Steve Breakfield is the founder of the Motorhead Racing Design Co. Even though Steve formally established his company in 1999, his venture in the art world started years before.
Steve’s love for art and racing were discovered simultaneously when, as an elementary school student, he won an art contest and received tickets to his first race. Steve also did some racing in those early years in the SoapBox Derby. He and his dad spent hours together building those cars and when they were finished, it was time to design the paint scheme!
Steve and his dad would also go to car shows and dealerships to take pictures of cars for him to draw. He spent hours drawing cars and his dad would sell the drawings to his co-workers. At this point three things started brewing in Steve’s mind… Art, Cars and Business!
Steve graduated from Independence High School with honors in art, and continued his education as he went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
After graduating Steve landed his first creative job designing NASCAR tee shirts and later hats and jackets. This background led to designing merchandise and eventually cars and other team collateral such as helmets, uniforms, transporters, etc.
When Steve first started his formal business in 1999 it was simply called Steve Breakfield Studios Ltd. (SB Studios). A few years later Steve decided to rebrand the motorsports side of the business to Motorhead Racing Design Co.
Steve’s experience in the motorsports industry now spans over two decades. True to his work, Steve resides in the very heart of race country, Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife Lisa where they raised their five children.