“Your tot’s hot rod shop”
Racing fresh from Cotati’s new, high-end customization and collision-repair shop, Eddie’s Paintworks, is Eddie’s Tot Rodz, a line of customized hot-rod pedal cars, strollers and wagons.
“This part of the business started totally by accident,” says proprietor and car-loving hot-rod artist Eddie Serrano. “I built one for my daughter, Lily, in 2009, and it’s taken off from there.
“Our exclusive ‘Rollers’ start as pedal cars,” explains Serrano, who was born and raised in Cotati and Rohnert Park. “But we transform them into totally badass strollers.” A basic roller, designed for kids six months to three years and adult-controlled, is $675.
Completely hand-built vehicles start at $950 and are designed, upholstered, painted to the same quality as a grown-up’s hot rod.
Serrano also offers a line of out-of-the-box pedal cars, like Sadface Taxi ($229), the ’65 Shelby Mustang ($300) or Red Baron airplane ($436), available immediately on-line through Pay-Pal or at the shop.
But the longtime car enthusiast is really looking to put your little one behind the wheel of his or her first custom car.
Visit http://eddiespaintworks.com/totrodz/ for adorable pix as well as prices or visit Eddie’s Paintworks, 6811 Redwood Dr., Ste. D, 992-0965.