Hot rods, typically old, classic American cars with large engines modified for linear speed. Yep!

The origin of the term “hot rod” is unclear. For example, some claim that the term “hot” refers to the vehicle being stolen. Other origin stories include replacing the engine’s camshaft or “rod” with a higher performance version. Regardless, these are some of our favorites…


Rat Rod Lawn Mower
Roadkillers

Rat Rod Lawn Mower

Michael Snow from Horneytown, North Carolina saw our Farmer’s Chopper post and shared his old school rat rod lawn mower with us. He tells us that he had an old riding lawn mower sitting around for parts, and one day he just went crazy on it. He lowered the front end, chopped the hood and grill, and more. [Read More…]
Turbo Toyota 2JZ 1931 Ford Model A Rat Rod
Roadkillers

Turbo Toyota Powered ’31 Ford Model A

Brandon DeJesus rolls a ’31 Ford Model A rat rod, but it may not be what you’re expecting — it’s powered by Toyota’s 2JZ-GTE power plant — an inline-six-cylinder engine that is sooo ready to make staggering amounts of horsepower that, more than two decades after its introduction, professional motorsports teams of all kinds still seek out these early ’90s 3.0L engines. [Read More…]
1950 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery - GM B-Body Chassis Swap
Builds / Projects

1950 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery / B-Body Chassis Swap

This smokin’ 1950 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery will soon find its way on top of a 1993 Caprice Classic, a Craigslist purchase that will provide modern everything for this chassis / body swap build. The goal is to fully swap the b-body chassis, floor, wiring harness, lighting, seats and any other creature comforts for this build that will remain patina. [Read More…]