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HotrodHotLine Newsletter Jan 21  2010

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You can see ALL of the stories we have published this week by going directly to  and checking out the many sections in our Menu.  Our staff works all day posting new stories in each of the sections ... literally dozens  of articles every  week.

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Dick is shown here with Wally Parks.

We’ve lost a legend ... Dick Wells passes
Author and Motor Journalist, Dick Wells, Passed Away Last Night, Jan. 18, 2010  His spontaneous wit and humor will be missed.  We had done a story on Dick back in March of 2007 when he sent his bio to our Guest Columnist Richard Parks, and we think this is a great time to revisit his glorious life and career in rodding. We’ll advise of any services we hear about.
For Dicks story his own words... 

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We have coverage from the floor of the Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale from our own Big Al Liebmann.. Al is making the rounds of the events in Scottsdale and we’re adding new photos all the time.

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    Another big attraction in Arizona  this time of year is the WOODIES OPEN HOUSE   January 18-25
Coming to Arizona in January for the auctions?  Stop by and see some great woodies and have  some goodies.  Woodies USA   7631 E. Greenway Road  Scottsdale, Arizona 85260   Visit   or check out our photos in the show section.

if you have a car to sell.. THIS  IS  THE  PLACE !  These happy sellers below used our Featured Car Ad..Only  $125.  for Six Months What a Deal ! Sell Yours now.

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


     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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Painless Performance  has $100 REBATE program in effect until March 31, 2010 on many of their products...   Get all of the details here...

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Now this is a Dynamic Duo!  Dynamat's Scott Whitaker gives Jay Leno a run down on how to keep cars cool and quiet.   We have the video right here for you ... so take a look and learn how Jay keeps his cars quiet and cool.  Watch the video now


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It’s A Snap helps you give your rod or classic all of the conveniences we’ve become used to in our new, modern cars.  They can look cool  and still have all of the features we love in our everyday cars.... Like these  linear actuators.... Check out all of the products here

prod airbagit1 has a full line of Air Suspension kits and parts and the tech help you need to install and maintain your system. Take a look 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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Since the invention of stainless braided rubber hose, racers and mechanics have been fighting the problem of installing it into the socket part of the assembly. If your lucky and get a clean cut on the end of that hose, you might get it in. Most of the time a little fuzz appears on the hose end and the battle begins. It is not only time consuming, it can get bloody. KOUL tools has delivered a solution that makes the assembly a snap... Take a look at their video

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Our Dolphin line of gauges are available in many colors: White, Gold, Aqua, Tan, Black and Gray.
  Gold.  Dolphin Instruments has a style and color gauge set to compliment any custom interior.Over the years we have worked to bring you the perfect gauges for your needs.  See our products


Hotronics Products  has been offering a fine line of electronics for your car for nearly 20 years.  All Hotronics Products are made in the USA ... with the quality you’ve learned to expect from their company.  Check out the Window switches that allow you to have the classic look while using power windows... or their Battery Disconnect Kits ...   You’ll find all that  of the Electronics you need for your project at 

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Every spring made by EATON Detroit Spring is made from SAE 5160, which is the highest quality spring steel available,plus every spring is Shot-Peened for longer life. Credibility is what you seek? Credibility is what you get. EATON Detroit Spring is the ONLY spring manufacturer who has been Licensed by both Ford Motor Company and General Motors to produce authentic Factory Replacement springs and attaching parts.  Take a look here

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ELITE Ultra-Duty Hedders  Hedman's ELITE Hedders are the best you can buy. They have thicker flanges. stronger wall tubing and a thermal coating that withstand full-throttle thrashing and torturous towing. The extreme-duty construction protects against burnout and exhaust leaks caused by the excessive heat and vibration present in high performance and towing applications. ELITE Hedders outlast and outperform ordinary hedders.

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What would you do if you woke up to an empty driveway or garage… if your investment, your pride & joy, your baby… had been STOLEN? Don’t sleep with one eye open!    The Car Lock is the ultimate theft protection for the true car enthusiast. Hot rods, muscle cars, classics and exotic rides are extremely vulnerable to theft when left unattended.  McGard has an answer to that problem.

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Phoenix Torque  Max Converters .... when only the best will do !  All of our Torque Max Torque Converters are designed to maximize engine output and deliver the best performance possible. Every Converter is built per order and custom tailored to your application, eliminating the guess work normally associated by buying an “off the shelf” torque converter.  Take a look here

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Spirit Industries has some NEW Bodies...  check out the Model A Coupes and Sedans,  The 32 Coupes and our Sedan Deliveries.... of course there’s the 23 - 27’s  and lots more.. You can see them all  and learn about the quality we put into our products.  Take a Look !

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Aluminum TQ, RT5 & SLT Wheels from Stockton Wheel !  It was destined to happen... After a 125 years of being in the wooden wheel, steel wheel, spoke wheel, and wire wheel business, we have decided to take our expertise into the arena of aluminum wheels.  Check out our line of aluminum wheels in several different styles...  we know  you’ll like them.  Check it out

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The Grand Daddy of them All....  The Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona is just around the corner so be sure to make your plans now ! is the Official Online Media for this event and we’ll be bringing you information about all of the great events planned for this show.  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. January still has three great shows don’t miss  the World of Wheels  in New Orleans and in Pittsburgh and then at the end of the month there’s  Atlanta !.Check out the dates and make your plans now.

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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...


The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum ia is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,and they have a full schedule of events and exhibits all year long.  It’s a great place to visit ! Coming Soon to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum!  Mickey Thompson: First American to 400 mph Presented by Gale Banks Engineering.  For details on this and many other upcoming exhibits at the Museum  Click Here


The NSRA  will be celebrating it’s  41st Year of Fun with Cars in 2010 and it looks like they have a great schedule.  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

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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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

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Trick Truck N Rod doesn’t just build great Hot Rods and Trucks ...  they have a Louver Service and they also make some great  Custom Made Garage Art like this louvered piece here.    Trick Truck N Rod  is coming on board as one of our Premiem vendors so you’ll be seeing a lot of their work here beginning  next week.  Check out their website now !

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

 Thanks to our great friends, our fantastic Roving Reporters for sending in so many show photos.    Our visitors are the lifeblood of this publication...  contributing most of the content for all of our feature areas....  we thank you ALL for sharing your love of this great hobby with your fellow rodders through Hotrodhotline, making this the Ultimate Online Community for rodders and lovers of all cars.

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John Stimac is also at Barrett Jackson...

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Dale Davidhizer got some great shots at the Alamo Autorama

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Luckys Rod Run was covereed by  “Too Low”  Richard Haass

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Cindy Lorenz got some really nice shots at the Mesquite show

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Check out all of our Show Coverage HERE

Travis Scanlan was at the Starbird show.. nice pics

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

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This awesome 33 Dodge Ram truck is just one of many really cool projects in the works at Steves Auto Restorations.  The craftsmen at SAR are world renowned and we always marvel at what they are able to do with a piece of metal ! Check it out..

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Trick Trucks N Rods has the perfect package for those who want to build a Nostalgia rod pickup.  They have the roller package like this or in any “stage” of construction that you would want it.  You may want to take a look at their louver  and pinstriping offerings as well...  to make your project stand out from the rest.  Check out all that they can offer you....

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Looking for a shop with EXPERIENCE in a large variety of projects ?  When you see what Heinzmann Street Rods has in their gallery of projects you’ll be amazed. Whether a project requires chassis engineering, custom fabrication, body work, engines and transmissions, fuel systems, plumbing, wood and glass, interior, exhaust, or custom sound systems, we can bring any project to completion Take a look at the MANY examples of their work

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Is this an outstanding interior or what !   Finish Line Interiors has a lifetime of experience PLUS the talent to bring your dreams to life for your car.  There are dozens of examples of the fine work done at Finish Line at their website... So Take a look !

News Big al funny car

Our Own Big Al Liebmann is about to take a trip in the “Way Back Machine”  to his roots in Drag Racing.   Big Al and his team are reviving the Frantic Ford Funny Car and will be on the track with it this spring. The new Mustang II will carry the same paint scheme that took the Frantic Ford to many victories back in the mid 1970's. Get the details here.

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Fans of Eric Clapton will vie for the desirable autographed Fender guitar, a “Blackie” replica at the auction during the NHRA Legend's Dinner, Feb. 13th at the Avalon Room, Fairplex in Pomona. Sale of Clapton’s exquisite “Blackie” replica, nicknamed by Clapton for the finish of his beloved and world-famous “composite” Stratocaster, will benefit the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum,   For details on the Legends Dinner  we have two articles    auction info CLICK HERE
More details on the dinner Look Here

STOLEN  .... Two Stolen Cars this week !

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 Fellow rodders need your help in California this week.....  we have two stolen car reports and any help finding them would be greatly appreciated. You can get all of the info on both of these cars  here  .  For Details

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One of the Favorite Sections of our site is the Barn and Field Finds sent in by our visitors.  We have a recent addition to that section from Josh Simmons in Indiana.....  it’s quite a find

Take a look here...!

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Troy Ladd, of Hollywood Hot Rods,
 Named 2010 Builder of the Year

The 61st annual Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS) - which will be held January 29-31, 2010 - is proud to honor one of the industry's youngest and most talented builders, Troy Ladd of Hollywood Hot Rods, as the 2010 Grand National Roadster Show's "Builder of the Year." Ladd, who has been building hot rods for over 20 years started Hollywood Hot Rods just 7 years ago, will be presented with this esteemed award at the show this year at the Fairplex in Pomona, California.   For more  Click Here

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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

This 50 Chev Convertible is an outstanding example of the quality cars you find for sale on Hotrodhotline ... Check out this beauty now.

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  We have a record number of ads coming in this year and continue even when the snow is falling !..  has been helping rodders sell their cars now for TEN YEARS....  and we offer the best service on the planet.  If you need help with an ad call us tolll free at  877-700-2468.    

Check out the latest Ads to go online by clicking here...

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

We 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 know you have lots of parts sitting in your garage that someone else needs
You can Sell your parts here FREE too.

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  You can order catalogs from many of your favorite companies right here at    Just go to our  “Catalog Order Pages”  and click on the link.  Some catalogs can also be downloaded or browsed online...  Take a look   we have 6 pages of catalogs to choose from  and many downloadable catalogs too !

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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
and the Staff at Hotrodhotline


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