In each episode of VEGAS RAT RODS, Darnell brings his creativity and imagination to the next level as a different vehicle is born that represents the person it is being made for. From a shotgun gearshift, and mason jar taillights, to death row electric chair car seats and horseshoe gas peddles – each rat rod is equal parts discarded treasure, high-tech performance parts, and wild imagination.
Meet the VEGAS RAT RODS Crew:
Steve – Steve Darnell is a rancher-turned-car-artist and has bet everything on his new business, Welder Up.
Dave – “The Money Guy” and the newest member of Darnell’s team.
Twiggy – Hailing from Toronto, Twiggy is a tatooed wonder-kid! A recent automotive student, she has left the city life behind to apprentice under Darnell and the crew.
Dan – Darnell’s life-long mentor and motor specialist who brings 30 years of technical expertise to the team.
Justin – Darnell’s ex-brother-in-law and protégé.
Travis – The resident artist. From concept art to interior design to paint jobs, Travis is on hand to bring Darnell’s ambitious ideas to life.
MacKay – The Montana-native is the crew’s “Jack of all Trades.” From welding and heavy lifting to comic relief, his antics drive Darnell nuts.
Barber Dave – A Las Vegas native, he’s Darnell’s cousin… and he’s totally crazy.
Klye – Hailing from Parachute, CO, Kyle now lives in St. George, Utah where he owns his own custom car shop. His expertise is in chassis and sheet metal fabrication. When it comes to creating unique rides, Kyle says "If it has a motor in it, I can customize it."
Episode highlights from VEGAS RAT RODS include:
VEGAS RAT RODS: “Salt Flat Rod”
Thursday, April 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
A hot rod lover from California challenges Darnell to transform a 1931 Ford Model A into a salt flats racing machine, but getting it done before his client returns to Vegas will take a miracle.
VEGAS RAT RODS: “Ranch Rod”
Thursday, April 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Darnell digs back into his Montana roots to build his cowboy buddy J.R. the ultimate ranch-rod by “Frankenstein-ing” together a pair of vintage Dodge trucks.
VEGAS RAT RODS: “Electro Rod”
Thursday, May 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
When a client brings Darnell a 1928 Buick filled with rotten wood, his excitement at rat-rodding an original “gangster” car soon fades when he learns his client wants it to be an electric car.
VEGAS RAT RODS: “Mack Rod”
Thursday, May 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Guns and gators are on the menu when a Texan house mover brings Darnell his family treasure: a 1938 Big Rig Mack Truck cab that’s one step from the grave.
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