Meet Darryl Starbird at Hot Rod Holiday!

It’s been over fifty years since the first custom rolled out of the  doors of the then unheard of Star Kustom Shop in Wichita, Kansas. That was the first of many customs that were to come out of those doors built by Darryl Starbird. Today, we are honored to announce that Darryl Starbird will be at Hot Rod Holiday with his newest creation “Moonbird” on display for all to see!


Darryl started his legacy in 1954 when the art of customizing was still brand new. Following in the footsteps of his mentors George and Sam Barris, and Joe Bailon; those first custom pioneers helped Darryl began his dream. Starting his first custom on his 1947 Cadillac, which was to become his first show car. His work has been featured on the cover and in more magazines than we can list here and his creations have influenced so many builders, young and old over the past 50 years. One of his most influential customs, The “Predicta” lead the way for more bubble top cars created by Darryl, such as “Forcasta”, “Futurista” “Cosma Ray”, “Illusion” just to name a few, each one gaining national magazine covers giving Starbird the title the “Bubble Top King”. His newest bubble top creation will be on display at the Hot Rod Holiday show and Darryl will be on hand during the show to discuss and answer questions. For more info on Darryl Starbird, his museum located in Oklahoma or his upcoming show in February 2015, click HERE


See The Blues Brothers™ & The Bluesmobile at HRH

The Dynamic duo, “The Blues Brothers™”, have thrilled audiences all over the world, and bring an energy and excitement that is rivaled only by the original duo of Aykroyd and Belushi.  Carrying on the legacy of Jake and Elwood is something that is important to these “brothers of the blues”. Don’t miss a chance to see the fellas as they continue on their “mission from God” at the Hot Rod Holiday show Saturday, December 6th from 10am till Noon and catch them at Legends in Concert in Branson, Missouri at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater.


The Bluesmobile is a 1974 Dodge Monaco sedan (replica) that was prominently featured in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers. In the film, it is described as a decommissioned Mount Prospect police car, purchased by Elwood Blues at an auction after he had traded the previous Bluesmobile (a Cadillac) for a microphone. The new Bluesmobile is equipped with the “440 Magnum” squad car package, an option offered by Dodge for the Monaco in 1974. Dan Aykroyd, co-writer of the film, stated that he chose the 440 Dodge Monaco because he considered it to be the hottest car used by police during the 1970s.

“It’s got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch plant. It’s got cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks. It’s a model made before catalytic converters so it’ll run good on regular gas.”

The Chicago police cruiser was in pursuit of The Blues Brothers™ thru-out the streets of Chicago in the 1980 film, and featured in the famous scene when the cruiser was jumped by the Bluesmobile exiting Lower Wacker Drive on the way to Dealey Plaza. This 1975 Plymouth Grand Fury cruiser replica is equipped with a SCMODS unit (state county municipal offender data system).


28th Annual Ozarks Area Racers Foundation Reunion at HRH

reunion artwork

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



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

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!