If film actors aren’t crashing an automobile, they’re slamming the door or moodily staring out the windshield. Behind the steering wheel, a day is defined with determination, an evening relinquished in resignation. As vehicles roar and hum outside, each with a story, I think of creatives like Von Dutch and Big Daddy Roth, who celebrated their cars with speed and sass. Brash, funny—and, yes, it was art, leading Robert Williams, whose Rubberneck Manifesto declared, “it isn’t what you like, it’s what the fuck you want to see,” to start Juxtapoz.
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