Primer, scallops, hot rod flames, pinstriping, huge rear bias ply tires, slammed stance, chop tops, radically z’ed frames, drag pipes, classic motorcycle choppers, and race machines are some of the features found in the new breed of revived traditional hot rods and custom motorcycles built by artist and master mechanic Mark Whitney Mehran at Hot Rod Surf in San Diego, California. For over a decade MWM has revived and restored traditional steel hot rods and motorcycles using parts in the true do it yourself minimalist tradition of the 1950’s. MWM has built an impressive catalog of classic original steel bodied road machines and one of a kind motorcycles which have been featured in independent movies, periodicals, and specialty magazines. These unique Hot Rod Surf machines with an emphasis on performance handling, stance, and style have influence legions of young and old hot rod builders and enthusiasts around the world. This photo gallery contains some of the fully functional Hot Rod Surf mechanical art by one of the founders of the traditional hot rod revival.
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Pinstriping is a great way to add some traditional hot rod style to any hot rod, chopper, or personal item. San Diego artist and master mechanic MWM, Mark Whitney Mehran, style is retro vintage hot rod which influenced the modern hot rod / rat rod revival. MWM’s rolling art is featured on custom motorcycles, hot rods, independent art movies, Bonneville race motorcycles, books, news papers, and magazines. The Hot Rod Surf book and art movie series were the first of their kind to break down all of the essentials to better understanding and designing traditional pinstriping art. These historical books and independently produced movies for the first time let the general public have access to the tools and techniques used to lay down professional traditional styled pinstriping on hot rods and motorcycles. This photo gallery contains various items pinstriped by MWM at Hot Rod Surf in San Diego, CA.