News & Events
Due to inclement weather we are being forced to cancel this Saturday’s Car Show & Toy Drive. We apologize for the inconvenience and we ask that in an effort to keep our commitment to the children of Bryan’s House that you drop off any of your toy donations before December 17th at our Mansfield location.
The address is:
2301 Hwy 1187
Mansfield, Texas 76063
Thanks to everyone who had planned on coming out and we look forward to delivering your toy donations! Stay warm!
Let’s have some fun this holiday season and say what we are truly thankful for, pin ups of course! Meet our all-time favorites here:
Bernie Dexter has done it all from designing vintage inspired dresses featured in Glee, Glamour and Bust to gracing the covers of Dynamite Magazine and The Modern Pin Up by Flo Publications. As rockabilly culture continues to boom, we can expect to see more and more of Bernie’s dresses walking the red carpet such as this racy number worn by Tanille Houston. Although we have not had the pleasure of working with her (yet) we believe this girl is the face of pin up modeling as we know it and we love her! To visit her website click here.
Dallas based burlesque and pin up model, Minxie Mimieux has been our go to girl for several … Read More »
Merry Christmas from your friends at the House of Hotrods!
If you loved our “Favorite Pin Up” blog you’ll love this awesome collection of Christmas Pin Ups! Tell us, which one is your favorite?
We were unable to site photographers for some of the photos above however we would like to credit the following photographers below:
Innovative Images, Amalea Photo, Vetala Hawkins Photography, Girlie Show Photography, www.pinup-girls.ru, Classy Cahssis Photo, Maggie St. Thomas, and PussyCat Pinups.
If you are a photographer and would like a mention please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your information.
The holidays are here and for some of us that means traveling on extended vacations or relocating somewhere for the New Year. Whatever it is you may be doing this winter, be prepared to properly store your old classic car during these cold winter months!
Naturally, the best way to keep your old classic car in the best shape possible during the winter is to keep it inside. But, if for some reason you can’t store your classic car inside, don’t fret. We have compiled a list of tips and tricks below to help keep your baby cozy and cared for.
1) Disconnect the Battery
Disconnecting your battery will increase the life of its charge. To make this easier for you in the future, try installing a battery cut off switch or put a battery tender in the car.
If possible, see if you … Read More »
At the House of Hotrods we strive to provide the best possible service to all of our customers and that means only hiring the best of the best! This month we would like to introduce you to 30-year-old, Mansfield born, House of Hotrods Fabrication & Mechanic Shop Foreman – Beau Harrison.
Beau has over 13 years of professional experience working on hot rods and classics, but this month marks his 5th year working at the House of Hotrods!
Beau’s family members owned several classics so his love for hotrods started early on. After graduating as a backyard mechanic, he first started his career in a car field at Circuit City installing electronics while also attending Lincoln Tech. He then moved on to work for a Ford dealership for 4 years focusing on transmissions and drivability. Shortly afterwards, he got picked up by … Read More »
Classic Restoration Jobs: Finding the best Auto Upholstery Hot Rod Shop for Customizing your Classic Car Interior
Custom auto upholstery can mean the difference between attending a car show and actually winning! Here are the top 5 reasons to update your auto upholstery and classic car interior.
1) Comfort: Have you ever noticed your bottom starting to hurt after a cruise? It may be hard to notice if you’re interior is in good shape but chances are your cushions have flattened and are no softer then a piece of card board.
By adding new cushions with state of the art materials that are designed to last years, you can significantly increase the comfort of your seats!
For an even bigger transformation, House of Hotrods can also rebuild the entire seat frame to repair panels or customize the way your seats look and feel against your body.
2) More Durable Carpet: We know how important it is to maintain your classic car’s authenticity … Read More »
It’s that time of the year again! Time to take a step back and look at all the things we have been blessed with throughout 2013. There are so many things to be thankful for and this year, House of Hotrods & Classics is giving back to one of our favorite local charities. Each unwrapped toy that you bring for your admission into to this year’s car show will be donated to Bryan’s House, a unique special-care facility in Dallas for children impacted by HIV or AIDS, special health needs, and their families. They offer a full range of medical, educational, psychological and other services.
At 2pm, when the show is over, we are doing something that we’ve never done before! All participating classic cars and bikes will have the opportunity to join our police escorted caravan as we personally deliver … Read More »
If you’re like us, then you remember back in the day when updating to a 350 engine was the bees’ knees! Well, an LS1 engine swap is the modern day equivalent. How do you know where to go to make the switch? What are the benefits?
Let us break it down for you…
You love driving old classic cars but you want reliability.
Who doesn’t love driving a classic hot rod, street rod or rat rod? We all do, but there comes a time when you arrive at the gas pump and realize this classic car is costing you a pretty penny. An LS1 engine swap would improve your gas mileage exponentially. Classic cars have old carbureted engines with only one air and fuel location where the air and fuel mix together randomly without direction into 8 cylinders to ignite and create … Read More »
A true hot rod enthusiasts knows that if you can’t see your reflection in your paint anymore, then it probably needs an upgrade. But, where do you start? There are many different things you should be aware of when choosing the right paint and body shop for your prized possession. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of qualities to look for and questions to ask in order to make the best decision.
1) Look for experience. If you know anything about hot rods, then you know it takes expert mechanics and knowledge to restore a true classic. Our in house paint and body staff of 8 people includes seasoned veterans who have been painting old custom cars for over 35 years. We know a thing or two about high quality paint, techniques and increasing the longevity of your vehicles … Read More »