Hot Rodder History (HRH) is dedicated to documenting stories and images of people, culture, and vehicles central to the activity of hand-built hot rods and customs from the late 1940’s to the early 1960’s. Formerly known as 'The Hot Rods of Dearborn', HRH is now broadening its interest nationwide. Please contact us with your hot rod history!


These are the little known hot rods
built in the backyard garages all across America.

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These are the cars we grew up with
that roared through our dreams.

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These vehicles are recent builds guided
and inspired by the spirit of early hot rodding.

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PLEASE NOTE: We are rebuilding this website with new and larger images and will be adding the revisions as we move along. This process will take time, so check back to see the progress. Thanks!