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We promise not to use your email address for anything but exclusive updates from the Power Automedia Network. Larry went to an art store and bought some brushes, and he went to Jackson Paint Store and bought some copper paint. Promote your shop, show or business on Kustomrama – This ad space can also be bought to promote cars for sale or to hunt down rare parts you’re looking for.

When George called they were building a pizza parlor in front of Larry’s pinstripinh, so he said ok. Laying in his bed he hit upon the idea of using with tissue paper and a bright red china marker.

Jeff answered “What do you want to do? The Beautiful Miss Kara Spade.

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When Dean Jeffries returned from pinstrlping trip back east, Dean and Larry were kicking ass together, knocking out three or four scallop and flame jobs a day, and pinstriping their asses off in between.

The Hot Rod Rock and Rumble. That was it, after that it took only 2 hours. We have Larry to thank for lace painting and seaweed flames as bby. Catching Up with the Amazing Jo Coddington. Von Dutch dug the design and painted clear all over it.


Larry finally found out where Von Dutch bought his brushes and paint. Von Dutch was doing crab-claw-style vy, so that’s what Larry also did. The shop was still located at Melrose Avenue in Hollywood.

Larry was painting Doug Carney’s Pontiac Grand Prix for the show, and decided to do a lace paint job on the car. While Larry was away, two other “Watson” custom paint shops sprung up, one in Downeyand one in Burbank. Brian Epstein of the Beatles lived two houses to the west or north. We’ll send you the most interesting Street Rod articles, news, car features, and videos every week.

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Harvey Budoff called the bluff and pulled into Larry’s driveway with his car one day after school. After Larry had opened up the shop in Bellflowerhe determined that he had to get his name back on the show circuit, so he decided to do something completely new for the upcoming show at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in April His inspiration came from watching Von Dutch striping, while sitting on his bicycle outside of Barris Kustoms in Lynwood.

After painting the car Larry never saw it again, not in a magazine, or at a car show, nowhere.

To David and his friends, Larry was the coolest guy they had ever met. Views Page Discussion View source History. Barris was just starting to paint candies, and he’d shot candy wstson over silver.


Kustomrama is an online encyclopedia dedicated to traditional hot rod and custom cars. He put an eyeball on a spoon with blood dripping out of the spoon in the back of the glove box.

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After Highschool, Watson openend up shop in Long Beach, California, and continued to work alongside the greatest names in the business including George Barris, Bill Hines, and many more. About Us Sponsors Advertising. He painted and striped numerous luxury or sports cars for actors, actresses, directors, producers, or casting directors to gain entree.

Larry Watson’s pinstriped Chevy Kustom aka Grapevine After getting absolutely no information from Jefferies, Larry ran down to the local art store to grab some brushes and copper paint. After about 4 months he relocated back to his own shop in Bellflower.

Sign up today for our FREE Newsletter and get the latest articles and news delivered right to your inbox. He was paid in hamburgers and fun, and he recalls working on Evel Knievel ‘s jet bike, something that was really cool for a 15 years old kid.

The Foxy Miss Roxi Rocket. Up in Flames Kustomland. Around – he bought a house in the Hollywood Hills. There were a few mistakes, so he called Larry and asked if he could cover them up with scallops in Candy Burgundy over silver metallic.