For your viewing Pleasure – 100 Hot Rods
We see a lot of cars out on the Goodguys event circuit. If you listen to enough conversations, you just might overhear some folks saying things like “Nobody is building or driving hot rods anymore.” This article and photo gallery will quiet that notion down a little. These images were snapped over the course of the 2018 event season. We opened all of the folders from all of the events around the country so no region would be left out! It was very easy to find a sea of hot rod photos, so don’t talk yourself into the “Hot Rodding is dying,” thing.
There are fewer pre-war hot rods at car shows around the country than there was 15 years ago yes. In the new Millennium, 50s and 60s cars outweigh pre-war cars. It’s a fact, but the hot rods are still rollin’ strong.
For this gallery, we went back through the 2018 event photo archives. We separate and sort event photos by year. These images were all collected from the 00-1939 folder (Sorry ’40 Ford guys – you just missed the cut).
These are not “Winner’s Circle” hot rods either – we purposely combed the folders to find the backbone hot rods – guys who build ‘em and drive ‘em. That’s not to say the pro-built cars don’t get driven, we just wanted to shine the spotlight on the guys who would rather park in the back of the fairgrounds and relax.
You might notice there are a few Street Drag Roadsters. Known back in the 60s as A/SR (A/Street Roadster), these straight axle roadsters were once very prominent in NHRA competition. Then they disappeared from sanctioned drag racing competition. New fangled, low-to-the-ground contemporary A/SR cars filled the staging lanes. They just weren’t as cool. But thankfully, we saw a handful of these wild and wacky roadsters this year. We need to see even more!
So here they are – 100 of the coolest 1939 & earlier hot rods we could find from the 2018 season. Enjoy!