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Folks Of Interest Can you ID this pinstriper?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by southerncad, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. southerncad
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 785


    Von.jpg I took this pic about 1991 at a KKOA event, my buddy thinks it's Von Dutch, I don't agree, so is it him or somebody else...let's get this right, since it's for a six pack.:D
  2. Doc from "Back to the Future?
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  3. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,702

    Atwater Mike

    That's not Dutch... that's the Mad Hatter.
  4. luckythirteenagogo
    Joined: Dec 28, 2012
    Posts: 1,265


    Christopher Lloyd all day long...

  5. Yeah,that's Marc Fenyo, he lived in Georgia and I sold him a lot of One Shot sign paint over the years.

    Marc was a amazingly talented man,he passed away several years ago. HRP

    Last edited: Aug 6, 2015
  6. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,337

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Wow, what an incredible talent. Backhanded arcs done effortless.
  7. Drive'em
    Joined: Jan 7, 2013
    Posts: 269


    WOW, just WOW!! What an incredible talent. Sure would like him to do my next pinstriping.
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  8. I believe Mark passed away awhile back.
  9. philly the greek
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,865

    philly the greek
    from so . cal.

    I met him once while we were both striping at a MC rally , interesting guy . He would walk around pulling a wagon with his striping kit and paint . It was sad to hear of his passing .
    Joined: Jun 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,483


    Two things about that video - striping vertical and keeping the brush flowing, and second is striping on glass!! Just try striping on glass - it's the best way to learn how to stripe because it's so hard. But to stripe on glass vertical wow amazing!
  11. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 4,122

    Alliance Vendor
    from Texas

    Sorry I never got to meet him!
  12. Marc striped several cars for me and a few friends in the parking lot when I had my business in downtown Anderson.

    He striped the flames on my old '65 Ford pickup and it was amazing watching him knock it out in less than 15 minutes.

    Marc was also got me signed up as a dealer with the Wax Shop when they were in business. HRP
  13. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 4,339

    rusty rocket

    Not to hijack a thread but what does a stripe job run dollar wise? My sedan is painted and waiting for a cut and buff and then I want to do an original stripe(stripes) down the belt line.
  14. Stripping cost is pinhead dependent. it would certainly cost you more for Bob Bond to stripe your car then it would for me to stripe your car.

    I don't know what sedan you own that is ready for "original" stripes but if it is a simple line down the beltline that shouldn't be two expensive unless it is a pebble beach car and has to match the original perfect.

    OK to get this back on track it occurs to me that Mr Howard had some ink on his hands. So while we have already identified the man in question that would have been the first clue that it was not him.
  15. joeyesmen
    Joined: Dec 24, 2010
    Posts: 494


    I just had this really cool old school guy named Calico come to my garage (hour and a half drive each way) to stripe my T bucket. Pulled a double stripe around the whole car, added many flourishes throughout, and hand painted the F-O-R-D script on the tailgate, all for 500 bucks. He told me he was giving me a deal, normally a job like this would run around 800. Took him around 6 hours.
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  16. southerncad
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 785


    Thanks for the info guys, sad to hear of his passing, he was a true artist.
    Now I get to go enjoy the fruits of my victory....a cold brewski!
  17. Think of us when you are consuming in the sweet nectar of the gods. :D HRP
  18. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,111

    from California

    damn! $500 bucks to do that T? I should have been a pinstriper.
  19. 29moonshine
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,325


    i knew him as top hat he did my nova about 20 yrs ago
  20. Few people knew Marc by his given name he was often referred to as: 'The Top hat,' 'The Pinstriping Wizard,' 'The Mad Hatter,' 'Swordsman,' 'The Mad Striper,' and many others. He was a true master at the art of free-hand pinstriping.

    He was extremely well know and it wasn't uncommon to see him and his little paint encrusted wagon with all his supply's piled up,,,he wore a white shop coat and his ever present top hat.

    He passed away May 1,2006
  21. DAM! HRP that is wild...Thanks for posting it for us to watch. I was glued to watching all his moves as it was like unreal his skills. Sure wish I could have met him and seen him do some lines in person.
  22. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260


    $500 to stripe that T seems pretty high to me. How long did it take him?
  23. Sage
    Joined: Apr 8, 2008
    Posts: 135


    joeyesmen said in post #16 that it took about 6 hours.
    So I'm guessing...about 6 hours.
  24. REBEL
    Joined: Jan 15, 2004
    Posts: 55


    May I suggest guys that you’re not paying for the time he has spent on your car striping?

    But you are paying for the talent that he performs for you.

    The years and years of practice the perseverance to be able to do something most can’t

    Like a Doctor, years and years learning perfecting the skill then to get all that time paid back.
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  25. SicSpeed
    Joined: Apr 23, 2014
    Posts: 653

    from Idaho

    What an artist
  26. 1934coupe
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 4,645


    Some people just don't it.

  27. maplefrm
    Joined: Aug 15, 2010
    Posts: 520

    from Central IL

    HRP, you seem to have a wealth of knowledge. Thanks.
  28. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
    Posts: 7,440

    Kevin Lee
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Wow. Marc Fenyo rules. "Show and go!"

    A lot of kooks today have the "show" down but come up short in the "go" department. My stuff stays packed away specifically because I don't feel like I can give the time to do the craft justice.

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