— This year brought lots of great opportunities our way,
and we couldn't be more excited to be part of more collaborations that have led to great friendships in this industry! We hope you enjoyed watching us build them as much as we enjoyed building them.
So here is a quick look back at some of the milestones this year. —
AXC ROADSTER SOLD FOR $ 105,000
The Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts ( AXC) is a automotive ROP program that is near and dear to our hearts. The vehicle was at our shop for over a year getting worked on by professionals and students. All proceeds of this auction went to AXC to give more students the opportunity to explore career in the automotive industry. GO TO AXC
JEEPIN @ TDS - MOAB - ALL 4 FUN
It was the year of travel for the JK and the Bronco. From Tierra Del Sol in Ocotillo Wells in Southern California to Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah and then up to Colorado for All 4 Fun to round out the year. We were all over using our vehicles for what they do best... OFF ROADING! READ MORE ON THE TRIP HERE...
ROCKIN' ROADSTERS WITH BILLY GIBBONS
LGE-CTS teamed up with Jimmy Shine and So-Cal Speed Shop to work on an El Camino for the infamous guitar player of ZZ TOP... Mr. Billy Gibbons! We did a Whittier Blvd. cruiser with a candy panel paint job here at the shop. If you missed the show on Discover Channel, you can watch it now. See Billy Gibbons picking flowers with Theresa to get just the right color! CLICK TO WATCH NOW!!!
By far one of our favorite builds this year to be part of... this was a project about heart. Sung Kang, of Fast and Furious , and Mike spagnola from the SEMA Garage spearheaded the build of this 1972 Ford Maverick. Sung picked 3 students from East Los Angeles high schools to be part of this amazing build. The vehicle also won a Ford Design award at SEMA.
SEMA CUSTOM CAR SUMMER CAMP
This year SEMA had their first annual Custom Car Camp! It was a huge success and they had campers making RC cars, and learning about how to build the full size version too! They even made a stop to our shop for a tour of the facility and a special appearance by Sung Kang to check the progress on his Maverick build!
REALDEAL BMW R9T
Our in house custom painter Theresa Contreras, and her business partner of RealDeal, Jessi Combs, customized this R9T for BMW's booth at the SEMA show. It is now on tour with BMW for the International Motorcycle Show and can be seen when the tour is over at the Handbuilt Show in Austin.
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______________________16TH ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
Another great turn out with our favorite friends at our 16th Annual Custom Truck and Rod Show Off! Thank you to everyone that attended. We look forward to next year!
2016 SEMA SHOW HIGHLIGHTS___________________
We were asked to be part of some great projects this year including the SEMA Garage Ford Super Duty that sat in the main lobby. One of our favorites for sure!
______________________LA AUTO SHOW - KIA BOOTH
For the past few years we have been doing crazy custom creations for KIA, and this year was no different with the "autonomous" theme. On the KIA Sedona, we partnered with School of Rock to build a mobile recording studio. KIA came out with the all new NIRO, that was turned into a training vehicle for a triathalete complete with a FELT bicycle that had a custom built mount that was molded into the car.
Thank you for being part of the LGE-CTS Motorsports Family!
We couldn't do it without you!
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Posted on 12/29/2016 at 03:01:00 PM