Ryan was born and raised in Corona California, a town famous for hosting a series of international road racing events in the early 1900s, Ryan Reed learned early on the beauty of custom cars. Raised on the idea that through art you find the greatest satisfaction, Ryan was taught to rely on an “artist’s perspective” to gage life decisions. From his mother, a skilled photographer and collector of all things old, he inherited an eye for timeless, classic detail in old school craftsmanship. From his father, a heavy equipment operator with a driving passion for anything automotive, he gained a sense of hard-core dedication to perfecting that which inspires you. For Ryan, like his father – and the Reed legacy, linked to generations of hard living, dedicated “car men” – it would be anything to do with metal and a motor.
            In 1989, Ryan’s childhood fascination had turned into a full blown teenage obsession, so that anything he did or inquired about had to do with building cars first and picking up girls second. High school days were spent holed up in the spare area of his parent’s garage, building his first car. The finished product of which scored covers on various top-notch magazines both here and overseas, putting his name out there as an up and coming builder in his out right.
            Ryan, determined not to fall victim to a soulless, nine-to-five job, decided to make a career out of his love for the craft and began working with the infamous “Fat Jack” Robinson. Between beer and bullshitting with the notoriously brash boss, Ryan managed to acquire skills that would prove beneficial down the line when opportunity arose again. In 2000, Ryan convinced Pete Chapouris to give him a shot assembling cars at SO-CAL Speed Shop working alongside some of the industry’s best, long-time builders such as Bill “Birdman” Stewart and Roy Schmitt. Things worked out well for Ryan and by 2004 he was promoted to shop foreman. However, itching to tackle something on a more personal level, Ryan began customizing Harleys as a “Labor of Love” in 2007. The end results were well received and his vision of a more sparse, classically defined bike had taken off.
            These days Ryan's plight remains hell-bent on securing the bare bones of his life-long passion, turning out top-notch cars and bikes for those who share his love for polished, understated rides, setting sights on the open road, where the heart of his art is born.