HBTV points its lens at pinstriper Andy Kawahara – Click above to watch video after the jump

The late Kenneth "Von Dutch" Howard is probably the pinstriper best known to non-hot-rodders – and not because he's considered the father of the modern pinstripe, but because of the clothing label named after him. Yet the art is still practiced by those who care for genuine article, not its vinyl equivalent.

Josh Clason's Depth of Speed series takes a look at one such artist, Andy Kawahara, who admits to pinstriping something every single night, whether it be a car or an old piston. The video after the jump tells the story, and does so beautifully.

HBTV: Depth of Speed - Andy the Pinstriper from HBTV on Vimeo.



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      Justin Wilkinson
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey I still care for the "genuine article" and I'm in the vinyl business and a designer... The skill and steady hand of a pinstriper is unmatched by most other art forms. I am very envious of people who can pin stripe well.
      dcollins
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good pinstriping is an impressive art form. I have nothing but the utmost respect for anyone that can paint such steady, precise lines.
      Bannik
      • 3 Years Ago
      Did anyone else find this video incredibly relaxing? The combination of the music and the painting took away all my nervousness about a job interview tomorrow.
      ssbjohn
      • 3 Years Ago
      lets hope it stays alive and continues to live and grow--it is the final touch
      GO MUSTANG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Always enjoyed watching the guy do this on monster garage...
      FinalFormula
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's kinda cool... on hot rods - but I hate it when some "guy who can paint straight lines" does this to new cars in showrooms. Those ugly ass lines totally destroy the dynamics of a modern car's body. I cringe every time I see one.
      Evan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Absolutely fascinating.
      NHKS
      • 3 Years Ago
      TECHNOLOGY can never take the place of Art or human touch!
      Agilis
      • 3 Years Ago
      Representing southpaws everywhere!
      Guru BalaKrishna
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is done here for motorcycles that are mass produced. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9wUc8rpBhc&feature=related
      Kevin O'Neill
      • 3 Years Ago
      Fantastic talent.
      Basil Exposition
      • 3 Years Ago
      My Dad gets every car he buys pinstriped and always insists on real paint stripes. I am not talking hot rods either - Grand Cherokees, Mercedes', even the Caravan. It's impressive to see the artist create these long, perfectly straight, flawless lines completely free-hand. He also always discreetly signs his work, as would any artist.
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