Hot rod meaning

Hot rod definition

A production car that has been modified by the owner in the attempt to increase acceleration andĀ top end speedĀ . Although the term can be applied to any modified car, it is usually reserved for vehicles produced from 1930 to 1940's. Typically the engine is modified, and some body panels removed. Many were painted with a design of flames behind the front wheels to give the appearance that this vehicle was "hot" -- thus the name.

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