Chop Tops - Go their own way

Rockabilly band from Santa Cruz, California with an identity that is sufficiently their own to claim their own music style: revved-up rockabilly.
Why band name Chop Tops - Viper Red 1936 Ford Coupe

Not so strange, this automotive industry jargon, because a chop top is a car of which the body has been taken away partly and replaced by streamlined parts, resulting in a whole new, personalized means of transport.

Chop topping became popular in the 1950s. To get an idea: see (now and then) Pimp My Ride on MTV.

Active: 1995-present, USA
Site: http://www.thechoptops.com/

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