Hot Rods As They Were
and Sedans, Roadsters, Modifies, Streamliners - The evolutions of hot
rods. Hot Rods were dual purpose vehicles. They furnished daily
transportation for the owner, and were readily available for racing on
the streets or at the dry lakes time trials.
actual hot rod era peaked in the 1940's and disappeared in the 1950's.
Hot rods disappeared because the rodders abandoned their dual purpose
hot rods and progressed on to rods designed for drag, track or lakes
racing, or for show display.