One of the "older" guys on Bainbridge Island in the 60's was noted for having the name of his latest girlfriend painted on his car and was just as well known for having the local pinstriper clean off one name and paint on another. When I was about 13 the older neighbor kid who was probably a Sr in high school then had a 48 Plymouth rag top that he had had painted at quickie paint shop in Seattle that a lot of guys took their cars to in those days and then the local striper painted Hung tu lo on it as the car basically had no suspension and was seriously low. Just about every old traditional custom I know of has a name that the car is better known by than the name of it's owner. The names often as not were never painted on the cars though. Thinking about it on the"back then" stand point most of the cars I remember with names painted on them were done in the late 50's early 60's and if you look around at shows most of the guys with a name painted on a car probably belonged to a graduating class between 1955 and 1963. I graduated in 65 and don't remember one car around that belonged to guys my age that had a name on it then.