Renowned car designer Thom Taylor is an inductee into the Hot Rod Magazine Hall of Fame and has designed cars for industry-leading builders such as Boyd Coddington and Roy Brizio, for SO-CAL Speed Shop, and for individuals such as rocker Eric Clapton, actor Tim Allen, and ZZ Top front man Billy F Gibbons. Thom has also had signature die-cast lines with manufacturers Racing Champions/Ertl, Revell, and Testors. Thom is the author of Motorbooks How to Draw Cars Like a Pro and How to Draw Choppers Like a Pro. He lives in Southern California. Ed Newton began working at Roth Studios in the early 1960s after leaving the Art Center College of Design. Newt has designed a number of show cars over the years, including many of Big Daddy Roths feature cars, bikes, model kits, and most of his early T-shirts. In 1999, Mattel marketed a set of collectibles called Ed Newtons Lowboyz. Newt today lives in Dublin, Ohio.