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In Memoriam of Michael P. Alexander - Beloved Husband, Dad, Grandfather and Car Enthusiast

Posted in (July 21, 2014) Michael P. Alexander, Age 80 of Grosse Ile. Born August 29, 1933 in Detroit Michigan and died July 18, 2014.   read more...

2014 Syracuse Nationals - Day 2, Artie's Party

Posted in (July 19, 2014)The weather has been great at the 15th Annual Right Coast PPG Syracuse Nationals, which has been a big relief after the wind and rain of last year.  We've got two booths this year, and one of them is right next to Artie's Party! Check out the pinstriping photos and a few great shots from the more than 7000 vehicles on display at the fairgrounds!   read more...

2014 Syracuse Nationals - Day 2, Artie's Party

Posted in (July 19, 2014)The weather has been great at the 15th Annual Right Coast PPG Syracuse Nationals, which has been a big relief after the wind and rain of last year.  We've got two booths this year, and one of them is right next to Artie's Party! Check out the pinstriping photos and a few great shots from the more than 7000 vehicles on display at the fairgrounds!   read more...

Hot Rod Hotline at The Syracuse Nationals

Posted in (July 17, 2014) read more...

Goodguys Tribute ’32 Won by San Diego’s Terry Morgan!

Posted in (July 17, 2014)Twenty-eight year old Eric Morgan of San Diego, California traveled to the Goodguys 17th PPG Nationals Columbus with high hopes last weekend. His father Terry, a retired 67 year old Goodguys member from Chula Vista, California sent his son to Columbus to stand in for him during the giveaway ceremony of the Goodguys Tribute ’32 Ford Tudor. read more...

British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Inductees

Posted in (July 17, 2014)At midnight on July 11th 2014 BSM and 7.00pm EST 2014 in the USA, the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) announced its new inductees. These are the names and brief details in alphabetical order.   read more...

Classic Instruments - Tube Style Fuel Sending Unit

Posted in (July 17, 2014)Classic Instruments is pleased to announce the release of a tube style fuel sending unit. The tube style fuel sending unit is the latest innovative product to give your hot rod or classic car “The Finishing Touch”!  Tube style fuel sending units are ideal for applications where conventional swing arm senders will not fit due to clearance issues. read more...

Hushmat - Refer a Friend and Enter to Win!

Posted in (July 17, 2014)SPREAD THE WORD AND REFER A FRIEND Drive a Noisy Car? Hard to Sleep in your Heavy Truck? Muscle Car too hot to drive in the summer? Noisy dishwasher at home? read more...

Speedway Motors G-Comp Front Suspension Kit for '62 - '67 Chevy II

Posted in (July 17, 2014)Speedway Motors is bringing modern handing at an affordable price to early Nova owners with its all-new G-Comp Front Suspension Kit for ’62-’67 Chevy IIs. read more...

Classic Instruments - 1963-67 Corvette Direct Fit Package

Posted in (July 17, 2014)Classic Instruments is pleased to announce the release of the 1963-67 Corvette direct fit package. The new direct fit package is the perfect way to upgrade the interior of your classic ‘Vette! This package features a 4 ⅝″ Speedometer and Tachometer and 2 ⅛″ Fuel (0-90 ohms), Oil, Temperature, and Volt gauges in your choice of sixteen different series. read more...

5 and 6 Hole Dash Panels from J&B Microfinish

Posted in (July 11, 2014)In 1957, Ford redesigned their entire line-up. The styling of this car is exquisite and is gaining popularity with the hot rodding crowd. Having owned and driven a 57 Ranchero for several years, I picked up on the many strengths and some of the weaknesses of this year of Ford. One of the most evident weaknesses was the dash and its gauging. read more...

Goodguys 17th PPG Nationals Visits Ohio Expo Center This Weekend

Posted in (July 10, 2014)Goodguys 17th PPG Nationals Visits Ohio Expo Center This Weekend…6,000 Show Cars Expected read more...

The Goodguys Big Ones are Here! Des Moines, Columbus Offer Full-Throttle Hot Rodding Fun

Posted in (July 3, 2014)The two biggest events on the 2014 Goodguys Rod & Custom Association’s event calendar are here! Starting this 4th of July holiday weekend in Des Moines, Iowa and ending Sunday, July 13th in Columbus, Ohio, the 10-day stretch includes a 700-mile hot rod cruise sandwiched in between the two massive events! read more...

SEMA Secures US Senate Resolution Designating July 11th as Collector Car Appreciation Day

Posted in (July 2, 2014) read more...

2014 30th Annual NSRA Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals Plus

Posted in (June 23, 2014)  All Roads lead to Pueblo & the 30th Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals Plus! read more...

Back to the Fifties Weekend 2014 Day 2

Posted in (June 21, 2014)The first day of summer heralded another gorgeous day in St. Paul, and a stellar turnout accompanied the weather for the Saturday of Back to the Fifties. read more...

Back to the Fifties Weekend 2014 Day 1

Posted in (June 20, 2014) read more...

2014 Hot Rod Power Tour Recap Part 2

Posted in (June 18, 2014) read more...

Film Review - This Is Long Beach

Posted in (June 18, 2014)Atomic Hot Rods presents “This is Long Beach” a documentary by filmmaker Brian Darwas. Like George Lucas’ fictional film American Grafitti about an era of cruising through the candy colored streets of Frenso, Brian Darwas’ film “This is Long Beach” paints a real picture of the tough and rough cruise through Long Beach. read more...

2014 Hot Rod Power Tour Recap Part 1

Posted in (June 17, 2014) Last week, Hot Rod Hotline participated in the 20th anniversary of the Hot Rod Power Tour, a 7-day, 7-city, 1,600+ mile traveling car show through some of the coolest parts of the U.S. read more...

The Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals presented by Woody's Hot Rodz

Posted in (June 11, 2014)A Tribute to 60 Years of the 1955 Chevrolet       read more...

Supercharged Model A wins Goodguys 2014 Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year Award

Posted in (June 10, 2014) read more...

The NSRA Hosts the USPS in Issuing the First Hot Rods Forever Stamps

Posted in (June 9, 2014) read more...

Racepak Releases New V-Net Shock Travel Module

Posted in (June 9, 2014) read more...

MSD's Atomic Deuce

Posted in (June 4, 2014)The MSD Atomic Deuce project is well underway. This is MSD’s 1932 Ford 5 window coupe that will be powered with an LS3 engine and a 4L65 transmission. This hot rod will be a platform to showcase the MSD Atomic LS fuel injection system along with some new, secret products that will be debuted at SEMA. read more...

RIP "Speedy" Bill Smith

Posted in (June 2, 2014)Hot Rod Hotline was so sorry to hear about the loss of "Speedy" Bill Smith this past weekend.  He was a fixture i the hot rod and racing community, a pioneer, a competitor and friend to many. He will be sorely missed. read more...

CPP's New HydraStop Hydraulic Assist System Now Available

Posted in (May 29, 2014)Classic Performance Products, Inc. now offering high-quality direct bolt-in hydraulic assist kits designed to upgrade manual or vacuum-assisted brakes with a powerful and compact modern hydraulic assist unit. read more...

ISCA Award Winners at 31st Mid-America Street Rod Nationals

Posted in (May 29, 2014)ISCA and the National Street Rod Association are pleased to announce the selection of a “ISCA Pick“ award given at the 31st Mid-America Street Rod Nationals plus held in Springfield, Missouri on May 23- 25, 2014. read more...

Hot Rod Stamps To Be Unveiled at NSRA Street Rod Nats East

Posted in (May 29, 2014) read more...

Dick's Shop Tips - Remove a Hose Without Damaging the Fitting

Posted in (May 29, 2014)Learn how to remove a damaged hose without scoring or damaging the fitting by using a soldering gun.  read more...

Source Interlink Media Rebrands as TEN: The Enthusiast Network

Posted in (May 29, 2014)Source Interlink Media today announced a sweeping redesign of its brand portfolio, and a new name –  read more...

Universal Sway Bar Kit - Welder Series

Posted in (May 28, 2014)The Welder Series Universal Sway Bar Kit comes in 36” and 46” widths, and is available to bolt on to either your upper coil over mounting bolts or the lower four link axle brackets. Some people use the outer tube as a crossmember and mount the arms outside the frame rails. read more...

Dave Mullins' 1952 Chevrolet Bel Air

Posted in (May 23, 2014)Frame off reconstruction of a rust free Bel Air. 302 GMC inline 6; 700R4; 9" Ford; Mustang II w/power steering; nosed, decked, shaved, lowered 3" in front and rear. read more...

36th Annual Wheels of Time Rod and Custom Jamboree

Posted in (May 23, 2014) The Wheels of Time Annual Rod & Custom Car Jamboree is held every year on the weekend before Labor Day weekend. The show is held at the Macungie Memorial Park, 50 N Poplar St, Macungie, PA 18062. read more...

Hot Rod Gallery Book Contest: The One That Got Away

Posted in (May 22, 2014) We've all got a story about the one that got away - the hot rod we wanted to buy, or build; the one we sold, or modded or traded. The one that held those golden memories. read more...

Northern California High School Students Race to Top the Cops

Posted in (May 22, 2014) Have you ever wanted to race the police? Well, these lucky students from northern California get to do just that in the annual Top the Cops event at Sonoma Raceway. read more...

SeatGloves are High-Performance Seat Covers with Styling and Comfort

Posted in (May 20, 2014) It’s a fact – when you are comfortable, you drive better. SeatGloves® cover the prime sitting area of the seat and feature a center panel constructed of 3-Dimensional fabric with a moisture-wicking surface layer. read more...

Stripe-It-All: A Tool for Easier Pinstriping

Posted in (May 15, 2014)Have you ever wanted to pinstripe your wheels, but have been too afraid to try it? Well, now you can pinstripe just like a pro with the new Stripe-It-All tool from Tapeworks. The tool isn’t available to the public just yet, but if Tapeworks reaches their Kickstarter goal, you’ll be able to order one online. read more...

Classic Instruments Now Using PPG Refinish Products

Posted in (May 9, 2014)Classic Instruments is pleased to announce the implementation of PPG Refinish products for all its standard and custom products. read more...

Tommy Ivo Remembers Kenny Safford and Rod Pepmiller

Posted in (May 9, 2014)The following letter comes from Tommy Ivo concerning the passing of Kenny Safford and Rod Pepmiller. read more...

Advanced Plating Hosts Goodguys 9th Nashville Nationals Kick Off Party

Posted in (May 7, 2014) read more...

Don Pennington Memorial Rod Run

Posted in (May 6, 2014)Don Pennington recently passed away after a months long battle with health issues that left him spending more time in the hospital than at home. Despite insurance, the Pennington family is left with crippling medical bills and a serious fear of losing their home. read more...

Barn Finds from Across the Pond

Posted in (May 1, 2014)Barn finds come in all different shapes, sizes and locations. Recently in England, the largest collection of barn find cars ever assembled was auctioned off for a total of more than £1 million.  read more...

MSD Releases Pro-Billet Ford Distributors with Steel Gears

Posted in (April 29, 2014)For all of you Ford enthusiasts with a hydraulic roller camshaft in your Small Block or Big Block engine, be sure you have the right distributor gear for your cam! read more...

Wounded Warrior Gets Action Track Chair from NEUSPEED

Posted in (April 29, 2014)At a monthly meeting, CEO Bill Neumann proposed helping out our seriously injured vets by giving a $15,000 Action Track Chair -- everyone readily agreed that we need to do more to help those that keep us free. read more...

NSRA Western Street Rod Nationals Plus

Posted in (April 24, 2014)  read more...

In Memorium: Betty Senter

Posted in (April 24, 2014)Betty Senter has passed away.  Betty was the wife and business partner of Lou Senter, founder of Ansen Automotive speed shop and promoter of Saugus Speedway and dragstrip.  Betty helped to form a company to provide important information to speed shops, garages and speed equipment manufactu read more...

Mustangs Make Fifty Years of Memories at the Charlotte Auto Fair

Posted in (April 18, 2014) Photos: Bob Ayers read more...

PPG Outstanding Use of Color Awards at NSRA Southwest Street Rod Nationals plus

Posted in (April 17, 2014)PPG and the National Street Rod Association are pleased to announce the selection of an “Outstanding Use of Color” award given at the Southwest Street Rod Nationals plus held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on April 11, 12, 13, 2014. read more...

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Competition at Spring Carlisle

Posted in (April 17, 2014) The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge Returns to Spring Carlisle in 2014 Youth-based Competition Showcases Local and Regional High School Students read more...

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