I was just talking to pinstriper Herb Martinez about his new tour for 2009. Two years ago, we published his Herb Martinez Guide to Pinstriping and, in editing the book, I learned that he is truly one of the legendary stripers around today. Herb’s 2009 tour starts with 60th Grand National Roadster on Jan. 23-25, in Pamona (www.hotrodshows.com). He will be at the Pinstripers Panel Jamb in the main hall, Building 4. This year’s show will feature many new cars and also a recreation of the old layout of the Oakland Roadster Show, circa 1950s. Herb’s next stop is the San Francisco Rod, Custom, and Motorcycle Show March 13-15 at the Cow Palace. (www.sfcustomshow.com) You can find him on the main floor at the Tommy The Greek Award booth. April 11 will be Martinez’s first basic pinstriping workshop of the year at his Livermore, Calif., shop. His next show is Nor Cal NSRA Appreciation Day in Lathrop on April 18. Late spring brings in the Tracy Clutch Burners Show, May 4 at Dr. Powers Park in Tracy, Calif. June will bring on his 2009 Euro Tour. You can find the current schedule dates for workshops and promotions on the schedule page on the Herb Martinez Website. “But wait, there’s more.” Herb is currently working out arrangements to do two more workshop locations in Sweinfurt, Germany and Munich, Italy. For the latest details on where you can see Herb next year visit www.herbmartinez.com. Of course, you can get a copy of his book from www.amazon.com.