About the Hot Rod Flames Artwork: Rev it up and go! Hot Rod Flames is a modern classic. Shape design by Santa Barbara ripper Mike Kreski and flames graphic created by Jim Knight, two old vert dogs that rode the deck exclusively for years. In the line for 20+ years, the flames may change but the shape remains the same.Originally Released: Early 90’s Artwork by: Jim “Nitro” Knight. Made with our partner in Mexico. Materials include U.S. hard rock maple and glue that meets our specifications, warranted against delamination for their useful life. Shape and graphics created in Santa Barbara, CA.