A. J. Watson, the question arises about the front, twin air inlets—the signature of the Watson Roadster. The first four Watson Roadsters, of 1956–1958, had a single air inlet and chrome grille, so why the change? Surely it had some advantage. Was it the result of wind-tunnel testing?
“Naw,” says Watson. “We went to Daytona in 1959 with Rodger Ward and he crashed. I sent the car back to California and told (fabricator) Wayne Ewing to straighten the nose. He straightened it and made a twin-holer out of it and didn’t tell me. So it was just his idea and it stuck with us and we had it ever since.”
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