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Hot Rods We Insure

Throughout history, "hot rods" have always had a way of attracting free thinkers and risk takers who tend to be good with a wrench. Hot rodding began as a cult movement in the 1920s, and flourished in Los Angeles - first with illegal street racing, then moving north and west of the city to the boundless Mojave Desert, with devotees competing on dusty, alkalai-based dry lake beds like El Mirage and Muroc. Now you have joined this movement by buying or building your own "hot rod." You spent precious time and money to get it just the way you want and it needs the proper protection. Leland-West Insurance understands the importance of

The definition of an "Hot Rod"?

Hot rods are typically American cars with large engines modified for linear speed. The origin of the term "hot rod" is unclear. One explanation is that the term is a contraction of "hot roadster," meaning a roadster that was modified for speed. Another possible origin includes modifications to or replacement of the camshaft, sometimes known as a "stick" or "rod". A camshaft designed to produce more power is sometimes called a "hot stick" or a "hot rod". Roadsters were the cars of choice because they were light. The term became commonplace in the 1930s or 1940s as the name of a car that had been "hopped up" by modifying the engine in various ways to achieve higher performance. The term can also apply to other items that are "suped up" for a particular purpose, such as "hot-rodded amplifier". However you describe your "hot rod", it is important to you and protecting it with the correct insurance coverage is your top priority. Leland-West Insurance understands that and wants to make sure it is properly protected/insured.

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Leland-West's Classic Car Insurance Plans are designed for all makes and models of collectible and exotic cars, regardless of their age. These plans are much less restrictive than typical "never-leave-it-unattended" policies. See our Policy Highlights for all details. You might have a number of questions which Leland-West's Frequently Asked Questions can answer for you.