World’s Fastest Hot Rod

Starting in 1948, Hot Rod Magazine identified the “World’s Fastest Hot Rod” based on times taken on the dry lakes each year.  As I continue to research the story of each of these Hot Rods from 1948 (the beginning of Hot Rod Magazine) thru 1955, I’ll post the information I find both as a story on our website and on this page too. 

Year World’s Fastest Hot Rod (as identified by Hot Rod Magazine: 1948-1955)
1948  Still Researching


Bill Burke and Don Francisco.  This Class C Streamliner was driven through the traps at the amazing speed of 164.83 mph by Bill Phy at the June 11-12 SCTA meet in 1949.  Click Here to review the full story.

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