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    Video: 1947 Chevy rat rod pickup leaves rubber and smoke in its wake
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    Cool comes in multiple flavors. One one hand, we have the sophisticated attraction of svelte design and the efficient use of power. Of course, on the other hand there is the allure of being the bad boy and going against the grain. That is part of the appeal of rat rods. Ideally, they are built ...

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    Video: Icon Derelict DeSoto cools its heels in Jay Leno's Garage
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    Of all the shops turning out cool hardware these days, few get us as excited as Icon. And while their off-road beasts are heart-stopping in their execution and attention to detail, it's the company's Derelict line that really gets us grinning. Icon founder Jonathon Ward swung by Jay Leno's Garage ...

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    Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: Is this 1927 Model T Roadster awesome or loathsome?
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    If you are a classic car purist who cringes at the thought of a '57 Chevrolet Bel Air that is not "numbers matching," you may want to look away. If you are intrigued by what strange oddities the interwebs can turn up, carry on. Found on the ever-fruitful eBay Motors, this custom-built "1927 ...

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    Craigslist Find of the Epoch: Whatever this thing is
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    This Craigslist abomination is certainly a sign that something very, very evil has gone down in the Appalachian hills of eastern Kentucky. The monstrous mashup is advertised as a "1962 International rat rod?". Note the question mark. It is possibly the most important piece of punctuation in the ...

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    Video: Hot Rod pits vintage rat rod against Lamborghini Aventador in desert duel
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    Impracticality comes in many shapes and sizes, and that's as true in automotive terms as it is anywhere else. Consider this: Depending on a series of lifestyle choices, a Honda Civic could prove just as useless for one man as a Ford F450 Super Duty would for another. If there's one segment of ...

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    BMW 2002 makes for one unique rat rod [w/video]
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    The enthusiast world typically falls into two camps: those who love rat rods and those that loathe them. As with every corner of automotive world, not all rats are created equally, but we tend to find ourselves firmly rooted in the former camp more often than not. That's especially true when we ...

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    Video: German enthusiasts show true passion for rockabilly and rat rods
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    The event is called Rust and Dust, but this year that dust was replaced with rain and mud. Still, the attendees of this automotive festival in Teterow, Germany arrived in large numbers to share their passion for rockabilly, rat rods and racing. The rain attempted to dampen spirits, but it was ...

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    Video: Patina'd Camaro rat rod hits the dyno
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    Imagine dumping $100,000 into a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, building a 485-cubic-inch engine topped with a Kenne Bell supercharger and adding coilovers to all four corners, only to learn that your hot rod wasn't different enough. Such a scenario played out for Bill Rombauts and Dave Sherer, but ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Mazda Miata forms basis for unlikely rat rod
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    Let's play a quick game of word association; if we say "rat rod", what would you say in return? We'd wager that "Mazda" wouldn't be the first thing to come out of your mouth. Hell, it wouldn't even be the last thing. Unless, of course, you're a person looking for cheap transportation as you ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Mammoth 1930s Hariss steam-powered split-window prototype
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    Hariss Steam Car prototype - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Now here's just the thing to mix up with a heated-up Flattie, or better yet, a Rajo Model T powerplant, which would be perfectly authentic for the vintage. Oh sure, purists will argue that this artifact, which apparently started ...

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