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The love affair with
started for many 60 years ago.
Born and raised in Southern California, Greg had the opportunity to enjoy many outdoor adventures. Whether riding bikes or motorcycles, he and his friends spent their days exploring all that the area had to offer. Often found helping his dad in the garage with their L88 Big Block Flat Bottom Drag Boat, or tuning up his dirt bike for the weekends run to Hungry Valley, Greg found out at an early age, going fast was fun!
At 13, Greg went to work at his parents upholstery shop where he developed his skills as a master trimmer and upholsterer. He worked on antique furniture, boats seats, tonneau covers, car interiors, you name it, Greg's upholstered it. Today he continues to amaze with his eye for detail with the interiors that come out of GTS Customs.
After he married, Greg chose to open his own automotive restoration shop, where he did collision, as well as, custom work. Located in Chatsworth, CA, for almost ten years, he honed his talent as a painter/artist. He excelled at painting, even when industry regulations changed and companies were forced to alter their products, rendering some helpless with these changes. Not Greg. He continually rose to the challenge, creating even more amazing paint jobs, time and time again.
In 1996 GTS Customs moved to Simi Valley, CA. It was here where the Original Retro-Vette was built. Greg was contracted to build what would go on to garner numerous awards, media attention and become a contributing factor in the Resto-Mod craze.
Today, having quite an impressive client list and more than 30 years of experience, Greg is still passionate about what he does and of course passionate about Corvette's. Often modest, quiet and reserved, just get him behind the wheel of one of these magnificent cars and you'll see passion ignite like never before.
Greg Thurmond is GTS Customs.