The Kindig Academy at Lincoln Tech

Imagine learning guitar at the Eddie Van Halen Academy. Or taking a filmmaking course at the Tarantino Institute. Or getting accepted at the Richard Petty Institute of Stock Car Racing. In the amazing world of custom vehicle builds and RestoMods, that’s training at the Kindig Academy.

Dave Kindig has transformed the vehicle restoration world with bold, standout designs for rides that are eye-catching, heart-stopping, and game changing. And now you can learn his trade secrets and skills at Lincoln Tech, home of the new Kindig Academy in Denver, Colorado.

Kindig is a leading name in the custom car design and fabrication industry. The Kindig Academy at Lincoln Tech is the first of its kind anywhere in the country: a chance to learn master skills through a curriculum developed by a true master. Dave Kindig wants to share his vision, drive and artistic passion with the world’s next class of high-caliber RestoMod pros.

You could be one of them.

These specialized courses aren’t “bang out dents and replace panels” shop classes. Take your design and fabrication skills to the next level: apply for the  Kindig Academy at Lincoln Tech. It’s the only place you’ll find this kind of hands-on training and experience!

Meet Dave & the team

Dave Kindig is, in a word, a Master. He’s the star of MotorTrend TV’s “Bitchin’ Rides”, and the founder and owner of Kindig-It Design in Salt Lake City. Auto fanatics from around the world come to Kindig-It for one-of-a-kind custom vehicle creations. Dave takes each client from start to finish through the design and fabrication stages, and the end results are rides unlike anything else on the road today. The amazing custom machines coming out of the Kindig-It shop make it easy to see why Dave’s got an extensive waiting list for his services: you don’t rush quality, and that’s what at the heart of every Kindig-It creation.

Since 1999, Kindig has set the industry standard by using state-of-the-art equipment and hiring only the best design and fabrication professionals. He’s one of the most recognized stars of both reality TV and the business world – and of course the world of custom vehicles:


  • “Bitchin’ Rides” is the most-viewed show on Motor Trend TV for 8 seasons running, and is broadcasted in more than 170 countries.
  • Dave Kindig was named Builder of the Year by the Grand National Roadster Show in 2020.
  • His shop was named Roadster Shop’s “Best on RS” in 2018.
  • He has received the Ford Design Award, Boise Idaho Master Builder Award, Good Guys Trend Setter Award in 2012, and more.
  • Dave Kindig and Kindig-It Design combine for almost 800,000 followers on Instagram and counting.
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Our Instructor

Jordan Cahill


Jordan has specialized in the areas of custom car building, suspension and chassis fabrication, mechanical assembly and electrical work in his more than 10 years in the industry. Before joining the Kindig Academy he spent over 5 years at a “chop shop” working on multiple Barrett-Jackson builds as well as updating vehicles from Monster Garage.