Hot Rod craze really took off after the 1940's. When previous
years cars were cheap and plentiful, and not many people
wanted them with the new cars starting to come out after
Rod cars used an assortment of parts from different brands
cars, though the early Fords, with the later Ford Flathead
V8s, were the standard by which most Hot Rods were judged.
Into the 1950's and 1960's, any engine would be used, from
the Chrysler 352 HEMIs to the powerful Cadillac V8s.
Rod model cars are a lot like that. The kits have various
parts to modify and build your own version of a Hot Rod
you like. The kits include extra wheels, tires, even more
than one engine. Allowing you to combine the parts and custom
build your own fast street rod machine.
Rod kits are here to stay, from the 1950's to 2014, the
model manufacturers continue to issue new and reissue older
kits of Hot Rods, and they sell like crazy. From old school
stripped down versions, to the billet style Hot Rod / Street
Rod versions of today with tubular frames. The Hot Rod model
kits contnue to spark the imagination of modellers everywhere.
AMT, Revell, Lindberg, and MPC, even Testors, there's no
shortage of Hot Rod kits to get you building and collecting
kits for display and to support your modelling hobby.