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About Hot Rod Leather


Hot Rod Leather was born out of love for all things automotive, especially Hot Rods & Customs, and my love for fine leather. I've been building, restoring & customizing things since I chopped and "hot rodded" my minibike when I was only 10 years old...deep purple, with black and silver stripes, black diamond tuck seat...I still have that bike, too! I spent almost 30 years doing auto restorations professionally, honed my skills at metal & paint work. I even ended up becoming an ASE Certified Master Tech in both painting and collision repair.  Some of my restorations won shows, and I was even fortunate enough to have a few cars showcased in magazines. After 20 years of operating my own shop, I felt it was time for a change. You're looking at that change, and I am very excited about what the future holds for Hot Rod Leather!


Hot Rod Leather is dedicated to bringing you unique, innovative and unusual Hot Rod & Custom Parts, Accessories, Home Decor and Apparel, mostly made of leather, with a heavy emphasis on the vintage, traditional, or "old school" vibe.   We also try to bring you the same values as were present in days gone by...things in short supply these days. Things like honest dealing, quality craftsmanship, remarkable customer service, and good value for your dollar. We know these things are important to you...we also know how you feel about your "Ride" short, we "Get It"!


All of our leather products are manufactured by us in our Northern California shop.  Everything we manufacture, and many of the other products we sell, are available exclusively at Hot Rod Leather, you won't find our products for sale anywhere else.


I want to thank all my customers-past, present and future-for the kind words, great feedback & incredible encouragement they always send my way. Hot Rod Leather's products are a direct result of your suggestions, ideas and input. Keep those ideas coming, tell me what you want, what you need and I will do my best to deliver...This site would not be here without you, and I very much appreciate your business.


I also appreciate and share your enthusiasm for all things Hot Rod!