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The Development of Hotrodding in W.A.

The growth of street Hotrods in W.A. appears to cover 3 interlocking groups and it resembles the growth of that in the USA but with smaller groups. The hobby developed from track racing at the local racetrack through to what is now known as street rodding over a period of approximately 6 years.

Cool Timeline

March 23

1966 – 1974

old street rod
This period saw the emergence of many new cars being built as parts became easier to obtain. The development during this time was split between the ease of dealing with the authority’s attitude towards registration. The availability to obtain reproduction parts and people who could help with building your car...Read More
March 23

1960 – 1965

old street rod
The next development was the emergence of the more sophisticated hot rods. They sported better paint, upholstery and the appearance of OHV V8 engines in lieu of the Sidevalve V8 engines. As time went by, better motors, suspensions and upholstery were noticed. There was a noticeable increase in the number..Read More
March 18

1958 – 1961

street rod
In the early days the cars developed into stripped down cars to go racing on gravel tracks. Many of the cars were modified for racing or just racing the car straight off the road. These were the first of the “hotrods” and development was very haphazard. In between racing they..Read More

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