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Formerly known as 'Yipes, Stripes' for nearly 20 years, Ted has been applying his graphics and pinstriping to anything with wheels; working up and down the West Coast since the mid 70's. With a degree in graphic design, and a reputation for being one of the ''Top Guns'' in his field, he has hand lettered and pinstriped over 23,000 projects for most of the high end auto dealers in the Bay area of San Francisco such as Mercedes, BMW, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, Infiniti, and many more. Also, many Silicon Valley executives such as Apple's Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs would bring their vehicles to Ted for his 'final touch' of class! Also, Ted applied his skills to many autos of the San Francisco Forty-niners for over 20 years.

Nicknamed ''The Stripemeister'' by his clients, Ted has worked on projects ranging from prestige and classic cars and hot boats, motorcycles, office windows, car show signs, airplanes, and even a few go-karts ! Although his craft is something that is fast disappearing from the American culture, Ted still does everything free hand with paint. If you have an idea that needs help to develop, Ted is happy to lend his skill and expertise and many years of experience to make it 'come to life'.

Steve Smythe President, Beverly Hills Ltd. Mercedes Benz.

Profile Summary:
Custom free-hand pinstriping and graphics. Beaverton, OR
Country and swing dancing. Beaverton, OR
More About Me
Motorcycles, flying, golf, travel, cooking, art and craft shows, country music and dancing, 60's rock .. and much more.
Work Experience:
AS a child of the fifties, I was naturally interested in cars, and anything else with wheels. I grew up, the son of a famous tap dancer, and spent my first dozen years tap dancing in many stage shows. It was a great childhood, and I got my first taste of 'show biz' at an early age. When I turned 16, my Dad bought me my first car; a 1950 Plymouth fastback coupe. I nosed and decked it, lowered and customized it, put dual pipes on it, and thought it was the 'coolest' car on the road. It was the beginning of a 'love affair' with automobiles that has lasted over 40 years. In the beginning, I would work weekends and all summer long to earn enough money to buy my next 'project'. I owned some beauties; starting with a '56 Chevy Belaire and two '57 Chevy Belaire 2 door hardtops. In those days, my Dad owned a Chrysler dealership, and I would lock myself up in the building at night, and spend all night sanding, masking, and painting my cars to become custom masterpieces. My custom painting and pinstriping began, here.

Over the years, I have worn many ''hats'' and worked at many occupations, but the creative juices of art and painting have outlasted everything else. I've been an entertainer/musician in Vegas, Tahoe, Reno and up and down the west coast; I've sold Insurance, automobiles, magazines, collections and martini's; I've worked for Fortune Companies and represented the largest security company in the world; but I still enjoy the creativity of ….free hand pinstriping!
For over 20 years, I was one of the ''Top Guns" of the striping business in the Bay area of S.F. I've painted nearly 23,000 cars and have enjoyed working for the top auto producers and dealerships in the world. Mercedes, BMW, Infiniti, Acura, Cadillac, Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Lincoln, Volvo, GMC and many more were among my 'masterpieces'; and it was great to see them rolling down the roads and highways of California, everyday. I've worked for many celebrities including the S.F. 49'rs team for 25 yrs.
Multiple art courses.
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Ted Billings is located in Beaverton, OR and has the following skills: Custom free-hand pinstriping and graphics., Country and swing dancing.
Dance , Automobiles
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My Skills

Custom free-hand pinstriping and graphics.

Category: Automobiles
For nearly a half century, I've been 'fine tuning' my craft of free-hand pinstriping and designs. Recently, Jay Leno discovered my work and invited me to film a segment with him on "Jay's Garage". I am the first and ONLY pinstripe artist to achieve this honor! To view our segment, see and click on the photo of Jay and I. Contact me @ 530 798 9888 for an estimate or apptmt.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 50

Country and swing dancing.

Category: Dance
For nearly 20 years, together with a former girl friend, we 'owned' every country dance floor in 5 states. We danced 6 nights a week, took lessons every week, and cleared dance floors with our talent. I lost 40 lbs!
Relevant Education / Credentials
12 years of tap dancing, 4 years of ballroom, and 10 years of country. I also was a former musician.
Years Experience: 50