2019 Special Guests
Steve Darnell & Barber Dave, Welderup Fabrications and Vegas Rat Rods
Returning to the Atlantic Nationals are a couple of easy-going guys from Vegas Rat Rods and Welderup. Steve Darnell has always been determined to exceed everyone's expectations. He has a passion for building rat rods and if tell Steve he can't do something, it is on!
Barber Dave is a Vegas native who was raised by good parents and a healthy dose of punk rock. Dave is a barber and artisan by trade and when he's not at Welder Up, you will find him at his Utah barber shop.
Legendary Hot Rod Builder, Gene Winfield,
and Old School, New Cool Hot Rod Builder, Kent Writtenberry
Gene Winfield is a legend in the Hot Rod world and his work is as relevant today as it was in the 60s. The Winfield Fade is his trademark and he travels the world to help and inspire builders turn their dreams in to motoring reality. He loves coming to the Atlantic Nationals, and we love him for it.
Kent Writtenberry is a master fabricator with a talent for building radical rods with endless style and oh, so smooth lines that win an audience and awards wherever they go.
Von Hot Rod, pinstriper extrodinaire
He's a master of the fine line, a pinstriper from California, and he's definitely left his mark on Atlantic Nationals. His steady hands lay down some mean stripes, and he'd be happy to lay some paint on just about whatever you bring him. Be sure to check out his work and get some stripes of your own.
Andrew Comrie-Picard, pro race driver, stunt driver, and TV host
Andrew is an X Games athlete, pro race car driver, stunt driver, and TV personality. He's won at Targa Newfoundland, raced at Pike's Peak, and is the 2009 North American Rally Cup championship winner. He is definitely a car guy with a wealth of experience behind the wheel and a great person to chat with.
Charlie Decker, Bandit Pinstriping
A Master of fine, hand painted, one of a kind pinstriping art designs, guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Charlie started striping and designing in high school and with over 20 years invested into his craft, the man is laying down some very impressive lines. His canvas can be anything from antique to brand new, 2 wheels to 18. From a simple accent or double line down the side to a complex, clean design with style and a built-in coolness factor.