Mike is Laidback Racing's Graphic Designer and Curmudgeon a Large. All the cartoons, race car graphics, haulers, and a lot of other stuff on our pages were designed by him. About 2.65 GB worth since he came on board. That’s a lot of graphics folks and we sure do appreciate everything e does for LaidbackRacing.com.
Mike Kuver was born in SC, lived in GA & FL until he joined the Air Force in 1973. Mike grew up in the era of Iron Men and Iron Cars. Drivers like Fireball Roberts, Ned Jarrett, Junior Johnson, AJ Foyt, Curtis Turner and Fred Lorenzen were a few of those drivers that turned him into a racing fan. During his Air Force career, he was EOD, like my Dad...small world
isn't it. He has been a NASCAR fan since 1963, so he has seen a lot of changes. He has worked on the pit crews of various NASCAR teams including Ted Musgrave's Truck team at Texas a few years ago. (see photo)
He was living in Texas, outside Dallas, and now resides in the God's country, southern VA near Roanoke. He went back to school a few years back using his GI Bill. He graduated with an Associate of Applied Science in Applied Graphic Design Technology from Collin County Community College in May 2002.
Mike can design logos, advertisements, t-shirt designs for print, bumper sticker designs, buttons, banner animations, airbrushing since 1987 (primarily t-shirts, caps, & sunvisors but can do other things), body painting (Woo Hoo), auto body repair, auto painting, electrical work, explosive demolition, cooking, and a few other odds and ends. He is a sort of modern day Renaissance Man. Good Lord, Racemama Bubbate loves a useful & well rounded man!
He has done work for the Technical Support Branch of the Queensland Police Department, for Killer who is the hauler driver for Jimmy Spencer's Truck series team, designed logos for various charities and causes, designed color scheme packages for former pro football coach Jerry Glanville‘s ARCA and NHRA teams, and ads for businesses.
GRAPHIC ARTIST EXTRODINAIRE
If it is a graphic and it is on this site, Mike created it.
CURMUDGEON AT LARGE
John Boy and Billy have Rayford, 60 minutes has Andy Rooney...we have Mad Mikie!