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Pursuit of Perfection: Murpho’s Rods and Customs

By Mike at Baileigh | December 18, 2023 | 0

Listening to Murpho, owner of Murpho’s Rods and Customs in Austin, Texas, you can’t help but sense the peace and wisdom of a man who’s found his niche in life. “What do I do?” He reflected, “I think really what I do is… an endless pursuit of perfection. It’s… not quantifiable, this thing, perfection, but…

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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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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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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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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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A Baileigh Biography

Metal Art and Patriotism: A Baileigh Biography of Metal Art of Wisconsin

By Colton Warren | November 30, 2021 | 0

Step inside Shane and Justis Henderson’s shop and you will see beautifully meticulous metal art proudly displaying symbols of Americana.

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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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A Baileigh Biography: Devious Customs

Historic Fabrication: Restoring Classic Continentals with Devious Customs

By Colton Warren | August 3, 2021 | 0

A broke kid with ambition and desire to build customs. That is how Jeff Davy, owner of Devious Customs, says he found his passion in fabricating and restoring custom cars.

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A Baileigh Biography: Hollywood Hot Rods

Respect Tradition, Challenge the Future: A Baileigh Biography of Hollywood Hot Rods

By Colton Warren | July 23, 2021 | 0

Troy Ladd leads the incredibly talented group of coach builders, fabricators, metal shapers and hot rod visionaries at Hollywood Hot Rods.

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