A 1940 superfast hotrod suitable for any superhero of the era.
Little is known about this fantastic machine. Hot Rods on Line tells us: "Ralph Schenck had raced a roadster at the dry lakes in the 1930's, and in 1939 he decided to build a streamliner. He designed the body (reminiscent of the Harry Miller Submarine car) and built the chassis and frame while Joaquin Grosso formed the aluminum panels.
A 183-cubic inch Chevrolet block with an Oldsmobile head was fitted with a Ford crankshaft and rods and a Winfield cam. It made it's debut at Harper Dry lakebed on May 19, 1940 and achieved a top speed of 118.57 mph. After many runs, the car was sold in 1945. "
Photo via Kustomrama
At an SCTA meet in 1948, this car, owned by Henrich and Seaton of the Quarter Milers club, ran 112.07 mph in the C Streamliner class.
Daniel Strohl of Hemmings blog posted two articles about this streamliner. A photograph (presumably taken in 1940) from the latest article is above, the previous one has more pictures and absolutely fascinating comments, including some from Ralph Schenck's son Dave and from Terry Baldwin who actually owns the car.
And finally, a nice artwork by Jeff Norwell published in his Drawn & Quartered blog: