When Tom Smith first conceived the idea of Misfit Garage, all he wanted to do was rival the Gas Monkey Garage. So he gathered three other master mechanics, who had done business with Richard Rawling’s Gas Monkey Garage. The four then went on to establish the misfit garage. As its name suggests, the misfit garage is formed of misfits. People you wouldn’t normally see together but are somehow sharing a workplace. Over the years, the gang of misfits created their own identity. Even though remains to be seen if the Misfit garage was able to rival the Gas Monkey Garage, the difference might not be as big as many people think.
Tom Smith was born in Ohio but later moved to Georgia, where he spent much of his early days. As a young kid, Tom loved tearing things apart and putting them back together. While he often failed at putting things back together, he was not the one to be discouraged. Even at a young age, Tom was a man of many talents. He attended a local high school in Georgia and was placed third at the state spelling bee championship.
Making trouble from a young age:
As you would have probably guessed by now, Tom was not an obedient kid. He liked to have his ways and would often land himself into trouble. As a young kid, Tom worked with his uncle at the family garage. When he was around 10 years of age, Tom decided to go for a ride 74 Pontiac Grandville. And as you would expect, Tom was pulled over by the cops for a case of joyriding. But instead of stopping the car and pulling over, Tom crashed into the cop’s car. And while nothing serious happened, Tom did receive some old fashioned spanking when he got home.
Finding his ways:
When Tom was 12 years of age, he moved with his grandmother and helped her with the chores. After graduating high school, he returned to Ohio and started an auto shop in a shady part of town. By the time, Tom was already married and had a kid. His ex-wife was going to nursing school and the child was sent to daycare.
After moving for a few years working on television towers, Tom arrived at Texas and started working on hot rods for four years for Driver’s Edge. Over the years, Tom developed his skills as a mechanic and is known for his drivability. He is constantly looking to up the game with each work. While Tom has worked on all kinds of cars throughout his life, his dream cars the 64 Thunderbolt and the 65 Shelby Cobra.
Life Beyond Cars:
As Tom likes to put it, he drives Junk because if he were to drive a Ferrari, he would want to see how fast it goes. When he is not in the hood of a car, Tom is hunting in the wild. He is also a fan of Pro Bass Fishing and has also done some amateur stand-ups on the side. Even though Tom is now single, he was once married to Deanna Whetsell. The pair have shared little information about themselves and details on their children are a complete mystery.