Sunday, September 4, 2016

RatRod

I don't totally understand the whole Ratrod style of rusty vehicles but it seems to be really popular here now. I passed by this old panel truck a couple of times and then finally stopped to get a pic which is good because it seems to have disappeared now. I can't help but think how nice it would look all restored but this is a diehard fan who even has Ratrod decals in the windows!

16 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

Nither can I understand it, Ive seen them in the UK and feel the same way

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Had to Google Ratrods Pat, can you believe it's big here in Perth also, who knew 😊😊 I'll have to keep my eyes open. What a strange hobby, I'm glad you went back and snapped this shot!

Tom said...

What's there to understand? Sweet!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a great old vehicle. But would look a lot better restored! Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

TexWisGirl said...

no muss, no fuss? :)

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

It is an arrested state of decay. I've had old cars that I've restored, one in particular - a 1946 Chevrolet, to the point of looking as it did when it came off the showroom floor. I enjoyed it for about a year and agonized over it all the time keeping it looking nice, worrying about a rock flying up chipping the paint, where I parked it, someone bumping into it then finally sold it. Cars after that were left alone, as is and I only worked on and detailed out the mechanical components on them after that. I enjoyed these vehicles much more. This panel truck would be a joy to have. TexWisGirl has it right.

Gosia k said...

i the past it was great

Sharon Anck said...

I've seen these too and I guess John (above) has the best explanation I've heard. This is a good one.

Lowell said...

I've never heard of the term...and it's beyond me why one would want to drive a rusty old rattletrap down the street. Maybe it has to do with being too damn lazy to take care of one's car?

Revrunner said...

I used to drive an old rusty car. 'Nuff said, methinks. :-)

Andy said...

This is a classic. I haven't seen one in decades.

bill burke said...

An oldy, no headache type vehicle. Nice find!

Karl Demetz said...

What a find, Pat !

Cloudia said...

I adore old stuff but... [ my car is a 1986]

William Kendall said...

That's well past its best before date!

Jack said...

How do you even know the term "Ratrod," Redpat? You are much more attuned to current stuff than I am.

And thanks for your visits while I was away. I have to go away again for two days, so it will be Tuesday before I can resume my visits to Toronto and you. (The Jays beat my Sox today . . . blah!)