How do you "soup up" a hot rod anyway? Spark early readers' natural curiosity about cool rides with this inquiry-based nonfiction approach to hot rods. Originally, hot rods were built for drag racing. Drivers would take an average car, like a 1932 Ford roadster, and chop it up to make it lighter and more powerful. Windshields, fenders, and bumpers were just dead weight. People still race all kinds of hot rods. Appeal to budding racers with this question-and-answer book covering hot rod styles, history, fuel, and parts. Simple infographics draw in browsers and visual learners. This North American Spanish translation includes a Stay Curious! feature that encourages kids to keep asking questions while doubling as a mini media literacy lesson on research skills. Includes glossary and index.