Ed "Big Daddy" Ed Roth was an artist and cartoonist who created the hot-rod icon Rat Fink and other extreme characters. As a custom car builder, Roth was a key figure in Southern California's Kustom Kulture and hot-rod movement of the 1960s.
Lots of kids my age and older dudes were incredibly inspired by this guy. I met him and got a custom air brushed t-shirt from him at the Hot Rod show when it came to the New York Coliseum (which used to be up by Columbus circle here in NYC) back in the late 60's or early 70's. I saw the "Red Baron" there in person as well!
anyway, here's the doc:
Tales of The Rat Fink