Even before Von Dutch and Ed Roth, the ultimate way to personalise your car was to lay wicked lines on top of the paintwork. Pinstripe speaks volumes, done with two neccesseties: an eye for style and a steady hand. In this book, veteran pinstriper Alan Johnson teaches you everything you need to know to get started, to increase mastery of this art form, or simply to understand how a good design comes about. With a primer on the history and evolution of pinstriping, this book launches into a a step-by-step guide to to the pinstriping process choosing paints, brushes, finding your unique style and technique, preparing surfaces, experimenting with designs both asymetricall and symetrical, freehnad striping, using grids and patterns. The basics of colour theory are expounded, and consideration is given to antique and classic cars, hot rods, motorcycles, and custom cars. For the more advanced pinstriper, there is tried-and-true advice on apprenticing and working car shows. Illustrated with vivid colour photography throughout, How to Pinstripe is the perfect source for beginners and veterans alike.