Every enthusiast field inevitably spawns its own lexicon, but few are as rich as that which has evolved around the world of hot rods and customs. Once a unique American sub-language, the gearhead vernacular has long since gone global. Containing some 1,700 entries, this first-ever dictionary of the colorful language and phraseology that has developed in the world of hot rodding and customizing features not just terms used to describe the technologies, designs, and the like, but also those pertaining to related cultural phenomena. In the end it's not just a dictionary with something for everyone, from newbies to vets, but a book that reveals how the customizers have, in fact, customized their lingo. Includes specially commissioned line - art illustrations and cross-references for related or like terms.