The most popular series on MotorTrend, Bitchin’ Rides is now in its fifth season and still waxing stronger. The hit TV show features Dave Kindig and the activities of his car restoration and customization company, Kindig-it Design. Through the seasons and in each episode of the series, viewers are fascinated as they watch Dave and his team meet a client who brings in a vehicle that is often looking ugly. The team reviews the vehicle and creates a design of what they want it to look like at the end of the day. Then, the viewers watch the team as they take the vehicle apart and rebuild it to create a breathtakingly beautiful masterpiece. Here, we are paying special attention to the life and career of the car customizer, reality TV star, and businessman, Dave Kindig.
Dave Kindig Bio & Age
The reality star celebrates his birthday on February 6 and is probably in his 60s now – no details are available as to his exact date of birth. In any case, stories have it that Dave began to manifest his unique interest in cars from his earliest days. Even as a kid, his favorite toy was Hot Wheels. He was notable for always taking his toy cars apart when he became an older kid.
Dave Kindig is said to have received education up to college. But there are no details regarding the exact schools he attended and the time. Details about his family of birth, such as his parents and siblings are also lacking.
However, we know that Dave is married to Charity Kindig who coincidentally is a car enthusiast. Her father is a hot rodder enthusiast while her mother is a notable fan of classic cars. The couple is said to have met on a certain day as they were separately spending their evening at a dance club. From the time she was eight years old, Charity’s parents began to take her to car shows and exhibits. So, she began to develop her interest in cars as early as then. As she grew older, she once worked in a warehouse that is linked to some car business.
With his wife Charity, Dave Kindig has two children – a daughter and a son – who are now all grown up. Their daughter is Baylee Kindig while their son is Drew Kindig. Both of them work in their family business, the Kindig-it Design. They have both testified that no one had pressured them into their choice of career but that they freely chose to work at the vehicle remodeling company. So, it is obvious that interest in vehicles run in their family.
Dave Kindig is now famous for co-founding Kindig-it Design with his wife Charity, and for starring in the Bitchin’ Rides series. However, before floating his vehicle remodeling company and before his TV career took off, Dave had spent the first eight years of his work life in a company that provides high-performance coating systems. The job afforded him the opportunity to travel around the United States while meeting technical professionals that included car designers and builders. Without knowing it, these experiences were preparing the man for his future career as a car remaker.
After the birth of their second child, Dave’s wife encouraged him to start his car customization business. So, he acquired a piece of land where he would build the factory. Then, he quit his job. Stories have it that the business suffered for lack of capital which subjected the entire family to serious financial strains. But, they managed to weather the storm and eventually got it to a big level as it is now.
The business experienced its breakthrough when it became the focus of MotorTrend’s series Bitchin’ Rides. It is based in Salt Lake City, Utah State, the United States of America. The man also appeared in 9 episodes of the 2015 series, Beyond Bitchin’ Rides.
By virtue of his talent and hard work, Dave has won many awards and honors such as the 2013 Ford Design Award, 2012 Master Builder Award, 2007 GM Design Award, and many more.
Dave Kindig’s Net Worth
As of 2019, Dave Kindig is reported to have an estimated net worth of $3 million. He rakes in his wealth from his Kindig-it Design company. Also, he earns a good sum from his role on the MotorTrend series.
Height and Weight
Dave Kindig stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (165 cm or 1.65 m) and has a listed weight of 141 pounds (65 kg). His hair and eye color are brown.