"Wild" Bill Carter painted some of the most beautiful vehicles in motorsports from custom cars to drag racing and also drove for many top teams, including TV's Dan Haggerty (of TVs “Grizzly Adams” fame.)
Bill began his career as a youngster painting a 1956 Buick that he striped in a garage and would eventually paint everything from Airplanes to Wheelstanders. He later became the protégé of Larry Watson and is the only person known to have the secret formulas to iconic Watson paint jobs memorized. It was Larry Watson who coined the nickname "Wild Bill" because Bill would not only paint dragsters but race them.
Today, Wild Bill Carter is sought out for striping, overlays, pearl bases, candy overlays and color arrangements which are is key factors on custom paint job and he is the go to guy for wild 60s paint schemes. Recently his retro Lavendar paint job for Brent Rogers custom motorcycle aced top awards in the USA and Japan.
Ol Skool Rodz Magazine featured a career retrospective of Wild Bill in the pages of our publication and we are proud to show you two recent helmets he created for our staff (if you're lucky enough to collect and acquire Wild Bill items then you've totally scored!). Bill Carter originally painted the famed “Snake” theme for legendary drag racer Don Prudomme is currently slated to paint another project for him in the coming months. Watch for it here. Zoom! (photos courtesy of Anna Marco)