If there’s one thing that makes many vintage race cars stand out, it’s the attention to detail. Ever wondered how some of the beautiful hand-painted lettering is made? Wonder no longer. Here’s a few close-up shots of some work being done on a vintage racer.

Everything requires a combination of steady hands and smooth strokes. Much of it is outlined beforehand as a guide, and then the sign painter gets to work.

Who needs a vinyl cutter? Not this guy.

[H/T Kevin McCauley]

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