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About Us

Hot Rod Dynamics is an automotive facility specializing in the restoration and construction of specialty vehicles such as classic muscle cars, street rods, sport cars, hot rods and so on. We specialize in mechanical engineering consultation and component design which we take pride in with our line of products. 

Company Founder - Joe Lutz


Born into a family of car enthusiasts, you could say that it is in my blood.  I learned most of what I know about automotive restoration and customizing from my father Eddie Lutz, who has been restoring muscle cars and building custom vehicles for the past 40 years.

I attended college at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on motorsports. While at UNCC, I was heavily involved with the Formula SAE project. After earning the BSME degree, I continued as a graduate student in the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program. Midway through the MSME program, I was offered a position as an Research and Development Engineer for Roush Yates Racing Engines at the NASCAR Nextel Cup series engine shop. While there, I was fortunate to be part of the team that won the 2005 Nextel Cup Championship. In early 2008, I decided to part with the company to pursue my own passion of working with classic cars, leading to the formation of HotRod Dynamics.

I thank my family for their continued support, but most importantly my wonderful wife Sharon Lutz for carrying the entire financial and emotional burdon of keeping up our household and supporting me while I pursued the dream of starting and growing this business. Without her support this endeavor would not have been possible.

My goal is to surpass my customer's expectations with quality design and workmanship. I look forward to discussing your project needs.


In the Media


We have been fortunate to have some of our projects featured in the media

Cruisin Style
1955 Nomad "Bruiser"
Sept 2011

Hauling more than just parts

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Hot Rod Dynamics Does One Awesome ’53 Chevy

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GoodGuys TRUCK of the YEAR LATE

Eddie Vannoy's 67 Silver C-10

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