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Phill Beck founded Street Rods by Auto Art in 2002 in Prescott under the name of Auto Art Studio. The company had a great run in Prescott until the economy decline in the last part of that decade. A larger market was needed and the guys at the shop all agreed that Phoenix was the next move.
Street Rods by Auto Art opened doors in a new and larger facility in Phoenix in 2012.
Since that great day Street Rods by Auto Art has enjoyed a new relationship with the custom car community of Phoenix and the surrounding area.

Street Rods has gathered some of the finest talent in Phoenix. The team has expanded the services offered to the custom car community.
Please follow along and meet the crew.

Dan Tellez: Shop Foreman

Dan has been building and driving racecars, hot rods, drag boats, and customs for over 35 years. Dan specializes in performance engines, chassis design and construction, and custom fabrication. He attended The Jerry Bickel school for performance chassis design, fabrication, and set up. Dan spent 10 years as a NHRA Crew Chief. He is a Master Mechanic with ASE, IMACA Certifications, with IHBA and NHRA Competition Licenses.

Mel Rains: Administrative Assistant

Mel is the administrative assistant of Street Rods by Auto Art. His attention to the administrative necessities allows the shop to run efficiently at all times. Mel is the first point of contact in the shop and serves as another of our great ambassadors to the public. Mel's experience goes back a number of years owning motorcycle shops and custom car shops in Las Vegas alike.

George Aguirre: Lead, Upholster/Interior Design

George is a self-taught upholster. For the last 20 years he has specialized in custom interior design, fabrication, and installation. For customs, hot rods, low riders, boats, and even home furnishing if desired. With George in house we are now a 100% in shop custom build capable. 

John Mastrangelo: Body Tech/Custom Painter

John has over 35 years in restoration, custom hotrod design, custom painting, metal forming, chassis, and all forms of welding. 


Gabriel (Gabe) Aguirre

Shop Tech / Interior Tech

Gabe has worked for Street Rods for a year. He started as a general hand around the shop but quickly displayed his talents as a good mechanical tech and specialty skills in the interior structural build. Recently he picked up welding and most recently he has shown so creative skills in interior applications.



Nicholas Konkowski
Nick is our newest member on the team. Nick is just getting started in the Custom car business and brings years of experience in mechanical skills.

Ralph Moreno
Ralph has returned to Street Rods after a summer of other work in the industry. Ralph is an excellent body man, craftsman and fabricator. Ralph has over twenty years experience in paint and body and metal fabrication.