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about

The love affair with

GM's Corvette

 started for many 60 years ago.

Greg Thurmond

Early On

Start Up

Resto-Mod Era

GTS Today

Bio

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!

Early On

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.

Start Up

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.

 

Resto-Mod Era

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.

GTS Today

Today, having quite an impressive client list and more than 25 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.

I’ve been a Corvette enthusist as long as I can remember! My passion for Corvettes goes back to my childhood where there was always a Corvette in the garage. It’s safe to say that as an adult, there has always been a Corvette in my garage, too! As technology has improved over the years, the styling of the early generation Corvette has remained classic. But for those of us who have wanted more comfort and more performance from our classic Corvettes, the options were limited. GTS Customs has changed that. The Resto-Mod combines the classic bodylines of the early model Corvette with the performance and drivability of the late model Corvette. The build begins with an original C1, C2, or C3 Corvette. The chassis is then upgraded or replaced to accommodate later model Corvette suspension and drivetrain. The engine choices include LS1 through LS9 coupled to a 6 speed auto-matic or manual transmission. We take advantage of GM’s engineering as opposed to using random, aftermarket components to build each car. At GTS Customs, it’s a must to maintain the integrity of your Corvette.