Richard Deans Has been in the custom car game for nearly 25 years. He has built over 10 custom cars for himself with the help from his longtime friend John Oliveira. Many of these cars have won numerous awards and have been featured in national automotive magazines. He worked and ran the local Speed shop here in San Jose for 20 years and for the final 7 years as the manager. After the speed shop he worked for a few years at another shop building high-end hot rods and muscle cars. A few years back he and his friend John decided to “jump of the bridge” and partner up to open American Customs & Classics in Hollister.
John Oliveira has been building and restoring custom car and trucks for nearly 25 years. He lives and breathes cars and trucks. He started off building cars out of his parents garage to having his own small shop before teaming up with his friend to open American Customs & Classics. He is a suspension expert, master fabricator, wiring guru, engine builder. You name it he can do it. Bring him your crazy ideas and he can bring those ideas to life. His work is meticulous and is wiring & suspension work is unmatched. There is almost nothing he can not do with the car!
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