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Roddings Largest Online Magazine HotrodHotLine Newsletter Jan 7 2009

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TEN GREAT YEARS ..... What an amazing ride we’ve had !  And it’s all Thanks to YOU !   Did you know that we now have over  50 THOUSAND visitors each DAY ... and over One MILLION Pages viewed each day ! We publish tens of THOUSANDS of photos from car shows each year. In 2008 we did 1127 Car Show Articles.... and over 1000 News Articles ... We sell untold numbers of cars.  We continue to grow at an amazing rate .... visitors and businesses know that we are a full service, fully staffed operation ... if someone needs help they can pick up the phone and call .... you see us exhibiting at shows throughout the year, you see that we interact with our community through clubs, benefits and by helping to preserve our history through our  site. We have been car people all of our lives, we love our hobby and we’re proud to be the leader in the field of online publications for the rodding industry.  This didn’t happen overnight ... We thank YOU for your support and we are looking forward to a magnificent year in 2009. ...  . 

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  Big Al Liebmann will be on the scene this weekend at the Boston World of Wheels, so be sure to say “Hi” if you see him. This promises to be a fantastic show with an awesome lineup of cars. If you’re in the area don’t miss this show. Championship Auto Shows  has two other shows this weekend too... Cincy and Grand Rapids. Take a look

gnrs has been asked to be one of the Magazine Award Presenters at the Grand National Roadster Show this year.  We will have a “Hotrodhotline” Pick from among the outdoor car entries on both Saturday and Sunday. WOW !  We can’t wait ... Be sure to stop by our booth in Building 4 ( where the AMBR cars are located) 


Think it’s not a good time to sell your car ??? Not true.... look at these..

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Use our “Featured Ad” like these sellers did .... and sell your car like them
The prices on these sold cars ranged from $37k to $95 k and we sold them

You can place your ad online using our system, you can email your ad or you can call us for Help and we’re happy to be sure that your ad gets online. Online Ad Placement

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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No Limit Engineering has a fantastic January special going on right now.. Wide Ride IFS Kits are 10% off for the whole month. These Complete IFS Kits are made right here in our Shop to ensure quality. This WIDE RIDE IFS has several features that set them apart from the other IFS units on the Market. We designed the geometry based on a Camaro Spindle. These large spindles use 11.75" Rotors and full sized calipers without any custom mounts or machining... for details go here

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Clayton Machine Works has introduced this fine looking new adjustable air conditioning vent . Designed in concert with Vintage Air, these modular, eliptical vents offer unmatched styling and functionality.  Get more information here

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As seen at SEMA in November... Painless Performance has introduced TEN New products which are all now shipping... check out the latest from Painless Performance now

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Alan Grove Components has specialized in Serpentine pulleys and brackets for years ! From simple pulleys to the nicest polished units... you’ll get the best from Alan Grove Components... take a look at their line here.

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Did you know that Coker Tire offers volume discounts when groups like Clubs order all together ? What a great way to outfit your car and get a great price too. Coker has all sorts of tires .. and wheels too.. Check out the line and then get together with your club and take advantage of the group pricing. Check it out now.

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Dolphin Gauges is adding new COLORS to their gauge line.  We are now offering the quad gauges in the black face red needle. Also joining the line are gold bezel beige quad gauges. To see these gauges ... go here

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Whether you're a car audio enthusiast or simply looking for a quieter ride to and from work, upgrade your car with Dynamat and make your car drive and feel like a luxury vehicle.  Check out the latest catalog from Dynamat

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NEW... 70-81 Camaro Subframe Connectors. Subframe Connectors stiffen the unibody. Attach to front subframe and rear spring mounts or 4-link brackets when used with HEIDTS4-Link Kit. Take a look now at the latest from Heidts

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More and more states are requiring that even your classic or hot rod have seat belts .... and they make you so much safer !  Julianos has the largest selection of seat belts on the planet... and they have an excellent tech department to help you with any questions you might have... Look

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What better time than winter to polish up your bodyworking skills or even learn a NEW skill.... Steve’s Auto Restorations are experts in all phases of bodywork and they have an excellent DVD that will give you many pointers and show you all the tricks... Take a look...

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SPAL USA has expanded its Power Window aftermarket product line with the introduction of its new Power Window Push & Pull Switch Kit. The Push & Pull Switch Kit (part #33040174) is a universal 2-door kit designed to be flush mounted to nearly any vehicle door for a high-quality appearance and simple operation... for details click here

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Hose down your tires and they look better than ever, blacker than night itself. Unfortunately, that look lasts maybe 20 minutes. At Surf City Garage, we wanted to make it last for weeks. That’s why we created Beyond Black, the ultimate tire dressing. It’s never greasy and dirt won’t stick, plus it even protects against UV rays... see this product in action in an online video here....

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Trans-Dapt Performance Products of Whittier, Ca., announces the addition of FORD BLUE engine accessories to it's PerfectMatchTM line of powder coated engine products. Ford Blue valve covers, like the SB Ford set of shown , oil pans and waternecks, along with complementary black powder-coated pulleys and air cleaner sets complete the suite of Blue Oval engine bay components.. take a look

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New from Vintage Air 1969-70 Ford Mustang  Gen IV SureFit System Fully electronic operation - No cables or vacuum controls - Kit includes Cable Converter Slide Potentiometers to convert stock controls to electronic operation- Micro-processor controlled coil temperature monitor. No capillary tube to install! - for all details click here

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Suicide spring perch kit to mount a 1-3/4" spring in front of a 2" round tube crossmember. The main plate centers on the tube. The spring can be mounted under or on top of the perch plate. The 2 clamp bars have holes for 3/8" bolts and eliminate the u-bolts. The clamp bars can be countersunk for flat head Allen bolts. ...  see this Welder Series kit 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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Championship Auto Shows has 3 big shows coming up this weekend... Jan 9 - 11 .. Boston,  Grand Rapids, and Cincinnati ... WOW what a lineup.  Be sure to check out the details of the show nearest you... you’ll see the finest cars in the country. . Check out the Lineup of Shows from Championship Auto 2009


The West’s finest shows are brought to you by John Buck and company ... and now is the time to be planning for them all.... The Grand National Roadster Show in January, followed by Sacramento, Two l fantastic shows... plan now CLICK HERE will have a booth at Grand National Roadster Show.

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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.


The National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum announces The 52nd Annual Darryl Starbird’s Hall of Fame National Championship Rod and Custom Car Show at Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas $5,000 Award; picked from the “High Five” ; Jan 16, 17, 18 2009 AND the 45th Annual Darryl Starbird’s ... FOR MORE


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 ... Great prize packages and lots of activities for participants... Check out the 2009 show schedule and get your registration in early ....  Plan NOW


Good Guys Rod and Custom Association has announced their 2009 schedule and it’s packed with some really awesome events... from the Good Guys gettogethers to the new Nostalgia Drag events... the season is packed with fun ! Check out the details so you can get your registrations in early.  Go Now

More News
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The Featured Rod at Weedetr this month is Dave Bethards 40 Convertible.  Dave used Weedetr suspension kits to build this cool car so it drives as great as it looks. Check it out here.... 

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Our friend Kevin at Enclosed Vehicle Transport wants us to let you all know that if you have shipping needs from Scottsdale this month .... Enclosed Vehicle has transport vehicles on the scene ready to move you ! Give them a call

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Speaking of Scottsdale ....  If you’re there for the auctions be sure to stop by the Open House Jan 12 - 26th at Woodies USA .... They’re great people with lots of great cars... Check it out...

Parts Parts Parts.....

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

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      GOT PARTS ???
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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Need Tech  Info ???

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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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 Added TEN  New Businesses to the Hotrodhotline vendor list last month ! 


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


Kennys Rod Shop has been in business for almost 19 years. Our crew members are talented and passionate about the Street Rodding industry providing you with the highest quality of expertise. We build everything from traditional street rods, hot rods, muscle cars, to over the top all out custom fabricated projects that make our customers proud owners.


Customs & Classics Inc. Established Experienced Exceptional... Build the ultimate performance machine that is uniquely you. No two projects are alike! We have an experienced, expert build team to create those custom modifications that make it you. We can go from radical to mild, it is all about you. Put our expertise to work on your creation


At Standard Lift & Equipment low prices are not the priority; our insistence is on high-quality automotive service equipment-the prices are our gift to you, the customer! .We have built our reputation on service before, during, and after the sale. Purchasing your new lift is a serious and important decision.


Established in 1915, Egge Machine Company is a world-class piston manufacturer and distributor of internal engine components and nostalgic performance products for domestic vehicle applications from the early 1900s to 1980. Egge is one of the few remaining U.S. based piston manufacturers. Egge operates a state of the art foundry, machine shop, Where real Hotrodders get their parts... Egge Machine Company


Our Industry is the WINNER .. now that Downs is back as a family owned business .... providing you with the quality and respect for customer service that we have come to know from Downs in their 28 years of serving this industry. Jamie Downs is running the show again and they promise to have many great things ahead.. Check out the latest at Downs Industries.


Hot Rods & Threads - Full Service Hot Rod Shop, can help you get your Hot Rod, Muscle Car or Cool Truck project completed. Want a factory correct restoration, pro-touring modifications, Hot Rod construction or some help to get you cruising? At HR&T it will be built with the highest quality. Simple fabrication to complete turn-key hot rod, No job is too big or too small.


WOW... Look at this .... need a car trailer but you’re short on space ?  This is the PERFECT solution... from Kendon USA, possibilities are endless. After you're done using the Folding Car Trailer, simply fold it and store it.. For details and specs look here

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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More from Darrell Greigs “Year in Review” for 2008.. We;ve finished Darrells articles and he sent an amazing  8000 Photos ! 
Take a look....

Dale Peucker got some great shots at Bright Rod Run in Australia ...

Butch Pate at Frosty Wheels in Franklin, TN..

Check out the latest  show coverages this week...

  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 !

Young Rodders

   We have had several Young Rodders entries this week.... We really enjoy seeing the labor of love of these young people .... because we “remember when”  We’ll have a winner announced next week so if you have a Young Rodder you’d like to tell us about... or if you ARE a young rodder... SEND US your car photo and your story....

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Dustin Ulloa
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Dan Lynch
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  We would also like to invite all of you younger generation professional builders to send in pictures of your work .... shop tours ... and bios ... we’ll give you some free press as we work to be sure our hobby is preserved. Send all to  [email protected] 

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.

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We have lot’s of NEW Ads every day....  Take a look  is having a GIVEAWAY...

  If you have a motorcycle to sell, now’s your chance to list it for only $15. for a six month ad on  All ads are half off ....  What a deal.. And if you’re looking for a bike we have lots listed there too.... take a look. 

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the next 10 people placing Featured Ads on the  will get a free set of “Stoney Straps” ($30 value)  

We have many very fine Car Dealers who have inventories numbering in the hundreds of cars ... they have many cars listed here on but you can see what else they have at their websites. CLICK HERE FOR DEALERS


   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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