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Only One Man, Mark Court, Has Been Painting The Pinstripes On All Rolls-Royce Cars Since 2003

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Only Man, Mark Court, Has Been Painting The Pinstripes On All Rolls-Royce Cars Since 2003 - autojosh

Mark Court has been the only person that has been painting the pinstripes on all Rolls-Royce cars since 2003.

His job is the last step in the manufacturing process and any mistakes in his work means that the all car will be repainted.

But his job involves much more than just straight lines, as customers also request a variety of custom designs.

Court said he has worked on designs like flowers, horse heads, various abstract shapes as well as customers initials.





Only Man, Mark Court, Has Been Painting The Pinstripes On All Rolls-Royce Cars Since 2003 - autojosh

Only Man, Mark Court, Has Been Painting The Pinstripes On All Rolls-Royce Cars Since 2003 - autojosh

Meet Mark Court, a former sign painter whose pair of hands has been painting the pinstripes (coachline strips) on all Rolls-Royce cars since the BMW Group-owned British brand opened its Goodwood plant in England in 2003.

This intricate work, his only job at the automaker’s Goodwood factory, reportedly earns him a six-figure salary. Court said he rarely takes time off because it would cause him to lose his focus.

His job is the last step in the manufacturing process as the pinstripe paint affixes instantly to the car’s paint. So any mistakes in his work means that the all car will be repainted.

The brand’s uniquely talented coachline painter spent hours painting lines and flowers on Rolls-Royce’s Serenity show car that was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show back in 2015.





Only Man, Mark Court, Has Been Painting The Pinstripes On All Rolls-Royce Cars Since 2003 - autojosh

Only Man, Mark Court, Has Been Painting The Pinstripes On All Rolls-Royce Cars Since 2003 - autojosh

“This is just another car to me,” he said.

“If you start worrying about who owns them or where it’s going, it’ll play with your mind. Then you’ll never do it. You just got to be able to learn to shut off and do what you need to do.”

“Weekends are bad enough,” he said, “because now I have to refocus and I have come back into it again.”

Only Man, Mark Court, Has Been Painting The Pinstripes On All Rolls-Royce Cars Since 2003 - autojosh

Only Man, Mark Court, Has Been Painting The Pinstripes On All Rolls-Royce Cars Since 2003 - autojosh

But his job involves much more than just straight lines, as customers also request a variety of custom designs including flowers, horse heads, various abstract shapes as well as their initials.

Court said he is still trying to find an apprentice that will someday take his place at Rolls-Royce. So far two apprentices have dropped out. One was his own son, who decided to go to work in Rolls-Royce’s wood shop, instead.

“Time marches on,” Court said. “I ain’t getting no younger. Someones got to continue.”





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