and, most importantly, the four-component sound system that CEO and custom car boss Ryan Friedlinghaus said can “shake the streets while they drive.” It is one very cool muscle car. At the end of the show, after the reveal and the group hug, LeVox said, “Music takes on a life of itself sometimes, and sometimes we get to drive it away.”