Cerbinator Auto Designs all started off of an idea that came up at a local car meet to create a racing inspired spoiler for the fox body coupes and convertibles. Since that original concept sketch on a restaurant napkin Matthew Cerbin has teamed up with Harris Lue of Lue Creative, Derek Fricke of Frickenfast, Joe baker and Eric Anderson to take it to where it is today. All of our parts are designed using 3D scanning and CAD modeling of factory parts and are either laser or plasma cut to ensure exact fitment. Everything from the initial design to a final product is proudly made in the USA and built to the highest quality possible.
Originally from Joliet, IL Matthew moved to Charlotte, NC right after graduating high school to pursue a career working with classic and custom cars. Matthew has since earned an Associate in Engineering from Central Piedmont Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and started Cerbinator Auto Designs in the process of completing engineering school. After graduation from UNCC Matthew has moved to Jasper, IN and is now a part of the R&D team at Ridetech as a Product Engineer.
Harris Lue, a graphic designer for NASCAR and CEO for LUE Creative, studied graphic design at East Carolina University and is behind the graphic art for Cerbinator Auto Designs. Since getting his start after school at Late Model Restoration and eventually making the move to NASCAR his work and photography has quickly become well known with even being published through Hot Rod Magazine and Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords magazine. As an owner of two fox body Mustangs himself, often known as Calypso and Gramps, Harris is a big part of the Mustang community even hosting his own events such as the Retro Meet that is a during Mustang Week at Myrtle Beach, SC. From coming up with the original idea for the fox body convertible spoiler and creating our logo Harris has been there from the start and is a huge part of our product concept development and company graphics. From logos, packaging graphics, photography and T-shirts to so much more Harris is the one to make it all happen!
Also a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Eric Anderson is the one behind the scenes doing all of our spoiler assembly in Mooresville, NC. With a background working as an engineer and a fabricator in racing Eric is the one that turns our CAD models into a physical product. Working side by side with Matthew on creating our prototypes and fixtures Eric is a part of everything from plasma/laser cutting all the way through building the final product that is shipped to your door!
Joe Baker of Statesville, NC is the owner of Moonlight Fabrication and is the one that developed our initial assembly process and got us pointed in the direction of scanning and laser/plasma cutting our parts. Without his help to get our operation off the ground we wouldn't be where we are today!
A great friend and mentor to Matthew Cerbin, Derek Fricke of Frickenfast, was the one that had guided Matthew through the process of 3D scanning and reverse engineering. Derek was also the guiding hand in the development of our 2005-2009 S197 Mustang spoilers. Outside of our product development, Derek was a substantial mentor to Matthew by not only pointing him in the direction of FEA and CFD engineering courses at UNCC but also pointing him in the direction of automotive product development that Matthew has pursued both with Cerbinator Auto Designs and his full time career. We have been deeply saddened with the news of his passing in early 2020 and certainly could never be grateful enough for everything Derek has done for us. Matthew and Cerbinator Auto Designs will always continue to grow and operate with the example he has set for engineering design, product quality and a passion for all things automotive while also being a great friend and mentor to others along the way. Thank you Derek.