Author Archive | Jason Matchen

45th Anniversary

It is with great pride I can say that Bernie’s Restorations is celebrating it’s 45th year in business this year!! We consider ourselves very lucky to be able to go work and do what we love everyday! Here’s to 45 more, cheers!!

Bernie's Restorations 45th anniversary

Bernie’s Restorations 45th anniversary

Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year

All of us at Bernie’s Restorations would like to extend a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy healthy New Year wish to all! It’s been a very busy and blessed year for us. Our present came early this year. We were blessed with our first grandchild. On Oct23 my daughter, Cindy, gave birth to Miss MaKenna Marie Schmidt. It is such a happy time! All my best, Bernie!

Chris Craft boat kiddie ride and Texaco Model T kiddie ride restored by Bernie's RestorationsMaKennaMaKenna

Parnelli Jones kiddie ride

Parnelli Jones 1/4 midget dime store kiddie ride.

1966 Mustang Junior electric car

Here is a 1966 Mustang Jr. we recently restored to match our customers real 1966 Mustang, unfortunately at this time I do not have pictures of them side by side, maybe someday.



Throwback Thursday

Happy throwback Thursday. Here’s a oldie but a goodie.┬áNot sure of the year but I can tell you it wasn’t taken yesterday haha! Crazy to think I’ve always worked side by side with my dad and I’ve never had to fill out a job application! ~Jason

Jason and Bernie Matchan


Here’s one for all the Batman fans out there. This was a really fun project detailing this kiddie ride out. I will post before and after pics in a bit, to show the work that went into this. The best part of the project was seeing the customers reaction to it, since this was the first piece he got from us. He assured us it wouldn’t be the last, he was floored by it!