Artists of all types are not only born with their talents but learn to develop them over time. It may start with a simple interest in creating music, building something with power tools, or, in this case, putting tools of another kind to work in order to create someone’s dream project. As Matt Bernal’s skills evolved, the tools he used to render his clients’ dreams moved away from the ones he purchased from the art store when he was younger. The art he now produces has helped to build his company, Bernal Auto Style, into an equal peer of the artists Matt once considered idols. His fascination with mechanical art led to this point in his professional life. Whereas most people see a vehicle as a way to get from here to there, he sees lines, shapes, and possibilities for modifications or artistic interpretation. If you are ready to see your truck through Matt’s eyes, check out his other work and hit him up at: bernalautostyle.com.
Starting out in the automotive industry as a spokesperson, Alyssa Kay got bit by the bug to which many of us have succumbed. This ’70 Chevrolet C10 project is her second build, following her ’67 Cadillac debut at the SEMA show last year. As the sibling to her Caddy, this pickup will be named “Hermanito,” the Spanish translation of little brother. The classy-yet-rustic feel Matt was going for when drawing it gives it an aged feel that will be highlighted throughout the build. The exterior will feature a Pearl Root Beer House of Kolors shade sprayed by Chad’s Auto Glass and Customs with accents of aged bronze and aged wood. A full frame is being built by CB Chassis Products with the air suspension utilizing products from Slam Specialties and Accuair to lower the body. Other plans include FiTech fuel injection, Restomod air-conditioning, All American Billet engine dress-up, and more.
This custom F-150 is a special breed of project built by Brad and Doug Deberti for NASCAR driver Joey Logano on the Discovery show Twin Turbos. As part of Matt’s rendering tasks, he provided a series of graphics packages and design options for Joey to approve. The Debertis special-ordered the pickup directly from Ford, and it will sport a twin-turbo V-8. The result of this project is a full long-travel, tube-frame, wide-fender race truck. It has been wrapped in Flat White vinyl.