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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter July 4, 2014

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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter July 4, 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!


Happy Fourth of July! We hope it's a wonderful day of celebration and recognition of our freedoms and independence! The Goodguys are sure celebrating this weekend in Des Moines, and we're sure there are cruises, shows and BBQs that you are all attending! We can't wait to see the photos.  This week we bring you the stories of "The Ones that Got Away", Tex Smith's encouragement to preserve your memories, and a very cool shop tour at Metalworks from Chadly Johnson.  Plus, as promised, we've relaunched Rodder's Row here in the highlights, and on the site. Got a question our community can answer? Send it to [email protected].  Have a safe and happy holiday everyone!

NHRA Gatornationals

This week's featured classified ad is a 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air "Bubble Top". It's listed at $89,500 and is located in Eastover, NC.  

This Bel Air is powered by an LS1 with Z06 components and makes 450 HP.

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

Featured Car Show: Rocking Vegas by Toni Steiger from Austria!

See more cool photos in our CAR SHOWS SECTION!

Goodguys - The two biggest events on the 2014 Goodguys Rod & Custom Association’s event calendar are here! Starting this 4th of July holiday weekend in Des Moines, Iowa and ending Sunday, July 13th in Columbus, Ohio, the 10-day stretch includes a 700-mile hot rod cruise sandwiched in between the two massive events!  Read More


Shop Tour - Go behind the scenes with guest columnist Chadly Johnson as he visits Metalworks Classics in Eugene, Oregon.  Read More


Garage Shots - Check out Moe Marasco's home machine shop. Read More


Guest Columnist - Tex Smith is almost finished with his autobiography. Read More


Collector Car Day - The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 493 (S. Res. 493) designating July 11, 2014 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” Read More


Rodders Forum - Matt Jones needs help with locating aviation gauges for a restoration project. Read More


The One that Got Away - Congratulations to Rob Howard on winning the "one that got away" contest! We loved all of the stories and couldn't decide which one was our favorite so we pulled the winner out of a hat. Rob will be receiving a leather-bound edition of Hot Rod Gallery by Pat Ganahl. We've collected all the stories for you to read here: 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. 




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 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


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






Goodguys - The two biggest events on the 2014 Goodguys Rod & Custom Association’s event calendar are here! Starting this 4th of July holiday weekend in Des Moines, Iowa and ending Sunday, July 13th in Columbus, Ohio, the 10-day stretch includes a 700-mile hot rod cruise sandwiched in between the two massive events!  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. 

Ocean Beach Park Classic Car Cruise Night
Southern Delaware Street Rod 25th Annual Show
Summer Volksfest

Route 66 NHRA Nationals
Downwind Cafe Week 4
Juicy Burgers Cruise In

Idler's 12th Annual Show and Shine
Burned Children Recovery Foundation Car Show
Cruzin' Hebron 2014
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
1965 Ford Thunderbird

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].
  Until next time, keep roddin!
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