Chris Ito’s Cockroach
Only two things will survive a nuclear war: Twinkies and Cockroaches”. Were this pop-culture phrase of undocumented origin to actually come true, whatever society or species ended up on Earth post the apocalyptic event could be assured of two things:
1. An abundance of delicious yellow sponge cakes treats on which to gorge and:
2. An iconic example of early ’60s hot rodding in which to look cool doing so. The “Cockroach,” originally built by the late Jim Cooper, has survived in its current condition for nearly forty years thanks to preservation by a select group of owners, the current of which is renowned car designer Chris Ito.