Photography by Eric Lopotosky
Shane Thumma, owner/operator of STD Customs hand a wrench in his hand as soon as he could make a fist. With his father a mechanic, Shane was always around cars and usually bad ass customs.
When Shane was 11 he built his first small block all by himself, with his father watching over his shoulder. His love for cars and his Dad always working on them, allowed Shane to hone his craft in the custom car field. While in junior high school Shane got his hands on the finishing end of a street rod due to his father being incapacitated.
Although he may do this work alone, inspiration is also...