Head-on view of a black custom rat rod sits on copper finished, one-off wheels.
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Disproving That a Rat Rod Has To Be Dull

A rat rod is a type of hot rod. Hot rods are put together for speed, handling, exhaust notes, and looks. A rat rod, however, is a little different animal. It is also put together for speed and exhaust notes. But, the handling and the looks aren’t so much a priority. The driving thought, well… …

A red hot rod with yellow flames painted on.
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What Is a Hot Rod?

In the automotive world there are a lot of terms that are tossed around. Many of us don’t realize we do that. But, to people who are car curious, the terms we volley around tend to linger in the air and need defining. One of those often used terms is, hot rod. Why is this …

Beck Kustoms F132 hot rod

Formula 1-Style Hot Rod Is the Right Amount of Insane

In the automotive world, a spark of insanity can sometimes be a good thing. It’s what brought about six-wheeled Mercedes G-Wagons and Jeep Wranglers. It’s what inspired one man to take a Mini Cooper pickup truck and put a twin-turbo V8 in the bed. And it’s why some people off-road tiny Japanese pickups. Now, that …