The term Hot Rods refers to old classic cars that have been enhanced or modified for more power and speed. They are usually older American cars with large engines and are popular amongst car lovers and have been around since the 1920s until today.
The actual meaning of “Hot Rod” is disputed, as some believe the name refers to a car that has been stolen or the actual replacing/modification of the engine’s camshaft. Hot rods were extremely popular in the days of greasers and continue to be popular in modern times. These types of cars are not only loved by Americans as they are widely popular in many countries around the world. The hot rod culture is diligent on keeping the classics alive being involved with car clubs, shows, and even racing.
There are several magazines, websites, and forums dedicated to these cars and have a very large following that isn’t slowing down anytime soon.