Art Of Neon In Your Custom Shop Or Garage

Neon is an art form which is both delightfully kitsch and contemporary. Almost seventy-five years after its invention in France, and historic entry into America (the first neon signs were imported by businessman Earle C. Anthony), neon has become a popular medium for post-modern artists. No surprise logo neon signs are used by a lot of famous custom builders to welcome you inside their shops. If you ask one of these motorcycle builders who was in charge to shape glass tubes to form their logo, they will give you the name of Atti Bethlenfalvy from Get Bent Neon Works. I know the guy. He is a master at his craft and loves challenges like shaping my own tribal logo. He always proposes an initial concept or start from your original logo if you have one. Then full size patterns are drawn up. All the glass is free handed using a variety of torches (more in his shop than in mine) to form different bends. Since neon signage reads from the front and is a 3 dimensional tube, bending is done in reverse, and generally upside down. Depending on brand, the glass starts out in 4′-5′ sticks. Once the glass ‘unit’ has been completed, it still doesn’t light up! That involves processing, in which all the impurities are cooked out of the tube under vacuum, then backfilled with inert gas and sealed off. I told you it is Art. A few names using his talent: Choppers Inc, Exile, Hank Young. Detroit Brothers, Chopsmiths, etc and your writer who still wonder which colors to pick for his own shop logo neon sign. Contact Atti at or go to his MySpace.Com Pages   


14 Responses to “Art Of Neon In Your Custom Shop Or Garage”

  1. 1 Jim Jan 23rd, 2009 at 12:55 am

    I can’t imagine anyone recommending him for Neon anymore.
    Looks like he has been ripping off a lot of people since you first posted this:

    How can you recommend this guy after all the crap he has pulled?

  2. 2 Burned by Atti Feb 10th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    I have to agree. Atti is no to be trusted for any reason. The list of people here in Cleveland and around the country looking to collect from the guy is pretty amazing. Neon paid for and never delivered, stolen scooters, thousands in back rent owed to several land lords after eviction… My own personal experience was pretty tame compared with the dozen or so people I have had contact with about the guy so far. Most recently he took a rather hefty deposit from a Tattoo shop in Akron Ohio, just under a felony amount (nicely played), and vanished. Might have been his recent trip to the Lake County Jail for child support… who knows. The guy has obvious talent, too bad he’s a scum bag.

    Another good Atti discussion thread scooter scam related.

  3. 3 Videobob Oct 21st, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    I am a little concerned, I gave this guy some money for a car he was supposed to deliver to me.
    It have been several months now, no car, doesn’t respond to calls or emails.
    Here is the info I have on the guy:

    Attila S. Bethlenfalvy
    1976 W 44th St.
    Cleveland OH 44113
    Ohio License RQ336506
    DOB: 02/19/71

    What else do you have that can help me?

  4. 4 crowbardentist Nov 24th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Stay as far away from Atti as possible, keep your pets, children, and friends away from him as well.

    He is unwelcome in the city of Cleveland after all the trouble he has made here and we’re glad he left for Austin Texas after he got out of jail. He’s an absolute con man and a complete sociopath.

    Read the comments on this web page, try to get past the angry X girlfriend section, it will give you a very clear idea of who you’re dealing with!!!

    If he’s being nice to you it’s because he wants something. If he’s already got your money… good luck.

  5. 5 Lolita Brown Jan 29th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    This guy has a lot of problems with communication.
    As far as saying i was EVER in a relationship with him …
    I was completely mislead on who this guy truly was.
    I admit now. I was never anything more than a faceless screw.
    I honestly thought he was a great guy in the beginning till i saw
    some of his childish ways.

    I’ve forgiven all debt that he owes. But I was VERY outspoken
    about him and the way he deals with people. He is very rude and unkind
    when facing a problem with you. He has lost my respect. He has none for hisself.
    I feel sorry for this character cause he so good at lying, I think he actully believes it.

    As far as dealing with him in any manner of buisness, he is a joke!

    To even have the thought cross your mind to give this man money
    on a transaction of any buisness kind … not that buying a hearst, unless in
    the funeral buisness is a very sain thing to do anyway …
    it’s something i would reconsider.

    If i had known about this dude by doing a little research …
    I would have bypassed EVER MEETING with him.

    Yet, I live with regret and ATTI is his name.

  6. 6 scott Feb 17th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    got an updated address for this guy. he scammed money from me for a car deal.
    he sold me a car that he did not own.
    the car is sitting in his uncle ricks yard and I cant get it.

    Attila Bethlenfalvy
    c/o Nina Madore
    9815 Copper Creek Dr. #1004
    Austin, TX 78729

  7. 7 crowbardentist Mar 1st, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    He’s back in Cleveland folks as of Feb 25th. Just spotted him last week.

  8. 8 scott Mar 3rd, 2011 at 6:25 am

    got an updated address?
    got a warrant out for his arrest in texas.
    let’s put a stop to this guy and his scams!

  9. 9 tom Mar 25th, 2011 at 1:53 am

    I recently got scammed for a 53 desoto grill from atti.

    Wished I’d googled his name three weeks ago and saved myself a lot of trouble.
    I’ve talked to Austin FBI
    Lets work to stop this guy

  10. 10 scott Apr 4th, 2011 at 6:05 am

    we have 4 people getting together to file a class action lawsuit against him. He has us 4 for a total of over $8,000.
    Tom with the desoto grille and anybody else who wants this guy locked up and taken off the street for his scams, email me at:

  11. 11 scott Apr 4th, 2011 at 6:27 am

    he now has a website so we can keep track of him.

    he seems to have droppped his myspace page, but still posts here on the professional car forums:

    let’s keep after this guy and get him put away.

  12. 12 vinnie May 10th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Here’s his facebook page url.

    Those professional car society folks don’t know a thing about what he’s done.

  13. 13 vincent Jun 18th, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Now he’s selling neon to the hearse folks. And so it starts…AGAIN.

  14. 14 Craig Alan Nichols Nov 29th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Where do I go if I am refering to this “Vermon”???? Hit Me too. Pissed off the Wrong Marine, Semper Fi.

    May this find You All, but one, Well.


    C.A. Nichols / CAN DO NEON / Cleveland Ohio, USA

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