The relationship between a father and son can be a strange yet wonderful thing. Essentially, the average dad would like nothing more than to pass on his life's interests, hobbies, and even learned skills to his male offspring. sometimes the odds are in his favor; other times, the hopes of a child becoming a fireman, doctor, or teacher are met with the reality of a struggling musician, a starving artist, or simply an extended inhabitant of his parents' home. When it comes to a specialized occupation like, say, a professional hot rod builder, which requires a unique personality to begin with, history has shown more often than not that the V-8 gene is passed down through the generations with relative success. such is the case with the Robinson family-or is it?

Head of the household Fat Jack Robinson has been building street rods ever since they were first called that back in the late '60s. initially, he built cars in his spare time while making a living as a journeyman carpenter, but by the mid-'70s he had made his hobby his career. he developed, established, and stuck with a particular build style, setting trends instead of following them. He literally translated the nickname he'd carried with him since high school into the creations he churned out-fat-fendered, fat-tired, and fat-powered (no Fat Jack's hot rod is complete without a healthy big-block Chevy). along the way, Fat Jack's also created a hugely successful, distinct line of hot rod parts, many still in production/use to this day.