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National Rod and Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum

55251 East Highway 85A
918-257-4234

The National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum is located on Highway 85A an hour northeast of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 40,000 Sq. Ft. facility houses over 50 custom built exotic vehicles by world renowned custom car builder and designer Darryl Starbird as well as many other famous hot rod and custom car builders. Every square inch of the wall and space is full of photos and memorabilia of famous custom built vehicles including street rods, nostalgic custom cars, vans, pickups, sports cars and experimental bubble topped concept looking vehicles of the future. 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. (2007 it is on May 11 & 12).

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 Streamline Baby.

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.



Reviews

Mike Leggett Holland

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Saturday, June 16, 2018
Cool place lots of cars. Darrell songbird daughter was very helpful and told the history of her father of building custom cars.

Larry Linn

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Saturday, June 23, 2018
Place to go if you like old School custom cars. Great collection by famous builders!

William Shatswell

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
If you are a fan of custom cars or anything with an engine, you have to stop and see this amazing world that Mr. Starbird has created. So many styles and so many creations by and unbelievable list of people under one roof!

Ken Bebak

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Friday, May 11, 2018
Even if you're not a custom car person this place is amazing. It's a super collection of vehicles from the 60s and forward with a ton of Starbirds bubble tops. If you're old enough (like me) you may even have built models of some of these as a kid.

Bad News

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Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018
My girlfriend and I rode there on motorcycles a couple of years ago. It was close to closing and she decided she'd let me go through by myself so that I could wiz through. I only had 20 minutes and was like a kid in a candy store looking at Cars that I remembered from long ago. I'm definitely going back when I have time. Even for the short time I was there I was in awe.

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