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Attention: HotRod Enthusiasts!
... love reading about hot rods?
... wonder “what is the difference between a street rod
and rat rod?”
... ask what are the NHRA and NSRA?
... want to uncover secrets to operating any modern car or
hotrod more safely and economically?
You've Come to the Right Place!
As you can tell, we WE LOVE ALL HOTRODS & STREET RODS!
Street Rods, Hot Rods, and other Antique and Vintage Cars are enjoyed by
millions of car enthusiasts around the world. But what exactly IS a hotrod or street
Are hotrods only for younger male drivers? Or are they enjoyed by both men
and women of all ages?
Everybody has their own idea, but here at Red Hot
Hotrods we don’t discriminate. We cover the spectrum, from early Fords through muscle
cars to modern sports cars.
And we'll help you find street rod shows, hot rod events and
NHRA drag racing schedules.
Hot Rod Fun Facts:
When did the Hot Rod era start? Click Here
The term Hot Rod became popular during and after World War II, particularly in
What does “Hot Rod” mean? Click Here Originally
meant “old car”, most often a Ford and typically a Model T, Model A, or a 1932 to 1934 Ford Model B or Ford
V-8, which had been modified by reducing weight, lowering, tuning, or replacing the engine, to give more
power. Also changing the wheels and tires to improve traction.
Where did the term “Hot Roadster” come from? Click Here The term hot
roadster was used in the 1950's and 1960's as a derogatory term for any car that did not fit into the
Wally Parks and other early hot rodders started the NHRA
(National Hot Rod Association) to bring racing off the streets and onto the tracks. Today the Wally Parks NHRA
Motorsports Museum houses the roots of hot rodding.
What are the classifications of Hot Rods?
Click Here The Hot Rod
industry today is vast. There are enthusiasts who are involved in Hot Rods, Street Rods, Rat Rods, Vintage Cars,
Muscle Cars, Low Riders, Sand Cars, and Off Road Vehicles.
What is the National Street Rod Association?
Click Here The National Street Rod
Association (NSRA) is the official organization of Street Rodders. In 2007, over 11,000 proud owners came from
all over the country to display their pre '49 vehicles at the world’s biggest street rod event in
Have We Piqued Your Interest In Hot Rods Yet?
Well, We’re Just Getting Started!
Red Hot HotRods' Q & A:
Maybe You Are Asking “So How Do I Get Involved In Hot
Rods? First, read everything you can get your hands on about hot
rods. Then enjoy
attending some local hot rod events. Ask questions, have fun and start
Where Do I Find Information on Street Rods and Hot
Rods? Bookmark this site and return often for many new
fun and informative articles about hot rod
culture, street rodding, traditional hot rods, rat rods, muscle cars,
dragsters and much more.
What If I Don’t Want To Buy or Build A Street Rod?
You don’t need to drive a hot rod to enjoy the pleasures of this
sport. There are lots of
spectator events that you can enjoy as a hot rod
If I Want To Own A Hot Rod - Where Do I
Start? You’ve come to the right place! We are going to
(1) How do I go about purchasing a hot rod?
(2) What do I need to consider if I plan to build my
Where Do I Find A Hotrod Event? Right here. We
are going to provide you with the information you need to find a
hot rod show in the United States, Canada, Sweden, or Australia.
If I Decide To Build One - Where Do I Go To Find Hot Rod
Supplies and Parts?
Come back often -- we are going to list hot rod parts
and suppliers for your easy convenience.
We’ll update regularly with new facts and
so come back often, but most important