The LAST STOP HOTROD REPAIR sign is a great addition to any games room or Man Cave/Shed etc. The origin of the term "hot rod" is unclear, but Hot rods are typically old, classic American cars with large modified engines. Roadsters were the cars of choice because they were light, were easy to modify, and could be bought for a low price. The term became commonplace in the 1930s or 1940s as the name of a car that had been "hopped up" by modifying the engine in various ways to achieve higher performance.
After World War II there were many small military airports throughout the USA that were either abandoned or very rarely used that allowed hot rodders across the country to race on marked courses. Originally drag racing had tracks as long as one mile (1.6 km) or more, and included up to four lanes of racing at the same time. As hot rodding became more popular in the 1950s, magazines and associations catering to hot rodders were started. As some hot rodders also raced on the street, a need arose for an organization to promote safety.
In the sixties, as automobiles offered by the major automakers began increasing performance, the lure of Hot Rods began to wane. It was no longer necessary to put a Cadillac engine in a Ford roadster to be fast. It was now possible to buy a muscle car that outperformed just about any hot rod, with more passenger room, and without having to expend the effort of building and tuning the car oneself. In the mid-1980s, as stock engine sizes fell, rodders discovered the all-aluminum 215 (Buick or Olds) could be stretched to as much as 305 cu in (5 l), using the Buick 300 crank, new cylinder sleeves, and an assortment of non-GM parts, including VW & Mopar lifters and Carter carb. It could also be fitted with high-compression cylinder heads from the Morgan +8. Using the 5 liter Rover block and crank, a maximum displacement of 317.8 cu in (5,208 cc) is theoretically possible.
Novelty Tin signs are great for adding a touch of fun or nostalgia and there are heaps of them available with everything from Classic Muscle cars to Hollywood legends. Not only something with shed, games room or kitchen value these vintage signs have flair and decoration potential and a sort of artistic beauty that adds charisma and character to the place they are displayed.
Measuring 12.5 x 16 ins (32 x 40cm) and made from durable and long lasting high quality tin they can be hung inside or outside and each is pre-drilled so ready to hang and also look very nice framed. We sell for a great price and offer a wide variety so get yours today!
The design on this sign is copyright Legend Studio – produced, manufactured & distributed (to Dixie Souvenirs) by Desperate Enterprises UPC 605279116966 ICCD12811
BONUS! – Each sign is supplied in a free clear plastic pocket ready for display in store. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition
If you would like plates or signs of various shape made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment. The key is good art, and we can do
ANY GRAPHIC! ANY DESIGN! ANY COLOUR!
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