It’s a long story,
I own a vw bug. (hippie car) I raced autocross against corvettes and audi bmw ext. I was actually pretty decent and won first place for two seasons in my class, and back then I got called hippie racer and stuff of that sort so to make smashing on these high HP cars more fun, I started wearing tye dye when racing autocross so when I won it was even more ridiculous.
NOW for the RACE BIKE, when I first started wanted to race CCS in Arizona, I had this amazing Artist who was doing thousands of dollars paint job on big rigs, boats, motorcycles. He was going to CUSTOM airbrush my new race bike with this super crazy awesome evil clown looking thru a tear in the side of the body work, and he wanted my racer nick name to be “joker”. So I took off the tank, ordered a new complete set of race body work, and gave it to this artist guy to paint, (the agreement was he would paint it for free and he could put his name/logo anywhere he wanted as part of the sponsor ship, and it was going to take 4 weeks) so I sat and waited for weeks and heard nothing…..so I text him, no answer, waited another week, text/call….no answer….so finally 2+ months later I finally get ahold of this painter guy and told him my first race was like 2 weeks away and needed the body no matter if it was painted or not, so I could atleast race, and then if he needed it after I would give it back, but I just basically needed it to race, this guy FLIPS THE F*$@ out! Starts screaming at me, sending me derogatory messages about how my parents never loved me, how I have been handed everything In my life, how im a huge piece of s&^% and bla bla bla (ive had a job from the day ive turned 16 and worked all summer in h.s. to buy a set of wheels) so this guys is cussing, threatening me and I said “ya ok that’s all fine, but I still need my body work…) so he decides not to give it back because im a punk a$$ and just steals it from me. So I say im going to call the cops (cops cant do anything because it has no code # or id #’s and they say im just screwed) so now I have like 20 people on my side about to cave in this guys head, but he got evicted from his apartment sometime when he had my body work so we don’t know where he lives now, he then calls me “blocked #” and says if I ever want to see my stuff again he is holding it ransom for 300$ and to give the $ to my mom, because he knows ill bring cops. I said “you know what im not giving you a dime, no matter what you steal from me, you keep all my sh*t and I don’t ever want to see you again, (and he never painted it).
SOooo… now I have to buy a second set of race body work, and find a new tank(which was way to expensive so I bought one with a hole in it and my awesome dad filled and fixed it). So now I was so pissed and had no money that I couldn’t afford a good paint job because I had to buy two of everything because one set got stolen, so that’s when I drove to Ace Hardware when they were having a buy one get one, on ace brand spray paint, called up my buddy and went over to his house. We took all the cars out of his garage and hung the body work off the garage door. He asked what kind of design I was going to paint….i had no idea….so after being locked in a garage full of spray paint and a 6 pack later, I ended up with my “racer tye dye” like back in the autocross days because I feel it also expresses my personality of “being out there, and having an old skool heart”..so then about 6 months after this guys stole my original body work he randomly calls me asking for a truths, he shows up at my work with all the body work and gas tank (still unpainted) and told me to give my mom a hug for him(another long story)…..so I get my BIGGEST co-workers to walk out with me and grab my stolen stuff, and this painter guy breaks down telling me “zack, you are just so f’ing talented man, I really believed in you, you are gonna be the next troy lee, I just wanted to see you on an awesome bike, but you didn’t give me enough time to paint it…blab la bla.” I walked away (and never talked to that P.O.S. again, and then gave all my unpainted stolen body work to my dad, so he could race (#671) and that’s why his bike was plain white, is because it was stolen and I just gave it to him, so he could race with me…..so the tye dye in the long run, was because I DIDN’T GIVE a damn anymore about paint…