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Roddings Largest Online Magazine HotrodHotLine Newsletter Jan 30 2009

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1st Annual Grand National Roadster Show “ Editors Choice Award “

   We were honored this year by the Grand National Roadster show when they asked us to award an “Editors Choice” award for the Saturday and Sunday “Drive In” Shows.  Jack had a tough time choosing both days .... as there were so many really nice cars (even with the rain) ....  On Saturday, the award went to Pete Ashlock for his very nice 61 Impala.


  Jack was asked to select 3 cars each day .... with one getting the award ... we do have photos of all of the cars he chose....  We’ll have an article in our “Show Coverage” for you.

Americas Most Beautiful Roadster 2009 goes to Harry Willett of Orland Park, Illinois for his outstanding 32 Ford Roadster. This car had the perfect combination of old style looks and very modern and sleek engineering and components. We were not surprised that it won the grand prize... Congratulations Harry..... Great Job !


We have thousands of photos from every aspect of the show.... we thank our fantastic Roving Reporters for a great job.... We don’t have all of the article posted yet... so keep checking back for more every day. 

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 The booth was jamming all weekend... we had to take this picture before opening on Saturday so we could get a clear shot of the whole booth !  It was a fantastic show ! We handed out a record amount of decals, flame kits, bags, and flyers....   over 15,000 pieces in all ... WOW... we were BUSY ! and having a Great time too.  We have over 3000 photos of the show coming online for you soon.


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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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Zigs Street Rods has a huge line of stainless steel gas tanks to choose from and the expert advice you need to make the right selection.... Take a look at their line of ss gas tanks and other products. 

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Streamliner Series  Looks of the Vintage 30's, 40's and 50's all rolled up into one!  6 Gauge Streamliner Series. Check out the latest from TPI Tech gauges... they have some fantastic new lines. Take a look

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 Precision, Performance & Style All March Performance pulleys and brackets are manufactured with a unique blend of durability, performance and “STYLE!.” With over 30 years of aircraft and automotive manufacturing experience you can be assured that our systems will fit perfectly and run true!   Check out the latest

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Todays Muscle engines for yesterdays cars. Southern Performance Systems now has ... Preowned Low Mileage Engines  2006 6.0 Liter Cast Iron Escalade Vortec with 4L60E Transmission 345 Horse Power Includes Factory Wiring - ECM - MAF Meter All Accessories - 19,000 Miles 90 Day Warranty See this and many more great deals...

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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... Get the details here

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Big Als Carponents Throttle Assembly is spring loaded, fully adjustable, compatible with most throttle cables and features our unique slotted arm. Available with your choice of milled aluminum or grooved rubber face. Matching billet Brake Pads and Dimmer Switch Pads complete the look and come with a 1-1/2” stud and jam nut for easy installation. Brake pad adapts to center, right, or left offset. Look

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At Cool Craft, We have the biggest selection of U.S. Radiator Desert Cooler and High Performance Aluminum radiators. We can even design radiators for your custom ride. To find the radiator that is right for you, simply use our radiator search form, or fill out a quote request for a custom radiator on our website..  Check it out now

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Wiring Harnesses,  Dolphin Gauges, Power Windows, Switches, and much much more for the home builder. Take a look at all EZ Wiring has to offer. Click Here

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Hooker Headers is proud to announce the latest addition to their line of engine swap Headers for putting the popular GM LS (all exc. LS7) engines into early iron. These swap Headers allow enthusiasts to drop an LS (all exc. LS7) engine into the ever popular 1955-1957 Chevy  Take a look

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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 ... See them all

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Purdee Industries Wholesale Exhaust Components and Home of the Patented Header Buddy X PIPE'S AND COMPLETE INSTL KIT'S  We also have a complete line of mufflers from this Quiet Tone Oval Heavy Duty Mufflers to the flow sound and master flow... Check it out now

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Synergy Series Headlight Switch from Ron Francis. Includes polished bezel and Accent Ring. This switch includes dome light or interior light circuit, headlights, running lights and dimmer for dash lights. There is a built in circuit breaker for headlights. Knob / Shaft combination, Synergy SeriesTM Bezel and Accent Rings, connector plug, contacts and complete diagram of all connections included. This switch is highly recommended over the old universal headlight switches that can't handle modern bulbs safely

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More News and Articles This week

 from Richard Parks:  Eric "Rick" Rickman passed away around 5am, Saturday, January 24, 2009 after a lengthy illness. He was 90. Rickman was a well-known photographer for many magazines and was one of the original Safety Safari members sent out by my father in the early 1950's to help organize the new sport of drag racing. Rickman, Bud Coons, Chic Cannon and Bud Evans would travel from city to city, meeting with town leaders and car clubs in an effort to gain support for


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organized, sanctioned and safe racing sites. They would work with the car clubs and show them how to put on a drag race, how to do inspections and crowd control. Rickman also covered just about every form of motorized racing that was ever ran. He was easy to talk to, supportive of other people's efforts and helped to publicize these racing leagues and make them more popular among the community. Rickman was inducted into many Hall of Fames and received many honors in his life. He leaves behind his wife, Virginia, a son, Micheal Rickman, a daughter, Lynda Morgan, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mail can be sent to Micheal Rickman at 4100 Camino Real, Los Angeles, CA 90065, and he will see that the family receives your cards and letters. Rick mentioned before his passing that in lieu of flowers, a donation to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum would be appreciated. Rick was an ardent supporter of the museum. note: Eric Rickman was a giant in our industry and will be missed by all. He remained active in the industry until the end. We had the pleasure of sharing a table with him at the San Francisco Rod & Custom Hall of Fame dinner a few years ago and he was a wonderful dinner partner. Eric Rickman will be missed... RIP and thankyou for for the wonderful legacy you have left our industry.

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Model 40, arguably one of Ford’s sleek exhibit at the Wally Parks NHRA Mo June 2009. “The 1933-’34 Ford Model 40 was a very important car both for Ford and for hot rodders. It helped pull Ford out of the depression and powered racers from Indy to El Mirage. It’s an important milestone anniversary that the Parks Museum’s is excited to celebrate,” said Tony Thacker, executive director of the museum

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Brizio Built Reunion this summer in Pleasanton...For the first time in history, builder Roy Brizio will attempt to round up the hot rods and customs he’s built over the past thirty-two years and display them together as a group at this year’s Goodguys 23rd Eagle One West Coast Nationals August 21, 22 & 23 at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds. Details here


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Improve the steering response and handling in your classic Impala with one of our Unisteer Rack and Pinion Kits. These Unisteer Rack Kits match the factory suspension geometry and have little to no bump-steer. All Unisteer Rack & Pinion Impala Kits come complete with all parts needed for installation, Details here

Upcoming Shows

  There are still a lot of great shows every weekend around the country... Here are some exceptional shows that are coming up soon.

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February 6 - 8th will see the World of Wheels shows at Pittsburgh, PA and  St. Paul, Minnesota. Two great events with tons of awesome cars and family entertainment.  Special appearance at both shows by industry icon Chip Foose... he’s a great guy and you’ll enjoy meeting him. Check out the schedule


Next on the agenda for RodShows is the Sacramento Autorama February 6 - 8th. The Sacramento Autorama is now in its 59th year. The Sacramento area is known as the Custom Car Capital of the World and boasts being home to the 2nd longest running indoor car show.
Over 450 show vehicles will compete for awards inside the Cal Expo buildings. Up to another 400 vehicles will join the event Saturday for the 3rd Annual Autorama Drive-In.

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There’s been a big change for the San Francisco Rod, Custom and Motorcycle Show for 2009 .. The date has been moved to FEBRUARY 20- 22  The show had previously been held in Jan. but this new later date works out better for everyone.... Check it out and be sure to put this long time show on your Calendar.


A show that our own Big Al Liebmann always enjoys is
 Frank Maratta’s Auto & Cycle show . The longest running, family owned independent custom car show in America Feb 6th, 7th & 8th, 2009. “The Show of Dreams” is Celebrating 50 years 1960 to 2009. Cash prizes will be awarded for the Best Bike, Best Car and more! Come enjoy the cars, the exhibitors and the Swap & Collectable Corner.  Check it out

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The National Street Rod Association has an exciting line of shows planned for 2009 ... The kickoff is the April 3 - 5th Oklahoma City Event.. where thousands of Pre ‘48 vehicles and rodders will get together for a great weekend.  ....  Plan NOW

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Good Guys Rod and Custom Association has announced their 2009 schedule and it’s packed with some really awesome events...Starting out with the Orange County Get Together in MARCH.. Check out the details so you can get your registrations in early.  and make all of your plans

Jeffs Fun Run Jan 31

We got a special request from Pickups Limited to call all rodders for a fund raiser for a fellow rodder. Saturday January 31st Jeff’s Fun Run STARTING POINT: Ken Grody Ford - 6211 Beach Blvd. - Buena Park, 90621 Registration begins at 8:00am – first vehicle out at 9:00am COST: $20 Donation paid at the start  For details click here

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Our HUGE Knowledge base of articles includes hundreds of articles with great photos to cover almost anything of a technical nature you might want to see... Chassis,  Suspension, Air conditioning, Drive Shafts, Wiring .. and so much more...   Check out the Hot Rod MD before you start your next project.

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  We have three new articles in the Hot Rod M.D. this week...
the first is from Speedway Motors in the Transmission section showing you how to set up a hydraulic clutch release bearing.

 We also have an article from JB Microfinish showing the installation of an arm rest.  

Then our friends at Welder Series sent in a little tip on selecting the correct weatherstriping for your doors. 

The Hot Rod M.D. has hundreds of articles broken down into various sections and components with photos and videos to help you with your project... These are articles from industry professionals and experts...  Take a look

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This is the place to find all that you need for your project.. You can find ANYTHING you need for your car right HERE   We continue to add many fine businesses to our vendor list.


Godman Hi Performance has over 30 years experience in the Performance Hose & Fitting Industry. PRODUCTS: Aeroquip hose & fittings full line R&B Nickel, Black, Stainless Steel .Braided hose, and Black braided hose. Power Steering fittings, Tube-0-Ring in all sizes fits Gm and Ford Pumps and Racks. GM and Ford Snap-on fitting for your fuel rails A/C Units, A/C Driers Polished, A/C Bulkheads Square or inline, and LOTS MORE... take a look


Davviki introduces for 2009 the '33-'34 five-window body style. Using the same steel with hardwood structure proven in their '32 five window, the new model has had great acceptance from traditional rod builders. Davviki offers 11 different body styles. Each package is built to customer specifications, with many custom options available... Check it out.


Rodsters, Inc. is a small family business which manufactures fiberglass bodies and parts for the street rodder. The bodies are designed with the end function in mind, which is a street rod that can be driven for years because of quality construction at a moderate price. Styles offered are a 31 roadster and roadster pickup which can be purchased as a bare body, body and frame combo or as a complete roller.


Moody's Upholstery is excited to announce a new item for 2009. The production of the 1967-69 Camaro Inner Trunk Lid Cover with a perfect fit—You can see it this weekend at the Chicago World of Wheels show where it will be introduced... This is a fantastic new product for Camaro owners . for more


 J & B Microfinish's experienced craftsmanship is put into each piece designed and manufactured. That is why you can see their products and one off parts displayed on high-quality vehicles that are featured in hundreds of nationally recognized magazines. With drive and innovation they are continually adding to the product line and are proud to say they are a dealer for Classic Instruments.. see their line here


Visibolts TM (NSRA new product of the year in 2000) – L.E.D. Lighted Polished Stainless Steel Carriage Bolts. These bolts are a great accent for your custom street rod or daily driver. They are available in sizes ranging from " to " carriage style bolts. We also have oval head bumper bolts, a direct replacement for your 36-41 Chevy and 33-40 Ford bumper bolts. 


AutoRad, LLC specializes in designing and building radiator packages to specifically fit your style of car with the best aluminum radiators for Muscle Cars and Street Rods. period. We also make radiators and core supports for the Tri-5, 67-69 Camaro, and the 66-67 Nova, with more to come in the future. Our radiators are made per order - not mass-produced.


Quality Industrial Sewing Machines is where many well respected professional upholstery shops are turning to for machines, equipment and supplies along with many enthusiasts. We supply top of the line products for your top quality jobs. Quality Industrial Sewing Machines specializes in industrial and heavy duty sewing machines. 40 years of experience in sales and service makes Quality Sew the place to do your business.


Speedway Motors, Americas Oldest Speed Shop has been a trusted source for high performance parts for street rods and racing for over 56 years. Speedway Motors has built a reputation for providing friendly expert advice and superior service. Low prices, Huge Inventory, Same Day Shipping and Award Winning Services ... at Speedway

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... WOW  

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

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Check out the Suede Palace at GNRS

The Bay Area Roadsters had a great display at GNRS. 

  If you have pictures from a show in your area we’d love to share them ... you can download a “zipped” folder at or you can email the show pictures to  [email protected]   They will be greatly enjoyed !

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WE want to remind you that has a CATALOG ORDER page where you can order catalogs directly from many businesses It’s a great way to get the catalogs you need from many many vendors.

More on Hotrodhotline this week
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We are adding more and more to our Society of Landspeed Racing Historians website .... many of Land Speeds icons and legends have found us and are contributing their stories and photos... it’s a wonderful way to honor the beginnings of this hobby we all love... Be sure to check in and read the newsletters we post there each week.  Last week we had lots of photos from Jack Underwood... Look Now.

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   That’s all for this week ...... or that’s all we could fit into this already so long newsletter... remember, there’s lot’s more in our Online Magazine at  We add new stories and articles every day.  

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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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