Scott’s Hotrods employees…the best welders, fabricators and machinists in the industry who manufacture our products 100% in America at our facility.
Scott’s Hotrods ‘n Customs was established in 1996 by Justin Scott Padfield in a small 1200 sq. foot facility in Ventura, CA. When the shop opened its doors, Justin had less than $2000 in the bank and only a handful of jobs lined up…mostly fabrication work.
Justin’s reputation as a master fabricator grew and within a year the shop was bursting at the seams with jobs and builds. Knowing that the shop would ultimately be too busy to handle alone, one employee at a time was brought aboard; but only those that met a strict qualification checklist. Justin once said “I would rather hire a kid that can learn, than a man that already knows everything. I can teach the kid, but I can’t un-teach the man.” It was with that method of hiring employees and his drive to create the business that has established Scott’s Hotrods into what it is today.
Scott’s has grown to a size that is not typical of an average “hotrod” shop, and Scott’s is no average shop. The 9,700 square foot building in Oxnard, CA is again, bursting at the seams.
Over the last 23-years Scott’s has placed in the Great Eight at the Detroit Autorama; notably the most prestigious show in the country comparable only to the Grand National Roadster Show. Scott’s has also been featured in an countless shows on Discovery Channel, TLC and the Speed Channel. Scott’s has never been a shop to seek the limelight, but through networking, the limelight has sought out Scott’s and provided for an unsolicited boost in business.
In the last few years, Scott’s has taken home the GM Design Award at SEMA 2008 for a trend setting 1955 Chevrolet, dozens of individual 1st place trophies at a number of the car shows traveled to across the country, and still remains the only company in history to win back to back the title of “America’s Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) at the Grand National Roadster Show, which Scott’s did in 2008 and again when competing in 2010.
It is without question that Scott’s Hotrods builds high profile cars to win high profile shows and does so with great success, but the unexpected success of the business is the manufacturing of parts that has catapulted Scott’s to its current level of success.
The staple of the mail order business is the line of custom independent front suspension kits that are designed and built in-house. With the ability to design, engineer and CNC parts, Scott’s offers Top-Quality products that are light years ahead of any other on the market at a very competitive price.
To add to their lineup of chassis, suspensions and frame parts, Scott’s offers many CNC billet items that stand out from others with a custom, yet purpose built look. The attention to what is needed in the hotrod market is the key to Scott’s success, and is the reason Justin’s dream of owning one of the best Hotrod Shops in the country is coming true.