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HotrodHotLine Newsletter April 15  2010

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Portland Swap Meet 2010... what a great time Hotrodhotline had over the weekend....  we are “treasure hunters” at heart and this picture says it all....  these swappers look like they’ve been doing this for years and loving it ... and there’s always treasure to be found. ... you know that old addage.. one mans trash is another mans treasure... well that is magnified at the Portland Swap Meet....  by the way... Jack did find some treasure too !

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We were saddened today to hear of the passing of  Carl Sterling DuBow Well known Phoenix Hot Rodder And owner of Rod Factory in Phoenix, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2010. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 16, 2010 at Menke Funeral Home Chapel, 12420 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ.  Carl was owner of THE ROD FACTORY and was the "go to person" in Phoenix. He was instrumental in setting up street rodders in Phoenix, and has been in business for 35 years.

Funeral Services for Mary Parks , beloved mother of Richard and David Parks, first wife of Wally Parks.  Funeral services for Mary Mant Parks will be held on April 17, 2010 at 11 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, 2150 Bonita Canyon Drive, Newport Beach, California.  The building is located between the 73 freeway and MacArthur Boulevard.  For more information contact David Parks at 714-309-2001 or Richard Parks at 714-963-3557.      Mary was born January 6, 1917 and married Wally Parks in 1935.  She lived through the Great Depression, World War II and the recovery that followed.  Dad was a founding member of the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA), becoming the president of the group in 1946.  He became the first professional editor of Hot Rod magazine and later founded the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA).  They had two sons, Richard and David, five grandchildren, Scott, David, Michael, Mari and Tamara, four great-grandchildren, Allison, Jenny, Brock and Trevor, two daughter-in-laws, Epi and Barbara, three grand-daughter-in-laws, Michelle, Tara and Stacy, and one grand-son-in-law, Matt.  Mary Parks knew many of the old racers who were instrumental in creating both American land speed racing and drag racing.  She passed away on April 3, 2010 at the age of 93.       Sincerely, David and Richard Parks
Our condolences to Richard and David and the Parks family.

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Dolphin Gauges  line of great looking, high quality “Shark” gauges feature the finest air core movements available, glare free lighting, stylish curved glass lenses and polished stainless bezels. Fuel, oil and temperature sending units are included. All Shark gauges have creme faces and red pointers in a Stainless Steel Bezel at this time. Look Here



MSD is celebrating it’s  40th Anniversary with a very special product... 40th Anniversary 6AL, PN 6440 2010 marks 40-years of ignition performance for  MSD Ignition and we™re celebrating with a limited edition 6AL Ignition Control!  The special ignition control features the first MSD Ignition logo, cast into a  one-off housing. Each unit will be numbered and when the 4,000 units are gone “  they™re gone! The 40th Ignition is supplied with special anniversary vintage  decals plus a limited lifetime warranty!

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Zigs Street Rods carries thousands of products ... including a full line of Firewalls from Direct Sheetmetal.  Check  it out and then call or visit the Zigs Website for details and pricing ...  Take a look.

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EZ Wiring offers a selection of kits so that you can find the one that’s perfect for your project.  This mini kit features 12 circuits with mini fuses and fuse panel.  EZ Wiring kits are marked every 5 feet to make your job easier... Take a look at the rest of the features offered by EZ Wiring...  Click here.

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Quality.... Style .... and Excellence... that’s what you’ll find when you see the Wabbits Wood Works Dashes.  Nowhere will you find a nicer finishing touch for your cars’ interior.  Wabbits makes their dashes custom made for each   customer  !  They  make dashes for MANY vehicles.... take a look at this quality and then call them with your needs... Check it out NOW


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Complete 32 Ford Rolling Chassis from Timeless Rods.... Whatever the configuration that you need... Timelss Rods can put it together for you.   Want  IFS  ?  No problem...  Want Tube or I Beam Straight Axel ?  No Problem...  Take a look at your options and the quality offered by Timeless Rods... Check it out.

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Ron Francis Newest.... a 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 even included the cooling fan relay.   This is due to the fact that more and more customers are using electric fans. Now you can have everything centrally located for a cleaner installation.  For a closer look and more information... Click here

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B & M Super Coolers !  Proper fluid temperature is the key to your performance component’s longevity. When modifying performance components such as a transmission to operate near peak potential, it is vital to keep lubricant working at its peak performance as well.  With a properly engineered and fitted B&M cooler you can ensure your fluid and components are working at their peak potential, plus extend the life of the component.   More Details Here

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Installing a sound system, or just trying to quiet down  make your ride more comfortable. HushMat sound deadening materials eliminate vibration, road noise, wind noise and that annoying rattle that distorts your listening pleasure. HushMat material technology provides the easiest to install, highest performance products available. HushMat offers 4 products to treat the entire vehicle. Enjoy a Cool, Quiet, Comfortable ride when you install HushMat

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Looking for a way to add more visibility to an otherwise darkened location of your interior and trunk area in your latest project? Well J&B Microfinish has the solution for you. This new product, designed with the "All American" theme in mind comes complete with a lens that reflects the light rays downward, so this feature makes this product perfect for lower door, kick panel and trunk applications  Look Here

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Old Air Products specializes in A/C and Heater Systems and Factory Replacement Parts for Antique, Classic, and Custom Vehicles. Many NOS & NORS parts in stock including Heater Valves, Receiver/Driers, Cables, update kits for STV & POA Valves, A/C Hose Assemblies, Vacuum Valves and Electrical Switches. Check out their line here


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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Southern Performance Systems has a  New Billet Aluminum Air Cleaner with concealed Mass-Air Flow Meter for LS1, LS2, LS3 and LS7 throttle bodies. Capable of flowing engines up to 700hp with K&N Air Filter (Included). Engine harness plug located beneath the air cleaner.  SPS also has great monthly SPECIALS... Check it out here

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Speedway Motors is known for their Racing Equipment and their Traditional Rodding Products.... It doesn't get much more traditional than running a set of split wishbones. These are all new with forged front yokes just like Henry built them and fit a 2-1/4" axle boss.  For all the Details look here

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Zoops has a huge selection of Serpentine Belt Systems..  whether you need Power Steering,   or without,   chrome or polished,  SBC  or BBC .. You’ll find every possible combination at Zoops.  Check it out and find the right system for your car...  Take a Look


  We just heard from our good friends at the Somernites Cruise and they are really excited about their kickoff cruise on April 24th.  They wanted us to remind you that the April cruise will have a Special Area for Pre ‘49 Cars ...Rods,  Classics... ALL Pre ‘49 Cars will be featured... For Details Visit 


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 !


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 !  Bakersfield is coming up and that’s always a SUPER Show...   Get the schedule here and dust off that  Tri Five or Camaro and join the fun.

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The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association,will stage twenty-three events in 2010. Next on the schedule is the Orange County  Get Together May 15th  For the complete schedule  click


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.


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..

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MSD Ignition's 6th Annual Employee Appreciation Day & Car Show! The folks at MSD Ignition will hold their 6th Annual Employee Appreciation Day and Car Show on Friday, May 7. The car show will be open to the general public. If you want to display a car you can pre-register at or call 915-856-2461.  This promises to be a really fun event and a chance to meet some of the great folks at MSD and see the MSD facility.  Check it out now...

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Fast Times Rods   can build any style car you like !  Traditional  Hot Rods are  so popular now and they look sooooo  COOL !  The crew at Fast Times Rods has 20 years experience in building rods and believes in working closely with their customers.  They even published a brochure called “How To Shop For A Streetrod” to help their customers.... For more information


Overstock SALE at Fastlane !   We just learned that Fastlane Speed and Rod Shop has purchased a few overstock Bodies and is able to offer lower pricing  for the first FIVE orders on these cars.  Fastlane can have your NEW car ( Coupe or Roadster ) done in only 3-4 weeks with this special pricing.  Check out available combinations at  or Call 913-262-1747.

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Jay Bernard sent in a story about his recent “build” After 41 years of use on the 396/ 350 engine and not being the original engine (original lost at 9 months old) I made the decision to repower using a GM Performance Crate instead of a rebuild, but stay with my engine scheme of many years. A chromed, polished engine, but with original parts used on most all things and returned to the stock location. In most cases to give it the layout of a factory engine just all blinged out. This El Camino has been with me for 22 years now and is just a part of me. Look Here

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Lakers SCTA Club News ...This is a first! A club member giving a trophy to the club! This is a great trophy, thanks Al! We'll have to put it in the club meeting room, and take it to El Mirage and put it in the club trailer for all to see.

In case you can't quite make out the details of the photo, its a section of the head off the end of Al's record run motor, a 354 hemi head, and a piston and rod from the motor.  Check it out here

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When looking for a difference in rubber parts & weatherstripping, ask these simple questions
Do your new parts match the originals?
Are your new parts made correctly
How well does your supplier know your vehicle and parts?  For the answers to all your questions on Rubber Parts and Weatherstripping ....

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Fuzzy Fuerholzer takes us on a tour of Flawless Automotive owned by the Beard Brothers in Peru, IL.  Check out the projects they’re working on now including “Bumongous” ... which is a really cool car.... Take a look !


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Heidts Hot Rod & Muscle Car Parts, a leading innovator in the street rod and muscle car component industry, decided to put the company's “Pro-G” front and rear suspensions to the test by driving their test car to every event in 2009. Starting from their home base in northern Illinois the Heidts test car, a 1971 Chevy Camaro, traveled the entire length of Hot Rod magazine's Power Tour. Heidts also participated in the Goodguys Heartland Nationals in Des Moines Iowa, and the Goodguys Nationals in Columbus, Ohio. After traveling to those events and several others this past year, the test car had racked up over 8,000 miles and won a couple of autocross events along the way. Get the details here.

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Enjoy Generous Annual Mileage - With CHROME® Insurance coverage from Anpac... you can enjoy driving your specialty vehicle up to 10,000 miles annually. Roadside Service and Flatbed Towing - Mechanical breakdown? Lock your keys in your car? CHROME® provides you with roadside assistance and flatbed towing (where available). Learn more about EasyTowSM here. Repair Facility of Your Choice - If your specialty vehicle is damaged, you decide which repair facility will restore it. Want to learn more ???

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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Wheel Vintiques is proud to be one of the most recognized names in the Hot Rod, Muscle Car and Classic Truck industy. With over 50 different caps and accessories and 100 plus wheel styles Wheel Vintiques has the most diverse product line in the industry..  Since 1993, we have been delivering the largest selection of stock steel wheels, billet wheels, wire wheels and accessories to the automotive enthusiast. We think you will agree that Wheel Vintiques is the clear choice for your steel, billet, and wire wheel needs.  Check it out now

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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.   take a look at Zipper Motors

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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


 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]

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HotRodHotLine was invited to participate in  Media Day for the Long Beach Grand Prix and Reporter James Drew got some fabulous shots of the action..... which is just a preview of all that will be going on at the LBGP this year.  Here’s celebrity racer Keanu Reeves autographing a poster for charity.

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Big Al was in Texas last week and managed to find two shows....  HEY.. What a Guy ! 

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Andrew Lindsay sent in pics from a Bremerton, WA cruise

Very cool cars at Viva Las Vegas...Mike Bourg got some great shots.

Roger Rohrdanz caught up with Dave McClelland cruising with the show promoter at the Cool Cruise in LaVerne, CA

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this is our first coverage from Mike Albert in Charlotte, TN..

Portland Ore Swap Meet where Hotrodhotline was cruising.

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Del Mar Good Guys show was awesome and Ron Podsiadly along with 3 other Hotrodhotline Roving Reporters got great shots.

Debra Cheek and Bing Gatewood both got pics at the Colonial Charity Show in Virginiia

Rodders having fun in Louisville...  first time pics from  Donny C.

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Bernie Perreault got some  neat shots at a show in Saginaw, MI

First time contributor Ron Rosenwald went to the Sunshine State Muscle Car Club sow.... neat cars !

Love this shot from  Richard Haas going to the Lone Star Nationals

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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
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We had someone stop by our booth at SEMA to tell us he had bought some parts from a Hotrodhotline classified ad from someone who lived just a few miles from him....  parts he needed had been close by and he never knew it until he saw them on   It show that what we’ve always said is  TRUE...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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  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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WE have several companies offering new, updated catalogs for 2010.. Like this New 2010 Release from
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article heidts catalog  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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