School" Custom Detailing and Pinstriping by "Mik" since 1954.
By High School, I was well on my way to being the only pinstriper in Northern Colorado. I was a founding member of a car club in Greeley, Colorado called the “Igniters”.
car shows came along, I pinstriped cars at the drive-ins - riding there on
my bike with a basket holding my paint as I was too young to drive.
After I had a car, I toured the entire state going to car shows to
pinstripe under the name, “Mike the Mad”. Street
Rods, Hot Rods, Custom Cars, Motorcycles etc.
At Left: Sausalito California Car Show Photo courtesy Christine Young
Michael R. Young
Later, I married and had 3 children. During this time, I became art director at KOA-TV and Radio in Denver, Colorado where I had the privilege to design the Colorado State logo for the bicentennial and meet the actor, Burt Reynolds. This chance meeting led to doing a lot of work for him for many years. However I felt called back to pinstriping so in 1974, I left KOA. Burt gave me many opportunities to come aboard the Hollywood, California “wagon” but I didn’t want to live with their schedules and travels. I enjoy a solid family life and unity. I stuck to my decision to pinstripe cars full time, which is what I am still doing today.
whole interest today is to keep this "old school" art alive and maintaining interest
with live demonstrations at car shows.
A handcraft that should not be abandoned for mechanical
substitutes. Hand pinstriping
on hand built cars is the original love of the 50’s that became the
source of passion for being individual
a born again Christian, I dedicate this talent to the glory of the Lord
and for His cause, not mine. Rod
All Photographs courtesy Christine M. Young See Samples
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