Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Another installment of "Dear Rat Rod Rocker"

Time to dig into the old letter bag for another installment of "Dear Rat Rod Rocker."

First up is a letter from Monster Mike...

Dear Rat Rod Rocker,

Street Rod magazine and all the cool guys are building monster themed cars that look like monster heads, what is your take on this hot new trend?

Yours in rat rodding,

Monster Mike

Dear Monster Mike,

Pah Leeze dude...dat ain't nuthin new.

Check out these bad rides Hot Wheels did in the 1970's for reference.

Lets see, we got a devil head, a tall t on fire, a fire hydrant, and mexican hat/stach combo.  So you see, once again what it old is new.

And before some joker out there decides that they can add a "new" twist to this idea and do other body parts as cars just keep in mind how that worked out for a certain super hero duo on Saturday Night Live.  If you want to drive around in a "rod" rod go right ahead.

Go out on a limb and dare to be different, build a rod that looks like some a ratchet rod or a screw driver daily driver.  Nothing says cool like a tools driving tools!

Dear Rat Rod,

I am really afraid of getting hurt on sharp rusty rat rod parts so I want to do a glass car and fake the rust.  I have seen other cars done that way, any tips on how to do it?


Tetanus Tom

Sure Tom, get yourself a mop and a bucket of poo and smear it all over the fiberglass whatever you are building and hit it with clear and call it "kool."  Don't forget to dab it with tooth paste so it looks like bird pookey all over it, that says total street cred.

But instead of going the fake patina route why not just do a rat glass car and start a new trend.  Sand that gel coat down and get it good and fuzzy and park it under a really sappy tree and let nature do its work.  Fuzz it up like the sound track to a  60's biker movie.  A big plus will be the chicks you take out in it will get all itchy and need you to give them a "skratch."  

Sounds like a win to me baby!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Arlington Area Street Rods Show Rat Rod Rodder Pic 2014

I found the rat rod that said it all at the Arlington Area Street Rods Show let me introduce my pic of the litter...SOAK IT IN!

Clawed death led by crystal skulls given unto us by the ancient people of the lost city of Atlantis...

The iron cross, the symbol of all that is ratness given to us from the hand of Jessie James...skulls a major added bonus!

More skulls, including a real animal skull for that satanic Ozzy vibe lacking from so many pretenders to the throne of ratatude.

And in case you had doubts, here it is in writing!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Rat Rod Rocker @ The Lone Star Roundup 2014

All right-T, your favOrite kat daddy hit the Round Up this year and experienced some serious rat-tastic revs walking the show on the the hunt for the ultimate rat.

First up is a "genuine" rat.  This is text book ratness at its rat tat rattiest...even gives you fair warning on the door!

Coach lights, just like George would do.  

 Pumped up devil worshiping rat juice pours forth from this ride.

 Next we have a rat ride that would do Captain America proud.  This is 4th of July wrapped up in a rat rod package that screams revenge for Pearl Harbor...look out Honda's, the bandit is on your six!

The latest in flame trends baby...the cut out flame or  the add on flame.  You pick the style, either way it is a win in the world of Old Skool Rods.

Hemi powered gas ratness...NASTY and TASTY!

If they had this Texas Edition Rat at the Alamo no way would they have lost.  Also, they could have used the grill to plug up the drafty window in the Alamo.  Just think how that would have changed history because we all know that draft gave Davy Crockett a cold and that is why he was not his best during the battle. 

This rat screams blow me!

Rat Rod Starter Kit for less than 20 grand...I bet some slick European looking for some real American rat cred will buy this and ship it over seas!

 I kept getting the creeps by this car.  First off I felt like it kept looking at me.

 Then I realized it was kinda freaking me out that it was really fixated on a lizards butt.

 I felt like the thing was gunning for me...

 Then those lizard eyes lit up and I realized this car was possessed by Satan.

 Since we had an all American fly boy rat rod shooting down ricers at the show we have to also represent the ground pounders with a heavy rolling tank rod!

 Just look at these next rides and let the ratness soak in....

Ima gonna crush you with my teenage mutant ninja Armadillo arms...

Yes, it is must have big nuts make it in the big leagues or rat rods.

 Uh oh, it's a real drag strip terror(ist). 


Stubby stude...

 Some old friends from Pistons and Paint...Frankie and the Arena of Death Rod.

 "Run for the Hills" Eddie Rod...

The plate says it officially, and if you play the video you can hear it call your name...just listen to it.

The pick of the litter, S10 mini trucker sweetness combines with ratatude for pure greatness. All hail the king of the Round Up Rat Rod Scene Twenty Fourteen!

 Peek, I  sees ya!

 Check you kats latter, I am worn out and now I am gonna kick back with my buds and chill.