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HotrodHotLine Newsletter March 4  2010

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The Detroit Autorama was FABULOUS !    We had a great time !   And the Ridler wasn’t the only award given out ....  won an  “Outstanding Commercial Display”  award, presented here by Bob “JR” and Bonnie Larivee.  We thank  Bob and the great folks at Championship Auto Shows for the great honor .... and for inviting us to their great party called Detroit Autorama... we’ll be back next year ! 

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We talked “Speedy Bill” Smith into a “photo op” when he stopped by our booth. We’re proud to have Speedway Motors as one of our premium advertisers. 

Ridler Award Winner for 2010,  Tammy Ray,  here in the Hotrodhotline booth holding her prestigious award ...  this was one happy girl ! 

Tammy Ray, winner of the 2010 Ridler Award at the Detroit Autorama ... Tammy had a smile on her face that we bet won’t disappear for days ! 

Congratulations to Tammy and the Team at   T & T for a fantastic job on  “Gold Digger”  We have lots of  photos of this great car in our show coverage.

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Without a doubt... the best part of going to Autorama for us was that we were on the home turf of some of our favorite people....

Al Tawse of the Michigan Hot Rod Association is our very good friend... here with his brother Les.

We consider the Michigan Hot Rod Association among our very best friends in our hobby.   This past weekend we saw them in action as both friends and as outstanding members of our hobby, working long hard hours to help put on a show that is considered the the best in the industry.

For long hours,  and with a smile on their faces, Charlie Rose, Max Lunsford, Steve Novosel, Rick Banister, Al Cook, Butch Patrico,  Al Tawse, Bill, Dick, Mike, Kenny and Matt, and many many more who were working behind the scenes ...all worked and kept everything running smoothly and all participants happy and having fun.

THANK YOU.... members of the Michigan Hot Rod Association... our friends...  for a great weekend and for all your help.. You are the very people who make our hobby and our industry what it is today. Learn more about the MHRA  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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Our friend Gary Mussman at Cornhusker Rod and Custom sold one of his great builds here on Hotrodhotline this week....  you’ll always find great cars and the best in chassis  products at  

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

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     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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More “Painless”  for your buck !  That’s what we’ve done with these new kits.  We have combined 3 of the most popular LS series fuel injection harnesses with a tested and warrantied ECM that is custom flashed to your specs! We are now offering three competitively priced fuel injection management kits that combine a custom flashed factory style ECM and the appropriately matched Painless Performance fuel injection harness. For Details Look Here.

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Hamburger's Performance Products, now offers billet aluminum coil pack brackets for LS engines (#1100). CNC machined from 1/4" thick, 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum billets in its Whittier, California plant, the brackets are then given a Red anodized finish that looks excellent. Hamburger's coil brackets are sold in pairs, and include stainless steel hex socket fasteners for clean, secure mounting.  Look Here

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Dynamat Xtreme Mega Pak  This industrial-sized Mega Pak contains nine 24" x 48" flat sheets of Dynamat Xtreme for a total of 72 sq. ft. For complete coverage on rear decks, doors, floors and trunks.    Check it out 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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Check out the Dolphin Gauge,  6 Gauge Electronic Set in Gold.  Our line of great looking, high quality gauges feature the finest air core movements available, glare free lighting, stylish curved glass lenses and polished stainless or gold bezels. The electronic sets include a fully programmable electronic speedometer for easy calibration with any tire size/axle ratio   Take a look here

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NEW  From  Alan Grove Components....  409 Chevy Street Rod Bracket System.  Due to renewed interest in these engines, we now offer brackets for them. These brackets bolt to heads and will work with readily available small block short water pump pulleys. A.C. Bracket is designed for the Sanden 508 aftermarket compressor. Check it out here.

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The Radiator for your Rod has one of the most important functions in your car .... keeping it COOL ....  so you want to be sure you have a good one !  AND  You also want it to look COOL ... Saldana Racing Products can help you on both counts ... they are quality craftsmen whose objective is to give you a fine quality product that looks great .... like this very cool  32 Ford radiator. Check out all of the products and then give them a call at  

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Aluminum trim provides that added touch of detail. The trim, available in 4 and 6 foot lengths, can be easily shaped into an unlimited amount of styles and designs. Not only can they be used on door panels, they also make a great design detail on valve covers, air cleaners, etc  it’s from Clayton Machine !

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Downs Industries has a NEW  Tilt Forward Hood Hinge kit ... newly designed and engineered for the 37 Ford, this new hinge kit is really great.  Check it out and get a close up look  right here.

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This bolt in power steering conversion kit is Fatman’s latest addition to their line of trick parts for the Fifties Fords! A special plate bolts into the stock frame, and adapts the very nice handling Delphi type power steering box to the original tie rod linkage. The loose feel and constant leaking of the original ram and sensor power steering system is eliminated. For complete details click here

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PRO CLAMP SPIN-ON HEADER CONNECTOR FROM JULIANO’S.  The Pro Clamp exhaust-to-header coupling is an all-new system that uses a tapered seat for a positive seal ––with no gaskets required. And with no gaskets to burn out, it’s a permanent seal until you unscrew the threaded collar to disassemble it.  Just spin it on, and spin it off.   Check it out here.

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550 Super Charged SB Chevy engines from  Snug Harbor Hot Rods. Do you want ultimate power, aggressive looks, and the ability to drive down the expressway? Then your hot rod this 550 HP supercharged monster from Snug Harbor Hot Rod Engines. The beauty of this supercharged engine are the components that are used to assemble this motor.  For more information click here..

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Deluxe Power Window kit from Spal USA This kit is designed to be extremely quiet. Suitable for the front or rear doors of nearly every type of vehicle. Note: This kit is equipped with an emergency handle to roll up or down the window in case of a loss of electrical power.
Get all of the details here

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Our  Trique Mfg. bear claw latch kits work with your stock exterior and interior handles, as well as your exterior door lock cylinders. We offer several style choices including mirror polished stainless steel jam plates or paint to match steel jam plates. If you have shaved door handles we have a kit for you too. Our jam plates are cut, bent, and contoured to fit your application specifically. This is no universal jam plate. Our striker plates or blocks mount in the factory location. Look Here

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NEW Billet-Power™ Universal Mount Rack & Pinion from Flaming River. The first Power Rack designed for the hot rod builder, available in Front Steer or Rear Steer. Dimensionally interchangeable with the Mustang or Omni Racks­with new mounting versatility! Precision-machined billet aluminum mounts retrofit to virtually any vehicle application and feature an adjustable pinion to improve universal joint angle.  Get complete details here.

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NEW! GEN II HEATER from Vintage Air 506101 Heater with defrost and servo valve IMPROVED ORIGINAL DESIGN provides superior performance from servo motor controlled air door, improved case design and our exclusive electronic servo actuated heater coolant control valve. New three knob control operates temp, fan speed and heat/defrost balance mode. Use with dash louvers or floor outlet. Take a look here

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Welder Series ...Sway Bar Kit (anti-roll bar), rear, 36" wide, but can be cut down (with a hack saw) to any length.. The bar is ¾" diameter with one end splined ¾-36. The other end of the bar is smooth. This smooth end gets pinned and welded into a coupler which attached to one of the arms. The laser-cut, 3/8" thick arms are 8" center-to-center. Formed tabs weld to the outer tube and connect the bar to the rear crossmember using the coil-over bolts. Urethane bushings insulate road vibration. Take a  Look

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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.


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 !

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The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association,will stage twenty-three events in 2010. The event lineup features nineteen national events for rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage. For the complete schedule  click


Championship Auto Shows has two great shows this coming weekend... Chicago and Salt Lake City ...  then  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.”

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The Quality of your wheels is as important as the design and finish... and at  Genuine Boyds you’ll get both !  Take a look at the extraordinary forging process made to insure the quality of Genuine Boyds... Take a look here.

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Darryl Starbirds   “Go for the Gold”  $20,000 winner is Doug Weigel with his 1910 “T”  called  “Tiki”   Congratulations to Doug and his team for a really cool custom !   Get a closer look at this car right here.

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Kenny Roberts Wins the 2010 Justice Brothers-Shav Glick Award.   The coveted Justice Brothers-Shav Glick award for 2010 has been won by motorcycle racing legend Kenny Roberts. Roberts was born in 1951, and took to motorcycle racing at an early age. By the early Seventies, because of his fearless racing style he was a consistent winner, and was the first American to win the 500cc Road Racing World Championship.

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THE “NORMAN TIMBS SPECIAL” emerges from complete and exacting restoration to debut at the  Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.  Automotive engineer Norman Timbs designed and constructed the Timbs Special during the years of 1947 and 1948. The revolutionary streamlined automobile featured a mid-engine design that was ahead of its time...  Click here for the story.

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...

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]

Autorama wasn’t the only show this past weekend....  though we have thousands of photos from  Detroit.. .from some fantastic roving reporters... John Sanderson,  Thomas Jutkowski,  Ernest Ruby,  Merle Balke and Ray Schuler...  we also have pics from other shows ... so check out our 2010 Show coverage section often as we add coverage every day.

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Judy and Wayne Newkirk went to Billetproof in Florida

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The weekend snow storm kept Big Al from Detroit but he found his way to Atlantic City for a show ...

It was inspection day for the Donut Gang in Texas and Richard Haas got all the great shots !

Chattanooga was the site of a really nice show, Adam Mclean sent in some nice shots.

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

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Steves Auto Restorations has amazed us once again with their entry and Great 8 winner at Detroit.  The craftsmanship and talent it takes to produce a car like the 33 Dodge pickup SAR had at the show is second to none.   If you want to see masters at work.... and a shop that has the best in parts and cars...   Just take a look...

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  Image Street Rods and Customs. Providing amazing service & outstanding product at a great price!  Image Street Rods is your West Coast solution for all your custom fabrication and specialty street rod needs! From one off components to complete turn-key dreams we have the knowledge and ability to make it happen. Our commitment to quality insures customer satisfaction everytime

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American Collectors' founder and Chief Street Rodding Executive, Tom Kanyuk, has started a blog which chronicles his current journey with a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500. Blog entries are featured here and updated regularly. Visit often and share with your friends! Tom Kanyuk grew up during the 1950’s in the hills of western Pennsylvania, where his love of cars took root. A life-long insurance professional, back in the early 70’s Tom had an opportunity to combine his professional expertise with his passion for old cars, and out of that, American Collectors Insurance was born.. Read more here

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Nothing But Blue Skies Ahead ! Of course, Surf City Garage’s glass cleaner is streak free. But that’s just the start, because we’ve made it powerful and undiluted, so it cleans without any ammonia or alcohol. And no ammonia means no more ruined weather stripping or tinted windows. Plus, it’s safe for all surfaces, including plastic and Plexiglass  Watch the video and see for yoursel.

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March is Hot Rod and Muscle CAr month at   Check out the specials on complete systems and on all of the components you need to give your ride that low down look and great ride.  Take a look here...

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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FREE Parts Ads for Private Parties .....  Clean out that garage !

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

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