As the second season of HISTORY’s Las Vegas-based car restoration show Counting Cars gets underway, the “Count the Cars” tour turns into a charitable culmination. Over the last few weeks, HISTORY brought a 1966 Cadillac Coupe de Ville – restored by Danny Koker and the crew at Count’s Kustoms and filled with tens of thousands of mini-cars – to car shows and races around the country. Fans at the events (and online) guessed how many mini cars were inside for the chance to win the Cadillac.
The winner has yet to be announced, but HISTORY has decided to donate the toy cars to the Las Vegas Speedway Children’s Charities, which, since 1999, has distributed $1.7 million in funding to children’s organizations in the southern Nevada area surrounding the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Charities that benefit from the the Las Vegas Speedway’s program include the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas, Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation, Candlelighters for Childhood Cancer, Lied Discovery Children’s Museum and Nevada Children’s Center, Inc., to name just a few.
Count’s Kustoms is a licensed dealer of kustom choppers and hot rods. We are your one-stop shop for in-house paint, upholstery, frame-up builds and service. Our custom hot rods and choppers exceed expectation with creativity and die-hard quality, not to mention incredible handling and rideability. Metal on metal, mild to wild, the Count’s Kustoms builders take great pride and care into every one of the kustom bikes and hot rods fabricated in our shop. Using only professional-grade parts in the industry, we forge our vehicles to fit the particular tastes of our customers, and then some. With razor-sharp attention to detail, from the bodywork to the final paint fit and finish, every custom embodies individuality and forward thinking, with a nod to the retro.
Count’s Kustoms has been gaining media attention in the last 5 years, having appeared on high-profile television shows such as MTV, VH-1, Discovery Channel, and most recently, History Channel’s Pawn Stars, as their resident auto expert.
2012 marks an incredible year for Danny “The Count” Koker and his team as he promises to make “this year Count.” We can only imagine the best is yet to come.
Most people in Las Vegas bet with chips, but Danny “The Count” Koker bets with cars. Known from his numerous appearances on Pawn Stars, this Sin City legend walks, talks and breathes classic American muscle cars. When he sees a car he wants, he will do whatever it takes to get his hands on it—including making on-the-spot cash offers to unsuspecting owners. On the HISTORY series Counting Cars, Danny and his team restore, customize and sell cars in a hurry, scrambling to keep their Las Vegas shop in the black. From vintage Thunderbirds to classic Corvettes, toy cars to souped-up sidecar motorcycles, Danny and the crew of Count’s Kustoms will stop at nothing to find and flip the greatest rides of all time.
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