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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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This sentiment has been reduced to the slogan worn on the tee shirts of many hot rodders, "Flatheads Forever.
Nearby residents say hot rodders often stop by the suspected murder site, which is located in an area with vacant lots.
But you can't ignore them: sport compacts, rice rockets, whatever you want to call them, they're today's hot rodders.
Shelby American's roots began when Carroll Shelby and his band of hot rodders founded the company in 1962," said John Luft, president of Shelby.
Be kind, move over and let a new generation of hot rodders scream by.
Now my band of hot rodders has created a car worthy of the name.
In the 50% Hollywood linked hot rodders with bikers, rock and rollers and the dreaded beatnik--all symbols of youth as dangerous other.
Time and degree of difficulty just don't dissuade hot rodders.
As lifelong hot rodders, our team is pleased to become a complete engine service company," added Don McCain, Vice President of the Carroll Shelby Engine Company.
As one of the first hot rodders in the Aloha State starting in the 1940s, Herb used to have a bit of trouble when he and a handful of other enthusiasts would go looking for a place to race.
Hot rodders, TV lovers and rock-n-rollers will take notice when the iconic "Monkeemobile" (Lot #1297) takes center stage.
Back in the 1980s the National Hot Rod Association started Street Legal events in Los Angeles area, Pomona and Ontario when it realized there weren't any events for amateur hot rodders except on the streets.
Beginning next week, it will be displayed at the Petersen Automotive Museum, where hot rodders throughout the country can pay homage to this magnificent machine.
Police said they periodically see illegal racing on public streets and when the hot rodders are caught, they face arrest, seizure of their vehicle and the possibility of fines.
Carroll took a bunch of hot rodders and welded them into a ferocious team in 1965, so we're doing the same thing in select areas of the country," said Amy Boylan, president of Shelby Automobiles.