Green’s Dictionary of Slang

hot-rod v.

(US) to drive fast and aggressively; also in fig./ext. use.

Daily Indep. (Murphysboro, IL.) 21 Feb. 2/2: Senator Alexander Wiley, Rep., Wis., feels that right now is the time to prepare to legislate by television in event some jet-propelled contraption comes hot-rodding through the heavens and lays a few atomic bombs on this fair land, beginning with the Capital.
[US]J. Simon Sign of Fool 53: After hot rodding it around the block.
[US]T. Piccirilli Fever Kill 16: He was one of the kids from the high school who used to hotrod around.