Nick Gregson was born in Long Beach, CA and grew up exposed to the booming car-culture scene in Southern California at the dawn of organized Drifting in the United States. Despite a short stint in Iowa city, IA, Nick has been a resident of Southern California for most of his life.
As a boy, Nick was fascinated with anything and everything mechanical, often building fantastical vehicles in Lego. That fascination with taking a few "building blocks" and turning them into something special really resonated, and that philosophy has pervaded his style of automotive modification since.
After learning to drive, he became personally acquainted with the best back roads of Southern California, including Mulholland Raceway, Glendora Mountain Road and Ortega Highway behind the wheel of a red 280ZX. Years after learning to go fast on the street and thousands of miles on the backroads, Nick went legit and began racing in sanctioned autocrosses in 2005 and raced wheel to wheel with over 100 other cars in a 1987 BMW E30 328E at the 2010 24-Hours-Of-LeMons Endurance Race at Buttonwillow, where his team placed a very respectable 47th out of over 130 vehicles competing - and successfully completed the endurance race, an achievement in and of itself.
With tastes for cars as diverse as they come, since the age of 16, Nick has owned more than 20 different vehicles, modified to do a variety of things, from Off-Roading in an Explorer Sport 4x4 to Drifting a Nissan S12 200SX to rally-racing a Datsun 280ZX all the way to modifying a Volvo V70R AWD for snow duty. This broad experience means that he is well versed in modifying a variety of makes and models. Currently, Nick owns and modifies a 2014 Ford Fiesta ST and is an involved member of the Ford ST online community, with plans to carefully modify his Fiesta to achieve its full potential.
Nick joined the
ModBargains team over Thanksgiving 2013 and has made a huge impact
hundreds of new
customers from the
Ford community to
the shop. Outside of modifying cars, Nick is a foodie and enjoys gourmet chocolate, red wines and red meat. During his free time, he is most often found lounging at home, enjoying spending time with his
fiance and two dogs.