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hot rod

a car with an engine that has been radically modified to produce increased power
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The hot-rodders' critiques of cultural conformity and the low riders' transformation of their cars into escape vehicles makes for a spirited dialogue with contemporary artists' celebrations of the car.
The Ford Model A (also colloquially called the A-Model Ford, the A or A-bone among hot-rodders and customizers) was the second successful vehicle model for the Ford Motor Co., after its predecessor, the Model T.
Now, the road narrowed a few miles from the bridge, where the hot-rodders had to slow down as they pulled up behind a tractor.
Willamette Street hasn't attracted this much controversy since the town fathers tried to curtail hot-rodders' weekend habit of "dragging the gut" in the 1960s.
Virtually Proustian in their search for lost time, these poems recall an early life spent in Catholic school in the 1950s, immersed in the cultural moment of doo-wop, Brylcreem, American Bandstand, crew cuts, Elvis, and hot-rodders.
Haunches flare at the rear of the Elmiraj (the name references a dry lake bed in Southern California popular with mid-century hot-rodders), with red vertical taillights mirroring white LED headlight arrays.
Hundreds of hot-rodders and classic car enthusiasts turned out to pay their respects on Wednesday night at what Kasey's family hope will be a longrunning annual event.
Vendors provided plenty of resources for aspiring hot-rodders. A General Motors booth displayed engines available for sale and, on occasion, started up a deafening 620-horsepower demonstration motor.
The NPA said 2,257 ''bosozoku'' hot-rodders on 6,707 motor vehicles and motorcycles were questioned during Golden Week.
The number of hot-rodders arrested last year over traffic violations and related offenses reached a record high of 8,400, up 9.7% from 2000, the National Police Agency (NPA) said Thursday.