BRAD MASTERSON is one of the best of the "new breed" of customizers. His career started a number of years ago working for George Barris, later he learned from another true "Master" the Legendary Bill Hines.
Then, as it should have been, Brad decided to go out on his own with a new shop. The address he chose turned out to be one of the MOST famous of all: 11070 Atlantic Avenue in Lynwood, California. If you're a true Rod & Custom Gearhead, you'll remember that the building at that address was originally occupied by George & Sam Barris when they rolled-out some of their early Masterpieces. Later, Larry Watson, Dean Jefferies & Ed "Big Daddy" Roth ALL worked out of the building !
Was it Fate, Karma, or, Serendipity that brought Brad to that building ? Listen to him tell the story and you'll find it very interesting.
ALSO, the next time you see Brad in-person, be sure to ask him about the strange, unusual happenings that have occured since he's been there. Is the place haunted ? Are the auras & spirits of those that were there before responsible for the out-of-the-ordinary events that have happened there...especially at night ?
Maybe we'll never know, but one thing's for sure: the building at 11070 Atlantic Avenue is STILL there...and, right now, Brad Masterson is making history on his own with every car that leaves his shop ! JK
NOTE: To hear Brad's story about the benefit's of working with Bill Hines and Slingin' Lead, click-on right here !
(Above: The Barris Lynwood location in the early days. Note the Barris Crest on the building. Photo Courtesy of Rik Hoving. Here's a lnk to Rik's fantastic site: http://members.fotki.com/Rikster/ )
(Top of Page: Brad's personal Chevy; Above left: The Eastern Pennsylvania State Penetentiary in Philadelphia; Above right: The Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky)
BOTH of the above buildings are said to be haunted...as it's been proven time and time again. Wanna find out more about Haunted Places-maybe some close to where YOU live? Go to these WebSites: https://www.prairieghosts.com/waverly_tb.html and, http://www.easternstate.org/