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36 THE SHOP AUGUST 2019 drones and fully custom, never-before-seen exhibition cars. "We have a real feel for the types of big- engine toys that people like to see and we're ready to tackle those projects from the ground up," he adds. The company is co-owned by Ankin and his business partner, David Young, with the goal of producing one-of-a-kind custom racing creations that Ankin visualizes and brings to life. The shop team includes Boe Wood, master welder; Ashley Robertson, chief assistant; Bill Leavy, head of Super- Wheelz; Charles Joyner, painter; and Jason Hensley, lead fabricator. THE FAMILY THAT PLAYS TOGETHER With season four of ToyMakerz around the corner, Ankin says he has a few surprises up his sleeves, including "mixing new-school electric with new-school hot rod." "Being able to fabricate something from nothing is amazing," says David Ankin. The shop's unique creations are almost always designed to be driven hard and fast.

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