Many of the vehicles priceless in value
having a historic significance as well as demonstrating thousands of hours of labor and
ingenuity of design and workmanship.
Being recognized as the first and only National
Hall of Fame honoring the individuals that have created thousands of these types of
vehicles since the early fifties.
The hall of Fame inducted thirteen builders (listed
below) at a celebration banquet ceremony held August 6, 1995, each year in June an
Anniversary Celebration is held inducting two more custom & rod builders.
A history in the form of thousands of photos and
miscellaneous memorabilia is on display capturing the work of each of these icons in the
custom car and street rod world. Actual original creations in full size cars will also be
displayed on a rotating basis of the famous builders. this is not your usual antique
classic car car museum so prevalent throughout the country but a unique display of one of
a kind custom creations. Works of art in their own right as well as visual illustrations
of culture development that started in the '50's and has influenced our society, Detroit
car designs and our very way of living ever since.
The American Graffiti
classic movie documents these trends for prosperity and Tom Wolfe the celebrated American
author put the era and feeling into words in his book the Kandy Kolored Tangerine Flake
I guess Toad in American Graffiti said it all when he was given the '58
Chevy custom car by his friend while he was away at college when he said, "This is
better that Darryl Starbird's superfleck moonbird". Come in and see what Toad was
referring to and relive this American feeling of an era.