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.
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
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."