Hot Rods in the Village
Hot Rods are typically old, classic American cars with large engines modified. Roadsters were the cars of choice because they were light and were easy to modify. Typical modifications were removal of convertible tops, hoods, bumpers, windshields and / or fenders; channeling the body; and modifying the engine by tuning and/or replacing with a more powerful type.
The hot rod community has now been subdivided into two main groups: street rodders and hot rodders. Hot rodders build their cars using a lot of original equipment parts, usually from wrecking yards , and follow the styles that were popular from the 1940s through the 1960s. Street rodders build cars (or have them built for them) using primarily new parts.
The Wide Bay Rodders brought their beautiful hot rods into the Historical Village and displayed them for our visitors to see at our Open Day in September 2009. They provided a stark contrast to the vintage cars also on display.
Wide Bay Rodders