Scott Birdsall launched Chuckles Garage as a full-service race shop in Santa Rosa, Calif., in 2005. The shop’s no-holds-barred approach soon attracted clients the world over and saw Scott’s builds get splashed across the covers of major print publications and broadcast on domestic and international TV shows.
Shop owner, chief engineer and lead fabricator Scott Birdsall is a Pikes Peak International Hill Climb record holder with 20-plus years of experience as both a master fabricator and professional driver.
His head-turning and tire-shredding build, Old Smokey – a 1949 Ford* F1* pickup equipped with a 12-valve, 6.7L twin-turbo Freedom Racing Engines* Cummins* engine – set the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb diesel record with a time of 11:24.065. Birdsall and Old Smokey also hold the half-mile diesel land-speed record at 167 mph.