I had to laugh after reading about the 1955 Chevy in your March issue titled, “Out to Pasture” (“Scene at the 26th NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion”): “Two tiny tabs, barely visible below the bumper, completed the impression of an old warrior.” That is exactly how I (and others) felt in the early 1960s with our tow-bar brackets sticking out from under our front bumpers. Permanent tow-bar brackets gave the impression the car was somehow connected to racing, and a dash-mounted Sun tach completed the illusion.
This is my Corvette-powered 1954 Ford, taken at Lake Tahoe in June 1962. I did end up drag racing the car for several years, flat-towing it thousands of miles. Your magazine is great; I’ve been reading it since it came out.