About Us

Cameron Chin

Owner/Racer/Fabricator

Cameron Chin is the owner of Nefarious Kustoms. Cameron has always been into cars. His first car was a 1967 Mustang Fastback he picked up for $2,000. While he was in high school he would spend every dollar he earned on his car. While attending college he sold his car and picked up a Wrangler. It was in college that Cameron helped start an offroad club that turned into a fraternity and ultimately let him to his passion in offroad. After college and workin gin a few off road shops Cameron opened his first shop in 2006. Fast foward to 2012 and Nefarious Kustoms was founded in Las Vegas, NV. 
Specialties: Metal fabrication, suspension design, roll cage and tubing work, bead rolling, race prep
Racing Career:
2018 SCORE Baja 1000 Class 1 7th Place finish
2018 BITD Mint 400 UTV Production 1000 finisher
2017 SNORE Caliente 250 UTV Production 1000 fastest lap, fastest top speed
2017 BITD Mint 400 Class 1 competitor
2017 PURE/AVE 200 UTV Production 1000 2nd Place
2016 BITD Mint 400 Ultra4 competitor
2015 WEROCK Dirt Riot Congress, AZ 4500 class
2015 Ultra 4 King of the Hammers Class 4500 competitor
2012 WEROCK Dirt Riot Fredericksburg, TX Stock class 1st Place
2012 Ultra 4 King of the Hammers UTV Production 1000 competitor
2011 Baja Racing of TX Chupacabra 250 class 7100 competitor
2011 Baja Racing of TX Notrees 300 7100 competitor
2011 Baja Racing of TX Firecracker 250 Ultra 4 competitor|
2011 WEROCK Dirt Riot Central Series Ultra 4 competitor
2010 SNORE Dusty Times 250 Class 7100 1st Place
2010 MOROC Short Course Rock Racing Promod Class Champion Builder
2009 Spring Creek Rocks & Rampage Promod 1st Place
2009 SCORE Baja 1000 class 1600 12th Place finish Race Support
2008 BITD Parker 425 Class 5 Unlimited competitor
2008 Rally America Wandrin Star Rally Unlimited Class 1st Place
2008 Rally America Rallye de Paris Unlimited Class 1st Place
2007 SCORE Baja 500 race support
Cheyenne Ruether

Auto Body Refinisher

Years in industry: 14
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Red Seal Journeyman Auto Body

Cheyenne painted thousands of cars, trucks, UTVS, Planes, Boats and some other pretty odd projects. Her first project car was a 1967 Buick Skylark she scored for $1,600 when she was a teenager, she then went on to buy and work on a 61’ impala, 76’ Laguna s3 & a 1939 GMC truck. While she was in high school she starting chasing her dreams and landed a job at a collision/custom  motorcycle shop while earning credits through the RAP program. Upon graduation she had accumulated triple the apprentice hours needed for trade school so quickly enrolled and earned her ticket, winning multiple scholarships & awards including refinisher of the year where she was awarded her first trusty Sata paintgun. After working and managing paint operations at several shops she expanded from collision to restorations full time then later even branched into rat rods (& broke all the autobody rules) after producers seen some of her published work and invited her to come help paint and build unique customs on TV. She was recently contracted to do 12 outrageous builds for Discovery Channel on the TV show  “Vegas Rat Rods” S3 where she was the shops youngest technician and yet again, the only female working shoulder to shoulder in an all male crew. She started in the trade when she was 15 (fixing all her friends first cars) then became an independent contractor working with several different shops internationally. Cheyenne grew up in Alberta Canada with a natural die hard love for classic cars and hoped to escape the harsh winters to move somewhere that hotrods could be driven 365 days a year. She was very eager to broaden her horizons even further and get into the off-road side of the industry. 

Achievements:

 Multiple builds she worked on featured at SEMA car show in Las Vegas since 2011 to current

2011 Refinisher of  the year (Top of graduating class at NAIT)

RAP Scholarship – Outstanding honors award
Terry Wigmore Scholarship – Dedication to trades
Multiple published jobs in various car magazines including  Hot Rod, Garage Works, Collision Repair Mag, Bodyworx, NAIT Tech Life, AutoTrader, CWB etc
12x 1 hour episodes showing her work on cars and do occasional stunts and racing – Discovery Network – Vegas Rat Rods/ Sin City Motors TV show
International Brand Ambassador & Advocate for Women in Trades
3/14 place winner, demolition derby
Street legals round winner – Castrol Raceway
Fast Cars for Cancer & Stollery Hospital Show and Shine Judge & Host  (fundraisers)

 

Joe Patti

Owner/Operations

After more than 25 years’ experience in online and offline marketing, project management, and operations in the finance and broadcasting industries, Joe was ready for a change.  Having always looked towards being an entrepreneur, he jumped at the opportunity to join Cam and the team at Nefarious Kustoms when asked to come on board.  Leaving the corporate world behind, Joe’s now able to pursue a passion for offroad racing that started back in the 80’s while watching the iconic Ivan Ironman Stewart crush the competition.  He’s responsible for the back end of the business; focused on operations, administration and business development, so that Cam and the team can remain focused on building killer trucks.