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Hotrod Hotline Newsletter April 11, 2013

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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter April 12, 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!



Classified Tip of the Week - Descriptions

It's tough to fit all of your info into 50 words, so stick to the basics!  Is the car modified? Is there a new engine? Did you rebuild the chassis and rewire it? Is the paint custom? Is the body in mint condition? Decide on the strongest "selling point", and go from there. What would you want to know, as a buyer? Short, concise descriptions work best. Check your spelling and abbreviations for clarity. Have someone else read the description and give you feedback.

Letter from the Editor The Goodguys Del Mar Editor’s Autocross Shootout 2013. More Info


Those Unforgettable Motel Parking Lots By Le Roi Tex Smith. read more


Ron Cizek’s “Checkered Past” ’40 Ford Wins Del Mar Street Rod d’Elegance Crown. read more  

Field Find From Jim Richardson Near Conway, AR. These trucks and cars are not two miles from where I was born and raised and now live. read more  



Since 1983, Dash Designs, Inc, in Tempe, Arizona, has been a leading manufacturer of Custom Fabric Auto Accessories. Our brand products are: Dash Designs® Custom Dashboard Covers, Seat Designs™ Custom Seat Covers, The Shade™ Retractable Sunshades, Silver Shield™ Custom Solar Shades, Endura™ Custom Floor Mats, and Dashcessories™: Interior Fabric Accessories. These innovative interior products are crafted for Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Van's and RV's.


Smart Parts was established in 1999 to help fill an increasing demand for unique top quality, easy to install, interior parts. Our product line includes fiberglass armrests, fiberglass speaker and light pods and map pockets, billet aluminum interior dome lights, interior courtesy lights, hood and trunk pulls, trunk props, door handles, accent trim, seat medallions, speaker grilles, and more coming soon.


LeMay – America’s Car Museum spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile. The museum rests on a nine-acre campus and features rotating galleries, a 3.5-acre show field, theatre, café, banquet halls, meeting facilities, racing simulators and slot car racing. Exhibits feature automobiles from Ferraris and Corvettes to Model Ts and The LaSalle 303 Roaster. ACM hosts annual events, concerts, weddings, annual meetings and even drive-in movies. 




American Autowire New 1953-62 Chevy Corvette Kit. 1953-62 Chevy Corvette Classic Update Wiring Kit Part# 510267   read more


B&M Racing New Differential Cover For 8.8” Mustang, Ford applications. This cast and machined differential cover for the very popular Ford 8.8” differential features heavy duty structural cooling fins, a thick ¾” lip for positive sealing and built-in bearing cap bolts for extra support, making the cover ideal for all performance applications, from daily commuter read more


Classic Instruments '47-'53 Chevy Pick-Up Package Gauge. Now offered by the team at Classic Instruments is a complete instrument kit for 1947-53 Chevrolet/ GMC trucks. read more


Classic Performance Products CPP’s New Classic Fit™ GM-Style Key Columns Now Available.  read more


Classic Rods & More New SBC SWP Aluminum Water Pump Pulley Nose.  read more


EZ Wiring kits use GXL 125 high temp cross linked polyethylene jacketed wire that is grease, oil, gas, and acid resistant. Each wire is labeled every 5” Its entire length so checking a circuit is EZ ! COLOR coded wire! EZ wiring is the EZ way ! read more


GM Performance Motor Crate Engine Deals This Week! read more


Holley Modular Mid–Rise Intake for GM LS1/LS2/LS6 Cathedral Port Engines. read more.


O'Brien Truckers Caddy / Olds Batwing Air Cleaner.  read more


Ron Francis LIMITED EDITION These beautiful Mini Bullet lights are precision machined aluminum, finished in BLACK POWDERCOAT and are DOUBLE FILAMENT! These neat “Mini” indicators have a variety of uses. read more


Wheel Vintiques adds Mopar Road Wheel to its product line.  read more


Brice Thomas Radiators The classic 1934 Ford is one of the most prized automobiles out there. Vintage vehicles such as these deserves only the highest quality parts that will keep it in peak show condition for years to come, like the 1934 Ford Aluminum Radiators from the experts at Brice Thomas Radiator.   read more


Butch's Cool Stuff New Smoothie Cast Iron 32/53 Ford/Merc Flathead Headers.  read more


Concept One has released a new serpentine single-belt system for LS engines with Magnuson or Edelbrock superchargers. read more


Double R Trailers Motorcycle Haulers. read more


Hushmat Reduce the Heat in Your Hot Rod or Restoration Vehicle! read more


Inland Empire Driveline Service Custom Aluminum Driveshafts. read more


Old Air Products Plymouth 1930-1956 Complete Hurricane AC System. read more


Timeless Rods We specialize in Turn Key Street Rods. read more


Vintage Air Introduces Its ALL New! 1969 Pontiac Firebird Gen IV SureFit System. read more  

Weedetr Street Rod Components Ultimate rear suspension kit. New 9" Ford rear end assemblies can be added to any of our rear suspension kits. 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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NSRA Western Street Rod Nationals Plus April 26-28, 2013. More Info

Somernites Cruise in Somerset, KY Begins April 27, 2013. Read More  

NHRA Motorsports Museum  Tickets on sale for the 11th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA, June 13-15, 2013 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. More Info  

Goodguys 22nd East Coast Nationals June 14-16, 2013 in West Springfield, MA. Now accepting Indoor Car Show entries! Read More  

East Coast Indoor Nationals The largest all American pre-1973 car and custom motorcycle show and marketplace on the East Coast in December at the Timonium fairgrounds in Timonium, MD. $7000 in cash awards for  "Best in Show", Best Paint, Best Muscle Car, Best Custom and many more. More Info  

MSD's 9th Annual Employee Appreciation Car Show! The date for the car show is May 3, 2013 in El Paso, Texas 1490 Henry Brennan Dr. 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. 

Goodguys Meguiar's
13th Del Mar Nationals
by John Stimac
La Verne Cool Cruise XVII
by Roger Rohrdanz
Goodguys 3rd Spring
Lone Star Nationals
by Leal Brothers


Weekend Update from
Charles Shotwell
Joey Dogg's Cruise-In by
Bob Lyman
10th Annual April Fools
Rod Run by Sam Flowers

Colorado School of Mines
20th Annual E-Days
Car Show by Mike Bourg

 The Coachmen Cruise
Night at Islands Burgers
by Rick Merkow
SuperCar Sunday
Porsche Day
by Mike Levy
Click Here 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.



Anpac Chrome - Classic Car Insurance from ANPAC - It's All in the Name!   read more


Steele Rubber Products - How to glue auto weatherstrip the right way. read more


Fast Times Rods - Nothing says “custom” like a 1949/1950 chop-top Merc “leadsled” We took all the hassle out of finding a donor and chopping the top so you can get right to the fun stuff. George Barris would sure be proud of how slick this car is! read more


Heidts New 1964 1/2-’70 Ford Mustang “Bolt-In” Independent Rear Suspension! read more


All-new House of Kolor Digital Paintbooth See it Before You Build It! read more


J&B Microfinish Manufacturer - Since 1984, J&B has been carving out a niche in the billet aluminum hot rod accessory market. With a full service machine shop at hand, craftsmanship is our #1 priority. We constantly strive to design and manufacture quality billet accessories and components. read more


Main Street Custom Finishing Fine Wood Restoration & Custom Finishing for Automobiles. read more


Reliable Carriers, Inc. Vehicles taken seriously. It began with a single tractor trailer and a lasting commitment over 50 years ago; transport cars and trucks to any location the client demands with an unparalleled level of care and an untouchable degree of professionalism. read more


Rust Bullet - In April 2013, Rust Bullet will be premiering the latest additions to the Rust Bullet Rust Inhibitive Coatings; Rust Bullet ColorShell. read more


Sherm’s Custom Plating Provide High-Quality Plating. read more


Speedway Motors and the Museum of American Speed Hosts National Association Of Automobile Museums 2013 Annual Conference   read more


Hotronics Products offering FREE Shipping  Battery Disconnects Self Cancelling Turn Signals Electronic Fan Switches



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