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VIDEO: THE HISTORY OF LOWBROW CUSTOMS

May of 2019 marked the 15th anniversary of Lowbrow Customs. We thought it would be great to share the story of how it all got started. This documentary-style film takes a hard look at the company's beginnings, filled with old photos, stories, and interviews from Tyler Malinky, founder and CEO of Lowbrow Customs, his brother and partner Kyle Malinky and the rest of the staff. Sit back, grab some popcorn and take a ride with us here at Lowbrow Customs.

 
History of Lowbrow Customs

THE HISTORY OF LOWBROW CUSTOMS:

WHEN THE GOING GETS WEIRD, THE WEIRD TURNS PRO

Back in the early 2000’s I was riding my 1970 Triumph, my first motorcycle, and learning to work on it. I rebuilt the top end of the engine, and later rebuilt the entire engine and customized the bike. Through all of this I was trying to find parts and information on vintage motorcycles and choppers with limited success. I often would finally order parts and not be happy with what I received, if it ever showed up. I decided that I could do a better job of it... READ MORE

 

Tyler Malinky

Founder and CEO

Hobbies: Hanging out with my daughters, Darly & Virginia, and my beautiful wife Julia. Riding bicycles and motos, running, racing motorcycles, coffee, cooking, long dinners and drinks with friends, travel.

Tyler Malinky
 
Kyle Malinky

Kyle Malinky

President

Favorite movie: Survive Style 5+, or maybe Talladega Nights. (Note from the Editor: Kyle forgot to mention BioDome).

Hobbies: I like things that go boom, camping, muscle cars, and cooking.

 

Katy M.

Operations

Favorite color: Don't really have one. I am more of a pattern person :)

Hobbies: Hmmmm.... I love to shop. I love to decorate. I LOVE to eat good food.

Katy M
 
Todd M

Todd M.

Head Motorcycle Technician

Favorite Beer: Tecate in a can with lime squeezed on the rim

Favorite Snack:Homemade tortilla chips and guacamole goes good with the Tecate

Hobbies: Are you kidding me that would be buying vintage Triumphs and bringing them back from the dead. Oh, I also like to shoot guns but bullets are kind of expensive these days.

 

Greg V.

Fixer

Favorite Cartoon: Woody Woodpecker. I like that he never had teeth until he went to bite someone.

Hobbies: I like restoring old useless antiques and eating Mexican food.

Greg V
 
Jason 'Longhair' G.

Jason 'Longhair' G.

Graphic Design

Favorite Band: Metallica (closely followed by Pantera)

Favorite Concert Of All Time: I would have to say that was 'The Big 4' show at Yankee Stadium in 2011 - Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth & Anthrax all in one show, one band after another! Seeing 3 Metallica shows in Mexico City, in 2017 was also a pretty amazing experience!

Hobbies: Traveling as much as I can, collecting music/metal memorabilia, concert photography, following Cleveland sports, spending time with my nephew and niece.

Wanted: Old Metallica items from 1982-1986, especially if they are Cleveland related.

 

Tony R.

Packaging Specialist/Customer Liaison

Hobbies: Following my Cleveland sports teams no matter how bad they are, staying the farthest away from social media as I can and doing that whole riding motorcycles and having fun thing.......it kinda makes sense. O and how about some brewskis!

Tony R.
 
Sharon Z

Sharon Z.

Accounting Manager

Hobbies: I like hanging out at the beach or pool, spending time at Cedar Point, reading, cooking, and of course, shopping!

My Perfect Day: A perfect day is relaxing at our beach house with my husband, then having our grandchildren (and of course our adult kids!) (Note from the Editor: Sharon is Tyler & Kyle's mom!) join us for fun at the beach, pool, Cedar Point, cooking and eating good food and enjoying our lives together!

 

Dove

Warehouse Manager

Favorite Board Game: Scene It

Least Favorite Disney Character: I love all Disney, but I guess my least favorite would be...Lady and the Tramp.

Hobbies: My hobbies are doing Theatre, comedies and musicals, and writing and directing sketch comedy.

Dove
 
Mike F

Mike F.

Receiving

Favorite Band & Album: Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced - 1967

Hobbies: Playing guitar, studying music, collecting vintage records, art, graphic design.

 

Mikey A.

Photographer / Videographer & Social Media Specialist

If You Could Be An Animal?: I'd probably want be some type of bird. I feel like flying above the world by your own strength would be the coolest feeling ever. Plus the sole fact you could roam the world, birds are like gypsies and are free to go where ever they please.

Hobbies: I love to create, if it is an artistic outlet I'm all about it. From playing my guitar to painting, it's just nice to create something from nothing.

Mikey A.
 
Kaitie R.

Kaitie R.

Customer Service

Dream car and motorcycle: I actually once owned two of my dream cars! The first one was a 1981 Volkswagen Caddy, one of those cute rabbit pick-up trucks. I traded it for a second dream car, a 1979 BMW e21.. I have a thing for old euro's. Wish I could have kept both! My dream motorcycle.. A chopped up Sporty as of right now. I'm still tossing between wanting to build on an Evo or a Shovel. With my luck I should stick to the more reliable motor. I actually have it all planned in my head with what I want to do when it comes to which exhaust, seat, paint, headlight, etc. Someday soon I can hopefully start making that dream a reality. 

Hobbies: Last year I picked up water color painting American traditional tattoo flash designs. So I spend a lot of my evenings doing that! I like going to shows and seeing bands that I really enjoy live. I love to travel, I try to get out of town as much as possible. I like new scenery and long drives!

 

Ilia H.

Packaging Specialist

Favorite Super Hero: Captain Marvel. She has the best of everything, flight, super human abilities, the ability to control certain elements including gravity, resistance to everything and unlimited stamina!!

Hobbies: Video games! Is that a hobby? My favorite way to spend time is any time I get to spend with my husband and kids! That is the best ( in my opinion) way to spend any time!!

 
 
 
Shane S.

Shane S.

Receiving

Is a hot dog a sandwich?: No. A sandwich is not a hot dog. Once you start talking about sandwiches, you've already forgotten we were talking about hot dogs. 

Hobbies: Two of my biggest hobbies outside of work are PC video games and disc golf.