ENJOY, AND GET TO KNOW A
LITTLE ABOUT ME..
Where to start, well I guess at the beginning is the
best place. I have always had the ability to draw, even before I was near my
teenage years, it was just something that came natural to me, kind of like I
guess being a racecar driver and winning a lot of races comes easier to some
people then it does others. Later when I was in my teens, and I was growing up
in Allentown, Pa. some of the local businesses asked me to letter their store
windows or draw up a logo for their business, and of course it was cool to be
making some money while doing something I enjoyed. In my younger days my best
friends Dad was a Pit Steward at the Reading Fairgrounds on Friday nights. I
remember going to Reading and watching some of the greats like Toby Tobias,
Frankie Schneider, Rags Carter, and many others while also at the same time
taking note to some of the cool looking paint jobs that some of the cars were
sporting. You know looking back it's funny, if somebody would have told me later
in my life that I would be lettering, and putting graphics on racecars I would
have thought they were crazy.
I can remember it well, the first racecar I ever lettered was for Joey "sinkie"
Sienkiewicz cousin, at 16. He ran the #19 at Dorney Park, yes for all of you
that are not old enough to remember, Dorney Park used to have a Race Track, and
though it wasn't big, if you could win at that track it was like being able to
win at Grandview in today's world, it was one tough place. Anyhow, after I
graduated from Whitehall High School I landed a job as a butcher, which if you
look at it the right way is sort of like still being an artist, because butchers
do take a lot of pride in their work.
By the time I was in my mid 20's I had decided it was time to
get married, and then we moved up to the country. Once again I started hand
lettering trucks and signs as a way of making money for my family, and of course
it was fun, and in many ways I was my own Boss. In 1987 I decided to officially
start my business, and I named it of course, "Frank's Signs". To help with the
local football program I did some football field 4' by 8' signs to raise team
money, which worked out well and for both the School, and my Business. I then
really started to pursue truck lettering and airbrush work and I was doing
pretty well but I knew as the years rolled by from watching and being involved
within the Industry that times they were a changing, and fast. Finally I gave in
and learned how to use CAD and the vinyl lettering end in 2000 and since then
the main stay of my business has been doing mostly truck lettering/graphics, and
less sign work. Hence the more appropriate business name which everyone who
knows me today as "Frank's Truck lettering.
In 2006 a friend of mine, "Big Daddy Renninger"
introduced me the the late Fran Purcell of Pottsville. After meeting Fran I
wound up lettering and doing the graphic work on both of his modifieds which
were to be driven by Ryan Watt. From there Fran "Pop" introduced me to other
modified, sportsman, and roadrunner drivers, and car owners. He was a friend I
will never forget, and I will miss him forever, but I will never forget the
doors that he help me open.
Since that point I have been blessed with having the fortune
of being called upon to do many racecar lettering and graphic jobs. I have
lettered Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, Road Runners, Pro-Stocks, Sprint Cars,
600cc Modifieds, Slingshots, and many others. I enjoy doing all of the different
cars, and it's now my favorite part because these teams are very loyal and have
a competitive nature, but all of them always treat me like family, which is the
biggest reward anyone could ever have. In 2006 I did 18 racecars, In 2007 it was
up to 32 cars, and from 2008 through 2011 I've been doing 50 cars per season
which still amazes me. There are many drivers I'd like to thank, and at this
point it's just too many to mention. I want to Thank all of my long time regular
customers, who have been a part of my life, and business for the past 25 years,
and I hope you will all continue to use my services in the years to come.
As the website evolves I will from time to time make special mention about these
great people. Right now though, I'm probably working away on my next project,
and getting ready to meet many more new faces along the way.
Thank you for visiting my website,