Cactus Jalopies Weekend - There is something for everyone!
Cactus Jalopies is a very popular annual event, now in its 15th year. Based on previous years, in 2019 we are estimating the event will attract over 10,000 attendees and 500 vehicle entries. The event is now 4 days long over the first weekend in June. Car enthusiasts attend the show n’shine on Osoyoos’ most stunning beach.
Dave Kindig is the owner and Chief Designer of the custom Fabrication automotive shop, Kindig-It Design. Since 1999 Dave and his wife Charity have built Kindig-It Design together. Kindig-It Design is a sprawling 27,000 sq. ft. state of the art one stop custom shop where automobiles are rendered, designed, built and restored into spectacular works of art.
Dave started his automotive career at high Performance Coatings in salt lake City, Utah for 8 years and was able to travel the US and meet many car builders and designers. He received his first design job from Arizona Speed an Marine designing their 1999 Chevrolet Silverado ASM/SS which was featured in Truckin Magazine. From there his design career took off designing for many car builders and magazines. Shortly after Dave left High Performance coatings to pursue a career in designing and building custom vehicles in his own shop. In 1999 with nothing but $4,700 from his 401k and his determination and a dream, Dave and his wife started what is now known as Kindig-It Design. They leased a 4500 sq. ft. shop in Salt Lake City and they went to work. Today they own that same shop which is now 27,000 square feet and is home to Kindig-It Design world headquarters. The shop today has a state of the art metal fabrication/paint facilities, 4000 sq. ft. show room and offices and a in house upholstery.
One of Dave's builds will be showcased at this years Cactus Jalopies. The 1958 Lincoln Continental know as Maybellene Owned by Tad Leach will be on display.
Dave and his team have had many accomplishments on the way and so many of their projects have been featured in numerous magazine and TV programs that have received worldwide attention. Dave and his shop became so recognized and respected that Velocity channel gave Dave and his crew their own Television show, Bitchin Rides. Debuting in 2014, Bitchin Rides was an instant hit and put Dave Kindig in the upper stratosphere of celebrity auto enthusiasts. Bitchin Rides follows the everyday work of Kindig-It Design. Dave's dedicated team of automotive masters have been customizing automobiles for customers across the world since 1999.
Thursday, May 30th
Saturday, June 1st
Sunday, June 2nd