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!
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.