2017 Piston Power Logo Kontest Winners

The winning entry from Jill Welsh that will be on all the event T-Shirts

The winning entry from Jill Welsh that will be on all the event T-Shirts


We are congratulating our IX Center Piston Power Logo Kontest winners!
These brave souls won money and bragging rights for next year’s show.

First place and the design that will be on all the event shirts came from Jill Welsh. She will also be awarded a check for $500 at the show! Her kool design is on the left.

Second AND third place were won by Maggie Marquardt and she will take home the checks for $250 and $100. Her Kool designs are in the middle and right, respectively.

Congratulations to our Krazy Ladies!!

We WILL be doing this again next year so start watching around May for the official announcement. It’s an easy contest to join and we may be talking about YOU next year at this time.

Gonna join in??? Big bucks and bragging rights can be YOURS!!!




Krazy Paint Announces Our New Konsultants

Krazy Paint’s goal is to create a World Class Charity Panel Jam – pure and simple. To continue to live that philosophy, we are very happy to announce we have been graced with some of the big names in pinstriping who have expressed an interest in helping KP reach our goals. Working with these folks as well as other shows will help all of us in the many things we work for in our Jams.

The first new Krazy Paint Konsultant is none other than Sir Jack Lindenberger. Known for his tremendous talents and helping folks industry-wide, Sir Jack brings his valuable experience in both painting and Panel Jams to KP.

Our second Krazy Paint Konsultant is none other than East Coast Artie Schilling. Artie is another one of those talented painters that is at home on signs as well as lines. Along with his tremendous painting talent, Artie is also known for his very famous Artie’s Party in Syracuse, NY, one of the top Charity Panel Jams in the country! Truth be told, Artie has been helping Krazy Paint for years, and we thank him for that.

Our latest Krazy Paint Konsultant is Von Dago. From almost 50 years behind the brush to designing brushes, the ‘Dago has done it all. There’s not much he can’t do with his brushes and he’s not afraid to share that extensive knowledge. He has thrown in with us and will be at the 2017 show to sling paint and make the show better for everyone.

We thank Sir Jack, East Coast Artie and Von Dago for signing up with us and helping better Panel Jams everywhere. Regardless of what Jams you attend, we are all in this together to raise the awareness of our unique art.

2016 Piston Power Auto-Rama Logo Kontest Winners!


The IX-Center and Krazy Paint launched this kontest for the 2015 show where the basic idea was for Krazy Paint artists to design the logos for the show. The second annual Piston Power Auto-Rama Logo Kontest is history and first place goes to Sir Jack Lindenberger!

KP Kontest winner 16

But wait, there’s more!
Sir Jack also nabbed second place! WOW! Third place when to our own Fat Daddy and Honorable Mention went to Alex Hamilton with his two entries.

Jack’s winning design will be on all the show’s official Tee Shirts. How Kool is that? Plus, the top three entries won cash prizes, too!

Along with the winning design appearing  on the show’s T-shirts for all to see,  a portion of those sales will be donated to our charity, The Career and Technical School Foundation.

But wait, there’s more!

The winning entries will be auctioned off and that money will also go to our charity. What a great way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Cleveland Auto-Rama! Krazy Paint is honored to work with such kool artists! Thanks, guys!

What They’re Saying

They say ‘word of mouth’ is the best recommendation. We don’t know who ‘they’ are but we agree and are posting some of the kool comments we’ve received.

Allen Hightower – Just got back from my first panel jam a few days ago……and all I can say is WOW! Leaving there to come home, I just felt so FULL, full of knowledge, full of inspiration and full of respect! Those that follow me know I’m a sentimental person, I value the things you can’t put a value on…..

I finally got to meet my long time mentor and great friend Jack Lindenberger, not only was it great to meet the man I consider family but his lovely wife too! Jack not only shared more knowledge me with but also passed down several brushes to me right out of his box topping it off with one paticular brush…..Jack gave me a brush that his mentor gave him years ago, one I have heard him speak highly of many times that has passed on some time ago…..those are things that you can’t put a value on and I’ll cherish forever!….
Scal Remsik is an artist I have followed and looked up to for a long time, not only did I get to meet him and see his work in person but as I was turning his corner one day he reached his hand out and said “here’s theVon Dago brush I was talking about take it for a spin” I said ok where? He pointed to his panel he was working on, so I got to pull line for line with one of my idols and later knowing what it meant to me he added my name to the panel…….those are the things ya can’t put a value on!
I got to meet another one of the stripers I admire so much Mr. Alex Hamilton a super kind and humble guy that his laser sharpe work is even more stunning in person!
Met a good friend in Scott Menke shared alot of laughs and good times and brought home a panel he gave me!
Got to meet n hang out with the great Nick Hartzell, another mind blowing artist that is cool as the other side of the pillow!!!
Most importantly the guys of Krazy Paint John JC Carollo, Dave Cooz Cusimano, Don Clark, Mark W Hagstrom……you guys topped the cake, not sure if I ever felt more welcomed or appreciated as an artist and person! Thanx for giving me the opportunity to have these memories!
I posted this long thank you and appreciation post here bc I want everyone that may read it to know how valuable these events can be and how special the ones I’ve mentioned really are!!! There tons more that I met and appreciate Art Simpson Mike Casey Casey Kennel, Mike Abrams,Cassandra Seth Robert Allen Dustin McClure just tons n tons if I left anyone out hunt me down at the next one lol
I’ve said it many times……I sign every piece of work I do BUT this will never be about me, it’s about all the ones who came before me and have influenced and impacted me in my journey of what I love to do! When I sign “Hightower” it really means all of you, much love and respect, God bless!

Alex Hamilton – “THANK YOU! Krazy Paint Krew, This was the best Panel Jam I have ever been to! I can’t wait to come back again next year. I had a great time and met a lot of really cool people. Thanks again.”

VonSassy Tombe – “Thank you, John Carollo and all you guys at Krazy Paint. I was so honored to be a part of your auction because of the cause, but also because Mark W HagstromDave Cooz CusimanoRyan Mohr and you, John, have some of the biggest hearts out there. You all have given me support and encouragement along with some great advice. I appreciate the fact that you would even take the time to give a rookie some tips! I also love reading the friendly and sometimes very funny banter between you guys. It always makes me smile and warms my heart to see the friendship you all have. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of that and helping me get involved! I’m looking forward to next year and painting up some more stuff for you…. Thank you for the kind words it means the world to me.”

Krazy Paint Returns with Our Two Exclusive Awards!

We put the Charity Panel Jam World on notice with these babies!

Your fave Charity Panel Jam originated two brand new and exclusive awards for our painters. These two awards can only be found at Krazy Paint and they’ll both be presented at Summit Racing I-X Center’s Piston Powered Auto-Rama in Cleveland, Ohio, March 16-18, 2018.

The Mack Brush Boss Award goes to the painter that sells the most pieces of art at Krazy Paint. The winner gets a Kool, Kustom-made Mack Brush Boss trophy and a Gift Certificate good for $150 of Mack Brush products.

The 1 Shot Hot Shot Award goes to the painter who’s one, single piece brings in the most money at Krazy Paint. That winner gets a Kool, Kustom-made 1 Shot Hot Shot trophy and $250 of 1 Shot Paint.

Krazy Paint is proud to announce both 1 Shot and Mack Brush have returned to recognize two great painters for their talent and hard work. Check out the rules and have a blast!


2017 – Jeff Whitaker and  Mark Matyjakowski 

2016 – Maggie Marquardt and Alex Hamilton

2015 – Tim McComas and Lynn Hagstom

2014 – Jill Welsh and Ryan Mohr


1. To make it better for everyone, no one person can win more than one award. In case of tie, the runner up will get the award.

2. The 1 Shot Hot Shot and Fat daddy Donut Hole Awards will be kept separate. 

We’re the Panel Jam that rewards artists the most! And there’s more to come with three new awards for 2018!

Cassandra Seth is our Auctioneer!

We are proud to announce Cassandra Seth, well known professional auctioneer and friend to the pinstriping community, has joined our family as the Auctioneer for Krazy Paint!

Cassandra brings her vast knowledge and impeccable integrity to any auction she holds and did a great job raising money for our charity; the Career and Technical School Foundation (CTFS). Friends of Cassandra are welcome to join us!

Meet Our Charity!

“The charity for Krazy Paint is the Career and Technical School Foundation (CTSF). The CTSF raises money to provide scholarships and buy supplies for Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (CVCC) students learning new careers such as art, construction and transportation to name a few. It’s a natural partnership as some students are in automotive programs including body and paint. In the future, CVCC students may be a part of Krazy Paint and will have the opportunity to paint and learn side by side with the artists.”

The above info was part of the first national coverage of Krazy Paint in HOTROD & RESTORATION MAGAZINE! How cool is that? They heard about us and wanted a story for the internet version of the magazine – Pics, too!

Here’s the link: www.hotrodandrestoration.com/e-news/21635/