Lincoln Sedan Delivery Deco Liner & Harley Davidson Sportster Deco Scoot
Geïnspireerd door de Art Déco-kunststroming en door de carrosserieontwerpen van Figoni & Falaschi en Saoutchik uit de jaren dertig maken Terry Cook en Frank Nicholas van Deco Rides uit New Jersey, USA, dit bijzondere design naar het model van een Lincoln Zephyr uit 1939.
The bodywork is made of fibreglass and the power is provided by an eight-cylinder, 5.7-litre Chevrolet ‘small block’ engine. The Chevrolet Blazer four-wheel drive chassis has been extended to allow for the motorcycle, a 1992 Harley-Davidson Sportster with a hand-beaten, aluminium body. The ramp on which the motorcycle stands can be moved in and out of the car electrically. The project was completed in 2008.
‘Customising’, the technical and visual redevelopment of objects to one’s own taste and specification, is a trend that became very popular in the United States after World War II, particularly in the case of motorcars. Old cars were bought by young people for next to nothing and fitted with tuned-up engines. These cars, which were often painted in bright, flashy colours and kitted out with many chrome parts, are known as ‘hot rods’, ‘street rods’ or ‘custom cars’.