John Sarkisyan has made his mark as an automotive artist with his unique style that stands out amongst a crowded field of “builders.” Having owned a tuning shop and customizing his own personal cars, John is no stranger to great builds. His first project was a 2000 Honda Accord Sedan 19 years ago, which landed him a few magazine covers.
“You dream it, we source it, we build it, we deliver it!” is Pro Motorsports’ slogan and mission, as they customize rides in the Scottsdale, AZ, area. Owner Jim Lewis grew up around cars thanks to his dad, so owning his own shop was a natural progression in his love of all things automotive. “My dad would always have some type of hot rod around and we would work on it on the weekends,” Jim recalls. “He had some nice ones from Boyd [Coddington] and many others. It was always so cool going to those shops and seeing all the different things they did.”
One look at John Sarkisyan’s vintage 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing at the 2018 SEMA Convention, and you’d have to lift your jaw from the floor like the rest of its admirers. As the winner of the DUB’s “Best of Show presented by Amsoil” award, the Gullwing was literally a masterpiece in the eyes of many, with its classic exterior styling and all-modern AMG internals and handcrafted interior.