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HotrodHotLine Newsletter Aug 25 2010

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Every year  does a “Virtual Tour” of the Exhibit Hall at the NSRA Street Rod Nationals so that you can see many of the vendors that were there.    Sometimes, even those who were at the show don’t get through the whole building ... so for those of you who missed the show, or who didn’t get back to visit all the booths you wanted to see...  Tour the Show Now

Darryl and Donna Starbird stopped by to say “Hi” ... what great people !

There’s lots going on this weekend......  great shows all across the country.

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Big News... HorsePower TV is returning to Somerset for the August 28th Somernites Cruise...  AND  Ben Cooter Jones will be there with his General Lee car,  plus  there will also be Milners Coupe replica on hand.  All of this an   Mustang Alley means that  the August 28th Somernites Cruise will be OUTSTANDING... Get all of the details on events starting on Friday... HERE..

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If you’re anywhere near Macungie, PA.... get in your car and head out to the Wheels of Time Rod and Custom Jamboree... this promises to be an awesome show... it’s always a great weekend with lots of activities.  We’ll have  Roving Reporters on the scene too.  So Check it out ....


..Long known as the “Crown Jewel” of Goodguys events, the 24th annual West Coast Nationals returns home to the Pleasanton Fairgrounds this weekend bringing over 3,000  rods, customs, classics and muscle cars from around the world! The West Coast Nationals is the largest participant automotive event in the Western United States . Get the details here


Corvettes At Carlisle is this weekend ... and what a Corvette lovers heaven this is...  an event with all of the muscle of the stingrays and the classic lines of the early Vettes... you’ll see them all at Carlisle this weekend.  It’s a great weekend.  Look here ...

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Wednesday, Sept 1 is the famous  Radir Wheels,  Hot Rod Party.  ..65 River Road, Montville, NJ
Hot Rods, Classics, Muscle cars and Special interest cars are welcome!!!   19 72 and older. No exceptions.
Last year we Had 2000 of the best rods around. Lets keep up the tradition."  Gates will open at Noon /Ends ?
Get the Details here

Use our “Featured Ad” like these sellers did... and
SELL YOUR CAR  NOW !   Many of these sold within a week or so ...

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And we can Sell YOURS too !

Did you know that you an see the most recent “SOLD” cars in our classifieds ?  Just go to the Classifieds,  Click on  Pre 76 Vehicles where you’ll see  Ford, Chev, categories etc... well there is a category  named  “Solds”  When we are notified of a sale we move the ad over to the solds where it stays until the term of the ad runs out. It’s a good way to see recent sales. 

     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 ....  Call us   877-700-2468 and ask for  Mary Ann. or    Email   [email protected] 

Let me ask you a somewhat personal question -- how much money do you have invested in your car? Bet it’s more than you’d care to admit, right? Bet you’d do just about anything short of stationing a mean German Shepherd on the front seat of your car at night while it sits in the motel parking lot near the rod run you’re attending, right?   McGard has the solution you need.


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ENGINE FACTORY has been building quality engines since 1969.  .. You can see and  hear over  75 of our Engines actually RUNNING  on Video... Go to  and click on the VIDEOS  link...then pick your engine !  You can also see our quality machine work and all of the engines we have available.

engine factory aug 2010  1968-1969 Z2170 Stock Height Mustang Spindles Before you buy, read Knowledge Base under RESOURCES on Home Page  Use Drop Spindles on standare O.E. offset wheels only. Using an offset Wheel other than factory offset causes stress on spindle shaft & bearings and they can break!!   Get the info you need before you choose your system.

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  AutoRad introduces their new radiator/core support unit for the 59-61 Impala.  These hand crafted units are TIG welded with a smooth finish for an outstanding fit and appearance. These units are drop in replacements with little or no modification necessary.   Check it out here.

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CCM Rod Shop introduces our newest gauge panel. It is our 1953-1955 Ford F-100 truck gauge panel. It has been designed to fit the stock opening on the 1953-1955 F-100 pick up’s and panels. It is made from a ’’ thick X 6” wide piece of 6061-T6 aluminum. The inside is pocketed out 3/8” of an inch deep plus its also counter bored for the gauges to sit down lower in the pane.  Take a look herel

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 Our newest line, the Shark gauge line, brings even more stylish gauge sets to our offerings. One touch programming, digital display w/ trip meter, hour meter, max speed alarm, and max speed recall..  High quality "performance look" gauges feature the finest air core movements available, glare free lighting, stylish flat glass lenses, red pointers and polished stainless steel or gold bezels. Includes a fully programmable electronic speedometer for easy calibration .  Look  here

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The perfect sound Damping solution just got easier with Dynamat Custom Cut. Give your floor the solid car feel and effectively block road noise. Dynamat Xtreme Custom Cut to cover the toe board area (pedal area) to the front of the rear riser on Ford Mustang.   Get the details here..

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Eaton Detroit Springs says “If you are restoring a car or truck that needs new springs, chances are one of the more than 24,000 Original Equipment Blueprints we have on file will be for the springs you need”   Get the expert information you need to get the springs you need.  Check it out here.

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At E.C.I. Hot Rod Brakes, Our Early Ford disc brake conversion kits are engineered and designed to bolt on to your stock (or repro) Ford spindle. Absolutely no machine work is required. Installation is accomplished using simple hand tools and the components supplied in the kit. Get the details here.

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Flaming River Tilt Columns feature all NEW components and GM wiring and are proudly manufactured in the U.S.A. at our Ohio facility Flaming River offers the only ALL NEW parts pledge in the business! No "Junkyard" parts. What does this mean to you? An exclusive 3 year/36,000 mile warranty certificate!  See a Flaming River VIDEO here..

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Hedman Hedders, began as a one man shop in 1954. Bob Hedman, founder of Hedman Hedders, sold his highly sought after exhaust tubes to fellow racers on the salt flats of the Mojave Desert. But, what started out as a way to make a few bucks to pay for Bob’s racing hobby, quickly turned into the premier hedder manufacturer for both the racing and street hedder marketplaces. Get details here

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Mighty Image Collectibles is proud to bring to you Bonneville Signs just as this years  Speed Week ends.  Choose from a selection of  many very cool designs.  Bonneville not your thing ??   There are hundreds of neat signs to see... Check it out here.


This PERFECT®™ Engine Management System developed by Painless Performance®™ provides an opportunity for the avid car nut to upgrade their hot rod with a simple-to-install fuel injection system. Benefits gained when a fuel injected engine is transplanted into a hotrod are:many.... check it out here..

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Phoenix Transmission Products has been providing quality performance built automatics since 1983. Its is our mission to provide the best in service and products for all your transmission needs. We are a company owned and operated by car enthusiasts who understand the value of your project and will work with you to achieve your performance objectives.   The range of transmission models and the selection of accessories are huge at Phoenix... and you’ll get the best customer service on the planet. Take a look


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Snug Harbor Hot Rods  330 HP Package: This custom engine combines that great hot rod idle and performance with reliability and efficiency 330 HP With 700R4 Transmission Just add fuel and oil, and turn the key.     Get the details here

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Spirit Industries now carries a full line of  Hot Rod  Parts   like these   Fiberglass Grill Shells   32 Short Grill with Stainless Steel inserts.  For a closer look and more information on their full line.. Look here

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When the trailer for your muscle car, hot rod, boat or ATV is in need of repair, look to Stockton Wheel Service to have all of the parts and expertise to keep your trailer in top condition. Stockton Wheel Service carries a full line of trailer wheels, hubs, bearings, and suspension components; including hard-to-find and obsolete parts.  For details click here

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

Hotrodhotline has a HUGE Event Listing Section....
 Check it out here for a show near you.

Only  Days until the Wheels of Time Rod & Custom Jamboree....August 27th is the date and this year they have lots planned.  Featured guest Sam Memmolo, Live bands,  Dances, and lots more will make this the fabulous fun event we’ve loved for many years.  Get the details and sign up now so you don’t miss Macungees fantastic show this year.  Check it out

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Horsepower TV is returning to Somernites Cruise for the August 28th cruise..  . For Details Visit   Special Guest at the August show will be Ben Jones, "Cooter" from The Dukes of Hazzard TV show signing autographs!  There’s something special going on every month so be sure to check out the entire schedule


Long Beach Motorama is a modern indoor and outdoor Car Show & Cruise steeped in tradition! The first car show to be back in the Long Beach Arena in 32 yrs.  Long Beach Motorama is dedicated to the Renegades C/C and Rich Pichette  Stroll down Avenue of Dreams to view the Technicolor Stars of the Arena Car Show.” We have builders from as far as Australia and across the U.S debuting cars here for you..  Sept 23-26th

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Cruisin For A Cure... 11th Annual Show - Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010   OC Fair & Events Center, Costa Mesa Ca   The World's largest one day charity car show Supporting CITY of HOPE's Prostate Cancer Program.  This is one of the greatest events we know of and for a great cause... Get details here  and make your plans now.


Louisville is over but there are still great shows on the schedule for NSRA this year.  Check out their upcoming lineup and mark your calendars !  Get the schedule here and dust off that  Tri Five or Camaro and join the fun.


Good Guys Rod & Custom next show is is the Blue Suede Cruise in at Norwalk, OH .. a great location for hot rods and muscle cars...   and there are still ten shows left in the Good Guys season so be sure to take a look .      For the complete schedule  click

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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! . Our passion is legendary to those who have made Carlisle, PA their “Automotive Hometown.”   Check out their entire lineup of shows for 2010  running through Fall 2010

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It’s time to start planning for those Fall and Winter indoor shows that we love so much ...  and there’s a new show that had it’s debut in 2009 ... We were there and it was AWESOME... MUSCLE CAR Heaven  is the only way to describe it.     We’ve never seen so many muscle cars of top notch quality  in one place... Check it out.

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Stolen Car Alert     Florida
Mint Condition 1956 Chevrolet 2 Door HT Sport Coupe was stolen from my garage in Largo, Florida on July 18, 2010 between 1:10 AM and 1:40 AM.

For Details  Click Here

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Hotrodhotline is excited to team up with Raybestos to promote their fantastic sweepstakes... you can win a Hot Rod Truck built by the team at Hollywood Hot Rods..  WOW...  you can win a cool new ride right from your desktop.   See all of the build up in our Build Section and Enter to win here. 

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Watch the drag strip action near the starting line in the new Quarter-Mile Courtyard at the 19th California Hot Rod Reunion, presented by Automobile Club of Southern California. The 2010 California Hot Rod Reunion will take place Friday through Sunday, Oct. 15-17 at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in McFarland, Calif.    Get info here

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The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum rocked out in the UK at the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed in July and now in September we'll keep on rocking in Pomona with the opening of our newest exhibit, Axes & Axles: The Art of Building Cars and Guitars, celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Fender Telecaster.   See it here.

Our friends at Koul Tools have their own YouTube channel and we’ve uploaded one of their videos to show you just how this very clever tool can help you with your braided stainless hoses....    Take a look here and you’ll be convinced that you need this  “Koul Tool” 

Check it out here

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Dennis and Susan O’Brien graciously opened the doors of O’Brien Truckers  to Roving Reporter,  Big Al Liebmann last week  and he got a really great  peek behind the scenes of their operation.

It’s fascinating to see just how these products are made.

Take a tour of  O’Brien Truckers here.


Another “look behind the scenes”  at a process that is often a mystery ....  Chrome Plating !    Take a look at the process at the Classic Components facility in California and see the steps taken to do a quality job of plating.   It’s pretty cool.   Look here

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If a picture is worth a thousand words... then video must be worth a Million.... that’s what you’ll think when you see in actual real time ... the magic that Surf City Garaage Speed Demon Wax Detailer works on  this car.

We have the video for you right here.

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Heinzmann Street Rod Shop can build the car of your dreams for you ...  or they may have one already built that you just can’t live without...

There are several turnkey cars ready for you to drive off with at Heinzmann right now.

Check it out here.

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How many times have you thought ....” I wish I could find a perfectly straight, rust-free  33 - 34 Coupe “....  well your dream has been fulfilled by the folks at  Steves Auto Restorations ...  They have reproduced a  perfect to detail  33 / 34 Coupe ... ready for you to finish up to your specs and dreams.  This is a fantastically engineered car... Jack took a close look and he couldn’t believe the detail.  Take a look here.

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If  “Trucks”  are your dream, you won’t find a better place than  Trick Truck and Rods ...  While you can choose to buy this already completed  New/Old  truck that looks like it came right out of a barn in Mid America .... you can also choose a Rolling Chassis and/or all the parts to build your own.  The folks at Trick Truck have all the expertise you need..... Just take a look

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Rad Rides by Troy – Bonneville Salt Flat Racer is not only  FAST ... it’s a great looking car too... true to the Rad Rides tradition.  The BLOWFISH Bonneville Salt Flat Racer was built at Rad Rides by Troy. It was painted by Warren Lewis with Graphic Sand 2 tone layout by Bob Thrash using Carrizma  Goldenrod paint .... see more..

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Doug Herbert Performance has soooo much to offer..  they’re the # 1 Supplier for Performance parts, which is good enough reason to visit  but along with great parts, when you visit their website you’ll find  online Specials,   a Racers Blog with all the latest from the Herbert Race Team,  and so much more..  Check it out here.


Good news for Classic Car Enthusiasts in Massachusetts !  American Collectors Insurance, the nation’s leading provider of specialty insurance for collector vehicles and collectibles, has expanded its collector car insurance program and services for car collectors in the state of Massachusetts. “No other company is offering this kind of collector car coverage in Massachusetts,”
Get the details here.

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Visitors to CPP (Classic Performance Products)  will be treated to some hot new eye-candy when they walk into our showroom now. Our new 1957 Chevy Belair display was unveiled to rave reviews. Painted Sunset Pearl Orange, a Foose original color, this tri-five features CPP products throughout. To help customers with their tech and install questions, the display has both stock as well as upgrade parts. The driver side sports CPP's front and rear Big Brakes, drop spindle, Totally Tubular upper and lower control arms, chrome 8" dual booster with chrome master cylinder, and 500 Series Power Steering Box,.....  For more details  look here.

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We continue to add many new businesses to providing you with the only place online you need to find the products and services you need..

Coy's Equipped LLC. is a custom wheel manufacturer  specializing in the production of the highest quality cast aluminum wheels for hot rods and muscle cars on the planet.. The Coy's c-5 line offers 5 custom finishes, 11 sizes, 22 back spacings and over 300 applications  wheels in the world. No matter if you have a daily driver or a 100,000 dollar show car Coy's Equipped is sure to have something for you.  Take a look here

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Brice Thomas Radiator specializes in the manufacturing of Custom ‘all aluminum” radiators. With over 50 years experience in the radiator business, we have developed a tremendous amount of knowledge in the heat transfer business.    All of our radiators are TIG welded to give you that clean, neat custom look that you are looking for.  We manufacture the cores, tanks, and brackets all in the USA!!!! 

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Scotts HotRods has Parts !  You wanted more new quality built parts, well here we go. These are ALL NEW parts made by Scotts for this year. From all new IFS's to new cable brackets. We've come up with a whole line of new parts which are all pictured on
our website, motor mounts, led panels, billet master cylinders, firewall kits, chassis and more. Look here


The Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals provides  the ultimate gathering place for enthusiasts, young and old, who have a passion for horsepower. We host this indoor showcase for the cars that have become a part of our lives and to provide a place to revive past memories and friendships while opening the door to many new memories and friendships.  The first year show in 2009 was a resounding SUCCESS with some of the finest muscle cars in the country on display ... Join us this year

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Are you proud of your great street rod or pristine restoration? Shouldn't your license plate be just as spectacular? RestoreATag, the premiere tag restoration company, uses a unique process that makes even the ugliest, rustiest tag an beauty to behold. Regardless of your state, we can restore an existing tag or create a vanity tag just for you. We can restore an existing plate or Custom Build on for you! The options are  endless!   Check us out here

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K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%.


Performance Online has been in business building and restoring custom and classic cars for over 25 years. We sell high performance quality products.  We always strive to get what you are looking for in a very short amount of time. We stock most items we sell. Our fill rate is 98% and if we don’t have an item in stock, we can usually fill  the order within 5 business days.   Check us out !

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Underwritten by Continental Western Insurance®, the Collector Car program is a special auto plan designed to handle most collector vehicles, such as antiques, classics, street rods, "muscle" cars, show cars, sports cars, modified vehicles, modern collectibles and exotics.  For details on plans offered look here...

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We have always admired the fine products and innovative spirit of the folks at E.C.I., so we’re very happy to have them onboard . ECI has spent the last 30 years developing the most complete line of street rod brake  systems and components available anywhere. Street rod brake systems are not only our business -but also our specialty. We can supply brake system components for your rod from the basic brackets and hardware up to and including complete front and rear brake systems -from "Lo-buck to Hi-tech".   Check out the whole line here.

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Compu-tronix developed the next generation of high performance ignition systems DIS, Distributorless Ignition Systems.  By using the newest technology and materials available, we can build products more powerful, and of higher quality, than any competitor.  Check out our ignition systems here

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AccuAir Suspension was founded in 2001 by brothers Reno and Dustin Heon. AccuAir has stayed true to its motto, Better By Design, by investing in more design, engineering, and testing into the art of controlling Air Suspension than anyone else in the world. This investment shows in the performance, reliability, and overall quality of each and every AccuAir product

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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

We’re set to BREAK A RECORD here at !   We have just surpassed  1000  Car Show Articles for  2010 putting us on track to break our 2009 record of 1260 shows ....     [email protected]  

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Jay Leno giving Hotrodhotline Reporter, Fred Childers,  the sign at Pebble Beach.

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The  MHRA Hot Rod Repair buys were hard at work at Louisville .. they are such great friends... it’s always good to see them.

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Matthias Vogel sent in coverage of a vintage race and show in Germany ...

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Walt Smolenski went to a nice show in Massachusetts

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Joe Kerr was “Cruisin Grand” 

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   WE have DOZENS more shows posted this week.  This is just a small sample of the car show coverages that we have put online this week.. We add new shows every day so keep checking back for the latest.

We are adding RECORD Numbers of Cars For Sale so check back often to see the newest 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 new featured ads
CLICK HERE  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.    

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

Hey..... Someone needs those old parts that have been laying around your garage !       Dig them out.... take a picture and list them here FREE !   You’ll have a few  $$$ in your pocket and a fellow rodder will have that part he needed.   We heard a funny story from one of our readers.... he put his parts online here and someone less than a mile away bought them !    Now that’s a story .......  that guy a few miles away just doesn’t know you have just the part he needs.... until he sees it  here.... 

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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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 Keep Rodd’n  and we  hope to see you on the road  this year...
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