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.
Acomic book and sci-fi fanatic since the age of 10, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley seems to possess superpowers of his own. With a 4.35 40-yard time and a higher vertical jump than many of the guys who have won the NBA’s dunk contest, you might think he is a real-life Captain America.
However, his true hidden power might be the ability to excel at pretty much anything he puts his mind to. Chris did not even play sports until high school, when he tried out for the football team because some of his friends were on the team. That led to a standout college career at the University of Georgia and eventually, a chance to pursue his dreams as a pro in the NFL.
When you hit rap superstar status, your garage better reflect your bank account. Young Dolph didn’t waste any time with his fleet and made sure to one-up everyone else in the game with a custom camo collection that welcomes envious stares.
Louie Villa of Bagger Kings, Inc. in Phoenix, AZ, has been into bagged customs since forever, stating it all started when he was a teenager growing up in an era where fixed-up rides cruised the boulevards and broke the necks of bystanders.