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Hotrod Hotline Newsletter April 25, 2013

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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter April 25, 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:

Did you know that you can sell your parts for no charge Our virtual Swap Meet is a place to get rid of your old parts, find that one component you've been hunting for, or just look for that piece that you know you'll need someday. Private parties can list their parts with up to four photos.  You can list automobile memorabilia in the Swap Meet, and list the parts you'd like to find.

Stolen - 1969 Camaro: 2 Door, Bright Green with White Stripes. Read More


A Sad Day in Des Moines for Street RoddingThis all-steel '23 T, and the trailer it was in, was set on fire by thieves on April 13 in the early morning. Read More


Larry Phillips 1932 Chevy Coupe - Reader Larry Phillips of Lake Worth, FL sent in a photo of his '32 Chevy Coupe after seeing the other great readers' rides. Read More


A Tribute to Dave Cammack - Reader Chuck Shotwell recently wrote into to acknowledge the passing of Dave Cammack, world-renowned enthusiast and collector of the Tucker automobile and it's memorabilia. He had a small museum dedicated to his collection in Alexandria, VA and Chuck wrote fondly about the experience of going to the museum, and meeting Mr. Cammack in 2012. Read More


Celebration of Life for Bill Garness (Little Bill) - 2 PM Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Round Table Pizza 9500 Greenback Lane Citrus heights, CA The Ace Hardware Shopping Center. Read More


Custom Creations RV Collision & Repair- La Mirada, CA - The place to go in La Mirada for customization and repairs for RVs, limos, and any combination in between. Read More


That Healey Thingie - Did I ever fess up to having a love affair with European classic car styling and road racing machines and Sophia Loren? Yep, shore did, and I got heavy into all but any kind of association with Sophia. Read More




Kee Auto Top Manufacturing Co - Since 1964 we started developing and refining numerous convertible top and vinyl roof patterns for precisely-correct fit and function. After operating a large trim shop ourselves for many years, we knew it was critical to have precise patterns for virtually every domestic or imported car from 1940 to today's latest models. That's why we paid so much attention to detail years ago, and got every pattern exactly right. That is why trim shops around the globe prefer Kee


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.  This is a spectacular show and a very worth cause.... so check out the show coverage and then make sure to mark your calendars for this years event.


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.




American Autowire Spot lighting the "All Copper Grounding Kit" Read More


Classic Instruments ‘53-’55 F100 truck package! Read More


Classic Performance Products, Inc. introduces its Deluxe Idler Arm for 1963-67 Novas. This heavy duty arm is an upgrade for any Nova steering, and a perfect compliment to CPP’s Mini™ Subframe and 400 Series™ steering box. Read More


Classic Rods & More 1928-31 Hub to Hub IFS Kit - Polished Stainless Coilover. Read More


GM Performance Motor Crate - LSX454R 19260835 750+ hp at peak rpm 680+ lb.-ft. at peak rpm Quite simply the most powerful crate engine ever from GMPP! Read More


Holley Performance - The new 302-10 Oil Pan Baffle Kit fits Holley’s popular cast aluminum oil pan (p/n 302-1) that was designed to retro-fit LS engines into trucks, muscle cars, and more. Read More


Hurst Shifters V-Matic 3 Shifter. The V-Matic 3 features a dual mode operation for street performance or all out racing for all popular 3 & 4 speed automatics. It features a highly polished shifter lever and brushed aluminum Hurst T-handle. Read More


O'Brien Truckers Flamed 14" Round Air Cleaner with raised flames cast into cover. Comes with cotton gauze washable lifetime element that is 3" tall and a sheet metal base made for all modern four barrel carbs with 5 1/8" necks. Read More


Ron Francis Wiring 5.0 Mustang Wiring Harness Plug and Play Transmission Harnesses for Fox Body Mustangs from Ron Francis Wiring. Read More


Steele Rubber Products - Floor Plug. Fully molded rubber. Two and three eighths inch (2-3/8") head diameter. For two inch (2") sheet metal hole. Up to ten (10) used per vehicle. Read More


Wheel Vintique - Wire 71 Series Street Rod Wire Powder Coat Wheels with Chrome Spokes. Read More


Big Al’s Carponents - Banjoluxe cranks and handles are new. Read More


BMS Navigo LT Series Trailers - We take pride in our craftsmanship, durability of our trailers and our ability to perform for you. Our range of options is many and we will build your trailer to include as many or as few options as you need. Read More


Cool Craft Ford Truck, 1954-56 V8 350 Crossflow Aluminum Radiator w/Shroud & Fan. Read More


Dutchman Motorsports - The legendary Detroit Locker began the revolution in performance differentials and still leads the industry today as an Eaton brand. The Detroit Locker is the most durable and dependable locking differential available and maximizes traction by delivering 100% of the torque to both drive wheels. Read More


Dynotech Engineering Has the Experience and Personnel to Design Your Multiple Piece Driveshafts. Read More


Engineered Components, Inc. introduces its new Universal Brake Assist. Read More


Eddie Motorsports Billet Aluminum Hood Latch assembly for Chevrolet Muscle Cars. Read More


Hot Heads - Include all the Hot Heads features you would expect including: room to accommodate longer valves and larger springs, short fins, machineable boss on the inside of cover for 1 1/2"-12 TPI oil cap (PN21201), spark plug tube 'O' rings and stainless Steel hardware. Read More


Jasper Engines - This is your entry way into the world of Jasper remanufactured products. These are not used or rebuilt engines, transmissions and differentials, but totally remanufactured components with warranties of up to 3 years and 100,000 miles. Read More


March Performance - Serpentine Kit And A/C Combos. Read More


Powertrain Control Solutions - Our billet aluminum gear display uses a digital 16-segment alphanumeric display to show P, R, N, D, and gear positions 1 through 9. It comes in two sizes for ease of integration into your hot rods dash and is available in either polished or black anodized finishes. Read More


ShineSeal - Billet Aluminum Sealer stops the oxidation and dulling of aluminum, stainless steel, copper, brass and also protects chromed parts WITHOUT changing the parts original appearance and protects for up to 2 years. Read More


Superior Glass Works 1941-46 Chevrolet Truck One-Piece Hood Top. Read More


Tuff Stuff New Type II Power Steering Pumps with Bottom Pressure Port. Read More


Unisteer Performance Products - New Electra-Steer Kits. This kit is Bigger, Badder, & Better than our earlier successful model. This kit features a 30% stronger motor that will reduce effort in vehicles with steering wheels weighing in up to 4500lbs. Read More


Williams Street Rods - Air Conditioning Vents. 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 2,000 street rods, customs, muscle cars and street machines will be on hand at the Kern County Fairgrounds this spring as the National Street Rod Association® presents its 37th Annual Western Street Rod Nationals Plus. Read More  

Somernites Cruise Opening Weekend 2013 is April 26-27 and that is just a few days away! Read More  

MSD - 9th Annual Employee Appreciation Car Show! The date for the car show is May 3, 2013 in El Paso, Texas 1490 Henry Brennan Dr. Register your vehicle to enter the car show. Read More  

GoodGuys - “Musclepalooza” will feature exotic Muscle Machines! Two and Four-Wheeled Exhibits Planned for 20th Summer Get-Together June 1 & 2 in Pleasanton. 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.  Read More


The 14th Annual Cruisin' For A Cure - Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 Costa Mesa, California. For 14 years now, Debbie Baker has been educating folks about prostate cancer with the best tool she can think of: a classic car show. 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, a suburb of Baltimore. $7000 is Cash Awards for categories like "Best in Show", Best Paint, Best Muscle Car, Best Custom and many more. 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. 

Hearbreaker Pin Up
Competition and Car Show
by Rick Merkow
19th Annual Orange
Plaza Car Show by
Roger Rohrdanz
Fabulous Fords Forever
by Joe Kerr

7th Annual "Wings and
Wheels" Car Show
by Bob McDonald
Sonama Raceway E.T. Bracket Drag Race by Dean Court
 Legends by the Lake
Car Show and Lake Havasu
Boat Show by Tom Peter

 Planet Wings Cruise-In
by Bob Lyman
Cincy Street Rods NSRA Appreciation Day and Safety Inspection by Don Doerger
 Painter’s Spring Dub
Roast 2013 by
Mike Bourg
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.



Anpac Chrome Brilliant Classic Car Insurance From ANPAC -Testimonials. Read More


Yogi's Inc. is your source for street rod, classic vehicle and custom truck accessories. Read More


Enclosed Vehicle Transport - A Few Answers to Questions You May Have. Read More


FastLane Speed & Rod Shop - Why Buy Used When New Is Cheaper & Faster. Read More


Hooker Headers Celebrates 50 Years of Power. Read More


Vintage Glass manufactures domestic windshields, side and back glass for all your pre-1980 street rod, custom/classic, muscle car and truck needs. 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.

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