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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To stripe or not to stripe….

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There’s a time that comes when someone inevitably passes on the option of pinstriping. This is, in most cases, a mistake. It just looks better! It’s because it adds a level beyond being to simple and not simple-good, I’m talking amatuer simple. Pinstripes add a level of complexity that the job needs in order to look complete, finished and intentional. Now, deciding on the color of pinstriping is another decision and topic for another day.

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Frenchy’s “Hot Rod Lincoln”

I never get tired of seeing Frenchy’s 1932 ford. Mostly cause it boasts a Lincoln V 12 and has some great detail work. I also had the pleasure of painting a couple pin-ups on it last year and a whole bunch of pinstriping before that. It even has a little bit of hand lettering. I was going through my pictures the other day and ran across this one i shot of So-Cal Speed Shop’s founder, Alex Xydias sitting in the drivers seat and decided I should share it with you. This was taken last year in front of So Cal Speed Shop of Arizona here in Phoenix.

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Live on the Radio!

I’ll be Live on the radio 3-4pm, Today! (480) 423- 1260 Talkin about classic cars, hot rodding & pinstriping on the “One Piece At A Time” show. Stream it www.optphoenix.com NBC AM 1260

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