Eddie's Custom Cars founder, Eddie Salais, was born in 1954 in the heart of Southern California's most vibrant lowrider community, East Los Angeles.
Growing up exposed to the beautifully styled, fender-skirted, lowered, perfectly painted, polished, and fully accessorized pre '55 lowriders, more affectionately known as bombs, any young man's mind would be impressed. In Eddie's mind, these slow-cruising bombs would explode into a million creative thoughts.
As time went on, these thoughts would be magnified all the more by his exposure to one of Southern California's other automotive extravaganzas, drag racing. It was at the drag strips that he would be exposed to the dramatic, eye-popping, custom paint jobs. Candy apples, metal flakes, pearls, flames, scallops, and pin striping, all meticulously applied. Wow! Dragsters, gassers, funny cars - bullet fast and gorgeous.
With all this etched in his mind, Eddie would go on to develop the discipline necessary to one day create his own concept custom bombs. A blend of the lowrider, custom, and hot rod dragster styles, custom cars that race the eye and cruise the mind.
In the mid '70s, Eddie joined the Marine Corps and then on to marriage, family, and a career in commercial printing. He eventually became acquainted with Dick (Peep) Jackson. Jackson had been part of the crew at Barris' Kustoms years earlier. Under the guidance of Jackson, Eddie would develop the skills necessary to create his own customizing business.
Starting out as a part-time operation, Eddie's has evolved into a full-time automotive customizing business. Top chops, shaved door handles, fender skirts, custom paint, restoration and repairs, concept custom designs, etc.
You Dream It - Eddie's Custom Cars will make it happen.