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Roddings Largest Online Magazine HotrodHotLine Newsletter June 18  2009

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Jack and Mary Ann have arrived in Minnesota for Back to the Fifties and the trip was great. As you all know, when we’re on the road to a show, we often get sidetracked as Jack’s “nose for cars” pulls him off the highway. This year was no exception. Can’t believe that even though we’ve made this trip every year for the past ten years, we still find NEW treasure.


We ALWAYS stop at junk yards and field car finds... and we sometimes stop at antiques shops... little did we expect what we found when we stopped at an antique shop in Rigby, Idaho

Now .... can you BELIEVE this ! This could only happen to Jack stopping at an antiques shop.

Check out all the cool hot rod stuff we found ... this is an antique shop, but also home to Rayco plating, owned by a BigTime Hot Rodder !

We’ll have the whole story of our trip online soon.

Be sure to stop by our booth at BTTF.and see our fab new shirts... We’re in the Merchandise Mart near the space needle..

First Hot Rod spotting of the trip !  We don’t normally see any rods until we hit Minnesota but this trip at a rest stop in North Dakota, we ran into some rodders from Alberta, Canada on their way to the show.  It always gets our blood pumping for the show when we spot the first rods on the road...



A Memorial for Joe Mayall has been announced

The Joe & Lois Memorial Rod Run will be held July 11, 2009 in Simi Valley, California. Meet at 10:30 AM at Simi Valley Public Cemetery, 1461 Thompson Ln. (Just West of Erringer Rd. off Royal Ave). Specialty vehicle parking at the Rancho Simi Community Park Ball Field adjacent to the cemetery on Thompson Ave.) Service at graveside with comments and stories about Joe or Lois welcome from all. Cruise through Simi Valley to follow from 11:30-Noon For Details Click here

There are SO MANY very cool shows going on for Fathers Day Weekend... we’d love to be at all of them but sadly we haven’t figured out that “be in more than one place at one time” thing yet. But the Good News is that we do have ROVING REPORTERS.. and they’ll be at all of the fabulous events going on next weekend.

So let’s check it out.  Big Al Liebmanns club, North Jersey Street Rod Assoc. has it’s annual show and it’s always a great time... June 21 rain or shine at Horseshoe Lake, NJ lots of events, prizes, etc. a great time.

Then there’s the Big Bowling Green NHRA Hot Rod Reunion ... now this is paradise for hotrodders...  Beech Bend Park raceway is the site of 3 days of events you’ll never forget. Check it out and if there’s any way you can get there you’ll be glad you did... check out the line up of events... it’s amazing.

Hotrodhotline will be in Minnesota at Back to the Fifties.... a really fun event with over 10,000 cars and thousands more of great car people. Be sure to stop and see u in the Merchandise Mart and check out our cool new shirts. and get a flame kit for your mouse.

Who could forget the LA Roadsters show.... one of the best shows in the country.. Our friend Jack Stewart said he will take good care of our Roving Reporters. There is a special section this year for “Rat Rods” and our friend Von Hot Rod will have a pinstripers jam going on so be sure to stop and see what he has going. Henry Winkler “The Fonz” will also be there Sat and Sun. It’ll be a really great show as always.... so don’t miss it. 


Check out the latest Premium Package ad on The “Ultimate Riv” is a fabulous car built by the team at Hot Rods & Custom Stuff, one of the most renowned shops in our industry. This is truly a one of a kind car ... offered now for sale. Take a look !

NEW NEW - Advertising option for your car at If you have a special car that requires a higher level of marketing exposure, and special treatment, such as a car of historic value, special interest, or very high quality show car, you may want to consider our  VIP Premium Package. Contact Mary Ann 877-700-2468 for info  You can see some examples of previous cars using this package.  Foose Car    Jr Thompson Car   Doug Thorley Car   Black Widow

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.


Cool Craft, a leading seller of drop-in replacement high efficiency radiators, is proud to announce the launch of their new website. The company's mission: provide the perfect radiator that not only cools, but looks cool! readers get a special 10% OFF ALL PURCHASES (non-sales items). ENTER COUPON CODE: HRH001 during checkout. good through June 30

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The time has come for a better way to build two of America’s most cherished icons, the 1955 & 1957 Chevy Convertible, and SAR is your choice for Real Steel EMI ’55 & ’57 Bodies. Complete and accurate, manufactured with today’s technologies including select galvanized panels and resistance welds.... see the rest of the story

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Phoenix Max Torque Converters.. when only the BEST will do. All of our Torque Max Torque Converters are designed to maximize engine output and deliver the best performance possible Every Converter is built per order and custom tailored to your application... get all the details here

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The C.S.I. harness is a universal weather-proof engine harness providing wiring to accommodate the Charging, Starting, and Ignition of just about any non fuel injected engine. The C.S.I. harness is the Painless solution to repairing damaged wiring on your carbureted engine or for cleaning up the clutter and taking the guess work away from those swapping from fuel injection to a carb. Accessory circuits aide ....  fpr more click here

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Speed Bumps and dips are the arch enemy of lowered vehicles. Hit one too fast or at the wrong angle, and your undercarriage can be severely damaged. Although much of the damage may be cosmetic, if your oil or transmission pan is deformed or ruptured by the blow, the resulting lubricant starvation can be catastrophic to your engine or transmission.... Take a look

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Dolphin Gauges not only provides great gauge sets,  they also have a huge variety of dash panels so you can get your whole setup at the same place, knowing that all are compatible and that they’ll look great. Dolphin line of gauges are available in many colors: White, Gold, Aqua, Tan, Black and Gray. Dolphin Instruments has a style and color gauge set to compliment any custom interior.

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How cool is this ???  Superior Glassworks introduces the Limited Edition Superior 54 Sport Wagon. Styled in tribute to the 1954 General Motors’ Motorama CorvetteTM Nomad, The Superior 54 is enhanced with 21st century performance. Check it out or see it at Back to the Fifties at the Superior booth in the grandstand bldg.

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Steele Rubber Products Inc. announces new taillight housing to body pad for 1951-52 Buick Series 40 Models. These much needed parts are now available to protect your vehicle against the noise and weather.Steele Rubber Products has been producing quality restoration parts for 50 years. Don’t take chances by ordering rubber parts and weatherstripping from a name you don’t know. With a huge inventory of big and small parts, expert assistance, and customer-friendly policies, only Steele provides a “Complete Solution”

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Speedway Motors is proud to announce another exclusive product in its extensive line of street rod parts: New 1939-48 Ford Wheel Cylinders with Stainless Steel Sleeves!These 1939-48 Ford Wheel Cylinders are perfect for traditional-style hot rods as well as restored original classics. Modern brake fluids have very aggressive chemistry that can attack raw cast iron and cause costly and potentially dangerous brake failures. For Details

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Ron Francis New...COMPLETE WIRING SYSTEM: 16 Fuse = 18-20 Circuits Our newest custom wiring system is built specifically for your vehicle with all the connectors and wiring necessary to drive it, pass inspection, and be able to add accessories as you see fit, now and in the future. We have included the cooling fan relay & wiring. Get all of the details here

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Hurricane 4000H heater system features rotary electronic switches to operate servo motors for defrost and heater functions. Includes deluxe plenum that mounts neatly along the bottom edge of the dash. Unique compact design mounts to firewall and retains cowl vent and a majority of the glove box.

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New Vintage USA has introduced their new indicator lamp panels. “ We were tired of going to car shows and seeing some pretty high-end cars with cheap, off-the-shelf LEDs plugged into the dash for turn signals and other lamps. We felt it was time to bring a product to the market that has all of the warning lamp functions, in an attractive package that looks professional” .

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With our wide range of hot rod seats, you are sure to find a perfect seat for your hot rod. With new styles & designs, our line of seats is always growing. In addition to our range of seats, we also offer in shop custom upholstery work. Krist Kustoms caters to the automotive enthusiast who demands the high quality and detail oriented design and fabrication that goes into every vehicle that enters our shop.  Take a Look

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New Retro Arm Rest / Door Handles from J & B Microfinish. Just one of many finely crafted billet accessories for your car from the great folks at J & B. Take a look at their entire line.

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New from Heidts 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

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The Volare and Cordoba suspensions have proven to be a viable budget front suspension over the years, but share a common problem with ride height. To get a low stance, the torsion bars need to be loosened so much that suspension travel suffers, causing a harsh ride thru bottoming out. Fatman comes to the rescue with a 2” drop spindle that accepts either the Volare 11” or the Cordoba 12’ factory disc brakes and brackets

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Check out the new products added at EZ wiring. In addition to their line of wiring products, power window kits, and switches.... they’ve now added a line of billet interior accessories. These very smooth looking door handles will add a great finishing touch to your car. Take a look at all that they now have at EZ Wiring

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 Protect your vehicle with cooling systems from B&M!
 Super Cooler Key Features: All aluminum construction
■ Stacked Plate design
■ Pressure tested to 200psi
■ Mounting brackets built into cooler
■ New 3/8” diameter nipple fittings
■ Automatic transmission coolers include mounting kit
 For more details take a look.

Featured Shops
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1940 - 41 Willys The undisputed king of the Gasser Wars in the Sixties, Willys Coupes have seen a huge surge in their popularity in recent years. Available in several versions from us including: Pro-street with wheel tubs to fit any available tire and wheel combo, Check out all of our lines from Fast Times Rods

More stories this week....
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Bill Neumann’s First Cars  in our Blast to the Past section.

I purchased my first car for seventy five dollars from a graduating high school senior when I was fifteen, a 1928 Model A. It looked terrible and needed a lot of work, and my dad wasn’t too happy about it – it didn’t look too nice in the driveway of our beautiful house.  

But here was the chance to put to work what I learned in my auto, and machine shop classes. I spent all summer going over the whole car and fixing all the mechanical problems, adding a new canvas top from Sears and recovering the seat. I even painted it – albeit with a brush since I didn’t yet know anything about spray painting – it didn’t turn out badly. ..... for the rest of the story ....  ( note: Bill never got this out of his system.... he went on to be Editor of Rod & Custom Magazine and the founder of several successful automotive enterprises. )

Upcoming Shows
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Good Guys Rod and Custom Association and if its June it must mean Nashville ! Hotrodhotline will have reporters on the scene to show you all of the fabulous fun and great cars .... If you’re in the area be sure to check out this show. you can go online   and make all of your plans for the whole 2009 lineup.

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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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The National Street Rod Association ‘s next show is the Rocky Mt. Street Rod Nationals in Pueblo . This is always a great show so  Be sure to check out all of the events and get your registrations in now for the great lineup this summer.

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The Right Coast Association has three great events this season.... of course the Syracuse Nationals is one of our favorites ... and we’ll see you there again this year ... They have lots of fun events planned, you’ll have a great time at Syracuse so get the details and sign up NOW !

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Somernites Cruise first cruise was AWESOME.. we have lots of great pictures ... . The folks in Somerset Kentucky always have a great lineup of activities for each months cruise. Junes event the 25th - 27th kicks off with a Rock N Roll Party at a new location. 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

KOA show

KOA is planning their next show for August and it sounds like it will be a real winner ... We all love those old kustoms and old skool rods... you’ll find them at KOA as well as a great gathering place for Kustom lovers. Check out the complete show schedule here

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 !


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. 


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

Show Coverage This Week

We have TONS of car show articles this week... way too many to list but here are a few just to get your attention !

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Zed went to two cruises this week.

Big Al at Rumble in the Country

Jim Grobe in Hastings MN

Road Kings from Jerry Cook

  We have hundreds of pictures from dozens of shows around the country and around the world every week ..  We add new show coverage articles every day so be sure to check back often for the latest coverage.

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  We want to remind you of our commitment to preserving the memories of Land Speed Racing which was in many ways the precursor to our Hotrodding hobby of today. There is a weekly newsletter posted with many really great articles sent in by participants of those great old days on the salt and at El Mirage and other land speed venues as well as some of what’s happening today. We think you’ll like it

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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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