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Roddings Largest Online Magazine HotrodHotLine Newsletter Aug 27th 2009

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You can see ALL of the stories we have published this week by going directly to and checking out the many sections in our Menu. Our staff works all day posting new stories in each of the sections ... literally dozens of articles every week.


HotRod HotLine is setting RECORDS Again......
  We knew we were doing lots of show coverage articles ..... so we counted them up and were astounded ! So far in August ALONE.... we have published coverage from 125 shows and we still have about 40 waiting to go online. This is surely a RECORD for our industry.... and we thank our wonderful Roving Reporters as well as our staff member, Janice, who works to get them all on quickly. Be sure to check out the latest at  We’ll list some of them later in the newsletter.

  The NSRA Streetrod Nationals in Louisville is about the best place on earth to find a great selection of products and vendors .... including many fantastic new products. Every year Jack is one of the Judges in the New Products competiton and we always bring you coverage of those products. We have our article together so that you can check out the latest and greatest.... Take a look at them all here along with a tour of the Exhibition Hall so you can revisit some of the vendors that were there. Check it out now

New Prod winner Speedway

NSRA New Product Awards..
And the Winner is.....
Speedway Motors reproduction version of one of the most popular carburetors ever used, the original Stromberg 97! Original equipment on '30s and '40s cars and trucks, the Stromberg 97 has long been favored by flathead hot rodders and racers who realized the performance qualities of this timeless fuel supplier.
For details Click Here

Industry and Product News

  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.

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Al's Liner Urethane/Acrylic Coating System, is designed to be the markets first and only professional grade urethane coating for Do-it-Yourselfers. Be it Truck Bed Lining, Undercoating, Interior Coating, Chassis Lining or just General applications around your Shop and Home, Al's Serves up some serious protection no matter where or why you use it.

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Big Als Carponents offers Quality Products for Specialty Cars and Trucks like these SWITCH PLATES Big Al’s Switch Plates may be used with existing upholstery or during new installations. Includes hardware.  Available for many different power window manufacturers products. Check it out here.

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Cool Craft is having a great sale on many different models of their aluminum radiators when you buy a transmission cooler. Get the radiator you need FAST at Cool Craft.. Check out their ongoing specials now.

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Davviki not only has awesome Body and Chassis kits..... they also make these very cool “Ride On’s”  You can get either gas or electric powered models and several different body styles. Check out the entire line now.

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Busted Knuckle Garage Our newest edition to our double-sided flange signs. This is a heavy 18 gauge carbon steel sign that puts the pressure on you to mount it properly or risk damaging your foot. Comes complete with hanger and chains. We made sure it has that old school distressed look so there's no embarrassment about something new in your garage.

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Holley Performance presents the Ultra Street Avenger & Ultra Double Pumper Carburetors Ultra Street Avengers and Ultra Double Pumpers are made totally from aluminum, which allows them to be 5 lbs. lighter than their zinc predecessors.  For details Click Here

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Wabbits Woodworks is known for Classy and cool interiors appointments for your car. Like these very nice Wabbits Steering Wheels... there are several to choose from and you can use them to coordinate with your Wabbits Dash or as a standalone accessory for you Muscle Car, Classic or Street Rod. Check it out.

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Known as "America's Number 1 Shifter Company", Hurst proudly maintains a wide variety of quality products for the performance enthusiast. When you purchase a Hurst Shifter or accessory, you are receiving a piece of legendary Hurst heritage and quality. From Drag Racing to Street Rods, Circle Track to Street Machines, Hurst manufactures quality-engineered shifters, accessories and transmission products to fit the needs of the performance minded driver.

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Krist Kustoms had these very nice Seat Medallions among other of their New Products at the Street Rod Nationals in Louisville...  They have several new products and are great people to work with so take a look at all Krist Kustoms have to offer.

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If your Ford Flathead powered Hot Rod still has the old V-Belts, this March Performance serpentine conversion is the best way to get modern serpentine belt reliability and "No Slip" operation in one Highly Styled package. AND Now you can have the comfort of Air Conditioning to boot.. Compact in design with inward mounted alternator and A/C units that fits nicely in tall narrow hoods. Get it now from March Performance

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Need EXHAUST ???  Purdee Industries Wholesale Exhaust Components and Home of the Patented Header Buddy X PIPE'S and complete installation kits.  For all your Exhaust needs check out the great folks at  Purdee Industries 

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Ever have trouble getting that “too low” rod into your trailer ???  Now there’s an easy solution... Race Ramps Trailer Ramps are another innovative use of Brute Industries patented super lightweight 100% solid construction technology. Rather than using wooden planks, or other unsafe methods to reduce the ramp angle of approach..... For Details Click here

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TPI Tech introduces the new Streamliner Series 6 Gauge set.  The look of the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s all wrapped up into one model. Very cool with the red pointers and the “single push button” technology for simple programming.  Check out the details on this new series from TPI Tech

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If you haven’t seen this Electric Power Steering assist from Unisteer ... you don’t know what you’re missing. We’ve seen the demo at several shows and this item always “Wow”s” the crowds. We know custom cars & streetrodding and we know that guys like to keep it clean and neat. We addressed this desire and we are now offering a electric assist unit that is as small as possible.... check out the details here

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FREE FREIGHT on all Stage 3 Chassis  Zig's Street Rods can provide you with a completely engineered chassis to take the problems out of building a solid foundation for your Street Rod. The chassis has the latest equipment and is designed to provide you with the strongest and safest chassis available. For More Click Here

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GARAGE ART has a great new line of Licensed Ford signs for your shop or garage... Heavy 20 gauge metal with bright screen printed graphics that will stand up inside or outside.  Check out our extensive line of over 185 signs from sizes of 8" x 14' up to 42" Vintage gas pumps, Garage Organization Systems See them Here

Featured  Business
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Enclosed Vehicle Transport has been our friend and advertiser for many years here and we are proud to recommend their services.  Over the years, we have had many of our sellers and buyers contact us to tell us that they had a great experience with Kevin at Enclosed Vehicle .... Check them out for your transport needs.

Upcoming Shows
Wheels of time

It’s Time for the BIG Wheels of Time SRA Show  The Wheels of Time Rod & Custom Jamboree in Macungie, PA has something for everyone.  They have raised the qualifying years to 1969 so there should be a lot of great muscle cars as well as the fantastic street rods that always show up. For details check out the WOT website Big Al will be on the scene this weekend so be sure to say “Hi” to him.

Cruisin for a cure 2009

Cruisin For a Cure.... if there was just one So. Cal. show we could attend...... it would be Cruisin For A Cure... HANDS DOWN... this is the largest One Day event in the country... With over 3400 cars, 200 vendors, and all proceeds going to fund Prostate Cancer Research... They are also offering FREE SCREENING for Prostate Cancer... Check it out and then “Be There” !

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The National Street Rod Association ‘still has some great shows coming up this year.... Louisville was a huge success but we’re looking forward to seeing how NSRA will finish out the year... Take a look.

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Good Guys Rod and Custom Association
The Goodguys 8th DuPont Blue Suede Cruise is ready to rumble this weekend at Summit Motorsports Park outside Norwalk, Ohio! A big weekend of show & shine and vintage drag racing is on tap as the event takes over every square inch of the famous facility. Included in the weekend festivities is the massive show & shine

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Somernites Cruise had a huge turnout at the Power Cruise and is now gearing up for the Sept. 24th weekend of events. With a block party, early bird cruises and much more Check out the latest at 


It's Big & It's Back - Join Everyone Oct. 23 - 24 - 25, 2009 at the 2nd Annual Daytona Beach Dream Cruise! The Daytona Beach Dream Cruise, now in its 2nd year, is a fun-filled, 3-day weekend featuring a variety of activities of interest to car & truck enthusiasts. Enjoy special cruising and more

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The East Coast Indoor Nats has announced their 2009 date and schedule and it looks like this year will be bigger and better than ever ! This show is always a HUGE event on the East Coast so plan for Dec 4th - 6th ... All American Pre ‘73 cars and loads of fun.... Check it out and make your plans now !  Take a Look.

WELCOME.....New    Vendors

We continue to have new businesses signing up at Hotrodhotline.  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 !

McMillanRodandcustom Revised

If you are looking for a custom made part or bracket for your prized ride, the folks at McMillan Rod and Custom can handle the task and do it at an affordable price. They specialize in custom fabrication of high polished stainless steel components with over 30 years experience.  Check out their fine line and new products..

Busted Knuckle

The Busted Knuckle Garage is an automotive and motorcycle gift shop. We specialize in offering Busted Knuckle Garage brand gifts and garage gear. With over 150 products in the line, we carry herbal skin care for working Mechanic’s, a full line of clothing including shirts, jackets and caps, garage stools, coat racks, clocks, thermometers, fender covers, work gloves and a deep selection of vintage shop signs, floor mats, work bench mats and more. Looking for personalization? We do it on our work shirts, signs, coat racks and floor mats. We make it easy to give a greasemonkey a gift, even if it’s for yourself

East west auto parts

East West Auto Parts is that dream Salvage Yard we are all looking for !  Where we can search their database or call them to check their huge inventory of Classic GM Parts and parts cars as well as other brands. You also might want to check out their “Parts Cars” section where they have some cars that would be good donor cars.


Super Bright LEDs Inc. offers an online store located at that sells and distributes LEDs, LED light bulbs and other LED products. We have an ever expanding inventory that includes many types of LED light bulbs for all kinds of vehicles including tail lights, instrument lights & dome lights. LED light modules and LED light strips are also available and are perfect for many types of accent lighting applications.


Great NEW NEW Product to protect your car ! It’s from McGard... a well known and respected company in our industry .The Car Lock is the ultimate theft protection for the true car enthusiast. Hot rods, muscle cars, classics and exotic rides are extremely vulnerable to theft when left unattended. Older cars don’t have electronic alarms and are not very secure. With the Car Lock you can drive that special car without worrying about where or how long you’ll park it. Take advantage of out of town car shows, weekend rallies, and short trips around town without fear of car theft


Tin Man Fabrication, Inc. specializes in complete builds for street rods, muscle cars and specialty vehicles in addition to manufacturing a full line of engine mounts for custom applications. Our motor mounts cover an array of early and late domestic engines for Ford, GM and Chrysler. Please check out our website to view our products and projects.


The Technicians at Saldana Racing Products’ believe that customer service and top quality products are paramount to the success of a business in our industry. We respect that years of absolute satisfaction in each transaction is what makes a business strong. We take pride in the ability to produce very high quality aluminum radiators at a fair price... .We are proud of what we do here and it shows. Give us just one chance and you will see the difference we can make.

Show Coverage This Week

The HotRod HotLine Roving Reporters have been working OVERTIME... We have put over 125 Shows online this month already and have more waiting in the “que” to go online... THANKS to our roving reporters and to our great gal Janice who does the work of putting the shows online !

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Big Al went to a cruise in Boonton and several other localities 

bernie Perrault was at a cruise in Flint, MI

Brian Basquez covered the Brizio reunion at Pleasanton GG show

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Vince Caterina at a dealers day show in NY

Cruise at DQ in Littleton, Co from Walt

Ray took his Minotti to the Elvis Reunion in MI

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John Force All Ford Show from Dick DeLoach

Fox Hunt Drags from Dean Court

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Sam Flowers got great shots at Pleasanton

We have dozens of new car show articles online this week. You can see them all in our 2009 Show Coverage section. Be sure to check back often because we add several new articles every dayCLICK HERE for Coverage.

Some of our Newest Featured Ads
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We continue to sell more cars and list more private party cars than any other online venue... You can see some recent solds and new featured ads in our earlier newsletter 

We got a very nice email from a happy seller.....

Maryann, Jack, Anita, and all the staff, RE: # 5 SOLD on !
Just sold our 57 Olds 88 J-2 this week on your site.
Of the last six street rods we've had, we've sold five of them through a Hot Rod Hotline Featured Car ad. Your site is amazingly effective at selling rods and customs if they are priced in the real world. Even when we're not looking to buy anything, I scan your site almost every night. The amazing choice of rodding issues you cover has something for everyone. Beside that, everyone we deal with there is so nice and helpful, starting with you folks. Keep up the great work you do. HRHL is second to none!
Alan and Terrylee

 We have a record number of ads coming in this summer as the season heats up. has been helping rodders sell their cars now for TEN YEARS.... and we offer the best service on the planet. If you need help with an ad call us tolll free at 877-700-2468.  

Check out the latest Ads to go online by clicking here...

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

There’s a guy just a few miles away from you that NEEDS some of those old parts that have been laying around your garage.... but he doesn’t KNOW you have them.... so get them listed right here FREE and achieve two good things... clean out your shop .. AND help out a fellow rodder. List your parts ads Free here at

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Big Al Alert......

Big Al will be on the scene at the Wheels of Time show in Macungie, PA this weekend... it’s a show that Big Al always enjoys.... Be sure to say “Hi” if you see him.... It looks like it’s going to be a great weekend.

Stolen Car Alert
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  This isn’t a Hot Rod but it is a “Modern Rod” owned by a real car guy... stolen on Sunday in Adams County , Colorado... a Denver suburb. The car is a 2007 Shelby Mustang convertible which was autographed by Carroll Shelby.  See more pictures and get the contact information in our stolen vehicle section.

Order Catalogs from your favorite companies....

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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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