Moal has not only captured and perfected the classic European "carrozzeria" - or coachwork - techniques long associated with the houses of Zagato, Touring and Pinin Farina, but has taken the assembly and fabrication technique known as "superleggera" to new standards. In this method, which allows the car builder to take more control of distinctive vehicle form, aluminum body panels are shaped by English wheel, hammer and dolly then crimped about a light tubular subframe. Steve Moal's own personal journey has helped him formulate a motoring vision that borrows from the American hot rod, classical Midwest Champ or Indy front-engined roadsters and those sleek, unmistakably classical European marques of the '30s - Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Bugatti, Maserati.
His breakthrough coachwork on motorcycles, most prominently the stunning Heritage Royale completed for Oakland Harley-Davidson dealer Bob Dron in the early '90s, has also helped shape that vision.
He is a member of the Hot Rod Hall of Fame, was Builder of the Year at the 1997 Grand National Oakland Roadster Show, has conducted a number of future automotive design seminars, including a 2003 engagement, "Doing Design to the Hilt," at Stanford University's Department of Engineering.