If you’ve ever had a need for a nice helmet, whether it’s for autocross, motocross, BMX, or perhaps even road racing, you’ve certainly come to know what separates a run-of-the-mill helmet from something a bit more special. Helmets, in many ways, have become a staple of style, fashion, and even status in certain communities, with many people opting for expensive, yet well-designed helmets from the catalogues of designer names.
With the birth of the hot rod and truly custom automotive modification came the need to add finishing touches to one’s car. Back in the day, there was no vinyl, no stickers. Any and all custom art was hand painted by the true artists of the era.
You see, there’s an entire artform caught within a past era of automotive modification. Maybe you’ve heard of it, maybe you haven’t. It’s called pinstriping, and unfortunately for you, whether you care or not, it’s dying.