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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter March 6, 2014

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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter March 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!


Spring is so close we can taste it! And Spring means car shows! The Goodguys kick off their season this weekend in Scottsdale with the Spring Nationals. They've got a few new things up their sleeves so be sure to check them out!  In addition, Detroit is hosting the Autorama, which means the Ridler award winners! For race fans,the Gatornationals,  the third race of the NHRA season will be held in FL. We'd also like to extend our sympathies to Tom Medley's friends and family on his loss. His good friend Tex Smith has a few words to say on the subject.  Have photos of any of these events or other stories to share?  E-mail us at [email protected]!

Goodguys 5th Spring Nationals -  The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association event season kicks off this weekend March 7-9 at Westworld in Scottsdale, AZ! It’s the Goodguys 5th Spring Nationals - a sizzlin’ Southwest weekend with over 2,000 hot rods, customs, classics, vendors, Goodguys AutoCross, swap meet & more! Be sure and visit for all the details! Read More


NHRA Gatornationals

This week's featured classified ad is a rare 1970 Ford Mustang Boss. It's listed at $59,900 and is located in Huntingtown, MD.  

This Boss 302 Mustang has 55k original miles. It has a solid body and floors and runs great..

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

Guest Columnist - John "Gunner" Gunnell brings us some highlights from the World of Wheels show in Milwaukee. Read More


Guest Columnist - Tex Smith remembers one of his best friends, Tom Medley, aka Stroker McGurk. Read More


Ridler Award Contender - Steve Tracy and Chip Gerber plan on entering their new competition lakester in the Ridler competition at the Detroit Autorama. Read More


Rodders Row Check out Bob Vergin's 1947 Custom Buick. Read More


Coming Soon to DVD - Don't miss your chance to own the film Snake & Mongoose, a story of the rivalry between legendary drag racing drivers Don "The Snake Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen, as it becomes available for digital download on March 4, 2014 and Blu-ray/DVD on April 8th. Read More


Rodders Row - Greg Lane's 1958 Chevy Apache Restoration. Read More


Rodders Row - Learn about the build process for Patrick Lamberton's 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Restomod. Read More


Field Find - Marie Loew plans to restore this 1949 Chevy 3600 5 window long box. Read More


Rodders Row - Check out Lyn Boyd's cool coupe. Read More


Visit Myrtle Beach



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 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.


Goodguys 5th Spring Nationals -  The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association event season kicks off this weekend March 7-9 at Westworld in Scottsdale, AZ! It’s the Goodguys 5th Spring Nationals - a sizzlin’ Southwest weekend with over 2,000 hot rods, customs, classics, vendors, Goodguys AutoCross, swap meet & more! Be sure and visit for all the details! Read More


62nd Annual Detroit Autorama - The 62nd Annual Meguiar's Detroit Autorama will be taking place on March 7 -9, hosted by the Michigan Hot Rod Association. Read More


Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show - Driven by innovation. Fueled by passion. The 2014 Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show is more of what you love. Read More


NHRA Gatornationals - The NHRA heads to Gainesville, Florida for the Gatornationals. 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. 

Chicago World of Wheels
Adamec Harley 1st Annual Car and Bike Show
World of Wheels Milwaukee

Burkes Outlet Car Cruise
Frank Maratta Auto & Race-a-rama
Gershons NY Deli Cruise In

Atlantic City Car Show and Auction
World of Wheels Milwaukee
O'Reilly Autorama
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
1951 Chevy Sedan Delivery

1948 Custom Cadillac
1963 Chevrolet Impala Convertible
1972 Gran Torino Sport

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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