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Roddings Largest Online Magazine HotrodHotLine Newsletter April 28  2009

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   We regularly check our “traffic statistics” and we always see a steady increase in the number of people who are visiting every day .... it’s been averaging about 50,00-55,000 visits per day over the past 6 months with a steady increase as usual..... then .... last Thursday ... all of a sudden we had a GIANT LEAP to 63,317 visits on April 23rd !
And it’s all THANKS TO YOU ! 
 Our friends and our visitors ...  we hope you are enjoying our publication as much as we enjoy bringing it to you. 

We have dedicated this week’s newsletter to reminding you of all the different stories and articles we have on  We have 28 different sections....all with different “content” ... much of it comes directly from YOU ... visitors are encouraged to send in your stories and photos .... Take a look and be sure you aren’t missing any of the great stories we have here... then send us yours.

[2009 Show Coverage] We have show coverage sections going back all the way to 1999. Last year we had 1127 different show articles. This is one of our most popular sections.  If you take photos at car shows... send them in !

[Barn & Field Cars] We all love to find that treasure in a field or barn.... and if we can’t find our own treasure we enjoy seeing what others have found.

[Blast to the Past] Remember that first car ?  Take a look at some of our readers in their early car days.

[Book Reviews] There are so many really great books being written by and about our industry right now. You’ll find tons of them here.

[Build Articles] Want to see some professional builders in action ? Take a look at the “Build articles “ of some of our industries best.

[Buyers Guide] Well, this is our “Yellow Pages” of the industries best shops and stores and manufacturers divided by category of product.

 [Club Directory] Check out these listings to find a club in your area.... or list your club with us and tell us about your activities

[Event Listings]  “Happenings”  are listings of events and shows all across the US and around the world. You can list your event here free.

 [From our Friends] Sometimes we get a story or photos that just don’t fit anywhere else so we put these in this category..... they’re “from our friends”

[Garage Shots] Want to show us what you’re doing in your garage ? Or show us how you’ve decked out your garage ? These are photos of both cars being built by our visitors and of the garages they’ve built.

 [Guest Columnists] We have many really fantastic Guest Columnists and have literally hundreds of articles posted here. We have something new at least a few times a week... this is one place you should check regularly. You’ll find articles by Richard Parks, Lance Lambert, Ron Kregoski, Tim Kennedy, Dave Brackett and Dick DeLoach.. Starting in May we will have a monthly article from Roger Meiners.

[HotRod MD]  This is our Technical Knowledgebase .... hundreds of pages with articles from our own Hot Rod MD Jim Clark, as well as many from industry experts. Lots of photos, videos, installation information and lots more.

[New Products] We keep on top of our industries latest products right here .

[Newsletter Archive] Miss a newsletter ?  You can read them all online.

[Order a Catalog] You can order a catalog or download one from any of our premium advertisers... this is a great service !

 [Our Heroes]  Our industry has no shortage or Hot Rod Heroes.... those who were the founders of our businesses, our racing heroes, and many who helped to build our industry and hobby to what we enjoy today.

[Press Releases] Every day we have many “News” articles about various happenings, products and other industry news ...

[Rodders Forum] This is a place to post a question with your email address if you need help or have a question you’d like presented to our visitors.

 [Rodders Row]  Have a great car you’d like to show off ?  Like to see what other guys are doing to their cars ?  This is the place.

[Shop Tours] Take a look inside many of our industries neatest shops

[Vendor Directory] This is an alphabetical listing of the advertisers who support this site.

 [Young Rodders] The lifeblood of our industry ... we like to showcase the young people who bring new life and ideas .... and there are some really fantastic and very talented young people out there.

 [Advertising Information] If you have a business in our industry and you aren’t advertising here I have one question.... Why not ?

[Modern Rods]  Car guys are car guys .... and even though this site is predominately for Pre 76 cars and trucks.....  we just had to have a place for those Modern Rods.

Stolen Cars    Unfortunately we have seen an increase in rods being stolen. As a service to our visitors we have added a page where these cars can be shown and hopefully help in the recovery of the cars.  is an online publication much like but for motorcycle enthusiasts.... we have classifieds, stories and lots more. This publication has become very big and very popular in the Motorcycle industry. There are lots of very talented people building bikes and we’re there to tell you about all that is going on in that industry.  is our home for the Society of Landspeed Racing Historians. We host this site for Richard Parks and Jim Miller who are the founders of the Society. We feel it is important to preserve the wonderful history of Land Speed Racing. There is a weekly newsletter with lots of great stories and photos.

  We’re SELLING Cars on !  Car Guys know that this is the best place to sell your car .....  we’ve been selling your cars since 1999 ! So if you have a car to sell this year .... this is a great way.  If you’re taking your car to a show... you can even add that to your ad .... say “See this car at ...... “  Works great .... see these recent solds...


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Use our “Featured Ad” like these sellers did .... and sell your car like them

Did you know that you can see the “SOLDS” in our Classifieds ? Just go to our Classified section and click on “Pre 76 Vehicles For Sale” then in the list of “Makes” there is a category called “Sold”  If we are notified by a seller we move the ad to this section.

New Featured Car Ads ......

 We have tons of Cars being listed for sale now as we hit Spring....
Tis the Season .... and This is The Place ! If you have a car to sell .... has a proven track record of selling cars .. since 1999

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We have lot’s of NEW Ads every day....  Take a look 
and if you have a car to sell...... this is the BEST place to do that !

If you have a bike to sell.... we have a Spring special going on until the end of May .. list your bike free for 3 mos.

Looking for a Bike ? We have lots for sale at

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  In case you haven’t seen it.... we have a “NEWS” section where we publish product information, news articles and industry updates every day.
... See the Latest NEWS from the world of Rodding and Muscle Cars.

Two Stolen Cars in Costa Mesa, California

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  A  55 Chev Convertible and a 57 Chev Convertible were stolen from a storage unit in Costa Mesa last weekend.  Lets try to help these rodders get their cars back by being on the lookout. For all of the details ... Click Here


The National Street Rod Association has announced that beginning in 2010 vehicles thirty years old and older will be accepted for participation at every NSRA Event..  For 2009 the old rules will remain in effect and only 4 shows, Richmond, Burlington, Tampa and Sacramento will accept cars as old as 30 years. The remaining shows will be accepting cars which are  1948 or older.

Request for information from a visitor: 

I am looking to find some information and locate photos of shows from the beginning days of the Roadster Show in Boise, Id. Would like to locate a photo of a 57 Chevy, 2 door hardtop. Originally from Buhl, Idaho around year 1960-1965.  Car named " The Littlest Outlaw" Robin egg blue color and mother of pearl essence. Owner : Robert L Howard- Twin Falls Traded in last owner~Lowell Lidal repainted to all blue. Was in the Boise Timing association car shows. If you have any contacts that you can forward to me it would be appreciated.   Toni Howard  [email protected] 

Young Rodders

Young Rodder  Tavis Highlander

    Tavis Highlander is one of those very talented and energetic Young Rodders we were thinking of when we established our Young Rodders Section.  Tavis is a talented concept artist and genuine “car guy”. Take a look at the great job he did on his 53 Willys wagon.

Build Articles


  Our friend Roger Jetter, author of Bangin' Gears & Bustin' Heads, Fast Cars, 4-speeds & Fist-fights,Recollections, Regrets & Random Acts and upcoming book  “Accidents and Incidents” is sharing the recent “Build” of his ‘55 Caddy. It’s almost done now and will be cruisin this summer. Check out our article with 200+ pictures in our “Build Article” section.... it’ll be online late Wednesday

Upcoming Shows
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The National Street Rod Association has an exciting line of shows planned for 2009 ... . May 1-3rd you can attend the NSRA Knoxville show in Chilhowee Park ... a beautiful place for a car show and always a great time. ....  Plan NOW

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Somernites Cruise got off to a fantastic start with it’s first event last weekend .... check in and see what’s planned for the May Cruise and don’t forget the stop by the Hot Rod Power Tour in June. The folks in Somerset Kentucky always have a great lineup of activities for each months cruise. Check out the latest at 

KOA show

With the Leadsled Nats over, KOA is looking forward to the Rod and Kustom Nationals in Seiversville, TN Aug 6-9th  Check out the complete show schedule here

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Good Guys Rod and Custom Association has 2009 schedule is packed with some really awesome events...Next for Good Guys is the May 30th Pleasanton show...  beautiful location for a top notch show. Check out the details so you can get your registrations in early.  and make all of your plans


The New Jersey Grand Prix Festival May 30th is a first class vintage race event, car show & festival. Activities during the weekend will also include-a Car Show, Remote Control Car Racing, A Live Broadcast from Cruisin' 92.1 radio station, Modified Stock Car Exhibits, a Lunchtime Veterans' Salute including entertainment, Kidz in Concert, The Honor Guard & Color Guard. It’s coming up May 30th

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The hot rodders are rolling back to Bowling Green for the 7th annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion at Beech Bend Raceway on Father’s Day weekend, June 19-21, 2009. “We’re rolling back to Bowling Green with more hot rods, more speed, and more family thrills than ever says Tony Thacker, Exec. Director of the Parks Museum .... details here

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FREE Parts Ads for Private Parties ..... Clean out that garage !

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We know you have lots of parts sitting in your garage that someone else needs


... You can Sell your parts here FREE too.

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Tires and Wheels

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New    Vendors

There are many new businesses coming on board with We have all of the products and services you need for your project right here.  Check out the latest ! And don’t forget to check out our Vendor Directory for a complete listing of the best businesses in the industry !


 Fast Times Rods Inc. has built an excellent reputation on the quality and value of our products. We proudly stand behind everything we sell. Our employees have been in the custom vehicle business for an average of 15 to 20 years and demonstrate their commitment and expertise in every street rod or chassis we build.

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Looking for an appraisal service in Southern California ? If something were to happen to your car it’s important that you can establish the correct value for insurance.  SV Auto appraisals has a wealth of experience in the field. It’s important to have someone familiar with our industry when getting an appraisal on your car. 


MSD Ignition products are the finest ignition components you can install on your car whether it's a daily driver, show car or racer. Our team designs, develops, tests and manufactures the entire line of MSD products including Ignition Controls, Coils, Timing Accessories and Spark Plug Wires and Accessories. !


Champion Racing Engines LLC is adamant that they only provide the best quality workmanship and parts in their engines. With 49 years in business they respect the power of reputation in the industry and have come to be relied upon as the place to go for the best engines, .  GO CHAMPION


Dearborn Classics is an international mail order company that specializes in the manufacture and supply of quality parts and accessories for the Ford Ranchero, Ford Falcon, Ford Fairlane, Ford Galaxie, Ford Torino.  Check out their extensive inventory !


Have you always wanted one of those cool old gas pumps for your shop ? Now you can have one ! For only $2500 you will have your pump custom build to your specs in your colors and design. This is a fantastic new idea with a back to the fifties look and feel. Check out your options here


Cool Flex LLC The original "problem solver" Chrome fluid transfer hose! Made in the USA using only the best of materials. Check out these features: Rolled stamped Cool-Flex logo on aluminum covers guarantees that you are buying the very best! All copper construction for greater heat dissipation, 100% stainless steel clamps, Simply the best you can get for your ride. Cool-Flex is covered with a lifetime warrantee. Get Cool-Flex, it fits! Look Here


“It’s Not Just a Shoe...It’s a Way Of Life”. We are the owners of a major motorcycle website and we came up with these shoes after going to many different motorcycle shows and decided that it was time for something different. Rather then the basic all black leather shoe or boot we wanted the striping to be embroidered into the leather before hand crafting the shoes. Once the shoe sample was finished we knew that we nailed it! The shoes came out great! Now it's time for these kicks to hit the streetsTake a look now and get your order in.


New Vintage USA is the place to go for all of your period correct and specialty needs. Their designers have been developing great new products that are styled to look period correct with all new, modern technology behind the scenes. All of their products are designed and manufactured right here in the USA. The Woodward series gauges have glass domed lenses, bright inner trim and feature an easy to program speedometer with all the hardware and senders and include a lifetime warranty.

Streetridepro banner temp has the most complete air suspension lineup for Hotrods and Streetrods in the world. Our products equal or exceed the quality of our competitions Roadgrater, Airbag, Shockwave, Leveler, Muscle bar, airstrut, airshock, or airsprings.All of this at affordable prices because we are the manufacturer, not a reseller or re-packager .. Take a look at what we offer...

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WHIP GLOSS Instant Detailer is a versatile, one-step system specially formulated to work on all painted surfaces, as well as fiberglass, chrome, plastic, and yes, even glass. This one product does all that!
WHIP GLOSS Instant Detailer can be applied in direct sunlight or shade without streaking. Just spray it on and wipe it off - it's that easy!  Check it out

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Wabbit's Dashes & Accessories has been manufacturing the very finest hand-crafted custom
wood dashes for over 33 years. Products are made from such exotic woods as Bolivian Rosewood,
 Carpath ian Elm Burl, Zebrano and Carbon Fiber. All products are coated with a 60 coat flexible epoxy finish that has UV additive to control the sun's yellowing factor. Products will not crack or chip even under the most extreme heat or cold.

Show Coverage This Week

  Thanks to our amazing Roving Reporters for sending in all this great show coverage. In 2008 we had 1127 Show Coverages... and we have over 200 so far this year as we just start our season.... stay tuned for the most extensive show coverage in our industry.

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Check out the latest  show coverage s this week...

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Big Al was at the Blue Oval show in Butler, NJ this weekend.

Tony Tornabe celebrated the arrival of Spring at the Carlisle Swap Meet

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Good friend Jack Roberts started his show season with the Hardys cruise in London, KY 

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Electric City GTO from Vince Caterina

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NSRA Bakersfield reviews were GREAT this year... Sam Flowers and John Stimac both took pics

Fantastic shots of the Darryl Starbird show from new photographer Travis Scanlan

 We already have coverage from 18 shows last weekend ... and more to come... .  We add new show coverage articles every day so be sure to check back often for the latest coverage.

Order Catalogs from your favorite companies....
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 You can order catalogs from many of your favorite companies right here at  Just go to our “Catalog Order Pages” and click on the link. Some catalogs can also be downloaded or browsed online... Take a look  we have 6 pages of catalogs to choose from and many downloadable catalogs too !

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Jack Lawfords 34 Ford

Until Next Time
 Keep Rodd’n and we hope to see you on the road this year...
Jack, Mary Ann
and the Staff at Hotrodhotline


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