Marv! You finally came out from under your shade tree! If I knew all it took was car talk, I would've broached the subject long ago.OK Russ - You wanted me to post - so you got me riled up.
I'm from the Big D and we did know about cars. I was part of the famous cruisin' Woodward Ave back in the day. Although we were more into hot cars than hot rods. That cruise remains today as the Dream Cruise and brings hundreds of vintage cars to continue up and down the street looking for that string of drive-ins that no longer exist.
The One and Only Dream Cruise
In my neck of the woods, Anne--"souped up" may well as meant pouring Campbell's Chicken Noodle into the radiator...Just one state west of you, some 60's teens actually were hot-rodders, souping up their small block Chevy's.