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HotrodHotLine Newsletter Dec 23,  2010

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    We want to wish all of our readers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.  We are so blessed to have so many good friends and to be working with so many wonderful people in this Rodding Community.  We’re looking  forward to a Fantastic 2011 ... Celebrating our  13th Year of Fun !  Thanks to all of you ....  See you on the Road in 2011.   


A BIG  Congratulations and  Hip Hip Hooray for  the appointment of Alex Xydias as  Chairman of the Board, of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum. “We are very excited and pleased to announce Alex’s appointment as our Chairman,” said Tony Thacker, executive director of the Museum. “His knowledge, expertise and history with the Museum will be a great asset to our organization and we’re certain Wally would be proud.”     Xydias and board members Thomas K. McKernan, Dave McClelland, Peter Clifford, Gary Darcy, Wayne McMurtry and Steve Gibbs will oversee all Museum activities including the planning and growth of Museum exhibits, fundraising and the popular NHRA Hot Rod Reunions. They will guide, support and advocate for the mission and vision of the Museum.   Read the entire article here.

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Frame Boxing Article from the Hot Rod M.D. Most new cars are of unitized construction; they basically have no frame.  However, old style hot rods have either U-channel or hat-section shaped frame rails. The early configurations resembled a ladder and were not very rigid.   Learn here ... all the steps in Boxing your Frame.   Check it out here.

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HUGE  NUMBER OF “SOLDS”  in recent Weeks ......  We normally think summer is the best time to sell a car... but that’s not necessarily the case any more... we have  a LOT of cars SELLING   NOW ! 

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   We got word from the seller of this Famous  Leg Show “T”  that it was sold on  to  Jay Leno !   WOW... what a great car Jay has added to his collection.   We have had many sales over the years to celebrity collectors,  and famous people ... so when you list your car here... you can’t ever tell where it will go...  

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And we can Sell YOURS too !  You DON’T Have to wait until Spring or Summer

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. 

     Every so often, something  out of the ordinary comes up ... like a friend that has to get a lot of project and parts cars off of his property.....   that’s the case here in  Idaho where a friend of Jacks has about 40+  cars he has to move ...  We have them listed in the  Projects For Sale section....   many are just parts cars and some are restorable...   Lots to look at...  Check it out now and see if there’s anything in the mix that you can’t live without.


This is the time of year when we are working on our cars ... and we need many products ...  this is a great place to find the new products and services you need, and we have lots more in our  News Section and our New Products Section

CPP’s New Center Link for 1958-62 Chevys Now Available.  If you are looking for an easy way to switch your 1958-62 fullsize Chevrolet from its original power assist steering to factory manual steering, or CPP’s 500 Series Power Steering, CPP has the solution.

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Big Als Carponents   offers many quality products for specialty cars and trucks, like these windshield wipers available in both standard and smooth contour styles.  Take a closer look here.

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Eddie Motorsports, Inc., is the Leader in quality high performance and specialty automotive hardware With our manufacturing and powder coating capabilities, we can offer the best products at competitive prices. Check out the Billet Trunk Hinges for ‘55-’57 Chevy’s along with lots of other great products. Look Here.

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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.  Take a look here



EZ Wiring  has many products in addition to their line of wiring harnesses.  You can find  power windows, switches,  door handles, gauges and dash panels.  Take a look at the entire line here.

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Ford Images Hot Rod Art, Vintage Photos, Landspeed Racing, Vintage Racing, Posters, Canvas, Prints, of all the Ford Products you can imagine, even Vintage Ford Advertisements. With prices starting at just $39.95, what a great Gift Idea for the Ford Lover. You can even treat yourself to one. Take a look.... there are HUNDREDS to choose from, you'll find the Ford you LOVE here

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Holley Performance Products is proud to announce the release of its complete line of Avenger, HP, and Dominator EFI systems for those wanting to make the switch from a carburetor or upgrade from their factory ECM’s.  These systems cover everyone from entry level users all the way to professional racers. Get all of the details here.

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Hooker has a complete line of engine swap headers, front frame mounts and transmission mounts for popular engine swaps. Available for Chevy, Chrysler & Ford small block and big block engines. Hooker swap Headers and mounts are designed to provide an exact fit when used together. Hooker swap Headers add the extra horsepower and torque the serious enthusiast demands.    Get details here.

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Find the products Hurst is famous for, from classic shifters like the original Quarter Stick®, to the re-designed Pistol-Grip Quarter Stick®, and the Pro-Matic 2™ and V-matic 2™, wring that last tenth out of your automatic transmission.  Look  Here

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March Performance has kits for all makes and models. Pontiac, Buick, Oldsmobile Serpentine Conversion Kits are available in the latest styles from March ... Check out the Style Track,  Ultra Style lines for your Pontiac, Buick and Oldsmobile engines here.

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Newstalgia Wheel is your source for Street Rod Wheels, Muscle Car Wheels, Sport Truck Wheels, and Custom Wheels from ALL of the major wheel manufacturers.  Newstalgia Wheel does not hide any fees or handling charges. Compare our bottom line price with FREE Mounting, Balancing, Shipping   Look here.

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Nu-Relics is the leader in the design and manufacturer of Power Window Kits for curved glass.  With  hundreds of makes and models in stock, you’ll find the kit you need and the quality of  Made in the USA.  Get more info here

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Old Dog Street Rods has new products arriving all the time.  Check out these  GM or Ford transmission to frame-mounted remote cooler (includes polished aluminum cooler.    For complete details and lots more great products look here.

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Purdee, Inventor of the “Header Buddy” has a complete line of  X Pipes and Installation kits.  Boost power and torque,  Equalize back pressure pulses.  Take a closer look here  for ALL of your exhaust component needs.

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RJays Speed Shop  says Replace your worn out Mustang hard throttle linkage and pedal pads with Lokar’s Mustang Throttle Assembly and Pedal Pads. Designed as a direct replacement for the stock assembly when paired with Lokar Throttle Cable and Brackets. Throw away your old stock hard linkages and get a high quality look that functions smoothly.   Get more info here.

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Ron Francis  terminal strip is absolutely the best way to create common grounds for fiberglass cars and metal cars you want to do correctly.   This is just one of hundreds of accessories available to complete your wiring job from Ron Francis Wiring.  Take a look here.

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Scotts  All New 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. Go here to visit the new parts section

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Unisteer One of our Best Selling Products 1928-32 Ford Cross Steer® Kit (includes shaft kit) Black Bracket   Take a closer look here

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Wabbits   custom door panels are sleek and smooth. They are made of 1/8” “Duron” panel board that will not absorb moisture or warp. They are covered with 1/4” vinyl top foam with a “staircase” and wood inlay design.  Take a look here.

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Zigs  offers a Disc Brake Kit for 3000 Ib. plus vehicles using the 37-48 Ford spindle. Kit features 11 "x 1" rotors, caliper brackets bearings, seals, adapters, GM calipers, pads, caps, hardware and instructions. Choice of 4-1/2" or 4-3/4" bolt pattern. Get info here.

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

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Hotrodhotline has a HUGE Event Listing Section....
 Check it out here for a show near you. is proud to announce that we will be the Official Online Publication for the  2011 Grand National Roadster Show !  And We’re EXCITED ...  John Buck has just announced that the theme for the show will be  “Route 66”  which is PERFECT for this show..  2011 is looking FABULOUS...   Make your plans now.   Check it out.


Sacramento, California is known as the Custom Car Capitol ... and the Sacramento Autorama in February is proud to showcase many of the finest customs in our industry.   With a huge indoor show loaded with “show cars” .. and a fantastic Saturday “drive in” show so you can bring your ride and hang out with your friends.. this is the premier show of Northern California. Learn More


Autorama and World of Wheels Shows really revv up in January...  with 4 Shows in January ....  Cincinnati,  Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and New Orleans.... Championship Auto Shows promises exciting entertainment and fabulous cars.  Stay tuned for details on celebrity appearances and attractions at these shows. Check it out now

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Motorama Events in Harrisburg, PA in February is one fun filled event ! Big Al went last year and had a blast. Not only do they have Hot Rods but they have Sprint Cars, Remote Control Cars, Bike Races and tons more. Check it out and get a discount by using your Hotrodhotline registration code. Take a look


The NorthEast Rod and Custom Nationals is pleased to announce the single most spectacular competition within the indoor car show circuit on the East Coast!!!
With a stunning $10k purse this is a show that will attract the finest in the country. March 25 - 27th in Philadelphia Registration is open for all car owners and vendors

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World of Wheels in Chattanooga in January and Birmingham, AL in February promise to be among the best in the country.   Hundreds of the finest cars on the ISCA circuit along with attractions for the entire family.  Check out the details  at

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What could beat  Hot Rods and Muscle Cars at the beach ??   Cruisin the coast of Alabama and hanging out at the beach with fellow rodders ....  What a way to spend the weekend.  You can do it all at the Bama Coast Cruise next May    


NSRA has announced it’s  2011 Schedule and as always they have a fabulous year planned.  From the first show in  April in Oklahoma City to Louisville, to  York and beyond... Check out the new schedule and mark your calendars for next year.

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Good Guys Rod & Custom has announced their schedule for 2011... and it looks like a winner to us ! . The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association will stage twenty-one dynamic events in 2011. The event lineup features eighteen national events for rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage as well as three “Get-Together's” in Northern California which welcome all years For the complete schedule click

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If you have a show or event coming up in 2011... please email us and we’ll be happy to post them in our Event Listings for FREE ! Email details to [email protected]

STOLEN CAR ALERT ....   Sadly, this beautiful Bel Air was stolen on December 8th, 2010 from a residential garage in Shadow Hills, CA.    This is a car well known in Southern California and the owner is just heartbroken. For more details and contact information look here.

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The 62nd Annual Kragen O-Reilly Grand National Roadster Show, happening Jan. 28-30, 2011, is proud to announce the famed Scott Bonowski, of Hot Rods and Hobbies, as the 2011 Builder of the year.  For details look here

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Congratulations to this week's winner of the My Cool Ride Contest!   Kevin Weinstein’s ‘59 Cadillac Convertible. Kevin is from Moorestown, NJAmerican Collectors Insurance sponsors a contest for all of their insured.  Get a closer look at this weeks winner and find out more about American Collectors Insurance here.

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Cool Craft has some Tech Tips for you...  Radiator Core Styles .•What core type is best suited for your application? •Aluminum or Copper/Brass? •Do you need a new radiator?    Look Here to get the answers to your cooling needs.

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We have literally  dozens and dozens of Book and Video Reviews here....   there are so many really good books coming out from and about  our industry superstars.   This Mickey Thompson book is very interesting... Mickey was a Giant in our industry and it took so many years to bring the horror of his death to a just ending ... Check out the book details here.

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FPM Metals has duplicated numerous pieces for the restoration of such marques as Duesenberg and Bugatti. They now have brought this once tedious process of engine turning into the 21st century and expanded on it to include an inspiring array of patterns for your auto or show room applications.  This is a truly new and unique service.. Look here for more details

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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..

Sid Chavers, Innovator - Traditionalist. Having been in the Custom Upholstery business for over thirty four years, Sid definitively has his roots in the traditional school of first generation Interior Customizers. It is Chavers desire to honor what has gone before and is now recognized as classic, while bringing new refinements and style to these same classic designs


The BopTop by Sid Chavers is a lightweight Convertible Top available for the 1928-29 and 1932 Ford Roadsters that can be removed, broken down, and stored in the trunk of the car while using very little space.  Get details here


 Monster Transmission & Performance is a provider of  world-class products at incredible prices. At Monster Transmission we are committed to bringing you  the best quality transmissions and performance converters at the absolute lowest prices on the internet.
Get info on the great deals here.


Classic Instruments has been creating superior automotive instruments for over thirty years. Located in Boyne City, Michigan they strive for perfection and will not stop until the highest quality is produced.  CI creates anything from race style products in their Velocity Series to the nostalgic look of the Vintage Series and the industry innovative design of the All-American Series. No job is too big or to small, whether it’s a single gauge or a custom six gauge set they are happy to be there to help. CI is dedicated to satisfying its customer’s needs with new products and brilliant designs. Learn more here


Super Fine Shine, inc. The leaders, in handling Custom Chrome Plating & Polishing in Central & Southern Ohio since 1990. Are you looking for "Show Quality" plating at an affordable price? Look no further. We always offer a few different pricing options on everything. We handle stripping of plating, rust, and paint. We ship UPS, all over the country, Learn more


Hot Rod Memories  owned by Jay Ohrberg , in business for 23+ years  Love those old Hot Rod Movies ?  Hot Rod Memories has 400 Titles of those great old movies in DVD. You'll also find 80+ Drag Racing Movies to take you back in time to those good old days. Great Gifts for Christmas or Birthdays ... or Buy some for YOURSELF ! These DVD's are only $25. each which INCLUDES Shipping. Look Here or give Jay a call at  760-809-0902


The Cheetah is BACK !  Ruth Engineering & Racing, Inc is producing a modern, more street friendly version of the famous Cheetah from the 60’s.  Legendary 60's Racer that promised to give the Cobra a run for it's money The idea was born from the retro-rod industry that is popular now.  Using our knowledge and history of being North East Ohio’s premier Corvette only shop, we have developed a completely unique hotrod for your enjoyment.  Get details here.


Classic Components Chrome Plating specializes in chrome plating of hot rod, muscle car and classic cdar parts. Our goal is to provide fast service with a superior, show-quality finish. We offer traditional chrome plating and restoration of aluminum, steel, die cast/pot metal and brass for your BUMPERS, Moldings, and trim.See how we can help you with your plating needs.


This is what you’ve been waiting for .... See Your Paint Job before you actually paint your car ... This is technology to the ultimate in the rodding industry. This awesome software actually shows you paint AND graphics on your car so that you can tell how it will look.. It’s AMAZING ... Check it out and be sure to look at the DEMO.... Take a look here.


Garage-Toys ....   The name says it all..  everything you could possibly use in your garage... from Lifts made in the USA, to  really cool Pitstop Furniture ,  to cabinets, tool boxes and so much more...  Plus check out the special Holiday Offers...  We know you’ll find something here that you just can’t live without....


Our Roving Reporters are an AMAZING bunch .... and Great Friends !   In 2010 we have had  1416  Shows submitted here to !   A BIG THANKS to so many who send in shows and give their fellow rodders  a look at all that is going on in our community throughout the year.

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This is Big Al Liebmann  in Aruba, getting some  R & R after a BUSY Year taking pictures at Car Shows ....   Big Al covered  an amazing 106  Shows in 2010 !  WOW ! 

Every year we do a  “Recap” of the shows covered by Big Al... So check out our year end story on Big Al’s 2010  Hot Rod Escapades

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Bart Mitchell got some great shots at the Mooneyes Christmas Show.

In the “Better Late than Never” catagory we are so happy to get several shows from Butch Pate, including Shades of the Past.

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There was a show on Dec. 18th to help our good friend and reporter Bobby Royal... Tragically,  his grandson was killed in a shooting  on Dec. 11th ....   Our hearts go out to Bobby and his Wife who raised their grandson Preston .... we can’t even begin to imagine the heartbreak they are suffering... Our hearts and prayers go out to them both.

 We add new shows every day so keep checking back for the latest.
See this weeks shows here !   We list the shows by the date we have posted them but do have the show date in the description. so they are not in order by the date of the show, but by the date we posted them.  .

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

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

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This is a great time to clear out your garage of those old parts you won’t be using this year... because  someone else NEEDS them !   People all over the country cruise through these parts ads...  there could be a guy a few miles away who needs those parts you want to sell... and they don’t know you have them.... so LIST YOUR PARTS FREE !  Help a fellow rodders and get some extra $$$ in your pocket.


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Don’t Forget.....   Almost all of what we have at Hotrodhotline is sent in by our Readers... so if you  have show pictures,  a story,  something interesting to share... we’d LOVE to post it for you... Just send to  [email protected]


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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