View Full Version : Let's see some pics of the meanest, baddest looking rods ever


StratoStreaker
01-25-2006, 12:34 PM
Let's see the meanest of the mean.

flatheadpete
01-25-2006, 12:55 PM
This?

Bigcheese327
01-25-2006, 01:06 PM
Loudpedal's car and Jimmy White's car. It doesn't get any badder than a Model A coupe.

Although I don't think I'd mess with this either...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v485/conwi1wd/corvair_gasser.jpg

FordF1
01-25-2006, 01:14 PM
This one has my vote.

brandon
01-25-2006, 02:16 PM
I'll Butcher The Last Name......but Most Probably Know What I'm Talking About......guy Rothinsomething 's 33/34 Coupe From California .....think Orange Highboy With Big Windows And Spindle Mounts...and Bunch Of Blown Early Hemi......it Probably Close To 20 Years Old....but Still Stands Out In My Head.....bitchin......theres A Guy On Here That Has A Green Version .....lillard's Is Pretty Damn Bitchin Too.......or It That "bad To The Bone" .......brandon

fur biscuit
01-25-2006, 02:19 PM
this one...

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f285/furbiscuit/DSC02676.jpg

Clark
01-25-2006, 02:27 PM
Deaths doorstep has to be at the top of the list!
Clark

telecaster_6
01-25-2006, 02:29 PM
Anyone have a pic of a 32 sedan, i believe its called "Pure Evil". Blown big block, full cage, black w/flames.
??????

Thirdyfivepickup
01-25-2006, 02:37 PM
Deaths doorstep has to be at the top of the list!
Clark

zactly!!! This is one I stole from somewhere. Lots of engine... little car

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/Thirdyfivepickup/gab02-vi.jpg

raffman
01-25-2006, 03:00 PM
Nuff Said

Just Gary
01-25-2006, 03:02 PM
1. Mooneyham/Sharpe 554 blown hemi fuel coupe
2. Guy Ruchonet's blown, hemi '34
3. Anything built by Tom Prufer

Larry T
01-25-2006, 03:27 PM
I don't have a picture handy, but what about Cole Cutlers Ford powered 33/34 coupe? It's along the lines of the 34 of Guy Ruchonet's car, 'cept black with flames.
Boyce Asquith's roadster wasn't to slouchy either.

colorado51
01-25-2006, 03:56 PM
Let's see the meanest of the mean.

Maybe?

Just a few local cars.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v159/rockahula/Misc/IMG_0777.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v159/rockahula/Misc/IMG_0379.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v159/rockahula/Misc/IMG_0372.jpg

Lucky Strike
01-25-2006, 07:35 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v159/rockahula/Misc/IMG_0372.jpg[/QUOTE]

You nailed it! That bug eyed little yellow devel is totally BADDD ASSSSS ;-)

Actually, I'm only half kidding. I had a spridget once and loved that thing to death. Was iffy on buying it, but the guy poped the hood and the sight of the two side carbs with pan cake filters just looked too cool to pass up.

Badfella
01-25-2006, 07:49 PM
My old rpu, currently living in Maui.

nor cal nic
01-25-2006, 07:52 PM
this is one of my favorites...
nic
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/nor_cal_nic/th_i315700sm01.jpg (http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/nor_cal_nic/i315700sm01.jpg)

ProEnfo
01-25-2006, 07:58 PM
zactly!!! This is one I stole from somewhere. Lots of engine... little car

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/Thirdyfivepickup/gab02-vi.jpg

Can't imagine where :D :D :D :D .. Gabby Bleeker

CC

McGrath
01-25-2006, 08:03 PM
"Dawson's Demon"

brandon
01-25-2006, 08:21 PM
I don't have a picture handy, but what about Cole Cutlers Ford powered 33/34 coupe? It's along the lines of the 34 of Guy Ruchonet's car, 'cept black with flames.
Boyce Asquith's roadster wasn't to slouchy either.


NOTHING OTHER THAN HEMI AND CAMMER SAYS BAD LIKE A BOSS 429 .....BOYCE'S YELLOW ROADSTER WAS A BAD MUTHA IN THE DAY........BRANDON

Squablow
01-25-2006, 08:23 PM
PPE is the scariest looking rod I've ever seen, although I don't have a pic. I read the R&C article on that one probably 100 times until that issue fell apart. I like it.

jalopy43
01-25-2006, 08:26 PM
I'll cast a vote for Death's Doorstep!!:DSparkxxx

bills model a
01-25-2006, 08:32 PM
I'll cast a vote for Death's Doorstep!!:DSparkxxx


Ill second

jalopy43
01-25-2006, 08:37 PM
********************

Crease
01-25-2006, 08:43 PM
The Flyrite '33 hands down the most evil lookin rod ever.

Jim Marlett
01-25-2006, 09:02 PM
"Dawson's Demon"
I'll second that! Is it still running?

Graffiti32
01-25-2006, 09:13 PM
Almost any car at the Hunnert!! But I really like this one

beatnik
01-25-2006, 09:14 PM
Let's see the meanest of the mean.
Ok, since were having cabin Fever.

beatnik
01-25-2006, 09:14 PM
More

beatnik
01-25-2006, 09:15 PM
Last ones

demonspeed
01-25-2006, 09:18 PM
Im with raffman on this. Any black '55 chevy. (especially the one from 2 lane blacktop/Am. Graffitti). They're badass without even trying. end of discussion.

Muttley
01-25-2006, 09:24 PM
john Ford man's old coupe:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v337/muttley30/Taylors.jpg

Some guy in Nevada bought it and put in one of the worst roof inserts in the history of Hot Rodding in it.:(

**MCQUEEN**
01-25-2006, 09:25 PM
Imho:d

KING CHASSIS
01-25-2006, 09:29 PM
I'll second that! Is it still running?
dont know of its current state, but about 3 months ago i looked at its burned and ruff body sitting out side of a shop in ILL. Dont know if it has been re bodied, but just seeing it laying there( Dawsons Demon) was sad. I have a pic. on my phone but dont know how to move it

Clark
01-25-2006, 09:52 PM
mean and nasty

LaGrasta
01-25-2006, 10:05 PM
This was the first car that came to mind, so here it is. I saw it as Paso 2 years ago and although it may be a bit on teh gold chainer side, I was blown away by how creative and clever it was. Everything that looks like wood... is. The dash and doors must have taken a million years to fit and finish correctly. The bed is unreal. If I had to say anything bad, it would be the off the shelf vette lights.

JamesG
01-25-2006, 10:05 PM
Deez juan.

Gator
01-25-2006, 10:14 PM
********************

Tell us some more about this picture Sparky!

Mootz
01-25-2006, 10:19 PM
Not really my style, nor traditional, but it makes me smile...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/Mootree/ds31fordmaz6.jpg

Mootz

Jim Marlett
01-25-2006, 10:22 PM
dont know of its current state, but about 3 months ago i looked at its burned and ruff body sitting out side of a shop in ILL. Dont know if it has been re bodied, but just seeing it laying there( Dawsons Demon) was sad. I have a pic. on my phone but dont know how to move it
I'd forgotten about that. In fact I still can't remember what happened except that it died. That thing could sure rotate the earth.

jalopyshots
01-25-2006, 10:42 PM
this is my take on "mean looking"

http://jalopyshots.dynamitedave.com/img_3026.jpg

http://jalopyshots.dynamitedave.com/img_3075.jpg

http://jalopyshots.dynamitedave.com/img_3076.jpg


If this drove up behind you, you'd be scared.

http://jalopyshots.dynamitedave.com/img_3052.jpg


This car is just bad ass looking

http://jalopyshots.dynamitedave.com/img_3040.jpg

http://jalopyshots.dynamitedave.com/img_3050.jpg

new2u
01-25-2006, 10:44 PM
i remember this Blown 34 Ford with a Hemi in hot rod and saved it for years, but it's gotten away. One of the baddest cars ever. This is one of MY favorite cars ever:
http://hotrodders.com/journal_photos/00014541/10957920830.jpg

So are there any cars here that can go to HRA's "show cars" section?

T-Bone
01-25-2006, 10:56 PM
http://jalopyshots.dynamitedave.com/img_3052.jpg


Is that the car Ray Charles built?

I like this one:

Badfella
01-26-2006, 01:37 AM
[QUOTE=T-Bone]Is that the car Ray Charles built?

No, but it won "Best of show" at the Mooneyes X-Mas party:)

k-member
01-26-2006, 02:41 AM
Here's my pick...meanest,baddest ect...

CheatersPete
01-26-2006, 02:50 AM
This?? :-).......... http://www.rods-customs.com/forum/images/smiles/Pack-250/puke.gif

http://www.uk-hotrods.co.uk/garage_scene_stuff/french_fred/C4-010.jpg



BUT
Seriously:
http://www.thecheatersgang.com/images/siteweb/A-bombers/AB%20020.jpg

HotrodBoy
01-26-2006, 03:19 AM
This was the first car that came to mind, so here it is. I saw it as Paso 2 years ago and although it may be a bit on teh gold chainer side, I was blown away by how creative and clever it was. Everything that looks like wood... is. The dash and doors must have taken a million years to fit and finish correctly. The bed is unreal. If I had to say anything bad, it would be the off the shelf vette lights.That wicked pickup is called the Tubester as in made from lotsa tubing its build up was featuered over a number of issues if Streetrodder magazine a few years back now.

Paul
01-26-2006, 07:31 AM
how can you nail it down to just one?
there were- ARE so many awsome machines it's impossible to choose

http://www.standard1320.com/Pellegrini/Pel4M5.jpg

dixiedog
01-26-2006, 07:57 AM
Cant believe no one brought up the PPE. And my other favorite

Thirdyfivepickup
01-26-2006, 08:14 AM
If this drove up behind you, you'd be scared.

http://jalopyshots.dynamitedave.com/img_3052.jpg



No, I'd probably crash from laughing too hard...:rolleyes:

Its kinda like a cross between Mad Max and a pile of vomit.

Here are two more I stole... this one just looks mean....
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/Thirdyfivepickup/scan.jpg

Then there is 'Big Al"
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/Thirdyfivepickup/bigaal12jpeg_copy.jpg

StratoStreaker
01-26-2006, 08:44 AM
this is one of my favorites...
nic
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/nor_cal_nic/th_i315700sm01.jpg (http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/nor_cal_nic/i315700sm01.jpg)


Is that ribbed for your pleasure?

hog mtn dave
01-26-2006, 10:22 AM
I'd forgotten about that. In fact I still can't remember what happened except that it died. That thing could sure rotate the earth.

A few years ago the 392 gave up in a ball of fire at Wentzville. The crank was dragging the ground when it was pulled out of the trees. Rex Stevens didn't get hurt bad but did suffer some minor burns, I think from grabbing the hot door handle to get out of the car. From what I understand it was the same block Jerry Dawson had been running for many years. That was one bad ass hot rod. Steel body, working doors, left hand steer and a blown hemi on nitro. I believe Rex still runs a version of the speed sport roadster.

There used to be some pictures of the last pass on the net but I can't find them. It was one hell of a fireball.

txgreaser
01-26-2006, 10:25 AM
This one has my vote.

I second that...

fur biscuit
01-26-2006, 11:16 AM
I can't remember for the life of me who owns the straight axled stingray (i think it is in soCal) but that car should be on here too.

Mad-Lad
01-26-2006, 12:04 PM
This car!

Jim Marlett
01-26-2006, 12:13 PM
Here's my pick...meanest,baddest ect...
OK. I'm with you on this one too.

Jim Marlett
01-26-2006, 12:19 PM
From what I understand it was the same block Jerry Dawson had been running for many years.
That was my understanding as well, but I was never sure I heard it right. If so, that is amazing longevity for a nitro motor.

Animal
01-26-2006, 03:16 PM
Here are some cool (hot) rods...

50Fraud
01-26-2006, 04:43 PM
I offer this to remind you whippersnappers where badass came from, and also to illustrate that meanest/baddest can be shiny as well as ratty and rusty.

I tried to find a picture of Jack Chrisman's A sedan to post too, but couldn't find one. Without a picture, just imagine the car represented by Chrisman -- competition -- flathead -- fuel -- sedan.

It's interesting that Model A's dominate the cars listed in this thread. Must be the sun visor.

kxmotox247
01-26-2006, 05:03 PM
This is the Lil' Screamer which is being restored locally. I love this picture.

adjustablejohnsons
01-26-2006, 07:29 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v159/rockahula/Misc/IMG_0372.jpg

You nailed it! That bug eyed little yellow devel is totally BADDD ASSSSS ;-)

Actually, I'm only half kidding. I had a spridget once and loved that thing to death. Was iffy on buying it, but the guy poped the hood and the sight of the two side carbs with pan cake filters just looked too cool to pass up.[/quote]

That little yellow car is a Crosley Hot Shot. Made in USA.

53chieftian
01-26-2006, 08:07 PM
I gotta throw in the "company car" just for grins!

AnimalAin
01-26-2006, 10:18 PM
This one was the baddest street roadster in the country for most of the '60s. Won its class at the WinterNationals six year in a row, in addition to a bunch of records and other wins. Saw this car race the very first time I went to the drags (Lions) and have been messed up ever since.

Tetanus Shot
01-26-2006, 10:44 PM
another vote for Death's Doorstep

but this one comes to mind too

Bigcheese327
01-27-2006, 07:11 AM
It's interesting that Model A's dominate the cars listed in this thread. Must be the sun visor.

I think it is, it looks like a furrowed brow.

See example...

AZAV8
01-27-2006, 07:21 AM
This one was the baddest street roadster in the country for most of the '60s. Won its class at the WinterNationals six year in a row, in addition to a bunch of records and other wins. Saw this car race the very first time I went to the drags (Lions) and have been messed up ever since.
And to think this car isn't even a FORD. The body is a '28 Chevy. Yeah, it surprised me too when I read that back in the '60's. I loved it because it was powered by a blown Olds. I wanted one too.

286merc
01-27-2006, 09:58 AM
At first glance this looks cute. Then you notice the tube frame, 502 BBC, etc.

Bigcheese327
01-27-2006, 10:10 AM
At first glance this looks cute. Then you notice the tube frame, 502 BBC, etc.

I'd be more impressed if they'd made it look like a restored stocker on the outside and kept the induction under the hood. Sleeeeper.

35WINDOW
01-27-2006, 11:47 AM
Here's one of my favorites (I know it's not prhttp://www.geocities.com/chevadoracing/SS_4-68.jpge '49)-

TheFrenZ
01-27-2006, 12:12 PM
http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/8120/plymouthcoupeii1uv.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Super cool Plymouth Coupe built by a Hamber.Don't remember the screen name in the moment.

blown49
01-27-2006, 01:18 PM
I'll second that! Is it still running?

Hey Jim is/was this it? (Not a very good pic)

http://www.angelfire.com/mo/DecentD/index.html

Goober
01-27-2006, 01:26 PM
Let's see the meanest of the mean.

Doesn't get any meaner than this Crosley ...
http://www.highperformancecars.com/crosley/powered_by.jpg

Jim Marlett
01-27-2006, 02:36 PM
Hey Jim is/was this it? (Not a very good pic)

http://www.angelfire.com/mo/DecentD/index.html
Yes indeed. That's the one.

nor cal nic
01-27-2006, 02:45 PM
Is that ribbed for your pleasure?
ok, touche'... i deserve that for bein' a smart ass...but for reals, rods to me are like a Rorschach test... i've stood with friends checking at cars and we all see something different. as for mean and bad i like the one with the truck wheels that a kid in the california central coast built... it went back and forth across the country and now is, i think, owned by the gas monkey crew in texas...
nic

colorado51
01-27-2006, 02:52 PM
Let's see the meanest of the mean.

Just ran across these pics from a few years ago. Its gotta be one of the coolest looking pro-mods around.



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v159/rockahula/Misc/Pic034.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v159/rockahula/Misc/Pic041.jpg

63CadGuy
01-27-2006, 02:57 PM
http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/8120/plymouthcoupeii1uv.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Super cool Plymouth Coupe built by a Hamber.Don't remember the screen name in the moment.
I like this one too!!!

63CadGuy
01-27-2006, 02:59 PM
Deaths doorstep has to be at the top of the list!
Clark
Can someone post a picture of this car as I'm not sure which one it is and want to see it.

hog mtn dave
01-27-2006, 03:05 PM
Draglist.com shows the Demon at 6.73 211 mph. He may have gone faster. And remember, that's a steel bodied coupe.:eek:

graverobber63
01-27-2006, 03:18 PM
a few more... some later models

graverobber63
01-27-2006, 03:28 PM
http://www.mts.net/~red67/struksnes_blown.jpg

http://www.mts.net/~red67/wheelstanding_fiat.jpg

http://www.mts.net/~red67/thrushmobile.jpg

http://www.mts.net/~red67/fiat.jpg

graverobber63
01-27-2006, 03:28 PM
http://www.mts.net/~red67/altered2.jpg

http://www.mts.net/~red67/jag2.jpg

http://www.mts.net/~57ford/struksnes_altered.jpg

Monkey
01-27-2006, 03:31 PM
Hey HMD, Isn't this your car? I was totally impressed with it at the HAMB drags! Totally wicked!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/Monkey41/Random%20Pics/DSC06597.jpg

This has got to be one of the baddest around! For an old hot rod race car that is...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/Monkey41/Random%20Pics/0Nanook-vi.jpg

I always thought this was the coolest picture. Don't know where it is or who's car it is, but it just looks EVIL!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/Monkey41/Random%20Pics/657055-2920ford20rat20rod20pic2C20a.jpg

monkey

blown49
01-27-2006, 04:10 PM
Can't forget the guy that prolly most contributed to the end of the gasser era. From 4-door Prefect to Willys to Mustang (gasp) to "Funny looking cars"

George is still alive running his speed shop in Dayton, Ohio and building 6 cyl. motors for the Indy Lite Series.

Comet
01-27-2006, 04:14 PM
For me, mean is all about attitude. Unless it's a drag car, then no fancy paint, or light colors. Original patina, no paint, rust, or flat colors only please. Also, a heavy chop almost always speaks "mean" to me (again drag cars can be an exception). Unfinished often times says mean to me. And of couse the engine (which is why drag cars can be mean but not have other features of mean). That being said, I think this one has been mean to me:D

triplexkustoms
01-27-2006, 04:48 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v216/smashomatic/29Av8.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v216/smashomatic/badassT.jpg

Fry
01-27-2006, 06:23 PM
heres some I like

poncho
01-27-2006, 08:08 PM
love this one...evilford coupe
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v151/ponchosafari/evilfordcoupe.jpg

junkmonger
01-27-2006, 09:51 PM
Man that thing is so bad, it levitates! It's got my vote.:D


This has got to be one of the baddest around! For an old hot rod race car that is...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/Monkey41/Random%20Pics/0Nanook-vi.jpg
monkey

50Fraud
01-27-2006, 10:12 PM
Man that thing is so bad, it levitates! It's got my vote.:D

That IS a cool picture. Seems to me that there's a similar shot of the Mondello/Matsubara Topolino, with everything off the ground except one edge of one tire. Anyone have it?

rustyparts
01-28-2006, 01:39 AM
Here's some.

DIRTYDAG
01-28-2006, 02:59 AM
The PURPLE PEOPLE EATER has my vote...that sumbitch looks mean and nasty...I messed myself when i first saw that thing..I was like :eek: and shit.It was bad!

DIRTYDAG
01-28-2006, 03:07 AM
Man that thing is so bad, it levitates! It's got my vote.:D
ya i like that one too...I saw Pure Hell one wheel it half track at bakersfield..friggan nuts! someone had a pic of it...might have been goodguys mag

HotrodBoy
01-28-2006, 05:13 AM
ya i like that one too...I saw Pure Hell one wheel it half track at bakersfield..friggan nuts! someone had a pic of it...might have been goodguys magTHAT fuel altered thats airbourne is Nanook, guys look close at the side and grille shell.

junkmonger
01-28-2006, 08:21 AM
Actually, the picture of it is named Nanook too. It has BAD written all over it!

THAT fuel altered thats airbourne is Nanook, guys look close at the side and grille shell.

slayer
01-28-2006, 04:19 PM
This one rules.

johnnykck
01-28-2006, 05:32 PM
this one...

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f285/furbiscuit/DSC02676.jpg
Yeah this one get's my vote! It belongs to a guy named Scotty, he's a local here in the California Bay area, I believe he's from south san francisco or there abouts. I see this car at car shows all over California, he drives this thing all overthe place!

Roadsters.com
01-28-2006, 08:34 PM
http://www.roadsters.com/boyce_768x434.jpg

Here's Boyce Asquith's '32 highboy in street trim, with the windshield on and the roll cage, wheelie bars, and chute removed.

Sherm Porter took this picture, and the background was cleaned up earlier this week by Greg Spradlin.

http://www.roadsters.com/boyce.jpg

Here it is at the strip.

Boyce's car is described on http://www.roadsters.com/deuce/

Dave
http://www.roadsters.com/

2-TONED
01-29-2006, 01:55 PM
http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/9010/ark4868zv.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

MEAN & NASTY!!!
DONT KNOW WHOS IT IS BUT ID LIKE TO DRIVE IT TO WORK EVERYDAY!!! ;)

johnny bondo
01-29-2006, 04:13 PM
bad news from the burbank choppers gets my vote anyday of the week. everything on that car is done right.

Merlin
01-29-2006, 04:29 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v323/SgtShultz/Misc%20car%20pics/stonewoodscook.jpg

FEDSLED
01-29-2006, 04:31 PM
Can't foget about mighty MIKE BOYD and the "WINGED EXPRESS".
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v484/fedsled/wingedexpresschrr14.jpg