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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter August 8, 2013

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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter August 8, 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 an ultra clean 1933 Ford 3 Window Custom Coupe. It's listed at $69,000 and is located in Camarillo, CA.  

This is a pristine, hand-built custom ride with a new crate 454 Tuned Port Injection big block engine and a 4L80E, 4-speed auto transmission.

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

We had a great time in Louisville, and we see by all of the great shows coming in, that you've all been having fun across the country.  Summer is still full of great shows, from this weekend's Knoxville National races to the upcoming Good Guys show in Pleasanton to many local cruises, swap meets and shows. We've been impressed by the graciousness and enthusiasm of everyone we've encountered at the shows we've attended, even in the face of some really astonishing weather! It's a great community to be part of.  So what has been your favorite surprise this summer? E-mail us at [email protected] and let us know! 

Rodder's Row - Trent Walker's 1969 Camaro Z/28 - Check out Trent Walker's 17 year project: a hugger orange '69 Camaro Z/28 powered by a crate Chevy 350 motor. This is definitely a crowd pleaser! Read More


Tips for Hotter Street & Strip Performance: Part 2 - John Gunnell "Gunner" shares tips from an engine tuner to help you get the most out of your hot rod. Read More


Remembering Joyce Smith, "Mrs. Speedway" - Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Speedway Motors family as they mourn the passing of Joyce Smith, “Mrs. Speedway.” Joyce was wife of “Speedy” Bill Smith and co-founder of Speedway Motors, “America’s oldest speed shop.” Read More


Surf City Garage's Muscle Car Fleet - What's it like to maintain a fleet of muscle cars? Find out with these fun facts from Surf City Garage. Read More


Venegas Tops US National Championship Qualifier - Tim Kennedy gives us a re-cap of the 45th US National Championship of motorcycle racing. 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.  




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


Gear Vendors -  By adding a Gear Vendors Under/Overdrive to your transmission, you have an unbeatable package far superior to any factory overdrive automatic and with 6 close ratio gears for performance. 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


Julianos - Julianos new Crestliner wheel is a beautiful copy of the original ‘49-‘50 Ford accessory, and unlike the originals, it’s machined from solid aluminum so it will never crack. Read More


Krist Customs - The popular seat medallions from Krist Kustoms are now available in chrome! 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 Ignition - The same quality that you have come to expect from MSD products is now available in the NEW DynaForce Starter. Read More - is pleased to announce the addition of classic Camaro, Chevelle and Nova/Chevy II parts to their product offering! You have come to know us for our Tri Five parts and we have just expanded our wide offering of sheet metal, exterior and interior trim parts. Check out the full line up for your 1967-69 Camaro, 1962-72 Chevelle and 1962-74 Nova/Chevy II.  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 - Check out Pete & Jake's 1932 Heavy I-beam axle. 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 - 1933/34 Gas Tank Cover. Read More


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


Tanks Inc. - Tanks Inc. has added another EFI ready tank to their lineup. 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.

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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 - 12th Great Northwest Nationals in Spokane, Washington. Read More


Somernites Cruise - Somernites Cruise in Somerset, KY continues August 22, 2013. Read More


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


Cruisin' For a Cure - The 14th Annual Cruisin' For A Cure - Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 Costa Mesa, California. More Info


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


Wheels of Time - The 35th annual Wheels of Time Rod & Custom Jamboree! 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. 

Onekama Days Car Show
New Carlisle Hometown Days Car Show & Cruise-In
13th Annual Manchester Cruisin' on Main Street

NSRA 44th Annual Street Rod Nationals
Smithfield Lions Club Cruz-In
Peninsula Mustang Enthusiasts Summer Car Fun

Camping Connection Car Show
Golden Super Cruise
Cruise-In at On the Farm
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 - Fan testimonials. 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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1967 Ford Mustang Convertible
  1941 Willys Pro Street
1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible

1954 Chevrolet 210 Handyman Wagon
1939 Chevrolet 5 Window
1937 Ford Roadster

1937 Ford Club Coupe
  1934 Chevy Cabriolet
1932 Ford Phaeton
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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