About us

Meet the team.



Danny (Bomber)

My name is Danny (Bomber). Born in London, England, I moved to New Zealand at four years old. I grew up on Auckland's North Shore. I left school at 15 and started working at the local garage as a spanner hand. This job started a passion (obsession) with all things automotive. A few years later I started an apprenticeship in motor trimming. I married my wife Carol when I was nineteen. In 1999 we moved to Wellington with our son Zachary. For more than 35 years I’ve worked in the automotive industry doing car repairs, auto & marine upholstery. In 2003 we started our hot rod, engineering, and car upholstery business from a double garage on the back road to Tawa. It didn't take long till we run out of space & needed to move to a bigger workshop. We had 16 years working in Tawa then in July of 2020 we moved to our massive new workshop just south of Ohau. 45 minutes North of Wellington. Still working as a family business, but now we also supply and fit Ironman 4x4 equipment as well as wheels and tyres.



Carol was born and bred on Auckland's North Shore. She worked as a cartographer (mapmaker) for the Royal NZ Navy in Auckland and then for Land Information NZ in Wellington. Carol started working with KRC in 2013 and has gone from assisting with the Motor Trimming / Upholstery side of the business to being in charge of the Upholstery area. She also is our Office Manager and the friendly face of Kohls.



Even as a kid, when anyone asked my son Zachary what he wanted to be when he grew up, he would answer “a hot rod builder”. Zachary left school in 6th form as the class he stayed at school for, automotive studies, was so basic he could have passed with an A+ when he was ten. So Zachary enrolled in the New Zealand Welding School, completing a basic and then advanced course in welding and fabrication. Zachary has been involved with the builds of a number of cars, from classic Chevs to T-buckets. His skills and work are broad, from rust repairs to auto electrical, and mechanical to upholstery. Zachary is married to Zoe.



Zoe is the wife of Zachary, and dog mama to Daisy. She loves reading books and is an avid fan of Jane Austen. Her favourite activities are spending time with family, walking Daisy, and pottering around the house. She helps with admin and occasionally helps Zachary in the workshop by passing him tools.



Henry is the youngest member of the KRC team. He started out in the workshop (pushing a broom and passing tools)  after school and during the holidays. In February 2021 he joined our full-time staff.  Henry came out from Blackburn (North of England) to New Zealand with his family in 2011. He has always wanted to work in the automotive industry and is now living the dream. He likes VW Golfs (no one's perfect) and Mk2 Ford Escorts. In late 2022 he started rebuilding a VL Commodore.  


Keaton is the newest member of the Kohl Customs team. He has been a car painter since he was 17 and is now heading up our paint department. Keaton lives locally, is into old Chevys and has a partner and 3 teenage kids.