He’s known as the “Godfather of Pro-Touring,” and is responsible for building some of the most memorable Pro-Touring cars ever to grace the road, but Mark Stielow says he didn’t intend to start an industry movement back in the early 1990s; he was simply tinkering around his garage with his friends and “scheming and dreaming” about cool things to do to Camaros.

“I was just trying to build cars that I could drive on the road and run on the racetrack,” Stielow says. “I never really thought it would turn into anything. We were building these cars for a while before we gave them the name ‘Pro-Touring.’ I think it’s incredible where the Pro-Touring movement has gone in the years since then.”