'Lightning Bug' Clone
David was invited to do the interior and tonneau cover for this clone project by Von Franco in 2006. He was honored to be part of such an amazing project. With very few photos of the interior of the vehicle as the Lightning Bug, David studied up and flew in from Indiana to Von Franco's California home and joined in.
For those who don't know, the 'Lighting Bug' was originally built by Norm Grabowski. It was later 're-done' as the famous 'Kookie Kar.' Von Franco took pride in cloning both versions of Grabowski's roadster. David Martinez, was proud to be involved in the project.
Von Franco's Lightning Bug Clone was featured in Rodders Journal Issue #36 with a rare "A" and "B" cover. Some of the Rodders Journals photos are seen in the slideshow.