Detroit Hot Rod Build

Owner Benjamin Clayton at Detroit Hot Rod is taking his customer’s Catfish build to a new level.  This car is getting the custom treatment with bodywork that stays true to … Continue Reading →

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Whiskers, the Flyin’ Miata Build

For those of you who don’t hop on facebook, here’s a compilation of pictures from the Flyin’ Miata Catfish build.  They’ve appropriately named their Catfish “Whiskers”, and it will be … Continue Reading →


Color Coordination

In anticipation of the 35th annual AHA car show at the Nethercutt Museum tomorrow, Catfish #1 got some updates. The stainless steel chin screen frames were powder coated satin black. … Continue Reading →

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Tuesday Tease

Here’s a teaser of our safety cage, built to exceed NASA and SCCA safety specs.  This is an eight point roll cage (nine with crossbar), X-top & X-sides, and a … Continue Reading →


Preparing for Fun Under the Sun

The Catfish needs a little attention.  It had a “dirt shower” at Streets of Willow and has generally been treated like an R&D project more than a sports car in … Continue Reading →


Balcony Antics

Our resident hooligan is Roman Maguinez, who has been storing Catfish frame #1 at his shop.  Seeing an opportunity, he cobbled together a complete 1.6 drivetrain, wired a complete harness … Continue Reading →

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Petersen Automotive Museum

I sat in on “The Drive with Alan Taylor” early Saturday morning at the Petersen Automotive museum in Los Angeles, and it was lots of fun.  The studio sat in … Continue Reading →


The Drive with Alan Taylor

Late notice–I’ll be on The Drive with Alan Taylor Saturday in the second or third hour of the show.  The show goes from 6am-9am, but there’s no need to get … Continue Reading →



Comparisons are inevitable, so it’s always interesting to see the Catfish next to other cars.  Here are just a few.

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Drive it on the Street!

Since SEMA, the work load has been spread between making last-minute changes to the bodywork and the Bill Of Materials (BOM) to get the car production-ready, and getting the show … Continue Reading →