About us

About us

"Blue Twisted Steel" was the name my father gave my brother and I when he saw toughness in us as youngsters. We wanted to carry on that memory in our auto restoration business.

Our love for the hobby began when our father set us down in our first go-kart powered by a second-hand electric washing machine motor plugged into the overhead outlet in the garage. One month later, it got a gasoline powered lawn mower engine. As we grew up, power was the focus as Dad orchestrated the building of a V8 powered Vega for my first car. Ah, the smell of fresh gasoline and exhaust fumes! Soon after we refocused on my 11 year old brother's rendering of his dream sports car. We built that dream in the form of a wooden kit car on a Volkswagen chassis, called the "Forsst" named after my brother, which would be transformed again into a high powered dune buggy once Dad found out how fast we were driving the "Forsst".

Building, customizing, and restoring cars has been our passion ever since Dad got us started years ago. We now live that dream in the form of Blue Twisted Steel and are dedicated to bringing your dreams to you in the form of high quality restorations and creations.

Forrest and I share our customer's enthusiasm and dreams in every project we take on. When you choose us to build your "Dream," you become part of our family tradition and memories.

We look forward to making your dream a reality.

Sincerely,

Mitch and Forrest Pritchett

Mitch Pritchett

Mitch Pritchett

Owner Blue Twisted Steel

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Minor Composite Science, Secondary Teaching Degree
  • Science Teacher, Football & Track Coach 3 years
  • Pharmaceutical Industry 23 Years in Sales, Marketing and Management
  • Founded BTS August 2011 Using Experience Restoring cars and Trucks for a Hobby
  • Interest- Church, Family, Grandbaby, Camping, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Car Building, Watching Football and Old Movies

Forrest Pritchett

Forrest Pritchett

Blue Twisted Steel Shop Manager
(The Blue, The Twisted, and The Steel)

  • Designed First Car Age 11
  • Commercial Art Degree
  • 10 Years Informational Technology
  • Diesel Mechanic 6 Years
  • BTS Professional 8 Years- Design, Mechanical, Fabrication, Disassembly, Reassembly, Parts
  • Hobbies -Blue Twisted Steel, Auto Trivia, Watching College Football, Watching AMC

Josh Pritchett

Josh Pritchett

Blue Twisted Steel Paint and Body Professional
(The Twisted Department)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics
  • Blue Twisted Steel Professional 7 Years
  • Specialties- Clear Coat Finishing, Straight Body Panels and Lines
  • Hobbies- Family, Church, Classic Rock Guitar

Dwayne Burnett

Dwayne Burnett

Blue Twisted Steel Certified Painter and Body Professional
(The Twisted Department)

  • Graduated 4th out of 80 TSTI Class 1990
  • Professional for 29 Years'
  • Specialty: Flat mirror finishes
  • Hobbies- Family, Rodeo, Dallas Cowboys
  • 4 Years at Blue Twisted Steel

Mark

Mark "Archie" Archipolo

Blue Twisted Steel
Mechanic (The Blue)

  • Served 24 Years in the United States Air Force retired as a MSgt. - Aerospace ground equipment, tech., 5 years instructor
  • Car guy all his life realizing a dream at BTS
  • Favorite Car- 1993 Teal Ford Mustang Cobra
  • Favorite Car Owned is a 2001 Ford Lightning
  • Hobbies- spending time with "my beautiful wife", Grand Kids, Hunting, Fishing and Wood Working

Thomas Hobbins

Thomas Hobbins

Blue Twisted Steel
Mechanic, Paint, Body, Metal Working
(The Blue and The Steel)

  • Car guy his whole life starting work at age 16 at a body shop
  • Professional for Over 22 Years' as Lead Mechanic, Lead Painter, and Lead Body Man
  • BTS Professional for 2 ½ years
  • Hobbies- Building and driving anything with at least two wheels.