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Hotrod Hotline Newsletter May 23, 2013

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Hot Rod Hotline May 23, 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!



Sold! Above are just a few of the cars that sold on Hot Rod Hotline this week. With summer fast approaching, isn't it time to make sure you have the ride you want to enjoy the sunny weather and perfect driving conditions?

Grounding Electrical Systems Story & Photos By Jim Clark, The Hot Rod MD - One of the most frequently overlooked items in an automotive electrical system is the grounding of the system and components.  Grounding is critical because current will not flow unless it has a path for it to return to the source.  Read More


Kent Fuller is Kickstarting a Last Ride Across the Salt - It’s a family affair ten (well really 60) years in the making.  Read More


An Undocumented Disease, A Life Shortened: Shelby's Way Continues to Spread It's Message of Hope - Last year, brought you the story of Mark Cain, and his family’s tribute to the loss of son Shelby.  Roger Jeter has a follow up to the efforts of Mark and Pam Cain, and the Shelby’s Way Foundation. Read More


Alan Behrse's 1929 Model A Flathead - Reporter Yoav Gilad spotted this beautiful Model A Flathead at a vintage show up in Topanga Canyon in Southern California. Read More


Hanging The Blue Lines By Le Roi Tex Smith - For me, special cars are for use, not for staring at or lusting after, or for expression of Freudian urges. A car is, after all, a means of transportation, not of adulation. In case you haven’t heard, the fun’s in the run! 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
Classic Instruments

Classic Performance Products

Classic Rods & More
GM Performance Motor
Holley Equipped

Hurst Shifter
MSD Ignition
O'Brien Truckers

Ron Francis Wiring
Steel Rubber Products
Wheel Vintiques

Yogi's Parts Inc.
Big Al's Carponents
BMS Navigo
Custom Trailers

Cool Craft Radiators
& Accessories
Dutchman Axles
Dynotech Engineering

Engineered Components
Hot Rod Brakes
Eddie Motorsports
Enclosed Vehicle Transport

Fastlane Speed & Rod Shop
Hooker Headers
Hot Heads Research
& Racing Inc

Jasper Engines
& Transmissions
March Performance
Powertrain Control Solutions

Superior Glass Works
Tuff Stuff Performance

Unisteer Performance Products
Vintage Glass
William's Street Rods


  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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Somernites Cruise Weekend May 23rd-24th-25th - For May we turn the spotlight on the might Mopars! We have setup a special Showcase Area inside the Show & Shine just for Mopars only! All makes and models are welcome, new and old! We encourage Mopar Clubs to bring your members as a club outing or a mini-meet during this event. Read More


NSRA Mid-America Street Rod Nationals Plus May 24-26, 2013 - 2,000 Vintage Cars Heading For Springfield! Read More


Goodguys 20th Summer Get-Together - Presented By Specialty Sales Classics June 1 & 2, 2013 The Fairgrounds in Pleasanton  Pleasanton, CA. 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


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


The 14th Annual Cruisin' For A Cure - Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 Costa Mesa, California - For 14 years now, Debbie Baker has been educating folks about prostate cancer with the best tool she can think of: a classic car show. Read More


24th Annual East Coast Indoor Nationals Dec. 7-8th, 2013 - 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. Read 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. 

Beach Blast 19 by
Judy & Wayne Newkirk
Marin Sonoma
Concours d'Elegance
by Dean Court
Garterbelts & Gasoline
Nostalgia Festival by
Mitzi Valenzuela

 Barons Car Show
by Bob McDonald
 Gear Jammers Veterans
Home Fund Run
by Bob McDonald
Concorso Ferrari
by John Coyle

 The Hoodlums Car Club
Cruizn the Crown
Car Show by Mike Bourg
Dead Man's Curve
Spring Fever Car
Show Part 1 by
"Big Al" Liebmann
 River Ranch Run Custom
Car & Motorcycle Show
by Michael Corazzelli
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.


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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We love to read your stories and learn about your shows, rides, rods and adventures. Send questions and stories to [email protected].
  Until next time, keep roddin!
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