TBT: INNOVATORS OF THE HOBBY!
Anthoney Rios, Menace, Biggs, Notorious BIG, he goes by many names. I refer to him as a bad ass builder! He's been building off an on for 45 years. He can on the scene in 98, and with the mentoring of mike Flynn his skills really took off. He told Anthoney you got to build to scale and make it just like the real thing if you want to win you got to show them something they have never seen before. His innovation came in the ability to fabricate bodies, adding wires plugs, nuts and bolts , . But what stood out the most was his painting skills. Most of the murals wer done hand painted, Anthoney was one of the first to airbrush then. A task not easily done. The detail, fabrication, and many styles of paint work is just the beginning of his skills. Also he is a designer, an accomplished fighter, heavy weight kick boxer, 7 degree black belt and Muay Thai. And also a rapper. Check out his YouTube videos. He has been the president of MCBA since 98, back then it was just a few members, Mike Flynn, Jack Davis, Joe Orozco, Carlos Avella, along with my long time VP Roger Chavez RIP. Now it has grown into a world wide one big family of great guys and builders. His first show was in Ontario and came out blazing. Since then his award winning has not stopped. Numerous awards. He build a variety of build styles, and that's what made him a better builder. He's done it all, OG hobby, created resin bodies and parts, dabbled in chrome part and the list goes on. People who inspired him wer Mike Flynn, Jack Davis, Carlos Avella and Dale knish willie sr and James Bonsell! Such and honor to know him and be inspired by his skills. Anthoney said this to me, thank you my friends at DOWN 2 SCALE for doing this and giving me and other great builders this honor for doing what we love to do. With them and others Like them for keeping this hobby alive And setting the bar up high. #down2scale #innovatorsofthehobby #d2s #124scale #modelcars #modelcarsofinstagram #lowridermodels #mcba #anthoneymenacerios #socalinc