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San Francisco Rod Custom & Motorcycle Show
San Francisco, California
January 12, 13 & 14, 2007

A man and his books!

Herb Martinez will be signing both his new books, “Guide To Pinstriping” and “Pinstripe Planet” at the Tommy The Greek Award Booth all weekend at the San Francisco Rod, Custom, and Motorcycle Show, January 12-14th. Since starting to teach workshops on pinstriping basics, he has felt the call to produce a book that covers the entire world of pinstriping techniques, tools, and resources. The book was two years in the making and noi book has ben done to this extent and beyond since 1956.

Pinstripe Planet is the book that Herb would have done next, however “Yak” at Korero Books in London beat him to the punch. “He did a far better job than I think I was capable of” says Martinez. “The company has truly published a work of art on the subjects of pinstripers and pinstriping art”.


Herb is a member of: The Grand National Roadster Show Hall of Fame The San Francisco Rod, Custom, and Motorcycle Hall of Fame and The Mack Brush Hall of Fame.

Bursting with energy and imagination, this book covers the most exciting work by an international cast of pinstripers and Kustom Kulture artists. Contributors include promising future stars like Dirty Donny, Simon Watts and Skratch, as well as established names such as Jimmy C, "Wildman" Ishii, Makoto and Neil Meillard. Also included is a historical pioneers section covering the all time greats such as Von Dutch, Ed Roth and Dean Jeffries

This book highlights the fact that pinstriping is not just a US phenomenon. Artists from, Japan, Australia, France, England, Germany, Finland, and Sweden are featured.

Editor Herb Martinez is a widely respected pinstriper whose work has been shown in all the major hot rod publications. Based in Livermore, California he can be found pinstriping at events in Switzerland, Germany and Japan, as well as across the US.

.........“Herb Martinez’s Guide To Pinstriping”.........
There has never been a book that so concisely covers the subject and techniques of the art of pinstriping as this one written by Herb Martinez and published by KP Books. All subjects are covered from the history of the art to the various styles and designs of the embellishment of the hot rod, custom car or modern vehicle.

About Rp Productions

Rp Productions Inc. has been producing the premier indoor automotive event in Northern California for 7 years. In 2001 the show was premiered at the Oakland Coliseum. In 2004 we moved to the Cow Palace where the show has taken root. Rick Perry has been promoting Car shows for over 25 years.


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