Raised in Idaho, Stacey David earned his reputation as the local hot-rodder by driving his 1930 5-window coupe to school every day. "It was a real hot rod . . . fast and dangerous! It's a wonder I'm still alive!" His intrigue for all things with a motor started way before that. Stacey helped restore his first car when he was 12 years old-it was his sister's 1963 VW bug. But even before that he was building blindingly fast go-karts with 440 snowmobile engines! However, it was Stacey's Dad's old flat fender Willys Jeep that ignited his passion for 4-wheel drive and off-roading that continues to this day.
In college at Boise State University, when Stacey was supposed to be studying Biology, he was instead learning performance driving at the local tracks and taking in all the information he could about the "Greats like Richard Petty, Don Garlits, and Carroll Shelby. "I like it all! If it will run, I want to drive it." Stacey also became a student of the unique building techniques of George Barris, John Buttera and Darryl Starbird - to name a few. "I've always wanted something unique (to drive) that no one else had, and I found that the only way to get that was to build it."