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HotrodHotLine Newsletter July 29  2010

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booth 3 louisville bruce jack others1  leaves on Sunday for Louisville and the NSRA Street Rod Nationals !   We are soooo ready to see all of our good friends again !   This  is really the big show of the year !  

We’re in Booth 826 so be sure to stop by and say  ‘Hi”.  We’ll have some of our cool Hotrodhotline Work Shirts for sale and a few of our Hotrodhotline blueprint calendars...  be sure to ask for one !


Rich Pichette, founder of THE  West Coast Kustoms,  has passed away.  We last saw Rich at Dick Deans retirement party and at that time he was suffering from Alzheimers which took so much from this wonderful, vibrant man.  

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With his wife Penny by his side, they founded the West Coast Kustoms and the show that would come to be known as  simply “Paso”,  giving the talented customizers of our hobby a showcase for their work.    Rich will be missed by all of us.    See more here.

   We have been unbelievably busy here at !  We have added  TWENTY THREE New Business advertisers in the past 6 weeks !  WOW ....  this means that we have all of the information you need to learn about the products and services you need for your projects.   You’ll find New Product Information,  Technical information and more from many many businesses in our industry. 

We’re also selling  LOTS of Cars... so if you have a car to sell, remember our ads run for 6 months and the featured ad is only $125. for that whole six month period. .... and best of all... IT WORKS !   THANK YOU to all who have made this possible !

STOLEN Car Alert ... Arkansas


1966 Corvette Convertible Stolen from Northwest Arkansas (Belle Vista, AR)  on July 27th or July 28th.  Sunfire Yellow, with black top.  4 speed, front disk brakes. Car is is very good condition  Same owner since 1974. Car is number matching. 1969 Camaro SS Clone Also stolen from Northwest Arkansas on July 27th or July 28th. Cortez silver with black stripe

 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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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]com 

Ron Francis Wiring ... Voltage Reducer for Gauges      1-1/2 Amp Voltage Drop If you are keeping the original 6 volt gauges, use one or more of these reducers. This electronic unit will not burn up your gauges as is possible with improper resistors. This unit is for retaining 6 volt gauges when you convert your vehicle to 12 volts.   Be sure to visit the Ron Francis Booth at the NSRA Street Rod Nationals and pick up a catalog.
For details on this voltage reducer... 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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Holley is proud to introduce the new TPS Kit for electric Choke carburetors. The TPS kit is designed to to be used on electric choke equipped Holley Carburetors and is perfect for use with an electronic overdrive transmission such as a 4L60E or 4L80E. It can also be used for data acquisition.   Be sure to stop by the Holley Performance booth at the NSRA Street Rod Nationals and see the whole line of Holley products.  See more on this TPS kit here.

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March Performance  Ultra Drive Compact Design Front Mount . Detailed Styling shows from the top, front and sides. If you want the ultimate show kit, This is it!This new system has been designed for mounting accessories below the valve covers and in between the width of the heads. Precision CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum for strength and perfect fit. Hardcoated on high wear areas. Clear coated to eliminate polishing in those hard to reach places Look here.  and be sure to stop by the  March Performance booth at Louisville.

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MSD says... Old engines are cool.... old distributors aren’t ! The Pro-Billet Ready-to-Run distributor is the perfect upgrade for outdated points distributors or bulky HEIs. Simply install the distributor in the engine, connect three wires, the coil and fire it up! A maintenance-free magnetic pick-up accurately triggers the module. The increased output of the amplifier easily outperforms stock ignitions and will smooth out the engine’s idle, improve starting and provide a much higher rpm range.  Details here  MSD Ignition will be at  Louisville too !

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Are you tired of shopping all over the internet? Well, over the next few months Scotts Hotrods will be bringing you a one stop shop, all in one online store. It’s easy to set up, easy to use, and easy to buy all the parts you need.  As one of the nation’s largest chassis and suspension manufacturers, you would expect us to offer our components for sale online, but did you know we also stock thousands of the parts we use ?  Get more information on some of our new parts here.  Be sure to stop by Scotts Hot Rods at the NSRA Louisville show

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Unisteer has CROSS STEER FOR 1928-1934 FORDS  Our rack and pinion kit is designed to replace traditional cross steering that utilizes original, or aftermarket steering boxes (such as Vega). This unit is specifically designed for 1928-1934 style Fords only. Frames that have been modified or applications that we have not cataloged must be measured to assure proper fit and function.    Stop by the Unisteer booth at Louisville to see all of their products.    Look here for details

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Wheel Vintiques Supreme is a steel wheel featuring a classic 5-star design. These two-piece wheels have a beautiful chrome finish, and would look great on any vehicle, be it vintage or new. Available in 14″ and 15″ diameters with widths ranging from 6″-10″, with standard and custom offsets. Bolt patterns include 5 on 4.5″ and 5 on 4.75″. Order yours today! . Look Here  and be sure to stop by the Wheel Vintiques booth at the NSRA show in Louisville and see their whole selection.

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These BANJOLUXE cranks and handles are NEW from Big Als Carponents.  Machined from billet aluminum, these are a new design that features a cut out design with stainless steel rods and black hard plastic inlay on the knob.

These will fit early or late cars and trucks that operate with a shaft.  For a closer look click here

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While others piece together an aluminum radiator or boast about rib patterns that are little more than dimples in flat stock, U.S. Radiators Desert Cooler all-aluminum performance radiators are meticulously engineered for form, fit and high performance cooling. Each component is precisely die stamped in accordance to original equipment look and fit and engineered for maximum cooling and durability.  See this and other products from Cool Craft 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.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. Our hinges feature an all stainless steel shock. Take a closer look here.

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EZ Wiring not only has wiring kits but also has other accessories for your car too.   Like these Power window kit will work for all windows with flat glass only that go straight up and down And that are between 6” & 24”. Sold in pairs. Kit for 2 doors.  Get the details here


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The HEADER BUDDY was invented with only one thing in mind. To do away with exhaust collector gaskets forever. Header Buddy seals to the smooth inside lip of the stock exhaust manifold or collector box, welding flash may have to be removed in some applications. Header Buddy may fit tight in some headers, loose in others, but don't worry-it still works. Header Buddy Kit comes with all hardware, 5/16 flanges, nuts, bolts & instructions.  See more here

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Hooker Headers “Darkside”  Black Ceramic Coated Headers....  This exclusive proprietary black ceramic coating offers the nostalgic look of the past as well as the aggressive look of a modern high–tech build. It also offers a more refined texture and appearance than is possible from painted finishes.  With a satin sheen it has a unique look of its own and in addition to providing a more menacing look it also provides all the corrosion resistance of traditional silver ceramic.   Check it out 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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Hurst’s Mastershift 3-speed shifter is designed to provide precise gear selection and dependable long life. Popular as both a replacement floor shift and a column shift conversion. Exclusive advanced gear shift mechanism design or shorter throw and positive, precise shifts Heat treated components for durability and longer life.  Find out more here

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Performance Online Featured Product !    We have thousands of products in stock and ready to ship and often have specials and featured products like this These gas tanks are designed to fit between the frame rail and rearward of the axle on 1963-72 Chevy-GMC trucks. By moving the fuel tank out of the cab, you gain much needed room to allow for further customization, also increases fuel capacity and safety  Look here

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New at R Jays .. drilled tube axles.Forged Steel / Drilled  Borgeson manufactures Vintage Chassis Works tube axles using forged steel ends for maximum strength. All of our axles have a 4” drop and are available with a spring perch for traditional style traverse spring or without spring perch for a coil over or parallel leaf application.  Get a closer look here

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Superior Glassworks  offering  A polished stainless grill insert for a 1931 Chevy passenger car and 1932 Chevy pickup. Styled after the original insert but without the crank hole. High-luster polished stainless steel verticle bars. May require some minor trimming for an exact fit in either the original or fiberglass grill shell.  Look here for a better view.

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Wabbits Woodworks has a huge variety of custom made interior products to finish off your car or truck in style.   Consoles are built to your specs...  whether they be overhead consoles or floor mounted consoles... they are crafted from your choice of fine woods and hand finished with the finest quality.   Details here.

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New from Zigs Street  Rods ...  New Chromed water pumps made for the small and big block Chevys. Zig's street rod center offers the finest parts and accessories for your classic car, street rod, 55 thru 57 Chevy, and classic truck. Handling over 50 product lines gives us the ability to find the exact product to fit your needs.  Take a look here

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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 Spokane , 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 August and Mustang Alley with some special attractions.  The Milner Coupe will be there along with lots more..  . 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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John Stimac stopped in Grants Pass, Or for a tour of Bob Drakes facility...  Bob Drake’s inventory of parts has grown to over 5,000 products. His original one-man garage operation now employs a staff of over 50 and is housed in three buildings with a combined space of over 75,000 square feet.  Take a tour of Bob Drakes with John now.

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Check out the great 32 Coupes and Roadsters at Fastlane Speed and Rod  Shop and have them build you one to YOUR Specs..... Great Roadsters start at just  $32,950... Check out the details and spec sheets with pricing on all options here  or visit  them at 


In an exclusive partnership with Brembo Brakes, CPP is now an exclusive supplier for GM AFX Muscle Car disc brake kits from Brembo. Brembo engineering produces Zero-Off-Pedal Drag on rotors from pads. The Billet Aluminum Bells with Brembo “Float” bushings allow the disc to seek its true centerline for consistent braking performance. Floating Disc design reduces heat and stress transfer to wheel bearings and hubs. The 2-Pc Rotor Assemblies also reduce the un-sprung weight (approximately 8 pounds per corner) for better handling, quicker response and better acceleration.  See a product video here.

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American Collectors Insurance has a fantastic feature on their website called  “Collectors Chronicles”  Here you will find helpful resources and hobby tools from American Collectors Insurance., like contests,  forums, events and much more.  Get details here.

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 Enclosed Vehicle Transport, Coast-to-Coast Transport of Special Autos and Cycles. We are a small privately owned car and motorcycle transport company providing door-to-door enclosed transporting services to all 48 states.  For details on our services look here.

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Wilburn Customs’  SCREAMIN’ YELLOW IS A HIT!   The 54 Screamin’ yellow hauler is a hit everywhere it goes…it’s an attention getter….10 shows so far, and 6 trophies. If you are serious about wanting a truly original mid-fifties Ford classic hauler, you have found us. We specialize in custom haulers. We also provide full restoration for hot rods, classics, and muscle cars.  See more of this hauler for sale and learn about our services here.

We have added  TWENTRY FOUR new business advertisers in the past 6 weeks ! ..  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...

Scotts HotRods has 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 which are all pictured on
our website, motor mounts, led panels, billet master cylinders, firewall kits, chassis and more. Look here


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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Mighty Image Collectibles ,Your #1 Source For "American Made" Collectiables Is Proud To Bring You Licensed Collectibles From Hot Rod™, NHRA™, Motorcult™, Lowrider™, Schneider Cams™, Crower Cams™, Revell™/Tom Daniels™, Strp,berg™, Famoso Raceway™, Drag Cartoons™, As Well As Many Of Your Favorite Drag Racers Such As, Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen, Don "The Snake" Purdhomme, T.V. Tommy Ivo, And Others. Wholesale Is Available To Qualified Individuals. Let Mighty Image Make Products For Your Business, Car Club, Race Team, take a look 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 almost 50  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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Deuce Day in Victoria British Columbia is alway fantastic ... John Stimac and friends took a roadtrip to the show.

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Dean Court went to the Devils Darlins cruise..

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Big Al was in Englishtown for the Old Time Drags

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Lots of very cool customs at the Strangers show in San Jose

Bernie Perrault went to the Antiques show in Michigan.

Roger Rohrdanz had a great time at the Mooneyes show

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Good Guys Puyullap pics from Brian Curtis

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Harry Fitser was at a show in Reidsville, NC

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Somernites Power Cruise was a huge success

   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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LOUISVILLE ROOMS  available....  at a hotel that has a COOKOUT for it’s guests one night.   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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 Keep Rodd’n  and we  hope to see you on the road  this year...
Jack, Mary Ann
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