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    Looking for Pinstriping Vendor at 2009 Rally

    Hi all, at the Rally in TN just outside one of the vendor buildings was a guy cleaning bikes, who does a great job, and a guy doing pinstriping. Does anyone know how to contact the pinstriping guy. I do not have an issue with his work, I just want to contact him.

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    Russ is his name

    He did my 02 1150 GSA with a Warthog design. Did great work and I have gotten nothingh bout compliments.


    I don't know if any of you met Russ, the pinstriping guy at the rally. Besides being one heck of an artist, Russ is an veteran helicopter pilot from the 'Nam era. We had some time to chat while he was working on my helmet. A really decent guy if you happen across Russ (Graybeard Pinstriping) you may want to take a boo at his catalogs, very impressive. Good conversation while we listened to "The American Songbook" on his van's jams.
    http://http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=38026&highlight=pinstriping

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    Russ is quite talented and a great guy. Vietnam era helicopter pilot. (OK, I reiterate) He had some great stories as I hung around watching him work. I saw him do a lot of brushwork but I am not sure if he also picks up an airbrush, I do not think so.

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    Russ told Deb and I he plans to attend Redmond. Of course he told us that in Gray and there has been no reason to be in contact since that time. I don't believe he has a web site. Vendor registration does not open until mid Feb. to early March. Stay tuned!

    Thanks for the post Warthog
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    He gets around:)

    He was in W.VA at the RA Rally to and did my helmet. Also did a helmet for me in Spokane, years ago at the NationalRally there. He'll be back. Randy

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    Thanks

    To those who helped THANKS for the information.
    Howard

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    Russ Mowry. He flew one of the most famous helicopter flights - ever!

    For the video Click Here

    Russ lives in New Hampshire.

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    Whoa. And he looks at life just like that. I think I enjoyed talking with him more than the artwork on my helmet. And I really dig the helmet.
    Thanks Paul, I had no idea. Obviously.
    If this is not an argument for Carpe Diem . . . .
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    You watch the video and there is no way he could come out alive. Even a cat with nine lives could not survive that crash.

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    I snapped this pic of a gal that stopped by to watch Russ work,she had no idea what he was doing. She chuckled,when he handed her a mirror,so she could see what he'd done. He was stripping my helmet at the time.
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