A Sit Down with Atomic Bob

An Interview with Atomic Bob

An Interview with Atomic Bob

Atomic Bob Interview

Question: What drew you to the whole motorkulture scene?

Atomic Bob: I’d say what drew me in to the entire scene falls on history. my ol’ man is my dealer that also got me hooked as a kid. he had me hooked on alcohol, nitro, and methanol at a young age! ha!! We spent weekends at the drag strip, flat track, road courses, dirt drags, go kart races. I was exposed to all types of motorsports, and even today cant say i like one facet of the gearhead lifestyle more than any other….bikes, cars, planes even! just gimme, all the time.

As for the art and the way that i was able to pull it in to my love of all things engine based. I started as an illustrator and am actually classically trained from cleveland inst. of art. I had to do all subjects, mediums ,and styles while in school. However growing up, all i did from grammar school to high school is exactly what i do now as a living…draw and paint hotrods, monsters, bikes, and tattoo flash! As for the pinstriping and custom paint, it came along later and is directly influenced from the motorkulture scene and my years of involvement in the car and motorcycle world.

I have for years been going to bike and car shows painting and striping so many peoples prized possessions!

Striping is becoming a lost art and I try to always engage the kids with how fun and rewarding it is to learn the craft. it is a difficult art to master, but with lots of practice and patience, one day you have it!! When folks start wanting to pay you and your in demand, you’ve made it!

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