About Married to the Rides
GCD Auto Studio formed in 2019 with the purpose of building high end vehicles in a boutique style, state of the art facility. The focus at GCD is on superior quality, innovative design and close client relationships. Its founders bring a varied skill set from marketing to body shop ownership and an art and design background. These factors in combination with our specifically hand selected team make for a concept that is quite unique in the custom car fabrication industry.
Gil is one of the original owners of Gillin Custom Design and opened it with Linda in 2006. Thirteen years later the vision of opening a shop that completed high end builds from start to finish came to fruition with GCD Auto Studio. He’s currently in charge of client acquisition, all the marketing for the company including the website and assists in designing projects. His special talent, besides marketing, is comedy…telling jokes and doing impersonations. Gil likes listening to sports talk radio and watching Motor Trend TV. On his days off, he spends time with friends smoking cigars, enjoying some bourbon and discussing the latest car trends. His dream classic car is a 1970 Buick Riviera which he’s currently working on.
Linda grew up with a love for muscle cars, the 1967 Camaro being her favorite. She has an extensive high-end retail background with a focus on management, store build out and merchandising. She graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Art History and has a certification in interior design from NYU. All of these components led her to start Gillin Custom Design with Gil in 2006. She knew opening GCD Auto Studio was the next logical step in achieving her goals. She is currently in charge of client relations, operations, social media and assists with design. Outside the shop, Linda enjoys going to wineries, breweries, taking cooking classes and visiting museums. Her true passion is photography and cultivating her skills and capturing the moment is how she spends most of her free time.