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What Is a Rat Rod?

Is the term ‘Rat Rod’ nsulting or aspirational? Join us as we delve into the who, what, when, and why of one of hot-rodding’s most controversial terms of art. The original title for this story was going to be “What Is a Rat Rod and Other Common Hot Rod Questions.” After about 2 minutes, I decided the whole rat rod question deserved its own story, especially since it gave me the chance to give my personal opinion. As with most of the terminology used in the hot rodding hobby, the definition of “rat rod” is not precise, and opinions about which cars are and aren’t rat rods is subject to long and passionate debate, right up there with “Was the moon landing real?” and “Can Iron Man beat Captain America?” Read more >

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