Exposed engine is virtually mandatory, as are flat windshield, headers, and open pipes. Also features chrome five-spokes, dropped tube axle, transverse front leaf spring, front disc brakes, open-face aircleaner, Weiand valve covers, and single 4-barrel (probably a QJ).
A custom car is a passenger vehicle that has been substantially altered to improve its performance, often by altering or replacing the engine and transmission; made into a personal "styling" statement, using paintjobs and aftermarket accessories to make the car look unlike any car as delivered from the factory; or some combination of performance modifying and appearance changes.
Bristol is a city in the South West of England, about 115 miles west of London.
From its earliest days, its prosperity has been linked to the Port of Bristol, the commercial port which was in the city centre, but has now moved to the Bristol Channel coast at Avonmouth and Portbury.
We have a definite leaning towards certain vehicles - pre '49 glass or steel, post '49 Chevy trucks, Tri-Chevys and the like.
However 'club' nights are open to anybody in the spirit of having fun with cars, and we usually get a large cross section of vehicles on our Tuesday meets - including vintage, classics, bikes and scooters.
Bristol Hotrods is an informal group, originating in and based around Bristol, England.
We invite new people in when they show an interest in the way we are; it is not a free for all 'club', but certainly not elite.
Many cars were "hopped up" with engine modifications such as adding additional carburetors, high compression heads, and dual exhausts.
Engine swaps were often done, with the objective of placing the most powerful engine in the lightest possible frame and body combination.