I have this polaroid hanging on a mirror in the entryway to my house. This is me. Striking a pose next to a hot rod at a car show with my dad. I'd assume I'm around 4 in the photo. I think I'm pretty hot stuff. Because I'm hanging with my awesome dad. I always felt pretty special when I got to do these things with my him. They were such a huge part of who he is. And in many ways became a huge part of who I am. He taught me about aesthetics, style, craftsmanship and hard work. Even if he didn't know he was. I wouldn't be doing the things I do today if I hadn't learned these lessons from him. My mom, not to be left out, added to the mix a love of art, and sent me on the right path with lots of support and encouragement of her own. The parental combo is greatly appreciated today. I've seen my dad create amazing cars, and real works of art if you ask me. He is modest and sincere about his work. He does it because he loves it, not for accolades. With his new shop, Miracle Rod & Custom, I see a glimmer of excitement in his eye that is infectious. It made me excited to apply what I've learned to pay him back for giving so much to me. So, if you are ever in need of a Hot Rod, he's the man! If it's a good job, it's a MIRACLE.