After reading a few pages of the Iconic Hot Rod discussion, I got to thinking about cars I deem "iconic," and, naturally, I started thinking about why I like them. The hot rods I love best all have one thing in common; they're intimidating. A well-crafted hot rod is threatening in its nature, but some stand out. They give off a stalwart vibe. I'm talking about the type of car that rolls up to the staging lane with the swagger of Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson, the most intimidating man of his time. He'd beat his opponent mercilessly and leave with the most desirable women in the crowd - wives, girlfriends, sisters and moms. I dig cars like that. There's something about the no-nonsense hot rods that aren't about playing nice. They look like it takes more balls to drive them. Two cars come to mind: One, the Swindler A (It was also named the Black Widow for a time). The Stone, Woods, and Cook Willys that was lighter and more of a handful than their previous campaigned Willys. And two, although the story is fictional, it captures my sentiment, and perhaps it's partly why I am drawn to the intimidators. Bob Falfa's 55 Chevy was a character itself, and it fit the part of the intimidator well. Milner recognizes this at the end of the film when he admits he was beaten. The 55 ends up in flames, overturned. A testament to the idea that it was a terror on the street - the threat was valid. So, I'd love to see a thread filled with pictures dedicated to the intimidating hot rods. I'm eager to see what you come up with.