This year's World of Wheels at McCormick Place in late January had a great rat rod display, but the video had to wait until I found the right music. And it doesn't get much better than Mickey Gilley "Drive-In Movie" and Eddie Cochran "Somethin' Else".
And to the guy behind me talking to his friend while I was shooting: They DIDN'T forget to paint them! And that's the main attitude that people who own or like rat rods have to put up with.
my garage built hotrod
made from a 1930 olds, 1931 chev 5 window coupe, 36 chev truck, 79 GMC
truck and a 65 GTO
engine: 1965 389 ci,#77 heads, 030 over, 296 adv. duration 488 lift stock
crank, stock rods,forged flattops, edelcrapRPM performer, demon 725. 1.5
trans: th350, shift kit, manual valvebody, SNS converter.
rearend: GM 8.5" 10 bolt tall gears! peg leg... for now
rear sus: truck arm, with coil springs, shocks, and a pan hard.
front sus: suicided '30 olds axle, ford radius rods, T spring
chassis: cuztom tapered 2 x 4 box tubing 12" rear kick
rear tires: 30 x 9 cheater slicks
ALL HOME MADE AND HAND BUILT!!!!!!!!
THE CATCHER.... $2600 TOTAL IN WHAT YOU SEE HERE
Satan's Rat-Rod: 1931 Ford - /BIG MUSCLE
• Henry Kessler
The engine is out of a 1952 Diamond-Reo tractor and makes 1,640 lb-ft of
torque. The chassis is pieced together from old light poles from the City
of Hollywood. The body... that's from a 1931 Ford. Meet Gretchen, one of
the coolest rat-rods we've ever seen and a ride that turns heads wherever
it goes. This ain't no hybrid, instead it's a black smoke belching,
gasoline guzzling, animal of a car that's not only amazing to look at, but
with some cool hidden engineering, has the ability to surprise even the
most hardened of motor-heads.
The Shark (Rat Rod)
Interesting things found at small, local car shows. This project was found
in southern New Mexico. The song is Rat Rod by Terry Davidson and the
Gears from the album Damnation Blues. Available for download from Amazon.
Mitch Allread: Don't Call it a Rat Rod... - /BIG MUSCLE
It packs a 400 hp diesel out of a Ford F-350, a Dana 80 rear-end, and a
look and feel that would make Max Rockatansky feel right at home. This is
Mitch Allread's custom fabricated creation and it is, without a doubt, one
of the coolest things on the road today. This is a machine that transcends
the traditional hot rod formula by breaking down borders and setting its
Whereas most hot-rods are built by custom shops utilizing parts from mail
order catalogs, Mitch took a different approach and fabricated just about
everything on his ride by hand. Calling this a rat-rod would be an insult -
a work of art however... that'd be just fine.
Badass Diesel Turbo RAT ROD Pickup
It's not fast, it's not pretty, but it's FUN AS HELL... Rollin coal down
the highway towing his camper trailer, it's quite the sight to see! Take a
tour of Troy Gubser's turbo Diesel rat
rod pickup! This thing sure has character, and it's a blast to roll around
Footage from the Nebraska Diesel Show 2014