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“Toymakerz” Host David Ankin to Appear at and Emcee Tennessee Valley Auto Fest


Huntsville, Ala. (July 1, 2024) – Tennessee Valley Auto Fest organizers announced today that David Ankin, custom car builder and co-host of “ToyMakerz”, has been confirmed as one of multiple celebrities who will appear at the festival, taking place at Wicks Family Field at Joe Davis Stadium on Oct. 18 and 19, 2024. Ankin will emcee the event and bring a vehicle he built to the car show.

Ankin learned the car fabrication trade in Michigan from his father, and used his skills in “ToyMakerz,” where he documents his one-off builds and creative mods with other builders, drivers, and celebrities. He previously worked as a stuntman and bar owner before starting ToyMakerz LLC, where he serves as the chief concept designer for countless one-off upgrades or complete vehicles. Ankin is known around the world for his bold out-of-the-box creations and his flair for demonstrating their unique and incredible powers.

Tickets to the Tennessee Valley Auto Fest can be purchased here. For $10, individuals can purchase single-day tickets to attend on Friday or Saturday. Car owners who want to display their vehicle all weekend can do so for $25.  For more information regarding the Tennessee Valley Auto Fest, please visit here.