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Celebrity Ryno of 'Trick My Truck' appears in SL, at BV County Fair

Monday, July 2, 2012

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Ryan "Ryno" Templeton, a professional custom painter/airbrush artist of the CMT reality show, "Trick My Truck", will be spending time in Storm Lake and at the Buena Vista County Fair in mid-July.

Ryno was invited by Storm Lake's Jeff and Cody Ann Demers, National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA) enthusiasts and participants who met the celebrity earlier this year when he agreed to paint the couple's composite purpose-built John Deere 8100 "Smokin' Hot Deere" machine that is used at pro pulling competitions.

They were so impressed with his work and him as a person and took the chance that he would take them up on their offer to come to northwest Iowa.

The Demers' also helped organize the first-ever NTPA Grand Nationals Pull as part of this year's BV County Fair and are expecting at least 40 of the sport's top drivers and machines from across the nation.

Ryno will be present at the Hy-Vee parking lot along with several of the NTPA drivers who will also have their tractors on display.

Everyone is invited to come out on Wednesday, July 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and get up close to these high powered machines - and then make plans to attend the Grand National Tractor Pull at the BV County Fairgrounds on Thursday, July 12 - and meet Ryno and some of the drivers.

Driver introductions at the BV Co. Fair event starts at 6:30 p.m. with action at 7 p.m.

Ryno will also be present at the fair.

Born in Orange County, Calif. in 1971, Ryno has been drawing ever since he was able to pick up a pencil. He started his airbrushing career doing t-shirt art then moved on to banners and wall murals. He also painted for the movie industry and then eventually stuck with automotive.

Now, 90% of his business is automotive painting but as an artist he wants to paint anything he can get his hands on. He has been a part of 73 episodes of Trick My Truck.

Ryno has been mastering the technique of custom airbrushing/painting for over 22 years now.