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Roddings Largest Online Magazine HotrodHotLine NewsletterSept 3rd 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.



Hey..... Look at that Visitorship GROWTH !
As you can see, our traffic increases on a steady basis all year.... but these last few months have been FANTASTIC !  We have met so many new people while taking “our show on the road” with booths at so many shows.... and our friends continue to spread the word..... so we THANK YOU for your continued support and friendship..... we’re working hard to see that you get all the industry news you need, and entertainment too !

Some days logged 70K visits


   This November, will have a booth at the biggest trade show in our industry ! SEMA 2009 promises to be a fantastic event and will give us a chance to meet with many industry leaders and get the scoop on all that’s coming up in our world. Look for us in HotRod Alley Booth 22383.

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.

prod airbagit  special offer... buy one pair get another pair FREE... There are no strings attached to this offer. We want our customers to see the quality of our Airsprings, which surpasses any Airspring on the market. We guarantee them as long as you have them against any manufacturing defects. Check it out now

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ALAN GROVE COMPONENTS INC . has specialized in fabricated specialty vehicle components for many years. Serpentine pulleys are available in both polished and unpolished finishes for all engine configurations. We also have complete systems for all engines .... Take a look

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Clayton Machine has a true commitment to design, quality and excellence.  The new Direct bolt-in brake & Clutch Assemblies are a fine example of the quality and style you’ll find at Clayton Machine. Take a close look at this new pedal assembly and the other fine interior products offered. 

prod dolphin gauges

Dolphin Gauges manufacturers of precision, high quality, reliable gauges for the automotive industry. Over the years we have worked to bring you the perfect gauges for your needs. We have listened and made changes to the design to make our gauges into the quality designs used today. Check out our latest.... Shark Gauges

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Hedman Ultra Duty Elite Hedders are the best you can buy ! They have thicker flanges. stronger wall tubing and a thermal coating that withstand full-throttle thrashing and torturous towing. The extreme-duty construction protects against burnout and exhaust leaks caused by the excessive heat and vibration present in high performance and towing applications

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Julianos offers a custom woodgraining service, featuring woodgrain finishes of artisian quality.  Quick turnaround of your parts..... days not months .... and come in an infinate range of colors and finishes. Check out the details at

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Street Rod Radiators....All of Saldana Racing Products aluminum cores are oven brazed and never use epoxy. Street Rod Radiators are available with 1 or 2 row cores and can be built as a single, double, or triple pass for maximum efficiency. We can always add a Spal fan and Shroud to cool even the most stubborn engine. Custom Radiators to fit your Street Rod are always welcome - they’re our specialty Take a look

prod spalusa

SPAL USA, a leader in high performance cooling fans, electronics and vehicle safety solutions, is offering a new line of cameras and monitors for cars, trucks, SUVs, boats and campers. Featuring anodized metal housings, SPAL's 12V cameras are waterproof and can be mounted virtually anywhere in the vehicle, such as the license plate or bumper. The cameras feature low lux ratings to produce a quality image even in low-light settings

prod steves auto restorations

SARs ‘Real Steel’ Coupe body  Best New Product of the Year award at the NSRA Nationals in Louisville, KY 2008. Built with die-stamped 19 gauge electroplated sheet metal components and assembled in precision fixtures by SARs premiere tool fabricator and metal stamper, Experi-Metal in Sterling Heights, Michigan. This is a WINNER

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Surf City Garage knows that every guy wants the best looking ride in town and there's no better way to make your ride look great than the Surf City Garage Special. This great package features 6 of our Enthusiast Grade interior and exterior detailing products and will make your ride look great.  For Details Click Here

prod vintage air

Vintage Air offers a wide selection of heat and air options for many different makes... including this new 69 - 70 Mustang Gen IV Surefit system. *Complete Kit includes: Evaporator, condenser, drier, compressor, compressor bracket, hose kit and binary safety switch. For more details click here

prod weedetr

The Suspension Experts at Weedetr have this new trailing arm suspension for classic pickups.  This is just one of many suspension components and systems Dale Caulfield at Weedetr has been known for over the years. Take a look at all they have to offer you for your suspension needs. 

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Welder Series says.... Get Them While They're Hot! If you're doing some chassis work and need brackets for your air suspension, this is the sale for you. 10% off all air ride brackets! They’re your source for hundreds of brackets and kits for hot rod builders... Take a look at all they have to offer.

Featured  Shops
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Image Street Rods is your West Coast solution for all your custom fabrication and specialty street rod needs! From one off components to complete turn-key dreams we have the knowledge and ability to make it happen. Our commitment to quality insures customer satisfaction every time. Take a look at the photo gallery of this very cool rod.

Upcoming Shows
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 Eighth Annual Goodguys Mid-Western Nationals is this weekend ! This huge outdoor show 'n shine event features: Over 3,000 Rods, Customs, Classics, Street Machines, Muscle Cars & Trucks thru ’72. Goodgals Gallery Hot Rod Seminars Vendor & Manufacturer Exhibits Swap Meet & Cars for Sale Corral and more.. Check it out

Somernites Update9-1-09

Somernites Cruise is gearing up for a fantastic September event. starting with the DQ cruise in and finishing up with a HUGE Rock n Roll Block party... this is one of the best cruises in the country... don’t miss SomerNites 


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


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’re rock’n and roll’n in the NEW VENDOR section... We’re adding at least one new vendor each week ..... all the more places for you to find the products and services you need .... why go anywhere else when you can find it all HERE !

Wilburns Custom Haulers FINAL

Serious about wanting a truly original mid-fifties Ford classic hauler? Wilburns Custom is the shop for you! They specialize in custom haulers. They also provide full restoration for hot rods, classics, and muscle cars. This includes frame off, full panel replacement, rotisserie, etc. They will custom build for you a mid-50’s Ford COE, set on a late model Econoline diesel chassis, with all of the amenities.... for more...


Looking for the BEST POLISHING in the business?? We have been hand polishing stainless fasteners now for more than two decades and take great pride in being the best. Our SHOW POLISH has been featured on everything from national show winning vehicles to project cars featured in worldwide publications!  Take pride in your ride with South Coast Stainless

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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

Is YOUR Business represented here ?? Why NOT ???  You’re missing out on thousands of potential customers every day.... our rates are VERY affordable and effective. Call today 877-700-2468 ask for Jan or Mary Ann

Show Coverage This Week

The HotRodHotLine Roving Reporters were working overtime in August... With 160 shows online we’ve set a RECORD .....  This is the place where you will see more news and entertainment from the rodding world than any other place.... and we THANK YOU for visiting !

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Bobby Rogers was at Frog Follies


Hey hey it’s the Monkees... with Big Al

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Fuzzy at Tonica, IL

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show roger brinkley pleasanton
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Mike Lynch was at a show in Ontario, Canada

Check out Mikes sign

Roger Brinkley at Pleasanton

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Sam Flowers went to the Ventura Coachmen show

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Dennis Hemingway got a shot of the weinermobile at wings over Big Bea

Tony Tornabe was at Macungie for Wheels of Time 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.

More News this week
article ididit open house

  Don’t put those cars away yet.....  our friends at Ididit, Inc. still have their Open House coming up on Saturday, October 3rd.  Live music, food, and lots of Michigan rodders will be on the scene... Get all of the details right here.

article dynamat dragsters

Dynamat, and the “Dynamat Vintage Dragsterswill be out in force supporting the Full Throttle / Mac Tools NHRA Nationals at O’Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis, Indiana on Labor Day weekend 2009. The Dynamat Vintage Dragster rig features front engine dragsters from the 1960’s, in full running, race condition. Larry Payne’s “Gang Green”, Al Bergler’s “Aggravation” and Ed Golden’s “The Probe” will be prominently displayed at the entrance of the venue

article sale painless

Back to School Special ... Free Parts from Painless
OK, this promotion has absolutely nothing to do with going back to school. Unless, of course, you’re building an ‘87 El Camino in auto shop. In that case this promotion would be vital to making the grade. But, we needed some kind of catchy tag line and “Cash For Clunkers” was already taken for the measly sum of $2.8 BILLION. Sorry folks, we couldn’t top that one. However, we’re not beyond giving away some free parts to stimulate the economy, albeit on a slightly smaller scale

deuce of spades

 Get the latest update on  Deuce of Spades, the movie by hot rod film maker and friend of Hotrodhotline, Faith Grainger.  We have also just heard that this film will have a pre release screening  EXCLUSIVE at the Daytona Dream Cruise in October ... WOW..... We’ll have all the details for you in our News section soon. Meanwhile, check out the latest from Faith now.

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 have a record number of ads coming in this year and continue even as the summer ends.. 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...

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
You can Sell your parts here FREE too.

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Hotrodhotline Features.....

Young Rodder Sponsors

Young rodders sponsors

We want to remind you all of our Young Rodders contest.... we have some great prize packages and are selecting one winner every month from all that have submitted their cars. We want to encourage young people to join our great hobby and help out those who do.... so if you are under 35 and have a car you’d like to tell us about......

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Check out
Justin Landis car

and Tyler Georges truck 

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Don’t forget.... we also have “Rodders Row” where you can show off your car..

Check out this cool pickup... found on by one of our visitors after hunting for years.  It’s a great story... about the one the “didn’t get away” 


As we roll our cars into the shop or garage for the winter, we always have plans for that winter “fix up” or changes. The HotRod HotLine, Hot Rd M.D. is just the place to get all of the technical info you need. We have hundreds of pages of installation instructions, tech info on just about anything you may be planning. Take a look.

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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