Nathan Bates, a lifelong racing enthusiast, began his career and mechanical education in his teens. With over 25 years of experience, he has successfully engineered, built, and tuned world record setting race cars. Nathan has served as a specialist in short block, cylinder head, and supercharger for both NHRA and IHRA race teams; most recently a car chief for an NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car team.
As a teacher, Nathan has traveled internationally to coach drag racing and tuning techniques in the United Arab Emirates. Additionally, he has engineered, developed, and built cars with global notoriety in the performance and aftermarket automotive industry. Nathan worked directly with world-renowned companies such as Mustang Dynometers and HP Tuners and is currently working with new tuning software company, Syked, to develop innovative tuning software tailored specifically to Dodge, Chevrolet, and Ford.
Passionate about ensuring every step of the car customization process is reflective of the high standards car enthusiasts expect, Apex Customs is committed to combining every aspect of car customization under one roof. The addition of Nathan brings them one step closer to realizing that dream.
“While we’ve offered bolt-on performance services over the last couple of years, the capability to perform full engine building and tuning services have been at the top of our priority list,” said Elliot Hutchens, Co-Founder at Apex Customs. “Engine performance is at the top of our customer’s priority list. However, we’re very selective in who we bring into our team because we want our clients to receive the best service possible when entrusting their vehicles to us. We’re excited Nathan shares our vision; he is the perfect man to help us expand into a full-service speed shop alongside our existing offerings.”
To compliment Nathan’s capabilities, Apex Customs recently purchased the biggest, fastest and most powerful dynamometer available on the market. Their new MD-1750 dyno is capable of measuring up to 3,500 horsepower with a maximum speed of 250 mph.
Located in Phoenix Arizona, Apex Customs offers a wide variety of services including vinyl wrap, paint and body, car audio and electronics, upholstery, suspension, wheels and tires, paint protection, window tint, graphics, and lighting.