Hot rodders and gearheads are a particular bunch. We all have our likes and dislikes, whether they are rooted in certain eras of cars, styles of cars, or even specific performance elements, we all have an opinion. There are guys out there that would never understand the appeal of a straight axle equipped Nova or Falcon at the drags. There’s another element that would never get the reasons someone would take all the time and effort to modify a 1969 Camaro to burn corners.
Somewhere in the middle lives guys like Chad and I who think that there is no good reason a hot rod you are building should not be evil, mean, loud, and gnarly. Buford, our Caprice is being constructed to be good on the strip but to also be capable of tearing the hearts our of autocrossers who were swalloed whole by the big Chevy!
The rat rod guys hate paint and the average street rod owner paid a bundle to have his soaked in color. All this being said, it certainly begs that a BangShifty question would be asked:
What’s the one element your personal hot rod has to have? Fast, Low, Massive Horsepower, or something else?