BUILDING THE KENDALL CUSTOM
Building a custom car takes hard work—from countless design iterations, specifying just the right engine and adding final touches to the interior and trim, to the greased elbows resulting from months spent under the hood. To do the job, and get it done right, takes a unique type of person. When Kendall® Motor Oil partnered with Thompson Street Customs to design and build The Kendall Custom, we knew there could be no better team to get the job done.
Titanium Garage Episodes
Episode 1: Design
The first episode explores the inspiration and design behind The Kendall Custom. Watch and see how the custom car build process begins—with pencil, paper, and a whole lot of ideas.
Episode 2: Body & Frame
In this episode, the building-blocks of the car are brought together. After combining a Roadster Shop Fast Track chassis and Dynacorn reproduction body, the foundation of The Kendall Custom is formed.
Episode 3: The Engine
With the foundation in place, it’s time to go under the hood as the team converts a 430 HP Ford Coyote V8 engine into a twin turbocharged beast capable of putting out 1200 HP.
Episode 5: Custom Craftsmanship
Rob Dahm, who you may recognize from his YouTube and Instagram videos, brings his wealth of car knowledge to the Titanium Garage. Bill and Rob analyze all the craftsmanship being put into The Kendall Custom, while Cope and Robert Sr. pop the hood for an insider look at this exceptional machine.
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Meet The Team
Robert Thompson Sr. Thompson Street Customs
Over the last few decades, Robert has built quite the reputation in the automotive industry as a well-recognized custom autobody shop owner. His 15,000 square foot business in Denver, Colorado, specializes in the design and build of custom cars for clientele all over the country, including former high profile athletes like former NBA player turned coach, Anthony Carter and Denver Broncos Linebacker, Von Miller.
Robert ‘Cope’ Thompson Jr. Thompson Street Customs
By age four Cope was drawing automobiles. After taking notice, his father had him sketch Hot Wheels cars to hone his talent. Cope’s artistic passion grew to the point where he began applying his skills to airbrushing car exteriors and designing unique restomods. Joining forces with his father, their first custom car went on to win Best Truck in Show honors at the 2010 SEMA show. Cope brings a new-age style to his designs, while his dad grounds him with a more classic style of bodywork.
Bill Stephens NBC Sports Network
This American television host and automotive and motorsports commentator is a lifelong car lover. Bill could identify every make by age three and was started working as an autobody repairman and painter shortly after finishing high school. Bill’s automotive and motorsports expertise and fascination for radio came together when he began his commentating career in 1972. He continues today as a TV personality and Mecum Auctions Analyst for NBC Sports Network.