Some hot rod pickup trucks are the 1964 Chevy C10 with a chassis of copper tubing, the 1940 Ford truck, the 1961 Ford F-100 Unibody, the 1957 Ford Crew Cab Cruiser and the 1949 Chevy Thriftmaster 3100. Because hot rod cars originated in 1930s America, they are considered classic cars.
The defining characteristic of hot rod pickup trucks is their relatively large engine, which grants them greater than average linear velocities when compared to other cars their size. Hot rod enthusiasts still build these cars and trucks today. The hot rod community has grown throughout the world, with models extending beyond pickup trucks.