The rat rod is—by definition and design—a punch-you-in-the-face vehicle to drive.
Nobody builds a rat rod to go a cross-country tour because you’d have to be tougher than Chuck Norris to run 1000 miles a day in one.
That’s why you rarely see a rattie on the highway, but you do seem them on city streets.
By: Jerry Sutherland
Jerry Sutherland is a veteran automotive writer with a primary focus on the collector car hobby. His work has been published in many outlets and publications, including the National Post, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Regina Leader-Post, Vancouver Sun and The Truth About Cars. He is also a regular contributor to Auto Roundup Publications.
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