The man behind the machine, Steve Darnell is a prominent car rebel, who brings cluttered cars back to life.
And not that he does that just for living, repairing and transforming cars, but it is his long-living passion just like of American custom car builder Rick Dore and co-founder of West Coast Customer Ryan Friedlinghaus.
As a youngster, Steve was more fascinated by wrestling, which tempted him to take part of the wrestling team at school. However, his destiny was ready to be interchanged when he met his wrestling coach, Rich Malia.
After digging out Steve’s talent with engineering, Rich suggested him to sign up for an automotive trades program. Following the new passion, Darnell initiated Welder Up, a car customization shop that opened up with the motive ‘Bringing Junk Back To Life One Car At A Time.’
Courtesy of his imagination, use of creative materials, and in-depth details, Darnell can create any masterpiece from any theme he gets his hands on. The result of it—Steve’s ‘machine-focused’ business has skyrocketed.
Steve Darnell’s Wiki-Like-Bio
Professionally mastered but personally concealed--Steve Darnell is a deeply-confined machine god. Neither the car customizer likes to flash his birthday nor does he seem fascinated to speak up about his childhood upbringings.
Glancing at his recent photograph, it could be speculated that Steve, who stands at a decent height, ages past his 50s. His physical appearance rates him as those of wrestlers: strong biceps and heavily strengthened body posture.
Besides, Steve is also not that of a family talker. However, he has mentioned some of his family members on his social media accounts.
One such instance was on 8 October 2017 when Steve praised his grandfather, Keith Crabb, who survived Pearl Harbor in World War II. Furthermore, he added to his Instagram caption remembering the day he held his grandpa’s hands while he was taking his final breath.
Steve Darnell flashes throwback moment with big sister Madison King on 29 January 2016 (Photo: Steve Darnell’s Instagram)
Besides, Darnell, through his Instagram post on 29 January 2016, reflected the tight bond he possesses with his big sister, Madison King. He thanked his sister for being behind the scenes of his crazy life.
Is The Man Behind Machine Successful Relationship-Wise?
Steve Darnell’s love for the machine is strongly backed by his personal life, which he shares with his ‘undisclosed’ partner—undisclosed in the sense that Steve hasn’t baffled about his lovely wife.
Steve co-parents two sons: Chase Darnell and Kash Darnell, who also possess the equal love for machine alike their father. The two brothers like the best buds and make occasional social media presence together.
However, Steve is mostly caught up in his professional work, which keeps him some distance away from serving his relationship life to the prying eyes. Perhaps, he prefers to keep some details to himself.
Steve's Career Plus Net Worth
Starting up as a bicycle repairer for his wrestling coach’s daughter, Steve Darnell gradually got his hands on the big wheels, which he customized with his sheer designing abilities.
With Welder Up, Darnell has created the set design, costumes, props, and vehicles that featured in the Five Finger Death Punch ‘House of the Rising Sun’ music video.
Steve Darnell thanks Edwards Manufacturing for supporting Welder Up on 1 June 2018 (Photo: Steve Darnell’s Instagram)
Moreover, Steve’s masterpieces have been featured in several national publications such as- Hot Rod Magazine, Diesel Power Magazine, Rat Rod Magazine, and Elan Magazine.
What more? Well, his flying business got him approached by a Canadian production company that created Vegas Rat Rods, a Discovery Channel series featuring Steve and his Welder Up crews.
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Though the master-customizer, Steve Darnell’s actual net worth remains confined to date, it is only known that the charges in between $80K to $100K for his customization work.