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Hotrod Hotline Newsletter June 6, 2013

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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter June 6, 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: Need to renew your ad? You can renew your featured or regular ad at a discount, but it must be renewed within two weeks of the expiration!A Featured Ad will be renewed for $75.00, Regular Classified Ads will be renewed for $25 with the original number of pictures. If you wait longer than 2 weeks after your ad expires, it will be treated as a new ad.

If The Shoe Fits By Le Roi Tex Smith - Damn, I dislike posers. All kinds, but especially hot rod wannabes who will most likely die as never beens. Which is, in a way, the difference between hot rodders and too many wimp-o street rodders. There, that ought to get some hackles raised! Read More


A Century of Speed: The 100th Anniversary of Bonneville - As enthusiats of the salt look ahead to the August events at Bonneville, there's another event to anticipate - a big centenniel celebration of the accomplishments, triumphs and tears that have graced the Salt Flats over the past 100 years. Read More


Cool Cars; Hot Racing Highlight NHRA/Holley National Hot Rod Reunion - The 11th annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA Insurance promises to provide its annual offering of vintage show cars and high-horsepower side-by-side nostalgia racing at Beech Bend Raceway Park, June 13-15. Read More


Youth is Served at Goodguys 20th Summer Get-Together. The Goodguys 20th Summer Get-Together welcomed the spirit of youthful exuberance this past weekend  at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA as the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow "Engine Challenge" made it's Goodguys debut on June 1st. Read More


Say Goodbye to Dave May 5-28-13 Story by Don Faust, Kevin Stith and Christine May. Edited by Richard Parks Photographic consultant Roger Rohrdanz. Read More


Frank & Linda Corio's 1950 Ford Project Our 1950 Ford Project has been chopped 3.5", a pillar laid back and b pillar forward, Has Mercedes headlights, one piece front end, all smoothed under hood and a custom made dash and console, new floor pan, and air bagged.  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.  




Airbagit - Smartride Air Height Controller for Suspension. You can control the Height of your vehicle's 4 wheels independently with your Smart Phone. Just buy the Bluetooth controller. Read More


BASF - Automotive Paint Brands. As the world’s largest chemical company, BASF offers intelligent solutions based on innovative products and tailor-made services. We create opportunities for success through trusted and reliable partnerships. Our Automotive Refinish business makes and markets the finest coatings available for body shops, restoration facilities, customizers and commercial transportation. Read More


Dash Designs - Dashcessories. Dash Designs®, the leader in custom fabric auto accessories, also provides an array of interior space-saving and comfort products. Maximize your driving experience with some of our innovative interior accessories! Read More


Dolphin Gauges - Quad, Speedo’s & Tachs. Quad & Speedo Are Available In White, Tan, Black And Gold Only! Quads Are Available In 5” & 3-3/8”, Mechanical & Electronic. We Also Carry A 2 1/16” Electronic Tachometer. Read More


Dynamat - New 1967-1970 Charger / Coronet Floor Kit. The perfect sound Damping solution just got easier with Dynamat Custom Cut. Give your floor the solid car feel and effectively block road noise. Dynamat Xtreme Custom Cut to cover the toe board area (pedal area) to the front of the rear riser. Read More


MSD Ignition - MSD announces 7 different Summer Savings Rebates AND a chance to receive a trip for two to SEMA  2013! Read More


Painless Performance - 18 Circuit Fuse Block Cover. Designed to snap onto our 18 circuit fuse block. This cover helps keep dirt, dust, and moisture from comming into direct contact with the fuse block. It also helps clean up the apprearance in areas that the fuse block may be visable. Read More


Surf City Garage - All New Gallon Size Bigger Is Better. Now Get More Shine For Your Buck. Read More


Tanks Inc. has added another EFI ready tank to their lineup.  This die stamped powdercoated 1962-67 Chevy Nova tank has the appearance of a stock tank with the internal baffling necessary for fuel injection.  The top of the tank is recessed to provide adequate floor clearance for fuel lines and fittings with no modifications. Read More


Alan Grove Components Flathead Ford Brackets. This bracket is designed for the Ford/Merc. 1937-48 car and 1937-47 truck motors running the 5/8" wide belt. Bracket mounts the Sanden A.C. compressor and GM standard case alternator off of the original generator mounting flange. Read More


Be Bop's Glass Works - 32 5 Window Coupe comes complete with Oak Reinforced Interior, Steel Reinforced 1" Boxed Tubing, Steel Plates in Floor Pan, Stock Hinges, Bear Claw Door Latches, Hinged Deck Lid, Reinforced Core Mat in Floor and Body, Removable Dash. Read More


Clayton Machine Works (CMW) adds to their product line with these new “Pro-Touring” door handles and window cranks. Designed to fit 1949-up GM and Ford splines, these new handles are a perfect addition to your muscle car or hot-rod. Read More


Fatman Fabrications - 1949-51 Ford Chassis. 49-51 Ford owners now have another option available for their projects. Fatman Fabrications now has a complete bolt-on chassis available to complement their already large list of components for these very popular Fords. Read More


Gear Vendors Under/Overdrive - Truck Shifter. GEAR VENDORS provides overdrive product to racing cars and trucks up to 2000hp and trucks towing heavy RVs up to 25,000lbs gcvw. Whether you are trying to move a couple tons up a steep incline or moving just a couple thousand down the track - the fastest way is with the right gearing. Read More


Juliano'sNow mandatory in most states, Seat Belts are a must. Whether you are building a custom street rod, replacing the belts in your current vehicle or retrofitting your industrial equipment, seat belts should be a safety priority. Read More


Kwik Wire 2nd Gen 22 Circuit Harness. This harness will adapt to G.M., Ford, and Mopar as a cut to fit harness. This harness is based on G.M. color codes. Each group of wires are long enough to adapt to almost any street rod. Read More


Made 4 You Smoothie 4-Place Box Cluster 7-8 mm wire only. Perfect where space is limited.  Places the wires two over two.  Can be used with Smoothie brackets or added as an extra wire support to any kit. Read More


Pete and Jakes Hot Rod Parts -  New Product - Weld-In Threaded Insert For early Ford. Read More


Radir Wheels Windowed Slot Wheel Available in Full Polish or Cast Finish. Made in the USA. Read More


Shiny Hiney 1956-61 VW Beetle Retro-Fit Taillights. Converts tail, turn, and stop light to high intensity LED. For use with 12-volt systems only and USA style, all red, taillight lenses. Read More 


Spal USA Brushless Motor Fan and Brushless Blower. High-Performance New Generation: The Evolution Of Technologies. Read More


Specialty Power Windows Power Wiper Kits. Our flex shaft (cable) wiper system is available for Street Rods, Classic Chevy Trucks, Tri-Five Chevy Cars, and early Corvettes. Our Universal street rod kit can be used in many applications. Read More


Chrome Plating & Polishing in Central & Southern Ohio The leaders since 1990. Are you looking for "Show Quality" plating at an affordable price? Look no further. We always offer a few different pricing options on everything. We handle stripping of plating, rust, and paint. Philip will sit down with some coffee, give you a full evaluation of what will need to be done. "Super Fine Shine It"., 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 Colorado Nationals June 7-9, 2013. Over 2,000 Hot Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks thru '72. All American Sunday. Goodguys Autocross. Vendor & Manufacturer Exhibits. Swap Meet. AutoTrader Classics Cars 4 Sale Corral. Model & Pedal Car Show. Live Music Entertainment. Revell Model Car Make n’ Take, Clowns & More! Read More


NHRA Motorsports Museum - Summer Kicks off With Ladies Night June 5th Twilight Cruise. Summer is here and the hot rods are revved up for "Ladies Night" at the monthly NHRA Motorsports Museum Twilight Cruise presented by Prolong Super Lubricants on Wednesday, June 5 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Read More


Somernites Cruise Weekend June 20th-21st-22nd. "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


NSRA Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals June 21 - 23, 2012, at Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, Colorado. Read More


Steve's Auto Restorations Open House June 29, 2013 to be held at the Clark County Fairgrounds.  Steve’s Auto Restorations is a full service restoration and custom street rod fabrication shop that is well known for its award-winning creations such as the 1955 Nomad “Newmad”, ’37 German built Ford “The Baron” and the Double Dozen ’33 Roadster. Read More


35th Annual Wheels Of Time Rod & Custom Jamboree August 23 – 24 – 25, 2013. The Wheels of Time Annual Rod & Custom Car Jamboree is held every year on the weekend BEFORE Labor Day weekend. I say this because this way reservations can be made, vacations taken and all round planning will be easier. Read More


Anpac Chrome Show for Kids Mark your calendars for this year's show, which will be Saturday, September 21, 2013! The event occurs every year at the ANPAC Corporate Centre parking lot, which is on the corner of Sunshine Street and Glenstone Street in Springfield, MO. Read More


East Coast Indoor Nationals East Coast Indoor Nationals Car And Custom Motorcycle Show Timonium, Maryland Cow Palace December 7-8, 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, and 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. 

 Pamlico Expo and Classic
Car Show by Big Al Liebmann
Chasing Pavement
Vintage Automotive
Festival by
Bing Gatewood
 VA BBQ Cruise-In by
Charles Shotwell

GoodGuys Summer
Get-Togeter by
Dean Court
Daytona Flea Market
Cruise-In by
Gary Rosier
 19th Annual Gilmore
Heritage Auto Show
by Les Bateman

 Sam's Club Car Show to
Benefit Children's
Hospital by Mike Bourg
Halhmoon Car and
Vendor Show by
Vince Caterina
 NSRA 40th Annual Street
Rod Nationals East Plus
by Jeff Berry
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Somernites Cruise, the popular monthly car event in Somerset, KY is the subject of more national television coverage this coming weekend. A large portion of the My Classic Car episode scheduled to air Sunday, June 9th at 10:00pm on SPEED Channel will document a Somernites event held last year. The episode will be rerun at 4:30pm on Tuesday, June 11th. Read More


E-Stopp E Brake System Video. The E-Stopp® is the perfect e-brake for custom vehicles and winner of the NSRA new safety product of the year. It not only opens up room on the chassis and in the cab but doubles as an anti-theft device when the button is hidden.  Read More


Image Street Rods Bill Hughes 1954 Chevy Bel Air Project. Read More


Krist Kustoms - Hot Rod Interior Parts - Get 10% off Entire Order. Remember to use Coupon Code HotRodHotline. Read More


Saldana Radiator June 2013 Specials - All of Saldana Racing Products aluminum cores are oven brazed and never use epoxy. Street Rod radiators are available with 1 or 2 row cores and can be built as a single, double, or triple pass for maximum efficiency. We can always add a Spal fan and shroud to cool even the most stubborn engine. Read More



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