When I think about the Hot Rods, I always think about the kid who has the need for speed but no money. The cheapest thing he could do was to use the old T or Model A that he could get for almost nothing and drop in the biggest engine out of an old junk car and go from there. As they were able to afford it, they would spend a few $ to upgrade. Sometimes if they had the knowhow they would build what they needed and if it worked well, start selling what they built to other hotrodders. That's what Ed Iskenderian and Vick Edelbrock. To me, that's what I think of when I think of hotrodders.
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