2- Qui étais Von Dutch ?
Qui étais Von Dutch ?
de son vrai nom Kenneth Howard (1929-1992), also known as Dutch,
Von Dutch or J.L. Bachs (Joe Lunch Box), was a motorcycle
Howard, was a well-respected Los Angeles sign painter and by the
age of ten, the young Kenny Howard was able to paint and letter
at a professional level.
While attending Compton High School, Von Dutch excelled in
track and field and was referred to as "the fastest man in LA."
Von Dutch had an appreciation for music and was also an
Von Dutch was a major influence in the customizing of vehicles
in the 1950s to today. Some of his famous works include the
numerous custom motorcycles and many award-winning custom cars.
Among many custom car and motorcycle enthusiasts, he is thought
of as one of the fathers of Kustom Kulture.
According to an article in the Orange County Weekly "He was quite
a racist; didn't like anybody. He had all the trappings of being
a neo-Nazi. He could not tolerate black people," said
Robert Williams, whose friendship with Dutch cooled over time,
but never ended. "But I had some wonderful times with him. When
you caught him in a good mood he was really wonderful to talk to.
But he would slip into these loud violent periods that were just
Von Dutch corporation
Von Dutch's heirs started marketing his designs on clothing and
accessories and now energy drinks after his death. In an
unprecedented move, a young 20 year old bought into the company,
Von Dutch Official Race Car Driver
This is not quite true,as his name was licensed under misguided
intentions. His family sees a mere pittance compared to overall
sales of merchandise.
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