Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with your families, and maybe even find that special rare part under the Christmas Tree!

Click on the girl for a special holiday treat...

Jingle Bells

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Christmas HAMB party. We had a really good crowd and it was alot of fun!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Holy Crap! NEW Holley 94's!!!!!

What?! New Holley 94's???

That's right. Vic Edelbrock has picked up the ball that Holley refused to! And just as soon as we have prices, you'll all know. And what's even better than a new Holley 94? How about Primary and Secondary Holley 94's. No more vacuum leak outboards. No more epoxied up air bleeds. REAL SECONDARY carbs!! All that, and a 302 TRI POWER manifold to be released in the spring!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

2009 Hunnert Car Pile Up DVDs!

Just in time for Christmas!!! Pick one up at the shop, order one by telephone from our site, or buy one online here:

Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle Store

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tis the Season

Thursday Dec 17! Come out to the HAMB Christmas Soiree at the shop! Bring a dish to share and spread some Christmas cheer. Hope to see you there!

Christmas HAMB 2009

We took over 300 boxes to the American Legion to be sent overseas to the troops, some of which are hot rodders like you and me, out defending our freedoms. Here's to hoping we won't have to do it again next year.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Operation Christmas HAMB II

So, we're once again sending Christmas Presents to our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines in Afghanistan and Iraq. Last night we started packing. 200 boxes last night and about 150 more by next Saturday. Special Thanks to everyone that donated and to Oldbobsign, 40Olds, DaleM and Shoebox Mags for helping with the packing duties! Check it out.

Friday, October 23, 2009


October 26,2009 - May 16, 2010

HRCC Shop Hours :

M-F : 9am - 5pm
Sat : by appointment only

Thursday Adult Beverage Nights : 3rd Thursday of the month 6pm - 9pm


Thursday, November 26
Friday, November 27

Thursday, December 24 (1/2 day)
Friday, December 25

Friday, January 1

Business Coupe

"The Hot Rod With No Name" made it's debut on all 4 tires at this year's Pileup. We're really looking forward to getting this one on the road.

Welcome back

Great to see Jesse Novak's A back in the HRCC booth. We had it in our booth as a bare metal roller at the 2006 Hunnert Car Pile Up and Jesse took it home to finish it himself. We think it turned out awesome!

Friday, October 9, 2009

This Just In!

The newest issue of "Rolls & Pleats"!!


we now carry "Cafe Racer" Magazine!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Goodguys Comes to HRCC

It's that time of the year again... Good Guys in Joliet, September 17, 18, 19 and 20. We're proud to announce that Good Guys have selected Hot Rod Chassis to be the site of the official kick off party on Thursday afternoon/night of the 17th. A poker run style event will leave from the Registration Booth at the Chicagoland Speedway at 12:00pm and run a course ending at Hot Rod Chassis at around 3pm. A Good Guys provided DJ will spin from 3pm until 6pm when Pearls Mahone & The One Eyed Jacks will take the stage for some live entertainment. The Midwest Street Rod Association will be serving Chicago Style hot dogs from 5pm on. Hot Rod Chassis will provide an open house atmosphere along with shop tours. Come out and join us! HAMB Meet & Greet at 7pm. Hope to see you all there.

HAMB Meet & Greet at 7pm.

For further information call the shop at 630.458.0808

Here's a link to the event schedule for the weekend:

Listen to Pearls Mahone & The One Eyed Jacks here:

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Website Gallery Updates

We've been working on overhauling the shop gallery. The change has been long overdue, and now has a great new feature. You can click on the build photo icon to see hundreds of progress and build photos on each project. Keep checking back in the next few weeks as we add a few more cars to the gallery.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Summer Garage Days

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Summer Garage Days swap meet. We had a really good selection of vintage parts... stuff you're not going to find at your typical swap meet, while you're tripping over Fox Body Mustang parts. How about an Edelbrock SBC X3 manifold for $700? When was the last time you saw one of those? Well, besides the one for "The Hot Rod With No Name" and the one for the "Atomic Bombshell" that we are building for customers in the shop right now! So that makes three we have seen in Chicagoland... ever.

Special thanks to ContinentalJohn for bringing some really kick ass BBQ for everyone. It was a huge hit!

Here are just a couple pics from the day. Remember that we do a Spring and Summer Garage Days every year, so keep checking back for next year's dates.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Happy Birthday...

Thanks to everyone who came out to the 5 year party! We had a blast! The food was amazing, the bands were great, and we think everyone had a great time, us included. Special thanks to Mrs. Hipple for the outstanding cake. Here's to the next 5 years.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

This Saturday!

Only a few more days until the party! We'll have some great food and tunes by Pearls Mahone and also Johnny Murder and 25 to Life.

New Model A Sedan project

Psychoholic is now a roller! Take a 500 stroker motor, plenty of chrome moly, and a crap load of attitude, and you get... Psychoholic.

Sycamore Car Show

Thanks to everyone who dropped by at the Sycamore Car Show. Back Seat Betty and Psychoholic were a big hit!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Something looks familiar

Seems that a certain national store is selling hot rod shirts. It also seems like a certain national store is selling hot rod shirts that look amazingly like our logo! I know this happens to SoCal Speed Shop quite often, so does this mean we are in the "big time" now?! Crazy isn't it?

Thursday, July 9, 2009


This '55 GMC is getting the full treatment. What's not to love about an Offy equipped big block Chevy!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Where are they now?

We ran into some familar faces up at Back to the 50s. Here's Jesse's Model A sedan that we built into a roller for him to finish. It sure turned out great, and turns heads EVERYWHERE.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Thanks Minnesota...

We're back from the land of 10,000 lakes and 12,000 hot rods! We had a great time and Back to the 50s is a killer show. So much to look at... so many friendly people. We are really looking forward to next year's show! Special thanks to the crew for busting ass, and also to Mr and Mrs Titus for the accomodations.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Happy Birthday...

Saturday August 1st, is our 5 year anniversary party! Hard to believe it has been 5 years! We have moved 3 times, each time into a bigger and better space. We've met some great people along the way, and for that reason we want to say thank you... and have a party! Expect bands, good food and great friends. Hot rodding is about the people. Hope to see you there!

Back To The Fifties

This coming weekend we will be taking the '37 Coupe "Desire" on the road to Back To The Fifties in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We've heard alot about this show over the years and we're excited to get the chance to be a vender there. Stop by and say hi!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thanks Bob

We had a visit from whirlwind hot rodder BobK from the great white north. He needed some rear end work done on his convertible, and we were happy to help. Bob is world famous, and if you don't know who he is... you don't go to enough car shows! On his return trip to pick up the car and go to the Czar Picnic, he and I had a fun time when we went to pick up my wheels and tires for my '55. I thought maybe they would fit in the back and in the rumble seat. Not quite. So it took 2 trips. But not a bad way to spend an hour, running errands in a '36 Ford with a helluva guy. Good times.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Little Deuce Coupe Deaux

We seem to be drawing in several Deuces as of late... just not of the FORD variety. This local '32 Chevy was just built by the owner, and he brought it by for to help him work some bugs out of it. 

Monday, May 18, 2009


This sunday was the last Hot Rod 101 for the year, and thanks so much to everyone who attended. We hope it was fun, informative, and if nothing else, a good motivator for your own project.

As always, Thursdays are open to everyone. Coming up on August 1 is our 5 year anniversary party and August 16 is our summer Garage Days.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Garage Days a smash

Thanks to everyone who came out to make another successful spring Garage Days! There were plenty of deals to be had, and everyone had a great time. See you at the Summer Garage Days in August!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Umm... Shiny.

The F-100 is ready for the interior work at Ogden Top and Trim in Berwyn. John always does a fantastic job, and we are really looking forward to see how this one turns out.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Nose job

The front end is starting to take shape, but don't get too used to the stock grille...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Garage Days Spring Swap Meet approaching

The Garage Days Spring Swap Meet is fast approaching. Need a Stromberg? Or a '40 Ford hood? Or that rare Man a Fre manifold? That's the kind of stuff people bring. Hot Rodders helping Hot Rodders. And not a Camaro in sight.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

King of Cool

Long before there was Lexus, and when guys remembered the war machines that companies like Mercedes and BMW made, there was only 1 car to show the world that you had made it. The Cadillac. And in red... there's no denying that you're a big time operator... the king of cool.