Thursday, August 2, 2018

Brushfire Design...

Thanks for visiting my website. I have been striping and lettering trucks, cars, bikes and anything else I can get my hands on since 1996. I actually started long before that, but I didn't really know what I was doing 'til 1996. My email address is and my phone number is 734.368.3273
My name is Kurt Smith and I grew up on a 1,600 acre farm. In 1981, when I was 4 years old my Dad bought a new delivery truck and hired Gary Wills from "Pioneer Sign" in Monroe Michigan to come out to the farm to letter and stripe it. I watched him from start to finish. From that day on I was trying to figure out how to learn how to pinstripe... Long story short, when I graduated high school, I stopped by Pioneer about 5 or 6 times before I finally caught Gary in the shop. I went to work for him the next day.

Gary was so much more than a boss to me. He was a mentor, encourager, and most of all a friend. I learned so much from him. I could never have repaid him. This picture was taken of Gary, my son Eli and I about one month before he passed away. I had never had him stripe anything of mine, until this last trip. I am so honored to have known him. I miss our funny conversations... He was always joking and giving me a hard time. :)
Here are the beautiful results of his work...
Lettering and pinstriping has taken me all over Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. It is so much fun to be part of some ones vision for a hot rod, motor cycle, semi truck or business. I get to meet and work with the nicest people. I get to work on the coolest machines, and I even get paid to do it. I love what I do for a living.

Please take a look through this blog, when you get to the bottom of the page, click on the "Older Posts" link to see more.

I can provide old school hand-painted pinstriping and lettering, also the latest digitally printed vinyl. If you have any questions, please call me at 734-368-3273.

Thanks again for visiting,
Kurt Smith

All of the vehicles in this post are hand painted. Yup... old school paint. :)


This is one of my all time favorite projects...

Here is a link to my other business... I build 1/2 scale tractors and have shipped them all over the country. So far I've built 44 tractors. The only one I still have is the first one.


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

A really fun project...

This tractor was quite a project. It started on a 1946 Farmall "B." It was heavily modified to say the least. Everything is hand painted.

More later,

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Some beautiful "A" model KW's...

First up is very nice truck owned by a young owner/operator in Grass Lake, Donnie Uphause.

This is a very nice truck with a Detroit V-8 in it... All hand painted lettering and pinstriping.

Next up is a beautiful truck owned by another young driver, Rolando Castillo of Grand Rapids Ohio. This is all hand painted as well.

And finally another young owner/operator, the cool thing about this one... it still earns a living for it's family! Yup, this truck runs 5 days a week in Detroit.

After I lettered and re-striped the truck, Jimmy had me work on the trailer he's going to start pulling behind her.

More later,

Monday, July 9, 2018

Star Wrecker...

This truck is all reflective vinyl. It really lights up at night when headlights hit it...

579 Pete...

This was a red truck when I started... the large stripes are high performance vinyl. All of the lettering and pinstriping is hand painted...

Monday, June 11, 2018

Indiana trucks...

This one came to me. It was a lot of fun... The customer was very happy with the end result.


Indiana trucks...

I've been doing some traveling lately. "Have paints will travel."