2011 Sacramento Autorama Builder of the Year

26 Year Old Robbie Azevedo from Pacific Coast Customs

2011 Sacramento Autorama, Impreesion, Pacific Coast Customs,Builder of the Year, kustoms and hot rodsPacific Coast Customs built 1948 Chevy Panel truck (or at least it was) called “Impression”

MyRideisMe.com picked up this press release from the kind folks at RodShows.com:

The 61st Annual Kragen O’Reilly Sacramento Autorama, happening February 11-13, 2011, is proud to
announce “young gun,” Robbie Azevedo of Pacific Coast Customs, as the 2011 Builder of the year.
The event will feature Azevedo’s great work in Building C at Cal Expo in Sacramento.

Already a decorated and deserving builder, at the Sacramento Autorama Azevedo has won awards
such as the Sam Barris Memorial Award (2006), the Manuel Arteche Memorial Award (2006) and Best
Paint in WMBC Class (2006). Others include Goodguys Early Truck of the Year Finalist (2006),
MOTHERS SEMA Excellence Choice Award (2006) and, at the Grand National Roadster Show, Best
Engine in the, AMBR Class (2008). Robbie has had 3 invitations to Blackie’s Fresno Autorama and won
numerous Best of Show Awards. Pacific Coast Customs projects have been lucky to land on 3 covers
of national publications and have been featured in over 10 national magazines.

The hard working and artistic Robbie Azevedo is on his way to accomplish all of his childhood dreams.
He grew up in a car family and was exposed to cars and car shows from an early age. A graduate
from the Napa High School class of ‘02, Robbie walked across the stage with high honors and a 4.0
gpa. He won outstanding art awards and was the president of his high school’s car club, Rods and
Roadsters, for two years. He raced on team Sears Point for one year and won the quarter finals at
the Summit ET Series drag racing nationals.

After high school, many expected Robbie to attend college and be a doctor or lawyer, he opted to
follow his dreams. “I want to wake up every morning and have a desire to do what i love,” is what he
always said, and fabricating on cars is just that. He worked at his parents business, Pacific Auto
Salvage Inc, during school and after graduating, but knew he still wanted to be a fabricator and
actually build cars. He lived in Colorado and worked in the industry for awhile until realizing he had all
the talents to do it on his own. With that, he decided at age 19, he was going to open his own street
rod shop in Northern CA. In December 2003, Pacific Coast Customs opened in American Canyon.

The 7 year old shop has gained great popularity and had much success. His big imagination and very
talented crew are a winning combination that produces superb builds. They strive for quality and
attention to detail, as well as trend-setting creativity. He runs the shop with old fashioned business
ethics and customer service. Hoping to leave an impact in the custom car world, and many years
ahead in which to do it, you can be sure that you will see amazing work coming out of his shop in the
future! With the shop filling up more every day, the true “young gun,” is living his dream.

Come see Robbie at the show with his Sam Barris award winning Project Impression, his personal
AMBR contender, Pacific Coast Special and an in progress 2008 GMC Denali named O.E.M. Terror!
The Sacramento Autorama recognizes Azevedo and his entire staff for the hard work and creativity
that furthers the hot rod hobby. We, and the rest of the hot rod industry, look forward to many more
memorable builds from this promising 26 year-old.