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HotrodHotLine Newsletter Jan 7 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.

2010 ....  2010 .... Can you BELIEVE IT ! had a FANTASTIC  2009 and we’re looking forward to an even better 2010.  

We set many RECORDS in  2009 ....  On Dec.  30th,  we had 77,004 Visitors... on ONE DAY   WOW !   And it looks as though our upward growth spurt of 2009 is going to continue as  we zoom   into 2010 !

We also set a record for the number of Car Show Articles in One Year...  2009 had  1273  Car Show Articles .... with hundreds of thousands of photos !    This is all THANKS to our fantastic Roving Reporters ..... that’s  YOU .... our visitors who send in so much of our content.    All of us,  and all of our visitors really appreciate the contributions made by our Roving Reporters and our Fantastic Guest Columnists as well.... so we’ve made  a  “Tribute to Hotrodhotline Reporters”  page.  We’ll add to it as more people send us their photos and as more people send in coverage from shows around the country.  Take a Look and meet some of  those who do such a great job of covering the world of car shows for    

We also have a wrap up of  the shows covered by Big Al Liebmann, who took an amazing  21,000 + photos in  2009 sometimes covering multiple shows in one weekend.   Check out Big Al at work !

NEW   Major Sponsors at !

We're proud to welcome Classic Performance Products, Inc., the industry’s first choice in steering, brake and suspension as one of Hotrodhotline;s  premium sponsors. They are now sponsoring our  Show Coverage Section.   CPP was established in 1991 by owner Jim Ries. With almost three decades of experience in the automotive industry,Ries focused on providing the classic truck market with top quality steering, brake and suspension components along with unparalleled service.It was such a success CPP expanded its product line into the classic car market, again providing the same top quality parts and exceptional service. CPP is a leader in creating computer designed

 disc Brake, Power Steering and Suspension parts. They also offer engine and transmission mounts and much more.   Browsing their high tech website, you'll find new products often and a site filled with technical articles,  videos, and you'll be able to follow the latest  "build" projects of the CPP team.     Check it out... there's a wealth of information and great products at

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We are very pleased  to have American Collectors Insurance joining as one of our Premium Advertisers. 

American Collectors Insurance offers affordable “agreed value” coverage for collector cars, trucks and motorcycles and also has very competitive rates for “modified” cars,  street rods, restorods,  customs and others.  In addition, American Collectors Ins. offers a full line of insurance for your “collectibles”.    Check out the American Collectors advantage here.....  We look forward keeping you informed about all that American Collectors has for you. .. stay tuned !

     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] 

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 SELL YOUR CAR  NOW !

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

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Painless Performances’ staff has been hard at work for this latter half of 2009 to bring some very innovative products to the market in the first quarter of 2010. Our engineers’ focus was shifted to solid state electronics and how that technology could be used to benefit our customers and installers. They looked at what new production vehicles offer as creature comforts and then devised some very innovative products that make it easy to enjoy these on just about any classic hot rod or off road vehicle. Take a look at the latest.

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Upgrade your car with Dynamat   Whether you're a car audio enthusiast or simply looking for a quieter ride to and from work, upgrade your car with Dynamat and make your car drive and feel like a luxury vehicle. Dynamat creates a "sonic barrier" that restores dynamic range lost to road noise. .  for more.....

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Dolphin manufactures  precision, high quality, reliable gauges for the automotive industry. Over the years we have worked to bring you the perfect gauges for your needs. Our Dolphin line of gauges are available in many colors: White, Gold, Aqua, Tan, Black and Gray. Dolphin Instruments has a style and color gauge set to compliment any custom interior. Take a LOOK

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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. Learn More Here

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Amazing Deal! from    Complete Air System $895    Comes with large DC5000 1/2hp Compressor, Check Valve, Steel Leader Hose, Solenoid, Steel Fittings, 3/8" Airhose,  70on  120 off Pressure Switch, 3 Gallon Steel Tank, the biggest and best of everything.   For Details Click Here

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Steve’s Auto Restorations is Home to the Real Steel ‘34 3-Window Coupe   Steve's Auto Restorations won Best New Product of the Year award at NSRA Nationals in Louisville, KY. in 2008 for the Real Steel Coupe Body.   If you love the 33 - 34 Ford as much as we do .... you have to see this body !  The detail and fit and finish are amazing.  Take a look

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Before you button up your car for the winter you should really give it a good “detailing” ... and if you haven’t tried the Surf City Garage products yet ....  this is a perfect time.  Jack tried them for the first time a few years ago on his newly painted Black Falcon Sprint convertible .... and he was amazed at how it made that paint jump out .... Check out the whole line here

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At Saldana’s .... Custom Radiators are our business ! The Technicians at Saldana Racing Products’ believe that customer service and top quality products are paramount to the success of a business in our industry. We respect that years of absolute satisfaction in each transaction is what makes a business strong. We take pride in the ability to produce very high quality aluminum radiators at a fair price... .We are proud of what we do here and it shows. Give us just one chance and you will see the difference we can make.

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Welder Series is THE Source for  hundreds of brackets and kits for the DIY Hot Rod builder.  You’ll find a wealth of information and just plain “fun viewing”  at the Welder  Seriers website ... including some very informative  “How To”  videos. Take a look at all Welders Series has for YOU ....

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WHAT'S NEW FROM VINTAGE AIR?    Tite-Fit™ Compressor Line Kits and Tite-Fit™ Nuts    The Tite-Fit™ Compressor Line Kit features pre-formed hard lines that route both the high- and low-pressure lines close to the compressor   body for a clean, tight application. Available for both pre- and post-1935 applications, Tite-Fit™ Compressor Line Kits offer an affordable alternative to stainless hardlines, ideal for the budget-minded builders who still desires that distinctive, hardline look.. Check it out here

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Super Bright LED’s  BA15 Dual & Single Contact LED Automotive Bulbs feature drop in replacement,  long life,  low power consumption, and are shock and vibration resistant.   The Perfect way to provide all of your lighting needs.   Take a look.

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SPAL'S NEW RX-TX/W01 CONVERTS BACKUP CAMERAS, MONITORS TO WIRELESS MODE. The new wireless video signal kit features a 2.4GHz signal to deliver up to a 30-foot range depending on installation location. Installation typically takes one to two hours.  For complete details click here

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Juliano’s newest addition to its extensive line of lighting products are these nifty signal lights that can be added to all kinds of early headlights. They’re actually made to be an exact-fit for stock Ford ’35-’36 headlights, but they work great on a lot of other headlights, too. The lens is white glass for a vintage look—but when you put the power to them, the bright LED’s inside actually light up amber (seen in the “lit-up” light at right). Way cool.  Take a look here.

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Clayton Machine Works Polished Alumninum Valve covers ... winners of Good Guys 2008 best product award.  Integrated breather and pvc assembly
removeable center section offers, unlimited customising options  tall style clears most roller rockers  fits small block Chevy center-bolt style also available..  Click here for a close up look at these awesome looking Valve Covers.

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ALAN GROVE COMPONENTS INC. has specialized in fabricated specialty vehicle components for many years. Our mounting brackets are crafted from steel plate and represent our commitment to quality. All welding is T.I.G and all edges are smoothly finished. Our brackets are guaranteed to fit and include all the necessary bolts, nuts, spacers, hardware, belt-length recommendations and "easy to follow" illustrated instructions for simple installation.  Learn more


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.This weekend don’t miss  the World of Wheels in Milwaukee and the Cavalcade of Customs in Cincinnati...then later in Jan. there’s Pittsburgh,  Atlanta and New Orleans  .Check out the dates and make your plans now.

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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...

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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

Watch for many new vendors soon as we sign up all those who signed on at the SEMA show....  all the more places for you to find the products and services you need ....  why go anywhere else when you can find it all HERE !

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 !


Daytona Bike Week is not a car event but we know that many of our visitors are also motorcycle enthusiasts and weekend bikers during the summer months so we wanted to let you know that the folks at Daytona Bike Week are advertising their event on  and wanted us to announce it here as well for all of your Hot Rod Bikers...  You can get all of the details on this spring event here

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Want to know why Spirit Industries is one of the Nation's Premier Builders of Hot-Rods and Hot-Rod parts? That's easy - "We Love 'Em!" (and rodders too)At Spirit, we're passionate about the cars we build. Turning heads and winning trophies….you can depend on Spirit to deliver quality and value. When you buy a Spirit kit, you can always count on getting support after the sale too. 

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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 It looks like New Years Day started  off drearily but the die hard rodders in Bremerton got out anyway.  Thanks to Andrew Lindsay for his pictures.

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The New Years Day Hangover Drags in Sacramento actually took place on Jan 2 ....   hmmmmm... must have been some good hang overs !  Bob Choisser was there to capture the action !

Check out all of our Show Coverage HERE

The New Year is off with a BANG .... and Roving Reporter Big Al Liebmann will be a busy guy this month.   He’s off to Phoenix where he’ll be covering the Barrett Jackson Auction along with several others that take place during that time frame and then it’s  the Grand National Roadster Show for Al and for all of us at Hotrodhotline.   Big Al says he’s going to break his 21,000 + pictures record

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With the product line now over three hundred part numbers and the coverage expanding from 1926 Ford to mid-60's GM vehicles, there doesn't appear  to be an end to the products that WEEDETR is working on. Our customer service and professional manner are unmatched in the industry. WEEDETR believes in customer service as our number 1 priority.  From time to time we have projects here in our shop that we would like to share with our visitors. Take a look!

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Image Street Rods Providing amazing service & outstanding product at a great price! 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!
 Take a look at one of our recent projects.

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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 have a record number of ads coming in this year and continue even as fall begins..  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...


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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
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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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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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