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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter August 22, 2013

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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter August 22, 2013
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This newsletter contains highlights from the car showsstoriesevent listingsnew vendorsnew products and classified ads that appeared this week on Visit us daily so you don’t miss anything!


This week's featured classified ad is a bright red 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door Sedan. It's listed at $42,000 and is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

This Bel Air has a 388 engine with a T-400 transmission and a 4.10 rear end. It'll make one great cruising machine!

See more cars like this in the classifieds section or on our website!

It's hard to believe that summer is drawing to a close, but there are still a number of great shows still to come including the Goodguys 27th West Coast Nationals in Pleasanton, CA this weekend and the Dream Cars Weekend and Mustangs at the Mickyard over the Labor Day weekend. Do you have favorite memories to share of this summer, or things that you're looking forward to with onset of fall? Send them to [email protected]

Dream Cars Weekend at Walt Disney World - August 30, 2013. Are you ready for the largest automotive event ever held at the Walt Disney World Resort?! Hotrod Hotline is a proud sponsor of Dream Cars Weekend, a three day long celebration of all things automotive! Read More


Mustangs at the Mickyard - The 2013 Grand Nationals of the Mustang Club of America are being held at the house the mouse built, and Hot Rod Hotline is a sponsor. Read More


Tools You Gotta Have in Your Rod Garage Part 1 - John "Gunner" Gunnell gives us a rundown on the basic tools you'll need to do any type of work on a car. Read More


Rodder's Row: Kelly Colwell's 1969 Chevelle SS - This 1969 Chevelle SS was treated to a frame off nut/bolt restoration. Read More




Cruise to the Show!  Have you ever had the chance to see KITT up close and personal, how about the oh so famous Smokey and the Bandit Iconic Trans Am? – well at this year’s Cruise to the Show, we roll out the red carpet for the real stars, the cars. 


Wheels of Time Street Rod Association is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the art of street-rodding. Our members enjoy displaying their handiwork at many local and national events. We host many such events every year right here in our own Lehigh Valley. Our premier event is the fantastic Rod and Custom Jamboree held each August in Macungie, PA. Over 2000 street rods and custom cars are on display every year at this popular event.


Advanced Plating can provide you with the quality and service you expect from a world class company. Located in our new 60,000 square foot facility located in Nashville, TN, we are able to turn out the show quality chrome plating and powder coating we have become known for. 


Krist Kustoms has been in the hot rod interior business for over 12 years. Krist Kustoms started as a custom hot rod upholstery shop in 1998, and has been growing ever since. While they still specialize in custom hot rod interiors, they now have their own line of hot rod seating and interior parts and accessories. 


 Cruisin For A Cure We're very proud to have the fine folks at "Cruisin For A Cure" online with us. Each Year, Cruisin For A Cure makes it's mark  as the Nations Largest One Day car show. Next year the show will be on September  at the Orange County Fairgrounds again, where we expect over 4000 vehicles and will offers PSA Prostate Cancer screening for men over 40. Proceeds from the show benefit City Of Hope.  




Butch's Cool StuffNow you can easily customize the look of your car or truck in an afternoon with Butch's Cool Stuff's Kustom Grille Kit! Read More


Dynamat DynaPad - DynaPad is a four-layer composite barrier that provides excellent acoustic attenuation and thermal insulation. This heavier material utilizes "Dissimilar Layer Insulating" technology that solves two of the most difficult automotive problems - exhaust system heat and low frequency noise. Read More


Eaton Detroit Springs 1963 to 1982 Corvette - There are many aftermarket Corvette Leaf Springs availalble, but only EATON Detroit Spring offers springs that are nearly 100% correct. Read More


Flaming River Synthetic Power Steering Fluid - Formulated for High Performance Steering Systems! This newly developed line of Synthetic Power Steering Fluid is a natural addition to Flaming River’s Power Rack and Pinions and Power Steering Accessory product lines. Read More


Heinzmans Street Rod Shop - At the Heinzman Street Rod Shop, we take great pride in fulfilling our customers needs and vision for their cars. The car we take in custom-engineering makes the difference between a good street rod and a great street rod. Whether it's the chassis fabrication, the assembly area, the office, or the body shop, our staff have one thing in common... WE ARE CAR PEOPLE! Read More


Kee Auto Top Manufacturing - Since 1964, we started developing and refining numerous convertible top and vinyl roof patterns for precisely-correct fit and function. We knew it was critical to have precise patterns for virtually every domestic or imported car from 1940 to today's latest models. That is why trim shops around the globe prefer Kee. Read More


Koul Tools - Since the invention of stainless braided rubber hose, racers and mechanics have been fighting the problem of installing it into the socket part of the assembly. KOUL tools has delivered a solution that makes the assembly a snap. Read More


McGard Wheel Lock Set -  Protecting the world's finest wheels and tires from theft since 1964. McGard wheel locks are manufactured in the USA to meet or exceed O.E.M. standards for safety and durability. Read More


MSD Ignition - Check out the new DynaForce Starter! More Info


Painless Performance - The Digital Power Manager with Jump Start (500 amp) includes a weatherproof solid state dual battery control unit that automatically engages an auxillary battery when a large load is applied to the vehicle's main battery. Read More


Performance Plus Connection - Performance Plus Connection, a North Carolina-based marketer of automotive heat control and electrical system products announces the expansion of the company’s line of spark plug boots, now available in bright pink in support of breast cancer awareness. Read More


Performance Suspension Technologies - PST now offers a complete front coil over system that is bolt-in and will work with either factory stamped steel arms or aftermarket tubular arms. Read More


Phoenix Transmission Ford C6 Transmission - The C6 transmission was introduced in 1966 and was used by Ford for everything from massive Lincolns, to 4x4 trucks and Cobra Jet Torino’s. Read More


ProTec System - The PRO-TEC System One is designed to monitor and protect your trailer and its contents. Designed for the do-it-yourself enthusiast, it carries a Life Time Warranty. Read More


Quietaire - Quietaire has manufacturerd QuietCool portable evaporative coolers since 1979. Our QuietCool is like a large floor fan but cooler – It can cool up to 26°F, or more, in areas where A/C is simply out of the question. Read More


Rick's Tanks! - Rick's stainless steel gas tanks are a direct replacement for the OE tanks. All tanks and parts are fabricated in house at Rick's to ensure only the highest quality for a long lasting, trouble free product. Read More


Smart Parts Oblong Interior Light - The Smart Parts oblong interior light, #SP2054P, features a clear refractor lens that casts a delicate, wide band of light with a cool #168 bulb that won't "burn" upholstery. Read More


Steve's Auto Restorations '33/'34 Running Boards - These are reproduction running boards rubber mat bonded like the originals. Fit and detail is excellent. Read More


Welder Series Catalog - Welder Series supplies professional quality kits and parts, both welded and ready-to-weld, to save you time and money. Read More


Woody's Hot Rodz - Woody's specializes in creating one-of-a-kind turnkey hot rods and muscle cars. Read More


Chassis Tech/ - All of our control arms are manufactured using state of the art CNC cutting, bending and forming processes with high strength steel plate and DOM Steel Tubing. Read More


BASF Paint - As the world's largest chemical company, BASF offers intelligent solutions based on innovative products and tailor-made services. We create opportunities for success through trusted and reliable partnerships. Our Automotive Refinish business makes and markets the finest coatings available for body shops, restoration facilities, customizers and commercial transportation. Read More



  The Event Schedule is sponsored by Chrome Insurance. When you list your event, it will automatically be listed on Chrome's iPad app and Event Listing page.

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of Upcoming Shows

24th East Coast Indoor Nationals - The largest all American pre-1973 car and custom motorcycle show and marketplace on the east coast. Read More


Goodguys Goodguys 27th West Coast Nationals Presented by Flowmaster, Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA. Read More


Somernites CruiseWeekend August 24th-25th-26th - Ultimate Door Prize. Read More


NHRA Motorsports MuseumNew England Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance at New England Dragway, Sept. 12-14, are available for purchase.  More Info


5th Annual Surf City Garage Car Show - Surf City Garage, along with the Orange County Mustang Club, will be celebrating American car culture and Southern California lifestyle with their 5th annual car show at the Surf City Garage Headquarters in Huntington Beach, California on Sunday, August 25, 2013.  More Info


Anpac Chrome Show for Kids - Mark your calendars for this year's show, which will be Saturday, September 21, 2013! Read More


Cruise to the Show Returns September 28-29, 2013! Eisenhower Park East Meadow, NY. Read More


NSRA Street Rod Nationals North Plus - September 13 - 15, 2013 at Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Read More


North Adams Motorama - August 25, 2013, Motorama is back for its third year in North Adams, Massachusetts! Read More



We receive vast amounts of show coverage everyday and we're so happy to be able to share it with you. Thank you so much to our great roving reporters. If you see one of them at a show give them a big thank you for all that they do. 

Peninsula Mustang Enthusiasts Car Show
Sizzling Summer Cruise Nights at North Haven Shopping Center
Smithfield Lions Club Cruz-In August 2, 2013

Bonneville Speed Week August 10, 2013
Woodward Dream Cruise 2013
Hampton Cup Regatta Show August 10, 2013

Buick Club of America Yankee Chapter All Buick Car Show
Mopar Nationals Car Corral August 9, 2013
Tri-Town Cruzers Cruise Night August 16, 2013
Click To see Our Most Recent Car Show Coverage

If you take pictures at car shows and would like to share them with our readers, email [email protected]  or call us at 877-700-2468.



Chrome Brilliant Classic Car Insurance - Do you have an upcoming car show or auto event that you are trying to promote? Fill out our form for more details about how CHROME might be able to help you! Read More


Steele Rubber Products - How to replace back window glass seal with cord. Read More


Old Air Products - Catalog. Old Air Products specialization is in custom AC systems and factory AC & heater system replacement parts for Antique, Classic, Vintage & Custom Vehicles. We manufacture the HURRICANE® AC Heat & Defrost system for Hot Rods, Street Rods & Custom vehicles. Read More


Timeless Rods - One of The Icons of Pop Culture Is Celebrating Its 40th Anniversary; Timeless Rods is Giving Its Customers a Chance to Join In The Fun! Read More


Tech Tip from Weedetr Street Rod Components Suspension travel, geometry, ground clearance and other misconceptions. Read More


New Classic Chevy - "Skeletons". If your Tri Five Chevy needs a floor, rockers and quarter panels due to rust, damage or previous poor quality repairs, consider our "skeletons". Available for all years in Convertible, Sedan and Hardtop body styles, this gives you a new, rock solid foundation for your TriFive. Read More



Buy or sell your car, or find parts for a project or restoration in our Classifieds Section.  Here's a sample of the most recent "Sold" vehicles.

Featured Ads

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1932 Ford Coupe
  '65 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Convertible
'47 Buick (Super) Convertible

'29 Ford Roadster
'62 Chevy Impala SS 409
'36 Ford 3 Window Coupe

'56 Chevy 210 2 Door
  '33 Ford Vicky
1956 Chevrolet Hardtop
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List your parts. If you've got extra parts laying around, odds are a someone needs them! Clear out your shop and help a fellow rodder or see if that part you need is in someone else's garage.
We love to read your stories and learn about your shows, rides, rods and adventures. Send questions and stories to [email protected].
  Until next time, keep roddin!
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