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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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The hot rod can hit an incredible speed of 18 mph (29 kmph) and can supposedly go faster, but "We were scared of a Lego explosion so we drove it slowly," said Steve.
Hot Rod Mamma got closest in fourth, but that was no consolation for those on at as low as 1.04, while Honeymead hit a low of 1.1 and finished eighth of the nine runners.
The family commemorated his achievement by a 10.1-second "noise" made by the hot rods and modified race cars, instead of a traditional minute's silence.
And, since its rebirth in the '80's, it had become too successful as affluent 50- and 60-year-olds wrote checks to builders like Boyd Coddington, Chip Foose, and John Butera for hundreds of thousands of dollars to build the hot rod of their dreams.
"When I look at Hot Rod and what he has set up and the way the team has grown, they are racing like a seasoned team already; normally you don't get that until a few seasons racing with the same crew," Brown said.
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Seven-time NHRA world-champion Schumacher appeared at the event with his team and Army hot rod. He presented Cone with the trophy he won Nov.
SHUTTER SPEEDY Brit Andy FOCUSED Brave Andy snaps away SMASHING SHOT It slams into barrier HOT RUBBER Tyre spins feet from lens FLIPPING LUCKY Hot rod on its roof
Work of art: Midland artist Emma Ricketts visits Hot Rod enthusiasts' homes before capturing their cars on canvas.
The National Hot Rod Association is the world's largest promoter of professional drag racing, and has roughly 80,000 members and more than 35,000 competitors.
Erickson, who was spending his weekends designing a hot rod for Coddington, lent a co-worker pictures of the secret project that he then mistakenly left on his desk where anyone could see them.
COVENTRY'S proud links with the motor industry have helped to lure organisers of this year's kit-form Hot Rod World Championships to stage the event in the city.
Designer Leif Tufvesson and his Swedish company Caresto took inspiration for the Hot Rod from the very first Volvo, the four-seat Jakob of 1927.
Coddington is an automotive designer, builder, and fabricator in the custom-fabricated hot rod industry.
But Paramount Home Entertainment may be reaching a bit in promoting the Andy Samberg comedy "Hot Rod" via his connection to a ribald short that originally aired on NBC's "Saturday Night Live."