James Dean's 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder was immortalized as "The Little Bastard" when Dean Jeffries hand-painted James Dean's studio nickname onto the rear of the car, along with his racing number "130". The nickname was given to Jimmy by a studio head due to his obnoxious habit of racing around the studio lot on his 500cc Triumph motorcycle with an open exhaust which would have created a hell of a racket, disturbing all filming.
The 130 Little Bastard Porsche was James Dean's last drive into immortality. He is forever the Rebel.
Often copied, but never surpassed- the original vintage style slub yarn Johnson Motors t-shirt. 100% ringspun slub cotton, in our traditional slim fit with the Johnson Motors signature self rib and suture stitch.
We knit our own yarn that we cut, sew, dye, print and hand finish in the city of Los Angeles. All graphic art is hand drawn. T-shirts are garment dyed and pre-shrunk.