Jason Curtis was destined to work in the family business, loading, crushing, and mining sand and gravel. By his mid-twenties, he could run every piece of equipment in the yard, from end loaders to rock plants.
During that time, his family’s passion for motorsports took hold. Jason and his father jumped in the water and began racing offshore powerboats. They had some great success, winning the North American Championships. Jason’s need for speed soon moved back on land as he began chasing his love for motorcycles and racing at the local Willow Springs track in Rosamond, California. With several wins and a few track records, he decided to travel the AMA Superbike series in the States.
To maintain his fitness for motorcycle racing, Jason spent a lot of time on his road bike. It grew into yet another passion - in more ways than one, as it turns out.
No matter what Jason was doing, he always had his art. His sketchbook was never far away and you could find him coloring, imagining, and drawing just about anywhere. He jokes that in high school, he wasn’t the best student but he always received good grades in art class.
He’s the type of personality who looks at something and thinks about how to dress it up, make it unique, or add something personal. That viewpoint applied to his Superbike motorcycles as he designed several team bike graphics during his days of racing. Naturally, his artistic side segwayed into his passion for road bikes and eventually transformed his hobby into a business.
The founder of Birdworx, Jason now works with many of the top athletes on two wheels, creating custom gear, bike and vehicle designs. And the story that got him there has a familiar background to it as it all started in his garage.