BRAD MASTERSON is definetly one of the new breed of kustomizers staying true to the"old school"/ pioneer era of kustomizing and slingin' lead with the best of 'em !
He's learned from the "masters": George Barris & Bill Hines. BUT, the question remains, how did he hook-up with these two Legends ? And, did you know that he actually worked for a Private Detective for a short time...and did some snooping and legwork in that field ?
Well, Brad & I sat down one night at the 28th Annual KKOA Lead Sled Spectacular and went over his career, how he got interested in Custom Cars & George Barris, and the whole process that transported him from being a "wannabe" to a bona fide, top-of-the-line customizer working with both Barris AND Hines...at a very early age .
There's a very bright future ahead for this rising star in the Rod & Custom field ! JK
[Brad's shop is located at 11070 Atlantic Avenue, Lynwood, Calif...the site of the old Barris Shop ! To hear how Brad got that property, and the History that came with it, simplyclick-on this part of our Interview !]
(Top of Page: Brad (on the left) and Bill Hines (center) chopping a Chevy at the 27th KKOA Lead Sled Spectacular, Salina, Kansas; Above left: Brad's '51 Chevy at the KKOA/Salina; Above right: Brad doin' what he does best...torchin' on a Custom ! )
(NOTE: Above 2 Pictures courtesy of Custom Rodder / Rod & Custom Magazines. All pictures courtesy of their respective owners/copyright holders.)