Featured Artist: Doug DoRr

Well let’s see… Hopefully many of you know me from the car mags from my art and my cars being published in many different auto magazines and other magazines over many, many years. Anyhow If you don’t know of my…

Blacktop Betty: Lady Lipstick

Sarah aka Lady Lipstick started doing pinup modeling in 2013 by accident, she is an owner of 3 classic cars and started dressing up at car shows when she would bring her classics. Sarah just fell in love with the…

Featured Artist: Matt Bernal

Matt Bernal is only 34 years old and already has a successful career under his belt in the automotive aftermarket, where he has spent the last 15 years providing conceptual design, body kit design, project car renderings and sponsorship proposal…

Blacktop Betty: Miss Yvonne Swenson

Miss Yvonne started pinup modeling in 2008. Her husband restores classic trucks. She would go to the classic car shows with him and men would ask if they could take her photo posing with their vehicle. So, she thought, “hmm……

Featured Artist: Chris Rasnick

You know from the moment you meet Chris, he is passionate about the historic techniques used by lettering artists, sign-painters and pinstripers. I was fortunate enough to meet him when he joined the Mercifuls So Cal Car Club. You can’t…

Wiring Tips – Project Riff-Raff Part IV

Securing The Terminal Ends Project Riff-Raff part IV, rewiring our 1956 Ford Fairlane Club Sedan with Ron Francis Express kit. This wiring tip comes from Craig Maiorana who taught me how to crimp, solder, heat-shrink the wire terminals. Brought to…

A Hot Rod Trifecta

Don Carrick of 413 Photo sent us these great vehicles. 1952 CHEVY COE RAMP TRUCK CAB: 1952 Chevy COE Thriftmaster, Paint by Todd Cassler of Flames Unlimited BED: 1971 Ramp Bed, Powdercoated by Blue Lake Powdercoating CHASSIS: 1988 Chevy 1…

BOMONSTER

Made from Scratch All my work starts out as black-inked clay-coat board and I scratch off the surface with an X-acto knife to reveal the white layer underneath. It’s not exactly drawing in reverse – more like drawing the way…

Pinky Swear

Blacktop Magazine SPE #13 Cover Girl Pinky is a Super Mom that loves to tear it up in the dirt and kill it on stage! No matter the cuts and bruises she gets back up and never quits both on…

Shelley Smatana

Silversmith Shelley is a Los Angeles based silversmith originally from Houston, Texas. She has lived in the South, East Coast, Midwest and West Coast. Prior to going back to silversmithing she ran Zombie Kitten Originals, a small retro clothing line…

Mark Ripley

Ol-Skool Pinstriping IF someone was to ask how it all started I would have to give credit to a Southern California pinstriper named Shaky Jake. He was my major influence in telling me where to get paint and brushes. I…

Drawing on Motion – Chris Dunlop

Chris Dunlop aka “Pinstripe Chris” is an Automotive Artist and Designer based out of Southern California. He is a full time artist that had started out in the autobody/paint side of the custom car world working hands on with the…