Before Wadsons Hot Rods began, Wayne Wadson co-owned The Wheeler Dealer, a speed shop, with Terry Capp. The two also had an iconic top fuel dragster together, which is now on display at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum. In 1979 shortly after the Wheeler Dealer, Wayne Wadson decided to open up his own shop and thus Wadsons Hot Rods was born. After working with his two sons Cory and Noel for 26 years, in 2016 Wayne retired and Cory Wadson took over the shop while Noel went on to be the Pastor for a church in Penticton. In 2019 Noel returned to the shop and the brothers still own and operate the shop, now with the addition of Cory’s son Dakota. 

Founded in 1979, Wadson’s Hot Rods has been building show quality Hot Rods, Muscle cars and Classics for close to 40 years. Founder Wayne Wadson began building Hot Rods in the early 60’s. He has been in the speed and hot rod industry his entire life, including working for Pioneer Automotive in his late teens to early 20’s and later partnering with his friend Terry Capp to launch Wheeler Dealer Speed Shop. Wheeler Dealer became a fixture in Edmonton’s Speed shop and drag racing history. Through the years Wayne passed on his knowledge and skilss to his two sons, Cory and Noel. Today, they continue the Hot Rod fabrication.