Two of my writers have different views about Resto-Mods and I have been trying to sort out exactly what the term means.
In my book (and one of the writers agrees) a Resto-Mod is a car that’s “Restored and Modernized.” In most cases, the car will have a ’60s or early-’70s muscle car body, but everything else will be modern. There are some Resto-Mods built with 1940s and 1950s bodies, too. But they have crate engines, custom-fabricated frames, “dub” type tires and wheels and newly-stitched-up interiors.
The other writer calls cars like this “Hybrids.” He says they are not Resto-Mods. To him, the “mod” in Resto-Mod means “modified” instead of “Modernized.” So he says a Resto-Mod is the same thing as a “modified” (which seems to be a general description to me).
I need your help to pin down exactly what Resto-Mod means. How about it? What do you think?