Tony joined GMG in early summer 2016. He knew Mike Coy from the industry, and came in to work alongside him doing paint and body. Born in California and raised in South Texas, Tony learned how to paint when his friend needed help on his ’83 Cutlass. Tony didn’t have experience painting, so his friend bought him a book from House of Kolor, which became Tony’s How-To manual. He painted the cutlass in his friend’s dad’s 2-wall carport, and the Cutlass went on to win 2nd place in Autorama that year. He’s been painting ever since.