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Baileigh Blog automotive

Land of Wonderment: A Visit to Gas Monkey Garage

By Mike at Baileigh | August 30, 2023 | 0

Passing from Gas Monkey Garage’s corporate offices into car territory, you might notice a white line painted on the floor. This line tells Richard Rawlings that it’s showtime. The shop owner explains: “when we were running and gunning and making Fast N’ Loud, [with] all a sundry of things going on, I’m trying to keep…

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A Relationship with Metal: Josh Freeman and Freeman Fabrication

By Mike at Baileigh | May 22, 2023 | 0

Some people seem to light up when they talk about their passions. Josh Freeman is one of them. Watching and listening to Freeman in his Denton, Texas shop, Freeman Fabrication, you can’t miss the joy and contagious enthusiasm for metal fabrication. As Freeman explains, “The ‘less is more’ doesn’t work for me. I like to…

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Moving Metal in Style: John McGraw Jr. and Flashback Kustoms

By Mike at Baileigh | April 5, 2023 | 0

John McGraw Jr. started down his career path early in life, to say the least. “My parents told me that I knew how to tighten and loosen bolts before I could talk,” he remembers. McGraw’s father raised him around the dirt cars he raced. “As far as metal shaping background goes, it leads back to…

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A Quest to Create: Pete Watkins and Dexterous Engineering

By Mike at Baileigh | March 15, 2023 | 0

Look up the word “dexterous” in the dictionary, and you’ll see that it means nimble and skillful with the hands and the mind. It’s an apt description for Pete Watkins’s work—and a fitting name for his shop, Dexterous Engineering. From Watkins’s perspective, “metal is metal.” Which means he tackles all kinds of projects without allowing…

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Passionate About the Craft: Mike Wagner and Cornfield Customs

By Mike at Baileigh | February 27, 2023 | 0

Mike Wagner of Cornfield Customs Ltd. has made a name for himself with masterpieces on wheels. He’s a metal shaping star on social media. But the craft is its own reward for this self-described introvert. “I like to work, but the only time I really feel free is when I’m shaping metal,” he says. “I…

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Keeping the Craft Going: American Metal Customs

By Mike at Baileigh | January 23, 2023 | 0

Hot rods. Motorcycles. Whisky. Rock and roll. American Metal Customs builds, modifies, and services epic bikes and cars while celebrating the mystique that goes with them. American Metal owner Chris Bishop and lead builder and shop manager Josh Allison have teamed up to exemplify the best in American craftsmanship and, as their website promises, “build the…

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Wheel Guy: Austin Paruch and Paruch Automotive Craftsmanship

By Mike at Baileigh | November 14, 2022 | 0

“I never have any days where I’m worried about getting up or not going to work and enjoying what I do,” says fabricator, restorer, and coachbuilder Austin Paruch. “Life and work are one and the same. This is what I do. This is what I was intended to do, I believe.” At Paruch Automotive Craftsmanship,…

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Punk Rock Spirit: Bob Bleed and Midwest Fabrication

By Mike at Baileigh | November 12, 2022 | 0

“I never once when I was a little kid thought, ‘I want to be a fabricator.’ I just wanted a hot rod,” explains Bob Bleed. “Everything about life is perspective. And my perspective on everything is through this car, through this windshield.” The car love goes way back for Bleed. He tinkered on his first…

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A Baileigh Biography

A Chopper Class Like No Other with Bound for Flames

By Colton Warren | October 28, 2021 | 0

When Daniel Twigden got the call to create his own class at the Manteca Adult School in Manteca, California, he organized one of the few chopper building classes in the country to his knowledge.

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A Baileigh Biography of Camburg Racing

Live Off Road: A Baileigh Biography of Camburg Engineering

By Colton Warren | September 29, 2021 | 0

Jerry Zaiden leads Camburg Engineering as they craft some incredible works of off-road racing art. Step inside this Huntington Beach-based fabrication shop to get an up-close and personal look at the technical side of fabrication as Jerry walks us through some of the high-end off-road race vehicles his team is building.

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