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Christmas Parade: Leipersfork, TN

Christmas Parade: Leipersfork, TN

When I was a kid growing up in Iowa I had never heard of a Christmas Parade. I could not imagine wanting to go out in the cold winter air, stand around for hours to see a parade. Living in Southern California for many years introduced the concept to me and it made sense where […]

What are you working on? Rat Rod!

What are you working on? Rat Rod!

It is always interesting to hear what different readers are working on. We recently received an email and photos from Kevin Evans with a new twist on a man’s interest in cars and a good wife’s loving support. He gets a surprise 1931 Chevy sedan 4-door from his wife as a 30th birthday present and […]

Rat Rod Rumble 2012

Rat Rod Rumble 2012

We have a lot of viewers who absolutely love Rat Rods and we have really not given them much to look at for a long time. Here is a video we came across that may keep some of you entertained until we can get back and get some of our photos and videos up.

Cruisin The Coast 2012

Cruisin The Coast 2012

We have yet to make it to Cruisin the Coast but have it on our Bucket List. Next year it is a priority. Luckly, our friends Steve and Nancy Whitaker from Ankeny Iowa make it a regular on their schecule and always furnish us with some great photos. Here are some of my pics from their 2012 […]

Life of Riley Hot Rot

Life of Riley Hot Rot

We have done several article lately on hot rods and rat rods and it suddenly came to me that many of our readers may not have any memories of the birth of hot rodding. There was a time when hot rodders and motorcycle riders were all believed to be hoodlums and dangerous. Those hot rods […]

Rat Rods; the book

Rat Rods; the book

Our Rat Rod Feature Posts and Pages are some of the most popular on the site. Although we have never built or owned one they do fascinate us and someday there will likely be one in the collection. Until then we will continue to admire the imagination and building skills of the owners who construct […]

Checkers Rat Rod

Checkers Rat Rod

Rat Rods are like ice cream they come in all flavors and sizes. I find them to be of interest to a wide varitety of car guys. Some are little more than heaps of rust relying on gravity to keep the bodies attached to the frame. Others have a strong sense of humor and are […]

Rat Rod Update

Rat Rod Update

We recently added some new images to our Rat Rod pages. You should check them out. If you have any Rat Rod or Barn Find images you would like to share on this web site with our viewers please email them to rfleener@comcast.net. Thank you.

Project Cars Update

Project Cars Update

We have two Project Cars that have been getting neglected as of late. However, we are now back on both of them full speed and will have both on the road very soon. The first is our Gloriana Mustang. It is the 1967 Mustang that was featured in the Gloriana Music Video, How Far Do […]

Good Guys Nashville 2011

Good Guys Nashville 2011

We just returned from the first day of the 2011 Good Guys Show in Music City, Nashville! We have over 50 photos from the first day, Friday posted on our Show page. We will be posting many time that over the next few days. These are only the very first photos to give you just […]

$150,000 Rat Rod Camaro

$150,000 Rat Rod Camaro

There is no question that the Rat Rod craze is strong and well. The idea of pulling out an old car, purchasing some old parts at a swap meet and building a unique street rod is very appealing. The idea is to express yourself, build a cool car for little money and make people smile […]

Old School Customs

Old School Customs

If you like the old school rides including Rat Rods you aren’t alone. However, if you weren’t there when these cars were cutting edge and not “Old School” this is your chance! There is a book you need to purchase; Old School Customs by Alan Mayes and published by MotorBooks. The book retails for $35 […]

1969 Camaro RS/Z28 Barn Find

1969 Camaro RS/Z28 Barn Find

When was the last time you saw a 1969 Camaro RS/Z28 in this shape? How about in a Major Car Show? When we first saw this car at the 2010 Forge Muscle Car Show we knew we had to get some photos. After all this is one rare Camaro. It is a 1969 RS/Z28 with […]

Help us Build a Rat Rod! (not a barn find; it came out of a pasture)

Help us Build a Rat Rod! (not a barn find; it came out of a pasture)

Could this become a Rat Rod? If you are a regular visitor to our site you have probably guessed that we are partial to Muscle Cars but really like everything with 4 wheels. We own and drive: a Corvette ZO6, the first production 1969 Ford Talladega ever built, a 1965 Thunderbird Convertible, a 1959 El […]

Rat Rod Photos

Rat Rod Photos

By: Richard Fleener Rat Rods continue to grow in popularity. They range from old beater 50’s machines in a combination of primer and rust to miscellaneous parts scavenged from a junk yard to make a vehicle for cheap. Others are highly engineered and mechanically advanced with suade paint jobs. Still others are pure rust buckets […]

Paul Tracy Rat Rod Update

Paul Tracy Rat Rod Update

Indy Car Racer Paul Tracy continues to update is Radical Rat Rod. You can see the most recent modifications by simply Clicking Here. If you think PT hasn’t got some other toys to play with outside of the race cars, think again. How about this?

Like Rat Rods?

Like Rat Rods?

If you like Rat Rods we just added another Rat Rod in our Feature Car page as well as added an entirely new Rat Rod Page for nothing but Rat Rods. Check them out. The Rat Rod Page will be updated every time we find some new Rat Rods we like. We still have a […]

Indy 500 Driver Owns Rat Rod!

Indy 500 Driver Owns Rat Rod!

When you tune into the Indy 500 this weekend and see all those beautiful race cars going around the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway remember that at least one of these guys is a real car guy; not just a racer. Paul Tracy (PT) is a car guy and a real racer. If you live in […]