Title: Legends Hot Rod Garage Retro Vintage Tin Sign Format: Tin Sign view MORE Tin Signs
Tin Signs are newly made metal posters that are often distressed to look vintage. They have small holes for easy hanging. Size: 16 x 12.5 inches (32 x 41 cms) SKU: 636464
Details: This is a brand new tin sign. It shows a hot rod and a pinup girl, and the text reads 'Hot Rod Garage. Restoration Specialists, Full Lubrication, Boring and Stroking, Cranks Turner, Satisfaction Guaranteed.'
Hot rods are typically American cars with large engines modified for linear speed. The origin of the term 'hot rod' is unclear. One explanation is that the term is a contraction of 'hot roadster,' meaning a roadster that was modified for speed. Another explanation is that the mufflers were exposed and thus there was a 'hot rod' or hot muffler neck when the vehicle was running. Open roadsters were the cars of choice to modify because they were light. The term can also apply to other items that are 'souped up' for a particular purpose, such as 'hot-rodded amplifier'.