Rat rods–you either love ’em or hate ’em.

Personally, we love them here at OnAllCylinders. Don’t get us wrong–we also love a stunning, show-quality street rod with a miles-deep custom finish…or a pristine, restored street machine or truck from the 1950s…or a resto-modded muscle car.

We love them all–including those charmingly ratty rat rods. They’re imperfect (like us)…they’re works in progress (like us)…they’re old and crusty (like some of us)…and they’re often done on an everyman’s budget. And behind all that rust and patina, they often feature some of the most creative hot rodding and ingenious details you’ll find. Valves as door hinges? Old license plates as door panels? Beer taps as shifter handles?

You gotta love it, don’t you?


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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.