Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas from HRCC!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas from everyone at the shop...

Video from the Soiree

Check out this video by Kim and Jody Peterson from the recent Holiday Soiree at the shop. Awesome!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Even More Junk

The earlier post wasn't enough... this one will break your heart.

One man's junk...

Everyone loves a good trip to the junkyard, and it is a pretty rare thing today. Imagine 60 years ago, what these junkyards looked like. Oh the humanity! That last one is 1936 in Milwaukee. Hard to believe cars were being so heavily scrapped back then, at least through 2010 eyes. Go ahead, spend the next hour trying to identify all the cars in the piles like we did...

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Hot Rod & Restoration Trade Show is coming up!

See you there. And help us get a FREE booth by clicking on the banner and visiting the show website!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Shop Holiday Party Dec 17, 7pm!

Mark your Calendars! Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle is once again abandoning all discretion in a sincere effort to spread Christmas cheer within the Hot Rod & HAMB community. Please accept our invitation to join us after 7:00 pm on 17th of December for their annual holiday open house.

All of you Friday Night Adult Beverage regulars know the way, so do the SW Chicago HAMB and Eggers but just as a reminder here's where you need to be:

Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle
59 W. Factory Road
Addison, Illinois

From WEST : Take 355 to North Ave, exit East. When you get to Addison Road (look for the Portillo's on the right), watch for the rail road tracks, then turn left (North). At the first light (Factory Road) turn left (west). We're the 3rd building on the left.

From EAST : Take 290/294 to Rt. 64 Exit (North Ave) and go WEST 3 miles. At Addison Road make a RIGHT and go North to the first signal (Factory Rd). Make a LEFT and it's the 3rd building on the left.

BYOB and a dish to pass. Children are welcome ON THE HAND OF AN ADULT.

Casual or dress up, it's up to you.

Chop it!

A '33 Dodge looks pretty good at stock roof height, but of course that will never do...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

2011 Raybestos Brakes Giveaway Car Build Announced...

...and it will be built by HRCC! We're teaming up with some great build partners like GM Performance Parts, Moser Engineering, American Racing, Nitto Tires, and Hilborn (just to name a few) and taking an early '64 GTO (389/4spd bench, radio and heater delete) and working it over as a full fledged Road Racing car. Plans include full unibody construction, racing chassis, and a 700hp LS(X) motor from GM Performance Parts. Keep an eye on the site for build photos, and go to raybestosgarage.com for video updates and information on how you can win this GTO. Look for it to debut on the Power Tour, and watch for coverage in Hot Rod Magazine and Hot Rod TV. Check out the Gallery!

2010 SEMA Show

Kevin and I joined fellow Czar brother Josh/Lucky out at the SEMA show for the giveaway of the Raybestos '32 Ford RPU built by Hollywood Hot Rods and for the announcement of HRCC building the 2011 Raybestos giveaway car, a 1964 Pontiac GTO-R Road Racer. While Josh is a SEMA veteran, it was a whole new world for Kevin and I. We walked for MILES. And we met lots of great people. Ran into lots of people that we knew. It was a great time!

Kevin and the guys from Meg's Exhaust at the Source Interlink/Raybestos after party. Up next is RPU winner Vin. He was beyond excited. Who can blame him?! Then Vin with Josh and Troy Ladd. We had a ball hanging out with Troy and Josh. And finally, I met Alex Xidias and Pete Chapouris, both great heroes of mine. Definitely the highlight of the trip for me! Both were super nice and Pete was complimentary of our work at HRCC. Holy Crap! I was shaking after that.


At the Source Interlink/Raybestos after party. Recognized this roadster, and of course Project X, which was the first time I had seen it in person. It was hard to not picture the car in my head as the street machine driven by Tony Danza. Then I saw it... Gray Baskerville's coupe. Speechless...


Here is print of Cadillac Bob's Apache on display at the American Racing Booth. The Foose '34/36 coupe, California Kid clone, a nice chevy, and the Raybestos Brakes '32 Ford RPU giveaway truck, which I did all the promo work for at my day job.


Here we have Bob Drake's new '40 panels, the ORIGINAL Sandy's Muffler Shop roadster (WOW!), '32 at the Coker trailer, Dan Webb's Submarine, and the Mysterion clone.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Goodguys changes for 2011

Goodguys has announced that the 5th PEAK Chicagoland Nationals which will move from its traditional September date to August 12-14 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet. Also the Indy date will be Sept 16, 17, 18 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Which means no more drag racing.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Holley 94s

We have some of the new Edelbrock Holley 94's in stock at the shop's store. So stop by and check them out for yourself. They look really nice!

Ladies of HRCC at the Hunnert Car Pile UP 2010

We had a great time at the Pileup! We took the Atomic Bombshell for her first public outing. Also here are the ladies of Hot Rod Chassis!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Edelbrock Holley 94 carb introductory sale!

Be the first on the block to get the new Edelbrock Holley 94 carb for your hot rod! Special price: $325. Give us a ring to order.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Edelbrock Holley 94 shipping!

Edelbrock has FINALLY begun shipping the new "Holley 94"! They are on back order by 2-3 weeks, but they are shipping. How cool is that??

New Threads

Just updated the site in the swag department. Check out our new women's shirts, kid's shirts, and the new Tangerine Scream shirt! Also updated the media gallery with covers of Traditional Rod and Kulture, Street Rod Milestones, Kustoms and Hot Rods, and PowerGlide as well as a Back Seat Betty spread in Rod & Custom.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hunnert Car Pile Up 2010

Only 1 week until the Pileup! Stop by the booth and say hello!

Top Secret

Here's a motor you don't see everyday... unless you're hanging out in our back storage area.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Thanks to everyone who came out to the party and stopped by the booth at the show. We had a great time! The Honeybees rocked as always and Art Adams... Wow. I can't believe we had Art Adams playing in our shop. Magical.

Oh, and the F-100 won an award at Goodguys!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Only a week away!

Just one more week. Here's a photo of Art Adams back in 1957. Art and his band will play at 5pm, followed at 7pm by the Honeybees.