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hot rod

An automobile that has been specially refitted, redesigned, or altered in some way so as to achieve very high speeds and acceleration. I've spent nearly two years turning this old worn-out Mustang into one heck of a hot rod.
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hot rod

An automobile modified to increase its speed and acceleration, as in Kids love to tinker with cars and try to convert them into hot rods. [Mid-1900s] Also see hopped up.
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(hot) rod

n. a car that has been customized for power and speed by the owner. My rod’ll outrun yours any day.
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uses half the proceeds from the sale of the Hot Rodney Hot Rod images to make a difference in the world.
As Shag, a contributor to the traditionalist magazine Hot Rod Deluxe, put it in 2000, "A hot rod has to be owner-built.
Midlands-based artist and Rodder fanatic Emma Ricketts is offering to create a handpainted canvas of fellow enthusiasts' Hot Rods to put on their walls.
The new business builds hot rods, street machines designed to elicit oohs and aahs with their combination of sheer power and retro-inspired beauty - as well as price tags ranging up to $150,000.
Since the inception of Hot Rod magazine in 1948, these beefy roadsters have been embraced as a piece of Americana.
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I never thought that what I loved to do--designing and building hot rods and show cars--could ever be a career," he says, "but I figured I was still young enough that I could join a carmaker if it didn't pan out.
Petrol head paradise:Stateside custom car programmes on TV: American Chopper - re-runs of first two series going out on the Discovery Channel most week nights; American Hot Rod - re-runs on Discovery Home & Leisure on Saturdays.
Another option is more expensive: creating a custom hot rod from scratch with the highest in high technology.
Now, she races in the Hot Rod class, the most competitive in the series.
Hot-rodder Robert Williams, a master of lowbrow art, contributed manic, surreal canvases featuring high-speed races and crashes, such as Hot Rod Race, 1976.
NASDAQ:SORC), announced today that HOT ROD Television is continuing its partnership for the 2009 season with Fox Cable Networks' SPEED[TM] , the definitive television network for motor sports and the automotive lifestyle.
IF you're looking around trying to decide on which new car to buy then Hudders-field Lions Club's Hot Rod and Custom Car Show is probably not for you.
Hot Rod Gallery is a fine recommendation for any interested in hot rodding's golden years, and comes from the author's own enthusiasm and library of images as he tells the history of hot rodding from its origins to 1960.