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HotrodHotLine Newsletter July 21  2010

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We’ve lost
A  Legend ..

Larry Watson,
legendary painter and pinstriper has passed away


Having spent most of our life in Southern California,  Larry Watson was a household name to all of us in the car scene.  His talents were revered and his great personality endeared him to all.   Shown here with Jack at Dick Deans retirement, it was always great to run into Larry  as it always brought back so many memories of those great old days.  Larry was one of a breed who did paint and pinstripe work back before we had all the fancy equipment and paint we have now ...  not only was he an artist ... he was a craftsman too... and a friend.   We will all miss him ...  RIP  Larry.
We’ll keep you posted on any services.  For more on Larry Watson look here... he led an extraordinary life and contributed so much to our hobby.

WOW.... HotRod HotLine is Rock’n and Roll’n this week !     48 Car Show articles sent in on Monday of this week !    Ten Cars Reported SOLD on Monday of this week and  50+  Cars Listed for Sale on Monday of this week !    We have been BUSY !

And we thank all of YOU for the great successes here at  This is YOUR Community ....   YOUR  Site ....  we are just the vehicle for you to share all of your rodding experiences...... So keep checking back as we add new stories and photos all day every day .... there’s something new virtually every minute here.

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   We’ll be headed to Louisville soon for the NSRA Street Rod Nationals ...  it’s a great show where we get to spend time with so many of our friends, our visitors... the booth is always full of Hotrodhotline friends !  So be sure to stop by and say  “Hi” .... we’ll be looking for you !

We were very excited to hear from our friend Sam Memmolo that he has a NEW Television  Program starting this weekend  with his partner from Shade Tree Mechanic, Dave Bowman.  Motorhead Garage promises to bring back that great combination of tech information from guys who know what they’re doing ...  and  the  comraderie of friends working together.   The show starts July 25th on Fox Sports Network and we’re really looking forward to it...  Glad you’re back Sam and Dave !   Details here


 WOW...LOOK at these SOLDS... you’ll find that more cars sell here on than any other method.  We;ve been selling  your cars online since 1999 and we’ve become well known as the “Go to” place for selling  your Pre 76 Car ....  

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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sold 47 ford3 sold 51 builk
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sold 62 vette sold 68 olds


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And we can Sell YOURS too !

     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] 

1955-1957 Chevrolet Impala, Bel Air, Biscayne Complete Air Suspension Kit    from AirBagit
Comes with large DC5000 1/2hp Compressor, Check Valve, Steel Leader Hose, Solenoid, Steel Fittings, 3/8" Airhose, 70on 120off Pressure Switch, 3 Gallon Steel Tank, the biggest and best of everything, including Plug & Play, which means you do not assemble because we have done it for you.   For more details 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 !  See what Engine Factory customers are saying .....

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HEDMAN's Block Hugger hedders have a low profile design that is second only to Hedman's TIGHT TUBES flat collector hedders. All Block Hugger hedders are available with or without Hedman's HTC Ceramic-metallic coating.Manufactured in the USA, and backed by our Limited Lifetime Warranty!  Take a closer look here..

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Painless Performance gives you Complete control of your cooling system! The F5 Fan Controller This electric cooling fan controller is both weatherproof and under hood rated. It features a solid state board that pulse width modulates your cooling fan(s) from 50 to 100%. .  Choose between two different configurations... get all the details here.

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Use These handy Dynamat Accessories For A Professional Job Every Time  You can get the material,  easy to understand instructions,  and ALL of the accessories you may need to get the job done ... from Dynamat ...  Check it out here...

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Custom Built Engines For Sale from Snug Harbor Hot Rods.  330 HP Total 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 Available with either v-belt or serpentine drive   Learn More here.....

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Sun Damage: Preventing & Treating  Summer's wicked heat can do some serious damage to your car's interior, but there are simple steps to help combat the heat and preserve that original look and feel.

 Here are a couple of tips you can use to protect your interior from those harmful UV rays.
1. The first step in taking care of your ride's interior during the hot summer months is to clean the dust, dirt and other contaminants off all of the surfaces so those contaminants don't get baked into your interior

For more tips and products that will protect your interior look here.

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The Phoenix Transmission  heavy duty 350 is a perfect replacement trans for those seeking a stronger and better performing trans but don't need nor want a street/strip type trans. This is a great transmission for engine applications up to 325hp. Trans is built with heavy duty clutch packs, shift improvement, and durability modifications. Includes our heavy duty torque converter ..... get more info here.

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Eaton Detroit Springs  says  Attaching Parts is an important part of installing your springs. It takes more than just new springs to achieve better handling. Replacing just the springs and reusing the old eye bolts, bushings, u-bolts and shackles is just doing half a job. While they may look OK, those parts are just as old and worn as the springs you replaced.  Look   here.

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Dolphin Gauges  manufacturers  precision, high quality, reliable gauges for the automotive industry. Over the years we have worked to bring you the perfect gauges for your needs. We have listened and made changes to the design to make our gauges into the quality designs used today.   You’ll find dash panels,  glove boxes and rings to fit all of our gauges as well ... Take a look here.

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WOW... Look at this !   At CCM Rod Shop they say “We don’t build the cars that get noticed, We machine the parts and accessories that GET YOUR CAR NOTICED”  And you’ll get noticed with this ...  CCM Rod Shop Now Offers a 6 hole "smooth" gauge panel.  Take a close look here.

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 Flaming River Swivel Floor Mounts have been expanded to include even more styles of classic vehicles. They are an attractive option for installing a Flaming River Tilt Column in your classic vehicle. The machined aluminum ball swivels for easy positioning and installation at virtually any angle. Each Floor Mount comes in a polished aluminum finish with satin back plate.  Get all of the details here.


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KOUL tools have repackaged their most popular hose tools to accommodate the “hot rod and muscle car” enthusiasts. The 681 kit contains installation tools for -6, -8, and -10 hose ends. These tools take the pain out of making up stainless hose assemblies. You can now take the worse hose end and install it into the AN fitting in less than 10 seconds. Go to our website and read all about them.

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McGard has just made your life easier…and so you’ll understand, they’ve spent enough time figuring out an exceptional way to protect your investment. Simply called the “Car Lock,” it’s similar to locks the parking meter police place on your car after you’ve accumulated way too many unpaid parking tickets, except it’s a lot cleaner, smaller and easier to carry and handle…and it’s a great visual deterrent if you don’t use a car cover in a motel parking lot.  Get details here

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Spirit Industries offers a wide selection of   bodies,  chassis parts,  suspension,  and parts and pieces !  Like these   Coil-Over Shocks   Chrome Plated. Adjustable, gas pressurized and radial tuned shock gives an excellent ride. 12 3/8" mounting length, 9 3/4" compressed, 14 5/8" extended.    Get a better look and more information  here.

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Stockton Wheel is known throughout the world as one of the originators of the early "Hot Rod" wheels. If you're looking for the "Nostalgia Look", your search is over.SWS carries a complete line of Nostalgia wheels for just about any application. What  we don't have on hand we can build to suite. Mix and match trim rings and caps, or mix or powder coat available. Gives us a call today. Find your new wheels now.

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

LOUISVILLE is almost here !  Don’t miss this show of shows....  It promises to be even better than last year as 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 !  Get the schedule here and dust off that  Tri Five or Camaro and join the fun.


Wheels of Time is coming up fast... August will see the 32nd annual  Rod & Custom Jamboree 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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Good Guys Rod & Custom next show is in Puyullap, WA .. 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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Somernites Cruise is gearing up  for the July  POWER CRUISE  this month.  Cruising from Louisville,  Knoxville, Nashville, Bowling Green and Cincinnati to Somerset for a great weekend.  . For Details Visit    There’s something special going on every month so be sure to check out the entire schedule


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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There’s a New Show in town on the Southern California scene this year...  Long Beach Motorama in Long Beach in September promises to be a show that will become a legendary event in our industry.  Brought to you by the folks at Keen Entertainment who put on the Ink and Iron Show... The Showcase of Kustoms has SO MUCH that will just blow you away..

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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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Hotrodhotline photographer, Bart Mitchell,  rode up to the Gambino Kustoms Open House on July 10th and had a great time.   Bart says “This past Saturday I made a trip from the LA area up to San Jose. It took 5 hours to get there and it was worth every minute. The thing about an event like this is that there are no attitudes. The playing field is even, friendships are reunited and some new ones made. Just car guys and gals enjoying the day”  Check out the story here.

1979 Mustang notchback with 86 front clip stolen from Henderson Mini Storage On 7-15-10 at 5:58 am. It was inside my enclosed trailer, an SST Dominator also stolen along with tools and parts. The car is red and white with custom graphics a roll bar and many other features. UPDATE! The trailer was caught on video being stolen, the tow vehicle was a single cab white duramax with a flatbed. You can see it in the 3rd picture, along with the stolen trailer with my mustang inside!.  Look Here 

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RPM Chicago – HOT Fusion & Camaro spotted   At the July 10 RPM Car Show in Chicago we spotted a couple BASF painted vehicles. First there is Rick Bottom’s R-M Orange Camaro that was at SEMA. Next, was AVC Fusion painted in FOOSE Huntington Beach Pearl.  For a closer look at these awesome cars and to learn more about BASF new paint lines developed especially for the Hot Rodder and Muscle Car Market.. go here.

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The sight of the 33/34  steel body car from Steves Auto Restorations is enough to take your breath away ....  spectacular detail and fit ...  just a really fantastic car..  and YOU can have one... Take a closer look right here.


On Thursday, July 8, American Collectors Insurance was featured on FOX's "Good Day Philadelphia" show. CEO Jill Bookman spoke with anchor John Anderson about our Collector Car Appreciation Day Event and the three gorgeous collector cars we brought to the studio.  This was followed on Friday with an event at the American Collectors Headquarters to celebrate Collector Car Day.  Check it out here.

We are adding from two to five new vendors every week at Hotrodhotline...  businesses know that their customers are looking for their products and services on the web now and that we provide very well rounded coverage for them...

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. As in the past, this product line is without equal among the competition. Our goal is to engineer and provide high performance aftermarket ignition systems that will actually deliver performance and make power. By using the newest technology and materials available, we can build products more powerful, and of higher quality, than any competitor.

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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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If you like nice leather you ll LOVE our leather! Raven Hollow Leather makes the very best quality chain Wallets available, using the highest quality thick American leather and hardware, which makes for a wallet that will last you for years and years. Our leather is the best money can buy- we urge you to compare. Cheap imitations give out a lot sooner- compare the features and construction! These are made using the highest quality chains with heavy clips and snaps don't dimple or break. Check it out here.

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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

On Monday morning there were 48 Show Coverage files from Roving Reporters waiting for us !    And even more are rolling in every day. WOW... what a great job our Roving Reporters are doing     .  If you take pictures at a show... send them in and we’ll share them with your fellow rodders.     send to  [email protected]  

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Big Al went to two shows...  this cruise at IHOP was one

Valerie Woodruff in Indians got some great shots at a cruise there.

In the Better Late than Never category is Butch Pate with some awesome shots at Beatersville 

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Bent Axles show in Santa Maria from Sam Flowers

NHRA Nationals in Sonoma where Dean Court got some shots you won’t see anywhere else...

NSRA Knoxville ...  from Butch Pate

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A nice little show in New York from Glen and Joann D’Ura

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Les Bateman was cruising Glendale ...

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Jerry Cook was at the Glendale cruise too...  along with Chubby Checker !

   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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Okay... how many of you have seen on of these... a 52 Olds steering wheel with a clock in it ....  only on Hotrodhotline !

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Would you like a really nice room in Louisville for the NSRA Street Rod Nats ...   our friends at the La Quinta Inn on Preston Hwy have a few rooms left...  great rooms,  good location ,  and very nice people !  They’re car guys so they know how to take care of people with Streetrods !   

Check out their rooms here    La Quinta Louisville Airport  or give them a call at 866-477-0007. 

  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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catalog alan grove  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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