Get the complete build of Stacey’s “Rat Roaster,” from start to finish, all on one DVD! “The trend in Hot Rodding lately has been to build a car with a ‘40’s or ‘50’s style to it. Now there’s nothing wrong with that, but I have always liked the late ‘60’s era more. This is when some really wild cars were ripping up the streets and drag strips every night all across the country. Of course by the late ‘60’s, the home-built Hot Rod was rapidly being pushed aside by factory Muscle cars. Only the most hard-core Hot Rodder would dare to pit his home-made creation against a Hemi ‘Cuda or SS Chevelle, and if he did, that creation would have to be pretty special. So in the true spirit of Hot Rodding, we began to wonder if a guy were to build a ’32 roadster in 1969, with the goal of it being the “baddest thing on the street”…….what would it look like? That is the idea behind the Rat Roaster project! The criteria was simple. ONE: It would have to outrun the hottest muscle car on the street by at least a second or two. TWO: It would have to pack some serious “WOW” factor in the engine, paint, and overall look. THREE: It has to be realistic and affordable for a young Hot Rodder to build, so no exotic, high-dollar parts or engines. Finally, it HAD to reflect the Rock&Roll mentality and style of the times.”
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