Rat rods are invading Vegas...


Join us at the beautiful Village at Lake Las Vegas as rat rodders from around the U.S. and Canada showcase their machines, talk shop, and have a good ol' fashioned shindig.


The car show portion of the event will span the entire day while we immerse ourselves in live music, drinks, food, and the rat rod culture. Free to both car owners and the public, folks will be able to interact with rat rodders featured in Rat Rod Magazine and see their award winning machines up close.


The Rat Rod Magazine and National Rat Rod Association founders will be on hand including Editor & NRRA President Steve Thaemert, Head Builder Bryan Dagel, Director of Photography Chad Truss, Artist Nick Sinclair, and many more.


The event will culminate with pin-up photoshoots for special inclusion in Rat Rod Magazine, including an easy-going contest with the winners receiving extra feature space in the magazine.


Ratpalooza happens on the 6th day of the Rat Rod Tour, which starts in Mahtowa MN (just south of Duluth) and winds it's way through the Rocky Mountains, down into Vegas, across the Hoover Dam, over parts of historic Route 66, and into California and beyond. This epic rat rod journey will be driven (that's right, no trailers here...) by folks as far as Canada, the east coast, and the deep south.


Rat rodders are encouraged to join the caravan at any point of the tour at one of the many destinations or rendezvous points, and travel as far as they feel comfortable. Tour participants will receive special items commemorating the event and will be featured in a special edition of Rat Rod Magazine. The entire tour will also be filmed for documentation and TV.



Updated Rat Rod Tour schedule HERE

Official 11x17 Ratpalooza poster HERE

September 7th, Pre-Party (open to the public)

Molly Malones Irish Pub, Las Vegas


September 8th, Ratpalooza


The Village at Lake Las Vegas


8am | Fill up the Village with rats. No registration.

9am | Gates open to the public

2pm | Pin-up photoshoots

3pm - 7pm | Enjoy the great shops/casino/restaurants that The Village has to offer, mingle with rat rodders


The Village has a live waterfront music event going on after the show for those interested.


After-Party with Welderup and the Junkyard Pirates in Las Vegas, just up the road from our hotel. 



GREAT two-night rates through the Silverton Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas call 800 588 7711 and use code SCIRRM1


The Tour hangs around Henderson/Las Vegas for some activites on the 9th, and then shoves off for Laughlin/Bullhead City for the final cruise across parts of route 66. Activities include brunch at Mountain Springs Saloon and ziplining in Boulder City with Flightlinez.


For more information, questions, comments - whatever you may have - hit us up at info@ratrodmagazine.com


2012 Rat Rod Magazine | National Rat Rod Association | Rat Rod Tour