The HotRod Hotel is made up of a team of professional friends: Dale, Chris, Bruce, Eddie, and Ed.

Our Hotel is trying to bridge the gap between people’s passions and a place to make that happen.

We say, “Bring in that old vehicle that has been sitting in the garage or beside the house… the one you were always meaning to restore, the one you always wanted to fix and drive… the one that gets your blood boiling!”

We can make all that happen at the Hotel!

We can add to your ideas, show you how to achieve them and help you along the way.

Don’t have a place for your ‘fun’ car at home?  Store it with us and enjoy it whenever you like!

Our HotRod Hotel Team:


Dale Raymond is the owner/creator of the HotRod Hotel.

Dale spent 40 years as an Operating Engineer, operating, maintaining and repairing many types of Heavy Construction Equipment.

As an Equipment Superintendent he had hundreds of units and people the he cared for daily.

While equipment was his life by day, he was participating in races, Hotrod fabrication and the Classic Muscle Car lifestyle at night and on weekends.

It has been his ambition to have a place where people and friends could gather to enjoy their cars and all that the lifestyle has to offer!

“As a Drag racer and mechanic I’ve had a lifelong love affair with fast Classic Muscle Cars.  After over 40 years of engine work, fabrication, restoration, repair, preservation… it’s still my passion!”

Hotrods, Customs, Classics, Antiques, Collectables and the lifestyle that surrounds them is what makes us happy!

If you love cars and the car scene like us, then this is the place for you.


Chris Vincent is our in house detailer.

We are very privileged to have Vincent’s Detailing as our partner.

His expertise is un-matched in paint and interior repair and restoration/preservation.

Chris is also a fabricator!  He has completed many car projects – built from the ground up!  Each car is extremely unique.

He is very adept at special fabrications like Shaving, Channeling, Chopping, and Slamming.

Oh yes, and he likes em’ low!


Bruce is our “Go-to” guy.

Bruce Keough has had a distinguished career as a Registered Ford Tech, Service Writer and Service Manager.

He is especially good with brakes, suspension and steering.

His diagnostic talents are unsurpassed!  Whatever the problem with your car, Bruce can get to the bottom of it and provide the correct option(s) for you.


Eddie Lidyoff is a true Tour de Force!

He is responsible for many of the day-to-day operations at the Hotel.

He is also our Hydraulics/Car Lift expert and has personally seen to many of our car stacking/parking needs.

Eddie has had a great career as a Project Manager, Coach and sports aficionado.

If it has anything to do with sports, he knows it!

(You might think twice about a challenge on our state-of-the-art Horseshoe Pit with Eddie!)

Ed Lidyoff:

Ed is fondly known as, “The Boss!”

Ed’s ideas have had a lot to do with making The Hotrod Hotel a success.

Early on, Ed had a vision of what the Hotel should be like.  He has played a very large part in our concept, the look and the feel of our Hotel from the very beginning.

He also handles the equipment operation/logistics for HOTROD HOTEL LLC.

Ed takes care of us all here…our day-to-day operations depend on his maintenance expertise and knowledge.

When the boss is onsite…watch out!

Always a welcome smile!

HotRod Hotel is located within minutes of Huntington Beach, Sunset Beach, Seal Beach, Westminister, Long Beach, Fountain Valley,  Newport Beach, Santa Ana, Irvine, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, Cypress, Anahiem, Orange, Tustin, Cerritos, and Lakewood.

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Phone 949.722.7388 Fax 949.722.7385
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