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When we're not working at our Fort Worth shop, we travel to places and events that let us keep up with the world of custom hot rods while pursuing our need for speed. While we may not post on a regular basis, we do try to keep our customers informed of where we've been and where we're going. We want you to enjoy the ride with us. Next time you're in Fort Worth, drop by and see what we're working on!

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MKR Heads out to GoodGuys in Ohio

Join Us and the crew as we travel out to Columbus, Ohio for the Goodguys 26th Summit Racing Nationals. July 12-14th

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MKR @ Bedford Beats and Eats Fest


Get ready for Labor Day weekend, Bedford!

On Saturday, August 31, Generations Park at Boys Ranch (2801 Forest Ridge Dr.) The MKR Crew will be rockin’ with the return of Bedford Beats and Eats Fest, featuring the Randy Rogers Band.This FREE event will feature a fantastic line-up performers, a kid’s zone, activities, vendors, plenty of food trucks, alcohol, and more.

Look out for our Trailer and Check out some of our Builds! 

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Vintage Air Road Tour Kick-Off Party

June 29, 2024 - New Braunfels, TX

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Wine and Roses - Damon Lee

Check Out this Article about our 61 Cadillac on the March Goodguys Gazzette Article, learn more about the story behind this build and its features.

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MKR Moves to Bedford!

Murray Kustom Rods is officially moving to Bedford, Texas right next door to Harley Davidson and Lucky Penny Cycles  .This has been a long process and anything worth having is worth fighting for. We are making good on our commitment to the City of Bedford by coming in hot with a good deed. This couldn’t of happened without the support of friends, family, the people of Bedford, and our longtime customer, mentor, and friend Don Smith.

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ONE NIGHT STAND April 19th, Friday Night of Lone Star Round Up

Join us as we Kick off the Lonestar Roundup Friday Night, Come out to celebrate 20yrs of Deadend Worldwide and the Relaunch of The Rodder’s Journal! Presented by KNOWN AUDIO. Hosted by Los CoChinos Car Club. Gates open at 7pm.

 April 19, 2024

2109 South Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78704

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MKR will be setup at the Goodguys Spring Lonestar Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway on April 26 to April 28, 2024, stop by and visit our booth!

3545 Lone Star Circle
Fort Worth, TX, 76177

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Lonestar Round Up 2024

Join us as we head out to Austin, Texas for the 21st Annual Lonestar Round Up. Held on the rolling grounds of the Travis County Expo Center just east of downtown Austin, the Lonestar Round Up is a unique celebration of cars, history, art, culture and music that the whole family will enjoy. 

April 19 & 20, 2024

Travis County Expo Center - 7311 Decker Lane. Austin, TX 78724

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Shop Tour & Photoshoot of Our 1961 Custom Cadillac

Our Friend at NotStockPhoto Stopped by our shop for a Photoshoot of our 1961 Custom Cadillac Build. Watch the video as we give him a tour of the shop and get ready for the Photoshoot.

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Purchase the new Hop Up with our 32 featured

Jump on over to Hop Up Magazine and purchase the latest Annual mag. This is more of a coffee table book than a magazine by far. The print quality and coverage in this issue is great! Did i mention that it also has a full feature on our Hot Rod of the Year winning 32 Ford in there?

Murray Kustom Rods // Good-Guys TGIF Party

Last Friday was one for the books! We had an incredible time only because you guys had an incredible time! There’s so many people and companies to thank that we couldn’t even begin to name them all. Of course, none of this would have been possible without our sponsors listed below and we certainly hope to work again with them in the future! We estimated something over 120 cars and well over a thousand people showed up to take over the entire block our little shop sits on and listen to Pushrod and @JimmieVaughanOfficial perform. Our crew members were all busy trying to make sure everything went smoothly from parking to showing our projects to helping unload band equipment and everything in between. If there is anything we could improve upon, please let us know so our future parties can continue to get bigger and better! Be sure to use the hashtag #MKRparty in your posts so we can see everyone having a great time! Once again - a tremendous thank you to everyone that made it out to our little shindig!
Here are all of our sponsors' Instagram handles!
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We won Goodguy's Hot Rod of the Year!

We are still beside ourselves after winning Hot Rod of the Year with this 32. We were up against some outstanding builds from several really talented builders and barely skated by with this win, but we will take it. We are extremely lucky to be surrounded by such talented craftsmen, vendors, and customers that continually support what we do. It is now time to get back in the shop and finish building the next big thing.

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It's going down in Funky Town

Come join us June 4th to hang out at the shop, have some drinks, and even more fun. The Pushrods will be going on at 6p and Jimmie Vaughan at 8p.

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We made the cover of Hop Up Magazine!

Go pick up the latest issue of Hop Up Magazine 14-2 to see the full feature and article on the 51 Chevy. You can get it online at www.Hopupmagazine.com 

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Speedweek 2017!!!

We will be closed from August 11-16th this year in another attempt at breaking a land speed record at Bonneville Speedweek 2017.  We will be running the 1934 Ford Roadster with a blown flathead on alcohol in the XF/BFMR class with a record of 180 MPH and the 1932 Ford Coupe with an injected flathead on gas in the XF/GALT class with a record of 127 MPH.  Sorry if we missed ya!

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Goodguy's Rod & Custom Association stops by the shop!

Goodguy's stopped by the shop when they were in town for the last spring Lonestar Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway.  They interviewed us and took some pics from around the shop.  You can catch it all in the September  issue of the Goodguy's Gazette.

Speedweek 2013

We headed out to Speedweek with intentions to set the record in our class, as everyone does. Our class was XF/BGR, which is vintage flathead blown gas roadster. The current record was set August 2006 at 175.?? MPH. In this video you can see us make our 3rd pass, and at the 2 1/4 mile marker we were running 179 MPH. A few seconds later, a large amount of oil smoke entered the driver’s compartment with me, and I decided to shut it down. Unfortunately, we cracked the #2 and #3 cylinder walls and couldn’t make our 2nd pass to set the record. It was bittersweet. We knew that we could outrun the record, but we couldn’t obtain it. Don Smith always says there are two things that are hard to get at Bonneville: “records and rooms!” There's always next year.