Depth of Speed: Salt Flats Speed Shop
Depth of Speed was born from a desire of story, travel and a love of anything automotive related. Next year my wife and I will be taking to the streets to uncover and document the greatest stories from the automotive world. From coast-to-coast and from top to bottom, finding the best stories will take the highest priority. Every time I meet someone new or attend an event I’m amazed at the depth, passion and love that the automotive world brings. Depth of Speed is just that – an in-depth look at these stories. There is something about motors and machines, that to an outsider looking in, would make us seem plain crazy.
We have begun the process of outfitting our trusty Scamp trailer to traverse the entire country. Known affectionately as a fiberglass egg, our Scamp will be our home for one year of our lives. At only 13 feet long it will make for a cozy year.
In this week’s episode of Depth of Speed, Josh Clason visits the garage of Salt Flats Speed Shop. The operation founded by Chris Davenport has developed a following based on his high-quality customization and restorations of vintage cars dating back to the ’20s and ’30s. Despite an increasingly automated world, Davenport’s penchant for handcrafting makes him one of the greatest advocates for utilizing ways of the past.