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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter August 29, 2013

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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter August 29, 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 classy 1954 Buick Skylark. It's listed at $140,000 and is located in El Cajon, California.  

This is one of only 836 ever made. This gorgeous Skylark was rebuilt from the ground up over a period of 4 years with the utmost attention to detail in every respect.

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

Labor day is here and with it the end of summer for all practical purposes. People are back to school, back to work, back to the normal routine with fewer long drives, beach vacations, car shows and backyard bbqs.  It's been a terrific summer here at Hot Rod Hotline, see all of the amazing places our readers have been and sharing those stories and photos on the site. We can't wait to see what the fall will bring. Meanwhile, we welcome your stories, your photos, your rides and rods, and most of all your presence on the site!  Please continue to send your ideas, thoughts and stories to [email protected] as we expand our community and look ahead to turning leaves and more time indoors!

Chapman's 1933 Ford Roadster is America's Most Beautiful Street Rod - Congratulations to Harold and Tracy Chapman for winning the Goodguys 2013 Flowmaster “America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod” award with their 1933 Ford roadster aptly named “Pretty Penny”. Read More


Rodders Row - Check out Ted Fuchs' 1940 Chevrolet Cabriolet which he bought via Hot Rod Hotline's Classifieds Section!  Read More


Blast to the Past - Riverside Drags in the late '50s to mid '60s (Melbourne, Australia) courtesy Clive Windley. Read More


Guest Columnist LeRoi "Tex" Smith - The five window pickup trucks are making a comeback in the hot rodding scene.  Read More


Goodguys "America's Most Beautiful Street Rod" Finalists - Check out the other finalists that gave "Pretty Penny" a run for its money. Read More


STOLEN: 1959 Chevrolet Impala Convertible - A custom showcar has been stolen from Fresno, California. The owner is offering a cash reward as well as $2,000 in automotive services. Read More


Snake and Mongoose Take to the Big Screen - Snake and Mongoo$e is an upcoming feature film that focuses on the friendship and rivalry of drag racing legends Don Prudhomme and Tom McEwen. Read More


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 sp. 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. 


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.  




Koul Tools - The engineers over at Koul Tools keep coming up with the most ingenious products! Their latest invention is called the EZ-On Hose Press, and it makes installing push-on hose fittings a snap! Read More


American Autowire - 1961-1966 Ford Truck Complete Wiring Kit. Read More


Classic Instruments  is pleased to announce the release of the Esquire series. Read More


Classic Performance Products - CPP’s New 400 Series™ Power Steering Box for 1962-67 Nova. Read More


Classic Rods & More can now provide you with a proven MII IFS for your 1928-31 Ford Model A. Read More


GM Performance - E-Rod 5.3L ENGINE 315 hp / 335 lb.-ft. Automatic transmission. Big power and emissions efficiency available only from gmpp! Read More


Hurst Shifters - Pro--Matic 2™ Ratchet Shifter. Read More


MSD Ignition - New DynaForce Starter. Read More


O’Brien Truckers - “Short Oval” Scoop Air Cleaner. Read More


Ron Francis Wiring AR-88 Cooling Fan System-Cooling Comp./Walker 2 Speed Fans. Read More


Wheel Vintiques 71 Series Street Rod Wire Wheel (Paint/Chrome). Read More


Big Al’s Carponents - Marque and Mini Marque Arm Rests. Read More


BMS Navigo Custom Trailers - offers a line of 5 core models that will accommodate any specialty trailer need from the transport of motorcycles and ATV’s to a rolling 53’ multi-vehicle mobile command center. Each model can be customized beyond the long list of standard features accommodating virtually any need or desire. Read More


Cool Craft - Buick Electra, 1961-64 V8 Aluminum Radiator. Read More


Dynotech Engineering - Multi-Piece Driveshaft. Read More


ECI Hot Rod Brakes - Zero Offset Chevy Disc Brake Conversion Kits. Read More


Eddie Motorsports Big Block Chevy - S.Drive Pulley Kits. Read More


Hooker Headers announces LS swap headers & mounts for 2nd-Gen F-bodies. Read More


Hot Heads - 300 Style Cast Exhaust Manifolds - Chrysler. Read More


Jasper Engines & Transmissions - We offer custom remanufacturing for gas engines, transmissions and differentials. Authentic gas engines include a numbers-matching build, original paint, testing and, upon request and for an additional charge, valuable documentation of the remanufacturing process. Read More


March Performance - Introducing the Carbon Spider and Carbon Spider Fuelie. Read More


Powertrain Control Solutions - Paddle Shifter with Display. Read More


Tuff Stuff - GM Alternators. From the early GM style 10DN alternators that require an external voltage regulator to the latest alternators for the LS engines, Tuff Stuff makes the custom alternator you are looking for! Read More


Unisteer Performance Products Racers Corner Rack & Pinion Kits. Read More


Williams Street Rods 1932 and 1933-34 Ford Windshield Frames. Read More


Holley - Ultra double pumpers now available with manual choke. Read More


Steele Rubber - 1965-1968 Chevy Wagon tailgate seals. Read More


Yogi's Gas Tanks - Yogi's offers everything you need to complete your fuel system. 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
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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 - 3rd Speedway Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana. Read More


Somernites CruiseWeekend of September 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


National Street Rod Association - 44th Annual Street Rod Nationals Plus. Over 10,000 street rods, customs, muscle cars and street machines will be on hand at the Kentucky Expo Center this summer. 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



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. 

Glastonbury McDonald's Cruise Night
Wheels of Time Jamboree
Surf City Garage Car Show Presented by the OC Mustang Club

Goodguys 27th Flowmaster West Coast Nationals
25th Annual Rod Run to the Park
Canyon Club Car Show & Pin-up Contest

Cruise-In at Shenandoah Caverns
Hot Summer Nights Car Show & Pin-up Contest
Village Square Cruise Night
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.



Dutchman Axles - Axle Tech: What axle material do you use? What makes your axles stronger than stock?  Why induction hardening vs thru hardening? Why are your axles machined after heat treating? These are just a few of the questions we address every day at Dutchman. Read More


Stay Connected with Enclosed Vehicle Transport. We just launched our mobile website version. Read More


Fastlane Speed and Rod Shop - Blow Out Prices on 32 Coupes, Roadsters. Read More


Superior Glassworks -  Catalog the leading manufacturer of street rod fiberglass parts, street rod and race bodies, and custom street rod chassis. Read More


Vintage Glass - Special sale prices are offered through the website & are available to online purchases only! 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

A "Featured Ad" with six pictures and unlimited words runs for 6 months for only  $125. Questions? Call us at 877-700-2468 or e-mail us at [email protected]! We’re happy to help.

1938 Chevy 5 Window Coupe
Price: $52,000
  1932 Ford Coupe
Price: $38,500
1955 Chevy 150
Price: $48,900

1931 Ford Roadster Cabriolet
Price: $29,900
1969 Chevy Camaro RS Convertible
Price: $34,900
1934 Ford 3 Window Coupe
Price: $89,500

1950 Ford Business Coupe
Price: $36,500
  1950 Chevy Convertible Custom
Price: $90,000
1933 Ford Pro Street Coupe
Price: $38,850
Project Vehicles   Classifieds Homepage   Modern Rods

Parts Listing

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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