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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter September 19, 2013

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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter September 19, 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 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302. It's listed at $59,900 and is located in Huntingtown, Maryland.

This very rare car has 55k original miles! Runs and drives great!

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

This weekend is the Goodguys 3rd Speedway Nationals in Indianapolis, IN and what better time to celebrate vehicles that go very fast, just like the 1965 Mustang Fastback that served as the training bay for Nicholas Cage's  in the remake of "Gone in 60 Seconds" or Rick Schnell's flathead dragster. We also have articles from John Gunnell and Tex Smith, and a terrific collection of car shows from our amazing, dedicated roving reporters who have been all over the country this September enjoying the last of the fine days and outdoor shows.  Thank you to all of our readers and contributors for sharing your stories and your experiences with us.

World's Quickest Flathead Dragster - Rick Schnell's flathead dragster, the "Slider", roared down the quarter-mile drag strip in 7.695 seconds. Read More


Model A Ford Top Chop - Guest Columnist John "Gunner" Gunnell walks us through the process of taking a few inches off the top of a Ford Model A. Read More


Book Review - Hot Rodding in Ventura County - Guest Columnist Jim Clark reviews this picture-filled book about hot rodding activities in Ventura County from the 1930s to the 1960s . Read More


In Support of Al Slonaker - Guest Columnist Le Roi "Tex" Smith reminisces about his buddy Al Slonaker, the founder of the original National Roadster Show. Read More


Royal Purple Announces 2013 SEMA Show Contest Winners - Premium synthetic lubricant manufacturer Royal Purple announced today the winners of its third annual Show It Off at SEMA contest and first ever Royal Purple Ladies feature vehicle contest. Read More


Goodguys 3rd Speedway Nationals This Weekend - The world famous Brickyard comes alive with hot rods, customs and muscle cars this weekend as Goodguys return for the 3rd annual Speedway Nationals at Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Read More


1965 Ford Mustang Fastback Custom - This very special Mustang was the training car for actor Nicholas Cage in preparation for the filming of the car heist movie Gone in 60 Seconds. Read More




Cruise to the Show!  Have you ever had the chance to see KITT up close and personal, how about the oh so famous Smokey and the Bandit Iconic Trans Am? – well at this year’s Cruise to the Show, we roll out the red carpet for the real stars, the cars. 


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. 


Cruisin For A Cure We're very proud to have the fine folks at "Cruisin For A Cure" online with us. Each Year, Cruisin For A Cure makes it's mark  as the Nations Largest One Day car show. Next year the show will be on September  at the Orange County Fairgrounds again, where we expect over 4000 vehicles and will offers PSA Prostate Cancer screening for men over 40. Proceeds from the show benefit City Of Hope.  




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 - The engineers over at Koul Tools keep coming up with the most ingenious products! Their latest invention is called the EZ-On Hose Press, and it makes installing push-on hose fittings a snap! 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 - Check out the new DynaForce Starter! 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 Catalog - Welder Series supplies professional quality kits and parts, both welded and ready-to-weld, to save you time and money. Read More


Woody's Hot Rodz - Woody's specializes in creating one-of-a-kind turnkey hot rods and muscle cars. 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



  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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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 - 3rd Speedway Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana this weekend! Read More


Somernites Cruise - Get ready for the September 2013 Somernites Cruise in Somerset, Kentucky on September 26 - 28! Read More


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


Anpac Chrome Show for Kids - Mark your calendars for this year's show, which will be Saturday, September 21, 2013! Read More


Cruise to the Show Returns September 28-29, 2013! Eisenhower Park East Meadow, NY. Read More


NSRA Northeast Street Rod Nationals Plus - September 20 - 22, 2013 at Champlain Valley Exposition in Burlington, Vermont. 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. 

Tri-Town Cruzers Cruise Night
Schenectady Kiwanis Classy Chassis Contest
NSRA Street Rod Nationals North

Governors Cup Championship Drag Races
New England Hot Rod Reunion - Race Cars
Thomas Nelson Community College Car Show

Paradise Chevrolet Cruise-In
Hot Rod Hillclimb
Poppy's Car 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.



Chrome Brilliant Classic Car Insurance - Do you have an upcoming car show or auto event that you are trying to promote? Fill out our form for more details about how CHROME might be able to help you! Read More


Steele Rubber Products - How to replace back window glass seal with cord. Read More


Old Air Products - Catalog. Old Air Products specialization is in custom AC systems and factory AC & heater system replacement parts for Antique, Classic, Vintage & Custom Vehicles. We manufacture the HURRICANE® AC Heat & Defrost system for Hot Rods, Street Rods & Custom vehicles. Read More


Timeless Rods - One of The Icons of Pop Culture Is Celebrating Its 40th Anniversary; Timeless Rods is Giving Its Customers a Chance to Join In The Fun! Read More


Tech Tip from Weedetr Street Rod Components Suspension travel, geometry, ground clearance and other misconceptions. Read More


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

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1963 Plymouth
  1972 Chevrolet Nova
1950 Oldsmobile Club Sedan

1954 Ford F100 Pickup
1932 Ford Roadster
1976 Chrysler Cordoba

1948 Cadillac Convertible Custom
  '33 Ford Vicky
1956 Chevrolet Hardtop
Project Vehicles   Classifieds Homepage   Modern Rods

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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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