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HotrodHotLine Newsletter February 4  2010

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    The Grand National Roadster Show turned out to be all that was promised and MORE !   John Buck and team has a way of “out doing” themselves year after year and  2010 was no exception.   The quality of the cars in all buildings was outstanding !   The Suede Palace was rockin,  and the History of Racing building showed off our roots in grand style. had photographers all over the show and we have over 4000 pictures to share with you.  Not all of them are online yet, but we have a good start so check it out and then come back for the rest in our Show Coverage. 

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The  crew had a chance to visit with our industry’s finest ! Here’s Jack, Jr. with Chip Foose.

Keith Dean was inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.... couldn’t happen to a nicer guy...  Keith is a good friend and it was really great to see him.

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    The  Pick in the outdoor show was an amazing 49 Chev Pickup owned by Craig Spiel.  The attention to detail on this ride was just unbelievable.  We have more pictures of this truck in our show coverage.
      Congratulations to the Spiels !


    The big award of the weekend was, of course,  The “ Americas Most Beautiful Roadster” award.  This year this beautiful handcrafted 33 Roadster owned by  Mike and Dianne Dingman.  The car was built by the talented crew at Scotts Hot Rods in Oxnard, California.  We have lots of photos of this great looking car in our sow coverage.

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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     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  or email for a 2010 Media Kit .  You can speak with our New Advertising Coordinator, Steve Vaus,  or with Mary Ann.   Email [email protected]    or  [email protected] 

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

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Welder Series has hundreds of ready to weld parts for your project.... Half Price Bungs Threaded bungs are a great thing to have - I can't tell you how many times I've pined after a 5/16-18 threaded hole.  Threads are one of man's greatest inventions, and now you can have a whole bunch of them for half price.  Half price?  We'll trade you ten of our 5/16-18 threaded steel bungs for twenty-one dollars and twenty-five cents.

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The time has come for a better way to build two of America’s most cherished icons, the 1955 & 1957 Chevy Convertible, and SAR is your choice for Real Steel EMI ’55 & ’57 Bodies. Complete and accurate, manufactured with today’s technologies including select galvanized panels and resistance welds that meet or exceed 2006 OEM. Take a look here

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Dynamats Dynaplate is an exotic constrained layer damping material that structurally reinforces car body panels for maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL).  This damping material was specifically engineered for the SPL rules and power classes of dB Dragracing, USACi, IASCA and IdBL. Using a setup of only two layers yields non-flexible panels that prevent the ballooning effect common in SPL vehicles.  Get complete details

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Hedman's  has accessories too  like the 3-Bolt flange hedder reducers are for use with Hedman Hedders fitted with 3-bolt gasketed collectors. Many of Hedman's newer hedder models utilize a ball & socket style collector. If your Hedman Hedders have this style of collector they do not require a gasket. Mild steel. See more Heman accessories here

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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 !

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Dolphin Gauges also carries a large selection of Dash panels for many makes and models like this  49 - 50  Plymouth panel.  Check out our site for more... but if you don’t see what you need give us a call as we have many models in stock that may not be on our website... Check it out here.

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Alan Grove Components Inc. has specialized in fabricated specialty vehicle components for many years. Tight-Fit Bracket System for the 1964-68 Chevelle, El-Camino and other low hood applications using the short water pump. Available for Big and Small Block Chevys.  Take a look here

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Clayton Machine Works (CMW) announces the addition of direct bolt-in pedal assemblies to their growing muscle car product line-up. Developed in conjunction with Detroit Speed & Engineering and Wilson Muscle Cars, these new pedal assemblies offer unmatched styling for both manual and automatic transmission applications.  Take a look at these finely crafted pedal assemblies here.

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Juliano’s has just released a new steering wheel for all classic Fords, featuring a glass-smooth woodgrain finish and a choice of two horn buttons that include the iconic Ford Blue oval or the classic V8, as shown.  The wheel fits all popular Ford and GM steering columns, as well as columns made by Juliano’s, Flaming River, and Ididit. It uses a standard Grant 3-bolt adapter, so it can be tailored to practically any application. Look here

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Speedway Motors Nostalgia Air Cleaner ...The air cleaner on your hot rod’s engine does more than just filter out dirt and dust. It also helps define the style and character of your car’s engine compartment.   Take a look at this beauty from Speedway Motors.

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Painless Performance’s  engineering staff has just released for production the 40120 Digital Power Manager. This solid state dual battery controller eliminates manual switching and any second guessing when using a secondary battery in any vehicle. Included in the kit is the weather proof Digital Power Manager, battery cables, terminals, heat shrink, mounting hardware and an indicator light

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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.  Take a look at the quality we offer in our products !

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SPAL's all new programmable fan controller allows you to vary the speed of a single SPAL cooling fan based on engine temperature. This results in increased fan life and reduced operational noise. ou simply choose the Low and High temperature settings you desire. When the low temperature setting is reached the fan begins spinning at 50% speed. Click here for complete details.

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Surf City Garage has  the secret to an instant detail. Specially designed to maintain your ride’s shine between wax sessions, Speed Demon uses our Advanced Particle Suspension Technology to actually suspend dust, so it absolutely, positively can’t scratch your paint. Its advanced polymers and Brazilian Carnauba wax also block damaging UV rays and penetrating surface contaminants. Speed Demon works great on chrome and glass, too. Take a look

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Vintage Air, the inventors of performance air conditioning, now introduces the newest addition to our collection of upgrade louvers. The Venturi louver butterfly regulates and directs the airflow. The Venturi is easily adjusted; allowing full open and closed positions.  Get a close up look at this cool new vent here..

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Weedetrs new spring clamp/U-bolt eliminater 1928-34 Fords is designed to be welded to the front crossmember, then the lower plate is attached using the provided bolts and lock nuts, therby eliminating the U-bolts that fit over the crossmember. This is a much cleaned installation plus, it works on very flat crossmembers and still allows for radiator clearance.
Take a look here

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Wintec Fabrication has just released the spindle mount brake kit you see here. These brakes are made to fit '37-'48 Ford spindles, '49-'54 Chevy spindles, and all Total Performance spindles.Everything you need to run disc brakes with your Radir, Hallcraft, or Dayton spindle mount wheels comes in the kit, as shown.   Check it out here

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The Sacramento AutoRama will be celebrating it’s  60th Year in  2010 ... the best show Northern California has to offer will be a knock out this year...  Stay tuned to Hotrodhotline for details on all that’s  planned for this banner year   Look here...


It’s time  for our Winter Show season and no one can beat the Auto Rama and World of Wheels shows from Championship Auto Shows.  No matter where you live.... you’ll find one of their  shows near you this season. ! February brings us the Detroit Autorama ... and more .Check out the dates and make your plans now.


The NSRA  will be 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 !

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The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association,will stage twenty-three events in 2010. The event lineup features nineteen national events for rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. 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 !

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Legend's Dinner Features Five Decades of the Winternationals Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Avalon Fairplex. It’s one thing to read about history. Another to watch accounts of it on the History Channel. But nothing quite compares to hearing stories from the men and women who actually lived and breathed the history.   The NHRA community, from race fans to sponsors, from drivers to crew members, will be afforded that rare opportunity when NHRA hosts the Legends Dinner

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Book Reviews...    Hot Rod Idea Book by Dain Gingerelli   When it comes to building your hot rod, you’re faced with choices for everything from which go-fast goodies to slap on your mill to what paint and other eye candy might define your rod more than anything else. And when it comes to a hot rod, parts aren’t just parts; it’s all in how they come together--either it works or it doesn’t.   Learn more about this new book and others in our Book Review section.

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       Garage Shots
We have several new entries in our “garage shots” section.. Garry Bennett from UK sent in some shots of his project as did Mike Dansby with the Dodge.  John Desranleau sent in some shots of his  “man cave” too.  Check it out then send us YOUR Garage Shots !

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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 everytime!   See what we can do for you !  

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Waldrons Exhaust  Sometimes you have to be quiet... sometimes you want to be LOUD... Controlled Exhaust (DCE) muffler It provides the driver with dual-mode control of an internal bypass BUILT INTO THE MUFFLER! Choose between QUIET and OPEN modes.  The sound of performance muffler with the quiet, comfortable cruising of a stock muffler IN ONE MUFFLER!   Listen to how it works on the Waldron Video ..

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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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

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Bo’s Hot Rod Shop has a really cool new Willys package that you can build yourself or you can have them build it for you.  Bo’s offers  Chassis,  Fabrication,  Rollers or Turn Key cars .... Bo’s is a small shop that prides themselves in doing high quality work and building award winning cars.  Take a look at  Bo’s Hot Rod Shop !

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We’re very pleased to have our friends At Genuine  Boyds online with us and we know you’ll really like their innovative wheel designs.  Last weekend it was Genuine Boyds that graced the winner of the AMBR award in Pomona ... Right now you can see them at 

Herbert Performance Banner

Herbert Performance is a high performance parts supplier & manufacturer that ships performance and  race parts worldwide. With locations in Lincolnton, N.C., and Chino, Calif., the company provides the best customer service in the performance industry and aims to build long term relationships with its valued customers. Contact Herbert Performance’s knowledgeable sales staff by calling 1-877-497-2787. In business since 1949, Herbert Performance is a trusted leader in the performance parts industry.

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"Is Your Hot Rod Running Hot ? "  If so we have the solution for you.  Mahaffey Motorsports offers  custom fan shrouds made of aluminum to your specifications.. They are built to provide maximum potential for  your radiator and fan combination.  Take a look at how Mahaffey Motorsports Fan Shrouds can keep YOU Cool

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Trique Mfg. designs, and carries the full line of Altman Easy Latch Kits. The Altman Easy Latch Kit is the first vehicle specific bolt-on bear claw latch installation kit for your hot rod, street rod, custom, classic car or truck. Each kit utilizes the stock interior and exterior door handles as well as the exterior door locks.. We also design and manufacture a full line of billet aluminum interior and exterior products: door handles, interior lights,  and more... Take a Look

Classic Performance Products ...  your number 1 source for  Suspension ..... Brakes ..... Steering...
Whether it be  Chevy Parts,  Ford Parts or Street Rod Parts,  CPP is the place to go to find all that you need to complete your project.  Their high tech website offers tons of Tech Advice so that you choose the right parts for your project including installation guides.  Take a look at all CPP has to offer YOU.

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Diamond P Industries  has combined their skill in producing fine castings with their love of  Hot Rods to introduce a new line.   Check out their introductory line of  SBC Valve Covers and Shifter knobs and keep checking back as they develop even more new products for your car.  Take a look....


We welcome   Eddie Motorsports online with us featuring a fantastic line of very nice parts. Our billet hood hinges are CNC machined to perfection. They are made of 6061-T6 billet aluminum and utilize sealed bearings for smooth and long lasting operation.  Check out the fantastic products from Eddie Motorsports    Take a Look

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

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The Grand National Roadster Show dominates our show coverage this week as we had so many photographers there and there was so much to see and do !   We still don’t have all of our show coverage online from GNRS so stay tuned as we continue to add more.     We have over 4000 pictures from the Grand National Roadster Show .... and we’re working hard to get them all online for you ...

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As part of our coverage at GNRS Big Al took a tour of the Wally Parks NHRA Museum... this is a place you need to see...

Our friends downunder are in the middle of their show season ... and Dale Peucker sent these pics in from Melbourne Australia 

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Cindy Lorenz went to Cars and Coffee in Las Vegas... great shots !

Harry Fitser had the East Coast covered for us 

Bruce and Janelle Morris went to a show in New Zealand ..

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

This is just CRAZY !    From SEMA :   Anti-Hobbyist Abandoned Vehicle Bill Introduced in Nebraska . Legislation (L.B. 688) that would expand the definition of “abandoned motor vehicle” to include vehicles that were left unattended for more than six hours on private property without valid plates, title or permit and also include vehicles that are inoperable, partially dismantled, wrecked, junked, or discarded.   Currently, a vehicle is not considered to be abandoned on private property until it is left unattended for more than seven days.  Motor vehicles are defined as abandoned for the purpose of allowing state and local authorities to remove them from private property.   SEMA urges you to contact Nebraska Legislators IMMEDIATELY .... Click here for details

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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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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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WE have several companies offering new, updated catalogs for 2010.. Like this New 2010 Release from
Heidts ....  Check them out.  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
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