Cruz has been working on cars as long as he can remember. It was his dad and sister Grace who introduced him to the scene. After watching the movie American Graffiti, he began hanging out at Rod Powell's shop. "I started as a helper, but soon was painting and doing bodywork," Cruz told a journalist from Carmel Magazine.
After graduating from Salinas High School and Hartnell College, Cruz started working for Indian Motorcycle Company in Gilroy. He started as a painter but advanced to managing his department. In 2003 the plant closed, and Cruz began working on restorations for Don Orosco. Cruz has also painted some of Cole Foster's builds.
Jesse Cruz's Cars
Cars and Trucks Painted by Jesse Cruz
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