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Catching Up with the Bitchin' Rides Cast: Where Are They Now?

"Bitchin' Rides" is a popular television show that has captured the hearts and imaginations of automotive enthusiasts worldwide. Airing on the Velocity channel (now rebranded as the MotorTrend Network), the show has become a staple for those who have a deep passion for cars and the art of custom automotive craftsmanship.


"Bitchin' Rides" introduced viewers to a cast of talented individuals who breathed life into automotive dreams and turned ordinary cars into extraordinary works of art. As the show captivated audiences with its incredible transformations and personalized stories, fans have often wondered: What really happened to the cast of "Bitchin' Rides," and where are they now?


Dave Kindig

Dave Kindig

Dave Kindig


Let's begin by focusing on the central figure of both the shop and the show: Dave Kindig. Dave Kindig stands as the shining star of "Bitchin' Rides," having earned multiple awards for his exceptional designs. When asked about his favorite job, he consistently replies that it's the next one, reflecting his artist's mindset. But how did his journey commence?


Dave Kindig's fascination with automobiles ignited at the tender age of five. Initially interested in insects, he eventually transitioned to customizing a different kind of "beetle." His experience, aside from one class, is entirely hands-on; he learned through practical work. A turning point arrived when a drawing of a '69 Camaro he created found its way into a magazine. This recognition caught the eye of executives at Velocity, and Dave Kindig naturally fit the mold for reality TV.

Dave Kindig

Dave Kindig


Dave Kindig exudes charisma and revels in being in front of the camera. His distinctive style in crafting custom cars defies the boundaries of classic and modern, aspiring for a timeless appeal even 30 or 40 years into the future. He doesn't follow fleeting trends but rather designs based on what he deems awesome, bringing these visions to life.


Dave Kindig remains an integral part of the show, steering both his business and "Bitchin' Rides" to success. His presence is irreplaceable, and the show wouldn't be the same without him. Now, let's delve into his personal life.


Dave Kindig's wife and children

Charity Kindig

Charity Kindig


At Dave Kindig's side is his wife, Charity Kindig, who serves as the vice president of their company. Contrary to misconceptions, Charity's passion for cars predates her involvement with Dave. They initially crossed paths at a dance, but Charity had harbored a lifelong fascination with cars. In fact, Dave's decision to start his own business was contingent upon Charity's approval, a condition she imposed until they welcomed their first child, Drew.

Dave and Drew Kindig

Dave and Drew Kindig


Today, the Kindig family, including Bailey and Drew, collaborates within the shop. Bailey and Charity alternate between various roles, including managing social media for the shop. Bailey even authored the comprehensive website bio. Additionally, Bailey shares her father's affinity for beetles and other Volkswagen models. On the other hand, Drew specializes in metal fabrication and is known as the "door handle Ninja" at Kindig It Design. This familial bond ensures the continuity and success of Kindig It Design, with no plans of departure.

Dave and Bailey Kindig

Dave and Bailey Kindig


Now, shifting our focus to the other cast members:

Kevin Schiele

Kevin Schiele

Kevin Schiele and Dave Kindig


Kevin Schiele boasts a deep-seated passion for automobiles, ensuring that each project at the shop meets exacting standards. As the foreman of Kindig It's 27,000 square foot facility, he is a source of valuable insights and often delivers lectures on "Bitchin' Rides." Known as the "mother trucker," Kevin also handles the transportation of the shop's vehicles to various auto shows nationwide. While Kevin maintains a private life outside of work, he is known to be in a relationship with Melanie Kay Neff.


Bryce Green

Bryce Green

Bryce Green


Bryce Green, the manager of the body shop at Kindig It Design, began his automotive journey after an incident involving his father's car, which he had to repair himself. This experience sparked Bryce's interest in mechanics, eventually leading him to acquire degrees in business and automotive technology. Bryce's departure from Kindig It Design in February 2020 marked the creation of his venture, Big Kid Blocks (BKB), specializing in car customization tools and accessories.


Will Lockwood

Will Lockwood

Will Lockwood - The mad scientist!


Will Lockwood, the on-site engineer and resident mad scientist, developed his passion for automobiles from an early age. Starting with RC cars at the age of 11, he later pursued education in auto body and mechanics. Will even served in the military, working on tanks during Operation Desert Storm. His enduring enthusiasm for innovation and experimentation makes him a valuable asset to Kindig It Design, where he has been since 1992.


Eric Larson

Eric Larson

Eric Larson


Eric Larson's journey began with ornamental iron projects and customizing motorcycles. His remarkable craftsmanship extends to numerous pieces displayed in Salt Lake area art shops and beyond. Eric joined Kindig It Design in 2013, contributing his skills in welding, metal shaping, and fiberglass work. His work continues to grace the show, and he remains part of the Kindig It team.


Justin Stevens

Justin Stevens

Justin Stevens


Concluding our roster is Justin Stevens, known for his interior upholstery expertise on "Bitchin' Rides." His remarkable craftsmanship is evident in every upholstery job featured on the show. While limited information is available about his personal life, his outstanding work speaks volumes. Justin Stevens has ventured into his own business, JS Custom Interiors, following his time at Kindig It, specializing in upholstery and teaching upholstery classes.

Key figures behind of Bitchin' Rides

Key figures behind of Bitchin' Rides


This encapsulates the profiles of the key figures behind "Bitchin' Rides." It's evident that Kindig is a highly proficient individual who has managed to forge a career doing what he genuinely enjoys. Simultaneously, he grants clients the opportunity to realize at least one of their cherished aspirations. "Kindig-It Design" brings a touch of style and distinction to the Salt Lake City region, underscoring the fact that Utah harbors remarkably dedicated and skilled individuals who continually contribute to their local community and the broader world.




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