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Roddings Largest Online Magazine HotrodHotLine Newsletter July 28 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.


SOLD SOLD SOLD on HotRodHotLine ! has been helping rodders sell their cars for TEN + YEARS .... can you believe it? And our ads WORK.... just ask these sellers !

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Want to see our recent SOLDS ?  We have a section within our Classifieds where we put all of the Sold car ads that are reported to us.... some people just delete their ads but we have many many of our most recent solds for you to see. They are in our Classified section where you see Ford, Chev, etc.... one of the categories is  “Solds”  just go there and you’ll see them listed.

Louisville is Just around the corner.....

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   We just heard from our friend Mickey Lauria ( former owner of Total Performance) who’s caravanning with fellow rodders from Florida to Louisville..... if you’d like to join the group they’d love to have you come along.... sounds like it will be great fun.   Mickey is staying at the La Quinta Inn in Louisville and they have just had a few cancellations so if you’d like a great room close to the show..... check it out below.

  Need a room for Louisville ?? With the demolition of the Executive Inn there’s a real shortage of rooms but we just heard from our friends at La Quinta Inn... just a few blocks from the show.... and they have a handful of rooms available.  Check out their website to see what nice accomodations they offer ! But CALL for room info.

Look for the booth in Louisville .... # 841


 We always have lots of people visiting and catching up on  “car” stuff from the past year.... so be sure to stop by and say “Hi”  We’ll have our great office staff with us so you can meet the gals you talk to all year and check out the awesome new Hotrodhotlien T Shirts and Work shirts....  We’ll be looking for you .

Request from Hollywood .....

Jesse James is a Dead Man ....
Many of you may have seen the new Spike TV Series, “Jesse James is a Dead Man” where Jesse has various “adventures” in which he pushes the limits in many different venues.

One of the producers of the show called us Tuesday to ask for our help in finding some stock footage they could use in an upcoming episode in which Jesse finds himself in a Streamliner at El Mirage in an attempt to beat the world record.

If any of you have stock footage of crashes, spinouts, or mishaps during Landspeed runs, which you would allow them to use .... please contact: Tom Hietter at 818-333-5764

We're going to SEMA....

 It’s been a few years since exhibited at the SEMA show so this year we decided it’s time again.... it’s a very exciting show and gives us a chance to meet with other industry members and business owners... So if you make it to SEMA this year, look us up in Hot Rod Alley.

Big Al Alert......
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 Big Al Liebmann will be on the scene of the 2nd annual Rod and Custom Nationals in Marlboro, Massachusetts this weekend.  Be sure to have him shoot your car if you’re there.  Check it out

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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Phoenix Transmission is the place to go for your GM TH700R4 Transmission. This compact overdrive was used from 1981 to 1987 in everything from full size Cadillac's to the Buick GNX This is the transmission of choice for anyone looking for maximum performance and economy at a minimum investment.

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Nothing sets off your car like a great looking set of gauges ... and this new series from Dolphiin will do the trick. Take a look here.

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TIGHT TUBES have the flattest collector on the market! Exclusively from Hedman, these hedders feature a unique 4-into-1 flat collector that produces the same power as a standard collector, while providing maximum clearance. Perfect for Street Rods and custom projects.

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Its a Snap Products is set apart by attention to details in the design of each one. Like the new cars of this century, we are giving you the latest innovation of Wiring Harnesses, Power Window Kits, Wiper Kits and Headlights in the industry. We have a wide range of products including: Universal Wiring Harnesses, Street Rod Power Window Kits

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Since the invention of stainless braided rubber hose, racers and mechanics have been fighting the problem of installing it into the socket part of the assembly. If your lucky and get a clean cut on the end of that hose, you might get it in. Most of the time a little fuzz appears on the hose end and the battle begins. It is not only time consuming, it can get bloody. KOUL tools has delivered a solution that makes the assembly a snap. Manufactured of a high tech composite, it is virtually indestructible

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Stockton Wheel carries a complete line of Nostalgia wheels for just about any application. What we don't have on hand we can build to suite. Mix and match trim rings and caps, or mix or powder coat available. Gives us a call today! If you're looking for the "Nostalgia Look", your search is over.

Featured Shops
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The Heinzman Street Rod Shop is a full-service facility for constructing the best engineered, show-winning street rods from cruising to racing. We have the equipment and the experience to turn that project in your garage into the street rod you envisioned.... and soon you’ll be cruising with it ! 
From chassis, to engine, to paint and body... we have experts in all aspects of street rod building.

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Finish Line Interiors is the place where you can “finish off” that rod, custom, or muscle car. If you look through their extensive photo gallery you’ll find example after example of the very fine work that they do.... A leader in the industry for over 30 years, Byron Robeck Jr., Finish Line Interior’s president, has been a consultant to many OEMs, body shops, mechanics, and automotive engineers. He has been a technical advisor and key contributor in advising design and repair solutions in the areas of convertible tops, seating, electrical and window mechanisms. 

More this week......
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MSD Ignition has a fantastic summer Cruisi for Cash REBATE program in effect until the end of August.  You can get as much as a $50 rebate on MAD products... Take a look here.

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Eaton Detroit Spring has the most comprehensive technical information on springs that you’ll find anywhere ... Mike Eaton has been in the spring business for years and you can be sure he’ll have the answer to any spring questions you may have... Take a look....

article downs catalog

Our friends at Downs Industries has a new online catalog.... you can view it online or you can download it to your computer.  We’re so happy to see Jamie Downs running the company that his father founded and ran for so many years. They have always been known in our industry for the finest in products and great care for their customers.....  Take a look at their current catalog and offerings.

Upcoming Shows
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The National Street Rod Association ‘is gearing up for the BIG ONE of the year. Louisville is fast approaching and we’re excited ! This will be the 11th year we have exhibited at Louisville and it get better all the time.  Get the details and we’ll SEE YA there..

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Good Guys Rod and Custom Association
The annual tradition known as Hot Rod Week is back bigger and better than ever this year with four jam packed days of hot rodding fun, shop visits, lunch stops and kickin’ tires with rodders from around the globe! No registration is required and there is no fee. Just show up at the Pleasanton Hilton each morning, get a map and head off to join the Hot Rod Week Fun!

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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 

Wheels of time

Wheels of Time SRA puts on one of the best events in the country every August.  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


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.

Need Tech  Info ???

Did you know that our Hot Rod M.D. is none other than Jim Clark, first Editor of Streetrodder Magazine ? Jim is also a partner in the Publishing company “Tex Smiths Hot Rod Library”. With credentials like that you know you can count on the Hot Rod M.D. for expert advice in any area.

We also have articles from many industry manufacturers and other experts in every field of our industry.   Check out the Hot Rod MD before you start your next project.

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 !

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 Chevy 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.


 Fast Times Rods Inc. has built an excellent reputation on the quality and value of our products. We proudly stand behind everything we sell.  Fast Times Rods has become the largest Chassis builder in the state of New York---it comes as a result of an excellent reputation in the industry. Give us a call, we look forward to talking with you.

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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. 

Show Coverage This Week

 The Roving Reporters have been out in FORCE over the past week ....  we have shows from East to West and all parts in between...  Here are just a FEW of those we’ve gotten in this week...

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big Al was at Englishtown this weekend

show farmington mi bob steinhaus

Bob Steinhaus covered several cruises in Michigan

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Fuzzy was in La Salle Illinoise for a cruise

show hastings mn jim grobe
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Jim Grobe in Hastings , MN for a great cruise

Walt Smolenski went to the Red Rock Cruisers show

From Spokane we got this show from Audi

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It was with a heavy heart that Roger Rohrdanz covered the Farewell Show for the Nick Alexander Collection of Woodies before they are shipped off for auction at the R & M Auction in August.  This is without a doubt the finest collection of Woodies on the planet and we just wish someone would buy them all and preserve it as Nick has for so many year. Roger got some great shots and the story behind this fantastic man and his cars.  For the Story

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Ink and Iron .... it’s a show like no other in our industry. We’ve heard much about it so this year we sent  Dick DeLoach to check it out for us and bring us the story.  Tattoo and “kustom kulture” enthusiasts from all over the world—dressed in their low-brow rockabilly best—gathered for three days of body art, bands, burlesque, beer, kustom cars and some unparalleled people-watching at the 2009 Ink-n-Iron Festival at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California... what a Show !

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

 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.  

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Looking for a Bike ? We have lots for sale at

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Parts Parts Parts.....

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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We know you have lots of parts sitting in your garage that someone else needs
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Order Catalogs from your favorite companies....

 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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