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.
Carl Boardley, the world champion driving full-size hot rods
, will be attending on the Sunday to present the championship trophy to the kit-form winner.
Since the inception of Hot Rod
magazine in 1948, these beefy roadsters have been embraced as a piece of Americana.
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.
Today, hot rod
racing is the faster category of UK stock car racing.
Hot-rodder Robert Williams, a master of lowbrow art, contributed manic, surreal canvases featuring high-speed races and crashes, such as Hot Rod
Steffy will race in about 10 national hot rod
races this year.
In this new edition to what is proving to be a truly great series for automotive fans and hot rod
enthusiasts are even more dry lakes shots, post-war rods, lead sleds, show circuit cars, and a chapter on marvelous mills.