Inspiration, Ideas & Collaboration
for Auto Customization

About Us

Making Car Customization Easy And Fun Through Inspiration, Ideas and Information

We bring automobile enthusiasts and customization businesses together in a photo rich, collaborative online environment, helping inspire, provide ideas, and connect each other. We want to make it simple, easy and fun for everyone to drive something different. And we want to make auto customization & restoration more easily and widely accessible.

 

Automobile Enthusiasts

If you are an automobile enthusiast, you view your car or truck as an extension of yourself. You want it to make a bold statement about who you are as a person. You want it to be different and unique, just like you. You want it to turn heads as you drive down the street. You want your friends as well as complete strangers to admire it equally.

Automotive Customization Businesses

If you are a customization business, you use your creativity and passion to produce beautiful, one-of-a-kind works of automobile art. You want to show your work to the world, so you can be recognized for your talent and skills. You want automobile enthusiasts to be able to find you, so you can turn their vehicles into something unique that they will drive proudly.

Who We Are

We love cars. We love technology. We are entrepreneurs. We have married our passions and talents to produce Chariotz. So many of us have so many stories about the cars and trucks we own. Chariotz is a new type of platform to tell stories through pictures. Chariotz is a new type of platform for others to get inspired by those pictures and find ways to customize their own vehicles, and easily tell their story to others. There are many car sites and indeed many image galleries showcasing new, used and modified cars. But we found no site that makes it easy for time, idea & information-starved owners to customize or restore their vehicles. From simple modifications like custom wheels & suspensions, to the more involved audio/video upgrades and vinyl wraps, to the most complex paint, body, upholstery & performance work, we want to provide owners the inspiration, the ideas and then the right shops to customize or restore their vehicles.

Advisory Team:

Nicholas Frankl – CEO of My Yacht Group, provider of "experiences" at Formula 1 events; Large network in the automotive & motorsport industries

Claus Ettensberger – CEO of CEC, manufacturer of high-end aftermarket wheels, and U.S. dealer for Brabus, TechArt, Novitec Rosso, and AC Schnitzer; Automotive aftermarket industry icon for 25+ years

Shinoo Mapleton – CEO of Sector 111, dealer of lightweight, niche sportscars like Lotus, Ariel and BAC, manufacturer of accessories for Lotus cars, manufacturer of the Drakan Spyder lightweight sportscar; 30+ year automotive industry veteran

Chris Hart– President of Wheel Specialists, large wheel distributor/retailer

Darren Young – VP of Sales/Marketing at Wheel Specialists, large wheel distributor/retailer

Richard Ogawa – Patent attorney specializing in high tech companies; Counsel & IP attorney for startups funded by Kleiner Perkins & Khosla Ventures

 

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