Wheels in Fields Exhibit
Special Hot Rod Exhibit Wheels in Fields showcases the innovation of young builders following World War II
Designed and Built for the California Agriculture Museum by SoCal Speed Shop of Sacramento
To build Hot Rods: Wheels in Fields, So-Cal Speed Shop of Sacramento engineered a historical replica of a garage and air tower like those found on rural properties during the 1930s and 1940s.
New cars were too expensive for many people during the Great Depression, so young car enthusiasts refurbished old cars rescued from junk yards, often swapping out engines, transmissions, and other components. Innovations led to distinctive cars with more powerful engines and other improvements.
These high-performance customized cars reflect the qualities of innovation, resourcefulness, and independence we associate with the culture of agriculture.