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HotrodHotLine Newsletter July 8  2010

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The Internet at it’s best........ putting people in touch and
  restoring memories of days gone by !


A little while back we got a really nice story from a visitor named  “Turk”  about the US 30 Dragstrip in Gary, IN.  Turk had put together a great slideshow from pictures he had taken there years ago.  ... we really enjoyed it as did so many of our visitors.... 


Then yesterday we got an email from Rob Peterson....  one of the cars in the slideshow had belonged to his wifes deceased father, Charles Dierking "Moon".  and they wondered if the author had a larger image they could have.  We emailed Turk and he had TWO photos of the car !  Rob shared the newly found photos with his wife and her uncle “Chooch” who had driven the car back then too.   It brought back wonderful memories for 83 year old Chooch and gave both him and Moons daughter some much loved remnants of the good old days.  Isn’t the internet awesome !   We’re so proud to be a part of this hobby and to be able to learn and share  so much from our readers.

Stolen Car Alert ....  Two cars stolen in Jonesboro, GA from a widow, whose husband passed away two months ago....  Let’s  help !

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Two very Distinctive cars were stolen from a home in Jonesboro, GA on June 16th.  A trailer was taken as well..  this is a tragic story as the cars were stolen from a recent widow... The cars were a 69 Camaro and a 55 Chev.   They are very distinctive cars... take a look and see if you can help find them.   Check it out 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 52 chev1
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sold 62 vette sold nova
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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] 

ALAN GROVE COMPONENTS INC. has specialized in fabricated specialty vehicle components for many years. Flathead Ford     Early Wide Belt    This bracket is designed for the Ford/Merc. 1937-48 car and 1937-47 truck motors running the 5/8" wide belt.  You can see many of the products from Alan Grove components this weekend at the Good Guys Show in Columbus.. be sure to look them up.   See more here.

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Cornhusker Rod and Custom  has been online with us for many years and they turn out some of the finest products in our industry.   The  workmanship is fantastic on everything from  chassis to completed turnkey cars.  Take a look at their product line and consider Cornhusker for your next chassis or for a complete car.  Take a look here.

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Fatman has been building tubular control arms for GM suspension since 1989, and continues to find ways to make them better! Their G-Tech line of Restomod suspension parts now offers these proven components with a new optional Vacuum Metallized finish. The luster is much like chrome, without the tendency to peel and have browned out nickel spots.   If you’re going to Good Guys Columbus show, look up the Fatman Fabrication booth and see for yourself all of their great products.  For details on this product click here.

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After more than 50 years of manufacturing hedders using mild steel materials, Hedman Hedders, announces the introduction of performance hedders manufactured using Type 304 stainless steel flanges and primary tubes.   Hedman will be at the Good Guys show in Columbus this weekend so stop and see their line there.  Check out details of this product here.

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Snug Harbor Hot Rods will be at Columbus too...  check out their custom built engines at the show.  Snug Harbor also has cars they have built for sale like this 67 Chevelle.   A true SS just finished after a 12 month frame off rotisserie restoration.  Color is factory Madeira Maroon with black interior.   All glass and chrome are new and the car looks and runs great.  For more details on this car click 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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The perfect sound Damping solution just got easier with Dynamat Custom Cut. Give your back seat the solid car feel and effectively block road noise. Dynamat Xtreme Custom Cut to cover the seat pan area (directly beneath back seat) behind the rear riser and vertical inner and outer quarters. This solution is available for many makes and models.  Stop by the Dynamat booth at Good Guys Columbus this weekend or check it out here.

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The Accu Air e-levelTM controller offers the ability to save three unique vehicle heights into memory at the touch of a button using TruPositionTM Height Sensors installed in each corner of your suspension. These three heights are then instantly accessible from the TouchPadTM or Rocker Switch Interface. The key to this technology is AccuAir’s proprietary RideMonitorTM Mode; While parked OR driving, the system will maintain the vehicle height   for more info look here

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Clayton Machine Works has these great looking AC vents featuring adjustable airflow.  They’re chrome plated and the inner bezel can be removed and painted
This is just one of many beautifully designed products to compliment your car from CMW  Take a look.

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Compu-Tronix announces major upgrades to their DIS8 Distributorless Ignition System Product Line for American V8s.  Output energy has been increased to 80 millijoules, to the plugs, up to a maximum of 12,000 rpm, making these systems the highest energy systems on the market.  For complete information look here.

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Dolphin Gauges are manufacturers of 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.   We also offer  metric gauges in white. Temp gauge reads in Celsius and the oil pressure reads in BAR. Speedo in KMH.  6 GAUGE MECHANICAL  METRIC SET Look Here


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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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SPAL USA offers a new 4-Door Push & Pull Switch Kit  developed to give vehicle owners with crank-style windows and manual locks the added convenience and functionality of power windows and power door locks. "Featuring superior technology, our power window  and door kits are manufactured to the same quality standards that have made SPAL a preferred OE supplier for more than 50 years. Learn More Here

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Genuine SAR parts  Steves Auto Restorations not only builds some of the finest cars in our industry... they make great parts too. Like this  1933/34 Dash Panel with Glove Box Door. Used in our production Real Steel 1934 3-Window Coupe. Stamped from heavy gauge electroplated steel. Fits Coupes & Sedans. Take a closer look here.  And stop by the SAR booth in Columbus this weekend.

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At Surf City Garage, We love getting testimonials from our customers, but it makes us even more excited when we get to translate them. This is a Nano Seal Testimony:  "Der Glanz war unbeschreiblich. Ein bis dahin nie gekannter, intensiv strahlender Tiefenglanz und ein spiegelglatter Lack." For non German speakers, here is the English translation: "The gloss was indescribable. Til then, I've never known a more intense, deep, radiating gloss with such a mirror like finish.  For more details on Nano Glaze and to see the local retailers who carry the Surf City Garage products...  Look here.

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Vintage Air 1962-72 Nova Gen IV SureFit System. The Gen IV™ climate control system now delivers Vintage Air's proven "just right temperatures" and dehumidified defrost for 1962-72 Nova. The Gen IV™ uses an exclusive fully electronic microprocessor control system that requires no cables or vacuum connections. See this and other products at the Goodguys Columbus show in the Vintage Air booth or look here.

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AirBagit’s  Heavy Duty Towing kit   uses either a 7.25" DeNominator-II bag which is 2" taller than the Firestone #2600 (245) bag or even up to a #3800 8.50" bag, depending on available room. It mounts INSIDE the frame and over the axle. Sometimes you have to move the exhaust and/or the shock mount to make room for the bag.  Check it out here.

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Weedetr Street Rods has THE ULTIMATE REAR SUSPENSION PACKAGE. The new rear suspension packages include leaf spring kit of your choice, shocks and mounting hardware, and a NEW 9" Ford rear end housing and axles. Options include drum or disc brake packages, swaybar, Bilstein shock upgrades, and complete third members.  Check it out here

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Welder Series offers a  Motor Mount Kit for GM LS-1 and LS-6.  These mounts use a urethane bushing to insulate the motor from the frame. Frame mounts are to be trimmed to fit so the motor can be installed at the height required.   You can see hundreds of other “weld it yourself”  kits along with finished components from the Welder Series folks. .Take a look here

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

This is a big weekend for Good Guys ... It’s  COLUMBUS ....  the biggest GG show on their schedule.  It promises to be fantastic this year with thousands of cars and over 400 vendors.  Hotrodhotline has reporters on the scene and many of our advertisers will be there too.  Be sure to get on the road to Columbus now.      For the complete schedule  click

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The NSRA  is  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 !  Get the schedule here and dust off that  Tri Five or Camaro and join the fun.


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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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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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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The Good Guys show in Columbus runs this weekend and many Hotrodhotline Advertisers will be exhibiting at the show.    This is a chance to see their products and meet them to learn more about the companies and their products.   If you’re going to Columbus this weekend .... take the time to stop by and see:

Advanced Plating
Alan Grove Components
B & M Racing
Backyard Buddy
Big Al’s Carponents
Classic Performance Products
Cool Flex
Cruisin Products
Custom Autosound
Driverz Inc
Eaton Detroit Spring
E.C.I Brakes
Eddie Motorsports
EZ Wiring
Fatman Fabrications
Flaming River
Grundy Worldwide
Hedman Hedders
Heidts Hot Rod Shop
Holley Performance
Hooker Headers
Julianos Hot Rods

    March Performance
    MSD Ignition
    New Vintage USA
    Nu Relics Windows
    Painless Performance
    Rock Valley
    Rocky Hinge
    Rodders Alley
    Ron Francis Wiring
    Sanderson Headers
    Snug Harbor Hot Rods
    Speedway Motors
    Steele Rubber Products
    Steves Auto Restorations
    Suprerior Glass Works
    United Pacifidc
    Smooth Parts
    Vintage Air

    Be sure to tell them Hotrodhotline said they were there. !

Louisville !     If you’re planning on going to  NSRA Street Rod Nats in Louisville and want a fabulous hotel close to the expo center,  Our friends at the La Quinta Inn on Preston Highway have a few rooms left.  This is a great place to stay with microwave and refrigerator in every room..   Check it out and tell them Hotrodhotline sent you ...

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We were very excited to hear from our friend Sam Memmolo that he has a NEW Television  Program starting this month with his partner from Shade Tree Mechanic, Dave Bowman.  Motorhead Garage promises to bring you 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

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The United States Senate declared July 9th, 2010 as National Collector Car Appreciation Day! This historic day will raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. To commemorate, American Collectors Insurance is having a special celebration and cruise-in to be held at American Collectors’ headquarters in Cherry Hill, NJ. Details Here

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Are you ready to put Chip Foose to work in your paint shop? Now you can. That’s thanks to new BASF paints that blend our superior coating technologies with colors formulated personally by the legend himself. Only available from BASF distributors, and only for a limited time, the 12 colors in the Foose Signature Collection will bring exciting new opportunities directly to your project. Plus, each is available for both the Glasurit® 90-Line and R-M® DiamontTM systems, so you’re covered regardless of whether you spray with waterborne or solvent-borne paints.  For info go here

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Custom Shop Update 2010
  Just out of the custom shop is a set of IROC styled wheels that we built for a customer. This wheel features a 2pc threaded cap and flange to cover the bolt pattern. The highly polished forged rim and center really set this retro styled wheel off. Contact us and let us build you a set of one-off wheels.   Take a closer look here.

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jULIANOS   has a Brand NEW Catalog online where you can either browse it online or you can download the entire catalog to your computer and either print it off or keep it on your computer.   You may want to create a folder on your “desktop”  and name it “Catalogs”  so that you can conveniently store all of the catalogs you download from your favorite companies.  This way they are all in one place where you can access them easily.  So let’s start with the Julianos Catalog here....

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Painless Performance is letting you choose your “freebie”   After weeks of market research and hours of debate we decided… we couldn’t decide. What would you like better, a REBATE CHECK or a POWERBRAID LOOM KIT? Our decision… Let you decide!  Check it out here.

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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We’re pleased to announce that Flaming River has upgraded to become one of our premium vendors, so we will be bringing you lots of information about the great line of Flaming River products including some great tech information.  Check out the line at 


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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

We are getting record numbers of show coverage articles in from Roving Reporters around the country....  looks like we’ll exceed last years  1200+ shows by quite a few !   .  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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The Geezers Reunion was covered by our favorite geezer ...  Big Al !

Sam Flowers was cruisin Bobs in Burbank !

Bing Gatewood covered the Classic Cruisers.

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Good Guys Desmoines was covered by Jeff Bertrand of J & B Microfinish..

Bob Steinhaus was at the Grand River Cruisers in Mi.

Ink and Iron was very very cool ...  can’t wait for their September show ...

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Logan, UT is well known for a really great show ... this year covered by Gene .

Brian Basquez covered two shows in Sacramento .

Nice mix of cars at NSRA York ..  from Gary Ruby.

   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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  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 clayton catalog painless
catalog backyard catalog speedway steele catalog
catalog spadaro
catalog alan grove

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

article heidts catalog  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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