Mick’s Paint Celebrates Role in Award-Winning GNRS Build

Mick Jenkins, the owner of Mick’s Paint, is celebrating his shop as vehicles the company painted garnered more than a dozen awards at the 2022 Grand National Roadster Show, the company said.

Established in 1995, Mick’s Paint, located in Pomona, California, has painted three past winners of the America’s Most Beautiful Roadster Award: In 2000 with Chuck Svatos’ 0032, in 2012 with Bill Lindig’s Indy Speedster and in 2017 with Bruce Wanta’s Mulholland Speedster.

“Individual wins for our customers are fantastic,” said Jenkins, “but 2022 was unprecedented as car after car that Mick’s had a hand in garnered one award or another. In fact, we lost count of all the accolades—it was more than a dozen.”

“Of all the wins two stand out as special: Geoff Stilwell’s 258-mph, record-setting 7707 land speed racer that was built entirely at Mick’s Paint. Geoff won the Unlimited class as well as a very rewarding Outstanding Engineered,” said Jenkins.

“The other big win was for the ARP-sponsored Al Slonaker Award presented to Pat Gauntt’s radical ’32 3-window coupe built by Troy Ladd’s Hollywood Hot Rods. Five years in the making, Pat’s car is an amazing piece of work that was very complicated to paint due to its intricacy,” Jenkins continued. “In fact, the frame was very intricate and finished to the same level as the exterior.”

Gauntt’s car also won the Blackie Gejeian Memorial Award.

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