Pinstriping

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Larry Watson's 1950 Chevrolet of Bellflower, California. Watson started practicing pinstriping in 1956, at age 16, and he used his first car to practice on.
Santo Vasques' 1950 Chevrolet Convertible of Long Beach, California. Santo was a member of the Long Beach Renegades car club, and the first version of his Chevrolet was pinstriped by Larry Watson in his parents' driveway in 1956.
Duane Steck's 1954 Chevrolet Bel-Air of Lakewood, California. Duane was a member of the Long Beach Renegades car club, and his car was known as The Moonglow. The first iteration of Duane's Moonglow was pinstriped by Larry in his parents' driveway in 1956.
Danny Purinton's 1956 Mercury of Long Beach, California. Danny was a member of the Lakewood Creators car club, and his Mercury was restyled by Ed Schelhaas at Schelhaas Custom Shop. George Newton, Schelhaas' painter, painted the car in a lustrous Bahamas Blue Metallic nitro lacquer. Larry Watson pinstriped the car in imitation Gold July 21, 1956, the night before the third annual Norwalk Motorcade. According to Larry, 22 pinstriped cars were entered in the show. Von Dutch had four, Dean Jeffries had seven, and Larry Watson had eleven.
Bill Smith's 1934 Ford Roadster Custom of Alameda, California. Bill was a member of the Shamrocks of Alameda car club, and he set out to build the roadster in 1955. Built from a retired Tudor Sedan, Bill modified the body by cutting off the roof and moving it down to form the trunk. He completed the build the same year, showing it at the 1956 National Roadster Show. Tommy the Greek pinstriped the car for Bill around 1956 - 1957.
Jake Bultsma's 1951 Chevrolet Hardtop of Bellflower, California. Larry Watson scalloped Jake's Chevrolet in his parents' driveway in 1956. A year later, in 1957, Jake brought the Chevy back to Larry to add more pinstriping. By then, Watson had opened up his own shop, Watson's House of Style in North Long Beach.
Jerry Feigner's 1955 Chevrolet Bel-Air, of Wilmington, California. Jerry was a member of the Cut-Outs of Long Beach car club, and his Chevrolet was known as "Lil Honey Bee." In 1958 Mike Clines gave the car a scallop and pintripe paint job in his father's garage in Long Beach. Mike also added the chrome tape to the top of the car.
Ken O'Neil's 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline of New York City, New York. Restyled around 1961, Ken lived in the Richmond Hill neigbourhood in Queens. The Fleetline was dressed up with pinstriping. Photo from The Ken Bausert Photo Collection.
Raymond Patricco's 1934 Ford Roadster of Irvington, New Jersey. Patricco didn't build the car, he supposedly bought it in the 1960 or the 1970s. He planned to restore it. That never happened, and it stayed in storage until he passed away in 2018. Rumor has the car was built in the 1950s. Back then it is believed to have run a DuVall Windshield. The car had a panel paint job and pinstriping when Patricco bought it.
Jim Robertson's 1961 Ford of Simi Valley, California. Jim's Ford was restyled in 1969, and it featured a fadeaway paint job by Bill Carter of Carter Pro Paint and pinstriping by Walt Prey.
Tommy O'Connor's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster of Concord, California. In June of 2019 Kyle Martin at Martin Kolor & Style dressed the car up with pinstriped flames.


Pinstripers

Bill Pierce
Dean Jeffries
Jerry Drake - Spider the Crazy Painter
Larry Watson
Paul Hatton
Pekka Wizzzard Mannermaa
Von Dutch
Walt Prey


Pinstriped Hot Rods

Tommy O'Connor's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Raymond Patricco's 1934 Ford Roadster


Pinstriped Custom Cars

Bill Smith's 1934 Ford Roadster Custom
Ken O'Neil's 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline
Larry Watson's 1950 Chevrolet
Santo Vasques' 1950 Chevrolet Convertible
Jake Bultsma's 1951 Chevrolet Hardtop
Duane Steck's 1954 Chevrolet - The Moonglow
Jerry Feigner's 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air - Lil Honey Bee
Jerry Drake's 1955 Ford Fairlane - India Ivory
Danny Purinton's 1956 Mercury
Russ Edgers' 1957 Ford Convertible
Jim Robertson's 1961 Ford



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