Sunday, August 23, 2015

Rat Rod-o-Rama

Charlie and I went to Pottsville (just north of Merlin) on Saturday for the Eighth Annual Rat Rod-o-Rama.

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If you don't know what a Rat Rod is, it's a hot rod that's mechanically sound...
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...but cosmetically challenged.

Some might say it's a hot rod that's not finished, but the true rat rodder knows it's never going to be finished.
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Interior decoration is generally an afterthought...
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...or maybe, in some cases, an obsession.
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The general idea is to make do with what's at hand.
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Here's a starter kit...

(Not sure I'd trust that spare.)
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... and the price is certainly right.

"Runs and drives great."

That's what counts!
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You could get started for a lot less.

Style, after all, is what counts.
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Good door art is important.
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Although some more resembles nose art.
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It's very important when you're stitching all this together...
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...to ensure that your vehicle is not under-powered.

(Click the pic for a close-up.)