Aaron Anderson’s True Home Grown Rat Rod
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Aaron Anderson’s True Home Grown Rat Rod

The story of Aaron’s Rat Rod goes like this: In 2007 I worked at a dealership in the local town that had a 1936 Dodge dump truck sitting in a grass lot behind a building. I’d have to trim weeds around it when the dealership got slow. I’ve always bought rat rod magazines and always thought about building one, but… [Read More…]
Car Shows - Cruise-Ins - Events
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Car Show, Swap Meet and Event Calendar

Get up close and personal with classic cars, the radical rat rods, vintage beauties and so much more… California and Car Culture are One. And…
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Featured Hot Rods and Other Roadkillers

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,…
Rat Rod Lawn Mower
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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…]
Darrik Hooper’s 1943 Ford G8T Military Truck
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Darrik Hooper’s 1943 Ford G8T Military Truck

Darrik Hooper of Carthage, Texas started his project with only the cab that he bought, once he got it home, he took the time to look it over really well. He noticed all the nomenclature plates across the dash – the main plate included the serial number and date of delivery: 7-7-43. “1943?” he said to himself… [Read More…]
Two Moons’ 1946 Ford Rat Rod
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Two Moons’ 1946 Ford Rat Rod

Two Moons, a member of the Immortal Bastards CC in Mesa, AZ and good friend of Roadkill Customs and RatRod.Life stopped by the shop recently to say hello. We of course took the opportunity to snap a few shots of his 1946 Ford Rat Rod so we could share it with you… [Read More…]
Satan’s Rat-Rod: Henry Kessler’s 1931 Ford
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Satan’s Rat Rod: Henry Kessler’s 1931 Ford

Meet Henry Kessler and his 1931 Ford rat rod, Gretchen; one of the coolest rat-rods we’ve ever seen and a ride that turns heads wherever it goes. This ain’t no hybrid, instead it’s a black smoke belching, gasoline guzzling, animal of a car that’s not only amazing to look at, but with some cool hidden engineering too. [Read More…]
Farmall Cub Tractorcycle
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Farmall Cub Tractorcycle

Collectors Weekly member Rustfarm restores old motorcycles for a living and simply felt this just had to be done. He built this between 2000 and 2005. It runs and drives and can be seen at vintage motorcycle and tractor shows in and around Ohio. [Read More…]
Wes Smith’s 1934 Ford Truck, Trailer and After Hours Bike
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Wes Smith’s 1934 Ford Truck, Trailer and After Hours Bike

Wes Smith has always been into cars, but he grew tired of cleaning his show cars every time he took them out. Then he discovered rat rods and started hunting for a Model A or a 30’s ford truck for a project. He was unable to find anything that was done the way he wanted it. So he did it his own way. [Read More…]
Build Your Own Hot Rod
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How To Build A Hot Rod

Learn how to build a hot rod with these resources that help facilitate your build from inspiration and planning to building and customization. These tools help locate donor vehicles, project cars, and can determine what other cars have the parts you need (a big help at the salvage yard). Start you build here! [Read More…]