I was there. RIR was close to home.
There was a time where design was like that for all of us. Freedom of expression. Focused, uncomplicated creativity.
It’s the awareness of when something looks and feels right, satisfying the customers wants, needs and expectations.
My recollection of the process is remarkably similar.
In 2005 I had the opportunity to visit the Chaparral Exhibit at the Petroleum Museum in Midland, Texas—hollowed ground for Chaparral enthusiasts.
Carl Grimes’ Wild Wagon is a fascinating story of home-built hotrodding from the ’40s and ’50s.