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!

2nd Annual Portland Roadster Show - October 1957

Here's the flier from the 2nd annual Portland Roadster Show,  October 1957.  Admission is only ninety cents.  Sponsored by the Multnomah Hot Rod Council (MHRC) -- same as it still is today!