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January 30, 2009

Rusty Hood Trend

By Rob Einaudi


As far as I can tell it started with the VW crowd, but now it’s spreading to the Honda tuners, too. Anyone know what’s going on here? And what do you think? Like it, hate it, indifferent? I’ve got a ton more pics after the jump. Oh, and if you want to do it to your car, here’s how!

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Aug 10, 2010 at 9:40 am

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Next up: the ripped convertible top? Or doors with lots of shopping cart kisses on them? I think it should be the scuffed bumper and curbed wheels. Tight.

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Dec 29, 2009 at 1:57 pm

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Jul 15, 2009 at 6:28 am

rust is the new cf , dont like dont look at them go on your way

May 15, 2009 at 10:48 pm

time to rust up the bus

May 14, 2009 at 6:37 am

As a VAG[Volkswagen Auto Group] driver, I think this is a pretty sick styling technique, all though, I do think on the new models (like the black and white Mk4s above) just look ugly. You can tell that its intentional, but the rest of the style of the car doesnt fit that rusted motife. Now, the blue Mk5 on the other hand, that looks fucking sick. haha. But yeah, I dig the look, but the rest of the car should follow suit, in my opinion.

Apr 27, 2009 at 7:31 am

I’m all for the concept of doing your car how you want it and i’m not gonna go tell somebody that’s doing this that it’s stupid because it’s their choice, but none-the-less, In my personal opinion i think this is one of the oddest trends yet, i love vws and apparently it’s their crowd that started this thing? The only one of these cars that i think looks good is the MKII Jetta 2-door second from the bottom. That’s still sexy ;)

Apr 15, 2009 at 7:33 pm

WTF is wrong with these ricers? Most people try to fight rust, not start it!

Mar 29, 2009 at 7:36 am

OH! god have mercy I almost trow up looking at this nasty idea, this is the later trend a nightmare if u ask me. This is what happens when you let the homeless kid inside u come out 2 play Ughhh! just a disgusting idea.

Feb 26, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Really unfortunate that someone would intentionally remove really nice looking paint in an effort to make it look like crap. That pearl white VW is a perfect example.. it looks like it had a gorgeous paint job on it.. not any more. The whole point of ‘rat rods’ is that they were cobbled together with old stuff that was laying around, with more emphasis placed on function than form.. they didn’t TRY to make them look like crap.. that’s just how they came out. These guys who are putting effort into making their cars look like crap are obviously an egg or two short of a dozen.

These aren’t rat-rods. They’re mice-rice.

JDM Junkee
Feb 21, 2009 at 12:17 pm

so yeah I like it

JDM Junkee
Feb 21, 2009 at 12:17 pm

I would sport that, if its done right it can look OK, for a day or a shoot or w/e. but not everyday use.

it was also discussed in this forum


Feb 21, 2009 at 11:39 am

thats just lame of the last 3 posts,come here just to spam and make their site known.unoriginal scrubs taking pics and remaking the blog.

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Feb 19, 2009 at 9:36 am

[...] Recently, I came across a new car trend on culture garage. At first I didn’t really believe this could be real, but the more I think about it, the more it makes sense- it’s completely rebellious, guaranteed to piss their folks off, totally different and original, and in some cases when the rust is “well done,” it almost looks cool. Almost. I mean come on, paint is so 2008. More examples » [...]

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Feb 19, 2009 at 8:14 am

[...] way to the Honda scene.  Awesome.  I nabbed a few photos from cardomain, but check out this link to read what they have to [...]

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Feb 18, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Rust is ugly and the cancer of cars. I do not approve.
It quickly makes your car look like a $400 beater.

Feb 18, 2009 at 8:14 am

Hmm, interesting didn’t know that. You could be the first to do it out there then!

Feb 17, 2009 at 9:47 pm

that must be real cool to see,i wish they had that kinda car shows here but here everything is either dropped or lifted.thats about it no real fancy things like hydrolics.i need to goto a mainland car show.o by the way i just put my other car up,check it out.

Feb 17, 2009 at 1:03 pm

Hey Kauaiboy ~ I would do it if I had a truck, but it’d be one of the last mods I’d do. I lived in Phoenix, AZ. where lowriders and minitrucks are popular. That’s when I got interested in custom cars & trucks. I’d see trucks with crazy bed lifting systems, like the bed lifts up in one stage, shift side to side in another stage, then it starts spinning – all while the truck itself is dancing around on hydros! Most them had huge sounds systems in the bed and candy paint!

Feb 17, 2009 at 8:12 am

It just goes to show that you can’t fix stupid. LMAO how dorky!

Feb 16, 2009 at 1:53 pm

that must have been pretty cool to see,i would do that if i was goin for a show truck look.add hydrolics to the bed so u can lift n tilt it in any direction.what about u…would u do that

Feb 16, 2009 at 8:25 am

Nice idea. I was once at a gas station filling up and this big lifted bow-tie pulled into the pump across from mine. Before he got out, I heard this hydraulic actuator go off. I looked over and the frot of the bed started lifting up! He had to lift his bed to get to the gas tank plug! I was like, huh…would ya look at that…

Feb 15, 2009 at 11:22 am

i seen a few diesel 4×4′s here but i wasnt too fond of it.especially on a short bed but if i had a diesel i would do it.i think that it got noticed more was cause of the 1 truck in transformers. i actually thought about cutting mine after the rear axle or making it come out of the body

Feb 13, 2009 at 9:50 am

Thanks! Their just ideas on the canvas in my head for now! Don’t know how you feel about it, but have you thought of routing exhaust stacks up and out from behind the cab? Always thought that kinda completed the lifted, off road look.

Feb 12, 2009 at 7:22 pm

hey it might actually be cool,atleast you’d be original.

Feb 12, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Tell me about it! I meant to say this earlier, but No, I don’t have a page here yet, I plan on starting one when I get what’s coming to me. I think it’d be cool to lower the seats and chop the top, then put some vintage artileries with fat white walls and put side discharge exhaust pipes on it, don’t know how realistic these ideas are, but I thought it would be something different – definately nothing I’d ever seen out there!

Feb 11, 2009 at 7:55 pm

dam well if u look at the bright side atleast its only the rim n tire n it didnt cause u to get into an accident n bang a wall or something.u got a page here?as for my plans ima lift it atleast 6″ n put 35″ tires.some eng. mods and maybe big maybe do lambo doors.

Feb 10, 2009 at 9:15 am

Hi Kauaiboy86. Weather is shaping up! I’m in DFW of North TX. I’ve got a 1st gen XB. Waiting on a set of steelies to replace my 18″ TRD’s. Had some rim/tire problems in December, 2 flats in 2 days, blew $700+ on tires, swerved to miss a steel beam in my lane & clipped it with the front/right rim! The lip/tire is all gowged and banged up, still holding air though! I’ve heard the lip is repairable. When the steelies arrive, I plan to get outer rim rings and baby moon center caps to cover the lugs. Maybe then I’ll take some pics and post, it looks kind of a like a beater right now, but I love it! Nice Silverado, what are your plans?

Feb 9, 2009 at 6:51 pm

weathers beautiful here josh,how bout where u from.u got a car page?if u dont want it known on this page send the location in a messege.tell me what u think of mine.nothing to much yet still gota work on it

Feb 9, 2009 at 12:56 pm

I did this years ago. Way before the forums thought it was cool. Mind you my car was a POS. Did it for humor’s sake.

Feb 6, 2009 at 1:08 pm

gosh, all the DELORIAN prototypes that never made it to “Back to the future!!!” wonder why…this new trend is terrible!!! and it’s a no effort…it’s so those who can’t afford paint jobs can fit in. LOSERS!!!

Feb 6, 2009 at 6:10 am

Thanks Kauaiboy86…How’s the weather?

Feb 5, 2009 at 4:31 pm

josh is right,zack using pearl harbor as a justification not to get foreign cars is just plain old retarded.that happened a life time ago and is done with.us here in hawaii dont even use that to have a grudge with them,hell most of us have foreign cars and like josh said most crap is foreign made.besides why would you use pearl harbor as a reason when youre not even from hawaii or have family here so it didnt even affect you in anyway.get over yourself

Feb 5, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Oh I sense much hate in the blog ;-) but in all seriousness that most of those cars look horrible but the BMW at the end pulls it of well enough.

Feb 5, 2009 at 9:21 am

You know what Zack? First off you’re confusing Japan with China, so open up your high school economics book to get your government type correct. Second, it’s ignorant to say Japan is responsible for the ruin of the American economy, America is the responsible for the ruin of the American economy. Almost everthing you own is made in Japan, you know why? FREE MARKET, A BETTER PRODUCT, and here’s the kicker, AMERICAN COMPANIES CAN’T AFFORD TO PAY FOR “MADE IN AMERICA!” If you’ve got a job, I would assume you would already know this by now!!! And third, if the American auto industry would actually invest the time and money and manufacture their autos the same way as Japan, maybe the Big 3 would see a rise in trust from the American consumer. Don’t make yourself sound more like an idiot by bringing up Pearl Harbor, apparently you’re still stuck in ’40s. There, my rant is over with…

Feb 4, 2009 at 3:20 pm

That is just about the dumbest thing I have ever seen. Maybe it works if the rest of your car is a beater or a rat rod. Other wise you just look like a trendy douche bag.

Feb 4, 2009 at 3:00 pm


Feb 4, 2009 at 2:51 pm

looks like they are trying to steal the retro patina look that the ratrods are built with bad idea for the import world

Feb 4, 2009 at 1:09 pm

this makes u wanna ask yourself just how far up their butt do they have their heads and what kinda of drugs are they on.this is just plain old stupid and a waste of time and money.let me get this straight youre gonna put alot of hard work and effort into making a car cherry just to put a rusty hood on it?i guess if u was dropped on your head as a baby it might be nice. FYI rust does spread so that means it will eventually mess the rest of your car up.but hey if thats your thing go for it……what are these guys gonna come up with nxt oooh i know lets just throw acid on your car and go for that look or how bout even drilling holes into it…..if youre into this stuff u should repeat this out loud


Feb 4, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Well now, some of those cars look like crap, some of those cars look good. It’s not like it’s really a “new” trend, rat roders do it all the time and have been doing it for a long time. Each to his own. I hope it stays around, just to keep pissing off all you jealous, heating, bastards. Besides it’s not the hood, it’s what is under the hood. Keep up the good work I say.

Feb 4, 2009 at 12:25 pm

CF is one thing, but how are you gonna spend $3000 on a sweet paint job the go dig a rusty hood out of the local scraper? the stupid things people do will never cease to amaze

Feb 4, 2009 at 12:23 pm

And whats with the civic with the car-bra on the rusty hood,,,,whats the point of that you idiots?!

Feb 4, 2009 at 12:15 pm

WTF guys???!!! REALLY,,,come on. A rusty hood is not cool, unique, or exciting. Its an eye soar! Rather its a very clean brand-new ride or an old piece of crap, a rusty hood just does not do it for me at all, as well as many others that have left posts on here as well. If your into customizing your car then why would you down-grade anything? You guys need to give your heads a shake and get a life, your making an ass out of yourselves and the tuner scene!

Feb 4, 2009 at 10:30 am

All of the cars look like the owners couldn’t afford to get their hoods painted. I’m sure eventually the rust will eat right through the hood and ruin it. Bottom-line, it doesn’t look good and sticks out like a giant zit on your forehead. I would never do that to my car. Never, ever.

Feb 4, 2009 at 10:08 am

arguing back and forth. . . . for those who think its stupid good for you. those who like it, really why, because its unique? quit trying to be special, there’s nothing unique about a rusty hood, its more common than carbon fiber, duh! this is about as bad as those free loader “artists” thinking being naked swinging from a vine splashing paint on a wall is art.

Feb 4, 2009 at 8:46 am


Feb 4, 2009 at 8:30 am

i get it its like the new rat rod but i only saw a few that look with it

Feb 4, 2009 at 8:16 am

Rusty hoods look retarded. Why would you ever want a rusty hood on your car? The hood is one of the first things you see on a car. So why put something that looks like its from a junk yard on it. I think cars with rusty hoods look like shit on wheels. Idk maybe its because i like a nice clean look, but i hate em.

Feb 4, 2009 at 7:32 am

You know how this got started? Some dude with no money couldn’t afford to get a real Carbon hood, so he decided why not take all the paint off. Or the hood was rusted in the first place and he didn’t have money to paint it. And now a bunch of people are following this “trend”.

How can you even begin to think it looks good. It looks nasty. All the cars above are beautiful but the hood ruins the look. Who would want rust on their cars. I understand trying to be unique, but with a rusted hood on your car?

Feb 4, 2009 at 7:27 am

they are all pretty ugly but if a company made some like the 2 pic and some others it would probly stick out more than having some phat ass rims some day soon

Feb 4, 2009 at 7:19 am

Well John Bobbit, you know what they say about what happens to the nerves after an apenadage is amputated…

John Bobbit
Feb 4, 2009 at 6:43 am

Rusty hoods make my penis tingle.

Feb 4, 2009 at 6:15 am

its a different look i like it, its all about creating new style for your ride. think about it lke this its the new carbon fiber trend lol.

Feb 4, 2009 at 4:22 am

Feb 3, 2009 at 11:01 pm

HaHaHa! For all of you closed minded people that think your a badass arguing talking shit about the rusted hood trend i dont know why you even care its not your car so SHUT THE FUCK UP. You bitch like its hurting you. You people that argue about things that have nothing to do with you make me laugh. GET OVER YOURSELF. hahahaha. By the way i personally think its unique its something thats different and if the person that did it to their car likes it thats all that matters.

congrats you and gmh are joining the bitch craze.

Feb 3, 2009 at 11:35 pm

I like the one with the Mountain Dew bottle sticking out the of front. That craze is sure to catch on!

Feb 3, 2009 at 11:21 pm

thats what i said

Feb 3, 2009 at 11:01 pm

HaHaHa! For all of you closed minded people that think your a badass arguing talking shit about the rusted hood trend i dont know why you even care its not your car so SHUT THE FUCK UP. You bitch like its hurting you. You people that argue about things that have nothing to do with you make me laugh. GET OVER YOURSELF. hahahaha. By the way i personally think its unique its something thats different and if the person that did it to their car likes it thats all that matters.

Feb 3, 2009 at 7:31 pm

Here’s the link to the page I saw it.

Feb 3, 2009 at 7:16 pm

Expo_on_24z its been done on a passat (spare rims), they where widened though.

Feb 3, 2009 at 7:12 pm

I think that that is the worst fuckin thing I have ever seen. A customized car that has THOUSANDS of dollars invested in it with a rusted hood? GTF outta here. Thats like looking at a naked supermodel with a big ass birth mark all over her face. WTF will they think of next, using spare tires as aftermarket wheels?!?!?!?!

Feb 3, 2009 at 6:57 pm

i like carbon fiber better. im all up for being different, but i dont think i will be putting a rusty hood on my eclipse

Feb 3, 2009 at 6:31 pm

I can respect a rusted hood on an older neglected at one time car now being restored. But why would you want to do that on purpose?

Feb 3, 2009 at 6:02 pm

i think its sick, like a new age rat rod but im not feelin it on the hondas near as much

Feb 3, 2009 at 5:34 pm

zach your just a fuckin racist fuck off

Feb 3, 2009 at 5:26 pm

I like how the people who think we should all think like them are becoming abusive. The no paint on the hood is STUPID, why do you think there was paint on them in the first place,,,,to stop them from rotting. I agree that to each is own and some trends have to start some where but there is a difference between discouvering something unique and just turning out junk. So to every one who is taking offense to the negative remarks, you are right that it is their cars but it is no different than someone buying a house and taking a wrecking ball to it and and then calling it ” art ” especialy when we have enough junk being thrown out and now we have hoods filling our land fill sites too.

Feb 3, 2009 at 5:08 pm

why would i leave the thread this post is about VOLKSWAGONS given the fact that rusted hoods started with them the ricers stole it

Feb 3, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Well if you like german cars thats cool, they make good shit. I just dont like anything from the korea/japan/china region.

Feb 3, 2009 at 5:05 pm

who said this site was just cars, it has Jeep, Chevy trucks, Ford trucks, dodge trucks, im not here to dis but i do recall you saying “so for all of you american car fanatics SHUT THE FUCK UP” so you might as well leave this thread with me as for this is my last post

Feb 3, 2009 at 5:05 pm

correction *made vw

he created the plans for the beetle

Feb 3, 2009 at 5:03 pm

for your information i am a german car fanatic and because hitler used vws and mercedes does NOT makes me a nazi so i see no reason why a mitsubishi fanatic is communist

Feb 3, 2009 at 5:01 pm

oh and by the way zack if you dont like cars get away from this site and leave the input of this thread to the people that do because since we DO like cars we can say something positive about them instead of people like you who just dis

Feb 3, 2009 at 4:58 pm

gmh, i also want to add mitsubishi (you know them in your fellow ricer community) made the motors that were in the planes that bombed pearl harbor SO GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE USA YOU COMMUNIST COCK SUCKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb 3, 2009 at 4:57 pm

you think so? perhaps you would like to know WHY people prefer imports theyre MORE RELIABLE

Feb 3, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Yo GMH, i hear you love imports and corollas. Best selling for multiple years???? Go back to japan and take your ricer buddies. Its people like you that ruin the american economy for buying foreign you stupid piece of shit. I dont like cars at all but I do know that any muscle stock could beat your 1000 hp supra any day of the week. You know why? cuz the damn piece will fall apart and just be a frame by the end of the strip.

Feb 3, 2009 at 4:26 pm

maaan this shits retarded, like them gay ass red rims on all ricers haha plain stupid …

Feb 3, 2009 at 4:05 pm

no one is comparing the anything about carbon and rust other than looks

Feb 3, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Clearly idiotic and just plain stupid. I’d say stop doing this crap save your cash and tune a diesel truck for the strip. In the mean time ricers get more and more cocky-er by the years. And to whoever compared a rusty hood with anything close to being an alternative to carbon fiber STFU and lay off the crack.

Feb 3, 2009 at 3:44 pm

for all of you people saying things like “man up and get real cars”or “american muscle rules” and things of that nature just remember that the TOYOTA COROLLA has been THE BEST SELLING CAR IN AMERICA FOR MULTIPLE YEARS turns out “domestic muscle” isnt as good as it used to be so for all of you american car fanatics SHUT THE FUCK UP

Feb 3, 2009 at 3:13 pm

ok this is some shit that i will never understand. WTF?!? why would you purposely make your car look like shit. this will never make any since at all. totally retarded

Feb 3, 2009 at 2:55 pm

hey the last time i checked isnt this why they invented paint? come on atleast primer so what these guys can do when they stop hittin the pipe is stop this senseless shit oh and man up and get real cars!(DOMESTIC MUSCLE)!

Feb 3, 2009 at 2:00 pm

This is a stupid trend for people who cannot afford to go out and buy a carbon fiber hood. Get a life you dumb VW owners. Why don’y you do everyone a favor and start the rust trend on your frames and save the rest of use the agony of laughing at you.

Feb 3, 2009 at 12:22 pm

who’s stupid idea was this? ugly!

Feb 3, 2009 at 11:17 am

these cars look like shit real or not. and as far as the alabama comment i live in al and have not even seen this trend yet

-STI Pimpin’

Feb 3, 2009 at 11:10 am

jdmegboy…speak ebonics, don’t type it.

Feb 3, 2009 at 10:46 am

those are about as cool as the gay sex scene from brokeback mountain.

ill stick with carbon fiber.

Feb 3, 2009 at 10:36 am

I think its cool how there starting to pull some nestalgic hot rod them into the style of there cars.

Feb 3, 2009 at 9:24 am

ima tuner but aint feeln da hood it is whack i agree.but all yall hatin muscle boys talkn shit need to shut the f***up wit doggn out tuners cuz ur stupidassess follow our look especially euro look.And wen our kars beat ur USA domestic crap whos cryin…..plus puttn bodykits leave it to us not a mustang especially cuz u ford kids talk too much shit but yet u get a cheap ford mustang and try to fix it up omg a ford found on road dead, fix or repair daily, plus fuckn parts for ur JUNK is cheap…wow but u all talkn crap.ur ford is crap. i like mustangs but real ones like cobras,and roushes and mach 1s.those arwe real kars. CHEVY thats a car a fuckn ss baby….

Feb 3, 2009 at 8:59 am

This is the gayest and the dumbest idea i have ever seen. Did you run out of money and decide to do something shitty? Rice burners already look stupid enough so i guess this just proves my point of how gay they are. Whats next? rusted muffler tips? haha

Feb 3, 2009 at 8:21 am


Feb 2, 2009 at 11:37 pm

if you like the antique look, get a horse and buggy

this just looks like shit.. it makes you look like a redneck, and is in NO way, shape, or form, even close to having good taste.

just my .02

Feb 2, 2009 at 11:10 pm

Its fine…its just taking crappy “tuner” cars and ruining their already crappy looking sheetmetal. Let ‘em rust away…there will be fewer of those buzzbombs running around! Take all the paint off the car!

Feb 2, 2009 at 10:48 pm

well. the hondas souts them ..cause there nothing but junk anyhow….haha

Feb 2, 2009 at 7:56 pm

wtf? who thought mixing ricer and sleeper together was a good idea??? and the hoods are painted right thats not actually rust is it cause that would make it so much worse

Chuck Mangonie
Feb 2, 2009 at 6:48 pm

Wow this is fuckin gay, its all fake!!!
If anyone knew anything bout computers they would
be able to tell, way to fall for somethin this stupid!!!

Dunkel Mann
Feb 2, 2009 at 5:51 pm

some of these cars it actually matches, like when the rest of the car has paint peeling/rusting… like the last one. overall, its kinda tacky. most of those hondas were crap anyways… and probably had a rusty hood unintentionally.

joe the plumber
Feb 2, 2009 at 5:12 pm

horrible. absolutely horrible. soon to be followed up with the “flat tire” trend, and the “broken window” look. ultimately, the “Iraqi burned and blown up Roadkill” or “Kentucky demolition derby” look will sweep the nation.

Feb 2, 2009 at 4:26 pm

It’s whatever. It will be gone as fast as it will blow up. Just like the rolling on stock black wheels with no hub caps for the little ricers.

Feb 2, 2009 at 3:13 pm

This started in Europe, right?! More like Alabama… unless it’s some Eastern European rednecks, of course. lol

Feb 2, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Not really in my taste. I wouldnt put it on.

Feb 2, 2009 at 2:03 pm

A rusty hood is a easy gain of 10 HP…..

Feb 2, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Oh, and for the people saying how bad these looks, that’s…kinda the name of the game. A whip so ghetto it’s fly.

Feb 2, 2009 at 12:58 pm

This is a Euro trend.


Along with rusty hoods, tire stretching is coming up as well.

Feb 2, 2009 at 12:27 pm

…but whatever rocks your socks!! =)

Feb 2, 2009 at 12:05 pm


Feb 2, 2009 at 11:59 am

So this is intentional?!? Hate it!! Only if it is a replacement hood that you want for some reason and you plan on painting it quickly!

Feb 2, 2009 at 10:53 am

I thinks its ok. Its there cars so let them do what they want w/ it. If you dont like the look then dont do it.

Feb 2, 2009 at 10:51 am

they all need punched in the face and a kick in the ass and in the words of dads around the world YOU DUMBASS

Shayna Griffin
Feb 2, 2009 at 10:50 am

My honest opinion is some rusted hood is alright if its got some sort of design in it like the first Honda.Bbut if its some outrageous lookin junk then come on! Be serious you guys. Lol. As for me I wouldnt dare have rust on my vehicle.

Feb 2, 2009 at 10:12 am

So i dont get this why would you want rust on your car let alone add it to your car it doesnt look good. But i guess thats just my personal oppinion.

Feb 2, 2009 at 10:04 am

Leave it to those import, tuner, matchbox, 2-stroke gas burning, go-cart, weed-eater motor having cars to do dumb shxt like that.

Feb 2, 2009 at 9:52 am

i vomitted alil, why do people do dumb shit like this.

Feb 2, 2009 at 9:43 am

i would never do that to one of my cars! i think it actually looks retarded

Feb 2, 2009 at 9:11 am

wow…what the fuck?

Feb 2, 2009 at 9:10 am

Leave it to a Honda owner to do something retarded like this! Looks good with your lil V-Tec and fart can muffler, NOT! LOL..Either paint the hood or go with a carbon fiber one, ya know?!! DSM for life here!

Feb 2, 2009 at 9:10 am

Rat Rod Tuner

Feb 2, 2009 at 8:54 am

Dis is the stupidest shit I’ve seen on a car in awhile. I guess the ppl are always trying to top other ppls stupid shit they do to cars

Feb 2, 2009 at 7:56 am

dammmmmn that is fucking stupid! if anyone see’s someone have this… punch them in the face for me

Feb 2, 2009 at 7:40 am

Awfully insane. But uniquely different.

Feb 2, 2009 at 7:37 am

I like the whole antique look. It’s pretty mean on a rod or lead-sled, but anything this new-ish looks pretty bad! I drive a 1st gen XB and I would LOVE to get a set of vintage artilleries or smoothies with classic looking caps and white wall tires and such…BUT I DON’T WANT MY TOASTER TO LOOK DISEASED!!! Liked the line about leprosy and extreme sunburns Charlie, ha-ha! How about throwing in some cold soars and liverspots too!

Feb 2, 2009 at 7:36 am

If this is cool, so is riding around with unpainted fiberglass body kits, fenders, etc….

Feb 2, 2009 at 7:28 am

I’m not feelin it, but hey its your car and you can do whatever you want with it. Thats what art is all about and not everyone has to like it. Props for being brave enough to try something different. When building your car it has to what u like,love, envision, regardless if your friend did it, if its a trend, if everyone hates it, if your girl likes it, or its the most popular kit. You have to build the car for you not everyone else, and as long as you stay true to that you’ll be good. I walk up to my car, its exactly what I imagined. I turn the key and rip down the road, its exactly what I expected. Theres a moto I live by: DREAM IT, BUILD IT, DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT

Feb 2, 2009 at 7:04 am

Well let me just say this. . . I have a Sunfire. I don’t think it’s that cool of a car, but I work on it a little, and I would never think about damaging a $1000 part on my car to make it look worse. It’s like carving things into your body and calling the scars art. Nope, not for me.

Feb 2, 2009 at 6:24 am

i digg it! its def. different & gives the cars character.

Feb 2, 2009 at 6:01 am

oh and gmh get the fuck otta here

Feb 2, 2009 at 6:00 am

first flower printed rims
now barn find hoods
well im gonna go get christmas lights at a discount price this time of year and line them around my cabin and dashboard ”huh yo neva know i might start something lol

what th fuk is this

Feb 2, 2009 at 5:31 am

worst trend ever!

Feb 2, 2009 at 5:28 am

I think it’s pimp, esp. on the newer cars.

Feb 2, 2009 at 5:26 am

That’s fucking retarded…

Feb 2, 2009 at 5:23 am

WTF, Y? and is it getting to the point where these kids or running out of things to do to there rids so now there just doing what ever comes to mind. How gay i think. That is just what i would want to do to my $36000 CTS this weekend. Fuk up my hood.

Feb 2, 2009 at 1:51 am

Very Pathetic!!

Feb 2, 2009 at 1:07 am

What the FUCK

Feb 1, 2009 at 9:59 pm

that is the single gayiest thing I have ever seen done to a car. there is a reason why people restore cars and prevent rust in the first place. This is a perfect example of doing something to your car just to make it stand out. This is very poor taste

Feb 1, 2009 at 8:56 pm

After reading everybody responses, I think I am going to do this to my Jeep.

Feb 1, 2009 at 8:54 pm

RUSTY HOOD TREND? How about the “piece of shit trend”, or the “denied my ride trend” or the “who gives a crap how it looks trend” or the “oooh rust, how beautiful thou art trend”, or the “I’m a dumbass and think it looks cool trend”.
how pathetic.

Adit Asrani
Feb 1, 2009 at 8:03 pm

it looks retarded

Feb 1, 2009 at 7:57 pm

some aren’t that bad..but what the hell
for the ones that are…why would you do a rusted hood on an all black car or red car?
it clashes too badly
makes the car look less than what it’s actually worth..

Feb 1, 2009 at 7:45 pm

that looks terrible, the only excuse for rust on a “nice” car is if its rusty all over and packing a 6-700 something horsepower big block

Feb 1, 2009 at 7:20 pm

Ha…. god. i think the stainless steel with flat black looks kinda neat, nothin i would want though. but the rust is just stupid!! if i saw anything like that i would think its a pile!!

Feb 1, 2009 at 7:16 pm

I say to each his own. But for me, I’ll stick to my carbon fibre.

Feb 1, 2009 at 6:36 pm

That looks so welfare-whoever thought this up shouldn’t be going anywhere near cars thats gross looking. Its a damn eye sore especially on a nice ride. Go back to the junkyard and think up another cute idea and let me know when you do cuz i enjoy a good laugh

Feb 1, 2009 at 6:09 pm

That looks nasty and dumb.

Feb 1, 2009 at 5:58 pm

WTF. That’s all I got to say about that.

Feb 1, 2009 at 4:00 pm

i already don’t like the import ricers, don’t udnerstand some of the things they do and this is another thing that proves my point, it just looks plain stupid if you actually meant to have a rusty hood or even worse have a hood painted to look rusty, what will the ricer idiots think of next, i’ll stick with my V8

Feb 1, 2009 at 3:24 pm

this is for the old euros. the new imports don’t look as good, if I saw a civic on the road covered with rust I’d just assume its some old redneck guy. The vdubs and that bimmer look pretty good. Love the old style tiny wide rims with white walls.

dont fucken worry
Feb 1, 2009 at 3:19 pm

ha gay

Feb 1, 2009 at 2:58 pm

I think this trend is ridiculous and I don´t understand why someone would do this to their car. It´s like dressing up in a suit and wearing 5 year old runners!! Tasteless! But then again people have the right to do what ever they like with their cars and everyone has different taste.

Feb 1, 2009 at 2:41 pm

I don’t beleive in polictical correctness and so I would have to say is, if you want your cars to look like crap than next light them on fire and give them a real flame job too.

Steve Neil
Feb 1, 2009 at 2:30 pm

It’s like Rat Rod meets Tuner. I don’t like it. It’ll pass very quickly too.

Feb 1, 2009 at 1:50 pm


Feb 1, 2009 at 1:46 pm

Im with Kori, some of them actually look good, while other look BAD. I myself dont understand why someone would due this to a car, but its that person car and if thats the look they going for then oh well. Im a Carbon Fiber type guy, haha.

Feb 1, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Wow never even heard of this before. Don’t really like how it looks.

Feb 1, 2009 at 1:29 pm

you guys are all hypocritical dicks i have seen your ride pages and you have no right using the word ricer 99% of your ride pages are worse than the cars on this post they look great end of story if your here to bitch about how “gay” rusted hoods are just go die but if you hare here to appreciate the uniqueness of these vehicles than by all means state your opinions

Feb 1, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Hate it, but it works with hondas pretty well, i almost bought a civic as a first car, sure am glad i didnt, i would have to wake up every morning and slap my self. its all about the DSM

John [One Bad Sixxx]
Feb 1, 2009 at 1:24 pm

This makes Jesus weep…

Feb 1, 2009 at 1:09 pm

LOL at the asshole with a bra.

Why don’;t you ricers go fuck yourselves, nobody wants to look at this shit.


Feb 1, 2009 at 12:32 pm

i have seen some stupid shit but that takes the cake…i thought the idea was to keep rust off ur car not let it rust…i mean who started this some broke ass kid didnt have enough to paint his car so he let it rust n told himself it was cool…ricers and people that drive the r stupid…how can u have a 90 hp honda and think its fast…get a life and go buy a real car

Feb 1, 2009 at 12:06 pm

I dnt really get it its like a rat rod look or sumthing but i think its the whole tuner thing where they think primers cool and they sand them down primer them sand them sum more then they never paint it then rain soaks in and u get a rusty ass hood SUPER Kustom yea kUSTOM WITH A K NOt get sum money and Candy Paint that bitch

Feb 1, 2009 at 11:56 am

well thats fuckin dumb …

Feb 1, 2009 at 11:35 am

These guys seem like they trying to cover up for, um… what was it again? Oh yeah, LACK OF POWER! Or they just dropped like 50,000 making their crappy 4 or 6 cylinder have 500 or 600 horse(which is were a big block is just starting), and can’t afford the new hood after they recked it. But we live in america so let them do what they want, even if it is stupid…very stupid.

P.S. Your imports aren’t rat rods

Feb 1, 2009 at 11:33 am

This is some really weird shit lol. Never heard of this. I under stand if you just let it rust then clear coat it, or put resin or something, but man give this a year or 2 and you have holes through your hood as well other parts starting to rust.

Feb 1, 2009 at 11:20 am

hey babe. you like my ride… you can hop on in if your up to date on your tetanus shots…

Feb 1, 2009 at 11:18 am

are your serious? some people will do anything to get attention… hey kids, golf balls have dents in them for aerodynamics so if you take a hammer to your Honda you can be cool and have aerodynamics too! oh and the ladies will love it!!!


Feb 1, 2009 at 10:55 am

it took me a while to start liking carbon fiber hoods, now theres a whole new revoluion of pointless crap goin on. damn honda drivers ruining normal things for everyone.

Feb 1, 2009 at 10:33 am

Are u fn kiddin me!? You mean instead of spendin hard earned cash on parts to make my ride cooler and faster all I needed was a rusty hood? Damn I got screwed!!! Oh well make metal hoods for my car anyways, my loss.

Feb 1, 2009 at 10:29 am

Wow, I’d say I hate it big time. That’s just dumb in my opinion…

Feb 1, 2009 at 10:22 am

I feel like maybe someone is a serial-grinder.

No one would do this to their car on purpose… someone’s running around grinding paint off of ricey rides!

Feb 1, 2009 at 9:56 am

Umm…I dont understand this trend at all so many nice cars destroyed by the rusted hood

Feb 1, 2009 at 9:52 am

I don’t know how I feel. I mean, yeah on some cars it looks awesome and on others not so much, but its unique and thats what makes the car industry so awesome.

By the way all of you people saying stuff like “gay” and shit, its may not be your taste, but the car owner is trying to stand out and I give them respect.

Feb 1, 2009 at 9:50 am

if you want that old antique look, just go find and old model-t in a barn, that should give you the tetnis-shot youve been looking for. i know its to each their own and all that, but you gotta have sense of style, not every car will look great with so much money dropped in it, then garnished with a hood thatll rust off before the next show. i do agree with alot an that does look like shit, but i do admit that the new Vdubs do look good, the golfs now look just as good as they did when they first came out, so adding and old dub-rodder look to a new dub i dont see being wrong. just leave it for the vdubs, this isnt a look for all “tuners”.

American Muscle
Feb 1, 2009 at 9:13 am


Feb 1, 2009 at 8:50 am

so basically if you dont like it shut the fuck up and rust proof your car

Feb 1, 2009 at 8:49 am

its the same concept as carbon fiber although carbon is more practical (it being lighter) so your basically just bitching about the color. its just a color people calm the hell down + it looks great on most of those cars

Feb 1, 2009 at 8:14 am

thats the stupidiest mod ever, i think those cheap rim covers from autozone look cooler than that, i hope i dont see a guy doing that to his hood, i will tell him how stupid his car looks

Feb 1, 2009 at 7:21 am

To each is his or her own. That’s the great thing about America. We can customize any way we want whether someone likes it or not. Not my cup of tea especially since I’m the automotive rustproofing business but I appreciate the creativity.

Feb 1, 2009 at 6:30 am


Feb 1, 2009 at 5:25 am

This is a joke…right>

Feb 1, 2009 at 4:18 am

Hey, on the plus side, I know exactly what I’m NOT doing to my car!

Feb 1, 2009 at 4:02 am

oh and another thing people… its really only theyre hoods that are rusted… good thing about that is that it can be removed and replaced at anytime… its when the hole car is rusted to fuck… thats when i go “wtf? have some pride and get a fucking paint job!!”

Feb 1, 2009 at 3:56 am

im fine with the look… i liked a few of the cars… the only thing im irritated by is the stupid lil VW drivers claiming the rust look… rat rods have been doin that rusted shit before VW’s were even cool… but anyways… quit hatin on the look everybody… if they want theyre cars to look like shit then so be it… the look will come and go anyways… kinda like those huge aluminium spoilers

Feb 1, 2009 at 1:54 am

So fucking stupid, why would anyone rust there hood? They can’t possibly think that looks good…

Feb 1, 2009 at 12:39 am

Maybe if it was rusted in a certain way to have a design or something, but just simply rusted out like on a lot of those rides doesn’t seem to work. Personally, I hate the idea of doing something like that. Carbon fibre, brushed aluminum, or a two-tone is a ton better. Racing stripes maybe too?

Feb 1, 2009 at 12:21 am

It’s definitely not for me but as silly as it seems It just may be the next big trend.

Jan 31, 2009 at 11:49 pm

The first one looks like someone got sick all over the hood. I had to laugh at the Honda with the Moutain Dew bottle sticking out of the foglight. The only two I kind of like are the black Golf and the green Golf with the Audi wheels.

Jan 31, 2009 at 10:30 pm

original concepts are often mocked by the masses, but overall in this case, I think the shits ugly! about 2 of em look cool..i like the blue golf, but carbon fiber would be cooler~

Jan 31, 2009 at 10:27 pm


Jan 31, 2009 at 9:58 pm

i needs to start slapping more people much often

Jan 31, 2009 at 9:55 pm

Thinks it looks terrible… Curious to know where this concept came from…

Jan 31, 2009 at 9:27 pm

All i thought was cool, was that Mountain Dew bottle stuck in the flat black spoon civic’s grill. As far as rusted hoods, i don’t think so.

Jan 31, 2009 at 9:15 pm

it only looks good if your whole car is going for the look of a beat down POS not if its a 08 jetta lol

Jan 31, 2009 at 7:47 pm

goooo nes 100% with u

Jan 31, 2009 at 7:36 pm

This is most certainly not a good fad. It looks terrible especially on the V dubs. Horrible!

Jan 31, 2009 at 7:35 pm

i second what george catsana says screw ricers

Jan 31, 2009 at 7:12 pm

I like it how much people bitch on how “gay” it looks, but if they saw the same rust on an early rat rod all of a sudden they scream like little college girls on how much they love it! If you love it so much then you wouldn’t mind seeing it on other cars. Just get over yourselfs people.

Jan 31, 2009 at 6:54 pm

i cant see just the hood rusted i would do the hole car in rusted paint job

george castansa
Jan 31, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Hondas will always be gay no matter how fast they are. These guys definatly are bum dart champions. and love the chocolate star fishes. they are trying to create the old school look out of pop cans. i didnt know aluminum rusted. Rice will never be cool….ever. The era of cool cars is ending i know.

Jan 31, 2009 at 6:15 pm

the trend is called fried rice you prick. haha

Jan 31, 2009 at 5:54 pm

Who in thier right mind would be stupid enough to do this to thier car? Whats next, holes in the muffler instead of a new exhaust? Forget trimming fenders for tire clearance.. just let it rust out. No No wait.. instead of a sun roof.. duct tape a salt lick to the top of the roof until it eats through the metal!

Jan 31, 2009 at 5:52 pm

wow now i know why the tuner crowd is bashed so much….

Jan 31, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Im intrigued by how retarded some people are I mean this is right up there with guys wearing girls jeans. They are stupid and just about everybody is laughing behind there back…. Notice that no one is looking at the rusty hooded cars.

Minus the ones that are painted to look like rust, that is different than actually having rust

Jan 31, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Sure most of the trends people have on their cars now are “copied” off of someone elses car, but at least some of them make sense or look good. This is shit.

Jan 31, 2009 at 4:27 pm

the bmw and jetta look great (bottom 2 pics) i dont see anything wrong with this all of these cars look good and hey each to their own

Jan 31, 2009 at 3:50 pm

These cars would look skank enough with their new unpainted fiberglass hoods and unpainted z3 fenders and ground effect kits. Seems just like another excuse for these guys to drive around in unfinished cars.

Jan 31, 2009 at 3:30 pm

i looks good on most cars…not all

Francisco S
Jan 31, 2009 at 3:27 pm

This should be left for the Rat Rods!

Jan 31, 2009 at 3:27 pm

WTF, omg, people lost wat cars were all about, originality, extension of oneself, not a rusted hood, wats next.. diferent color body panels

Jan 31, 2009 at 2:55 pm

this id hideous!
probably the worst idea ive ever heard of or seen
in regards to the pictures some cars woulda looked great without the retarded rust spots that is now a so called “upgrade”
i have rust spots on my car that i hate i would never let them get bigger and say it looks good

Jan 31, 2009 at 2:42 pm

HMmm what can I do to make my civic even more look like a piece of crap. This “trend” is fuckin stupid. How is this an UPGRADE???!!!

Jan 31, 2009 at 2:37 pm

every single one of those cars would look 100% better with a painted hood even if the cars pink and the hoods yellow…the whole rusty hood looks like butt hole

Jan 31, 2009 at 2:36 pm

are people tryin to make their rice burners look even dumber?

Jan 31, 2009 at 2:30 pm

There’s a difference between a trend that inspires us to accomplish a goal or task. A want or drive to improve. Because maybe some popular kid happened to tell hims friends the reason his hood wasn’t painted was to set a trend ( I assume this is how it started somewhere ), instead of saying I’m broke, is rediculous. Screw that trend. Primer black, sure. It protect the body. A trend should serve a purpose. This trend does nothing but instigate a short cut – I’ll save $100 if I don’t paint my hood and spend it on blue foot pedals. Whatever. Im sure this import trend will carry over to the classic or domestic market lol HAHHAHAHA whatever

Jan 31, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Here’s the thing many of you are missing. Sure some people may see it as ‘copying’ but really, when you think about it, ‘everything’ is copied. Back in the early hot rod years, many cars had Cragars, traction bars/ladder bars, Hurst shifters, side pipes, flames…that’s just how it goes. Nowadays, everyone (okay…most everyone) rolls on big chrome rims. Personally, I think the rusted hood ‘works’ on some of these rides…it fits.

The way I see it, these ‘trends’ come out, become popular and then lose their flair only to be resurrected some day in the future and then it gets a ‘remember when…’. Whether you like it or not, hot rodding and car modding goes in trends like this. Rat rods are making a comeback and are now ‘trendy’ when they were done by our fathers and grandfathers ‘back-in-the-day’.

The real difference is…some people know how to make a trend “work” effectively and some people do it “just because” and it looks lame. I’ve been customizing cars for years and I always say, do what you like and enjoy what you drive. If you succeed and people like your ride…great. If not, try something else, or just shut-up and enjoy it and don’t let the haters bother you.

Individuality is what hot rodding is all about…whether you follow the trends or not…make your ride unique…but most importantly…make it yours!

Jan 31, 2009 at 1:49 pm

A couple of these actually didnt look half bad, but overall I would never put a rusted item on my car, shine beats grime!

Jan 31, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Once a trend starts everybody has to do the same thing to fit in or be cool. I would call that being a Copy-Cat. Its so ridiculous that w/ all that rust would cause so much drag and slow down your 1/4 time, oh wait that rusted hood just gave them 50 more horse power. The human brain is a terrible thing to waste, I think they lack real imagination skills.

Jan 31, 2009 at 1:42 pm

In my opinion I don’t care for the rusted hood look. It looks very tacky, and makes the car look like crap. This style belongs on Rat Rods, not Tuners. Plus I hate rust on any vehicle and esp mine for that matter. I appreciate cars w/ class and style, this is not one of those factors. I own two vehicles a 2006 Scion tC and a 1995 Chevy S-10 Lowrider/Custom Modified, cars that look like this wouldn’t get my vote for a trophy or as a clean ride. If you take a look at HIN (Hot Import Nights), or NOPI, you don’t see this trash there. Its just like anything in this world, “A Fad”, comes and goes. I understand individuality, but this is ridiculous! Personally this look gives the whole tuner scene a bad name and labels our cars as rusted pieces of crap w/ no sence of style.

Jan 31, 2009 at 1:39 pm

They want to be like “rat-rods” but they’re can’t… so they stick a rusty hood on their foreign new cars. Bang up job morons.

Jan 31, 2009 at 1:38 pm

wow this is about stupid…If i am goin to gave a car its goin to be well taken care of. rust is called cancer for one reason…it spreads.

Jan 31, 2009 at 1:37 pm

I dont like it!

Jan 31, 2009 at 1:17 pm


prolly matches the rust on the scraped-up under carriage..

Jan 31, 2009 at 1:09 pm

i actually kinda like it when old cars are a little beat up… it distracts from the fact that it runs 10s. but when the whole car is clean and just the hood is rusty, it looks like shit

Jan 31, 2009 at 12:56 pm

huh, didn’t even know about this. I personally don’t care for it at all. oh, and just because someone posts that they don’t like this style doesn’t mean that they are ignorant. this bulletin was created so that personal opinions could be expressed.

Matt Wellumson
Jan 31, 2009 at 12:48 pm

I guess I am fine with it if the car is used on the Track, or especially in Rally. As, well, getting a track car painted all the time can be really expensive, using the money on more important parts can be of great value!

Jan 31, 2009 at 11:45 am

it looks really good on older boxyer cars =D hot rodders have been doing it for years, and this IS how styles get invented, if the first crazy ass motherfucker wouldnt of dont what he did to the first rat rod, WE WOULDNT HAVE RAT RODS! >.<

Jan 31, 2009 at 11:41 am

This isn’t even about ricers. I own a Mazda and have an honest respect for Subarus, Hondas & VW’s but THIS trend (if you want to call it that), is seriously effin retarded. Don’t even try to defend yourself either. You probably saw some random a**hat who did it to HIS car and you had to shove the idea down your throat just to accept it as “cool”. I guarantee you that one day you’re going to think back and say “wow, that was really stupid. I can’t believe I thought that was cool”.

Jan 31, 2009 at 11:33 am

Umm I’m knocking it, but I don’t get it. The only one I liked was the VW next to last where the whole car has the rust theme. I think it throws the car off just being on the hood. Oh well, it’s unique.

Jan 31, 2009 at 11:10 am


Jan 31, 2009 at 11:08 am

looks like shit

Jan 31, 2009 at 10:59 am

im not a fan, id rather have carbon fiber or just a normal paint job

Jan 31, 2009 at 10:44 am

All of you who hate… Please STFU for being so ignorant and close minded. <3

Just because it is different and new, you are intrigued and must hate. Ignorance. How the hell do you think any thing in the car scene started?

Jan 31, 2009 at 10:30 am

They are all slow cars, atleast let them have somthing so they seem fast, like there 1000 and 1 decals that adds trust to the 4 turbo boosters hooked up to this “NOS”.

Jan 31, 2009 at 10:20 am

what that’s a trend? just looks completely stupid. oh well their money not mine

Jan 31, 2009 at 10:12 am

that is by far the most stupid thing i have ever seen

Josh .O.
Jan 31, 2009 at 10:00 am

Looks dumb

Jan 31, 2009 at 9:57 am

If I saw that in person, I’d barf on it…. but who would be able to tell afterwards it looks the same lol. I can’t imaging touching the hood… I mean, I would never want to open or close that…. and there is no way a model would ever want to pose in front of that…

Looks completely retarded on an otherwise finished car.

Looks ignorant. I mean, some of those pics are just completely stock cars where the damaged hood was replaced and never painted. And now that looks cool?

There is no way this compares to having a nice carbon fiber hood, which just looks clean.

Looks like complete FAIL!

Jan 31, 2009 at 9:56 am

Looks pretty stupid, especially when it gets all orange. Maybe on some older cars and when the whole car is rusty it’s ok. But not on newer cars.

Jan 31, 2009 at 9:45 am

rusty hoods??? wtf??? that looks stupid as hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 31, 2009 at 9:44 am

just another way to make ur rice burner look even dumber

Jan 31, 2009 at 9:41 am

looks fricken retarded

Jan 31, 2009 at 9:40 am

One word, Retarded

Jan 31, 2009 at 9:40 am

I’m sorry but put the rusty hood on an old beat up rusted car and keep it there! Personally I think it’s worse than people having a black primered hood so it appears to be a carbon fiber hood from about 20 miles away.

Jan 31, 2009 at 9:06 am

I like it a lot better than the carbon fiber hood craze (though that serves a more practical purpose). Some of these actually look pretty good!

Jan 31, 2009 at 8:43 am

okay so this is how i see it…i like (kinda) the way it looks on flat/satin paint cars but not on shiny ones…being from michigan i see a LOT of rust most of the time this just makes the car look cheap and that you do not care for you car . as for this look being urban hardly this look is more junk yard and looks better on rat rods.

Frank von B.
Jan 31, 2009 at 8:30 am

I don`t realy get it why they do it on te new cars
but i think it looks ok on the mk1 and mk2 golf (or rabbit as you call them) but thats my taste.
But i realy like it on the Opel/Vauxhall/Chevrolet/Holden Corsa B those start to rust in the brochure. thats humour! whit out speaking of te side exaust and the strap on roofrack

Jan 31, 2009 at 8:12 am

I have mixed feelings on it, on a newer car not so much. (The EF sedan looks pretty good) I would prefer to see bare metal with a clear coat on it or to have it look like the EG the way it would rust in a few years not a full panel of just rust. I like the flat green Vdub, it just seems to fit. I wouldn’t do it (I don’t have my metal hood anymore anyway) I might do it to my dented fender, just cause I cant fix it.

Jan 31, 2009 at 7:59 am

it ruins the cars image. all of those cars could be very very nice if it werent for the rust. it looks like they spent all this money on painting their cars and ran out of money before it was done… i dont understand why this is even appealing. as long as i can remember rust is a bad thing? but who knows i could be wrong

Jan 31, 2009 at 7:47 am

I don’t get it. why the hell would you ever want to do that? it looks gross and it doesn’t even make sense.

Jan 31, 2009 at 7:12 am

Wow ….well there are a bunch of ignorant people on this page!!!! …. chill out!!, I for one love this look and the way you guys are responding, is exactly why… the reason people do this is Not for you to go OHHH ITS SO CLEAN!!! “Really I would have never guessed” it’s because you go WTF!?!? Good or bad publicity it’s all good… Plus it really gives it an urban street look and as far as AJ’s comment…..Dude wow you are really slow in the thought department!! any car that goes really fast is going to outweigh the price of the car in Mods even your 60G coke bottle camaro pulling 9′s I bought my Impreza for $450 and have 3g’s in it to make 450hp
And as far as a 600hp civic being still… a civic REALLY so if I have a 487648923902 hp Lambo its still a Lambo??? WOW! Who would have guessed some people like the civic and having one that can take a zo6 for a walk (I have seen it done) is pretty bad ass if you ask me! And no, most tuners don’t have pipes large enough to stick your head in it but we can start talking about trucks and muscle!??!? Shall we? telling us to get over ourselves, get over you self Cars are cars If it sucks in air and Blast out power in Fire and carbon dioxide I love it… muscle, tuner, bike, whatever open youre fucking eyes! I owned many muscle cars …. Real muscle cars 80 firebird 383 stroker 74 camaro… etc and I have owned many tuners and I can’t honestly tell you which one I love more

Jan 31, 2009 at 7:11 am

Wow ….well there are a bunch of ignorant people on this page!!!! …. chill out!!, I for one love this look and the way you guys are responding, is exactly why… the reason people do this is Not for you to go OHHH ITS SO CLEAN!!! “Really I would have never guessed” it’s because you go WTF!?!? Good or bad publicity it’s all good… Plus it really gives it an urban street look and as far as AJ’s comment…..Dude wow you are really slow in the thought department!! any car that goes really fast is going to outweigh the price of the car in Mods even your 60G coke bottle camaro pulling 9′s I bought my Impreza for $450 and have 3g’s in it to make 450hp
And as far as a 600hp civic being still… a civic REALLY so if I have a 487648923902 hp Lambo its still a Lambo??? WOW! Who would have guessed some people like the civic and having one that can take a zo6 for a walk (I have seen it done) is pretty bad ass if you ask me! And no, most tuners don’t have pipes large enough to stick your head in it but we can start talking about trucks and muscle!??!? Shall we? telling us to get over ourselves get over you self Cars are cars If it sucks in air and Blast out power in Fire and carbon dioxide I love it muscle, tuner, bike, whatever open you fucking eyes! I owned many muscle cars …. Real muscle cars 80 firebird 383 stroker 74 camaro… etc and I have owned many tuners and I can’t honestly tell you which one I love more

Jan 31, 2009 at 7:00 am

Yeah, we dubbers can take credit for this particular look. Erm, I can fix that for you…….

Jan 31, 2009 at 6:47 am

Maybe on an older car some rust looks ok (its just natural). Why a rusty hood when the rest of the car looks good? I just don’t get it.

Jan 31, 2009 at 6:38 am

Are you frickin serious get over your self I’m sick of all these people with there stupid ricers talkin about how all there cars are so cool. I don’t care if you have a 600 HP civic it’s still a CIVIC. It’s always gonna be a civic. And your rusted hoods are even more queer. I thought exhaust pipes you could stuff your head in were bad. Your cars isn’t cool it’s an econo box with more money in the rims and engine then the car is even worth.

joshua miller
Jan 31, 2009 at 5:56 am

i was actually going to do this to my caprice like a year ago, but my wife wouldn’t allow it. she said it would look gay, but i retorted, “how can it look gay, its flat black w/ a built big block in it!” she said, “cuz it just would!” so i said, “it falls under the 800 lb. gorilla clause,” she responded “huh, what the hell is that?!” i told her, “what does an 800 lb. gorilla do for fun?” kate said “i dont know! what?” i said “WHAT EVER THE F**K IT WANTS!”

but seriously, my hood was rusted because i left the garage door open after stripping it. i dont have a problem w/ the older cars that have em, but for christ’s sake(!!!!!!!!), if the damn car has less than 50,000 miles on it, its not gonna be rusty unless you make it rusty. i should know, i’m from mid michigan, rust capital of the world!!!!!!!

hating on honda
Jan 31, 2009 at 4:35 am

ugggh thanx for giving ricers an even worse reputation!!!! ASSHOLES…

Jan 31, 2009 at 2:33 am

gay,gay, gay, gay, gay, gay

Jan 31, 2009 at 2:32 am

I used to think people were to cheap to paint their hoods when I saw this first. Next we will be driving around with shattered glass because it is cool.

Jan 31, 2009 at 2:27 am

why would you want trash on your car

Jan 31, 2009 at 2:24 am

they must be running out of stuff to do to there car

Jan 31, 2009 at 2:22 am

Is this seriouse , How retarded!!!!!!!

Jan 31, 2009 at 2:11 am

no f**king way, paint your hood you lazy asses

Jan 31, 2009 at 1:57 am

no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no THAT IS STUPID!

Jan 31, 2009 at 1:54 am

There is no style to this its just a lazy way of trying to look cool…and it doesn’t. Seriously if I want a rusty car I’ll go to the local scrap dealer and buy one off of them. I agree that this will become ricey vary quickly.

Jan 31, 2009 at 1:40 am

I always loved the rat look. it looks great to me.

Jan 31, 2009 at 12:16 am

some of em are ok but id keep the rusted look for the ol Rat rods

Jan 31, 2009 at 12:06 am

forget the rusted hoods wats with the mountain dew bottle stuck in the bumper of the civic in pic #11? is that a new fad too?

Jan 30, 2009 at 11:51 pm

I dont really think this fad is going to last very long, Its like riding a fixed gear bike, and wearing super tight jeans (EMO).

Jan 30, 2009 at 11:37 pm

this isn’t style, it’s neglect.
and why would anyone even remotely think this looks good?

Shane Debruine
Jan 30, 2009 at 10:48 pm

Now now people…..with the current conditions of the global economy we must sacrifice and mod very inexpensively.

Jan 30, 2009 at 10:43 pm

It only looks cool on old VWs
The Focus and Civics just look ridiculously stupid.
This trend is gonna become really ricey really quick thanks to civics

Jan 30, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Okay I understand that everybody has their own taste and style but don’t take a nice car and demoralize it by letting the hood rust! This is sooooo retarded and the sad part is, somebody somewhere is probably making money from this………….. Retarded

Alex Williams
Jan 30, 2009 at 10:34 pm

Leave it on the CLASSIC(Air-Cooled)Dubs only! Personally, other than that, Primer is ok, paint is great if taken care of. I am one person, that’s my opinion, Make the world diverse and fun! I like that.

Jan 30, 2009 at 10:11 pm

what the heck?

that looks retarded!

Jan 30, 2009 at 10:09 pm

yeah not for me if u cleared it wouldnt it still eat through the bottom whats the point??? a couple cars look alright but in the long run do you have a big rusted modded pile of garbage!!!????

John A
Jan 30, 2009 at 10:08 pm

I’m confused, can you make a rat rod out of a modern day import? I personally don’t like just the hood but I’m conflicted about if the whole car is semi-rusty.

Jan 30, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Ya know, I change my mind. Some of the random patterns made in some of the lighter colors of rust would make a kick ass custom paint job if clearcoated….. It’d have to be done for the whole car though…(pic 18 color)

Jan 30, 2009 at 9:53 pm

To each their own I guess but doesn’t the rust run down and stain the good paint?

Jan 30, 2009 at 9:52 pm

thas hella “JDM” haha fuckin gay as hell

Jan 30, 2009 at 9:20 pm

wow if this is hot i dont want to hear shit about cars on 28s being dumb ever again lol

Jan 30, 2009 at 9:19 pm

wow if this is hot i dont want to hear shit about on 28s being dumb ever again lol

Jan 30, 2009 at 8:58 pm

not to rag on anyone but i think V-dub’s should have kept it. there the only ones who can really pull it off. and personally i just dont like it really. but everyone has there thing.

Jan 30, 2009 at 8:45 pm

Where I come from, we try to avoid this sort of thing. I guess if rust is in I was riding in style in high school.

Jan 30, 2009 at 8:31 pm

This has to be a joke. People don’t actually do this right?

Jan 30, 2009 at 8:25 pm

why the hell would you work so hard on your car to just add something that makes it look like a POS?

Jan 30, 2009 at 8:24 pm

olskool vw’s are also air cooled, tuners should get rid of their radiators :p

Jan 30, 2009 at 8:09 pm

I don’t care where the style came from it looks awful educate yourself on good taste!

Jan 30, 2009 at 7:54 pm

I love the comments you guys are posting. As its been said once before, Educate your self, this is not NEW. Its been around for a long time. This of course isn’t true hoodride. Its more Hoodride Style.

I did it to mine because I am fan of old vw’s. I like the unchanged threw time look. Wheels, set it down low, have fun with it. I also did it because I think the VIP style is nice, but cost way to much. I mean, some of the things Garson, Spirits, Kenstyle, DAMD sell is WAY over priced. And being in the Scion Community it’s over ran with VIP JDM and pure show cars. So why not bring some old school flavor, to a new company? I also think the fact that half the people here hate it, is good. Now, go watch your Fast and the Furious 4 trailer and talk about how its all rice!

Jan 30, 2009 at 7:48 pm

its like RAT ROD meets Tuners awsome

Zach W
Jan 30, 2009 at 7:46 pm

i dont care what kinda history its got, im not lovin it.

Jan 30, 2009 at 7:40 pm

looks gay

Jan 30, 2009 at 7:30 pm

tat is fuckin kool becuse i have vw bug and have a DA asome

hey guy
Jan 30, 2009 at 7:27 pm

O snap.. When did this happen?! I think it looks pretty cool but it sure doesn’t work for all of them.
The black bmw is sex

Jan 30, 2009 at 7:26 pm

really i like how many people have ragged on this “hood ride” thing when they probably don’t have a clue how it started or where it originally comes from… its a style and you can win awards and shows with its…. its mostly a V.W A.C.E thing but its carried over to water cooled and other cars… don’t rag on something cuz you don’t think it looks good or if you don’t know what its about… educate your self.

Jan 30, 2009 at 7:12 pm

eww!!! thats the stupidest thing ive ever seen!

Jan 30, 2009 at 6:58 pm

WTF! HUH! Are you kidding me this is what passes for cool trend!!!!!????? anybody who would purposely put a rusted hood on their car is seriously out of touch and I see a straight jacket in their future!

Jan 30, 2009 at 6:57 pm

I appreciate some good hard earned rust or patina but rusting a good hood on a cleaned up, shined up ride? Pass.

Jan 30, 2009 at 6:51 pm

some idiot who bought a hood from the bone yard started this by accedent. i hate it. whats up with the whole roof rack thing too?

Chuck Diesel
Jan 30, 2009 at 6:39 pm

that looks like shit no matter what car you put it on

Jan 30, 2009 at 6:37 pm

Why? I guess I don’t get a lot of the big trends right now. Why not do stuff that has stood the test of time instead of follow one trend after another, so that in a few years your car doesn’t look dated.

Jan 30, 2009 at 6:33 pm

That’s disgusting!!! It’s insulting to the car!!!

Jan 30, 2009 at 6:30 pm

looks like another ricer fad to me….

Jan 30, 2009 at 6:20 pm

i like it

Jan 30, 2009 at 6:20 pm

the older euros seem to just make it more “natural” i like it, as long as its done tastefully

Jan 30, 2009 at 6:16 pm

is it me or did anybody else get a huge craving for a bowl of Uncle Bens after viewing those pics? jus kidding, not all of the cars are ricers.

Jan 30, 2009 at 6:11 pm

Ahhh, one step closer to Idiocracy?

Jan 30, 2009 at 6:06 pm

This has got to be some of the stupidest sh*t i have ever seen in my life, why don’t they just go ahead and put three foot wings on there to.

Jan 30, 2009 at 6:02 pm

Suck you!

Jan 30, 2009 at 5:57 pm

I like some and I hate some.

Can someone explain the roof racks with all the random crap in them?

Jan 30, 2009 at 5:53 pm

Looks good on the mk2 jetta coupe, makes it look line an art piece. The bimmer would look so much better if it was all black and didn’t have a missing head light.

Jan 30, 2009 at 5:36 pm

i think its kinda dumb to put rust on your car, not take it off. it looks OK on the older vw’s but it looks stupid on everything else.

Jan 30, 2009 at 5:36 pm

screw u idoits hating im gonna do it to my car

Jan 30, 2009 at 5:16 pm

why spend so much money on a car to let it rust? (ANYWHERE) im completely opposite…i see rust i go to the nearest bodyshop but…to each his own like everyone else is saying.

Jan 30, 2009 at 5:00 pm

i don’t think i’ll be doing that to my car anytime soon but the older version of the golf looks great

Jan 30, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Been rocking a unpainted hood since the end of summer. Of course, I just stripped the paint and primer with Aircraft Paint remover… Then to make it stand out a bit, I did a checkered board in satin black and bare metal. Been letting nature run its course, and now that its seen some road salt, it should start rusting soon.

I, to my knowledge, am the first Scion to do this… And a few have joined the few, the proud, the rusting…

Jan 30, 2009 at 4:42 pm

friends don’t let friends have rusty hoods

Jan 30, 2009 at 4:37 pm

The brushed steel looks awesome, if you could clear coat it or lock it in before it starts to rust that would look sick, otherwise, the rust is stupid. There is poor people, like me, who cant afford to get your car painted/repainted so you live with what you have, then, people who can afford it make they’re cars look like crap? retarded

Jan 30, 2009 at 4:18 pm


Looks like shite. Primer > Rust

Jan 30, 2009 at 4:15 pm

God I love it..and I’m glad to see it making its way to other cars..Like the Scion xB! Woo!

Jan 30, 2009 at 4:13 pm

H-a-r-d t-o c-o-p-y,so it’s o.k.!!!

Jan 30, 2009 at 4:12 pm


Jan 30, 2009 at 4:11 pm

def not a fan

Jan 30, 2009 at 4:09 pm

never herd of it and i think that it is the most retarded thing i have ever seen!!!!!!!!

Jan 30, 2009 at 3:49 pm

I knew that some people did this on purpose to fool people they may be racing against, but the entire car would look like it had been sitting in the back forty for years, they’re called beaters. Why you would just make the hood look like that and the rest of the car look pristine, to me that kind of makes the rest of the car look bad.

Jan 30, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Hood ride taking over! This has entered the Scion spectrum as well. Check out the link for several xB owners rusting up their Scions. I don’t really care for rust on a new car or classic for that matter, but as always to each his own!


Jan 30, 2009 at 3:44 pm

This one makes me cringe. It’s like you don’t even care about your car. I hope that in ten years super-models won’t go down the runway with leprosy and extreme sunburns.

Gleb V.
Jan 30, 2009 at 3:34 pm

to further elaborate…

rust (on cars) = CANCER!
so if you think cancer is cool…then u diserve a big old “FAIL”!

really don’t like this “trend”, if you can’t tell lol

Jan 30, 2009 at 3:31 pm

the brushed steel looks good as 4 the rust….

Gleb V.
Jan 30, 2009 at 3:29 pm

ummmm ok?!
all these years i’ve making jokes about having “custom” rust spots on cars…like: “BAAAM! check out the custom rustage of the hood!”

are these guys serious?
personal opinion…looks like crap, go and kill yourself! lol

Jan 30, 2009 at 3:26 pm

What’s to like! I mean, sure it’s something different, but it doesn’t even match most of those cars. The VW (3rd pic from top) at least goes with that hood, but that R32 or GTi in black on black wheels look ridiculous! He just ruined the car!

Jan 30, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Not cool!! That’s like painting fake rust on a new hotrod… Patina is cool for a reason. YOU CAN’T CREATE PATINA!!!

Jan 30, 2009 at 2:37 pm

rusty-fiber hood cool lol …..looks good on some cars and bad on others

Jan 30, 2009 at 2:37 pm

I was all over this trend way before these guys got started. My old ’93 Spirit 2.5L TBI came to me in somewhat “desperate condition”. Worn out rusty rockers and pealling tan paint started my car’s natural work. It was the product of 13 years of nature at work. I added to the styling by banging up the sides a little. Kissed a guard rail on the driver’s side and had a driveway incident on the passenger. This heightened the effect of wear by trading paint, leaving indentations and in the case of my rear quarter, a hole the size of a half dollar. Now that’s cool!!! But wait!! It didn’t stop there. I had to replace my trunk lid resulting in a scratched red trunk. I also wanted to add factory foglights, so I found the correct white colored bumper with the factory cutouts I needed. It matches my steelies with busted hub cap covers…. And to think people spend time and money to achieve this look? I just don’t get it.

Jan 30, 2009 at 2:34 pm

I think it ruins nicely made clean cars: I really like the red Civic at the top otherwise.

Though, it does look good when the whole car looks like a rusty old beater, with a beast of an engine hidden under the hood.

Jan 30, 2009 at 2:29 pm

lol. The only one properly done was labeled ‘hood ride’.

Captain Bacon
Jan 30, 2009 at 2:15 pm

I don’t hate it but I don’t like it that much either. I’d definitely never do it to any car belonging to me.

I think the Rabbit third from the top pulls it off best though.

Jan 30, 2009 at 2:12 pm

It’s a hoopdie thing.

Jan 30, 2009 at 1:40 pm

ok… I like it…
Especially the Bimmer and the blue Gold IV.

Jan 30, 2009 at 1:24 pm

That’s just… weird. But to each his own I suppose.

Jan 30, 2009 at 1:21 pm

it makes alota sence. with all the mass produced parts on these cars its kinda cool to see something natural. it makes the cars seem a little more alive.

Jan 30, 2009 at 12:51 pm

The only one that looks good is the bimmer at the end!
is that the SLR guy on the third pic???

Jan 30, 2009 at 12:32 pm

This seems unnatural. If you saw a rusty ’32 ford rat rod and parked it beside anyone of the above cars, you would see how awkward it looks. I just don’t expect to see rust on a car that new.

Although, if it’s an overall theme, it fits better. I kinda like the flat green VW in the middle. I personally wouldn’t do this though.

Jan 30, 2009 at 12:19 pm

I like my “antique finishes” in furniture. I like my cars shiny and new.

Jan 30, 2009 at 11:55 am

I am gonna strip the paint off my hood, so I can be with the “IN” crowd.

Jan 30, 2009 at 11:54 am

Pretty pointless if you ask me. Eventually you’re going to have to replace the hood when it gets too rotted. It looks trashy on a completly finished car. The “antique” hood only goes along if the rest of the car is the same way. But I do like the unfinished metal hood with the star against the flat black on that Civic hatch.

Jan 30, 2009 at 11:49 am

I can see the brushed steel look, but a rusted hood when the rest of the car has nice paint?

Jan 30, 2009 at 11:48 am

it looks fucking stupid

Chris J
Jan 30, 2009 at 11:31 am

fuck no!!
It looks like an unfinished project car.

Jan 30, 2009 at 11:29 am

stupid. just plain stupid.

Jan 30, 2009 at 11:24 am

I don’t understand this at all. I could understand, and it would look cool, on a rat rod; but most of these cars here are from the early 90′s or later…. You couldn’t impress me with a car like that no matter what motor was in it. “Yea but… your hood is rusted as hell dude…”

Jan 30, 2009 at 11:09 am

I don’t quite get it, but too each their own right?

Jan 30, 2009 at 11:07 am

wow some of these rides actually look well done with the combination of that rusted hood (especially the Bimmer at the end) but….most of them look bad with it.

OH well….if it makes someone happy, i guess thats all that matters haha

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