In this update: We say goodbye to Tony Wood

Tony Wood RIP

Good times with Tony Wood and Ed Shadle at the 2014 GNRS

June 3, 2019

We are deeply saddened this morning with the news that our good friend Tony Wood passed away yesterday.  We met Tony over a decade ago and he introduced us to some really talented people.  He introduced us to George Barris and some of the greatest hot rod customizers in the world.  He was George’s right-hand guy and accompanied him all over the world.  Our paths crossed a lot, whether it was Los Angeles or  The SEMA show in Las Vegas, we would always find Tony and hook up.  He was a kind and gentle man who always took time to talk.  Our condolences go out to his family, especially the longtime love of his life Doreen McDonald, and his son Justin.  He was way too young.

Tony’s longtime friend Doreen McDonald

Keith Zanghi with Tony Wood and his son Justin

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In 2006 Tony brought George Barris out to El Mirage

LR: Justin Wood, Ed Shadle, George Barris, Joji’s

 husband, Joji Barris, Tony Wood, and Keith Zanghi

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2014 GNRS

Keith Zanghi, Chris Greene, Tony Wood, Doreen McDonald, George Barris, Von Armstrong, Jessi Combs, Ed Shadle, Les Holm, Steve Wallace,and John Drury

Tony Wood and Doreen McDonald with “George”

Photo by Dave Lentz

2019 GNRS with Tony Wood, Holly Martin, and Eric Wittler

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Tony would always send us photos when he saw Jessi at a show

2017 SEMA Show

With Lars Pedersen, Cory Mitchell,  John D’Agustino, Keith Zanghi, Les Holm, Tony Wood, and Ed Shadle