I specialize in car design, but am well versed in Industrial Design, working from 2D to 3D. I've also designed House Hold, Pet, and other Consumer products. One the products was Booda Pet's Zero Max cat liter box, that won the American Pet Products manufactures Association " Best Cat Product of 1995" I designed and developed it while working for T2 Design Corporation.

Work Samples

  • Industrial Design work

  • After Market automotive product design

  • Illustration work Custom car design

Work History

Keith M. Kaucher 1238 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 310-871-4423 or 310-829-9027 1990-present: Kaucher Designwerks/Kaucher Kustoms, Santa Monica, CA Owner and Chief Designer for design consulting studio specializing in custom conceptual car designs; Design and illustrate custom cars for various publications and write accompanying articles; Design aftermarket wheels for major wheel manufacturers (see Other Clientele list below); Design and develop body kits for early and late model car/truck/SUV applications; Design and prototype scale model cars for toy industry. 1995-1999: Superior Industries International, Van Nuys, CA Chief Wheel Designer for original equipment manufacturer of aftermarket replacement wheels for: BMW; Chrysler; Dodge; Ford/Lincoln/Mercury; Isuzu; Land Rover and Nissan; Act as liaison between styling department and engineering department and build three dimensional clay models to aid engineering department; Design aftermarket accessories; Design aftermarket Ad art and layout for sales brochures. Education: June 1994 California State University Northridge, CA B.A. Industrial Design August 1989 Platt College of Graphic Design, CA Diploma Television: “Car Crazy interview by Barry Meguire. filmed 4/07 “Behind the Garage Door” footage for pilot filmed 6/05 “Monster Garage” 10/18/04 ’46 Willys Jeep Tractor Pull episode “Shifting Gears” 10/11/03 “What’s Up” (Chinese American Broadcast) Publications: Rod & Custom December 2007 Dream Car of the Month “Lead Sled Gassers” Edge Magazine September 2007 Japanese Pubication Feature on my ’66 Shelby Replica. Rod & Custom October 2006 Designers Dream 6 page Feature on my custom 1954 Ford Victora. Popular Hot Rodding July 2006 Fortune 500 8 page feature on my ’66 Shelby Replica. Custom Rodder: October 2005 “50’s, 60’s & 70’s Buicks”. Truckin’: August 2005 “Radical Renderings - 2010 Ranchero Concept and Custom 1979 El Camino”. Rod & Custom: Febuary 2005 “Galaxie”; January 2005 “Exotica”; December 2004 “Dream Car of the Month - Fifty4”; September 2004 “Dream Car of the Month – Fordilac”; April 2004 “Ratglass Vicky”; March 2004 “Dream Car of the Month – Starfire”; January 2004 “Dream Car of the Month – Riviera”; September 2001 “Edelbrock Wheel Advertisement”; October 1998 “Sketch Pad”. Classic Truck: August 2004 “Suburban Racer”; April 2004 “Viper D100” & “Surfbird”; January 2004 “F1 Fords”. Car Kulture Deluxe: Issue # 9 “Artist Profile”. Mustang & Fords: July 2003 “Check Point Perfect” (article features personally owned 1966 Mustang Shelby GT350 replica); March 1996 “Dream Weaver”. Mustangs Plus Supplemental: March-April 2003. Kit Car: January 2002 “Kit Koncepts – Little Deuce Coupe”; November 2001 “Kit Koncepts – Cobra Rebody”; July 2001 Kit Koncepts – Jamaican Tiger”; June 2001 Kit Koncepts – Lead Sled Jag”; January 2001 Kit Koncepts – LeMans”; November 2000 Kit Koncepts – Royal-T”; September 2000 “’32 Hiboy Update”; July 2000 Kit Koncepts – La Dawri”; May 2000 Kit Koncepts – ’33 FIA Roadster”; May 2000 “’32 Hiboy Update”; March 2000 “’32 Hiboy Update”; July 1999 “Specialty Scene”. Street Rodder: October 2001 “Cobra Correction”; June 1999 “Showcase – ’32 Jokers Wild”. Scale Auto Enthusiast: Car Modeler 2001 “Custom Clinic Photo Contest” (15th place). Popular Rodding: December 2000 “Speed Reading – Edelbrock Introduces Wheel Line”. Hot VWs: June 1999 “Kaucher’s Illustrations – Beetle Visions”. Chevy High Performance: July 1998 “Old Yeller”; May 1996 “Concepts for the ‘90s”. Hot Rod: September 1997. Mustang Illustrated: July 1995 “Artist’s Profile”. Car Craft: May 1995 “Rumble Fish”; November 1994 “Straight Scoop”; September 1994 “Unreality Check”. Kaucher Custom Designs Built or Build In Progress: 1968 Firebird for Brad Weinman Encino, CA (anticipated completion March 2008). 1955 DeSoto wagon for JF Launier Desert Speed Oliver BC Canada (anticipated completion June 2008). 1969 Mustang Mach1 “Violator” for Salim Daher Yorba Linda, CA (anticipated completion June 2008). 1960 Buick Le Sabre for Fred and Melanie Orr. Redlands, CA (anticipated completion Feburary 2008). 1936 DeSoto Airflow for Andrew Smith El Cajon, CA (anticipated completion June 2008). 1951 Nash Wagon Andrew Smith El Cajon, CA (anticipated completion April 2008). 1932 Ford Roadster Land Speed Record car for Gene Winfield (Paint Scheme) Mojave, CA (anticipated completion November 2007). 1959 Chevy Apache P/U for Guy Cardwell, Torrance CA (anticipated completion April 2008). 1954 Ford Victoria “Fifty4” for Kaucher Designwerks, Santa Monica, CA (anticipated completion September 2005). 1979 El Camino for Frank Koss, Jekyll Island, GA 2005 (build in progress). 1953 Mercury Monterey for Terry Dougherty, Ringgold, GA 2005. 1946 Willys Jeep Tractor Pull for Monster Garage Television Show Long Beach, CA October 18, 2004 (built on Television show). One off Custom “Flat Attack” for Michael Feinstein of Nostagia Motorsports, Encino, CA 2004 (build in progress). One off Custom “Straight 8 Racester” for Reniwick Payne, Manassas, VA 2003. 1950 Pontiac “Poncho Villa” for Mickey Bryant “Stray Kat 500 Give Away” car Bartlesville, OK 2003 (build in progress). 1965 Falcon Roadster for Cornerstone Customs, Fremont, CA 2003 (build in progress). 1955 Chrysler Windsor for Cornerstone Customs, Fremont, CA 2003 (build in progress). 1965 VW “Coca Cola Bug” for Cornerstone Customs, Fremont, CA 2003 (built 2003). 1954 Buick Skylark for Doyle Gammel, Los Angeles, CA 2002. 1923 Model T Phaeton 4 door for Jim Sternson, Fargo, ND 2002 (built 2003). 1956 Chevy “Speedster” for Chris Titus “Titus” TV show 2001 (the original concept). 1932 Ford Roadster “Ford-O-Matic” fiberglass kit car for Jim Youngs, Los Angeles, CA 1999 (featured in Kit Car magazine 2001). 1957 Nomad “Old Yeller” for Joe Vinci, Long Beach, CA 1997 (won 100 Best in Rod & Custom 2000). Other Clientele: Wheels : Ultra Wheels; Enkei Wheels; MHT Wheels; American Racing Wheels; Lexani Wheels; Kaizer Motorsports Wheels; Vision Wheels, MKW Alloys, Armano Wheels, DMTech Wheels, and Jessie James Wheels. Design and Illustrations: Maisto Toys Jackson-Dawson Communications; Performance Products; Hasbro Toy Company; Body Glove; Dan Fink Metal Works; Precision Street Rods; Nostalgia Motorsports; Taco Bell; Los Angeles Shelby American Automobile Club; Conde Advertising; and T-2 Design Corp. Awards: 1954 Ford Victoria (my custom show car built for my business) Killer Kustom award Good Guys Pleasanton, CA June 2007, 1st place George Barris Show in Culver City CA, May 2007 1st place Grand National Roadster Show Jan 2006, won invitation only Fresno Autorama (Blackie Gejeian’s show) March 2006, Rod & Custom’s top 10 at Good Guys Pleasanton August 2006 Eagle One award at Good Guys Pleasanton, CA August 2006 1st place Saugus Speedway show Saugus, CA August 2006, Best of Show George Barris show in Culver City May 2006 Best Custom and Best of Show at Blessing of the Cars July Hanson Dam, CA July 2006. 1st place LASAAC car show at the Petersen Auto Museum October 2006 There are 7 more awards to this cars name since it’s debut in January 2006. 1965 Mustang (personal vehicle) won 1st place at the George Barris Back to the 50’s Cruise, Culver City, CA May 2005, and 2nd place at Los Angeles Shelby Club’s Total Performance car show at the Petersen Auto Museum November 2001 1/25th scale 1962 T-Bird “Mystere” placed 12th out of 300 entries in Car Modeler magazine’s Photo Design Contest 2002 1/25th scale 1961 Impala “Exotica” placed 15th out of 300 entries in Car Modeler magazine’s Photo Design Contest 2001 1/24th scale 1956 T-Bird “Royal T” placed 20th out of 300 entries in Car Modeler magazine’s Photo Design Contest 2000 Memberships: Specialty Equipment, Manufactures, Association, Hot Rod Industry Alliance Wheel Industry Council, Industrial Design Society of America, Good Guys; and United Kenpo Systems Association. I’m Vice President of Los Angeles Shelby American Automobile Club Hobbies/Sports: Road racing; Martial Arts (American Kenpo); Waterskiing, Snow skiing and Golf.

Education

California State University, Northridge Platt College of Design

Specialties

Awards

Graduated with a 3.2 avg from Cal State University Northridge 1994

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