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375: Von Hot Rod – Master of the Fine Line

Show Date: 08/21/2021

(Season 15 EP 33)

This Week’s Topics:

  • Von Hot Rod – The Master of the Fine Line +
  • Big Boy Wisconsin sponsoring WHRR +
  • WHRR / Gandrud T-shirts are a big hit +  
  • More car shows – –

Von Hot Rod – The Master of the Fine Line

This is part of the Iola Interview series*

Hot Rod is his legal name and somewhere faithful followers added “Von” to it. He knows that adding it pays homage to Von Dutch who was a famous pinstripper.

He travels the world creating and teaching his craft. From applying painted strips on custom vehicles to the smallest areas of a pair of sunglasses.

In this interview he shares his humbled start in the motorsports with opening a speed shop located in California. It was here that he discovered his God Giving talent of pulling paint on customers cars and motorcycles. The shop became a huge success but his heart was with helping others through his art. He sold his store and gave away most of his processions to concentrate on Christian Fellowship where he found that he could spread “the word of God” through showing others the artform of pinstriping. He found meditation and peace of mind in each line he made. So he became know as Pastor Von Hod Rod and has been on a glorious journey ever since.

During this session with Von Hot Rod we found out that his passion and energy comes from a higher calling. When listening to the interview you will feel good and happy to be a part of the motorsport industry.

Click here to read more about Von Hot Rod…

*The Iola interview series will include, Gene Winfield, Von Hot Rod, Bruce Larson with USA 1 dragster, Don Gartlis who is a legendary drag racer, Emily & Aaron from Flying Sparks Garage, Ian Roussel from Full Custom Garage, Barry Williams from the Brady Bunch TV Show, Jo Coddington and Duane Wade from American Hot Rod, Greg and Leah of the famous Greg’s Speed Shop, Johnny D’Augtino who is the authority in the custom car culture, Linda Vaughn is the historical figure in the automotive world. (Jo Coddington will be sitting in with many of these interviews) Keep checking with for the play dates.

Wisconsin Big Boy is now a sponsor of Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio

Big Boy is back in Wisconsin and they have teamed up with Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio to turn back the time when cruisn’ to a burger joint and hangin’ out was cool.

In the near future, we will have Chaz Hastings on the show talking about all the specials and weekly cruise night news. Chaz is the spirit behind bringing this classic back to the Milwaukee area.

Stop in the restaurant to see all the Big Boy memorable items throughout the dining room. Mark your calendar for every Wednesday for their car show – weather permitting. Even if the weather doesn’t cooperate it’s still a great hangout for you and your club.

Wisconsin Big Boy is located at N116W15841 Main Street, Germantown, WI. The phone number is 262-293-3098. Check their website at or “like” their Facebook page. @bestburgerwi

WHRR / Gandrud T-Shirts are a Big Hit!

Thanks for the generous donation from Gandrud’s GM High Performance Parts Center – Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio has handed out over 3 thousand free t-shirts.

This is limited supply and you can only get one where Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio will be. Again, this is a limited supply and there are no guarantees. And you must be present to get one.

The next location will be at the Granville Bid’s 5th Car, Truck and Bike Spectacular on Sunday, August 22nd, 2021. Click here for full show description.

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