BLACKLAKE Research and Development was forged in Detroit. Our small boutique company started as a dream, with two OEM engineers ready to step out of our comfort zone and into the Wild West… literally. Founded by Seth Ravndal and Joe Valentich, BLACKLAKE’s mission is to design and engineer ultimate no compromise systems and vehicles. The BLACKLAKE XT1, our first complete vehicle, is a proving ground for our engineering and a truck that’s designed to be both the ultimate on- and off-road truck and a gateway into the BLACKLAKE family.

For us, every project is more than the sum of its parts. Our team takes great pride in engineering, developing, and testing each and every component we build, and we find satisfaction in knowing that the BLACKLAKE name means more than just a “good part” – it represents the very best that we can deliver. If you’d like to learn more, please sign up to join Team BLACKLAKE or come see us at an event near you. We’d love meet you.

BLACKLAKE engages in automobile customization services; vehicle retrofit and conversion services. Our team restores and modifies existing Chevrolet Silverados for our customers. Blacklake does not manufacture or sell automobiles. Blacklake is not sponsored, associated, approved, endorsed nor, in any way, affiliated with Chevrolet or General Motors. (www.chevrolet.com)


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