Believe it or not, hot rods played a key role in the popularization of the old-school minibike that so many of us remember from our childhoods. In this video short, David Freiburger applies his encyclopedic knowledge to two wheels, telling the tail of Hot Rod magazine's involvement with these goofy little bikes, and how hot-rod culture and minibike culture develped hand-in-hand. It's a fun trip down memory lane with some insightful info about these rad little machines. On this episode of HOT ROD Unlimited, Joe Rivello of Taco Mini Bikes builds HOT ROD magazine a custom mini bike based off their traditional style bikes. We also visit Joe Sebergandio, founder of Joe's Mini Bike Reunion which hosts thousands of old, new and extreme mini bikes from all over the country. Watch David Freiburger rip the custom HOT ROD mini bike and learn about how connected hot rodding is with mini bike culture.