About Vern Tardel

Driving down a country road somewhere in Northern California’s wine country, you’d hardly expect to drive past the shop of one of the premire builders of traditional hot rods. However, if you know where to look, you’ll find Vern Tardel.

Vern and his crew of “middle-aged adolescents” been building flathead powered rods since they were the hot-ticket item instead of a nostalgic throwback to the past. In recent years, with the resurgence of interest in traditional hot rods, we’ve decided to share the many parts we’ve developed for cars we build. Whether you’re building a Model ‘A’ highboy roadster modeled on the Bishop-Tardel book, or a channeled and chopped pick-up that drags the ground, we’re sure that we’ll have parts that will make your car easier to build, safer, and better looking. We won’t ever sell you a part that we wouldn’t use on one of our personal cars; in fact, if you look at our drivers, you’re sure to see many of our products in every part of the car.

We’re constantly developing new products, so if you don’t see something you’re looking for, check back soon!