When you’re the wife of an in-demand car builder, you have to deal with a lot of things. From long days and nights, SEMA crunches, hours upon hours of time at the shop and the constant talk about the latest projects and deadlines.
Like many of us, Dana Balthasar became interested in customizing cars as a teenager. Spending countless nights and weekends with his buddies in someone’s garage or at a local tuner shop, Dana dreamed of the day his own build would make it into a magazine!
When you know your calling in life, you go out of your way to make it happen. Jimmy Tonoyan of R1 Motorsport knew at 17 that he wanted to work on cars for the rest of his life and dropped out of high school. While some might frown upon such a risky move, Jimmy knew it would propel him to his future endeavors as a shop owner.