Hot Rod Scallops
Scallops, the other flames.
Scallops is a paint style or treatment given to a Hot Rod or Custom to give it a truly unique look. So how did hey get tehri name, well if you look at a real scallop shell you can see the classical shape on the ridges running from the centre of the back of the shell radially out to the edge of the shell.
Sometimes they make a vehicle look fast just standing still. This style originally came from the fighters and light planes of the 30's. The salt lakes cars were probably the first, with the So-Cal bellytank racer featuring the now famous red with white scallops and the Pierson Bros. Coupe setting the trend back in 1949. One of the first to try this style on a hot rod was Ed "Big Daddy" Roth when he did Ken Allen's F100 back in 1957. The style has become popular again especially through the building of the So-Cal Special roadster.
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