About Rapid Hot Rods

Rapid Hot Rods is the the brain child of founder, Jamie Ellenwood. As an instructor at a couple of nationally-known automotive and tech schools, Jamie started the business as “Badlands Trading.” At that time the primary focus was parts and products to meet the needs of his students. He then decided to create a full-time hot rod shop so the name needed to reflect the vision and services performed – Rapid Hot Rods!

Throughout his entire life, Jamie has been involved in the the hot rod and custom car industry. Now, as a shop owner, he has the opportunity to guide customers to their dream ride! He also gets to work with shop assistants that share the same vision and passion for custom car building to help the shop reach its goals.

Rapid Hot Rods feels blessed to be a part of this great industry.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide customers with quality parts and service that exceed industry standards, while having fun and creating a legacy that will last for generations.

Our Hair Pins

Patent Pending Design ONLY AVAILABLE at Rapid Hot Rods.

Our hair pin was inspired by vintage motorcycle front ends. We set out to build a hair pin that is right at home on the most traditional rod, but has a modern build.

Our hair pin will be commonly found on car racing from 1923-1934. It is designed for strength, beauty and dependability.






“The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.” -Confucious

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Our hair pins are carved out of a solid block of billet steel while maintaining the look of a forged piece for that vintage feel.

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Our services encompass a wide range of mechanical and artistic ingenuity. We can restore a ride to like new condition, or design and build the wildest custom creation that can be dreamed up.

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