28th Annual Ozarks Area Racers Foundation Reunion at HRH

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We are pleased to announce that the 28th Annual Ozarks Area Racers Foundation Reunion going on INSIDE the Hot Rod Holiday show Saturday, December 6 starting at 7pm.

The Ozark Area Racers Association will have a HUGE display of historic photos showcasing the rich history of automotive racing in and around the Ozarks, sharing info and photos that will shock and surprise you to learn where and who raced here in the Ozarks! They will also have a great display of past and current stock cars to view.

Your admission into the Hot Rod Holiday show on Saturday allows you access to all the cool cars, trucks, food, drinks and vendors at the show AND to take in their 2014 Induction Ceremony that starts at 7pm Saturday December 6th. Discount tickets available at area O’Reilly Auto Parts Stores for $10 each or $15 at the doors of the event. Kids 12 & Under are FREE!

For more information on the Ozark Area Racers Association visit www.ozarksarearacers.org



The BOSS will be at Hot Rod Holiday!

Sox  Martin HRH

This 1967 Plymouth Belvedere, the ONLY Factory Supplied Hemi Super Stock Belvedere campaigned by the Sox & Martin Drag Team during 1967 and 1968 will be at Hot Rod Holiday!

During 1967, in this car, Ronnie Sox won both his first and second NHRA Springnationals and was on his way to an unprecedented FIVE consecutive Eliminator wins for the event. He also won the Super Stock Eliminator title at the 1967 Super Stock Magazine Nationals and achieved many class wins in SS/B during 1967 and then in SS/D after the car was reclassified in 1968.

To learn more about this awesome Mopar click HERE.

The Norman Jackson Band LIVE on stage Friday night at HRH!

We are proud to announce The Norman Jackson Band will be taking the stage Friday night, December 5, at 7pm. They will rock the night away playing your favorite Motown, Rock, Blues & Soul songs. Come out Friday night to see all the cool rides, enjoy a cold Coors beer and a Pulled Pork Sandwich from Buckingkam’s and stay for the sounds of the Norman Jackson Band!


Santa will make a special appreance at Hot Rod Holiday!

Springfield Powersports is sponsoring the show so ALL kids 12 and Under can get in FREE with an adult ticket AND they will have Santa in their booth Friday night from 5pm till 8pm and on Saturday starting at Noon till 2pm. Bring your camera and get a photo with Santa. No extra costs but Santa’s time at the show is limited so get there early to ensure the kids get a chance to meet him.


Win cool stuff at Hot Rod Holiday!

On top of all the cool vehicles on display, the live music, great BBQ from Buckingham’s and cold beer from Coors Light & the 28th Annual Racers Reunion at Hot Rod Holiday show.



Stop by the O’Reilly booth to register to win a WATERLOO (Hot Rod Edition) Tool box, anAC Delco Low Profile Jack, AC Delco Jack stands, and Power Torque Tool sets (Screwdrivers,Pliers,Socket set,Hex key set). This has a Retail Value of over $500. No purchase necessary just fill out an entry form and drop it in the box. Winner will be picked on Sunday afternoon at the show. You do not need to be present to win. We will call you if you are chosen.

Now that should make someone’s Hot Rod Holiday a little better!

Vehicle Registration is OPEN!

That’s right, Vehicle Registration for Hot Rod Holiday is OPEN!

Lets PACK the Springfield Expo Center with the COOLEST rides the Ozarks has ever seen!

Visit the Vehicle Registration page to download the PDF application, send it in with photos of your ride to get started.  If you do not have printed photos of your vehicle you can email them to Lkrauck@kolr10.com

We want to showcase the BEST vehicles in the Ozarks at this show, but we cannot do it with out your help. If you or someone you know has an awesome bike, car or truck – let them know about this awesome show! It could be worth a cool $1,000 if it is picked as the People Choice!


Help us Celebrate a NEW holiday this season…the Hot Rod Holiday!

Hot Rod Holiday, Springfield’s Biggest Indoor Car, Truck, and Bike show presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts and KOZL TV, December 5, 6 and 7, 2014 at the Springfield Expo Center located at 635 East Saint Louis Street, Springfield. MO.


Hot Rod Holiday is taking over ALL 90,000 sq ft of the Springfield Expo Center! We are bringing you the coolest customs from around the region, Rock Crawlers, Vintage stock cars, muscle cars, wild choppers and baggers and more horsepower that the walls can hold! Meet Fritz Schenck and see his creations; the “Roswell Rod” and the “Baja Bandeeto” (www.spritzbyfritz.com) and meet Hot Rod & Custom Car Builder and TV Show Host Tim Strange (www.strangemotion.com), Kustom, Hot Rod & Monster Artist Ben Mitchell and World Renowned Pinstriper Von Hot Rod.  Register YOUR RIDE for a chance to win the $1,000 CASH in the People Choice Award for the Best Hot Rod & the Best Bike!

Bring the family and enjoy a great day of cool cars, trucks and bikes and shop over 70 vendors offering  the latest gear for your ride, your garage and you, PLUS we will have vendors with items for the ladies on your holiday list too! Enjoy award winning BBQ from Buckingham’s and cold beverages from Coors, live music on Friday night and special event to be held Saturday night at the show, stay tuned for more details.

Advanced discount tickets go on sale Monday, November 3rd at area O’Reilly Auto Parts store.

Spritz by Fritz at Hot Rod Holiday!


Privately run by Fritz Schenck with the help of his wife Carrol. Custom hot rod and motorcycle builder for well . . . since the day dad would let him use tools in the garage. Born and raised in Long Island New York, now creating his magic in Kansas City, Missouri, he works in a small shop or a large garage depending how you look at.

Fritz is skilled in all forms of custom from the design, body work, and paint to everything under the hood. He is well versed in body materials in either steel or fiberglass. His paint skills go from mild to wild including the craziest metal flake, candy apples, pinstriping and graphics such as: flames (which he layers 3 sets at a time or applies gold leaf), scallops, panels, and any era correct design required to set the right jazz.


Fritz creation of the “Roswell Rod” bubble car, which will be at Hot Rod Holiday, is a tribute to Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, who Fritz has been a huge fan of since he was a little kid. The “Roswell” is a custom sculpture which showcases Fritz’s influence from the past and his own personal creativity.


Fritz will also be displaying the “Baja Bandeeto” at Hot Rod Holiday. This creation started with a drawing that “Jimmy Smith” did of a fantasy car. Fritz wanted to work with someone on this project as he usually works alone. He wanted someone to share ideas and bounce thoughts back and forth with. Fritz had some input but the basic Idea was all Jimmy’s. The paint job is all Fritz and is WILD! He has over 500 sheets of red variegated gold leaf, and miles of pin stripe work brushed on this killer ride! And if you think this is over the top, you have not even come close to the detail on the interior and motor, plus all the small custom feature you only really notice when you are up close to this beautiful creation!

In addition Fritz has worked on various projects from the “Indian Larry legacy” bike shop, he was thrilled to be a part of the “Biker Build Off” television show, and to paint bikes for such celebrities as Brad Pitt.

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That’s Fritz’s secret is he LOVES what he does. It has to be done to the “Fritz” standard or not at all, and that’s why his work is so good. This is a man who blends his knowledge of the hot rod culture with skills, and true historical correctness to the men who built custom before him, whom he admires so much today and has to his delights become personal friends with.

We are honored to allow you the chance to see two of Fritz’s outstanding works and meet the man himself at the Hot Rod Holiday show!

You can also visit his website at www.SpritzbyFritz.com