Scott Griffin, founder of Griffin Custom Racecraft, had a passion for cars and speed from an early age. He bought his first Camaro at the age of 13 and immediately knew what he would do in life. He tore the car completely apart and with the help from a family friend, learned to weld new quarter panels and patch panels on the body. He rebuilt the motor and drivetrain. At 16 he learned to paint. Scott attended Ranken Tech in 1991-92 and then worked as a professional painter for 10 years. He became well known for his attention to detail.
Amy Griffin's 96 Mustang
During this time, Scott was also doing a lot of custom fabrication. The idea of building cars from scratch was more intriguing and soon consumed most of his time. In 2002, Scott took the leap, quitting his job at a body shop to pursue his passion. After looking at several locations, he decided to purchase an old animal hospital in Imperial, Missouri. It needed work, but the location was perfect. He immediatly started planning for the shop he would build. During that time he continued working out of a 2 car garage at his home, while running a used car lot at the that location with his wife, Amy. Then in 2008, he moved to the larger current facility in Hillsboro, MO. And the plans for an even larger shop are already being made.
Bob Griffin's 77 Chevy
Scott's experience in racing goes back to the early 90's. Like most guys, he spent a lot of money, broke a lot of parts, and learned more than any school can teach. Going in steps from his first 13 second street shooter to his low 8 second, 10.5 tire, street legal Camaro. Like any other race junkie, he would spend most of his time working on making his car go faster. Scott had also worked evenings at a local chassis shop learning from a master builder the art of building a tube chassis car. He took these experiences along with new ideas to build award winning show and race cars.
Barb Griffin's 31 Ford
As mentioned, Scott became passionate about cars at an early age. That was partially attributed to his family. His father, Bob Griffin was always a car fanatic and helped Scott to chase his dreams. Scott in turn, built an award winning Pro Street truck for him to enjoy. Scott's mother, Barb even has her own hot rod, a 31 Ford Phaeton. His wife, Amy has a supercharged 96 Mustang, that she maintains and cares for. The newest addition to the family of cars is the 71 Nova, owned by his brother-in-law, Jack.
Jack Spencer's 71 Nova
Now Scott and the rest of the staff at Griffin Custom Racecraft offer their experience and knowledge to you. Let them help you build the car of your dreams.