Pro-Touring #48{John Hotchkis on the New Hotchkis Mustang Suspension!

John Schneider’s Hotchkis Equipped “General Lee” – which is a great example of the success Hotchkis had when they launched into the Mopar market a few years ago. Up next – 64-70 Mustang! Image:

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The Nitty Gritty:

Welcome to Episode 48 of  the Podcast!

We’re simul-posting the show show here on as well as on so everyone can get their fix.

For those new to the scene, the podcast show is hosted by myself and Larry Callahan, the owner of

The show is sponsored by the fantastic hot rod wiring supply company, Ron Francis Wiring, and we’re very appreciative that they were our FIRST EVER show sponsor, and the first sponsor to re-sign for 2013!


John Hotchkis with the E-max Challenger. Image: Car and Driver Magazine

Feature Interview with John Hotchkis:

The New Mustang Suspension is Coming!

We were lucky enough to be able to grab a feature interview for the show with the man, the myth, and the racing legend himself – John Hotchkis! John is the founder of Hotchkis Performance Suspension and was making Pro-Touring suspension…..before Pro-Touring even existed! Today his company makes suspension components for many popular muscle cars (as well as many new cars), but to date they’ve never had an offering for the ’64-’70 Mustang crowd….until now!

During the show John discussed the big details behind their new product line, but many will be pleased to hear that true to their standard form the Hotchkis kit will be a bolt-on offering. This should come as a big relief to those of you that enjoy enhancing the original design intentions that Ford had for the Mustang, specially with the use of the shock towers (i.e. the Hotchkis kit will not be related in form to a Mustang II style setup).

John did reveal a few other tidbits inside the interview that we’ll leave exclusively there, but the big details will come out at the 2013 SEMA Show when they are unveiled officially.

Thanks for the interview, John!


UpComing Events!

8/31/2013 So Cal Challenge Camarillo

9/6/2013 LS Fest

9/20/2013 Goodguys Speedway Nationals


Be On The Show!

A big welcome to Hotchkis Performance – our newest podcast show sponsor! Many of you know John Hotchkis as a pioneer in our industry – and he’s definitely a person to credit for the fun we get to have today. Be sure to check them out at For a full interview with John Hotchkis on how he built his company, check out the Cars For A Living Podcast Show (Episode #10).

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