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A fad that began shortly after WWII, Hot Rods were cool, low and modified for speed. See photos and learn more about the Elvis Car, the California Kid, the Silver Bullet and others.

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The ZZ Top Eliminator: Profile of a Hot Rod

Billy F. Gibbons had a 1933 Ford restored into what became known as the Eliminator coupe. It was made famous from its appearance in several ZZ Top's music videos. Learn more about the ZZ Top Eliminator and other hot rods.


Hot Rod Pictures

Hot Rod Pictures

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Muroc Roadsters: Profile of a Hot Rod

Muroc Roadsters: Profile of a Hot Rod

In 2001, Jerry Kugel introduced his line of full-fendered and fenderless Muroc roadsters. Learn more about Muroc roadsters and other hot rods. See more »

Ritzow Deuce: Profile of a Hot Rod

Ritzow Deuce: Profile of a Hot Rod

Roger Ritzow commissioned Troy Trepanier to build his Ritzow Deuce roadster. Learn more about the Ritzow Deuce and other hot rods. See more »

Rod Riguez: Profile of a Hot Rod

Rod Riguez: Profile of a Hot Rod

The 'Rod'riguez is a Japanese hot rod. Learn more about the 'Rod'riguez and other hot rods. See more »

50th Anniversary Hot Rod: Profile of a Hot Rod

50th Anniversary Hot Rod: Profile of a Hot Rod

This hot rod was built to celebrate Hot Rod Magazine's 50th Anniversary. Learn more about the 50th Anniversary Hot Rod and other hot rods. See more »

The So-Cal Roadster: Profile of a Hot Rod

The So-Cal Roadster: Profile of a Hot Rod

So-Cal Roadsters are flagship cars for the various So-Cal Speed Shop locations. Learn more about the So-Cal Roadster and other hot rods. See more »

Jimmy Shines 34 Pickup: Profile of a Hot Rod

Jimmy Shines 34 Pickup: Profile of a Hot Rod

Jimmy "Shine" Falschlehner combined old parts with this unfinished '34 Ford pickup. Learn more about Jimmy Shine's '34 Pickup and other hot rods. See more »

Bud Bryan 29 Roadster: Profile of a Hot Rod

Bud Bryan 29 Roadster: Profile of a Hot Rod

In 1968, the Bud Bryan '29 Roadster was one of the first nostalgia-styled hot rods built on vintage components. Learn more about this hot rod. See more »

The California Kid: Profile of a Hot Rod

The California Kid: Profile of a Hot Rod

The California Kid hot rod was featured in a movie of the same name in 1973. See photos of the hot rod and learn more about its creation. See more »

Jakes Coupe: Profile of a Hot Rod

Jakes Coupe: Profile of a Hot Rod

Because of its great style and craftsmanship, Jake's Coupe is considered one of the best hot rods ever built. Learn more about this 1973 hot rod. See more »