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Hotrod Hotline Newsletter June 13, 2013

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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter June 13, 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!


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Improving Your Hot Rod’s Fuel Economy By John Gunnell "Gunner" - This week gas prices in my area hit an average of $4.08 per gallon. The recent cost increases make gas-saving car care procedures more important than ever.  Read More


Cross Country in a 1931 Willys Roadster by Chadly Johnson. Automotive bucket lists are often nothing more than an unobtainable wish list of dream cars and fantasy road trips.  Jon Hageness of Osseo, WI is an exception to the rule and has been making steady progress on his bucket list through his own sweat and bloody knuckles. Read More


Wayne Porter's 1936 Ford Sedan - One of our Roving Reporters, Jeff Berry, sent in the information for his friend's ride. Wayne Porter owns a 1936 Ford Sedan which he has owned since 1957. Read More


Provision to Save California’s Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area Moves Closer to Becoming Law - Legislation that would end a five-year debate on how to expand the U.S. Marine Corps base at Twentynine Palms, California has been included in HR 1960, the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), greatly increasing the likelihood of approval.  Read More


49th Annual LA Roadsters Show & Swap - the Los Angeles Roadsters Car Club has produced its world-renowned show and the 34th year it will be held at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. The show will be held on Father's Day Weekend, Saturday, June 15th and Sunday, June 16th for your enjoyment. Read More


American Karting Legend, Linda Emmick, 1943-2013 Funeral Services - We regretfully announce the passing of one of America's true karting legend's Linda Emmick. Linda Emmick was the owner of the American go kart chassis brand Emmick Enterprises, established in 1965. Read More


The Minnesota Street Rod Association (MSRA), it’s Board of Directors,  and over 2000 Volunteers invite you to join us at our  “Back To The 50′s”  40th Anniversary! Minnesota State Fairgrounds St. Paul, MN June 21-23, 2013. Read More




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 - Two New Classic Update kits Ready to Ship. The 1965 Chevy Impala Classic Update and the 1966-68 Chevy Impala Classic Update were released on 5/20!  Both kits are available and ready to ship! 1965 Chevy Impala Classic Update. Read More


B&M Racing and Performance Products Pro Stick With Aluminum Cover. The ultimate shifter for GM TH-400, 350, 250, 200, 700R4, 200-4R, 4L80E, 4L85E applications with or without air, solenoid or CO2 actuators! Read More


Classic Rods & More 1971-1973 Ford Mustang Digital Instrument System - Dakota Digital. Dakota Digital Series III instrument systems offer the latest technologies and features for your custom vehicle. Read More


EZ Wiring Most Popular Full size fuses and Fuse Box Our Most Popular!  Full size fuses and Fuse Box 12 Standard. Read More


GM Performance Motor Crate Engine - CT400 - Run Up Front with the Race Winning CT400- GM Performance Crate Engine. Read More


O’Brien Truckers Has Just Acquired The Tooling For The Optima® Aluminum Battery Box Formerly Produced By Bitchin Products, Featuring A Finned Top And Smooth, Soft Lines. It’s The Only Cast Aluminum Battery Box On The Market, And It’s So Beautifully-Styled That You’ll Want To Leave Your Trunk Open To Show It Off. Read More


Ron Francis Wiring - Fox Body Mustang Restorers Get an Injection from Ron Francis Wiring. Read More


Wheel Vintiques Muscle Car NOVA Style Rallye Powder coated silver Factory lug nuts and hub caps applicable. Read More


Butch's Cool Stuff is proud to announce the introduction of a brand new product line! Everyone has seen the standard Horizontal tube grille’s... now Butch's is proud to announce a new line of Vertical tube grilles! Read More


Concept One Pulleys Chevy LS Victory Series Kit for Supercharger, Alternator, A/C and Power Steering. More Info


Fast Times Rods - A young race car driver named Carroll Shelby saw the huge potential as a “Corvette Beater” in these cars in the mid sixties. Although successful as a race car, they were a financial failure at the time with production numbers only in the hundreds Read More


Heidts Complete Chassis Kits for Street Rods & Muscle Cars High-Horsepower Pro-G™ IRS Rear Suspension Module for First & Second Gen Camaros that won the prestigious "Best Product – Chassis and Suspension” award at the Hot Rod and Restoration Show in Indianapolisin 2011. Read More


House of Kolor Digital Paintbooth 3-D Software Achieve realistic results using state of the art technology, packed into an easy to use interface. Read More


Inland Empire Driveline Service - Our "Super Strength" Bearing support is manufactured from 7075-T6 Aluminum and is designed to withstand the stress of maximum horsepower drive powertrains.  Read More


J&B Microfinish "Horsepower Series" Structural Billet Sill Plates. Here’s a hot new product for late model Mustangs. These machined, billet sill plates come in two styles: Carbon Fiber Inlaid and Perforated Aluminum Inserts. Either style will highlight and update your current 05-09 Mustang, to present day Street Machine trends. Read More


Main Street Custom Finishing Fine Wood Restoration & Custom Finishing for Automobiles. At Main Street Custom Finishing, we take your old, stock, metal dash and laminate it with a beautiful wood veneer of your choice. You don’t have to paint your dash... turn it into a thing of beauty which will perfectly set off your interior. Read More


Old Air Products Under Dash Air Conditioners. The Underdash A/C Systems are slightly less expensive units that can be installed directly under the dash. If you want to keep your factory Heater, or you just prefer the look of the underdash unit, then an Underdash A/C Sytem might be right for you. Read More


Rust Bullet The line of ColorShells released included Safety Red, Safety Yellow, Safety Blue, Safety Green, Safety Purple and Safety Orange. These coatings are high visibility, rust inhibitive, all surface-all purpose, industrial strength gloss urethane coatings. Read More


Speedway Motors Lower Tubular Control Arms For Mustang II Suspension - Best Seller. You don't have to look any farther for tubular control arms for your hot rod. Full .120 wall, 1" diameter tubing, fixture welded and features screw-in ball joints and no-squeak bushings. These lower arms are designed to be used with strut rods and coil-over shocks. Will work with nearly any stock or aftermarket crossmember. Read More


Vintage Air - 1955-59 Chevy Pick-Up Gen IV™ is Vintage Air’s most powerful and intelligent climate control system. The Gen IV uses an exclusive fully electronic microprocessor control system eliminate cables or vacuum connections. Read More


Weedetr Street Rods Independent suspension MIII IFS systems are currently available for 35-48 Fords, 37-48 Chevrolet car, 47-59 Chevrolet/GMC pickup, 53-56 Ford F100, 62-67 Novas. 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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GoodGuys22nd Grundy Worldwide Insurance East Coast Nationals June 14 - 16, 2013. Read More


Somernites Cruise - June 22nd special event! "Mayberry Memories" featuring Rodney Dillard & the Dillard Band (The Darlings), Maggie Peterson (Charlene Darling) and Mayberry Deputy/David Browning in a salute to everyone's favorite little town. Bring your lawnchairs and your funny bone! 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


NSRA - 29th Annual Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals Plus June 21, 22, 23, 2013. Read More


Wheels of Times  - The 35th Annual Wheels Of Time Rod & Custom Jamboree August 23 – 24 – 25, 2013Read More


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

Street Dreams Car Club Car
& Motorcycle, Swap, Flea
and Craft Show by
Ben Deutschman
Wal-Mart's 3rd Annual
Children's Miracle Network
Cruise-In by Bob Trinkle
23rd Anniversary Antique
Truck Show and Flea Market
by Joann Dura

 5th Annual Mid-Atlantic
Car Show and Nostalgia
Drags by Big Al Liebmann
Cumberland Valley
Cruise In by
Jack Roberts
Wilson Barn Antique &
Hot Rod Show by
Rose Novosel

 June Santa Paula Cruise
Night by Sam Flowers
Mind Your Pints & Quarts
Show n Glow by
Judy & Wayne Newkirk
 Reiff's Annual Street Bash
by Dean Court
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.



Classic Instruments June 2013 Sale  Buy a complete gauge set and get a brand new CI t-shirt for only $10 Read More


Classic Performance Product’s - Catalog Now has an App. Brand new reorganized catalog (#18) features full-color images, technical information, invaluable reference materials and hundreds of new parts and accessories for classic GM, Ford, Mopar. Read More


Holley Performance Announces 195 Years of Power Promotion. To celebrate the occasion, they have some great consumer offers running April through June. Consumers that buy a Street Avenger carburetor during this time frame can receive a mechanical fuel pump, chrome air cleaner or SB Chevy valve covers. Read More


MSD Launches New "Lucky 7" Promotion. 7 different Summer Savings Rebates AND a chance for a trip for two to SEMA  2013! Read More


Steele Rubber - Business After Hours and Cruise-In. Every year, here at Steele Rubber Products, we have tried to do something different to celebrate Collector Car Appreciation Day.  We are trying to find that one thing that will really take off for a Friday celebration. Read More


Brice Thomas Radiators - How a Radiator Works. The radiator is one of the most vital components of a vehicle's cooling system. Being a type of heat exchanger, a radiator's purpose is to release the heat that the coolant has removed from the engine into the air allowing the coolant to pull additional heat from the engine. Read More


HushMat Hotrod Restoration - Enjoy an incredible ride in your Hot Rod or Restoration vehicle with HushMat materials installed.   HushMat thermal insulating and sound deadener materials reduce heat & noise that enters your vehicle throught firewall, floor, tunnel, roof and trunk. Read More


Shop Tour - Sherms Plating  in Sacramento California The premiere plating shop in the U.S.A. Maintaining the highest quality work means that Sherm's Custom Plating must meet the highest industry standards. Read More


Timeless Rods - Justin Martin's Dearborn. We specialize in Turn Key Street Rods as well as 100% Complete Packages, Partial Packages, Bodies and Chassis. For your convenience we have developed Build Sheet software which enables you to actually design your car and obtain a cost online. Read More



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