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GNRS 2013

I just attended my third consecutive Grand National Roadster Show and I gotta tell ya, if you haven’t been, start making plans to attend next year because it’s one hell of a show. This was its 64th year and I was more than happy to be there even when the rain washed out the cruise in portion of the show which happens on Saturday/Sunday. Previous years I had gone as a spectator and when I started thinking of making the trip this year I discovered that East Coast Artie was now directing the pin-striping charity portion of the show and that some expenses were paid to help pinstripers attend and partake in the event. I have had the pleasure of meeting Artie at SEMA years past and sent him an email asking if there was still room for another striper and lucky me, there was!
I’ll finish this up by saying everyone I encountered and met at the show were a swell bunch of guys and galls! So here are some of the pics I thought turned out well enough to edit and post, not a lot, just enough to wet your whistle and make me plan a little better for next years show so I can spend a little more time looking at cars and still do a bunch of striping!

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New Cards!

I just got the new business cards in and I gotta tell ya, I think they look great! The best ones I’ve done so far. I took a different process at creating these unique little guys this time around. The pinstripe design featured on the front is an exact copy of an original design that I created for this card. Yes exact size an color! You can see the small imperfections unique to hand pulled pinstriping that gives it more character than a computer generated design. I’ll be out at the Grand National Roadster Show next weekend with these things so come find me and grab a couple!

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The art of show cards

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I really enjoy doing these (this one’s a hand painted show sign that I painted on acrylic) and hope more people start to see the craft that it takes to make one of these. Looks a million times better than that printed vinyl crap you see to much of these days. The Grand National Roadster Show is coming up at the end of this month and if you get a chance to go to this wonderful event take the time and check out all the signs. Most are hand painted and lettered with the exception of the background color which is usually sprayed. You can bet you’re at a quality event when you don’t see many new sign shop tricks with print media and cut vinyl letters. Help keep the art alive and commission one for your Classic or Hotrod. All I need are pictures of the vehicle, specs, and who you want to commend on the build. I also ship worldwide so there’s no reason you can’t have one of these done by me. 3-4 week turnarounds.

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