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Hotrod Hotline Newsletter April 18, 2013

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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter April 18, 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: Make sure your classified ad is placed in the correct category when you're listing it! This helps eager buyers find it, and keeps you from getting charged the wrong amount? Have questions? E-mail us at [email protected] or call us 877-700-2468.

Pirelli World Challenge Championships 2013: The Need for Speed

We do a hot lap in the passenger seat of a very fast car as it prepares to tackle the Streets of Long Beach course this upcoming weekend as part of the Toyota Grand Prix events. Read More.


History of Back to the Fifties, Part I

MSRA's "Back to the Fifties" event will celebrate 40 years of hot rods and community this summer in St. Paul, MN.  In tribute to the event, we will be reposting excerpts from a series of articles that appeared in the MSRA LineChaser magazine in 2012. Read more


The 14th Annual Cruisin' For A Cure

Attending this particular car show could save your life! Learn how. Read more.


From Fire Truck to Hot Rod Hiboy

Never let someone tell you that a sweet ride can't be built out of a 1937 Ford Fire Truck! Read more




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. 


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.


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.




Dash Designs - The Leader in Custom Auto Accessories. read more


Dynamat 1964-1967 Chevrolet Chevelle / Malibu Floor Kit. read more


Painless Performance Weatherproof Fan Relay Kit w/thermostatic switch for Classic Car. read more


Steve's Auto Restorations SAR’s new three-piece drip rails/rain gutters for use with trunk or rumble lid. Stamped from heavy gauge electroplated steel. Used in SAR’s production Real Steel 1934 3-Window Coupe & Roadster! read more


Surf City Garage Got a dirty carpet, dash, seat, floor, door panel…take a breath…console, leather, cloth or vinyl? Not anymore. Clean it all with Dash Away Interior Detailer. Yes, ALL of it. read more


Flaming River - New Dual Adjustable Aluminum Shocks.
read more


Goodmark Industries Bumper, Front, Chrome, 67-68 Mustang. read more


Heinzman Street Rods Mustang ll Hot Rod Suspension Parts. read more


McGard Tough Nuts are designed to last for life. No chipping, peeling or rusting. Guaranteed to keep on shining for years. Our Tough Nuts are manufactured in the U.S.A. to meet the highest O.E.M. standards for safety and durability. They’re triple-nickel chrome plated for lasting beauty by our experienced staff using our own in-house plating technology. read more


Performance Plus Connection Red Heat Protector Sleeve Spark Plug Wire Boot 8 Cylinder. read more


Performance Suspension Technologies - PST's new Drop Spindles are designed to lower your vehicle, improve handling and maintain the original ride quality of today's cars. read more


Phoenix Transmission - Our TH 700R4 transmission is our  most popular performance transmission, we have been modifying and improving this trans since it was first introduced in the early 80’s. We offer several versions of this trans for applications up to 575 horsepower. read more


The Pro-Tec System is designed to monitor and protect the trailer and it's contents. Any movement of the trailer, or the opening of a door will trigger the alarm. This will cause the electrical brakes of the trailer to be applied making movement impossible in addition to exterior alarms alerting the public. read more


Quietaire 18" Portable Evaporative Coolers. read more


Rick's Tanks Stainless Steel Muscle Car Gas 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


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 like some other lights will. The extra wide mounting surface makes it easier to mount ( something your upholsterer will thank you for) Lights come with instructions, templates and mounting hardware. read more


Spirit Industries 32 Ford Coupe Fiberglass Body: Comes fully assemblied. Steel Structure and we use Nida Core on the inside of roof and over the fiberglass floor. We take the nida core and glass over the fiberglass roof and floor. read more


TorqStorm™ New Billet Supercharger Big Block Chevy Kit. More Info  

Trick Truck'n Rod Dash Drop Kit - 47 - 54 Kit. read more  

Welder Series - Buick Nailhead Engine Mounts. read more  

Wise Guys provides custom seating, frame and foam solutions, and seat upholstery for Hot Rods, Muscle Cars and Street Rods throughout the world. read more  

Woody's Hot Rodz of Bright, Indiana is proud to announce that the long awaited '57 Sedan bodies are now available in all NEW steel from Real Deal Steel. 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
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of Upcoming Shows

NSRA Western Street Rod Nationals Plus April 26-28, 2013. 2,000 Vintage Cars Heading For Bakersfield! read more

Somernites Cruise in Somerset, KY Begins April 27, 2013. 
read more

Goodguys 8th Nashville Nationals May 17-19, 2013 LP Field, Tennessee Titan Stadium 1 Titans Way, Nashville, TN read more

Advanced Plating Open House and Kick-Off Party For Goodguys Nashville 2013. It's PARTY TIME!  On the weekend of May 17-19, 2013, the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association will be hosting the 8th Annual Nashville Nationals at LP Field.  We figured what better way to kick-off the event than with a big party? read more

NHRA 2013 Holley National Hot Rod Reunion  Beech Bend Raceway Park, Bowling Green, Kentucky June 13-15, 2013 Racing Classes. read more

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


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. 

Littleton Cruise at the Woodlawn Center by
Mike Bourg
Gopher State Timing
Association’s 57th Rod
and Custom Spectacular
by Chadly Johnson

2nd annual Dragstrip
Memories Car Show
by Jim Madigan

RK Motors Classic Car
Showroom by Chris Hunt

Weekend UpDate From
Charles Shotwell
(Cosmic Charlie)

Veteran's Of Foreign Wars
Post #10420 Car Cruise by
Bob Lyman


 23rd Annual NSRA
Northern California Appreciation Day
by Fred Childers
15th Annual METRO
PETRO Vintage
Advertising Collector Show
by "Big Al" Liebmann
Virginia Chevy Lovers Ltd.
9th annual Spring Dust Off
by Bing Gatewood
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.



American Collectors Insurance - We Do Everything We Can To Satisfy The Insurance Needs of the Collector. read more


Anpac Chrome Brilliant Classic Car Insurance From ANPAC -Testimonials. read more


Fresh Meet 2013 Spring Bash NJ – BASF R-M Glasurit Car spotted. read more


Airbagit - Free Air Bags Anyone? There are no strings attached to this offer.  We want our customers to see the quality of our Airsprings  which surpasses any Airspring on the market.  We guarantee our Bags! read more


MSD's New Atomic EFI LS is SEMA's Best Street Rod/Custom Car Product of the Year and it could be yours! read more


Eaton Detroit Spring - Technical Information Learn everything there is to know about springs.   read more


Koul Tools How To Build A Complete AN Hose Assembly.
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  Until next time, keep roddin!
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