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Welder Up

Las Vegas, NV, USA
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About Welder Up
Welder Up, as seen on Discovery Channel's "Vegas Rat Rods". Welder Up is not your average car customization shop. Steve Darnell is the creative mastermind behind the motorized works of art that emerge from the Welder Up shop. Las Vegas is the perfect setting to inspire Steve to design the one-of-kind rat rods only he can create. Give Steve a theme for your build, and his imagination, creative materials, and careful attention to detail will bring your vision to life. Steve's incredible talent and mind-blowing creativity have caused a frenzy in the car world, landing Welder Up in the hit TV show Vegas Rat Rods now airing on the Discovery Channel. Vegas Rat Rods features the creation and execution of Steve's unique hot rods from start to finish. Want to get up close and personal with Steve's Mad-Max-style creations? Experience Steve's distinctive brand of rat-rod culture first hand by visiting the New Welder Up showroom and store. Inside, Steve has created the perfect setting to showcase his personal collection of rat rods as well as a few of the builds featured on Vegas Rat Rods. Welder Up is known for its eye-catching rides, but Steve also has a passion for producing short films and music videos and designing manterior spaces. Most recently, he created the post-apocalyptic set design, costumes, props, and vehicles for Five Finger Death Punch's "House of the Rising Sun" music video. Steve's masterpieces have been featured in national publications, including Hot Rod Magazine, Diesel Power Magazine, Diesel World Magazine, Diesel Tech Magazine, Rat Rod Magazine, Rebel Rodz Magazine, Ol' Skool Rodz Magazine, Mopar Magazine, Cruzin Magazine, and Elan Magazine, as well as in numerous newspaper and Internet articles.
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Laurel M wrote a review Nov 2021
Calgary, Canada738 contributions282 helpful votes
It’s a little tricky finding this place. I didn’t even notice the Welderup sign on the pole, just followed Google maps directions. The building is not on the street, go through the chain link fence and drive down to the back. There are several crazy looking vehicles outside but go into the building, pay your $5 and see lots more. I especially liked the decor inside - old Model T type cars staged to look like they’d been left out in the field for decades, trees growing up through them. And even though I’m not a mechanic or welder I can appreciate the work that has gone into the vehicles here. There’s a good sized gift shop with tshirts, hats, magnets and stickers.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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George S wrote a review Aug 2021
Cookeville, Tennessee21 contributions5 helpful votes
We stopped here with the Hog Car Tour. This is an amazing display of artistic rat rods! These cars have details that start popping out at you the longer you look at them. My favorite, The Cancer Car met me at the door. I am a cancer survivor and have lost love ones to cancer. This car portrays the stages that cancer has on it's victims. This car choked me up a little. You don't have to be a gear head to appreciate the artistry. Come take a self guided tour. It is very affordable!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Larry S wrote a review Dec 2020
Fulton, New York337 contributions53 helpful votes
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Recently while in Vegas we took a tour and one of the stops was at Welder Up. My son loves the show so I was looking forward to seeing what they had here as I've also seen the show and can appreciate their work. They had some pretty cool rides in the garage and it was well worth our time to check them out.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Ron P wrote a review Oct 2020
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Will definitely come back again, best tour in Vegas if your into cars and fabrication, Steve is by far the most down to earth guy I’ve ever met, highly recommend the tour!!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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chris b wrote a review Jul 2020
Kansas City, Missouri1 contribution
Steve was the most down to earth and personal tv celebrity i have ever met. He showed us around his shop, talked to us about everything under the sun and was just an all around awesome person. This is by far the best experience i have ever had traveling from town to town and place to place. I definately recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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