Title: Speed Demon Hot Rod Shop Distressed 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: 649236
Details: This is a brand new tin sign that has a distressed or weathered design, giving it a vintage look. The text reads: Speed Demon Hot Rod Shop. Speed & Power by Factory 1969.
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'.