"What impresses me the most about this entire job is the economy of it... you don't find much for $15,000 anymore, especially something as pretty and as usable as this.  I like it!"

"Big Daddy" Don Garlits, ESPN2, May '99

"The bonus is the car cost less than $10,000 to build, attracts just as much attention as pricier cars, and speaks volumes about an owner who seeks distinction in what he drives."

KIT CAR, May '99

"Roadholding, 300ft. skidpad:

Plymouth Prowler: 0.79g. Rodster: 0.78g."

Car and Driver, July '98 and Sept. '99

"Here's the ticket to a low-buck fat-fendered hot rod."

Popular Mechanics, Nov. '98

"The nostalgic Super Deluxe front clip is reminiscent of cars of the late '30s and 40s and gives the Rodster a more muscular look."

KIT CAR, Nov. '98

“The Caroselli Rodster may be the world’s easiest-to-build street rod.”

HOT ROD magazine’s How To Build A Street Rod, Apr. ‘98

“ . . . one of the five best new kits.”

KIT CAR, Sept. ‘97

“Imagine, a dependable hot rod you could drive every day. It boggles the mind.”

New York Post, Jun. ‘96

"To say that this new Rodster Super Deluxe is cool -- in a street rod sense -- is a giant understatement."

KIT CAR, May '99


“. . . there’s a lot of hot rodding room here.”

HOT ROD, Aug. ’96

“. . . you don’t have to be afraid to drive the Rodster across the entire United States and back.”

Automobile, Mar. ‘97

“Like the original hot rods, the Rodster affects a reasonably priced, easy-build way to have a custom vehicle that’s all your own.”


"Not only does its look rival that of today's hottest show cars, but it's ready, willing, and able to head cross-country on a whim."

KIT CAR, May '99

“. . . made from flawless fiberglass – some of the best we’ve ever seen.”


“Quick & easy low-cost kit.”

KIT CAR, Nov. ‘97


"A cool, affordable, back-to-basics, home-built street rod."

Car and Driver, Sept. '99

“At 500 pounds lighter, the Rodster dramatically improves the driveability of it’s donor vehicle.”

Cruisin’ Style, Oct. ‘96

“The Rodster was a people magnet everywhere it appeared on the tour...”

KIT CAR, Nov. ‘97

“. . . it is fun. And cheap compared with traditional hot rods . . .”

AutoWeek, Nov. ’97

“. . . the Rodster is also capable of posturing with the best street rods in the nation.”

KIT CAR, Sept. ‘97

“The Rodster got its share of thumbs-ups.”

HOT ROD, Dec. ‘97

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