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When there were far fewer people around, far fewer laws and regulations, when the legal speed limit was 75 mph, when gas was cheap, when driving was a pleasure, if you owned a hot machine you could point the grill down an empty road and go!

Squirrel Knobs

We used to call these Squirrel Knobs, Suicide Knobs, or Necker Knobs. I have an essay about them in my new work-in-progress "Overtures to Motion." They were a cheap and easy way to add style to your car.

Zocchi’s 1939 Dodge Coupe

I took this photo of Richard Zocchi’s 1939 Dodge coupe when it was in the 1992 Oakland Roadster Show. Who could of thought that a ’39 Dodge could be so beautiful? The top has been chopped, the car lowered front and rear; the grille is from a 1940 LaSalle and the headlights are 1958 Lincoln. The car is so smooth: no louvers, no spot lights, no striping, no flames.
Copyright 2010, Albert Drake and Flat Out Press.