Soph's Garage

Kids are the future and with kids like Sophia the future of custom looks bright. Not only does she love custom work, but she uses her own hands to build her custom projects. So much for hanging out in the garage and hiding dads bolts. This kid gets down and dirty with sanding, painting and upholstery. Soph’s an inspiration to not only kids but us dad’s who want to get our kids using their hands to create something special and unique to them. We salute both Soph and her Dad Tommy from Crude Roundup for setting a great example for the youth and for parents.

How did you get into doing custom work?

Watching my dad and his friends in the garage working on motorcycles.

What was your first project?
-My first project was my strider and lowrider wagon

It looks like you have a lot of skills, can you tell me about what you enjoy doing on your projects?
My favorite is making my seats, they are all bandana like my dads motorcycles.

What are you working on currently?
we just finished my lowrider bike

Do you know other kids that customize as well and who are they?
I have one friend he is older his dad paints motorcycles

What’s your next project?
-I want a mini chopper

What’s the custom scene like in Tulsa?
-not much for kids

If you could build anything in the world what would it be?
-a giant dog robot I could ride around in haha

Do you know what you want to be when you get older?
-I want to be a vet and be a painter like my uncle Cole

If you could go to any show in the world what show would you go to?
-I don’t know, I’d like to go to a big show that was only for kids and their custom toys
Shout outs? Your dad obviously!
-Yes my dad, my uncle Cole Stevens for painting my projects, uncle wizard, uncle Jeff, my mom, uncle Bret and uncle Evan

Anything else you want to add?
-I hope you can come to the crude roundup it’s a lot of fun. I will be selling lemonade at my stand to raise funds for the homeless. My dad and I go there every month with socks, blankets and toys I don’t play with any more.