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American Hot Rod Celebrity at Champion Oil Booth During SEMA

Duane Mayer, reality TV personality and renown hot rod builder, will be signing autographs and promote his successful SoCal based “American Hot Rods” business during the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas at the Champion Oil booth # 20281.


Clinton, MO -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/04/2015 --Duane began building hot rods with Boyd Coddington in 1985 upon his arrival to Orange County. Duane took a hiatus from Coddington's, working with Chuck Lombardo at California Street Rods and then opening up a shop of his own.

A little over a decade later, Duane found himself back with Coddington, embarking on the new adventure of reality TV. The reality series "American Hot Rod" ran on the Discovery Channel from 2004 to 2008 while Duane was shop manager, affording the opportunity to build several innovative cars such as "Alumatub", a '61 Impala Bubbletop, '63 Chevy Corvette Stingray, '42 Woodie, and, most notably, "CadZZila" for ZZ Top.

With the unparalleled knowledge that comes from working with the industry's best and a passion for custom car builds, Duane stepped out onto his own in 2009 with the opening of American Hot Rods in Anahiem, now one of Southern California's premier hot rod facilities. He continues to establish himself throughout the custom-built and hot rod community, taking joy in doing the work that he loves.

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