After swapping bodies with a fellow employee at Adel Aircraft, Dick worked on the car, preparing it for paint. "Disaster struck, in the form of a young lade with a new Packard running a stop sign, hitting dad, spinning him around, damaging both front and rear fenders. The police came and sided with the young lady, letting her off with no reimbursement for dad. The police kinda had it out for young hot rodders in those days." This photo was taken after the accident, "and you can see that he is not happy," Dick's son, Richard "Nobey" Noble told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama in 2019. Photo courtesy of Dick Noble, from The Richard "Nobey" Noble Photo Collection.