When the number of hot rod family members increases, there are also times when different segments appear. While those loyal to the principles set by the NHRA continue to participate in official and legal races, the opposition is determined to maintain the same street racing style as before with street rod designs. beautiful but less preeminent features.
By the 1960s, the hot rod began to lose its appeal. The “hegemonic” position of the hot rod falls into the hands of “muscle” cars produced in factories with extremely strong capacity. Next was the flourishing period of compact cars. Two new “characters” combined together and killed the hot rod. Of course, other factors such as oil prices and the economic crisis also played a significant role in the process of overthrowing the hot rod “empire”. By the early 1980s, the hot rod penetrated more deeply into the period of “disgrace”.
In the early 1990s, hot rod cars gradually revived with a new look. Currently, hot rod is no longer an easy car with cheap prices anymore. The opportunity to admire the hot rod on the street returns to zero. At the same time, the hot rod’s influence is no longer as wide as the golden age.
Nowadays, making a hot rod costs a lot of money due to the tendency to focus entirely on features or style. The hot rod industry is still on the rise, with thousands of equipment manufacturers going hand in hand with a large number of vehicle drivers.