RAT ROD RUKKUS
HELD ON SEPT 17, 2022.
Saturday, 8 AM to 4 PM
Public Admission $3
Participant Admission $10
Rat Rod Rukkus sponsored by the Cave Ratz Rod Club and held right here at the Pottsville and features Car show, Rat Rods, Hot Rods, Customs, Cruisers, Lowriders, Vintage Motorcycles, Vintage Trailers, Contests, Raffles, Vendors, and Live Music.
Proceeds benefit "OPERATION RAMBO"- Providing Service Dogs for Veterans.
Schedule: Rev-Up - Noon (for 5 minutes) Pin-Up Contest Hula-Hoop Contest Beard Contest Trophy Presentations "In Rust We Trust"
What is a "Rat Rod?"
A Rat Rod is a custom car with a deliberately worn-down, unfinished appearance, typically lacking paint, showing rust, and made from cheap or cast-off parts.
Where Does "Rat Rod" Come From?
Rat Rod is a variation of hot rod, a term used for a custom car, usually modified from a classic car, that has been in use since the 1940's. Automotive historians are uncertain of the origin of hot rod. Some claim it's a shortening of hot roadster. Others say rod refers to the engine's camshaft and a hot rod refers to a performance camshaft, or performance engine. In the 1930's, hot rod was also slang for an "armed criminal" or "unruly young man", suggesting a possible connection between fast, flashy cars and hooliganism.
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