While doing research for his ongoing series on collectors of film and television vehicles, photographer Douglas Sonders climbed behind the wheel of owner (and Speed Racer fan) Len Mosco’s Mach 5 replica:
“In true movie and TV car fashion, it’s made to represent a cartoon vehicle which isn’t always the most ergonomic design. Speed Racer was not a tall guy, so I don’t know how he could see over that long hood or behind him without the help of a rear camera, which this car actually has (it pops up electronically like a periscope).”
Coverage of cool Mach 5 poster art here.
(Image: the Mach 5 shows how it’s able to cut through traffic, Douglas Sonders)