We have a little car show at a local pizza place every other Wednesday from July through September and Pearl has been AWOL for six weeks, so I drove on over last night. All of the Primo parking spots were already taken 20 minutes after the "opening" so I ended up in the overflow lot between a couple of ex-Marines, one in his '65 Mustang convertible in Poppy and white (and nicely restored it was) and the other, Rich MacKoul and his original '55 Speedster. This is the now-famous car that I photographed the dash and turned the photo into a dimensioned drawing for Bob Carley/Henry Reisner, as well as Gary Bloom (Flat-Four-Fan) in South Africa and and few (six, at last count) other builders around the World for a two-gauge dash.
So I thought it would be cool to show you all the rest of Rich's car beyond the dash, and maybe even Rich hisself! So, here you go:
Little bit better photo as we were comparing engines (mine was cleaner, but not by much...) Rich immediately noticed the Magna Spark disti - Hey! What the hell is THAT?!?!? I criticized his wimpy little generator ("What's that light, like one headlight?"
He said that the Cardex said that the car originally came with white sidewalls but he hated them so.......