About us

Michael Barragan was born in Queens, New York. He grew up first in Reseda and then lived in Texas before finally traveling to Los Angeles at the age of 17 to pursue a musical career. He played guitar in Plexi for many years and went on to travel the country and Europe with his music. In between touring, he always had several builds going... cars and bikes out of his warehouse or garages in Los Angeles. Eventually, Michael decided to pursue building full-time and opened up Evil Spirit Engineering in 2002. He has specialized in vintage American cars and motorcycles, both restorations and full custom builds. His work has been featured in countless publications and been awarded at bike shows around the world. Michael continues to create music with several ongoing projects. He is an artist through and through and will stop at nothing to ensure that each finished piece is perfect. Everything is music, everything is collaboration, everything is art.

ESE would not be what it is today without the support of these talented and hardworking individuals: Ed Barragan, Chase Barragan, and Holley the shop dog