Custom Painting

Lettering a real Bill Thomas Cheetah

Dropoff

Blank Canvas

Proportions

Drawing

Ready to Pounce

33 Patern

Profile of things to come

Head Rush

Upside Down

Bagged Up

Bagged Up Rear

White Out

Hollywood Here I Come

Getting There

Befor and After

Lets Have a Look

Dixon Detail

Nose Art

Ready for DeliveryTHIS IS NOT A REPLICA It is #6
April 1964, Jack Goodman, owner of Clarence Dixon Cadillac in Hollywood California, ordered the only Cheetah to ever to be built and raced with a Heavy-Duty Corvette 427ci L88, aluminum head racing engine.
In June 2016, I recreated the original hand-lettering on the same Cheetah with a handful of original images given to me by Bob of BTM who was restoring the Cheetah. From those photos and doing a bit of my own research I was able to get the correct scale and lettering style to match the Cheetah as it raced with the number 33. Although the lettering might look a little better than it did as does the silver paint. This body has one of the smoothest laid silver metallic paint jobs I’ve seen and over fiberglass no less, cheers to Dave Rose.
This Saturday, January 21st 2017 the Cheetah is going to be auctioned at the famed Barrett Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona. Could this one of a kind Cobra Killer bring seven figures? I can’t wait to see!
Check it out here, Hemmings” target=”_blank”>https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/cheetah/unspecified/1856153.html

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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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