As fun as it is when you're totally absorbed in the act of finding, repairing, building, and driving a hot rod, there is no greater joy than doing the exact same thing with a few like-minded buddies who will go to the same depths as you.

The Hack Brothers isn't really a car club, nor are any of the participants related to each other, unless you closely examine their hot rod DNA, which is where you might find the common thread: a love for the 1960s-era Willys Gassers.

Jump on the computer and look up "Gasser Wars" or "Willys Gasser" and you could spend the rest of your life reading up on the slice of hot rodding history that dominated dragstrips of the mid 1960s.

But long before there were personal computers in everyone's homes (let alone in everyone's pockets), these four fanatics found each other through their common love of Willys and started hanging out while each other built their respective rides.

Whether they show up in force at hot rod functions in the Midwest or just roll into a local parking lot in their hometown of Joplin, Missouri, people take notice. And as much fun as it would be to take any one of these coupes down the highway, there really isn't anything better than cruising down the street in a Willys Gasser, only to look in the rearview mirror to see three more of your friends bringing up the rear in their rides.