Hot Rod Highway

You never know what beauty lurks behind a tin shed. Hustling through the rolling hills of Missouri on the way to Power Tour we spotted a 454 El Camino in front of a mobile home. We turned around to get the shot. As we did, the owner pulled up in his truck. I didn't know if we should hightail it or stay around and strike up a conversation.  We took off, then thought better and turned around to get permission to photograph. The owner -- Bruce -- was super nice. He invited me back to his padlocked garage. Once inside I understood the reason for the lock. Three rat motors, a beautiful Chevy Truck, tools, and a wall of photographed memories. It was a hot rodder's dream, and a very big reason to make sure you stop along Hot Rod Highway.