Raffi Minasian is a widely published automobile designer, illustrator, writer, historian, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Class Winner, and professor at the California College of the Arts DMBA program. His twenty+ year career includes aircraft interior design for Boeing, toys for Mattel and consumer products for Honeywell, Polaris, and Rainbird. He’s designed cars for Toyota, Subaru, Moal Coachbuilders, and The Franklin Mint. His work has been featured on numerous automotive television shows and he has achieved the “Award of Excellence” from Car Styling magazine and was part of the design/build team for the 2005 Americas Most Beautiful Roadster “Sedeuced”. Raffi has authored articles for numerous automotive magazines and his specialty manufacturing business has made thousands of reproduction parts for rare collector cars for over 20 years.
“Be curious about everything and how it works.”
Building his first car and realizing that the most successful creative people are able to balance their passion for a career with their family, friends, and personal relationships.
After needing a part for his 1964 Studebaker Avanti and discovering the high cost, Raffi got the idea to make parts that were more affordable and a business was born.
FIRST SPECIAL RACE CAR
The 1953 Giaur
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
Buy what you love, not what’s valuable.
GREAT AUTOMOTIVE RESOURCES
Bring a Trailer – www.bringatrailer.com
Petrolicious – www.petrolicious.com
A Century of Automotive Style – Michael Lamm and Dave Holls
Act on your dreams.
HOW TO FIND RAFFI
Raffe Minasian – www.raffim.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/raffi.minasian
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