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…


Turbo Toyota 2JZ 1931 Ford Model A Rat Rod
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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. [More…]
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