Bernt Karlsson, the Master painter / Fabricator from the tv show “American Hotrod” from the late Boyd Coddingtons hotrod shop in Southern California will be making a special appearance this weekend at MotorEx. Bernt has been a Custom painter for INXS of 38 years in the United states and has been building cars for more than just the regular hotrod guy. He has built and painted cars for the stars such as Nicolas Cage, Harrison Ford, Jesse James, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johnny Holiday, Boyd Coddington and Eddie Van Halan, just to mention a few.
His VW Beetle ( the Pink Lady ) that he built in Sweden more than 35 years ago is the only VW to hit the Cover of “Low Rider” magazine as well as being inducted in the “Low rider hall of fame”. This car was way ahead of its time with Gulwing- clamshell doors and Wild Kustom HOK Candy paint.
Bernt has also painted for King of Speed “Kenny Bernstein, “top Fuel dragster, the 1959 Aluminium Ferrari worth over 2.5million dollars, a number of multi award winning Hotrods, plus full features in “Rodders journal” with his Orange-Gold Candy Custom 59 Cadillac with True Candy Fade paint. Bernt will be making a special appearance where you can have posters autographed and a pictures with him at MotorEx this weekend.