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System 51 Wax and Polish Products – Now Available

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Kaucher Kustoms is proud to announce our partnership with System 51 Wax and Polish products. You can now order System 51 products through our online store.

Since 2001, System 51 has been redefining what consumers can expect from, and achieve with, their surface and car care products. Our research team has pooled sciences from multiple industries to develop a waterborne nanotechnology that has ushered in an unrivaled ease-of-use not typically associated with traditional car care products.

System 51’s nanotechnology allows our products to be the aggressive solution professionals search for, yet be gentle enough to safely protect and/or restore the shine and luster to your project at home. It has also allowed us to consolidate the once monotonous process of achieving an optically-pure finish to just a couple of easy steps. By doing so, System 51 will not only save you time, but also frustration, confusion and money!

4inch Dual Sided Buffing Pads

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6″ Velcro Backing Plate

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6″- Dual Sided Buffing Pads

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6inch Dual Sided Buffing Pads-Orange

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7.5″ White 100% 4 Ply Wool Grip Back

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7.5″ White Foam Pad with Hex Face

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Buffing Pad Adapter- (Extended Size)

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Buffing Pad Adapters (Quick Disconnect)

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Buffing Pad Adapters (Screw On Style)

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System 51 All Metal Polish 2 OZ.

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System 51 All Metal Polish 8 OZ.

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System 51 All Metal Polish Gallon

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System 51 All Metal Polish Quart

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SYSTEM 51 Black Pearl Tire Dressing 1 Gallon

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SYSTEM 51 Black Pearl Tire Dressing 15 oz

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SYSTEM 51 Black Pearl Tire Dressing 22 oz

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SYSTEM 51 Black Pearl Tire Dressing 5 Gallon

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System 51 Car Care Kit

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System 51 Car Care Kit – Holiday Special $29.99

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System 51 Hand Wash Shampoo 1 Gallon

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System 51 Hand Wash Shampoo 1 Quart

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System 51 Hand Wash Shampoo 5 Gallon

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SYSTEM 51 Micro Fiber Cloth – 2 Pack

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System 51 Motor Cycle Kit

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System 51 Multipurpose Cleaner 1 Gallon

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System 51 Multipurpose Cleaner 1 Quart

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System 51 Multipurpose Cleaner 5 Gallon

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System 51 Perfect Cut Cutting Polish 2 oz Trial Size

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System 51 Perfect Cut Cutting Polish 5 Gallon

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System 51 Perfect Cut Cutting Polish 8 oz.

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System 51 Perfect Cut Cutting Polish Gallon

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System 51 Perfect Cut Cutting Polish Quart

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System 51 Pro Cut Cutting Polish 1 gallon

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System 51 Pro Cut Cutting Polish 1 quart

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System 51 Pro Cut Cutting Polish 2 oz. Trial Size

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System 51 Pro Cut Cutting Polish 8 oz.

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System 51 Pro Kit

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System 51 Replenish Refill – 5 Gallon

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System 51 Replenish Wax 15 oz

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System 51 Replenish Wax 2 oz Trial Size

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System 51 Replenish Wax 22 oz

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System 51 Replenish Wax Refill – 1 Gallon

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System 51 Vinyl Rubber Dressing 1 Gallon

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System 51 Vinyl Rubber Dressing 1 Quart

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System 51 Vinyl Ruber Dressing 5 Gallon

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Tire Dressing Applicator

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TriPak

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’54 Ford

Monday, March 24th, 2014

As a testament to our design abilities, Keith custom designed his 1954 Ford Victoria (known as “Fifty4”) which was featured as a “Dream Car of the Month” in the December 2004 issue of Rod & Custom Magazine. The car was then taken to Starlite Rod & Kustom in Torrance, California, where Jack Fields and his partner Edgar Hernandez along with their skilled crew, transformed Keith’s design from a mere paper dream to an award winning custom car reality.

The “Fifty4” has amassed 17 trophies and awards since it debuted at the Grand National Roadster Show in January 2006. Some of the awards the “Fifty4” has earned are a 1st Place in its class at the Grand National Roadster Show in 2006, a George Barris Best of Show award at George’s show in May 2006, a Best of Show award and a George Barris Best Kustom award at the Blessing of the Cars in July 2006 as well as a Rod & Custom Top 10 award and a Eagle One Excellent Choice award at the Goodguys West Coast Nationals in August 2006.

To top it off, Rod & Custom Magazine ran a six page follow up feature article on the “Fifty4” in the October 2006 issue.

Marlin

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Turin Super

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Gremlin RW7

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Charger

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

70 SSR Pro Tour Camaro

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

69 Camaro Wagon

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

69 442 KG2

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

TA

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Rambler GT

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Nova Convertible

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

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Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Mustang

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

GG Pickup

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

GG Challenger

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

68 Nova

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

68 Camaro

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

66 Nova

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

64 Nova

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

57 Corvette

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

39 Buick

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

31 Ford

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Olympic Drive In 17″x11″ Fine Art Print Now Available

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

We’re happy to announce our newest offering of our 17″ x 11″  fine art prints, the “Olympic Drive In“.

View this and our other fine art prints below.

‘27 T Wash Job 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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33FIA 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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Ala Crate 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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Apple of My Eye 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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Black Nasty 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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Chop Rod 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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Cryptic Crate 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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Fifty 4 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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Olympic Drive In 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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Snake Eyes 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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SOHC Rod 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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Street Race 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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Surfbird 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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Thor 17″x11″ Fine Art Print

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1969 Camaro Kammback Wagon

Monday, April 15th, 2013

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New Product – ’62 Tbird 1/25th Scale Resin Kit

Monday, January 21st, 2013

’62 Tbird 1/25th Scale Resin Customizing Kits

This is the first offering of this detailed custom resin  body and all components to build a '62 Fastback from AMT's 1/25ths scale; '62 T-Bird kit.

The design is loosely based off the Italia Concept Car that Ford stylists did in 1963.

This 12 piece customizing kit features a custom hood and a slick looking new fastback roof line.

Designed by Custom car and Hot Rod designer Keith Kaucher. All kits come with Kaucher's model box artwork.

Note that the wheels are for display only and do not come with the kit, the kit is as it is pictured in photo 1.

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1966 Chevelle Malibu, Owned by CC Turpen of Clayton, CA designed in 2007

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Kaucher Returns to Pinewood Race to Support SEMA Cares

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Kaucher was recently featured in an article on the SEMA website describing his work with SEMA Cares in designing Pinewood Challenge cars. Read the article on the SEMA website via the following link, or read the content below.
http://www.sema.org/sema-enews/2012/38/kaucher-returns-to-pinewood-race-to-support-sema-cares

Some of the nation’s best custom-car and hot-rod builders recently took part in the third-annual Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Pinewood Builders Challenge. Fifteen well-known builders created one-of-a-kind miniature hot rods in the style of Pinewood derby cars. The cars were raced at the annual SEMA Pinewood Drag Races in Pomona, California, with the car built by Derek White of Street Vizions winning the race. All of these cars will be on display at the annual SEMA Show and then placed on eBay for auction from October 30–November 8. All proceeds from the auction will go to support SEMA Cares and its two children’s charities—Childhelp and Victory Junction.

Describe the inspirations behind the design of your pinewood car.

This year, I used one of the bodies from my new resin model car line—the ’69 Camaro Sport Wagon. The original design was something I had been playing around with one afternoon and ended up contributing the artwork to Camaro Performers magazine for use in their “Camaro Concepts” section. The concept was so well received that when I started my resin model company, it was the first car put into production and has been a great seller. The car’s design is something that Chevrolet should’ve done. Who knows a how many more Camaros would’ve been sold had they offered the Camaro as a wagon?

Describe some of the materials and resources you used to build your car.

The chassis is the original piece of pinewood that SEMA provided me with. The wheels, just as last year’s car, are drawer knobs, and the body is cast resin.

Why is it important for you to participate in the Pinewood Challenge?

For me, it’s exposure, the love of competition and the fact that the sale of the car helps kids and maybe inspires them to get involved in hot rodding as a hobbyist or a professional later in life.

New Product – KKM ’68 Camaro Fastback 1/25th Scale Resin Kit

Monday, June 11th, 2012

We have just added a new item, the  ’68 Camaro Fastback,  to our growing collection of Resin Kits.

KKM 68 Camaro Fastback 1/25th Scale Resin Customizing Kit

High quality  thin wall casting, cast by Ron Andrews of Resin Motors Replicas very well detailed  Kaucher Kustoms designed custom Camaro  Fastback conversion works with any of AMT's  1/25th  '68 Camaro kits. this 10 piece kit comes with body, interior , SS/RS  hood, dash, rear valance, Corvette style exhaust tips and glass to complete your fastback  conversion.
The box as original model box artwork, done by keith Kaucher of Kaucher Kustoms.  Note the wheels are for display purposes and are not included in the kit.

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Mustangs Illustrated: Interview With Automotive Designer Keith Kaucher

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Mustangs Illustrated ran an interview with Keith Kaucher for one of their recent articles.

View the article on Mustangs Illustrated here, or read it below.

“Art isn’t always what you see, it is what you know.” My high school art teacher, Mrs. Olsen, would feed us that line when we were following a picture too closely and were losing the composition because of the details. For instance, it may appear that a shadow is darker, but if you make it that dark, you might lose the balance in the overall illustration.

Great artists don’t need to be taught such things, they just know. If it doesn’t feel right, it isn’t finished. Sometimes an illustration is never really finished, at least in the mind of the artist. But when a client is paying for a piece of art, it better darn well get to the point of “finished”. There is a fine line between production and creation. And Keith Kaucher knows that line.

Keith Kaucher is a technically accurate Designer. With a background in industrial design, for Keith, there are certain things that are important to completing an illustration. It has to be right. The proportions, the angles, the shadows, the forms. It is one thing to design a car that looks awesome. It is quite another to create a car that will fit actual human beings within its proportions, or moreover can even be built as it’s draw on paper.

Keith graciously agreed to an interview with Mustang Evolution, to get some insight into the Designer, the Artist, the Inventor, the Innovator, and also a true Mustang enthusiast. Keith used to drive around in a 1966 Mustang Shelby GT-H tribute car. A real nasty beast – Black Nasty, by name.

Pull up a chair and enjoy the ride as we get to know Keith Kaucher a little better.

ME (Mustang Evolution): So where are you located?

Keith: Keith Kaucher of Kaucher Kustoms, is located in down town Santa Monica. The address is 1238 7th St. Santa Monica, CA 90401

ME: Website address and links?

Keith: www.kaucherkustoms.com

ME: How long have you been illustrating cars / Mustangs?

Keith: Professionally, since 1994. But I’ve been drawing cars since I was five years old. When I turned 13, I decided that art was what I wanted to do for a living. So I started by drawing my model cars that I was building first. Then trying to build them as accurately as I could to my drawings. I think this is why I’m so obsessed with proper proportions when I draw, and keeping things in scale.

ME: Do you specialize in any specific range of years for Mustangs?

Keith: First generation, mostly. But I do late model stuff. I’ve designed body kits in the past for Ground Design 2000, and a SEMA proposal for the late Joe Gozinski of Chicane Motorsports. And long before that, for MPH Mustangs.

ME: Do you work specifically on paper? Metal (painting on cars)? Digital?

Keith: I do both digital and on paper. I have been drawing in marker for years. But in 2005, I started transitioning into digital using Photoshop as my main tool to draw with, and now I’m learning Adobe Illustrator.

ME: What sets your artwork apart from others’?

Keith: Well, I’m more of a designer then an artist. There are automotive artist out there that kick my ass when it comes to drawing, but I am a custom car designer. I think that I have some innovative ideas when it comes to restyling a car. The other is that I live and die by getting proper proportions. I also test my designs out in scale using scale model cars if I don’t have access to the actual car. As long as the scale is the same between the model and the parts I’m testing, it will be very close. I do this so I’m not selling my clients a false idea of what the car will look like.

I am also an industrial designer by trade. So when I design, I’m thinking about how all of this is going to go together. I am not just drawing something that will be impossible to build. I don’t want the builder or, most of all, the client mad at me because none of it scales out. I’ve been told by several of the builders I work with that my drawings scale out within 1/8 of an inch. I can also provide scale elevations on a grid to get true measurements when needed.

I also test my designs on scale models when there’s questions – to double check my concepts before they go to the builder. And if needed, I can provide scale elevations on a grid to get true measurements.

ME: What methods/media do you use to create your illustrations?

Keith: Well, these days, it is Photoshop and high quality photo paper. My prints are 12” x 18”. It used to be markers and mixed media on 70# bond marker paper.

ME: What kind of turnaround time can you usually produce something in?

Keith: One to four weeks on average. I’m usually waiting for approvals from my clients

ME: What or who inspires you and your art?

Keith: I’ve always considered Steve Standford my mentor. His artwork is beyond reproach. Before I met him in person, I used to clip out his artwork from magazines and clip it up on a board in front of my drawing table while I was rendering a similar car to see how he shaded his cars. Later, we met and he shared so much information with me that my art got better after just that one meeting.

ME: How big would you like your name to be in the art community?

Keith: I’d like to be in the top three someday. I have no idea where I am now. I just keep pushing to get there.

ME: Do you have your work available as prints? T-Shirts?

Keith: Yes, just go to the store on my website – www.kaucherkustoms.com – I have prints and T- shirts.

I have a new t-shirt but my old silk screener quit the business and I need a new guy to do these for me and I’ve honestly been too busy to follow up with it.

ME: Too busy is usually a good thing, right? What wins / trophies / accolades / celebrity clients / high profile users / magazine articles have your artwork garnered?

Keith:

  • I used to design wheels for Superior Industries – the number one first tier alloy wheel supplier to Ford.
  • I designed the 1998 Mustang GT wheel which later inspired the birth of the Bullitt Mustang as a production car.
  • I went on as an independent wheel designer in 1999 and created the Edelbrock wheel line with Ultra Wheel.
  • I designed a 1954 Ford Victoria that hit the show circuit in 2006. It was in 19 shows and collected 17 first place, best of show, and trophies from Grand National Roadster Show, Blackies Autorama, and several Good Guys Shows, including a Road & Custom top ten pick for that year.
  • I also was asked by the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association in 2009 to design their Grand Prize Give Away car for 2010. The car was a ’70 Mustang that I based the design off a little known factory concept car called the Quarter Horse. I named the car aptly the “Boss Snake”. It was powered by a Jon Kasse Boss 529 that made 770 HP with a single 4BBL.
  • I also designed the interior for James Hetfield of Metallica’s ’56 Ford pick-up built by Blue Collar Customs in Sacramento, California.
  • I’ve also been featured in around 55 magazines – providing artwork and the accompanying articles from Hot Rod, Rod & Custom, Mustangs & Fords and, don’t kill me but, for Camaro Performers among many others.
  • Barry Meguire of Car Crazy interviewed me at SEMA 2008 (and that was on the Car Crazy Webcast) about my Korona Airstacks that I designed and brought to the aftermarket for Hot Rods and Customs. They were manufactured and distributed by K&N Engineering.
  • In 2010, I designed the ’67 Cougar named the “ V8 Interceptor” that Stacey David is building on the Gearz TV show that airs on Speed Channel.
  • And last year, I designed the interior for a ’41 Willys that CW Hot Rod’s and Restorations of Huntington Beach built on Chop, Cut and Rebuild, and Bill Dunn of Overhaulin’ fame stitched. So I had segments on both of those TV shows.
  • And lastly, I built a ’66 Shelby GT350H replica known as Black Nasty that was featured in two magazines, Mustangs Plus catalog, and was a SEMA feature car two years in a row. It has seven trophies to her name. But, unfortunately, with this economy I had to sell her in 2009 after 17 years of ownership.

ME: What future projects do you have planned or ongoing that you can share with us?

Keith: Personally I’ve just finished the design, and I am now in the process of building Black Nasty II – a ’67 Pro Touring Mustang Fastback. Let’s just say, for now, that she’s going to be Blacker and Nastier.

Professionally I’m bringing out a line of 1/25th scale Resin car models based off my most popular designs under the brand name KMT. I’m designing steering wheels for Grants Products. I’m working on a custom direct replacement dash gauges and panels for ’67-’68 Mustangs, some custom direct replacement taillights for ’05-’09 Mustangs, and there is a deal cooking on a Kaucher Kustoms Signature line of Hot Rod and Muscle Car wheels.

ME: Is there any artists that you would like to work with?

Keith: I would say (car designer), longtime friend, and fellow Santa Monica High School Graduate, Raffi Minasian. Growing up in the same town, he and I have history and a lot of ideas with common ground that I know we could design an awesome car putting our ideas together. Plus we’re both Mustang enthusiasts. In fact, he owned a very sharp ’70 Boss 302 when I first met him 20 years ago.

ME: Contact information? E-mail addresses? Phone numbers? Whatever you feel comfortable sharing in the article.

Keith: My direct email is kmkaucher@gmail.com, the office number is (310) 656-9993

Thank you so very much, Keith, for taking the time to share your story and your art with Mustang Evolution. You have so far had a wonderful run of successes and very impressive accomplishments.

Now dear readers, please take some time and view Keith’s illustrations and projects in our gallery. If you have a project car, like the V8 Interceptor for Stacey David from Gearz, or James Hetfield’s ’56 Ford Pickup. Putting it all down accurately on paper first not only gets a great sense of the finished product., but it is a great tool for your builder to help eliminate costly rework, and is useful in acquiring sponsorship from product manufactures for your build.

A rendered design will be a great motivation to complete the project. If you’re building a professional show car, you’ll need it for your build book for the judges. Not to mention, just having the rendering makes a great memory to hang in your man-cave, at the very least.

Good Guys 2013 Grand Prize Give Away Truck Contest

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Hello everyone it’s that time of the year again Good Guys is having another design contest fro the 2013 grand prize Give Away Truck. It’s based off a ’67-’72 Chevy C10 1/2 ton pick-up the design winner’s truck will get built and be given away to the lucky key holder in 2013.

Anyway this is my entry, Vote for mine only if you really like it better then the others. there’s some really nicely done truck designs this year. To vote just go to:
http://goodguysgazette.com/contest

Regards,
Keith Kaucher Chief Designer

Kaucher Kustoms 1/25 Scale Resin Kits

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

High quality casting cast by Ron Andrews of Resin Motors Replicas very well detailed Kaucher Kustoms designed custom Camaro Sport wagon conversion works with any of  Revell’s  1/25th  ’69 Camaro kits. this 11 piece kit comes with body, interior chassis with rear tire clearance, cowl hood, dash, interior door panels, valance, and glass to complete your Sport Wagon conversion.

The box as original model box artwork, done by keith Kaucher of Kaucher Kustoms.

Purchase them now in our store, and check out the exciting new resign customizing kits available soon from KKM Resin Kits. See the box art below for upcoming designs.

’62 Tbird 1/25th Scale Resin Customizing Kits

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KKM ’69 Camaro Sport Wagon 1/25th Scale Resin Customizing Kits

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KKM 68 Camaro Fastback 1/25th Scale Resin Customizing Kit

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User Reviews:

Just wanted  let you know that the Camaro wagon arrived safe and sound on Friday. When I opened it my jaw hit the floor. It’s one beaut body. I will send photos of it once it’s done. One thing I have found is the most of Revells 69 Camaro Z/28 Rs kit (85-7457) fits the body, chassis, dash door panels, with the rest of the other parts look like they with all fit too.
 Alan M. Australia 

I have been building since 1957,and must say these are two of the best resin kits I  have ever purchased. Is it possible for you to send me an e-mail when you have other kits ready?
Cary M.  Wichita, KS

Keith,
WOW!!!!!!! man the 2 Camaro Sport Wagons are just fabulous. I have seen a lot of resin castings and your product is right at the top of the page. Can’t wait to get started on them.
Dave P.  Ottawa, KS

Kaucher Kustoms Featured in Examiner

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012


Kaucher Kustoms was featured in a recent article titled “Styling a Muscle Cars in the Modern World”

The article can be read by following the link here:
http://www.examiner.com/la-in-los-angeles/styling-a-muscle-cars-the-modern-world

The following is the written content from the article.

If you’re a muscle car enthusiast you’ve had to have noticed the husky mid sections of retro styled modern muscle cars like the Camaro, the Challenger and the Mustang. As a custom car and hot rod designer, I sure have.

Every time I see one of these new AmericanV8 powered beasts thundering down the street, I’ve asked myself why contemporary car stylists have become so infatuated with these chubby looking profiles in the last ten years.

Never being one to just leave questions like this unanswered, I decided to do a little research to find out for myself, and after what I found out I must say I have an even greater respect modern car designers for designing cars as good looking as they are with all the issues they have to design around.

Growing up in the Sixties and Seventies and always being fascinated with car design I intently watched the styling trends move to longer lower profiles and wider stances. Cars designed in the Sixties for the most part were designed from the outside in, and the styling department dictated to the engineering department how the car should look, of course that would all change in the succeeding decades as the economics of building cars in this country changed due, government safety standards, fuel economy, smog standards, and competition stiffened from foreign manufactures.

Today the pragmatic concerns of building a modern car demand that the engineering department dictates to the styling department. Now days every square inch of space needs to be occupied by some functional part of the car whether it’s a crumble zone or an air filter box with very little room for form just for forms sake.

However, it’s without a doubt late model safety standards that have had the largest impact on car design in recent years, for example in 1998 Government safety standards mandated that all passenger cars have taller door heights after crash tests done by Mercedes Benz showed that taller door heights turned the doors into more of a structural member with greater frontal energy suppression on front impact resulting in a more safety capsule effect, this coupled with the introduction of side impact air bags which required more door height to work effectively.

Older cars from the Sixties and especially in the Seventies had sexy over hangs in front and back of the wheel arches which added to the long low and lean look, but now a days the overhangs are virtually gone coupled with the shorter wheelbases that are required to achieve lighter more cost and fuel efficient platforms have translated into somewhat stubbier looking cars.

While looking at a new Dodge Challenger this became very apparent, especially when I set a photo of a ’70 in profile right next to a ’10 in profile. Don’t get me wrong I think the new Challengers’ great looking car. I think the designers did a great job on it, even with all those pragmatic concerns they had to design around that I mentioned before, but it’s still has a little of that baby python that just swallowed a cat look to it.

So I had to ask myself what would a ’10 Challenger look like with a section job? You know what if I was able to cut let’s say 2 to 4 inches out of the mid section of body, how much sleeker would the car get?

My Dr. Frankenstein car customizing mentality said I had to do it, so what the hell; I was already in working in Photoshop at the time, so I had to do it, I couldn’t resist, and best of all I got to do it without any of those pesky pragmatic concerns to deal with.

I took approximately three inches out of the mid section, using the ’70 Challengers door as a guild but I couldn’t just stop there, no I had to reshape the wheel arches to look more like the original Challengers, then I lengthened the door to match the ‘70’s, and finished by giving the car much needed longer overhangs in the front and rear.

When I was done, my sectioned ’10 Challenger looked more like the one I couldn’t stop starring at when I attended the Los Angeles Auto Show with my dad way back in the fall of 1969.

Yes my little design exercise got me thinking that the manufacturers when designing their flagship cars should consider going back to the old way they designed cars in the Sixties from the outside in and let the styling department dictate at least; to more of an extent to how the rest of the car will get built.

After all, cars like these should be head and shoulders in styling above the rest of the cars in a manufacture’s line up, keeping within the safety standards of coarse but with sex appeal being a much larger guiding factor.

It seems to me from a safety standard point of view, that more over hang in the front and rear of the cars would only add to the crumple zone, thus making the car even safer, they can take the weight out some- where else by perhaps using lighter materials, of course cost will go up some, but these cars are flagships for God sakes they should demand a premium.

After looking at my Photochopped ‘10 Challenger again I had to wonder would it be worth an extra let’s say $3000- $4000 in cost to have a Challenger, a Camaro, or a Mustang that have profiles truer to the originals? I say most definitely hell yeah.

 

Kaucher Kustoms at the 2012 Grand National Roadster Show

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Kaucher Kustoms will be at the 2012 Grand National Roadster Show at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona, CA from January 27-29th in building 4.

Ticket Prices
$20.00 General Admission (13 years and up)
$10.00 Kids (6 – 12 years)
5 & under Free

Discounts
Pre-Sale Tickets Adults $18.00, Kids $8, available soon at participating Southern California O’Reilly Auto Parts Stores. Redeemable at Fairplex Main Gate only

Parking
$10.00 parking is at Gate 9 off of White Avenue. Tram service into the event will be available during show hours and stops ½ hour after the event closes.

Show Times
Friday January 27, 2012 12:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Saturday January 28, 2012 10:00 am until 9:00 pm
Sunday January 29, 2012 10:00 am until 7:00 pm

Locations
Fairplex – Pomona, CA
1101 West McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
Fairplex Buildings 3,4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Redwood, Sycamore, Pepper, Elm, and Palm Avenues.

Show Facts

  • The GNRS is now in its 63rd year. Once known as the Oakland Roadster Show, it is the longest running indoor car show in the world! Produced at the Fairplex in Pomona for the 9th consecutive year.
  • Over 500 show vehicles will compete for awards inside all of the Fairplex buildings. Another 400-800 vehicles will join the event Saturday & Sunday for the 7th Annual Grand Daddy Drive-In. Vehicles will park between buildings as part of the show.
  • This year’s show theme is Futuristic. Cars and vendors are encouraged to decorate with the theme.
  • Our featured building celebrates the 1932 Ford, the 80th Anniversary of the “The Deuce”.
  • Watch and bid on artwork created by the best pinstripers in the nation at the Grand National Roadster Show Pinstriper’s event. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to nearby charities.
  • Listen to live music all three days inside Bld 10 and outside and see celebrities throughout the show.
  • The GNRS Awards Ceremony starts at 4:00pm on Sunday night where the 2012 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster, America’s Most Beautiful Motorcycle will be crowned, along with many other awards.

“Show Car Dreams”
Order a limited edition book detailing the history of the Grand National Roadster Show. Download a flyer or visit www.thehotrodhistory.com.

Ferrari F70

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Sweet Velvet

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Agent Orange

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Ferrari Aztec

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Fiat 850 Spyder

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Kaucher Kustoms Attends West Coast Nationals

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Kaucher Kustoms will be attending the West Coast Nationals in Pleasanton, CA on August 26th – 28th. Don’t miss this huge indoor & outdoor car show featuring:

  • Over 3,500 Rods, Customs & Classics thru ’72
  • Vendors & Exhibitors
  • Goodgals Gallery
  • Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral
  • See the crowning of America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod
  • Model Car Show & Kid’s Play Area
  • Nitro Thunderfest
  • Hot Rod Seminars
  • Nostalgia Stage Shows
  • Huge Mini Engine Display
  • Pinstrippers Brush Bash & Auction

Learn more at the Good Guys Website. http://www.ggwestcoastnats.com/

Keith Kaucher Appears on “Gearz”

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Keith Kaucher will be a featured segment on the TV show “Gearz” hosted by Stacey David on the posted dates listed:

Season V, Episode 6
V8 Interceptor (30 mins.) Saturday Morning 4/2/11 @ 9:00 am NEW
V8 Interceptor (30 mins.) Sunday Morning 4/3/11 @ 7:30 am
V8 Interceptor (30 mins.) Thursday Overnight 4/7/11 @ 3:30 am
V8 Interceptor (30 mins.) Saturday Morning 4/9/11 @ 8:30 am

68 Firebird

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Black Interior

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Falcon Interior

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Buick Interior

Friday, February 11th, 2011

68 Bird Interior

Friday, February 11th, 2011

41 Chevy Interior

Friday, February 11th, 2011

36 Desoto Interior

Friday, February 11th, 2011

2013 Torino

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

V8 Interceptor

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011