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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter July 24, 2014

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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter July 24, 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 Syracuse Nationals are over, and a fine time was had by all. Artie's Party raised a truly wonderful sum for the Central New York Ronald McDonald house, thanks to some truly talented pinstripers and of course, the Frantic Ford team, and our very own Big Al. Next on our travel agenda is the NSRA Street Rod Nationals Plus in Kentucky July 31-August 3. Come say hi if you're making your own pilgrimage to this annual event.

This week we bring you Gunner's tale of a small town revitalized through a car show, a "summer re-run" column from Richard Parks and Roger Rohrdanz, and a memorial to Mike Alexander. We also have an answer from Hot Rod M.D. Jim Clark to a question posed by a reader regarding one of Jim's articles on the brake system in the F100. Check out the addition to the article and Jim's sage advice. Have questions? Been to a show? Got a ride, a road, or a garage to share? E-mail us at [email protected] and let us know!

- The Staff at Hot Rod Hotline

This week's featured classified ad is a 1961 Ford Galaxie 500 Club Victoria. It's listed at $24,900 and is located in Huntingtown, MD.

This Galaxie has a 390 FE motor with over 400 HP! It's rust free and has a straight body.

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

Featured Car Show: Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals plus - by Mike Bourg.

See more cool photos in our CAR SHOWS SECTION!

NHRA Winternationals

Guest Columnist - A hot rodder helps revitalize a city's downtown. Read More


In Memoriam - Award winning car builder Michael P. Alexander passed away on July 18, 2014 at the age of 80. Read More


Street Rod Nationals - Join at the 45th Annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals Plus in Lousville, KY from July 31-August 3! Read More


Summer Re-run - A visit with Diane Carmelo Leuenberger Vandenberg. Read More


Hot Rod MD - Jim Clark, The Hot Rod MD, answers a question about Ford F-100 brake assemblies sent in by Kipp Hansen. Read More


Artie's Party at the Syracuse Nationals - Check out the action from this year's Artie's Party! Read More


NHRA Winternationals



Covercraft has manufactured premium quality exterior and interior protection products for over 50 years for automotive enthusiasts, building a reputation for quality, durability and design.


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. 




Welder Series - Universal sway bar kit in 36" and 46" widths.. Read More


Tuff Stuff - New Tuff Stuff 2014 catalog. Read More


American Autowire - 1968-1972 Pontiac GTO Classic Update Kit. Read More


Clayton Machine Works announced the release of their new coil covers for GM's LS engines. Read More


Classic Instruments is pleased to announce the release of a tube style fuel sending unit. Read More


Classic Performance Products - CPP's New HydraStop Hydraulic Assist System Now Available. 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 - Billet Plus S10 T-5 Shifter. Read More


MSD IgnitionMSD Performance is excited to announce that the Atomic Fuel Injection System (PN 2900 & 2910) has been granted an Executive Order Number from the California Air Resources Board! Read More


O’Brien Truckers - Full Grip Shifter Knob. Fully polished. Feels like it was molded for your hand. 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 - Smooth Contour Exterior Rear View Mirrors. 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 - ECI has developed an inline brake light actuating assembly using a heavy duty electrical switch that has no exposure to the brake fluid in the system. 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


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 - 1950 - 1951 Cadillac Series 61 4 door sedan front door vent window main seals. Read More


Yogi's Gas Tanks - Yogi's offers everything you need to complete your fuel system. Read More






Somernites Cruise - The next cruise weekend takes place July 24-26, 2014! Read More


NSRA Street Rod Nationals plus - Join at the 45th Annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals Plus in Lousville, KY from July 31-August 3! Read More


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

Syracuse Nationals
"Remember When" Friday Cruise Night
21st Annual Brand Blvd Cruise Night

Village Commons Cruise
Syracuse Nationals
Trans Am/All Pontiac Run

Ford Show
Marshall Cruise
Syracuse Nationals
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


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.

1932 Ford Roadster
  1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
1968 Chevrolet Pickup

1940 Ford Coupe
1941 Chevrolet Convertible
1959 Chevrolet Apache Fleetside Custom

1967 Plymouth GTX 440
  1941 Willys
1955 Chevy 210 Hardtop
Project Vehicles   Classifieds Homepage   Modern Rods

Parts Listing

List your parts. If you've got extra parts laying around, odds are 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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