SIN Customs had the wonderful opportunity again this year to paint another tin sign for the annual Vintage Torque Fest Charity Auction benefiting the Helping Hanna's Heart Foundation. The show is held in Dubuque, Iowa May 3-5, 2013. For all of the show details be sure to check out their website.
With the tin this year being a surfboard, my thoughts went instantly to the Surfit created by Ed Roth. With that in mind, I decided to pay tribute to the Surfit this year with my painting titled "Surfit-Us" featuring nothing less than the Surfit looking on as Rat Fink catches some gnarly waves on a sunny day. The painting was created using a mix of automotive urethanes, pearls and metal-flakes that give this painting a unique look and feel in person. If you have plans on attending the show be sure to check out "Surfit-Us" and the many other painted tins and while your there be sure to take part in the auction. You could be walking away with a killer original piece of art, and supporting a good cause.
Ryan Curtis hand painting the art covering the Biltwell helmet for the Skull Canvas Show.
SIN Customs hotrod artist Ryan Curtis creates "Space Escape" helmet for the Skull Canvas helmet art show.
The "Space Escape" helmet painted by Ryan Curtis will be on display along with more than 50 other helmets created by other artists from around the world at the Vintage Motorcycle Festival at Barber Motorsports Park on October 12th and 13th.
The "Space Escape" helmet features a silver and chartruse metalflake over a silver base, with a electric blue candy finish. The helmet is layered with with hotrod kulture art featuring the SIN Customs Hoodlums, spaceships, robots, space monsters and of course a pin-up riding a rocket ship. – "This is the first helmet I have ever done, so I wanted to go all out and see what I could do... the project was a lot of fun, and I hope the new owner will be just as excited about the helmet as I am." – said artist Ryan Curtis. The custom painted helmet will be sold along with other helmets from the event, at a special VIP party on Saturday night with the proceeds benefiting the artist that created the helmet.
The 8th annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival is held at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama and is expected to bring 40,000 to 50,000 visitors this year after gaining more popularity, and is a must attend event. The event features a 100 year old bike race, side car races, vintage road and off-road racing, air and bike shows, acres of swap meet grounds and the 800 motorcycles and cars that are on display in the Museum. For tickets click here or for more information on the Skull Canvas show, see Skull Canvas on Facebook.