Kindig’s Triumph: Celebrated Gearhead Dave Kindig Wins Prestigious Ridler Award and Heads to Syracuse Nationals

In an awe-inspiring showcase of exceptional craftsmanship and cutting-edge design, celebrated gearhead Dave Kindig has clinched the prestigious Ridler Award at the recent Detroit Autorama, solidifying his standing as a leader in automotive design. Kindig’s outstanding talent and unwavering dedication have garnered him widespread acclaim and recognition, thrusting him into the automotive limelight.

Following this monumental achievement, Kindig is gearing up to make an appearance at the Napa Auto Parts Syracuse Nationals event, happening from July 19th to 21st. Enthusiasts and fellow gearheads will have a unique opportunity to witness Kindig’s award-winning custom creations up close and personal, immersing themselves in the thrilling world of his designs.

Here is Bobby Wayne Stauts of RacingJunk talking to Bitchin’ Rides host and Kindig It owner Dave Kindig at SEMA 2021 in the Lingenfelter booth about the CF1 Roadster built for Dave Jones, and Dave’s appreciation for his fans.

Brian Badger, Operations Manager of Syracuse Nationals, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “After receiving countless requests from our gearhead fans and connecting with Dave at SEMA, we knew he was a must-have for our event. The news of his Ridler Award in Detroit takes his appearance at our 2024 event to a whole new gearhead level.”

Adding to the excitement, not only will Dave Kindig attend the event, but he will also bring his Kindig-It Rig and co-host of MotorTrend’s Bitchin’ Rides, Kev Dog, along for the ride. Attendees can look forward to gearhead conversations with Dave, a full line of merchandise, and a display of a few “Bitchin’ Rides.”

From classic restorations to cutting-edge customizations, gearheads attending the Syracuse Nationals can expect an unforgettable experience as they get hands-on with the groundbreaking designs and unmatched craftsmanship that have become synonymous with Dave Kindig’s name.

To make the experience even more special, a VIP Gearhead Q&A session with Dave Kindig and KevDogg will be offered at the event on Friday, July 19th. Tickets for this intimate gearhead experience, limited to 200 attendees, will go on sale on Friday, March 8th, at 10 am.

For more information about the Syracuse Nationals and to snag your tickets, gearheads are encouraged to visit

1 Comment on Kindig’s Triumph: Celebrated Gearhead Dave Kindig Wins Prestigious Ridler Award and Heads to Syracuse Nationals

  1. Congratulations Dave to you and your team on your award. I still wish that I could afford to have you build me an original 1970 SS Chevelle. Keep building these beautiful cars and I will continue watching your tv shows.

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