Charley Hutton has been called one of the most talented automotive painters and fabricators in the world.

Hutton supervised in the body shop on the reality TV series American Hot Rod, which aired on The Learning Channel and Discovery Channel for four years ending in 2008. The show followed the crew at a La Habra, California shop as they built hot rods and customized vehicles. Charley later appeared on the TV series Overhaulin’.

Hutton has received many honors in his career, most-recently for his paint work on the 1940 Ford, called Checkered Past which won the 50th Anniversary Ridler Prize at the Detroit AutoRama show. This was his 3rd Ridler Award.