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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter June 19, 2014

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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter June 19, 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're in Minnesota this weekend for the Back to the '50s show! Come by and say hello if you're at the show and pick up some sweet Hot Rod Hotline stickers while you're at it! We're in the Merchandise Mart, just like last year! We participated in the Hot Rod Power Tour for the first time last week and you can read all about our adventures across 1,600+ miles and 7 cities in our recaps below. Also this week, guest columnists Tex and John teach us about hot rod industry trends, Clint Powell brings us the tale of a '55 Oldsmobile, and we review the film "This is Long Beach."

If you've got questions about restoring or building your hot rod, don't forget that you can email [email protected] with the subject "Rodder's Forum" and we'll post the questions to the hot rod community. There's a wealth of knowledge out there; you just have to ask!

Keep on roddin'!
                                                                                        - The staff at Hot Rod Hotline

Visit Myrtle Beach

This week's featured classified ad is a cool 1937 Ford Convertible. It's listed at $32,000 and is located in Kewanee, IL

This Ford Convertible feaures power steering and brakes, a beautiful interior and pin striping by Jim Hetzler.

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

Featured Car Show: Pomfret Tri-State Cruisers by Joe Lajoie

See more cool photos in our daily-updated CAR SHOWS SECTION!

Visit Myrtle Beach

Hot Rod Power Tour Part 1 - Read about our adventures on the first half of the Power Tour. Read More


Hot Rod Power Tour Part 2 - The second half of our 1,600+ mile road trip across America. Read More


Guest Columnist - Tex Smith gauges the health of the hot rod industry by watching advertising trends. Read More


Film Review - We review "This is Long Beach," a documentary about hot rodders in Long Beach, California Read More


Guest Columnist - John Gunnell discusses the changes in the racing world post WWII, with the introduction of mail order catalogs. Read More


Car Feature - Check out this excellent restoration of a 1955 Oldsmobile by Chrys and Grant Wilcox of Kansas. Read More


Hot Rod Contest - Tell us about your hot rod unicorn, "the one that got away," and you could win a copy of the new book, Hot Rod Gallery, by Pat Ganahl. Read More


Visit Myrtle Beach



Covercraft has manufactured premium quality exterior and interior protection products for automotive enthusiasts for nearly 50 years, building a reputation for quality, durability and design.Today the company is the world’s largest manufacturer of custom-patterned vehicle covers.  


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. 




McMillan Rod & Custom - These 8" or 10" double bend nerf bars can be used on the front or back of many street rods that have frame horns that curve down. Read More


Covercraft - It’s a fact – when you're comfortable, you drive better. SeatGloves® cover the prime sitting area of the seat and feature a center panel constructed of 3-Dimensional fabric with a moisture-wicking surface layer. Read More


Surf City Garage - The Wait Is Over! The new standard for detailing black and dark cars is now available. A deep, brilliant shine. An intense, jet-black tire gloss. Absolutely nothing makes a statement more than a black or dark car. And nothing makes that car more of a head-turner than Black Edge from Surf City Garage. Read More


Dynamat DynaPad - DynaPad is a four-layer composite barrier that provides excellent acoustic attenuation and thermal insulation. This heavier material utilizes "Dissimilar Layer Insulating" technology that solves two of the most difficult automotive problems - exhaust system heat and low frequency noise. Read More


Eaton Detroit Springs 1963 to 1982 Corvette - There are many aftermarket Corvette Leaf Springs availalble, but only EATON Detroit Spring offers springs that are nearly 100% correct. Read More


Flaming River Synthetic Power Steering Fluid - Formulated for High Performance Steering Systems! This newly developed line of Synthetic Power Steering Fluid is a natural addition to Flaming River’s Power Rack and Pinions and Power Steering Accessory product lines. Read More


Heinzmans Street Rod Shop - At the Heinzman Street Rod Shop, we take great pride in fulfilling our customers needs and vision for their cars. The car we take in custom-engineering makes the difference between a good street rod and a great street rod. Whether it's the chassis fabrication, the assembly area, the office, or the body shop, our staff have one thing in common... WE ARE CAR PEOPLE! Read More


Kee Auto Top Manufacturing - Since 1964, we started developing and refining numerous convertible top and vinyl roof patterns for precisely-correct fit and function. We knew it was critical to have precise patterns for virtually every domestic or imported car from 1940 to today's latest models. That is why trim shops around the globe prefer Kee. Read More


Koul Tools - Dick's Shop Tip teaches you how to remove a damaged hose without scoring or damaging the fitting by using a soldering gun. Read More


McGard Wheel Lock Set -  Protecting the world's finest wheels and tires from theft since 1964. McGard wheel locks are manufactured in the USA to meet or exceed O.E.M. standards for safety and durability. Read More


MSD Ignition - MSD 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! More Info


Painless Performance - The Digital Power Manager with Jump Start (500 amp) includes a weatherproof solid state dual battery control unit that automatically engages an auxillary battery when a large load is applied to the vehicle's main battery. Read More


Performance Suspension Technologies - PST now offers a complete front coil over system that is bolt-in and will work with either factory stamped steel arms or aftermarket tubular arms. Read More


Phoenix Transmission Ford C6 Transmission - The C6 transmission was introduced in 1966 and was used by Ford for everything from massive Lincolns, to 4x4 trucks and Cobra Jet Torino’s. Read More


ProTec System - The PRO-TEC System One is designed to monitor and protect your trailer and its contents. Designed for the do-it-yourself enthusiast, it carries a Life Time Warranty. Read More


Quietaire - Quietaire has manufacturerd QuietCool portable evaporative coolers since 1979. Our QuietCool is like a large floor fan but cooler – It can cool up to 26°F, or more, in areas where A/C is simply out of the question. Read More


Rick's Tanks! - Rick's stainless steel gas tanks are a direct replacement for the OE tanks. All tanks and parts are fabricated in house at Rick's to ensure only the highest quality for a long lasting, trouble free product. Read More


Smart Parts Oblong Interior Light - The Smart Parts oblong interior light, #SP2054P, features a clear refractor lens that casts a delicate, wide band of light with a cool #168 bulb that won't "burn" upholstery. Read More


Steve's Auto Restorations '33/'34 Running Boards - These are reproduction running boards rubber mat bonded like the originals. Fit and detail is excellent. Read More


Welder Series - The Welder Series Universal Sway Bar Kit comes in 36” and 46” widths, and is available to bolt on to either your upper coil over mounting bolts or the lower four link axle brackets. Read More


Woody's Hot Rodz - The Tri-Five Chevy experts join the Goodguys goodtimes by presenting the "Tri-Five Chevy" pick at the Goodguys 9th All American National. Read More


Chassis Tech/ - All of our control arms are manufactured using state of the art CNC cutting, bending and forming processes with high strength steel plate and DOM Steel Tubing. Read More


BASF Paint - As the world's largest chemical company, BASF offers intelligent solutions based on innovative products and tailor-made services. We create opportunities for success through trusted and reliable partnerships. Our Automotive Refinish business makes and markets the finest coatings available for body shops, restoration facilities, customizers and commercial transportation. Read More





MSRA Back to the '50s - The 41st Back to the '50s takes place this weekend, June 20 - 22, 2014 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, MN. Read More


Somernites Cruise - The next cruise weekend takes place June 26-28, 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. 

10th Annual Hereford Zone
Ludlow Elks Cruise
Chariots 50 year Reunion

Vinal Technical High School Spring Car Show
Father's Day Car Show
19th Annual San Clemente Car Show

12th Annual Rat Fink Reunion
AACA Central Connecticut Region 40th Annual Meet
Extreme Machines at the AVI Casino
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.



Tips from Surf City Garage - Scratches happen all the time. Surf City Garage has the tools to keep your clearcoat shining like new.  More Info


New Classic Chevy - "Skeletons". If your Tri Five Chevy needs a floor, rockers and quarter panels due to rust, damage or previous poor quality repairs, consider our "skeletons". Available for all years in Convertible, Sedan and Hardtop body styles, this gives you a new, rock solid foundation for your TriFive. 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.

1970 Chevy Chevelle
  1932 Ford Coupe
1937 Ford Cabriolet

1929 Ford Tudor Sedan
1932 Ford Roadster
1963 Plymouth

1932 Ford Coupe
  1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air
24T 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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