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Hotrod Hotline Newsletter May 16, 2013

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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter May 16, 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:

Have a project vehicle that needs a new home? The project vehicle listing is $30, which includes one picture and 100 words. These ads run for three months and are a great way to find a new home for that project that you hope can become someone else's Sunday afternoon labor of love.

Hot Rod Legend A.B. Shuman dies at 72 - The Hot Rod and Automotive World has lost one of the great Hot Rod legends. Arnold Baer Shuman, better known as “A.B.,” died suddenly Friday, May 10, 2013 at his home in Hillsdale, N.J.  Read More


Bob Naylis of Pennsylvania's 1937 Chevy Coupe - All Steel Body, Chevy 350 Engine, Chromed Up, Vintage Air, 350 Transmission. Read More


Piping Hot: The Exhaust System on Your Hot Rod - The exhaust system on your hot rod aids the smooth flow of spent gases out of an engine and reduces noise. There are three ways to muffle engine sounds. Read More


Barn Find from Luke Anderson in South Australia - This 1934 Chrysler Plymouth Deluxe Roadster was an Australian export model bodied by Holden in 1934 at the Woodville plant South Australia. Read More


Custom Car Legend Dean Jeffries Passes Away - HotRod Hotline would like to express our condolences at the passing of Dean Jeffries. He died on May 5, 2013. Read More


The Great Race Update - The Great Race teams will be on hand at their location in the race track behind the Grandstand on Friday.  They will attend Rally School in the morning and during the late morning they will depart for a short practice secession on the roads of Minnesota, leaving through gate 15. Read More  

Vintage 1970 Camaro stolen from Greenwood Village garage - This 1970 silver Camaro with black racing strips was stolen from the garage of an unoccupied house staged for sale located at 5490 South Highline Cir sometime after 04-23-13 in Greenwood Village, CO. Read More




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. With all of their products geared towards the hot rod enthusiast that demands products with good looks and functionality, Krist Kustoms has become a trend-setter in the hot rod interior market. Being designed by upholsterers, their products are easy to install and are upholsterer friendly. 


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.




Chassis Tech / AirBagit
Dash Designs

MSD Ignition
Steve's Auto Restoration
Surf City Garage

Eaton Detroit Springs
Flaming River
Goodmark Industries

Heinzman Street Rod Shop
Kee Auto Top Manufact.
Koul Tools

McGard Wheel Locks
Performance Plus Connection
  Performance Suspension Technology

Phoenix Transmission
Pro-Tec System One

Rick's Tanks
Smart Parts
Spirit Industries

Trick Truck 'n Rod Shop
Welders Series
Woodys Hot Rodz


  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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Advanced Plating Open House and Kick-Off Party For Goodguys Nashville 2013. On the weekend of May 17-19, 2013 the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association will be hosting the 8th Annual Nashville Nationals at LP Field.  We figured what better way to kick-off the event than with a big party? Read More  

NSRA Mid-America Street Rod Nationals Plus May 24-26, 2013. Read More


Somernites Cruise - "Big Daddy" Don Garlits returns May 24-25, 2013. Somernites Cruise in Somerset, KY"The Ultimate Cool Car Cruise In The Heartland."4th Saturday, Apr thru Oct, 1-7pm - Rain or Shine Downtown Somerset, Kentucky. Read More

Painless Performance Power Tour Drive-In Movie Night - Saturday, June 1, 2013, Coyote Drive-In, Ft. Worth, Texas. Read More  


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

Goodguys - Texas Road Tour Announced – Limited to 50 Participants! The Goodguys Texas Road Tour blasts off from Pleasanton, CA Friday, September 27th and lands at Texas Motor Speedway Thursday, October 3rd covering 1,969 total miles. Read More  

East Coast Indoor Nationals Maryland State Fairgrounds Timonium, Maryland The Largest Indoor Pre-73 All American Car & Custom Motorcycle Show On The East Coast Dec. 7-8th, 2013 More Info



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. 

Fredericksburg Street
Rods 23rd Rod Run
By C
harles Shotwell
East Coast Cruisers
Canal Street Cruise
By G
ary Rosier
2013 2nd Annual
NECOA Gainesville
Get-Together & 1/4 Mile
Run By J
ay Bernard

Homedale Classic
Car Show and the
3rd Annual Angel Walk
By B
ob McDonald
Simi Valley Wednesday
Night Cruise-In at the
Hat By Rick Merkow
Roy Brizio's 28th Annual
Shop Party and Open
House By Dean Court

5th Annual Shake, Rattle
& Roll Spring Car Show
By Chris Hunt
Ontario Nostalgia Drag
Racers at Grand Bend
Motorplex By
Jim Madigan
TorqueFest 2013 By
Richie Jaeschke
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.



American Collectors Insurance - The Road Trip Adventures Continue. The web series takes classics out of the garage and out onto the open road. Read More


Anpac Chrome - Specialty Car Insurance iPhone Application for the Classic Car Enthusiast. Read More


BASF Glasurit Distributor, Grand Junction, Colorado Success Story. 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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