Tim Gangl started “Hot Rod Hardware” as “Minnesota Hot Rod
Hardware” twenty years ago, but his passion for cars began long before that. Tim’s
Dad recognized it even before he did when he bought Tim his first car at 12
years old. A 1935 Ford Coupe off of a rock pile on Tim’s Grandparents farm. Tim
never finished that car, but it added to a passion that grew to the point of no
return.

While working on his cars, Tim had always been frustrated
with what was available in his area for aftermarket auto parts. After a twenty-five-year
career in the transportation industry, he made some connections with
manufacturers, and he began selling Street Rod, Hot Rod, and Muscle Car parts
at car shows in greater Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. It wasn’t
long before Tim was recognized for his knowledge of the parts he was selling as
well as what products would work best in specific situations. That, along with the attitude that if he doesn't know the answer to your question, he will do everything he can to find it.




Through the early 2000s, Minnesota Hot Rod Hardware grew rapidly
and soon was selling parts nationally. In 2011 Minnesota was dropped from the
name to recognize our now national service to the industry. We pride ourselves
on carrying the highest quality parts in the industry, and the highest quality
service in the industry, with our phones being answered by a live human nine
times out of ten. We continue to strive toward improving our business by
developing and improving our website and customer service, making it second to
none.

Tim began selling parts with his Dad, the help of his wife
Patti, and a few close friends. Now his Tim’s sons Jonathon and Joel have
joined the business, keeping it a true family business, and ensuring a
tradition that will continue long into the future—operating with pride,
dignity, and hard work.


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250 State St. N West Concord, MN 55985 

Email: Sales@HotRodHardware.com

Toll Free: 877-291-0363 
Local: 507-527-1020 

Store Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday - Sunday - Closed