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.

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” ( and meet Hot Rod & Custom Car Builder and TV Show Host Tim Strange (, 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.

fiberglass DVD box photo

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

Monsters at Hot Rod Holiday!

drag daddy

We are stoked to announce that Ben Mitchell, KUSTOM, HOT ROD & MONSTER ARTIST, will be at Hot Rod Holiday.

Ben “Drag Daddy” creates one off awesome MONSTER artwork and character drawings of you, your friends, family and your ride! Available for commission work as well as offering one off art, coloring books, Wall Taggs, shirts, artwork and more!

drag daddy work

To see more of the work from Drag Daddy Studios or to discuss having Ben do a custom piece, click the image below.


Tim Strange coming to Hot Rod Holiday!

Tim Strange

We are excited to announce that Hot Rod & Custom Car Builder, TV Show Host and all around cool car guy, Tim Strange will be at the inaugural Hot Rod Holiday show!

Whether it’s nostalgia, cutting edge custom, street rod, resto or corner carving g-machine… Tim Strange and his Strange Motion shop have continued to bring dreams to reality, from the smallest to the unimaginable.

To learn more about Tim Strange click HERE

Meet Tim on Saturday, December 6th at the Hot Rod Holiday show!



Von Hot Rod coming to Hot Rod Holiday

We are honored to announce Von Hot Rod, a world renowned pinstriper, will be attending the inaugural Hot Rod Holiday show.

VHR line

Von grew up in the Southern California Hot Rod & Kustom scene and has been involved in all aspects of the industry besides being known as the “Master of the Fine Line”; a Hot Rod themed clothing store, an Entertainment and Production company, his own line of pinstriping brushes, shift knobs, featured in numerous magazines, TV and in movies, and so much more!

To learn more about Von Hot Rod click HERE.