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YEN Member Spotlight: How Monster Garage Led to Lucas Bacso's Career in Automotive

By Ashley Reyes

Lucas BascoLucas Bacso is the SEMA Young Executives Network’s (YEN) newest spotlight member. Bacso is a fabricator at Rxn Motorsports Ltd., an automotive restoration and performance shop for the automotive specialty-equipment market. Get to know what keeps him in the industry in his interview with SEMA below.

SEMA: What is the best advice you have ever received?

Lucas Bacso: The best advice I have received was from my dad. From a young age, he would always tell me that if I wanted something, I needed to work hard for it. I think this advice has helped me immensely in both my professional and personal life. It made me set goals, develop good work ethic, and throughout my life it has shown me that my hard work has paid off, allowing me to provide for my family.

SEMA: What keeps you in the industry?

LB: I am relatively new to the industry. I have been doing builds part-time for more than 10 years when not at my full-time fabricating position. I recently decided to follow my passion and pursue builds full-time with Rxn Motorsports. What drives me to stay is that every day is different, every vehicle, every project is a new challenge and increases my skill set.

SEMA: Where can you be found on a Saturday?

LB: On a Saturday you can find me mountain biking, with my dogs and family, or in my garage working on my project truck.

SEMA: How do you prepare for an important meeting?

LB: When preparing for an important meeting, I always create a list of topics or concerns that I want to bring up and address, along with my solutions, ideas and questions about a particular topic. I also think it’s important to leave time in the meeting for hearing everyone’s thoughts and contributions.

SEMA: If you could go to lunch with one industry leader, living or dead, who it would be?

LB: There are so many industry leaders I would want to meet, but if I had to choose one it would be Jesse James. As a kid I would watch “Monster Garage,” and was so amazed at his ability to form sheetmetal. Watching him made me pursue metal fabrication school, which has now led me to the automotive industry.

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