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HotrodHotLine Newsletter April 1   2010

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   Welcome to the latest in the series... “Driving Big Al” .....   Last week Big Al took a trip down to Ocala to visit his good friend Don “Big Daddy” Garlits .. and got this cool shot while they were out and around town ....It’s  “Big”  driving  “Big Al”


Many of you may not know that Big Al worked with “Big” on his last tour of the Swamp Rat in 2003.   Thanks to Big Al, we have a nice behind the scenes look at “Big”s museum and backroom shop tour.  Check it out here....

Spring has sprung ..... it’s time to get that car on the MARKET !  !if you have a car to sell.. THIS  IS  THE  PLACE !  These happy sellers below used our Featured Car Ad..Only  $125.  for Six Months What a Deal ! Sell Yours now.   

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Use our “Featured Ad” like these sellers did... and

sold 50 chev pu
sold 36 ford
sold 34 ford cabriolet
sold 55 ford
sold camaro
sold 62 chev3
sold wildrod
sold project2
sold speedstar1

And We Can Sell YOURS Too !

ATTENTION  BUSINESS OWNERS.... If you have a business serving the Pre 76 Car Enthusiast market,  you should be advertising on !   Our reach is tremendous and our rates are very affordable ....  Our visitorship has increased dramatically this past year and we now have over 65,000 DAILY VISITS.  Call us   877-700-2468  or email for a 2010 Media Kit .  You can speak with  Mary Ann.   Email   [email protected] 

We add lots of NEWS articles every day ...     Check out our

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Legislation (A.B. 1740) in the California Assembly to eliminate the requirement that specially constructed vehicle registrations be limited to only the first 500 vehicles per year was not approved by the Transportation Committee on March 22. However, a modified version of the bill will be reconsidered by the committee on April 5, 2010. Under the amendment, the registration limit would be increased from 500 to 750 per year.  
 We Urge You to Contact Members of the Assembly Transportation Committee (List Attached) Immediately to Request Their Support for the Amended A.B. 1740 Under current California policy, specially constructed vehicles that do not receive one of the 500 sequence numbers are subject to a “muddied” titling, registration and smog check process.
For complete Details and how you can help get this passed... Click Here

sema scholarship deadline extended

It’s not too late to apply for the SEMA Scholarship or Loan Forgiveness Program. But don’t wait; the deadline to apply is April 16, 2010. If you're a student preparing for a career in the automotive industry, SEMA can lend a hand. Last year, we gave out more than 70 scholarships and loan forgiveness awards.
For Details Click here


In an exclusive partnership with Brembo Brakes, CPP is now an exclusive supplier for GM AFX Muscle Car disc brake kits from Brembo. Brembo engineering produces Zero-Off-Pedal Drag on rotors from pads. The Billet Aluminum Bells with Brembo “Float” bushings allow the disc to seek its true centerline for consistent braking performance. Floating Disc design reduces heat and stress transfer to wheel bearings and hubs. The 2-Pc Rotor Assemblies also reduce the un-sprung weight (approximately 8 pounds per corner) for better handling, quicker response and better acceleration. Take a Look


ENGINE FACTORY has IN STOCK.... Big Block Stroker  Engines,  Small Block  Chevy Engines, and LS Engines... You can see and  hear over  75 of our Engines actually RUNNIG  on Video... Go to  and click on the VIDEOS  link...then pick your engine !  See what Engine Factory customers are saying .....

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Tickets for the April 16-18 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, featuring six races including the IZOD IndyCar Series, are now available for purchase . The IZOD IndyCar Series, featuring stars such as Danica Patrick, Helio Castroneves, Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon and Marco Andretti, headlines the weekend. The three-day event also includes: the popular Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race; the technologically advanced sports cars of the Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series at Long Beach race; Firestone Indy Lights; Team Drifting Challenge and the SCCA Pro World Challenge.   Details Here


The NSRA  is  celebrating it’s  41st Year of Fun with Cars in 2010 and it looks like they have a great schedule.  Don’t forget now 50’s, 60’s and 70’s cars are welcome at NSRA events so bring out those Muscle Cars !  Check out their upcoming lineup and mark your calendars !  Oklahoma City and Bakersfield are coming up in April so register now.

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The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association,will stage twenty-three events in 2010. They’re getting ready now  for Del Mar...  which is always a great show.  For the complete schedule  click

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Somernites Cruise 2010 is gearing up for a fantastic year !  The  totally FREE event happens every month from April through October and is filled with great happenings for the whole family.  This is a great way to spend your weekend .... cruising with your friends. Check out the 2010 schedule for Somernites Cruise in Somerset, Kentucky !


2010 Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion, June 18-20, 2010, Beech Bend Raceway, Bowling Green, Kentucky.  It’s TIME to plan for this years Reunion.... the best time a Hot Rodder can have !  Check out the details and make your plans now.  We’ll have details about all of the events soon. Buy tickets now and get a Special Event Goody Bag !


Carlisle Events, one of the world’s largest presenters of collector car, truck and motorcycle entertainment, is the preferred auto show destination for enthusiasts and collector car hobbyists worldwide! For more than 36 years, Carlisle Events has been a staple in the automotive community. Our passion is legendary to those who have made Carlisle, PA their “Automotive Hometown.” The season kicks off with the April Swapmeet ... check it out.

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Race N  Rod Nationals on May 23rd at the Laguna Seca Raceway promises a great time to all who show up.  FREE Fan Parade Lap for all Race N Rod entrants,  Mothers Goody Bag,  T Shirts and Free Raffle ...  This takes place on the weekend of the American Le Mans Series which is a great event.. For details click here.

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There’s a New Show in town on the Southern California scene this year...  Showcase of Kustoms in Long Beach in September promises to be a show that will become a legendary event in our industry.  Brought to you by the folks at Keen Entertainment who put on the Ink and Iron Show... The Showcase of Kustoms has SO MUCH that will just blow you away...


Looking for the Roger Huntington Roadster ....   We got an email this week from Dan Hardin who would like your help in locating the Roger Huntington Roadster...  Read about it here and see if you can help Dan with this..... Check it out here

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 New  from  the  Hot  Rod  M. D.
This week our Hot Rod M.D.  shows you how he installed a hybrid shifter in his ‘32 Roadster. 
There are a number of high quality shifter kits offered for the wide variety of transmissions used when building a modern hot rod.  They mount on top of, to the side of or at the rear of the transmission.  One of these locations usually will place the shifter in the desired location in the vehicle.  However, sometimes there are special circumstances where none of these work for the application.

A case-in-point is my ’32 Ford highboy roadster.  I chose to power it with a 401 Buick Nailhead and Buick switch-pitch Turbo 400 trans.
  Read more here.

Don’t forget....   the  Hot Rod M.D. has  LOTS of article on all kinds of technical subjects....  from  Heat and Air,  to Wiring ,  to  Engines... Check it out here for  help from the experts ....  The Hot Rod M.D.  is here

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Fuzzy Fuerholzer got a sneak peek at the latest project in the Dennis Heapy shop.  This custom is parr for the course with Dennis and it looks like it will be another winner for him.  Check out the progress  and then come back as we watch this wild custom being completed.

Send in YOUR Garage Shots.... your works in progress ... and YOUR Barn and Field finds.....    Your fellow rodders LOVE to see these stories and so do WE.. Email to [email protected]   or give us a call at 877-700-2468.

We continue to add many new companies to our list of advertisers ... this means you’re able to find ALL the products and services you need right here at    Check out the latest here...

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Lakes Style Cars are all the rage, and Zipper Motors produces several models that have that great Lakes look, with functionality improvements and detailing not found in other cars.  The “Lakes Modified” styling blending Hi-tech suspension components has evolved into three truly unique “Lakes Modified” offerings; the “27” Roadster, the “New” Roadster, and the Coupe.  Check it out here.


Hooker Headers is proud to announce their new “Darkside” black ceramic coating process available on select header applications. This exclusive proprietary black ceramic coating offers the nostalgic look of the past as well as the aggressive look of a modern high-tech build. It also offers a more refined texture and appearance than is possible from painted finishes. For more details  take a look here...

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Welcome to a fantastic new Rodding event at the Mazda Raceway !  Race N Rod Nationals is Sunday May 23rd as part of the American Le Mans Series at the raceway.  Lots of very cool “happenings”  including a FREE parade lap for Race n Rod participants.. Get all of the details here.

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These are Sooooo  Coooool !  Check out the Hot Rod Grills ... the ultimate BBQ for Hot Rodders, Racers and all Car Guys.  Made by a major  grill manufacturer, these are top quality grills.  Take a Look at them Now

Somerset Auction

Somerset Kentucky is the site of a twice a year Classic Car Auction.   April 24th is fast approaching so check out the site for info on consigning your car for the Spring auction or for finding out what they have that might be the perfect car for you !  Take a look at  


 QuietRide Solutions.... makes it EASY to insulate your car against heat, sound and vibration... with their Ready Made....  Cut to Fit .... KITS !  WOW...  check out their line of hundreds of kits that will make the very important job of insulating your car so easy. They also have a huge line of firewall insulators... Check it out

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We are so pleased to have Carlisle Events online with us !   The Carlisle Spring Swap Meet and Auction is a legend in our hobby as many of us just wait in anticipation of what treasure we will find there... but Carlisle has 9 other Fantastic Events ... and we know that there are many you’ll want to learn about. Check out the lineup for 2010 at Carlisle

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  We welcome Snug Harbor Hot Rods onboard with us as one of our newest  Premium VIP vendors. We have seen the Snug Harbor Hot Rods booth at Louisville for several years now and have seen the nice cars that they produce so we’re pleased to have them online with us. We’ll be bringing you lots of info on the cars they have and the engines they build, but you can see their Cars by Clicking Here Now !

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American Collectors Insurance is the nation's leading provider of collector vehicle and collectibles insurance. We are proud to offer: Classic car insurance - Affordable, Agreed Value coverage for collector cars, trucks and motorcycles - any year may qualify. We also have competitive rates for modified cars (street rod, hot rod, rat rod, restomod, restorod and other customs.  Get details here

Is YOUR  Business represented here ??  Why NOT ???   You’re missing out on over 60,000 potential customers every day.... our rates are VERY affordable and effective.  Call today  877-700-2468 ask for   Mary Ann

The car show pictures are rolling in as more and more of our visitors volunteer to send in the pictures they take at their local shows.  There are lots of pictures from shows all around the US, Canada, Australia and Europe. .  If you take pictures at a show... send them in and we’ll share them with your fellow rodders.     send to  [email protected]  or call us for info on getting them to us.

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Dale Davidhizer went to a show in Beeville, TX

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Wow...look at the cars at the Coldstream show in Australia from Dale Peucker

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“Too Low”  went to Dicks Garage in Texas.

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Dean Court got great shots at Pleasanton

The Leal Brothers went to the HotRod Hoedown in Texas

Sam Flowers was in Ojai for a neat little show

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Jay Bernard went to a cruise in St. Petersburg.

Bing Gatewood went to a show at York HS in Virginia

More from Australia at the Rich River Rod Run

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And we add lots more every day...
so keep checking back.

Another High School show in Virginia from Chuck “The Slacker”

Roger Rohrdanz was at the Temecula Run.

All of our Car Show Coverage articles are EASY to find... they are listed on a Menu page in the order they are posted with their name and photographer shown... So check them out now  at  and for previous years show articles you click on the year you want to view... we have them all the way back to 1999 ...  so cruise on !

We have pictures coming in all the time so be sure to check back often.If you take pictures at a car show near you... we’d love to share them with our readers.  . Email  [email protected]  or call us 877-700-2468 We’ll send you Hotrodhotline shirts and can even provide  you with passes to most  shows

We continue to sell more cars and list more private party cars than any other online venue... You can see new featured ads
CLICK HERE   Spring is coming... time to sell that car and get a new ride for the upcoming show season.

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feat 70 chevelle fet 55 chev 4531837  has been helping rodders sell their cars now for ELEVEN 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...

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

    We heard from one our our visitors today that he SOLD his parts here on in  TWO DAYS !   WOW ... so clean out that garage and list your Parts for FREE ... You’ll have more room and some rodder will have the parts he needs...

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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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  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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steele catalog
catalog backyard
catalog clayton
catalog speedway
catalog alan grove
catalog spadaro catalogronfrancis catalog eaton
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WE have several companies offering new, updated catalogs for 2010.. Like this New 2010 Release from Heidts ....  Check them out.

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We would especially like to have more coverage from Florida,  the Carolinas,  the South  (Georgia, Alabama, MS)  and also from Texas.  We welcome coverage from all over the US, Canada, Australia and Europe .... but we’re a bit short in the areas mentioned ...

    Reminder   Calling all Rodders with Cameras !
The show season is revving up and we’d like to beat  last years record of 1248 shows covered ... but we need YOUR help !  If you attend car shows  and cruises  and have pictures ... we’d like to share them with your fellow rodders.  We can offer you free passes to most shows,  Hotrodhotline Shirts,  business cards and assorted goodies ... and Your  “By-Line” in all of your articles ... Plus... you’ll be making lots of rodders happy !  Our readers love the show coverage !  So if you’re interested in becoming a “Roving Reporter” for  email [email protected]  or call  Mary  Ann  877-700-2468.  has  28 Different Sections where we have Articles about all kinds of things for our Pre 76 Car Enthusiasts !   From Hot Rods to Muscle Cars and Beyond.... we have the largest and most frequently updated source of information, news and just plain fun for Rodders...

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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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