Driven Apparel Co is a clothing company founded by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. With this in mind, naturally we support fellow drivers! Here’s our sponsored enthusiasts and their stories.
Joe “Backyard” Schneider
Who is Joe “Backyard” Schneider? To the naked judging eye Joe is a threat. Pierced, tattoos, short haired, flat billed cap… most would probably avoid him. Oddly enough he is one of the most comical, reliable, selfless, helpful, and loyal people you may ever meet. Joe is the type of person that will give everything he has until he simply has nothing else to give, he’s the guy that will stop on the side of the road to help a distressed puppy while his radio is blaring some crazy death metal. I’m sure you are confused… Joe really can’t be described, he has to be experienced. He started Backyard Designz Co in 2004 and has since been building some of the industries cutting edge cars. His legendary 1998 Honda civic has been on the cover of magazines and can be found on several well know websites. He has built a business and a well known team.
He officially started his company back in 2004. Although unbeknownst to many his company derived from a previous company called Backyard Concepts. Which was his previously owned company that made vinyl graphics and stickers. Since then he has grown his business into a well reputed shop located in Orange County, California. Instead of just trying to get the job done, get paid and out the door he prides himself in his ability to connect with his customers to build the car they’re really looking for. “The customer base we have is loyal to us and feel more than comfortable with us doing the work.” Joe says, “We like to develop a one on one relationship with the customer before we take on their build. That way we can make the build more specific to that customer and their personality.” Although a lot of his clients own a Honda, his shop isn’t strictly a Honda tuning shop. If you’re needing anything done don’t even hesitate to bring your car by. Whether it’s muscle or import Joe will get it done. The craftsmanship and delicate nature of his builds bring an elegance to the cars he builds. Joe would consider his shop one of multiple interests. He as experience in every spectrum of the auto community. He is deeply involved in various different types of racing, as well as tuning some of Southern California’s finest streeted rides. If you are from the same are or even passing through. Stop by and see what the man can do for you.