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How Well Do You Speak Hot Rod Slang?
by Craig

You can't deny the power of the hot rod, from the sheer visual excitement of watching it perform, to the culture of the many people who love them. Like just about any other pursuit, the hot rod culture comes with its own unique way of communicating. If you've ever been to a car show (and we're not taking about the one that the major car manufacturers put on every year), then you've probably noticed that there are a few words and phrases that seem... well, different. If you want to fit in, you'd better learn them fast.

People who love hot rods probably don't go around spouting hot rod lingo in their daily lives, but the culture does demand that you know how to speak hot rod. So, if you understand the meaning of words such as "alky," "hot licks," and "mouse," then you might just be able to ace this quiz. We'll give you those ones for free: : alky refers to an alcohol based fuel, hot licks refers to the flames painted on the side of a car, and mouse refers to a small block Chevy engine.

Do you speak hot rod slang? Take this quiz to find out how much of the lingo you can identify.

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