“I am a life-long automotive enthusiast,” Derrick Porter recently wrote to Delaware lawmakers.  He expressed his support of pro-hobby legislation that would ease the process of registering a street rod in the state by changing age and equipment requirements.  “I want legislators to know that their decisions will affect the voters and their chosen hobby.”  Having already passed the House, the bill is awaiting consideration by the Senate Committee on Transportation. 
Pictured here, Derrick’s ‘55 Chevy meets the definition of a “street rod” in his home state.  The car played a major role in his favorite automotive memory: cruising in a parade with his family at the Endless Summer Cruise on the boardwalk of Ocean City, Maryland.  He highly regards the event for those in the hobby.  Derrick’s collection also includes a 2003 Hummer H2, 1999 Honda Valkyrie 1500, 2008 Mercedes C300, 2013 Nissan Sentra and 2002 Honda Civic.  Like the ’55, he counts the Hummer as a project still in the works.
Additional background:
Who is your automotive hero?
Drag racing legend Don Garlits
Top fantasy powerplant?
572 Big Block Chevy
Most valuable automotive resource?
Catalogs from Summit and Jegs
Where do you go for troubleshooting projects?
Videos posted on YouTube