A Guide to Hot Rod Home Goods
Being a hot rod enthusiast doesn’t end in the garage or on Sunday evening after attending a Goodguys event. Building and owning a classic car or truck is in our DNA and that spills over into our way of life and home.
There are so many neat car-based home goods available ranging from unique steel artwork, to jewelry and clothes, to the floors of your patio, or even musical instruments. We gathered up some of the coolest hot rodding parts that don’t get bolted to your vehicle but instead are designed for your home, garage, man cave, and beyond. There’s some amazing jewelry, unique bead-rolled artwork, coolers and clocks, apparel, and more. Check out these Hot Rod Home Goods items to help surround yourself with the hot rodding lifestyle 24/7!
Pinstripes for Ears
Pinstriping has long been a custom staple of hot rodders with unique, one-off designs swirling around headlights, hoods, and fenders, each with a handcrafted touch. Pinstripe Jewelry has brought the flowing, intricate, and sculptural lines of pinstriping into a line of elegant, fun jewelry! Each piece is crafted from .925 sterling silver and is delivered in custom packaging making for a truly unique gift.
Busted Knuckle Garage
You can always use a pocketknife in the house and Busted Knuckle Garage has the coolest one around! Their gas pump pocketknife stands on its own while sitting on your desk or shelf of collectibles, allowing it to be a real standout in any collection. Measuring 4.75-inches closed, this spring-assisted folding knife can easily be deployed with one hand. Once open, the 3-inch satin-finished stainless-steel blade is secured in place by the use of an inner liner lock. This knife comes complete with a pocket clip for easy and safe carrying but is best when displayed on a shelf or desk.
You know RaceDeck for their line of great-looking and super-durable garage flooring, but they can also help with your deck, man cave, or workout room. One great thing about RaceDeck is that you can easily install it yourself with no tools and there are no nasty smells to contend with. If fact, you could cover your deck in just a few hours with a couple basic hand tools. The flooring is incredibly durable and strong, easy to maintain, and available in several surface patterns and colors.
This Toolbox Mini Fridge from Summit Racing is perfect to have on your deck or under the pergola. It features two refrigerated areas to cool the snacks and beverages along with two tool drawers to keep utensils, bottle openers, and napkins. As an added bonus, there are two built-in Bluetooth speakers so you can easily pair your phone or tablet to listen to your favorite tunes or podcasts. The Toolbox Fridge rides on a set of smooth casters so it can follow you from the garage to the deck or game room.
When you’re having a few friends over to your casa, it’s nice to greet them in a classic yet casual outfit such as some fresh threads from CarShirts. Their new V8 Piped Center shirt design can be worn for hanging out around the pool or for special occasions with its button-up front and cool looks. The shirts are available in sizes from M–4X and are made in the USA. CarShirts offers a catalog full of fun styles and different designs along with many sweatshirts, windbreakers and hoodies.
It’s easy to take your favorite tunes with you everywhere these days, but there’s no reason to settle for that ill-sounding phone speaker. Kicker is here to help with their new KRB6 outdoor speakers! These weatherproof speakers are ideal for a backyard deck, inside the game room, or near the pool. Inside is a 6.5-inch woofer and 2.5-inch compression-loaded horn tweeter to deliver solid bass and thrilling high tones. The compact speakers, available in white or black, deliver the legendary Kicker sound rain or shine!
Hot Rod Watch
Hot rodding is about form and function, engineering excellence in an attractive profile that stirs a gearhead’s senses to the fullest. Wilbur Company, founded by automotive and industrial designer Jason Wilbur, has a passion for pushing the limits of design and engineering which bred an astonishing timepiece. The Wilbur Launch Edition watch merges space-age engineering with true automotive inspiration. The company’s first offering is a transformative timepiece with amazing technical details that any car guy would be proud to don on their wrist.
Tables always become a gathering place when friends are hanging out at your house and tall-top tables are perfect for sharing a laugh over a cool beverage. This Snap-on round top stands at 42-inches tall with a 27-3/8-inch diameter top so there’s plenty of room for a bowl of chips and salsa to share! The top is surrounded by a high-quality chrome trim to match the base. The acrylic top will last for ages as expected from that legendary Snap-on quality and the table is made in the USA.
A Taste of Salt
If your house needs a little salt, check in with the crew at Laid-Back for a taste of the Bonneville Salt Flats. This 18×24-inch metal sign features a historic belly tank zipping across the hallowed hot rodding ground. Legends of speed once mixed WWII leftovers with hot rod bits to create classic belly tank racers and this original artwork will channel the land speed spirit into your home.
One can never have enough vintage signs and Speedway Motors offers a number of cool ones including this classic. This heavy-gauge steel sign is a reproduction of the original sign that hung on the company’s speed shop location in the ’50s and ’60s. One side shows off a nighttime “lit up” neon print with a daytime view on the other. The sign measures 18×18-inches and is shipped flat (the mounting flange easily bends to 90°).
One place most hot rodders lose track of time is when they’re in the garage. If you need your hot rodder to check the time occasionally, TP Tools offers more than 100 neon clocks with Mopar, GM, and Ford brands as well as soda, fuel companies, and more. The clocks feature a hand-blown glass neon ring around the face along with a multi-tiered chrome Art-Deco-style outer rim and glass cover. The updated quartz clock movement requires AAA batteries while the neon uses a 115-volt AC adapter to glow (there’s an on/off switch built-in).
Lamps with Power
Light up the horsepower of your desk or man cave with the Original Distributor Lamp from Speed Lamps. Crafted by a true gearhead and racer, this distinctive lamp is based on a billet distributor housing fixed to a water pump pulley with a cool looking laser-cut bracket assembly holding an air filter shade. The distributor cap is available in red, black, or blue and a single plug wire winds down from the cap to eight spark plugs threaded into the base.
The Silver Hammer
Hot Rod Silver
The Silver Hammer has been hand crafting stunning and unique jewelry for over half a century and offers a catalog of unique hot rod rings, charms, and pendants. They offer sterling silver engine rings featuring a 331 Hemi, dual-quad small blocks, a cross-ram intake, and more, each with intricate details. There are also mag wheels, oil pans, hubcaps, steering wheels, and even a starter to use as charms or a necklace pendant. They’ll even do custom pieces if you have a favorite hot rod part or engine to have a one-off piece of jewelry.
Fanbooks Coffee Table Book
Fan the Flame
Keep memories of the 2019 Goodguys season alive with a commemorative keepsake Fanbooks. The 50-page, hard-bound Goodguys Fanbooks showcases some of the cool rides and scenes we saw last season. There are 30 pages of pre-selected event images from the Goodguys files, while you can fill the remaining 20 pages using your own photos – or choose from a gallery of additional Goodguys pics. It’s a perfect way to unload some of those extra images off your phone! You can also order an 18×24-inch poster using any of the images from the Goodguys shared albums. Fanbooks and posters are printed on demand and shipped directly to you.
www.fanbooks.com – use code GG2019
Time goes fast when you’re having fun, so it’s useful to have a cool clock hanging near the pool table or on the deck. Vintage Air offers a 14-inch double neon clock that’ll dress up any room. The clock face features their logo complemented with a classic roadster while two rings of neon blue and white surround the assembly. Not only does Vintage Air keep your car cool, but this clock will add a touch of coolness to your home as well!
Being prepared for guests means having cold drinks at hand. LMC Truck offers these Vintage Metal Coolers that are as cool on the outside as they are on the inside! The classic coolers are made with insulated all-metal construction and come with a removable mini tray and side-mount bottle opener. Available with an embossed Chevy Bowtie or Ford Oval, the coolers measure 18-inches long, 9-inches wide, and 14-inches tall. Get a couple so you’re covered on the patio and one for the backyard game of cornhole.
Pint Size Cheers
No matter what tasty beverage you’re serving up to guests, it’ll be even cooler when it is served in a Goodguys pint glass! Two pint glasses are available, one with the script logo and two spark plugs in the background, or the classic logo with the vintage flying piston. Goodguys also offers a bulzano mug, shot glasses, and a stainless matte stone tumbler. You’ll find all of these home goodies and more during a national event or call up good-guys.com on the web.
Ali Kat Guitars
It doesn’t matter if you can play guitar or not, these custom guitars from Ali Kat look just as impressive hanging on the wall as they do getting strummed on a stage. Ali Kat, based in Adelaide, South Australia, are guitars that are truly works of art that tie hot rodding into music both visually and physically. Ali Kat offers a number of different designs with modeling cues from a ’57 Chevy, ’53 Caddy, ’70 Corvette, and more. He’ll also do completely custom designs and wait till you see his Phat Cat double bass crafted from aluminum!
Grillin’ and Smokin’
There has never been a better time for backyard grilling! The technology built into grills and smokers these days can help turn you into a smoking professional. Traeger Grills offers their Pro 575 and 780 pellet grills with updates to start quicker, heat up faster, and to deliver a more consistent smoke resulting in improved wood-fired flavor. Technology wise, these grills are supplied with WiFIRE technology so you can monitor and adjust your grill from your phone!
Handmade Seat Company
Metal working is a skill used in hot rod fabrication as well as an artform. Jamey Jordan, a true master of the bead roller, founded his Handmade Seat Company on this premise with a line of hand-formed aircraft styled seats for vintage rods as well as custom pieces of artwork. He also worked with Mittler Brothers Machine and Tool to design a series of dies, punches and machines to expand their offerings of metal working tools. He offers a number of finished bead-rolled pieces of art and is also available for custom works to really stand out in your home.