Hot Rod also expands “operating areas” to the street. Hot Rod street racing became a popular weekend entertainment activity in the early 1950s when it received the attention of the press. Soon after, the golden era hot rod cars combined with the rock-and-roll wave created the “Grease” era.
In the 1960s, the Hot Rod began to lose its appeal. The “dominant” position falls into the hands of “muscle” cars produced in factories with extremely strong capacity. Next was the flourishing period of compact cars. The 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, Hot Rod sank deeper into the period of “disgrace”.
In the early 90s, the Hot Rod series gradually revived with a new look. Currently, the Hot Rod is no longer an easy car with a cheap price. The opportunity to contemplate the Hot Rods on the street returns to zero. At the same time, the Hot Rod’s influence is no longer as extensive as the heyday.