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When it comes to classic cars, artist and musician Brian Bent isn’t interested in restorations. His creative mind approaches each build as a re-imagination where function follows a new creative form. 

We caught up with him at home in his art studio/gas station in San Juan Capistrano to talk about his most recent build—a 1928 Ford Model A 4-Banger (first year model A).

Brian is a self-taught mechanic with classic cars in his blood; his grandfather built his first hot rod in the late ’30s, followed by his uncle who has a shared passion for hot rods and surfing. The Ford Model A represents Brian’s fifth build, a series of builds that keep going further back in time—eras that are reflected not just in the car, but in Brian’s art, music, surfing, and his own personal style. 

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