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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter October 24, 2013

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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter October 24, 2013
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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!


This week's featured classified ad is a clean 1966 Ford Mustang. It's listed at $16,900 and is located in Hanson, MA.  

This Mustang has a 289 with a 4 barrel carb, automatic transmission, GT exhaust system and a straight, solid body!

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

Halloween is in the air around our office with talk of costume contests and apple cider, and it makes me wonder what's the best dressed hot rod you've seen or owned - one disguised as something else, one sporting amazing paint, or carefully cultivated rust? Let us know at [email protected]. Speaking of the deception of appearances, Tex Smith has some words about race modifications and their real world applications in his column this month. Richard Parks and Roger Rohrdanz review Fifties Flashback, and we take a look at some of the terrific coverage of the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion this past week, along with the Outstanding Use of Color Award from the NSRA's Southeast Street Rod Nationals.  Finally, we look ahead to the upcoming Goodguys Southeastern Nationals in Charlotte, NC and of course, SEMA. We will be there in Hot Rod Alley - Booth #24392! Stop by and see us! Happy rodding!

Hot Rod Hotline at SEMA 2013

Guest Columnist - Le Roi "Tex" Smith takes us back to the early days of drag racing and shows us the "Power of Racing". Read More


Book Review - Guest Columnist Richard Parks reviews Albert Drake's Fifties Flashback, A Nostalgia Trip. Read More


Rodders Row - Bonnie Honea is a hot rodder in Southern Oregon who works as a bookkeeper and property manager, picks up her two kids from school, and goes grocery shopping—all in the cool '37 Plymouth rat truck that she designed, helped build, and uses as her daily driver. Read More


Blast to the Past - Main Street Malt Shop & Santa Ana Drags Reunion. Read More


Crowning of Champions - The NHRA Motorsports Museum’s 22nd annual California Hot Rod Reunion presented by Automobile Club of Southern California came to a thrilling conclusion Sunday at the legendary Auto Club Famoso Raceway. Read More


Outstanding Use of Color Award - PPG and the National Street Rod Association are pleased to announce the selections of "Outstanding Use of Color" award given at the Southeast Street Rod Nationals Plus held in Tampa, Florida on October 11 - 13, 2013. 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. 




American Autowire - 1961-1966 Ford Truck Complete Wiring 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 the Esquire series. Read More


Classic Performance Products - CPP’s New 400 Series™ Power Steering Box for 1962-67 Nova. 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 Ignition - New DynaForce Starter. Read More


O’Brien Truckers - The very sought after Veda Spec Knock Off Style Hub Caps are back! 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 - Zero Offset Chevy Disc Brake Conversion Kits. 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


Tuff Stuff - GM Alternators. From the early GM style 10DN alternators that require an external voltage regulator to the latest alternators for the LS engines, Tuff Stuff makes the custom alternator you are looking for! 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 - 1965-1968 Chevy Wagon tailgate seals. Read More


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

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of Upcoming Shows

24th East Coast Indoor Nationals - The largest all American pre- 1973 car and custom motorcycle show and marketplace on the east coast. Read More


Goodguys - Goodguys 20th Southeastern Nationals at Charlotte Motor Speedway October 25 - 27, 2013. Read More


Somernites Cruise - Weekend of October 24 - 26, 2013. This is the last Somernites Cruise of the year! 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. 

Round Town Cruisers Season Finale
California Hot Rod Reunion
AMSOIL Street Rodder Road Tour West Coast

Charter Oak Firebirds Halloween Cruise
Iron Invasion
Cincy Street Rods 15th Annual Fall Cruise

Rock N Roll Cafe Monthly Cruise
Longstreet Chevrolet Auto Mall Car Show
Midnight Rodders Fall Color Cruise
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


Stay Connected with Enclosed Vehicle Transport. We just launched our mobile website version. 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.

1956 Chevrolet Hardtop
  1937 Ford Street Rod
1965 Plymouth Satellite

1931 Ford Roadster Cabriolet
Price: $29,900
1969 Chevy Camaro RS Convertible
Price: $34,900
1934 Ford 3 Window Coupe
Price: $89,500

1950 Ford Business Coupe
Price: $36,500
  1950 Chevy Convertible Custom
Price: $90,000
1933 Ford Pro Street Coupe
Price: $38,850
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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