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Hotrod Hotline Newsletter May 2, 2013

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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter May 2, 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

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Spray-On Paint Protection for Your Hot Rod

How would you feel if your hot rod kicked up a piece of debris in the road and it flew up and put a deep scratch on the car’s hood? Chances are you wouldn’t be happy and you’d worry about whether the break in the paint would cause the metal underneath to start rusting.  Read More


Mathias Stutt's '29 Ford Tudor Sedan

After I saw American Graffiti a long time ago  (a really long time ago- nearly 35 Years ago in the cinema) I swear that I would have a hot rod for myself, someday. Nobody here in Germany knew what a hot rod was then. Read More


Field Find and a Daily Driver in Boise, ID

"I don't know if these really fit in the Barn and Field Car Section, but thought readers might find them interesting. The unmodified pickup is a daily driver, but the street rod hasn't been moved for quite a while." Read More


History of Back to the Fifties, Part II

The second "Back to the Fifties" weekend followed a similar pattern in scope and location as the first, but by the third year the event was growing in size and concept. It moved from the Midway Shopping Center in St. Paul to the State Fairgrounds, and introduced a drag-racing element. Read More




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. 


Smart Parts was established in 1999 to help fill an increasing demand for unique top quality, easy to install, interior parts. Our product line includes fiberglass armrests, fiberglass speaker and light pods and map pockets, billet aluminum interior dome lights, interior courtesy lights, hood and trunk pulls, trunk props, door handles, accent trim, seat medallions, speaker grilles, and more coming soon.




Airbagit Air - Shocks Tapered Sleeve Air Shocks Diameter 4.00" Closed 10.00" Extended 13.50" 150psi 1000 lbs per bag. Read More


Dash Designs - The original, pleated, fully retractable sunshade. Read More


Dolphin Instruments & Gauges 6 Gauge Sets. Read More


Dynamat - Xtreme Trunk Kit. Read More


MSD Ignition New Atomic EFI for the LS Engine. Read More


Painless Performance New Classic Braid. Read More


Steve's Auto Restorations 1933/34 Coupe Roof Insert. Read More


Tanks New 1955-56 Ford Passenger Stainless Steel Fuel Tank. Read More


Alan Grove Components Steel Chevrolet Pulleys. Read More


Bebops Introduces Their New 5 Window Coupe Body. Read More


Clayton Machine Works introduces new Coil Covers for LS engines. Read More


E-Stopp The Push Button Emergency Brake System For Hot Rods. Read More


Fatman Fabrications 1955 – 1957 Tri Five Chevy Chassis. Read More


Image Street Rods LayLow Mufflers. Read More  

Juliano’s Hi-Tech Wood Graining Process. More Info  


Kwik Wire 8 Circuit Street Rod Wiring Harness. Read More  


Made4You T-Clamp Kits to Complete an Entire Car. More Info  


Radir Dragster Slicks. Read More


Shiny Hiney 1955-57 Chevy Sill Plates. Read More


Spal USA Muscle Car Fan. Read More


Specialty Power Windows Classic '55-57 Chevy Power Window Kit. 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

NSRA - Street Rod Nationals South Plus May 3 - 5, 2013. Read More  

GoodGuys - 8th Nashville Nationals May 17-19, 2013. Read More


Somernites Cruise"Big Daddy" Don Garlits returns May 24-25, 2013. Read More


NHRA Motorsports Museum - Legendary Tennessee Bo Weevil Driver Preston Davis Named Grand Marshal for the National Hot Rod Reunion Father’s Day weekend, June 13-15, at the glorious Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky More Info


Surf City Garage 5th Annual Car Show Sunday, August 25, 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. 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. 

Seal Beach 26th Annual
Classic Car Show
by Hal Scheie
 Edison Light Cruisers
Cruise Night at the Home
Depot by Ben Deutschman
14Th Annual Bash at the
Beach Car Show
by Bob Lyman

 37th Annual NSRA
Western Street Rod
Nationals Plus
by Sam Flowers
Kecoughtan High School
PTSA Second Annual
Car & Craft Show
by Debra Cheek
20th Benicia Classic
Car Show by Dean Court

Saturday Night Fever At
Jenro's Diner by Rex Gibson
 7th Annual Cruisin' the
Park Charity Car Show
by Don Walsh
41st Colonial Williamsburg
Rod Run by Bing Gatewood

Go Here 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 Presents, American Detours, Episode 1. Read More


Anpac Chrome® Classic Car Insurance Announces Car Insurance Discount Opportunity for NSRA Members. Read More


Formula D Long Beach 2013 – April 12-13 – Congratulations goes out to Chris Forsberg in his NOS Energy Nissan 370Z painted BASF R-M Orange, Black, and Blue.  He came in 3rd place this past weekend in the season opener for Formula D. Read More


Gear Vendors Overdrive Product Overview & Videos. Read More


Pete and Jakes Hot Rod Parts Catalog. Read More


Saldana Radiator May 2013 Specials. Read More


Chrome Plating & Polishing in Ohio Super Fine Shine Motorcycle Chrome Plating and Polishing. 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.
  Thanks to HOTRODHOTLINE.COM my white 1940 Dodge pickup is sold. Great story, it sold to a couple who live about an hour east of us, they saw one day on your site came down the next, money transferred to my account and gone, before I was even sure I really wanted to part with it. I went every where in that truck, it fit like my favorite old jeans. Thank goodness my new truck is 50% done.
Thanks again, great site.......Jim Madigan

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