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Hotrod Hotline Newsletter May 9, 2013

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Hot Rod Hotline Newsletter May 9, 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!


Photo Uploads for Roving Reporters: As many people noticed this week, we had some issues with our Sharefile account for photo uploads. That problem has been resolved, so you can continue to upload your photos at  However, we also accept photos via DropBox which is a great service that lets you submit all your images at once in a single file.  For more info on how to use DropBox, go here.


Tammy Ulloa's '37 Ford Coupe, West Covina, CA" - My 1937 Ford Coupe is an all-steel original body with a 350 engine. Read More


Guest Columnist LeRoi Tex Smith

Hangin’ with the Watch Fobs It ain’t easy being primered. Take the incident with the Junkyard Dawg back nearly twenty years. I had the low dollar build roadster out for a join-up with Ron Ceridono, we were to meet up over near Sun Valley, that movie famous ski place tucked well away from anywhere in the mountains of south central Idaho. Read More


Happy Birthday to LeMay-America’s Car Museum The museum built to house over a century of American auto culture celebrates its first birthday this June with a gala ball, and an in-depth look at a sporting event that defines American auto racing for many. Read More


Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Scholarships

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Pulitzer Prize-winning sports columnist Jim Murray's passing on Aug 16, 1998. Many people grew up reading Jim Murray’s work in Sports Illustrated, in the Los Angeles Times or in one of his syndicated newspapers around the country. Read More


Book Review: The Risk Takers And Record Breakers by Doug Ford

Stories of those that tried,and sometimes died,
chasing the absolute water speed record

Review by Richard Parks

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.




American Autowire - The "All Copper Grounding Kit". Read More


B&M Racing - Performance Transmissions. Read More


More New Products from Classic Instruments. 1953-55 Ford F-100 Package. Available in 5 color combinations. 1959-60 Chevy Car Package. Available in 14 gauge styles with and without Tach.  New 1957 Chevy Authentic series design. Read More


Classic Performance Products - CPP’s New Universal Firewall Booster Kits Now Available. Read More


Classic Rods and More New Studebaker Truck '49-59 C Cab - Custom Fit. Read More


EZ WIRING MINI 20 - Circuit Kit. Read More


GM Performance Motor Big Block Crate Engines. Read More


Holley Performance Ultra Double Pumpers Now Available With Manual Choke. Read More


O’Brien Truckers Spark Arrester-Style Air Cleaners. Read More


Ron Francis Wiring Plug and Play Transmission Harnesses for Fox Body Mustangs. Read More


Steele Rubber Products - Introducing re-engineered and re-tooled Camaro Door Seals. Read More


Wheel Vintiques Mustang Hertz Wheel. Read More


Butch’s Cool Stuff -Stainless Steel Cool Garage Signs. Read More


Concept One Small Block Ford 351 Cleveland / 351M-400 Pulley Systems. More Info


House of Kolor Digital Paint Booth - Choose colors from a vibrant and vast collection from the House of Kolor swatches, generate fades, create two-tones, and pick from a wide variety of graphics. See it before you paint it. Read More  

HushMat New Quiet Tape Shelf Pack. Read More


Inland Empire Driveline Fast, Easy, Correct, Reliable. Read More


J & B Microfinish "Horsepower Series" Billet Taillight Bezels. Read More


Main Street Custom Finishing Dashes. Read More


Old Air Products Custom and Street Rod Hurricane Heaters. Read More


Rust Bullet is a unique single component high solids industrial coating, unparalleled in the coatings industry. Read More


Sherm's Custom Plating Can Handle all of your Plating and Polishing Needs. Read More


Timeless Rods 1932 Ford Complete Rolling Chassis. Read More


Vintage Air 1962-72 Nova Gen IV SureFit System The Gen IV™. More Info


Weedetr Street Rods Trailing Arm Rear Suspension For Classic Trucks. 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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NSRA - Street Rod Nationals South Plus May 3 - 5, 2013. Read More  

Heidts Performance Car Challenge May 11-12, 2013. Read More


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


Somernites CruiseFor May we turn the spotlight on the mighty Mopars! May 24-25, 2013. 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


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

MHRA Rod Repair Shop at
the Street Rod Nats South
by Rose Novosel
North Carolina Strawberry
Festival Car Show by
Christopher Roach

 Edison Light Cruisers
Cruise Night at the Home
Depot by Ben Deutschman


Columbia Ford-Kia
Cruise Night by
Bob Warenda
2013 Space City
Cruisers Car And Bike
Show by Leal Brothers
 Class Glass Corvette
Assoc 39th Annual Spring
Swap Meet & Car Show
by Big Al Liebmann

The Edelbrock 8th
Annual Rev’ved Up For
Kids Charity Car Show
by Les Bateman
 Leadfoot Lucy
Cruise-In by
Vince Caterina
 Children Are Really
Special (C.A.R.S.) Inc.
4th annual Pork in the
Park Cruise In
by Jack Roberts
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 Chrome - Specialty Car Insurance iPhone Application for the Classic Car Enthusiast. Read More


Sam Memmolo for Atomic LS EFI by MSD Performance. Watch Video


Brice Thomas Radiators - Is a Radiator Fan Shroud Necessary? Read More


Fast Times Rods 1941 Willys Round Tube Chassis. Read More


Reliable Carriers – Move Gallery. Would you like to see your car on our site? Email us your images of your car on a Reliable Carriers truck. Read More


Speedway Motors New Online Flip Catalog. Read More



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  Until next time, keep roddin!
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