Dennis Jones, Bill Carter, Kenny Youngblood. You've seen their stripes, candies, and panels on stunning nitro contraptions and slick cruisers somewhere without even knowing it. Forty years later, what those paint slingers left behind is influencing the next generation of builders and dreamers. Our 1971 Demon build harnessed the energy from several Southern California disciples of today's underground chopper and street-racing culture, including fabricators from Circle City Hot Rods, welding and flame from Grant Petersen of Born Free and FMA, Danny and his crew from Elite Restorations, and finally, The Harpoon, who executed the colors and patterns that are required to get a car from just good to head-turning, button-popping, panty-dropping great.
Real name: Jon Haprov
Hometown: Orange, California
Heroes: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth; Larry Watson; Bill Carter; Mickey Thompson
Influences: Nature and women
Mentors: Pete Santini
Rides: 1950 Harley-Davidson Panhead chopper
Handle: Ed Roth gave him the name when he was a kid.
Find him: HarpoonKustomPaint@hotmail.com; www.Harpoon Kustom Paint.com; www.FreedomMachineryACC.BigCartel.com/Harpoon-Kustom-Paint