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RIP Gary 'Chopit" Fioto

Gary 'Chopit' Fioto, kustom builder and founder of Chopit Kustom, passed away early Monday morning. The family has not released any information on the cause of death.

Fioto grew up in Long Island, NY and began his career as a customizer at a very young age. He created some of the most impressive and finely crafted automotive art pieces of anyone.

He worked hard and eventually fulfilled his lifetime dream of moving his family and customizing shop to Southern California. His work was unique because he created his customizations from visions in his mind instead of concept illustrations. 

From John "Gunner" Gunnell:

Word began to trickle out on Monday, May 30th, when Chopit Kustom released a statement on their Facebook page: “Due to unforseen circumstances we are sad to announce that our open house will be cancelled. We apologize for any inconveniences. Please spread the word.”

 A short time later, the social media began to rumble with the news that legendary kustom builder, and founder of Chopit Kustom, Gary Fioto had passed away. Less than a day later, the official news was released from the family, “Early Monday morning we lost Gary Chopit Fioto. Chopit was a true craftsman and devoted husband and father. Thank you for your condolences & respect at this difficult time. – The Chopit Family”

Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and our thoughts and wishes are with them.