O'Connell Specialties

Builders of award winning street rods and custom automobiles.

Recipient of the 52nd Annual Detroit Autorama Ridler Builder Award.  Located in Plainfield, Illinois, O'Connell Specialties is here to help you design your custom hot rod and bring your dream to life.

Vehicles built by O'Connell Specialties have won countless awards, been featured in the industry trades, and made it on network television programs.  Our attention to detail and individuality is what separates our work from other shops.

Road to the Ridler - TLC's RIDES
(Exert from Season 1, Episode 10)

Taken from TLC's RIDES: Road to the Ridler Vehicles built by O'Connell Specialties have won countless awards, been featured in the industry trades, and made it on network television programs. Our attention to detail and individuality is what separates our work from other shops.