Privately run by Fritz Schenck with the help of his wife Carrol. Custom hot rod and motorcycle builder for well . . . since the day dad would let him use tools in the garage. Born and raised in Long Island New York, now creating his magic in Kansas City, Missouri, he works in a small shop or a large garage depending how you look at.
Fritz is skilled in all forms of custom from the design, body work, and paint to everything under the hood. He is well versed in body materials in either steel or fiberglass. His paint skills go from mild to wild including the craziest metal flake, candy apples, pinstriping and graphics such as: flames (which he layers 3 sets at a time or applies gold leaf), scallops, panels, and any era correct design required to set the right jazz.
Fritz creation of the “Roswell Rod” bubble car, which will be at Hot Rod Holiday, is a tribute to Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, who Fritz has been a huge fan of since he was a little kid. The “Roswell” is a custom sculpture which showcases Fritz’s influence from the past and his own personal creativity.
Fritz will also be displaying the “Baja Bandeeto” at Hot Rod Holiday. This creation started with a drawing that “Jimmy Smith” did of a fantasy car. Fritz wanted to work with someone on this project as he usually works alone. He wanted someone to share ideas and bounce thoughts back and forth with. Fritz had some input but the basic Idea was all Jimmy’s. The paint job is all Fritz and is WILD! He has over 500 sheets of red variegated gold leaf, and miles of pin stripe work brushed on this killer ride! And if you think this is over the top, you have not even come close to the detail on the interior and motor, plus all the small custom feature you only really notice when you are up close to this beautiful creation!
In addition Fritz has worked on various projects from the “Indian Larry legacy” bike shop, he was thrilled to be a part of the “Biker Build Off” television show, and to paint bikes for such celebrities as Brad Pitt.
That’s Fritz’s secret is he LOVES what he does. It has to be done to the “Fritz” standard or not at all, and that’s why his work is so good. This is a man who blends his knowledge of the hot rod culture with skills, and true historical correctness to the men who built custom before him, whom he admires so much today and has to his delights become personal friends with.
We are honored to allow you the chance to see two of Fritz’s outstanding works and meet the man himself at the Hot Rod Holiday show!
You can also visit his website at www.SpritzbyFritz.com