If you couldn’t make it to Las Vegas for RatCity Rukkus, you not only missed that show, you missed the WelderUp Open House.
That’s right Steve and the team pulled out their cars and allowed people to walk through and see the shop. Steve was there signing autographs and taking pictures with fans. He pretty much had a line all day.
The Las Vegas BoneShakers car club wanted to do something cool for RatCity Rukkus and so they proposed the idea of an open house to Steve and boy, is everyone glad…it was an amazing day!
Rat rodders from all over drove in their crazy rides to be part of the show, hang out, eat some taco’s and meet up with other builders.
The general public also came in droves to see the cars. We had people from all over the US, Canada, the UK and some I just didn’t speak the language so I am not sure where they were from.
Now back to the famous people who were there…of course Steve Darnell was there. His manager Joe may not be famous, but he is the brains of the bunch. He is quiet and stays in the background, but is organized and in charge (we just won’t tell Steve.)
If you are from Las Vegas, you know the BoneShakers car club as they put on some of the best cruises in the valley. If you watch Vegas Rat Rods, you have probably seen their “fearless leader” Mullet Paul (also known as Paul Crifasi.)
The winner of the Master Builder Award at RatCity Rukkus, David Alexander was also there with his one of a kind ride.
Whisky Saldana and his lovely wife brought in their latest build and oh man is that truck cute!
Horney Mike also stopped in to sign autographs, talk with fans and get pictures. Yes, he found my 360 camera and gave us a great shot.
Now I am going to be honest, I have only seen part of 1 episode of Vegas Rat Rods and that was while I was in Paul’s shop as he worked on his truck. I have never seen Count’s Kustoms, but you really don’t need to see the show to know who Horney Mike is. LOL
I want to say thank you to Steve and his team for being all out nice people. Thanks to the BoneShakers for not slapping me when I yelled at them. Isiah and Jason for working the front gate (they are 2 of the best teenagers I have ever met.) Thanks to Paul and Robert for bringing out their Real Awesome Food trailer and serving up taco’s along with Chakana Coffee Cart for filling everyone’s need for caffeine. Kenny Miller of Rodder Files for doing some great YouTube Live, so people across the world could see some of the show.
Last but in no way least, all of the awesome people who brought out their rides! It would not have been a show without YOU!
Here is a collection of 360 pictures from the open house. I hope I got enough to show what and amazing day it was!
Now, if you couldn’t make it this year…don’t worry, we are already planning the one for next year!
For still pics, follow Off The Jacks on Facebook and we will have more video coming out on YouTube!
The Gif’s from this event will be listed under WelderUpOpenHouse.