About Us



Period Perfect Vintage Signs 

For a long time “Big Nick” and Garage No.7 have been synonymous with high quality custom painting, hand lettering, pinstriping and airbrushing in the custom automotive and motorcycle industry. After four plus decades, I have come full circle back to my sign painting roots but with a twist. I have combined my lettering skills with my love of history and have created Period Perfect Vintage Signs. These are not your typical craft fair signs or soulless mass-produced imports but hand-made, hand-painted bespoke works, made with some of the same materials and all the craftsmanship of a sign writer a century ago. Each sign is unique in its detail and when possible reclaimed and salvaged woods and hardware is used. This along with our painstaking and unique aging techniques create a contemporary sign with a true vintage soul to add visual impact to any home office or commercial establishment.

Patina to order

It has taken us a long time to perfect the patina and aging effects that we use on our signs and we have now expanded it to other items. From tables to lamps, from motorcycles to cars! Contact us for a consultation.


We have also expanded our on-line store to include not only automotive related items but all things Vintage including Antiquity’s, Oddity’s Curiosities as well as the Hard to Find and the just plain Cool. Please feel free to peruse our ever-changing store.


Nick “Big Nick” Solovey