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Hotrod Hotline Newsletter July 11, 2013

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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter July 11, 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 weekend is the Syracuse Nationals 2013 show and we know that many of our readers and reporters will be there, including some of our folks from the MotorHead Media office! If you see them, be sure to say hi.  And in just a few weeks, HotRod Hotline will be in Louisville, KY for the 44th Annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals. We'll have a booth, so be sure to come by and visit and get your photo taken with us!

"By the Book" Sheet Metal Repair By John Gunnell "Gunner" - Some people think that repairing automotive sheet metal takes natural talent. Others think the skills needed to bump out a dent, shrink metal or weld two panels together can be taught. Read More


Be sure to vote in the Goodguys Summer Showdown on LS1Tech! - Photos from our talented Hotrod Hotline photographers are being featured on for round 1 of their Goodguys Summer Showdown! Read More


'34 Ford Cabriolet Convertible by Bill Butkus - Hotrod Hotline reader Bill Butkus sent in some photos of his custom built, two-toned '34 Ford Cabriolet Convertible which sports a ZZ4 crate engine paired with a 700R transmission. Read More


The History of Drag Racing - The Quarter Mile Foundation's Project 1320. Read More


1935 Bugatti Type 57 Aerolithe Debut Event May 12, 2013 - The Historical, Vintage & Classic Cars Museum in Kuwait recently revealed a remake of a 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Aerolithe, one of the rarest classic cars ever produced.  The Aerolithe was a one-off prototype designed by Ettore Bugatti's son, Jean, for the 1935 Paris Motor Show. Read More


Dream Cars Weekend at Walt Disney World August 30, 2013 - Are you ready for the largest automotive event ever held at the Walt Disney World Resort?! Hotrod Hotline is a proud sponsor of Dream Cars Weekend, a three day long celebration of all things automotive! Guests will be treated to themed parties, live concerts, a racing simulator and much more! Read More




Cruise to the Show To register your vehicle to display at the show, please use our Event Participant Registration Form. Car Clubs are welcome and there is a discounted price for Early Bird Registrations. Keep checking back for more announcements and schedule updates leading up to the show! You can also stay up-to-date by following us on Facebook and Twitter.


Wheels of Time Street Rod Association is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the art of street-rodding. Our members enjoy displaying their handiwork at many local and national events. We host many such events every year right here in our own Lehigh Valley. Our premier event is the fantastic Rod and Custom Jamboree held each August in Macungie, PA. Over 2000 street rods and custom cars are on display every year at this popular event.


Advanced Plating is the source for show quality chrome plating. Plating on all types of material, Steel, Aluminum, Brass & Potmetal. We offer Chrome, Copper, Nickel, 24kt. Gold, Black Chrome, Satin & Brushed finishes, Powder Coating and plating on some plastic & fiberglass. Difficult Bumper, grill repair & Potmetal Restoration a specialty. 


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.  




American Autowire - New Product Release! The 1967-72 Ford F100-350 Truck Classic Update Kit will be available on Monday, 7/8! This is the latest addition to the Classic Update Series of COMPLETE wiring systems. Read More


B&M Racing and Performance Products - Get a complete transmission package! Read More


Classic Instruments - Welcome to the Classic Boneyard.  Here you will find a large collection of original gauges and clusters that are just waiting to be retrofit into your vehicle.  Whether you choose to have them returned to a nostalgic look or customize them to match your build, Classic Instruments is here to help. Read More


Classic Performance ProductsCPP’s New Vega 400 Series™ Power Steering Box Now Available. Read More


Classic Rods & More - Engine Components. An online store dedicated to providing exceptional service and products for all your Hot Rod and Street Rod needs. We offer competitive prices and a satisfaction on all orders. 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 Motors - Hundreds of Engines in Stock browse or search our selection of GM Performance Engines, we have hundreds in stock and ready to ship to you. Read More


Holley Performance -  Introducing the ALL NEW Ultra Dominator with GEN 3 main-body, brand new calibrations and sizes up to 1475 CFM. Read More


O'Brien Truckers - Air Cleaner Continental Type. More Info


Ron Francis Wiring - Makes Alternator Upgrading Easy. Read More


Wheel Vintiques - Front Runner Steel Wheels For Your Vintage Mopar. Read More


Brice Thomas Radiator - Polished Radiator Caps. Read More


Butch's Cool Stuff - 1960 Chevy Tube Grille. Read More


Concept One Pulleys - Small Block Chevy Victory Series Pulley Systems. Read More


Fast Time Rods - The undisputed king of the Gasser Wars in the Sixties, Willys Coupes have seen a huge surge in their popularity in recent years. Read More


Heidts - Superide Coil-Over Shocks. Read More


Hushmat - Restoring a MuscleCar? Building a Street Rod? Installing a Sound System in your vehicle? HushMat Ultra. Read More


Inland Empire Driveline Service - Stock Replacement Driveshafts. Read More


J&B Microfinish - “Traditional Series” 46-48 Ash Tray Knobs. Read More


Main Street Custom Finishing - Fine Wood Restoration & Custom Finishing for Automobiles. More Info


Rust Bullet - It Kills Rust. Rust Bullet has been awarded an unprecedented Two Patents from the United States Patent & Trademark Office. Never before has the U.S.P.T.O. issued Two Patents for Two New Technologies to One Rust/Corrosion Control Product. Read More


Sherm’s Custom Chrome Plating - aintaining the highest quality work means that Sherm's Custom Plating must meet the highest industry standards.With our state-of-the-art facility and over a quarter-century of experience, it is easy to understand how we can consistently give the customer a finished product that literally outshines the rest. Read More


Speedway Motors - Electric Hidden License Plate Kit for your Street Rod or Muscle Car. Read More


Vintage Air - Gen IV Sure Fit Systems Evaporator 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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GoodGuys16th PPG Nationals kicks off this Friday, July 12th at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. Read More


NSRA44th Annual Street Rod Nationals Plus August 1 - 4, 2013, at Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Read More


Somernites CruiseWeekend July 25th-26th-27th - Ultimate Door Prize. Read More


NHRA Motorsports MuseumNew England Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance at New England Dragway, Sept. 12-14, are available for purchase.  More Info


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. 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



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. 

Cruise Night by
Frank English
 Mark’s Auto Parts
Classic Cruise Night
by "Big Al" Liebmann
 Capital District Cruisers
Guptill's Arena Cruise Night
by Vince Caterina

 3rd Annual Car Masters
Weekend Downtown Disney
by Jay Bernard
12th Annual Cruise to
the Fountain Car Show
by Bob Steinhaus
 Fourth of July in
Fredericksburg by
Charles Shotwell

Goodguys 22nd Heartland Nationals by Jeff Bertrand
 Smithfield Lions Club
Cruz-In by Chris Hunt
Firecracker Rod Run
by Brian Curtis
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.



MSD Ignition Lucky 7 Week 6 - Purchase a MSD DynaForce Alternator, Get a Chance to a Trip for Two To a Nascar or NHRA Event! 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



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