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Hot rod shows aren’t just about chrome and glitter, they’re a great opportunity to meet industry professionals, check out products first hand, or simply grab some new threads or gear for your man cave.

The 2021 Hot Rod & Custom Auto Expo enjoyed a bumper year for trade stands, among them some of Cruzin Magazine’s longest running and most loyal advertisers. Only one regular missed the cut; Melbourne-based Antique Tyres, who pulled the plug thanks to COVID border closures. We missed you Ben! 

Vendors are already lining up to be a part of next year’s event, but for now our hats go off to all of the sponsors and supporters of the 2021 Hot Rod & Custom Auto Expo. Here’s a few of our crew! 

Event sponsor, Australian Rod and Custom Components, has made a massive impact in the parts supply game over the past five years and showgoers appreciated the opportunity to eyeball their range up close. Denis Gerrard is the young man at the wheel.

Turtle Wax have been bottling car care products since 1944 and it’s awesome to see this historic brand embedding themselves in the Aussie hot rod and classic car community. Celebrating 75 years, they were proud supporters of this year’s show with a well-polished outfit.

Sound Labs Group are specialists in car audio, and in particular making it fit the shape and style of your cool cruiser. If you’re picking up on our vibe, holler for Heather for leading Retro Sound head units and car audio accessories.

Founded by father and son team, Rod and Nathan, Glass 4 Classics have been a smashing success. With hundreds of original patterns, extensive knowledge and an admirable business ethic, they’re the go-to guys when it comes to glass; side, fore and aft. 

If you’ve got the know-how, Hare & Forbes Machinery House have the tools and equipment to make you look like a pro. With massive showrooms in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, the heavy duty gear at this year’s show is just the tip of the iceberg.  

The Deuce Customs brand lives on in the capable hands of the Detroit Chassis crew who continue to offer the same premium quality, hand laid fiberglass bodies that have been admired by hot rodders for decades. 

Master artist, Brett England of Oxygen Design enjoys an exclusive clientel of discerning hot rod and custom car enthusiasts. If you’re not prepared to wear just anything on your bod, or need some killer artwork for your business or event, Brett is your man. 

Offering more than just rubber, Melbourne-based The Rubber Connection is pioneering the way in quality reproduction parts for Aussie and American early Fords. 

Not only have Aussie Desert Cooler radiators been keeping hot rods and muscle cars chilled for decades, but ‘Aussie Norm’ Hardinge is a passionate supporter of the hobby from both sides of the counter.


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