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HotrodHotLine Newsletter March 11  2010

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   We are so pleased to tell you that, as this newsletter goes out, our friend and Hot Rod Legend, Greg Sharp,  is being  honored at the 2010 International Drag Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Gainesville, FL. Today,  March 11.  Greg was presented the Special Founder’s Award for his contribution to preserving and maintaining motorsports history.    “Everyone at the Museum is extremely proud of Greg. He is truly deserving of this special recognition. We applaud the induction of our industry’s most knowledgeable people,” said Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum Director Tony Thacker For the entire story click here.

The Boise Roadster Show This Weekend !


Jack got in early for a sneak peek at the Boise Roadster Show  Thursday....


The 38th Annual Boise Roadster Show got underway Thursday at 4:00 pm but Jack got in early to check out the entries.   Jack said the quality of the cars is amazing....  it looks like the New Family did an awesome job of attracting some of the nicest cars in the country to this great show. Bob and Nancy Smith were even there with their award winning 55 Chev !    We’ll be putting some pictures online for you Friday... but if you’re in range of Boise... this is a show you’ll want to be sure to take in....  

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STOLEN VEHICLE ALERT.... 1987 Chevy “A Tribute To Fallen Soldiers” Truck. The truck was parked overnight on Saturday Feb 13th at a local merchant In Crossville, Tennessee.  When AJ went to get the truck the next morning, Valentine's Day, it was gone with no sign of forced entry.  As you can see by the pictures, the truck is royal blue covered with small 1"x 1.5" crosses in memory of those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.  CLICK HERE


The Hedman Performance Group is asking for your help in finding a couple of mule vehicles for our Hedman Husler Race division in Alpharetta, GA.Our race product developers need to get a 1968-72 Chevelle with a 572 Crate motor, and a 1968-72 Chevelle with a 502 to prototype street/strip hedders. 

Preferably, they would like the car to be auto with A/C, but other combinations will be considered. The vehicle will need to be left at our Alpharetta, GA plant for a period of up to 2 weeks. In exchange for allowing our team to use their vehicle, the vehicle's owner will receive a set of headers, installed, at no charge. Also, any media members wishing to visit our race plant to cover the design process are welcome. If you have any questions, want to use your vehicle, or know someone interested in getting involved, please see complete details here....

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.  These cars sold in FEBRUARY ! If we can sell in February we can sell anytime !

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

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And We Can Sell YOURS

     If you have a business serving the Pre 76 Car Enthusiast market,  you should be advertising on !   Our reach is tremendous and our rates are very affordable ....  Call us   877-700-2468  or email for a 2010 Media Kit .  You can speak with our New Advertising Coordinator, Steve Vaus,  or with Mary Ann.   Email [email protected]    or  [email protected] 

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

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Classic Performance Products, Inc. announces their new and improved, completely adjustable billet aluminum upper arms for 1964 to 1972 Chevelles. Adjustable in length, CPP’s trailing arms provide a much wider range of versatility than stock arms. The spherical frame-mounted front bushings allows the arms to rotate and not bind. New POLYPLUS bushings, hardware and complete instructions are included. Lower arms and complete kits are also available

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Get ready for the 2010 cruise season by adding a Mullins Trailer behind your street rod for only $2010. Regularly priced at $2300, the Deluxe Mullins Package includes fiberglass body and lid, frame, wiring, lights, and your choice of TEN different fenders to match the looks of your street rod. Customizable with 3 wheel bolt patterns, 2 hitch ball sizes, recessed license plate, and various taillights.

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At Wabbits,  We custom make every dash to order. The layout of your dash in our catalog can change according to your needs. Call for information regarding custom street machine dashes, custom wood dashes, wood dash trim, wood dash for street rods, hot rod dashes, wood dash kits, truck dashes, and consoles needs.  For photos of many of our products Click here



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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Introducing the latest body style to the Downs Industries line up 33-34 ford 5 window.  This is our new 33-34 Ford 5 Window Coupe, chopped three inches. There is also a slight lay back to the “A” pillar and a slant forward in the rear of the roof. We took a inch pie cut from the side profile of the roof, and softened up the radius of the rear quarter window openings. Look HERE

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Holley Performance Products is proud to announce the introduction of their all new Ultra Street Avenger™ and Ultra Double Pumper® Carburetors designed for improved performance, weight savings and show quality looks.Ultra Street Avengers and Ultra Double Pumpers are made totally from aluminum, which allows them to be 5 lbs. lighter than their zinc predecessors. The aluminum construction allows them to hold their shine much longer as well.  Get the product details here.

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Zigs Street Rods 1932 Ford Chassis Wheel Base 106"  Frame Length 148"  Width 43-1/2"
Wheel Mounting Width 56" Front 56" Rear  Independent Front Suspension ... Click here to see all of the details on the Chassis packages available from Zigs

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EZ Wiring has wiring kits to fit every need. Check out this mini kit,  12 circuit wiring kit.. All EZ wiring kits use GXL 125 high temp cross linked polyethylene jacketed wire that is grease, oil, gas, and acid resistant. Each wire is labeled every 5” Its entire length so checking a circuit is EZ !

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New from HUSHMAT... Ultra H2O Paste is great for damping those hard to reach areas inside the door frame and rear quarter panels and for sealing body panels and enclosures. HushMat Ultra H-2-O’s chemistry allows for adhesion to sheet metal, wood and fiberglass surfaces and maintains flexibility when cured.  Take a look here.

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J & B Microfinish  NEW Product ! With the popularity of the 5 and 6 speed manual transmissions being set up and installed in hot rods of the current era, we have decided to design and manufacture an adjustable billet shifter handle. The “G” Shifter is made from 6061-T6 billet plate and features a three position mount, a sleek radiused design and a unique deep grooved, domed top shift knob all designed to complement the latest interiors of today’s street machines, street rods, and classic trucks  Check it out here.

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Old Air Products specializes in A/C and Heater Systems and Factory Replacement Parts for Antique, Classic, and Custom Vehicles. Many NOS & NORS parts in stock including Heater Valves, Receiver/Driers, Cables, update kits for STV & POA Valves, A/C Hose Assemblies, Vacuum Valves and Electrical Switches.  Look at their Factory Replacement Products here 

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Ron Francis Cooling Fan Shut Down Kit  Shuts down your electric cooling fan above 50-60 MPH for improved engine cooling. In vehicle testing, we have seen a ten degree drop in engine temperatures while operating above 60 MPH. Prevents the electric fan from fighting airflow through the radiator at highway speeds.  For details click here

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Speedway Motors Nostalgia Spun Aluminum Air Cleaner is just one of the thousands of products for Hot Rods that you’ll find at Speedway.  For details on this very cool air cleaner and other Speedway products.... click here

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With so many choices in automotive restoration parts, how can you be sure you are getting the best quality parts for your car, truck or street rod? The answer is simple, you deserve a “Complete Solution” when purchasing rubber parts and weatherstripping. There are companies that can provide you with parts, but only Steele Rubber Products provides the combination of Parts, Service and Knowledge you expect from an industry leader.   See what Steele Rubber has for you

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Zoops Special Posi-Trak Serpentine System -SBC-w/P.S. Complete compact front mount, low profile system for SBC with power steering. Kit includes all billet aluminum polished brackets, Forgelite pulleys, 110 amp chrome alternator... For complete details click here.

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Somernites Cruise 2010 is gearing up for a fantastic year !  The  totally FREE event happens every month from April through October and is filled with great happenings for the whole family.  This is a great way to spend your weekend .... cruising with your friends. Check out the 2010 schedule for Somernites Cruise in Somerset, Kentucky !


2010 Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion, June 18-20, 2010, Beech Bend Raceway, Bowling Green, Kentucky.  It’s TIME to plan for this years Reunion.... the best time a Hot Rodder can have !  Check out the details and make your plans now.  We’ll have details about all of the events soon. Buy tickets now and get a Special Event Goody Bag !


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 !  Oklahoma City and Bakersfield are coming up in April so register now.

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The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association,will stage twenty-three events in 2010. The season kickoff is this weekend in Scottsdale, AZ where a great crowd is expected..  For the complete schedule  click


Championship Auto Shows has two great shows this coming weekend...  Boston,  Omaha,  Des Moines and  Winnipeg to round out  March !  These are fantastic shows so check the Autorama Website  for the details on all of the remaining Championship  Auto Shows for 2010.


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! For more than 36 years, Carlisle Events has been a staple in the automotive community. Our passion is legendary to those who have made Carlisle, PA their “Automotive Hometown.” The season kicks off with the April Swapmeet ... check it out.

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Don’t miss the Shop Tour for Nova Lovers at Classic Performance Parts on March 20th.  Looks like a great time    Get all of the details here

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Our friends at B & M Racing are having their annual car show in Chatsworth, CA
on March 21st.  This is a charity show and last year the turn out was fantastic...  check it out and have some weekend fun for a great cause.  Get the details

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Special Purchase of Overstocked bodies this month means that FastlaneSpeed and Rod shop is having a Spring Sale on their 32 Ford builds. Have a car for the season..  NO WAITING ....  and Get $3000 off Coupes   $2000 OFF Roadsters. Give them a call or check out  

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FastTimes Rods Inc. is the largest street rod chassis manufacturer in New York State. It is the offspring of Pete Clark's Nite Owl Welding which was started in 1999. We have built an excellent reputation on the quality and value of our products and proudly stand behind everything we sell. For details on our products and services go here.

CALIFORNIA  Legislative Update....  IMPORTANT ... AB 1740 is a bill which would delete the current 500 ‘kit-car’ limit on the number of specialty constructed vehicles that can be registered in the state of California on an annual basis. Our bill would delete this limit, and instead require the Department of Motor Vehicles to register any car that meets specified criteria. This issue is a particular interest of mine, having grown up around custom cars as the son of Dean Jeffries and being an automotive enthusiast to this day..  We would encourage you to write letters, send faxes and make phone calls to the Transportation Committee consultants
For all of the information  on this important legislation CLICK HERE

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GM Performance Parts’ (GMPP) innovative E-ROD ’55 Chevy concept, powered by the new E-ROD emissions-legal crate engine package, is hitting the road March 15 for a three-month tour of California hot rod shops, GM Dealerships, cruise events, car shows and Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) station. For DETAILS

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Congratulations to this week's winner of the My Cool Ride Contest at American Collectors Insurance..  You’ll find  Affordable, Agreed Value coverage for collector cars, trucks and motorcycles - any year may qualify. We also have competitive rates for modified cars (street rod, hot rod, rat rod, restomod, restorod and other customs Check out the details here.

article frank lockhart bio project

We got an email from  LT John Bayer, USN who is working on a biography of Frank Lockhart and is looking for people who have information on this legendary racer.   FRANK LOCKHART AND THE LAND SPEED RECORD Of all the racing careers there have been in America, among the brightest has always been Frank Simpson Lockhart.  His career packed, death came too soon, his goal in reach.  Frank’s story is also the story of the Stutz Black Hawk Special.  This is a fascinating story and we thank Lt. Bayer for his work. We hope to share it with all of our friends when it’s completed.... but for now we need HELP from anyone who has any info.  To Learn More....

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So many of the companies in our industry that manufacture the parts we use, were founded in the hobby itself by racers and enthusiasts looking for a way to make their cars perform better.  This is the Story of MSD Ignition.  A 40 year veteran of our industry.   Take a look at the proud history of MSD and learn how they launched their first ignition products.
Take a look here.

We continue to add many new companies to our list of advertisers ... this means you’re able to find ALL the products and services you need right here at    Check out the latest here...

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These are Sooooo  Coooool !  Check out the Hot Rod Grills ... the ultimate BBQ for Hot Rodders, Racers and all Car Guys.  Made by a major  grill manufacturer, these are top quality grills.  Take a Look at them Now

Somerset Auction

Somerset Kentucky is the site of a twice a year Classic Car Auction.   April 24th is fast approaching so check out the site for info on consigning your car for the Spring auction or for finding out what they have that might be the perfect car for you !  Take a look at  


 QuietRide Solutions.... makes it EASY to insulate your car against heat, sound and vibration... with their Ready Made....  Cut to Fit .... KITS !  WOW...  check out their line of hundreds of kits that will make the very important job of insulating your car so easy. They also have a huge line of firewall insulators... Check it out

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We are so pleased to have Carlisle Events online with us !   The Carlisle Spring Swap Meet and Auction is a legend in our hobby as many of us just wait in anticipation of what treasure we will find there... but Carlisle has 9 other Fantastic Events ... and we know that there are many you’ll want to learn about. Check out the lineup for 2010 at Carlisle

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There’s a New Show in town on the Southern California scene this year...  Showcase of Kustoms 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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  We welcome Snug Harbor Hot Rods onboard with us as one of our newest  Premium VIP vendors. We have seen the Snug Harbor Hot Rods booth at Louisville for several years now and have seen the nice cars that they produce so we’re pleased to have them online with us. We’ll be bringing you lots of info on the cars they have and the engines they build, but you can see their Cars by Clicking Here Now !

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American Collectors Insurance is the nation's leading provider of collector vehicle and collectibles insurance. We are proud to offer: Classic car insurance - Affordable, Agreed Value coverage for collector cars, trucks and motorcycles - any year may qualify. We also have competitive rates for modified cars (street rod, hot rod, rat rod, restomod, restorod and other customs.  Get details here

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Bo’s Hot Rod Shop has a really cool new Willys package that you can build yourself or you can have them build it for you.  Bo’s offers  Chassis,  Fabrication,  Rollers or Turn Key cars .... Bo’s is a small shop that prides themselves in doing high quality work and building award winning cars.  Take a look at  Bo’s Hot Rod Shop !

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We’re very pleased to have our friends At Genuine  Boyds online with us and we know you’ll really like their innovative wheel designs. It was Genuine Boyds that graced the winner of the AMBR award in Pomona ... Right now you can see them at 

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Herbert Performance is a high performance parts supplier & manufacturer that ships performance and  race parts worldwide. With locations in Lincolnton, N.C., and Chino, Calif., the company provides the best customer service in the performance industry and aims to build long term relationships with its valued customers. Contact Herbert Performance’s knowledgeable sales staff by calling 1-877-497-2787. In business since 1949, Herbert Performance is a trusted leader in the performance parts industry.

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"Is Your Hot Rod Running Hot ? "  If so we have the solution for you.  Mahaffey Motorsports offers  custom fan shrouds made of aluminum to your specifications.. They are built to provide maximum potential for  your radiator and fan combination.  Take a look at how Mahaffey Motorsports Fan Shrouds can keep YOU Cool

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

The car show pictures are rolling in as more and more of our visitors volunteer to send in the pictures they take at their local shows.  There are lots of pictures from shows all around the US, Canada, Australia and Europe. .  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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Rose Novosol got some great shots of Drag City at Detroit Autorama ...

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We have a few pics taken at the Carl Casper Cincinnati show...

John T Crain went to the WOW in Indy

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The Florida shows are in full force.. Jay Bernard sent in some pics from this weekend.

We have pics from the Lake Havasu show from both John Stimac and Bill Junge

Our friend Dale Moreau got some great shots at the Voodoo Donut shop cruise in Portland, OR

All of our Car Show Coverage articles are EASY to find... they are listed on a Menu page in the order they are posted with their name and photographer shown... So check them out now  at  and for previous years show articles you click on the year you want to view... we have them all the way back to 1999 ...  so cruise on !

We have pictures coming in all the time so be sure to check back often.If you take pictures at a car show near you... we’d love to share them with our readers.  . Email  [email protected]  or call us 877-700-2468 We’ll send you Hotrodhotline shirts and can even provide  you with passes to most  shows

“Blast to the Past”  New Article on the Renegades  Car Club of Long Beach... sent in by Keen Entertainment

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RENEGADES CAR CLUB ....of Long Beach was first organized in 1941, by five young men who desired something more from an automobile than mere transportation. It was the consensus of opinion of these five that a car club should be directed toward the improvement of the safety, beauty, and performance of their machines. As with any small group who has a different perspective, these boys were labeled by others, Renegades. These young knights literally tore a page from the Book of the King Arthur to form their Round Table of Renegade Knights..

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   Spring is coming... time to sell that car and get a new ride for the upcoming show season.

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We had someone stop by our booth at SEMA to tell us he had bought some parts from a Hotrodhotline classified ad from someone who lived just a few miles from him....  parts he needed had been close by and he never knew it until he saw them on   It show that what we’ve always said is  TRUE...There’s a guy just a few miles away from you that NEEDS some of those old parts that have been laying around your garage....  but he doesn’t KNOW you have them....  so get them listed right here FREE and achieve two good things...  clean out your shop .. AND help out a fellow rodder.  List your parts ads Free here at

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

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

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

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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