Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Check out this super clean, rust free '65 Plymouth Barracuda project? This solid Texas car is one of the nicest we've seen. How would you build it? Better yet, how do you think we are going to build it?

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Craftsman Comet goes across the Barrett Jackson auction block in Reno this Friday! Tune into Velocity to see it live on the Barrett Jackson show, Lot # 3001.

Kevin and Chad will be on hand for the auction, which benefits the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Join us at Stratford Mall tonight in Bloomindale for the Cruise night

Don't let this morning's weather scare you away from the Daily Herald cruise night tonight at Stratford Square Mall in Bloomingdale where we will be a featured builder. See the Kosmic Outcast, Violent, Craftsman Comet, Bruce's '55 GMC.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Craftsman Comet at Strats

Beautiful day to take the Craftsman Comet to Strat's in Villa Park for lunch..

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Violent Valiant at COTA

Here is a ride along video in the Valiant at Circuit of the Americas in Austin,Texas to promote OPTIMA Batteries Search for the Ultimate Street Car by Advanced Auto Parts events at the Pirelli World Challenge. We were told to keep the speeds down and no passing, but it still was a great experience to be on such an amazing track in the oldest car in the entire facility! Special thanks to Jimi Day for the invite! We had a great time.

Craftman Comet on the Scottsdale Goodguys Autocross

Here's a video of Chad piloting the Craftsman Comet on the Goodguys Duel in the Desert Autocross competition in Scottsdale, AZ, with Mary Pozzi in the co-pilots seat. She promised to take it easy, but it didn't take long for that to change! Mary is one of THE best drivers and it was an honor to have her ride along and give us some pointers.

Friday, March 13, 2015

2015 Chicago World of Wheels

Stop by the Tremec Transmissions booth at the Chicago World of Wheels and check out the 1965 Mercury Craftsman Comet and find out how a Tremec 6 speed makes these cars more fun that you can shake a stick at! Also our 1964 Plymouth "Violent" Valiant will be in booth 500. Stop by and say hi!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

We're hiring!

We're looking for a second full time sheet metal fabricator. Projects will include building grille shells, custom dashes, custom body modifications, replacing rusted areas, building panels from scratch, etc. Creativity is a must as you will be designing pieces from scratch and/or from sketches and concept drawings. HVAC experience does not qualify as relevant experience.

We're looking for a full time mechanic/final assembly specialist. Will be responsible for all wiring, plumbing, hanging painted sheet metal, as well as swapping parts on smaller jobs, induction swaps with multiple carbs (like 8 Rochester 2GCs on a blown 392 Hemi... if that sounds unfamiliar then we are not the shop for you), EFI conversions, suspension assembly from 1930s Ford to IFS, perform shakedown runs, etc. With 3 fabricators supplying workload, you will be busy finishing 1964 and older hot rods and customs, plus any year race car. You will also be responsible for smaller projects, such as intake swaps, carb swaps, disc brake swaps, transmission swaps etc. This is not a job for a parts changer. You will be required to think on your feet and solve problems as they arise.

Former Military personnel are also highly encouraged, especially those with avionics experience.

MUST be detail oriented. MUST have a good work ethic. MUST have good integrity. MUST be motivated. MUST have a love for obsolete technology. MUST love hot rods and customs. MUST have own tools.

We are a tight knit family and if you can actually rise to the challenge of the position, chances are you will never leave.

Send resumes to INCLUDE a brief cover letter detailing why you think you have what it takes to build hot rods and race cars.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Check out our YouTube channel, and our newest video, a Street Legal TV feature on our Violent Valiant!

Double click on the video to view in full screen mode.

Click HERE to view our YouTube Channel.
Here's a cool article from Street Legal TV on our 1964 Violent Valiant!

Click HERE to check it out.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Interview With Alan Taylor at SEMA discussing the Craftman Comet. If you're paying close attention, disregard the LSX454 footage… we did NOT put an LS motor in the Comet. It's a Roush 427R.

Join us Saturday December 20 at the shop for our 8th Annual Christmas HAMB Soiree and open house! Get together on a cold winter’s night to benchrace and spread some christmas cheer with fellow hot rodders! Please Bring a dish to share. BYOB.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Craftsman Comet Episode 6, Suspension is now live. Check it out.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Paint Spot is doing a great job on the Violent Valiant! Check out these photos fresh from the Paint Booth and Valspar Automotive #valsparauto

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

This friday October 3, is our 3rd annual Iron Invasion Open House from 3-6pm. See some of the neat projects that are underway and bench race.