The last decade has seen a lot of attention being given to rat rods in the hot rod world. The idea of rat rods came from the Jalopy hot rod, seeing as it is an exaggeration of the past version. Rat rods are purposely built to look poorly done. They are built from old junk parts. In fact, if you were to ask somebody what a rat rod is, they would most probably tell you that it is junk on wheels. However, this is not the case. Where some see junk, others see art, and this is what rat rods are all about. Rat Rods are cheap because they are built from old parts, and this is part of the reason why they are so popular today. Some people build them for themselves. Though their safety is somewhat questionable, they are fun to drive around, and even more, fun to put together. It is important to note that rat rods are not just cars. They come in all types of vehicles from work trucks, children’s bicycles, motorcycles, and wagons. At first, rat rods were not acceptable in hot rod shows, but this has changed over the years as more and more people showcase this art.
Rat rods have a lot of therapeutic benefits. They represent fun and the need for self-expression. Rat rods show that it is okay for one to go against the grain. It is okay for one to be different in the society they live in. Rat rods show that it is okay for you to rebel against what people think you should be because they go against what people think hot rod shows should be about. It is okay that not everyone agrees to them being in shows because at the end of the day, what one chooses to see as art is a personal decision.
Rat rods are better to have than typical hot rod cars because you actually have fun building them and driving them around. With typical hot rod cars, one struggles to ensure that they have the best, and this is often expensive. On top of this, many people do not get to drive their hot rod vehicles around because of the cost of maintenance. You should not worry about this with rat rods. You can get all your parts from junkyards or even trade some parts for others. The fun factor of hot rods comes with rat rods. What many people do not know is that rat rods are very fast. This is because they are light, and also because many of them have very powerful engines. Rat rods are a perfect example of not judging a book by its cover because it has a lot more to offer than people see at a glance. If you are a hot rod fan, you should think about building a rat rod. You get to be part of the building process with rat rods. You need a sharp eye and a good sense of humor to truly appreciate rat rods. Just like modern art, rat rods are an acquired taste.