Our Favorite Hot Rod Links
The H.A.M.B. If You're Into Traditional Hot Rods, You Gotta Check This Out!
THE HOT ROD ALLIANCE-Want discounts at Hot Rod Leather and other Hot Rod Parts websites? Wanna help spread the gospel about Traditional Rods & Customs? Join the Alliance!
THE JALOPY JOURNAL-Much More Than A "Blog", One Of The Finest Online Hot Rod Magazines
JEFF NORWELL-Amazing Artist, Painter, Illustrator...It's impossible to put into words what this guy does, you have to see it for yourself, it's simply incredible...Plus, he owns a really cool Hemi powered '32 truck! Get "NORWELL EQUIPPED" here!
THE DICKSTER- Puts Together Awesome Fuel Induction Systems for Traditional Rods. 97's, 94's, 2G's, The Dickster is known worldwide as a master of multi carb systems. He also has an outstanding original line of ribbed aluminum engine accessories -The Best! And they just finished their awesome new website - have a look around!
KEVEN CARTER-Outstanding Graphic Designer, Photographer & Hot Rod Artist Keven Carter-Responsible For The Hot Rod Leather Logo! And, he is the photographer that is redoing the product shots for this website...Keven's got a great eye, maybe that's why he does photography for some very well known car companies? Check out his photo portfolio, and some of his graphics stuff here:
HOP-UP MAGAZINE-Great Online Rod Magazine, the name says it all!
RUBEN DURAN-Incredible Hot Rod Artist Ruben Duran-Recently called the "Norman Rockwell of Hot Rod artists" by another well known Hot Rod artist, his oils on canvas are simply amazing! And, he does commissions-so get a portrait of your "baby"! Proud to say I have one of his paintings on my office wall! Check him out:
AMERICAN HOT ROD FOUNDATION- A Non-profit for preserving, promoting and celebrating the history of hot rodding.
VAL-OK, so she's not technicaly a Hot Rodder, but in my opinion, she flat out ROCKS! Her name's Val, and she is totally responsible for this fantastic website you're lookin' at, and this is the second site she's done for me. Let me tell you, if she has the patience to guide ME through the high tech jungle, she can help anybody! This chick really gets stuff done, writes code like we talk, has an incredible eye for detail, and somehow knows exactly what you need, even if you don't...I don't know, maybe she's psychic or something, all I know is, if you need ANYTHING done, website, graphics, logos, brochures, business identity, whatever, she can do it all...plus, she's a really nice gal...Can you tell I think she's pretty cool? You will too!! Check her out here-
THE GOODGUYS-These guys put on some of the largest, and best, Hot Rod & Custom Car Shows and Drag Race Events all over the USA! I know I've enjoyed every event of theirs I've attended, and I've been to a bunch of them! No matter where you live in this great country, it seems there's a Good Guys Event within driving distance...They have 23 events currently scheduled for 2010!
SERET SPEED & CUSTOM-His name's Matt Seret of Vallejo, CA, and the guy is a master of sheetmetal. While I've not yet met the man, I HAVE seen his work-up close, and having pounded on sheetmetal most of my life, I can tell you this guys work is simply SUPERB! If I was looking for someone in the Bay Area to do metal work for me, this guy would be right at the top of my list!...Checkout some of his projects here:
SOUP UP MAGAZINE-"Texas Tales of Hot Rods, Racing And The Good Old Days"-Great collection of just that-mostly the good old days, with some coverage of events. Lots of cool pictures of vintage Hot Rods, Dragsters and even Circle Track Cars! I really enjoy this online mag! www.soupupmagazine.com/
GEARHEAD MAGAZINE-An "in print" magazine for, what else? GEARHEADS!...and other miscreants...nice rag!
THE GARAGE JOURNAL-Another great internet destination created by entrepreneur & Hot Rodder Ryan Cochran. Great info. lots to do and see here-check it out!
DEAD END MAGAZINE-Man, these boys from Salinas, CA really know their stuff! the photography is STUNNING, among the best in the business-Check this out!
TRADITIONAL SPEED and KUSTOM-Wanna see something REALLY kool? Check this site out-like nothing I've seen on the net before. Video features, tech articles, cool builds, man whoever put this thing together really has a good eye. A little intimidating at first glance because there's so much there, but the first time I visited, I stayed for HOURS! I just couldn't leave! Check it out!
THE MILLER/OFFENHAUSER HISTORICAL SOCIETY-If you're into Hot Rods, you already know about these names, as they both changed the automotive world, not just in their times, but for many years afterward. This website is chock full of great pictures, stories and information about Harry & Fred and the racecars and innovations that made them famous. Plan on staying for a while!
MADE IN THE USA-This is a directory of companies that still make their products right here in the USA-Nothing more need be said...
Into VW's, too? Maybe you're one of the "Volks Rod" crowd? Most of us have at least owned a VW or two in our past...well, this is THE PREMIER site for all things Vintage VW, from Oval Windows to Barn Doors, this site has everything you could ever want, and then some...check it out:
These guys look to be building some pretty cool stuff, and they are clearly hard core Rodders! If you're looking for a base for your next build, these guys have some pretty radical slammed frames for sale! Check 'em out
Need CAD design done? Got a sketch on a napkin for a cool part, and don't know how to get it made? Well Scooter McRad is the guy to contact! He can do simple or super complex CAD Designs for laser or water jet cutting, and can even make the parts. He's also well versed at complex design for CNC Machined parts. All this, and a HARDCORE HOT RODDER, TOO! Contact Scooter here: