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Hot rods are typically old, classic, or modern American cars that have been rebuilt or modified with large engines modified for more speed and acceleration. One definition is: "a car that's been stripped down, souped up and made to go much faster." However, there is no definition of the term that is universally accepted and the term is attached to a wide range of vehicles. Most often they are individually designed and constructed using components from many makes of old or new cars are most prevalent in the United States. Many are intended for exhibition rather than for racing or everyday driving
The origin of the term "hot rod" is unclear. For example, some say that the term "hot" refers to the vehicle's being stolen. Other origin stories include replacing the engine's camshaft or "rod" with a higher performance version. According to the Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) the term changes in meaning over the years, but "hot rodding has less to do with the vehicle and more to do with an attitude and lifestyle." For example, hot rods were favorites for greasers.
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Take a FREE ride with Blue Fury!
Only … Take a FREE ride with Blue Fury!<br/>Only at LEGO.com — Get this cool Hot Rod collectible as your FREE gift with any purchase of $85 or more.* This is a replica of the original LEGO® “Blue Fury” Hot Rod, which came out in 1995. This time the set includes two minifigures for maximum fun! includes two minifigures for maximum fun! +