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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter February 6, 2014

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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter February 6, 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!




The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Series kicks off this weekend with the Winter Nationals in Pomona! We have the schedule below. Plus, Tex Smith weighs in on what defines and AMBR winner, we chat with Ronnie Goodwin about his AMBR contender, and Gunner reminisces about working for Tex! Everything comes full circle folks. Meanwhile, we have a retrospective of the Century of Speed exhibit from the GRNS show for those who couldn't attend, and we'd love to know some of your favorite memories of racing - whether land-speed, down the straights or in a rally car.  E-mail us at [email protected]!

This week's featured classified ad is real deal 1968 Chevy Camaro RS/SS Convertible. It's listed at $54,000 and is located in Frankfort, KY.  

This popular Camaro has a 396 big block with a 4 speed Muncie transmission, front disc brakes and a whole lot more. It runs and drives like a dream.

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

Car Feature - Learn more about Ronnie Goodwin and his 1932 Ford Roadster, the Goodwin Speedster, one of this year's AMBR contenders! Read More


Guest Columnist - John "Gunner" Gunnell reminisces about his old co-worker and hot rod icon Tex Smith. Read More


Guest Columnist - Tex Smith shares his opinion on the definition of "America's Most Beautiful Roadster". Read More


Rodders Row Check out Tad DeWire's all-steel 1937 Ford Slantback! Read More


Industry Interview - Hot Rod Hotline recently chatted with Tim McCarthy about HushMat's history and what sets it apart from competitors. Read More


Century of Speed - Richard Parks and Roger Rohrdanz bring us excellent coverage of the Century of Speed exhibit, honoring the 100th anniversary of Bonneville. Read More


Industry News - The Auto Club Dragway has erected a "sound barrier" to appease neighboring communities. Read More


NHRA - The 2014 NHRA season kicks off this weekend with the 54th annual Circle K Winternationals in Pomona, California! Read More




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. 




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 Ignition - The same quality that you have come to expect from MSD products is now available in the NEW DynaForce Starter. 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.


NHRA Winternationals - The 2014 NHRA season kicks off February 6 - 9 with the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, California. 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. 

2014 Grand National Roadster Show
Daytona Flea Market Show
The Suede Palace - GNRS

GNRS - NHRA Museum
GNRS - Century of Speed
Grand National Roadster Show

Grand National Roadster Show
America's Most Beautiful Roadster
Mecum Auctions Kissimmee
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
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air

1948 Custom Cadillac
1963 Chevrolet Impala Convertible
1966 Ford Mustang

1937 Ford Club Coupe
  1971 Chevrolet Chevelle
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].
  Until next time, keep roddin!
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