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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter August 7, 2014

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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter August 7, 2014
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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!



We've finally recovered from our rockin' weekend in Louisville, catching up with old friends and making new ones, plus seeing the over 10,000 cars on display. That means we're gearing up for what's next - the end of the summer run from our fabulous contributors as they enjoy the last few weeks of summers at various shows, rallies, races and runs!  Do you have photos to share, a great car you think should be featured, a garage to flaunt, or a product you'd love to know more about?  Email us at [email protected] with your photos and stories. This week we bring you an oldie but goody from Tex Smith on running on the salt, in honor of the upcoming Bonneville speed challenges, plus Richard Parks and Roger Rohrdanz toured the newly refurbished Wally Parks Museum in Pomona, and Patrick Klein shares his '66 T-Bird.

We saw some great stuff this weekend, and some truly unusual stuff. Let us know what's the most unusual rod you've ever seen!

--The Staff at

NHRA Gatornationals

This week's featured classified ad is a 1957 Ford T-Bird. It's listed at $36,500 and is located in Carlisle, IA.  

This T-Bird has a 312 engine with automatic transmission and was restored bumper to bumper..

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

Featured Car Show: 2014 NSRA Nationals by David Freet

See more cool photos in our CAR SHOWS SECTION!

Goodguys - Join Goodguys for a Great Northwest weekend August 15-17 at the Spokane Fair & Expo Center! This quaint and hi-quality Goodguys event features over 1,500 ’72 & earlier show cars, indoor & outdoor show & shine, vendor exhibits, swap meet & car corral and more all set to the backdrop of the majestic inland northwest! Plus see JF Launier’s Ridler-winning ’64 Buick Riviera! Read More


NSRA Nationals - Congratulations to all of the award winners at the 2014 Street Rod Nationals Plus.  We'd like to give a special shout out to the winners of the Street Rod New Product of the Year Award Winners and the Classic Instruments Pros Pick Winners.  Read More


Rodder's Row - Patrick Klein's 1966 T-Bird. Read More


Guest Columnist - We know that Bonneville is coming up, and for some, it may be the first time out there on the salt. Tex Smith had a few tips that we're going to share again for the newcomers, and a few reminders for the old hands. Read More


Car Feature - Phil Brinkley's flamed 1929 Pontiac Roadster Pickup. Read More


Guest Columnist - Richard Parks takes us through the Gallery of Speed at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum. Read More


Visit Myrtle Beach



Russ Nomore Streetrods has built a reputation of building quality fiberglass bodies, chassis and many supporting components. Some of the many things that have made this reputation possible is the hand lay construction on the fiberglass bodies, superior TIG welding on the chassis along with the use of CAD Design/CNC manufactured parts and support to our customer before, during and after the sell. 


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. 




ANPAC - The CHROME iPhone app offers a classic car price guide for car buffs, has a car show directory and more! Read More


Advanced Plating - Advanced Plating is now plating PLASTIC! Read More


Alan Grove Components - Alan Grove Components is your one-stop shop for pulleys, brackets and more. Read More


Be Bop's Glass Works - Complete 1941 Willys Coupe body package. Read More


Airbagit Hot Rods and Muscle Cars - has a variety of air springs to help you get that smooth ride. Read More


Dolphin Gauges - Check out Dolphin Gauges' 5 gauge black mechanical set. Read More


Dynamat - Let people know your ride is cool and quiet with the Dynamat license plate kit. Read More


E-Stopp - E-Stopp's push button e-brake can replace your existing lever e-brake. Read More


Fatman - Fatman has 1965-66 Pontiac dropped spindles. Read More


Image Street Rods - Image Street Rods & Customs is your West Coast solution for all your custom fabrication and specialty street rod needs. Read More


Kwik Wire - Kwik Wire's TR-1400 Replacement Fuse Block kit allows for just the fuse panel in your vehicle to be replaced. Read More


Made 4 You - Self-locking pegs snap into place, securing both sides of the separator together. Read More


MSD Performance - MSD's new Iridium Spark Plugs are engineered and designed to be used on high performance, high output street engines. Read More


Painless Performance - The 14 circuit/8 fuse Nostalgia Harness harness will replace the old, brittle, hacked wiring found in most street rods, rat rods, gassers, and classic cars and trucks. Read More


Pete & Jake's - New universal tubular K-member. Read More


Radir Wheels - Check out these cool spinners from Radir Wheels. Read More


Saldana Racing - Cruise in style with a Saldana custom radiator. Read More


Shiny Hiney - Protect your new custom molded carpet with these beautiful new logo floor mats. Read More


Steve's Auto Restorations - Real Steel 1933-34 Roadster Quarter Panels. Read More


Super Fine Shine - The leaders, in handling Custom Chrome Plating & Polishing in Central & Southern Ohio since 1990. Read More


Tanks Inc. - EFI Fuel Tanks for 1964-67 GM A-Bodies. Read More


Clayton Machine Works - These modular elliptical vents offer unmatched styling and functionality. Read More


Spal USA - 4 door power lock kit. 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.



Goodguys - Join Goodguys for a Great Northwest weekend August 15-17 at the Spokane Fair & Expo Center! This quaint and hi-quality Goodguys event features over 1,500 ’72 & earlier show cars, indoor & outdoor show & shine, vendor exhibits, swap meet & car corral and more all set to the backdrop of the majestic inland northwest! Plus see JF Launier’s Ridler-winning ’64 Buick Riviera! Read More


Wheels of Time - The 36th annual Wheels of Time Rod and Custom Jamboree takes place August 22 - 24, 2014. Read More


Classic American Muscle Invitational - Speedway Motors is proud to partner with the Sports Car Club of America to present the Speedway Motors Classic American Muscle Invitational Challenge at the 2014 Tire Rack SCCA ProSolo Finale in Lincoln, Nebraska, Aug. 30-31. Read More


Cruisin' For a Cure - The world's largest one day charity car show is back on Saturday, September 27, 2014, supporting the City of Hope Prostate Cancer Program. 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. 

Carmel Valley Car Show
45th Annual Street Rod Nationals
A Tribute to Gassers at the American Driving Museum

Joe Bailons Car Show
Maple City Cruise Night
Blackhawk Auto Museum Cars and Coffee

40th Famous Fox Hunt
Sunday Niagara
3rd Annual Hometown Days
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.



BASF Paint - As the world's largest chemical company, BASF offers intelligent solutions based on innovative products and tailor-made services. Read More


Surf City Garage - Having trouble finding a part for your hot rod? Check Surf City Garage's new Restoration Corner!  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.

1934 Ford 2-Door Sedan
  1932 Ford Roadster
1950 Chevy Convertible

1955 Chevy Convertible
1933 Ford Vicky
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

1937 Ford Club Coupe
  1932 All Steel Hi-Boy Roadster
1933 Ford Roadster
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]om.
  Until next time, keep roddin!
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