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How did the term Hot Rod

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Backpacker, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. Mazooma1
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    the only honest answer is:
    nobody knows for sure
    --------------------------------------------

    who had the first to paint flames on a car?
    nobody know for sure

    etc., etc., etc...........................
     
  2. birdman42
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    I don'tknow for sure were it started.I am just glad we we have them.I just hope we get to keep them.
     
  3. chaddilac
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    You're thinking of Nimrod Larry!!! :D
     
  4. afaulk
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    It was the only dealership in that small town, just guessing.......
     
  5. Iceberg460
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    Don't know about god, but Jesus for sure was a Mopar man...

    Says right there in the Bible that he walked everywhere...
     
  6. MATACONCEPTS
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    Man, I forgot when it was that I coined the term. It was so long ago.
     
  7. CurbFeeler, That's the most logical answer I've seen.
     
  8. Chrystler?
     
  9. traffic61
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    Perhaps...
     

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  10. Mr48chev
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    Thanks guys for all the good laughs on the past two pages. It's been a rough week for me and I really needed a few good laughs.
     
  11. LSR 2909
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    Couldn't agree more Mazooma
     

  12. ahhhaaahaaahaaahaaaa ..........:D:D:D that was good right there !!!!!
     
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  13. 51 Leadsled
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    I thought it was beacuse they were known to transport stolen fishing poles!
     
  14. John T Conover
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    Raymond Chandler used the term in the mid '30s. It meant a guy with a gun. Since 'gow' and 'soup' originated in crime fiction 'hot rod' probably did too.
     

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  15. aussie oldie
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    Iceberg wins. I'm still giggling.
     
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  16. Hotweel
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    I forget but it was either Gene Simmons or Al Gore.
     
  17. bgbdlinc
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    I think you're all off base.....I thought it had to do with a male's primitive reaction in the front of his pants when a cool car rumbled by....
     
  18. Rickybop
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    "How did the term hot rod start?"

    "It's in the Bible...do a search."

    "Well there is some reference to hot rodding in the Bible...In Genesis it says that God drove Adam and Eve out of the garden of Eden in his Fury......."

    "So your telling me God was a MOPAR man?"

    "Don't know about God, but Jesus for sure was a Mopar man...says right there in the Bible that he walked everywhere."

    "Chrystler?"

    Hilarious...lol!
     
  19. Cerberus
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    Just maybe.... when cam shaft technology improved and was designed to produce more horse power, back in the day, it was called a "hot rod," which became the name of the type of car it was installed in.
     
  20. You asked for it ;)
    [​IMG]
     
  21. Steves32
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    Well- yea.
    I read somewhere that on the 7th day, God created the Hemi. ;)
     
  22. falcongeorge
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    Naw, that was a sixties Mopar...:D Crap too late...
     
  23. krooser
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    Hot rods were popular back in the days of Moses... like when he parted the Red Sea and called the new land Bonneville...
     
  24. SuRfAcE_RuSt
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    haha
     
  25. Imagine me trying to explain the term in my country, I believe the name comes from the changes that are made to an engine to improve its performance, which increase your HP and the interior hot...
     
  26. Gotgas
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    Jesus was certainly a Mopar man. He instructed to heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, and drive out Demons. He musta liked A bodies.
     

  27. I agree. But the sad part is I had to read it twice ‘cause I didn’t get it the first time.


    But seriously I think I heard the first time the term was published was in Life magazine just after WWII. Also it’s not used in any of the 12 issues of Throttle magazine that was published in 1942.
     
  28. kye
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    LOL
    kye
     
  29. Careful damnit! You'll put yer eye out!
     

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