Curtis founded Smitty’s Classics in 2016. He was born into the hobby as his dad Arlan "Smitty" Smith began working on a 1942 Studebaker in 1972. Throughout his childhood, Curtis would help his dad in the garage learning the proper use of tools, and the overall mechanics of bicycles, cars and motorcycles.
Curtis along with Arlan "Smitty" Smith has worked on and restored several different cars including Mustangs from the 60's, Dodges from the early 70's, and Thunderbirds from the 50's and 60's.
At the age of 15, Curtis purchased his first car, a 1969 Mustang Fastback which was sold at the age of 16. While in high school he took Auto Body Repair at Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech in Shawnee, OK 1987 to 1989, during which he completed a rebuild on a 1970 Chevelle and his best friends wrecked 1985 IROC Z Camaro.
The desire and passion for the classics never went away, but while working on his degree from Oklahoma Baptist University, he took a break from the classic cars until 1999 when he brought home a 1961 Dodge Dart and introduced his new wife to the hobby. Fortunately, that went well.
In 2006 Curtis and his wife, Amy brought their first child home in a 1966 Dodge Charger that they had restored. Now, his wife and kids are just as passionate about preserving the classics, and together they have purchased numerous cars and trucks and have sold them around the world.
Curtis has appeared on Discovery channel’s “Sticker Shock”, a program featuring classic cars from around the country.
Curtis received his Bachelor of Arts in administration from Oklahoma Baptist University