It's been eleven years since the Grand National Roadster Show opened at the Pomona Fairpex and Pete "Hot Dog" Finlan has been a part of it for ten of them. This year proved to be one of his best yet.
With a booth spanning over 20 feet, Pete showcased one of Sturgis' baddest bagger nominees of 2014 which he custom painted at his new shop in Oceanside,CA. He also debuted a brand new line of apparel including t-shirts, hats, and beanies as well as four sticker designs.
Besides the jaw dropping motorcycle and stylish apparel, crowds gathered to catch a glimpse of one of the most talented painters in the world.
"I enjoyed meeting all the people that came up to the booth. They were all pretty cool. Some of them brought things for me to paint. I was able to pinstripe on a lot of trinkets like cell phones, sunglasses and cameras."
Due to the volume of visitors to the booth, Pete wasn't able to spend much time checking out the rest of the show.
"I came in an hour early every day and looked around but that wasn't enough time. There were so many cool cars to look at. I wish I was able to go back and look some more. What I was stoked to see was the car that won the Ridler Award last year at the Detroit Autorama."
The 2016 Grand National Roadster Show is 11 months away and Pete is already planning his next booth design. Be prepared to get blown away yet again by another show stopping and jaw dropping display.