We specialize in the Customization, Restoration and Maintenance of CLASSIC cars, trucks and motorcycles
Rebel Road Hot Rod Garage was born in 1998. Following a father-son, backyard, restoration of a 1947 international. Sparking the passion of an 8 year old boy and classic vehicles, his dad named their “hot rod garage” after the street they lived on “Rebel Road,” in Smyrna, TN. 20 years later with the same passion now accompanied by his wife who also has a love for classic vehicles. Both resulted to building classic cars to survive a global pandemic. Using canceled wedding funds, Rebel Road Hot Rod Garage had its official opening in 2021.
Rebel Road has one goal in mind. Bring classic vehicles BACK TO LIFE! This isn't just our job, or hobby. This is our passion. Restoring vehicles to their former glory or upgrading them to have the same look and feel, but with modern advancements. We understand and appreciate the sentimental value your vehicle has to you and we hold the utmost respect for that relationship. Lets get you back on the road... THE REBEL ROAD!
Jason & Joalda Rockwell
MEET THE OWNERS
Joalda is currently the ONLY FEMALE automotive restoration shop owner in the state of New Mexico! Who grew up surrounded by anything "vintage." It wasn't until her late teens did her passion for working on classic vehicles really begin. Starting her career in the medical field to unexpectedly becoming a business owner of a Hot Rod Shop, at 25. During a global pandemic with NO business background, has posed its' challenges, but has become Joalda's greatest accomplishment. Finding talent and success in both automotive fabrication and entrepreneurship, proves that hard work, and dedication can lead to greatness. Joalda hopes to inspire more young women to join the automotive industry, as well as motivating young adults to achieve success via entrepreneurship.
Jason grew up in Smyrna TN. His love and passion for anything car, truck and motorcycle related began at a very young age. From car shows, to model cars, magazines, and toys. Jason has since dedicated his entire life to anything with an engine, and is all he knows. After moving back to New Mexico, in 2008 he quickly began working on legitimizing his automotive career. He then graduated from WyoTech in 2010, at age 20. Jason has a strong eye for detail, and doesn't let anything leave his shop that isn't to his liking. Creating an empire off a life long hobby, is his dream come true.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY
"I've known Jason and Joalda at Rebel Road for just a year and they are more than great car builders; they are great friends.I am very analytical and detail, quality, honesty, professionalism, and accuracy are very important to me in any business relationship; especially when you are asking for your hot rod/motorcycle to be perfect.Rebel road has done nothing less than impress. They started with my 1979 R65 BMW which I had gotten about 30% done. Jason and Joalda listened to my vision and went above and beyond giving me exactly what I wanted.Since then they now have my Dodge Dart, will be getting my model A truck next, and any/all future projects."
After calling around to multiple shops in ABQ and not getting a lot of help in terms of service for my restoration job I decided to give Rebel Road a try. Joalda answered the phone and when I started telling her about the project she seemed more excited than me! From that initial call and going in to meet Joalda and Jason I knew they were going to take care of my project. Joalda and Jason were able to talk me through the project in terms of pricing and time frame and gave me a few different price points that were in my wheelhouse. In terms of timeframe the Rebel Road team was able to get me on the schedule in a short amount of time.
The Rebel Road team did a fantastic job updating me throughout the process and sending pictures as different projects were completed. They also let me know ASAP if we needed new parts or there was something unforeseen with the truck.
When I dropped my project off they said it would take about a month to complete all the work. To be honest I didn't really think that was possible with everything involved. Lo and behold a month later I had my project totally completed and running again.
Joalda + Jason and the whole Rebel Road team seriously worked a miracle for my project. We stayed within budget, the work was completed when they said it would be, and their customer service went above and beyond what I had expected.
If you're thinking about finally doing that project that's been sitting in your garage for 5 years, call Rebel Road, you won't regret it.
"Rebel Road Hot Rod Garage is the best and only place we will take our classic cars for maintenance to amazing modifications that nobody else can do. If you have a classic car and want the work done right the first time take it here. Jason and Joalda will make sure you are taken care of with the best parts, knowledgeable professional staff, customer service, and just plain awesome in every area! Can't say enough good things. Just go!"