About the artist

I have been Pinstriping and Lettering since 1977, at the ripe old age of 13 years. I have spent many days and nights since then perfecting my craft. As a kid I lived near Don Shinn, builder of “White Lightning,” a 1953 Ford truck on the show circuit in the mid to late 70’s.  At that time he was building cars for other folks. I  was a curious kid with a paper route and hung out at Don’s cleaning that show truck and watching custom cars being created. One summer he had his Pinstriper, by the name of Ralph Stiers, come up from Burbank, Ca., to Oroville, Ca., to stripe a 1959 Ford retractable hardtop.  Ralph pinstriped my  Estes model rocket and showed me how to pull a few lines on an old wooden creeper (I still have that creeper today).  He left me a can of paint and a Mack pinstriping brush.  After that as they say… the rest is history!

I will work hand in hand with you from start to finish to ensure you will be the next happy customer to leave my shop. Even if you have no idea what you want, rest assured I can come up with something to make you smile. Be sure and check out my photo galleries of past jobs and then decide if I will be doing your next project.  Please contact me if you have any questions..