In the early 1990s, an acquaintance suggested that Craig contact a local hotrod shop to see if they could use his welding skills. That tip led to Craig working part-time on hotrods, custom cars, sprint cars, mud trucks and just about anything requiring fabrication.
Two or three days a week, Craig helped with a wide variety of projects. All the while, he got an education in suspension and chassis design, fabrication, paint and much more.
In 2004 “Rides,” a popular reality TV show about hotrod builders, taped a few episodes at Dominator Street Rods. By that time, Craig had developed a reputation for doing quality work. Later he received a phone call from the program’s producer about a new show called “Overhaulin’.” Did Craig want to join the show as a fabricator? Craig said yes, and over the next five years he worked with Chip Foose and his crew on 21 episodes.
By early 2015, after two and a half years of nights and weekends, Craig had essentially completed the car.
And the engine choice was made by deferring to a GM troubleshooting engineer, who recommneded a Pontiac L76, related to the LS2, and 6 liters.