Hog hauling hot rod

Deco Rides reveals mobile chopper carrier

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Apr. 24, 2008
Imagine arriving at a rally in a sleek 17-foot art deco sedan, opening the rear door and rolling out a beautiful chopper. That’s what hot rod builder Terry Cook had in mind when dreaming up the ’39 Lincoln Zephyr Sedan Delivery.

Designed by Cook, president of Deco Rides, with artist Frank Nicholas, the sedan delivery is designed as a mobile chopper carrier.

A single button press retracts the ramp and bike into the car's body.The 17-foot long body has space for a nine-foot long, 39-inch tall chopper. It uses a front-wheel drive platform to allow for added space in the rear floorboard for a motorized ramp to get a bike in or out of the vehicle.

When loading, a motorcycle can be rolled onto the ramp and strapped into place. A single switch will automatically retract the ramp and the bike into the car. When loaded, the bike’s front wheel will rest between the driver and passenger seats.

The Zephyr Sedan Delivery has a one-piece fiberglass body and an inner shell bonded to the body to provide a double-wall structure.The 17-foot Lincoln Zephyr Sedan Delivery has a slick art deco style. All of the bodywork is produced out of Deco Rides’ Elkhart, Ind. facility.

The Lincoln Sedan Delivery body kit will be available in May for $9,900.

Deco Rides will showcase the Zephyr Sedan Delivery this summer at the following events:

Date Event City
June 6-8 NSRA Street Rod Nationals East York, PA
June 14-22 Laconia Bike Week at the Lobster Pound Laconia, NH
July 11-13 Goodguys Nationals Columbus, OH
July 8-19 Syracuse, NY street rod event Sturgis, ND
Aug. 4-10 Sturgis Rally in Champion's Park Sturgis, ND
Aug. 12 Concours on Ocean Ave. Carmel, CA
Aug. 22-24 Goodguys West Coast Nationals Pleasanton, CA
Aug 28-31 26th annual LEAD EAST Parsippany, NJ