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West Michigan man’s custom caps capture Hollywood attention

Posted at 5:01 PM, Feb 02, 2015

GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- After surviving cancer, a West Michigan man vowed to spend the rest of his life pursuing his automotive passion.

Kirk Brown, owner of Crafty B Nostalgic Speed, now makes custom, handmade gas caps.

He was diagnosed with throat cancer 10 years ago, and during his treatments, he worked building a hot rod pick-up truck.

He says there was one key part missing, though.

"Nobody made a cool gas cap," he said.  "So I ran with the gas cap and been doing it for 7 or 8 years now, so I'm like the king of gas caps."

Kirk and his team of three have put together cars for TV personalities, famous musicians and other Hollywood celebrities.   Crafty B's now sells more than 100 different products to accessorize hot rods for the rich and famous.