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Building a Rat Rod

Building a Rat Rod

1964 Chevy BiscayneIn the aftermarket car world, building a hot rod is a seen as an art form. But, to learn how to build a hot rod, it is a good idea to practice on a rat rod. If you did not already know, a rat rod is a custom car that can easily be built in a one-stall garage or in a backyard. Where a hot rod and a rat rod differ is in the completeness of the job. A hot rod is designed to impress with a specially tuned engine with a perfectly finished exterior that makes the car look like it belongs in a museum. On the flipside, a rat rod looks like could be parked in a junkyard and no one would know if it ran or not.

China Loves Classic American Cars

China Loves Classic American Cars

1963 Chevy Impala

Who doesn’t love classic cars? From the earliest Fords to the ‘40s hot rods, the powerful road racers of the muscle car era, and the modern classics, everyone loves the style and the nostalgia of a classic car. Apparently no one loves it more than Chinese citizens. American culture has long been popular with the people in communist countries. Today, that is taking the form of a love for older cars among the people of China.

Building A Classic Hot Rod

Building A Classic Hot Rod

 Ford Hot RodAs the weather finally begins to cooperate with all those summer projects you’ve been meaning to get started on, doesn’t it sound great to spend the day transforming your classic car into what you’ve always dreamed it could be? Navigating the world of creating a great hot rod can be confusing, so we’ve put together some tips to make your summer project run smoothly. Good luck with your car’s transformation, and don’t forget to enjoy the process. After all, this is your “baby,” right?

Hot Rod & Restoration Trade Show

Hot Rod & Restoration Trade Show

Ford Hot RodThe international spotlight was shining brightly on the city of Indianapolis yesterday while the Super Bowl was being played. It was quite a spectacle indeed, and the game itself was a dandy.

The New York football Giants were able to emerge victorious in a tight battle, and without question the city of New York has been partying in celebration while the folks from New England turn the page and look ahead to next year.

Hot Rod Lincoln

Hot Rod

Photo Courtesy of Rod Authority

“I’m gonna tell you son, you’re gonna to drive me to drinkin’ if you don’t stop drivin’ that hot rod Lincoln.”

If you came of age during the 1970s you probably heard the above lyrics that are a part of a song called “Hot Rod Lincoln” blaring through your speakers after you popped in the eight track tape.

The version that most people would be aware of was recorded by Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen in 1972. The song was actually quite a big hit and climbed all the way up to number eight on the Billboard charts at the time.

AMC Javelin Hot Rod

AMC Javelin Hot Rod

AMC JavelinThere are certain muscle cars of the 1960s and 70s that were often enhanced for added performance, and many of these were utilized on racing circuits. One such car was the AMC Javelin and we’ll take a look at it here in this post.

A lot of people who are younger fans of hot rods may not be that familiar with the AMC brand. AMC was the American Motors Corporation, and it was founded back in 1954.

2012 Hot Rod Power Tour

Being able to circle your calendar and look foreword to an epic good time provides you with an extra reason to get up every morning. Classic hot rod fans have a lot of opportunities to do this every year because there are so many fun events that revolve around these incredible vehicles.

The only problem lies in the fact that you probably want to go to every event that you hear about and if you’re like most people your vacation time is limited. But of course, considering the fact that most of the events are on weekends you can participate in a lot of them if you’re willing to hit the road and explore your region.

Street Rodder Street Rod Of The Year

Since you are into classic hot rods you are probably someone who can’t get enough information about your favorite pastime. One of the things that makes being a hot rod fan so much fun is the fact that you can take it to any level that you want to.

If you’re someone who really wants to dig in there and understand every nook and cranny of these vehicles as you restore them from the bottom up you could spend a lifetime building on your expertise. And if you prefer to collect these cars after they have already been restored there are limitless possibilities as well as you constantly scour every available avenue looking for your next big score.

The National Street Rod Association

The National Street Rod Association

If you are a big fan of classic hot rods you want to be plugged-in to all the latest news and information that you can get, and this is understandable. Now that we live in the age of the Internet we can indulge our passion to some extent with a simple click of a mouse, but there’s no substitute for personal interaction with people that love hot rods as much as you do.

Hot Rod Collector Extraordinaire: George Poteet

Hot Rod Collector Extraordinaire: George Poteet

There is nothing like being able to indulge your passion for hot rods to the utmost, and there are some people who are actually living the dream that a lot of us have. A while back Hot Rod magazine did a feature on a Mississippi gentleman who is truly living the dream life of a hot rod enthusiast. His name is George Poteet and he has one of the most stunning collections of hot rods in the entire world.