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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rustyford40, May 10, 2008.

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  1. rustyford40
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    A local club is having a show. They want only hot rods, so their ad reads "NO STREET RODS". I thought they were the same. Aren't street rods and hot rods the same thing? What do you think?
     
  2. simplyMyself
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    Could be they are looking for the traditional rods and not the billet queens that try and show up.
     
  3. HotRod_Joe
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    Not the same thing. Alot of people who aren't very knowledgeable think they are. A street rod is more, for lack of a better term, flashy. You know, expensive paint jobs, alot of billet, etc. They've also got a lot of modern stuff for comfort. Big cushy seats, A/C, radios, power steering, power windows, power locks, etc.

    Basicaly, they're a modern car with an old body style.
     
  4. I second HotRod Joe.
     
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  5. Stizzealth
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    Which local club is this? I'd like to attend.
     
  6. skajaquada
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    you've been here 6 months and you have to even ask that???? holy shit man. please say you're trying to be funny because if you're serious, you really need to re-evaluate your hot rod paradigm...
     
  7. Dreddybear
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    Heh...
     
  8. rustyford40
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    Its the Alterboys its in Natick later this summer. It was posted on the H.A.M.B. last week.
     
  9. simplyMyself
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    Good point! Build it to drive it and drive it as much as you can. That is how I do...

    Street Rods are trailer queens and sun shine only gleemers.
     
  10. Here's how this will probably play out. Flamethrowers will be deployed. Popcorn will be eaten. Bunnies will appear wearing pancakes. Some one will say, "A street rod has a small block Chevy in the front and a can of wax in the back. A hot rod has a flathead in the front and a tool box in the back." They will attribute this to Vic Edelbrock or Don Garlits, or some pioneer. More flaming and finally thread closure by a mod.
     
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    A fat kid in a basket is the new bunny wearing a pancake!
     

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  12. rustyford40
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    I've been in hot rodding since the 50's, and been a member of a street rod club since the 70's; I actually thought we were all hot rods. That's whty I asked the question. Lets see what others think.
     
  13. Mazooma1
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    hot rods: built for the purpose speed and performance, a hot rod is one that is assembled from parts and with the styling of a certain period.

    street rod: built for more comfort, with less emphasis on speed, most street rods are built with mass produced parts, much of which are not of original materials such as steel, now replaced with fiberglass. The sudden appearance of "cry baby" dolls, fanny packs, body odor replaced with the scent of expensive after-shave, and communicating with words such as; "market share", "hedge fund", "all things considered", and "bottom line" are all dead give-aways that you are in the close proximity of a "street rod"
    Also, be on the lookout for anyone who thinks that George Barris is related to Chuck Barris

    Some hot rods which look very traditional, but a made with bodies of fiberglass may or may not be considered a hot rod by all....but, thats a thread for another day and would require much popcorn, beer and would eventually lead to some sort of mayhem, chaos, the over use of words unbecoming to a group such as ours :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  14. Stizzealth
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    I think the catchphrase commonly bandied around goes as follows:

    Street rodders call themselves hot rodders.
    Hot rodders DON'T call themselves street rodders.
     

  15. yes and no. the term "street rod" was coined by 'STREET RODDER' magazine in the early 70's. the thought was that the term "hot rod" or "hot rodder" had a bad reputation and they wanted to change the image of the hot rodder to a more positive one. so for years they were one in the same. recently, with the popularity of the traditional "hot rod" rising to the top and people have to label everything, so, the two terms have been separated.

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  16. not if you just answer the question. like we use to do around here.
     
  17. ^^^ Great explanation, rather than telling the guy he's a moron.
     
  18. 2002p51
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    Street Rod:

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    Hot Rod:

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  19. t-vicky
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    To me a Hot Rod looks just as good without fenders as it does with them.
     
  20. rustyford40
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    Alterboys show is sep 20.
     
  21. JimA
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    Actually- they were calling nicer cars "Street Rods" in the 1950's- on the street and in print in the magazines.
     
  22. Zombie Hot Rod
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    This is a good show. You should go either way.
     
  23. Why try to define it, I guess to see who's D--K is the biggest. I think there are nice cars in both so called classes as well as junk. Same with people, there are good folks in both and also jerks. Has been that way since I can remember! I don't like the crybaby craze either, but I don't hold it against someone, see some stupid stuff with the so called traditional cars too.
     
  24. 31whitey
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    gotta agree with JIM A

    dont want to define either

    just saying term was NOT a street rodder magazine original

    FEB 1958[​IMG]
     
  25. hollywood 423
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    As has often been said on here, a street rod has a chevy in front and a can of wax in the back. A hot rod has a flathead in front and a toolbox in the back..
     
  26. if its got a license plate its a street rod;)
     
  27. rustyford40
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    The last time I looked at HOT ROD magazine it had no hot rods in it.
     
  28. DrJ
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    That's why Henry Gregor Felsen, author of "HOT ROD" was able to "steal" the title for another book titled "STREET ROD" back in the early 50's... :rolleyes:


    A STREET ROD IS ANY HOTROD THAT has a license plate on the back and IS registered and DRIVEN ON THE STREET.

    A HOT ROD that is not also a Street rod is one that isn't legal to drive on the street and IS therefore A TRAILER QUEEN and hauled to race tracks by another vehicle.

    ETA: Some of you guys type faster than I do... :cool:
     
  29. rustyford40
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    This one will get them going.
     
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