Hot Rods Forever

Hot Rods

Hot off the assembly line, the latest stamp release has zoomed into postal facilities across the nation.

Hot Rods, the fast, powerful vehicles that thrill-seeking enthusiasts have been modifying for nearly a century, are celebrated on these two eye-popping stamps. Each features an iconic 1932 Ford “Deuce” roadster. One showcases a black ’32 Ford with orange flames running down the car’s body; the other showcases a red ’32 Ford roadster. Both illustrations were created digitally.

Hot rodding first took hold in the 1920s, when young men began modifying their cars. Aficionados souped up engines, lowered chassis, chopped bodies, and cut excess weight, creating light, fierce machines that looked and moved unlike anything that had rolled off the assembly lines.

The Ford Model T and the Ford Model A were popular among early hot rodders, but the 1932 Ford was considered the hottest of them all. The aesthetics of the ’32 Ford roadster made it even more appealing. Its graceful body shape and other stylistic features, including the distinctive grille, endeared it to its fans.

The Hot Rods stamp collection is now available as First-Class Mail Forever stamps by clicking here or by going to USPS.com.

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