Nick Huston - Specialist
A native of Raleigh, North Carolina and graduate of N.C. State University, Nick has always had a passion for cars -- starting with the Volkswagen Beetle he received from his grandparents when he was 13 (with which he terrorized the neighborhood before he could even legally drive). Since then he’s owned at least 40 European classics, with a focus on Porsches and BMWs. All through college he was active in the Sports Car Club of America and the BMW Car Club of America, and he put in hours upon hours of track time at road courses across the southeast as both a driver and instructor. After undergrad, Nick managed and grew a successful BMW shop in Raleigh and later worked for a large classic car dealership in Atlanta before starting Motorcar Studio in 2012. Nick has a keen sense for the market and directs the company's buying and pricing strategy.
Chris Baucom - Specialist
A native of Macon, Georgia, Chris has lived in Atlanta since 1996 when he was a freshman at Georgia Tech. His first car was a truck -- a 1977 Ford F100 -- which he still owns and has been pressed into service as the Motorcar Studio shop truck. Chris loves classic and sports cars and he is never afraid of a challenge (which is evidenced in his choices of cars to "rescue" -- forgotten Volvo 164s, BMW Bavarias and the like). Prior to joining Motorcar Studio in 2014, Chris worked for more than a decade in marketing, public relations and advertising. With an MBA and years of marketing management experience, Chris directs Motorcar Studio’s business operations (including finance, sales and marketing). Chris is a member of All Saints' Episcopal Church and is an instrument-rated commercial pilot and flight instructor.
Joel Smith - Specialist
A native of Roswell, Georgia, Joel's early fascination with cars stemmed from his dad's daily-driven 1983 Mercedes-Benz 240D. Later on, his first car came in the form of a 1988 Jeep Cherokee (that needed some work, to say the least) and since then there's always been room in his heart and driveway for an 80s truck or SUV. Over the years there have been a slew of Land Cruisers, a bull-nose F-150, and an obstreperous GMC Jimmy. In 2015 he took a two year sojourn to Athens where he completed the Automotive Technology program at Athens Tech, and then moved back to Atlanta to finish up his studies at Georgia State. Now as part of the Motorcar Studio team, you'll find him around the shop handling sales, communications, and mechanical work.