Glossary Terms and Jokes of Model Car

Chopped Top: Lowered top
High Boy: Street rod with fenders and running boards removed and the body in its original above the frame position.
Pancaked: is when a car’s axle’s are bent and the fender whels are cut out to make the car be touching the ground so low where your finger cannot go under the bottom of the car. (Submitted by Cody Griffin)

Decked: body chrome removed, holes filled and smoothed
Slammer: Model car with no interior and no engine.
Scribe: cut open by passing fresh blade through engraved panel lines to open doors or trunks (Submitted by Jake McCauley)

Woodie: a car with wood on the outside of the body
Curbside: Model car with no engine
Kit Bashed: A model that’s been modified by using various pieces form other model kits.
(Submitted by John.R.Hawrylak)
FINISHED: That rare state of completion caused by complete determination & diligence. Often found in modelers collections at the rate of 20:1, un-finished vs. finished. (Submitted by John V. Agugliaro)

10 Ways That Life Would Be Different If Microsoft Built Cars 

         10. New seats would require everyone be the same size.

         9. We’d all have to switch to Microsoft Gas.

         8. The U.S. Government would be getting subsidies from an automaker.

         7. The oil, alternator, gas, and engine warning light would be replaced by a
         single “General Car Fault” warning light.

         6. Sun Motor Car Systems would make a car that was solar-powered, twice
         as reliable, five times as fast, but would only run on 5% of the roads.

         5. You would constantly be pressured to upgrade your car.

         4. You could only have one person in your car at a time, unless you bought
         Car ’95 or Car NT; but then, you’d have to buy more seats.

         3. Occasionally, your car would just die for no reason, and you would have
         to restart it. For some strange reason, you would just accept this as normal.

         2. Every time the lines on the road were repainted, you’d have to buy a new

         1. People would get excited about the new features in Microsoft cars,
         forgetting completely that they had been available in other brands for years.