Hi, my name is Scott Edwards.
I have been coming to this site for a while and recently decided to join.
My wife Andi and I opened a new business called Perilous Customs, LLC, located in Avondale, Arizona, earlier this year. The main focus of our company is building custom 4x4 vehicles and accessories. Perilous Customs also does wiring, race prep, aluminum work, as well as a wide range of other custom projects. Our first fully custom designed vehicle is called the PC3 and is styled after the Hummer H3. It is a V-8 powered, 4-seat vehicle that is build for everything from cruising the dunes with the family, to rock crawling out on the trails, to racing Baja, which is exactly what we plan to do with it this November. After its debut at the Off-Road Expo in October, we will be racing the PC3 in the Baja 1000.
I have been playing in the dirt and rocks since I first got a dirt bike around the age of 8. Since then, I have always had either a bike or quad. Currently, I have a ’98 XR400 that I have modified for desert racing, even though I have never actually raced it.
I got involved with desert racing during the 3 years I worked at Tatum Motorsports. Going to the races to help out in the pits, I became hooked and I knew I had to race for myself someday. I made some modifications to my 2.5L powered ’97 Jeep TJ and raced it with a friend of mine in the Whiplash Rock-to-Rock on May 1st, 2004. We took 1st place in the Sport Mini class. I tried to repeat in December racing solo but lost the rear end when the ring gear bolts backed out and sheared off only 2 miles into the race. Numb from the long wait for the race to start in the cold rain, I briefly thought about continuing on with only front wheel drive before wisely heading back to the warmth of the cantina.
I left Tatum to work at Geiser Brothers helping Rick with all the ordering and organizing of parts that go into building and prepping race winning trophy trucks. I learned a lot in the 6 short months I was there before making the decision to go into business with the same friend that I had raced with a year earlier.
The new business really took off supplying the ever growing UTV craze as well as building a few sand cars and race cars. But, partnerships have there challenges and after a year and half, we decided it was time to go our separate ways. And that’s when Perilous Customs was born with a devotion to a standard of excellence in product design and customer service.
May 30th, 2007 21:14
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