Southwest MO Drag Racers Hall of Fame & Annual Reunion at 2016 HRH Show

As part of the tradition at the Hot Rod Holiday Shows, we try to promote, honor and continue the history of racing in the region.
This year we welcome the 3rd Annual Southwest Missouri Drag Racers Hall of Fame and Reunion Ceremony to the show.
You will be able to view memoribilia and photos of past and present drag racers as well as Drag Racing tracks from around the Southwest MO region, see cool race cars both vintage and current. And take in the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, held Saturday, December 4th at 6pm.
This is included in the ticket price of the Hot Rod Holiday Show!
(click the image above to visit their Facebook page)
From their page:
   Southwest Missouri Drag Racers Hall of Fame and Annual Reunion is a group to share and discuss the rich history of drag racers and drag racing in Southwest Missouri. We define history as anything from the beginning of our sport in the area up to and including five minuets ago!
Our annual reunion is to induct Pioneers, Legends and Rising Stars into our Southwest Missouri Drag Racers Hall of Fame!

Meet VooDoo Larry & see the VooDoo Sahara

We are honored to have VooDoo Larry and his VooDoo Sahara at the 3rd Annual Hot Rod Holiday show.


VooDoo” Larry Grobe started building cars in his driveway when he was 18 years old. Fast forward 25 years and VooDoo Larry can be found at his 4,500 square feet shop full of kustoms and hot rods, VooDoo Larry Kustoms , located in Schaumburg, Illinois

VooDoo Larry Kustoms handles complete frame up builds to turning a daily driver into a mild kustom perfect for hitting the cruise-ins and car shows. One thing is for certain, VooDoo Larry puts his heart and soul into every build and modification.


VooDoo Larry’s newest kustom creation, a Golden Sahara “Recreation” is a tribute to the Barris Kustoms restyled Golden Sahara. It started life as a 1954 Kaiser Manhattan parts car he had at his shop. Larry had been dreaming about doing this project for many years and decided that the build was going to have styling elements from both versions of the original Golden Sahara, but with a VooDoo twist to create his version called the “VooDoo Sahara”. In true VooDoo Larry fashion, he pulled it off flawlessly and the VooDoo twists are ever present and period perfect!

Thank you Car Kulture Deluxe & Fritz Schenck!

Our friend Fritz Schenck  came down to the show last year and did a great shoot and article for Car Kulture Deluxe Magazine.
He did 3 page spread with awesome photos and write up about the show. It is in this months mag. It is really cool to see the show and some of our local guys rides in a national magazine!
Thanks Fritz for the kind words and your continued support of the show!
Fritz was our feature builder and had two of his vehicles on display at the inaugural Hot Rod Holiday show.

Do you have what it takes to be Miss Hot Rod Holiday?

Another NEW addition to this years Hot Rod Holiday show – The Gears and Gals Magazine PIN-UP CONTEST!

Do you have what it takes to be Miss Hot Rod Holiday? Follow the contest rules below on how to enter.


For more info on Gears and Gals Magazine visit their web site by clicking HERE



Distorted Utopia is helping out on the contest as well by offering the girls who enter 10% off dresses or accessories to finish off your outfit. Stop by their store and mention you are going to be in the Hot Rod Holiday Pin-up Contest to get your savings. Click on their logo below for info on their great store!


Valve Cover Races at 3rd Annual Hot Rod Holiday


Valve Cover Racing  – it’s “Pinewood Derby” for grown-ups!

You start with a valve cover from an American made automobile engine as the starting point for your “racer”. You then adding a chassis, wheels and weights. Valve Cover Racers can be engineered in any way you see fit, so long as it follows the official rules (click link below for official rules).

Click here for rules —> Valve Cover Racer rules – HOT ROD HOLIDAY

Then bring your Valve Cover Racer to the 3rd Annual Hot Rod Holiday show on Saturday, December 4th to race. Each racer will be randomly placed in a bracket format, and then the race is on to find the 3 Fastest Valve Cover Racers!

Building a Valve Cover Racer can be as simple or complex as you can dream up. The simplest and easiest design uses a valve cover, some plywood for the base and rolling gears from an old skateboard. Don’t be afraid to put your personality into the design and paint job.

dusty valve cover racer

Awards will be handed out for the 3 Fastest, the slowest and the Coolest looking! There is NO Cost to race your Valve Cover racer once inside the 3rd Annual Hot Rod Holiday show.

Vehicle Registration is OPEN!


Vehicle registration for the 3rd Annual Hot Rod Holiday is now OPEN.


Do you have a cool car, truck, or motorcycle…..heck anything with wheels and a motor? If you do, we want you to be a part of Springfield’s BIGGEST INDOOR car, truck and bike show happening in downtown Springfield, MO December 3 & 4, 2016.

Email a photo of your ride to along with your entry form (click the green wording below to download the entry form).

Hot Rod Holiday Vehicle Registration 2016

The show this year is a TWO DAY show – Saturday and Sunday. Load in will be 9am till 8pm on Friday, December 2.

If you have questions feel free to call Larry Krauck at 417-862-1010 ext. 351.

Panel Jam at Hot Rod Holiday show!

We are seeking established good pinstripers in the region to set up at the 3rd Annual Hot Rod Holiday show this year to do a PANEL JAM.
This would be a FREE opportunity to be part of the show!
 We will have a designated area set up on the main floor with tables to work from and to showcase their work, sell small items and ability to stripe stuff for customers while at the show.
The show will provide items to be striped while there and they will be put into a Silent Auction to raise money for a local charity.
If you are a striper or know of one and think they may want to be at the show I would appreciate it if you could pass this onto them.
For more info call 417-862-1010 ext.351.
panel jam at hot rod holiday

A look back at the 2nd Annual Hot Rod Holiday show!

Take a peak at last years show to see the cool range of vehicles on hand. If you are a gear head of any kind you will want to be at this show!

This was made by a group of guys who had their vehicles in the show(Envious Films). This was not made by Hot Rod Holiday nor was Envious Films paid by us to do this. They did this for fun and to help promote the show. We think they did a great job of capturing the essence of the show and for that we thank them!

Celebrating a NEW holiday this season…the Hot Rod Holiday!


The Third Annual Hot Rod Holiday, Springfield’s Biggest Indoor Car, Truck, and Bike show presented by KOZL TV, is returning  to Springfield, MO December 3 & 4, 2016 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 returning with 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! Register YOUR RIDE for a chance to win CASH and prizes!

Bring the family and enjoy a great day of cool cars, trucks and bikes and shop 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 great food and cold beverages from Coors,  and Special Guests to be announced.

And as always….kids 12 and under are FREE!