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Hotrod Hotline Newsletter June 20, 2013

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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter June 20, 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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History of Back to the Fifties, Part III - This is the third and final part of the series, focusing on memories of the event as it expanded exponentially and became a fixture for the MSRA and the city of St. Paul. Read More


Rodders Forum I have an LS3 in my 30 Ford Coupe and a factory drive by wire gas pedal. After one or two seconds of WOT, the pedal shuts off and the engine drops to an idle until I shut the car off for 10-20 seconds and restart. In case it matters, the transmission is a 4L65E.  Ed Dahl Read More


Successful Opening Day at The NHRA Motorsports Museum Holley National Hot Rod Reunion. The 2013 NHRA Motorsports Museum Holley National Hot Rod Reunion kicked off Thursday at Beech Bend Raceway Park in a celebration of the love of the NHRA and the American car culture. The three day event features the finest in classic cars from across the country as well thrilling nostalgia racing. Read More 


The '36s Have It By Le Roi Tex Smith - I love 1936 Fords. The open ones mostly. Three windows are ok, fives I can make do with, but no mor-doors for me. Not entirely so, because ’35 and ’36 phaetons are bitchin’, but it sounds good. Read More


Hot Rod Hotline Partners with X-DRAL for 2013 - MotorHead Media announced last week that two of its niche-focused websites, and, have formed a partnership with the new X-treme Drag Racing League (X-DRL) for the 2013 season. 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.  




BASF Paint - More Than the Best Paint and the Best Support. As the world's largest chemical company, BASF offers intelligent solutions based on innovative products and tailor-made services. Read More


Chassis Tech/ Hot Rod & Muscle Car Spindles. Read More


Dash Designs Silver Shield - The Custom Solar Shield For Protection By Reflection The Silver Shield™ is constructed from a durable, 3-ply, reflective laminate material with an inner foam core; which reduces interior heat build-up by as much as 45°F! It installs easily in seconds and stores just as quickly with our handy sewn-in Velcro strap. Read More


Painless Performance - GM Gen IV Tachometer Driver. his small device converts the 5 Volt 58X crank sensor signal from any Gen IV GM V8 engine into a 12 Volt signal usuable by most aftermarket and OEM tachometers. Four wire connections to your vehicle and a simple calibration to run through will get your new tachometer up and running. Read More


Eaton Detroit Spring Chevrolet / GMC Car & Truck Springs. We offer a full line of Leaf Springs, Coil Springs, Attaching Hardware, Edelbrock Shocks and QA1 Shocks for all our applications. Read More


Flaming River Fiber Force Wheel A new unique "D" shape steering wheel maximizes driver clearance with a sporty, elegant look. Polished and satin finished billet aluminum. 13.4" diameter / 6 Bolt. Read More


Heinzman Street Rods, we feel the basis of a good car is the enginuity of a custom built chassis.  We specialize in many designs and options for any street rod chassis. Read More


Kee Auto Top Vinyl Tops Add a classic touch to collector cars and to current model cars as well. We're proud to offer vinyl roofs made from the finest materials, and cut to precise patterns by skilled and experienced craftspeople. Read More


Koul Tools Since the invention of stainless braided rubber hose, racers and mechanics have been fighting the problem of installing it into the socket part of the assembly. KOUL tools has delivered a solution that makes the assembly a snap. Read More


McGard Tailgate Lock If you own a pick-up truck your tailgate could be stolen in the time it takes to finish this sentence...The McGard Tailgate Lock fits most late model trucks, and offers 24 hour theft protection without interfering with the normal day to day operation of your tailgate. Read More


Performance Plus Connection Vulcan Fire Sleeve Fire Braid Flame Shield 5/8 X 10ft 10AN. Vulcan Fire Sleeve Fire Braid Flame Shield 5/8 X 10ft 10AN Vulcan Firesleeve Vulcan Firesleeve hose flame shield can prevent or delay hose lines from burning from direct flame. Read More


Performance Suspension Technologies - PST's new Catapult® Billet Aluminum Trailing Arms. A new breed of trailing arms from the industry leader in musclecar technology -- PST. Catapult® Billet Aluminum Lower Trailing Arms with Alu-Max® Pivot Joints are the finest trailing arms available for your GM A-body. Read More


Pro-Tec Trailer Security System is designed to monitor and protect the trailer and it's contents. Read More


Quietaire QuietCool Portable Coolers Quick ... move the QuietCool portable evaporative cooler to the hottest spot you have. Read More


Ricks Tanks Vaporworks Tanks In 2010, Vaporworks and Rick's teamed up to create the ultimate in O.E. fuel system features. The Vaporworks system consists of a machined stainless ring, which uses the O.E. fuel pump module, an o-ring and the top retainer ring. Read More


Smart Parts Fiberglass Arm Rests Comfortable ergonomic design, built in handle pull. Crafted of hand laid fibreglass, these arm rests will add that high end custom look to your ride. Arm rests come as white gel coat (some prep required). Sand & paint or cover. Read More


Welder Series Thru Frame Tie Rod End Mount Hairpin Mount Kit to attach an early Ford tie rod end on a split radius rod or hairpin through a 2″ wide boxed frame. 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

NSRA29th Annual Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals PlusJune 21, 22, 23, 2013. Read More


Somernites CruiseCorvette Summer heats up at Somernites Cruise June 22, 2013. Read More


Spirit Industries2013 Buckethead Bash Hosted By Spirit Industries June 25th - 29th Mountain Home, Arkansas. Read More


Steve's Auto RestorationOpen House June 29, 2013. Read More


GoodGuys -  22nd Heartland Nationals Presented By iIIowa Communications July 5-7, 2013. Read More


35th Annual Wheels Of Time Rod & Custom Jamboree August 23 – 24 – 25, 2013. Read More


NHRA New England Hot Rod Reunion Sept. 12-14, 2013. Tickets for the inaugural New England Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance at New England Dragway are available for purchase. Read More


24th Annual East Coast Indoor Nationals Dec. 7-8th, 2013 This is the largest indoor All American car and custom motorcycle show on the East Coast and will feature over 300 cars, trucks, and bikes, vendors, 50/50, live entertainment. 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 22nd East
Coast Nationals By
Tom Poremba

Dads and Dudes Car
Show by Bing Gatewood
Farmers Market Festival
Classic Car and Cycle Show
By Christopher Roach

11th Annual National Hot Rod
Reunion - Race Cars and
More By Big Al Liebmann
 World of Wheels Father's
Day Car Show
by Dean Court
49th Annual LA Roadsters
Car Show and Swap
by John Stimac

Famous 50's 21St Annual
Hot Rod Weekend
by Joann Dura
The HT Power Show
by Richard B. Clark
5th Annual Hot Rods
on the Hill by
Gary Rosier
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 ChromeLocate a car show near you - Our extensive database is searchable by name and location, mapping the nearest car shows to your current location. Get directions or tell a friend about an event, e-mailing the information directly from the app. Just enter an address, city, state or zip code of your location or point of interest in the search field to retrieve car show locations near you. Read More


Dynamat is the world’s leading product for eliminating unwanted noise, vibration, and heat. Read More


MSD Ignition Lucky 7 Week 4 - LS Bracket Kit. MSD announces 7 different Summer Savings Rebates AND a chance to for a trip for two to SEMA  2013! Read More 


Surf City Garage - Why Your Ride Needs Detailing. Everybody wants their car to be freshly detailed - after all, who doesn't love the shine, the factory-new tire & wheel look, the fresh smell, the clean interior and, of course, the looks your ride gets. Read More


Advanced Plating provides customer cars with the quality and service you expect from a world class company. Located in our new 60,000 square foot facility located in Nashville, TN, we are able to turn out the show quality chrome plating and powder coating we have become known for. Read More


Goodmark Industries Doing a classic car, classic truck, or hot rod restoration? Goodmark has the sheet metal, trim, and auto parts you need to complete your project. Goodmark has strived to maintain high quality on all restoration parts. Read More


Phoenix Transmission FAQ’s There are many questions you may have about transmissions, so we have compiled a whole page of Frequently Asked Questions to help you with your transmission questions. Read More


Woody's Hot Rodz Catalog Now Available to Download. 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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