What's up with these Cats? Rat Rodders??
I recently came across a "unique" car club/forum where they were VERY specific on what kind of style they allowed in. At first glance I thought it was a open lowrider club, but I was wrong, very wrong. These cats were just as picky or more so than the white glove restoration guys. At least the white glove restoration guys have very clear guidelines, it's original or it isn't! These cats have made up their own rules on what is "cool" and what is not. I thought rat rods where cars that were actually driven and built by blue collar working class guys who can't afford the Chip Foose restoration. Cars that ran better than they looked. At least that is what it means up here in the Northern California Sticks. I guess that culture is not as big or defined up here. These cats had STRONG opinions on what wheel size you can use and what flat colors are acceptable depending on car & era, etc. etc.
Correct me if I'm wrong or clarify this for me but are these cats the Hipsters of Car Culture? Trying to be "Different" in the same way?
Nor-Cal Sticks: 1964 4dr Sport Sedan - V8 350ci 700R4