About Us

Maniacs Garage is an automotive lifestyle brand. It is the brainchild of John, who has a long history in the custom car scene. His projects go way back to the Mini Truckin' days of the 90's, the Import Tuner scene of the early 2000's and all kinds of other cool rides in between.

The idea for Maniacs Garage started with our Instagram page in 2005. As the page grew to over 300K followers we realized that it was time to build our own project car. Through a series of circumstances we ended up with a 1949 Ford that we body swapped to a BMW 335i. It took several guys and one girl, nearly 2 years of weekends to complete the project. The car was displayed at the 2021 SEMA Show representing Hostile Wheels.

We call this project Born49ain (Born Again) because the old Ford has been completely Re-Born as a new BMW!

However, born again has another meaning for us.
Here is what the bible says about being born again:

“Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” 1 Peter 1:3

“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

When you accept what Jesus did on the cross for you, you will be saved and He will give you a new life full of peace and hope! He will mend relationships & break addictions! You will be Born Again!!

Email us at contact@manaiacsgarage.com if you have questions about our project, or about the hope we have in our Creator and we'll be happy to respond.

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The team from left to right:
Conner, John, Jim, Bob, Cam, Ryan, Tony, Savannah, Matt