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HotrodHotLine Newsletter October 28, 2010

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sema 2009 booth  is headed to SEMA again this year.  Look for us in Booth 23190,  with a larger booth and some new booth elements. We’re looking forward to seeing many of our friends as we do each year.... and we have our own Hot Rod M.D. Jim Clark with us as well as Big Al Liebmann,  Bart Mitchell,  Jay Bernard,   Jerry Cook, Rudy Alba and several other of our Roving Reporters covering the show for you...

Several of our Advertisers will be exhibiting at SEMA and many of them will be introducing new products.  Here are a few of the new products our advertisers will be showing at SEMA and a list of those companies you should be sure to visit.

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Eddie Motorsports in Booth 22783 has several new products...including this .1955-57 Chevy Truck Hinge: 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. Eddie Motorsports hood hinges are a great value without sacrificing quality. These hinges fit 1955-1957 Chevy pick up trucks. Machined aluminum finish.

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AccuAir Suspension  Booth 21224 will be introducing their eXo Mount bracket system which integrates air management components into one easy-to-install unit for for ALL vehicles with Air Suspension. This modular design allows the tank, compressors, valves and controller to be mounted together in a variety of orientations to simplify installation in the trunk of a car, the bed of a truck, or the side of any frame rail. The eXo Mount also incorporates AccuAir's new aluminum air tanks in 5 or 3-gallon sizes, and utilizes revolutionary Hover-Mount compressor isolators for quieter operation.

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Flaming River in  Booth 22681 is  excited to introduce the next generation of our Keyless Ignition System technology – This 3rd Generation Keyless Ignition System incorporates a fob docking station for more reliable starting and additional security. The new system also incorporates a keyless vehicle entry system complete with door lock actuators. Made in the USA.

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Painless Performance in Booth 22657 One of the Hottest New ProductsPainless Performance F5 dual fan controller The F5 dual fan controller from Painless Performance Products is made to simplify controlling dual fans. Controller features include stepped fan control such as controlling the first fan from 50 percent up to 99 percent and then bringing in the second fan if more cooling is needed or the A/C is kicked on. This system includes a weather proofed and under hood rated solid-state pulse width modulation controller, 3/8 NPT threaded temperature sensor, large gauge fan wires and a labeled vehicle integration wire harness, mounting hardware and weatherproof circuit breaker and connectors

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Chassistech Booth 23194 We will be offering a show special for our Plug & Play with our new AIR-ENGINE valve manifold, complete with Bags, Compressor, Prewired, Pre-Plumbed, Dual Gauges, Steel tank, and fittings/hosekit for $499.  This offer is good only thru the SEMA show and ends Friday November 5th. There will be no exceptions. We also are introducing our new Smart-Ride digital air controller. The only Air management that has both psi and height sensor options

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Surf City Garage Booth 24667   This is a “must see”  booth ... not only will you see the great products manufactured by Surf City Garage, but you’ll see some of the cars owned by  Tim Miller that sparked his desire to provide Enthusiast Grade car care products in the beginning.  See Surf City Garage products IN ACTION... you’ll see how they can make your car look it’s best.

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BASF  Booth 21456 will be showcasing it’s  Carizzma Colors line developed and used by industry icon Chip Foose.  On Nov 2nd, Simon Evans, SEMA car builder; nationwide airbrush instructor; a CNN Hummer Artist  will be appearing in the BASF booth.

Be Sure to stop by and see these Hotrodhotline Advertisers at SEMA !

Accuair    Booth 21224
ANPAC Chrome Insurance Booth 23578
B & M Racing     Booth 22343
BASF     Booth 21456
Bilstein Shocks    Booth 23665
Brice Thomas Radiators Booth 20404
Championship Auto Shows/ Autorama Booth 22534
Chassistech     Booth 23194
Classic Performance Products Booth 22878
Custom Autosound      Booth 24275
Dynamat     Booth 22595
Eddie Motorsports    Booth 22783
Flaming River    Booth 22681
Good Guys Rod & Custom Association   Booth 22775
Hedman Performance   Booth 22355
Holley Performance   Booth 22667
Hushmat        Booth 22688

JC Taylor Insurance   Booth 22680
K N Engineering   Booth 22433
Lucky 7 Enterprises   Booth 23081
Moduline Cabinets    Booth 10461
March Performance   Booth 23075
MSD Ignition   Booth 23129
National Street Rod Association Booth 22575
NHRA Museum   Booth 22327
Old Air Products   Booth 24289
Painless Performance Booth 22657
QuietRide Solutions   Booth 23597
Ron Francis Wiring  Booth  22979
Saber Cabinets / Garage 101  booth 10332
SPAL  USA  Booth 23331
Steele Rubber    Booth 23184
Surf City Garage   Booth 24667
Unisteer    Booth 23097
US Radiator    Booth 22975
Vintage Air    Booth 22579


Don’t forget to VOTE  Nov. 2nd.   This is probably the most important election of our lifetime and if we don’t ALL  GET OUT and VOTE ...  we will pay the consequences as will our children and grandchildren.  If you are going to the SEMA show...  be sure to “early vote” or send in absentee... don’t take anything for granted.... your vote is NEEDED !  This election will be determined by Turnout... if  you don’t turn out.. our nation will pay the price !

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 !

Did you know that you an see the most recent “SOLD” cars in our classifieds ?  Just go to the Classifieds,  Click on  Pre 76 Vehicles where you’ll see  Ford, Chev, categories etc... well there is a category  named  “Solds”  When we are notified of a sale we move the ad over to the solds where it stays until the term of the ad runs out. It’s a good way to see recent sales. 

     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] 

CPP ’s New LS-1 Complete Install Kit  It’s time to install an engine that requires no maintenance, is super lightweight, puts out unbelievable horsepower and torque yet gives you a car you can just jump in, hit the key and go. This new LS-1 complete install kit by Classic Performance Products, Inc. will do exactly that
Get complete details here...!

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Newstalgia Wheel is proud to introduce the newest addition to its line of wheel accessories. Wheel Accents are designed to accentuate your wheel window openings with mirror-like finish. Wheel Accents are constructed of a laser-cut and polished 20 gauge stainless steel.  Get a close up look at this great looking new product here..


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Running an electric choke Holley carburetor and having trouble figuring out how to get that new electronic overdrive transmission to work? Holley has a solution for you. Holley is proud to introduce the new TPS kit for electric choke carburetors. The TPS kit is designed 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.  Get the details here.

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Big Als Carponents Throttle Assembly is spring loaded, fully adjustable, compatible with most throttle cables and features our unique slotted arm. Available with your choice of milled aluminum or grooved rubber face. Matching billet Brake Pads and Dimmer Switch Pads complete the look and come with a 1-1/2” stud and jam nut for easy installation. Brake pad adapts to center, right, or left offset.    Get more info here

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New from Cool Craft... 1965-66 Ford Galaxie, V8 390-427, 3 Row, High Efficiency Cooling (3 Row (High Efficeincy Core Suggested)) Radiator.  For a closer look click here...   or feel free to call the experts at Cool Craft.. they’re always glad to help.

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EZ Wiring has a complete line of wiring harnesses.. but they also have Power Door Kits...  and other electric accessories.   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.  See more here

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Purdee Industries carries Wholesale Exhaust Components  and
is the Home of the Patented Header Buddy.  See us for X PIPE'S AND COMPLETE INSTL KIT'S.. anything related to exhaust... We have it ! 
take a look here.. 

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Hooker Competition Headers offer the best value in the high performance header market. Designed for the value–conscious buyer who is running either a “stock” or “mildly–modified” engine, Hooker Competition Headers offer premium features at a very competitive price. Made of durable 16 gauge mild steel tubing, the Hooker Competition header design utilizes a long transition collector to reduce back pressure and increase exhaust flow. For details look here.

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March Performance  ...STYLE TRACK FOR CHRYSLER 383-440 and HEMI  .. Is this great looking stuff or what !   Designed especially for Big Block Mopars and Hemi's this highly styled one piece alternator and air conditioning bracket provides a rigid backbone for the alternator and power steering; Two separate idlers guarantee the ultimate in belt to pulley contact area for sure "no slip" operation. Solves the problem of unreliable V-belt accessory drives, no more belt throwing or slipping. Check it out here

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RJays is very proud to offer the highest quality 2" chopped '32 Ford Roadster windshield assembly. Lower stanchions are chrome plated die-cast, with stamped polished stainless upper stanchions. The hand made main frame is chrome plated. Windshield glass not included.  Get a closer look here.

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Ron Francis Wiring SW-32 LOW PRESSURE HYDRAULIC BRAKE SWITCH. A high quality switch with a much longer life than previous models available anywhere. Fits most cars, with 20-50 pounds pressure required, instead of stock units that need 60-120 pounds pressure to come on.
Learn more here...

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For years Scott's have brought you custom chassis's and frames that offered the same lifetime guarnatee as all of our components do. Now, we offering custom chassis's beginning at the low price of $6000.00. Why spend thousands of dollars restoring a vehicle only to have it sit on the same 30 year old frame? Let us build you one today.   See the full line of parts here


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Superior Glass Works is excited to add a one-piece, fiberglass 1937 Chevy nose to its extensive line of fiberglass parts for the 1937-38 Chevy cars. Functional and light-weight for your gasser or full-on race car, or a super-trick feature for your street rod, this will really set your car apart. Saves time and money over assembling a nose from separate steel or fiberglass parts.  Get all the details here.

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We at Trick Truck ‘N Rod Shop are a dealer for the Altman Easy Latch by Trique Manufacturing and have kits available for Chevy Trucks, 1947-1959 and many other models...  Take a look at the line.. and quit slamming your doors !   Check it out here.


Unisteer® Performance Products is a manufacturer of specialty steering systems and steering components for street rods, classic cars & muscle cars as well a large variety of custom vehicles.  This is their  33 - 34 Ford Cross Steer unit.. Check out the line here.

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At Wabbits,  We build to your needs.   C1940-481- 1940-48 Chevy Glass/Wood Combo Dash. All dashes are custom built ....  check out all we have to offer then call us with your specific news... Check it out here.

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

Hotrodhotline has a HUGE Event Listing Section....
 Check it out here for a show near you.

It’s coming faster than we can believe...  the 2nd annual MCACN show.  It’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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We’re so pleased to have Joe Haska and the great folks at Greybeard Promotions onboard with us.  Their Creme de la Chrome show in Denver always gets huge raves from our friends and readers !   What a great way to spend the Thanksgiving weekend ... take a trip to Denver and see some of the nicest cars in the country ... take a look and learn more here.

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18 Fantastic Shows starting with Houston in November and running through April 2011.  Championship Auto Shows brings you the Autorama and World of Wheels shows you’ve known for so long.  Check out the schedule and make your plans now for the finest indoor circuit in the world.  Check it out now

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Motorama Events in Harrisburg, PA in February is one fun filled event !  Big Al went last year and had a blast. Not only do they have  Hot Rods but they have Sprint Cars,  Remote Control Cars,  Bike Races and tons more.  Check it out and get a discount  by using your Hotrodhotline registration code.   Take a look


The newest and most anticipated indoor car show of the season is the NorthEast Rod and Custom Nationals. Coming to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA on March 25-27, 2011. Over 300 cars are anticipated to attend along with some special displays to include pro mods, a monster truck, and models! Some of the north east’s states finest businesses will also be in attendance! Don’t miss out on this spectacular event! Registration is open for all car owners and vendors.

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NSRA has announced it’s  2011 Schedule and as always they have a fabulous year planned.  From the first show in  April in Oklahoma City to Louisville, to  York and beyond... Check out the new schedule and mark your calendars for next year.


Good Guys Rod & Custom has announced their schedule for 2011... and it looks like a winner to us !  .   The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association will stage twenty-one dynamic events in 2011. The event lineup features eighteen national events for rods, customs, classics and muscle cars through 1972 vintage as well as three “Get-Together's” in Northern California which welcome all years   For the complete schedule  click

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If you have a show or event coming up in the remainder of  2010 or if you have your 2011 show dates... please email us and we’ll be happy to post them in our Event Listings for FREE !  Email details to  [email protected]

New Downs 33 Laid back Roadster: This was a display model at Louisville and is now for sale...- Removable hard top - Stainless steel custom fuel tank - 114.5 inch wheel base - Downs tilt forward hood hinge kit installed - Steel hood sides - Smooth dash installed - Curved windshield - Body channeled- Perimeter frame, pinched, tubular X member, motor and trans mount, rear cross member. No suspension, but will install. $13,500 for this display model...  You can see more pics in our Classifieds under Project Vehicles   or  Contact Jamie at Downs Ind.

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The Chevy small-block has been the quintessential American performance engine for more than half a century, but it was replaced by the “LS” engine family in production vehicles more than a decade ago. That means the pool of rebuildable cores is shrinking. In many cases, you just can’t be sure of the history of those remaining cores.   A reassuring alternative to rebuilding is a brand-new engine, and GM Performance Parts (GMPP) is the only source for all-new Chevy small-blocks.   look here.

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Hurst - Shifters not only offers a huge selection of products for your shifter needs... but they have lots of detailed instructions,  diagrams for shifter assemblies and transmission  ID charts.  Take a look here.

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This is an AMAZING Story...  an exclusive to  from our friend Mike Lynch in Canada....  Seems Mikes mailman owned a  VERY SPECIAL  1947  Ford Truck.    one of only 35 that was ordered and built in 1947 with FACTORY INSTALLED :
McCulloch water cooled supercharger ***
special carburetor,  special very low profile air cleaner for the McCulloch due to hood height problem when installed intake has lower carb mounting height 'special supercharger intake Edmunds finned aluminum heads, ***  and the list goes on...
Click here to see the whole story and learn what Ford Motor Company paid this mailman to get this truck .....  WOW ! 

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We continue to add many new businesses to providing you with the only place online you need to find the products and services you need..

We are very pleased to have the great folks from Nu Relics Power Windows onboard with us.  Earl Cornelius has built Street Rods for over 40 years. During these years, he wanted power windows that were easy to install and worked properly - keeping the window level and straight as it went up and down. As a result, he developed a set of power windows for his 1940 Ford using the original manual regulator as the base for the power window. It was not long before his friends wanted these wonderful power windows for their cars too. Thus the establishment of Nu-Relics.   They now have over 300 models !


LoJack, the company that invented the stolen vehicle recovery market, recently announced the availability of LoJack for Classics, a stolen vehicle recovery system that is specially designed to meet the unique requirements of classic cars, muscle cars and hot rods. For the month of November ONLY they are offering a HUGE discount for Hotrodhotline readers.. learn more


Motorama Events in Harrisburg, PA in February is one fun filled event !  Big Al went last year and had a blast. Not only do they have  Hot Rods but they have Sprint Cars,  Remote Control Cars,  Bike Races and tons more.  Check it out and get a discount  by using your Hotrodhotline registration code.   Take a look


The newest and most anticipated indoor car show of the season is the NorthEast Rod and Custom Nationals. Coming to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA on March 25-27, 2011. Over 300 cars are anticipated to attend along with some special displays to include pro mods, a monster truck, and models! Some of the north east’s states finest businesses will also be in attendance! Don’t miss out on this spectacular event! Registration is open for all car owners and vendors.

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The Old Dog is here! Your Source for a complete line of street rod parts to satisfy your needs. Old Dog Street Rods carries products that will help take you from project car to prize possession. If you are starting at the beginning, Old Dog Street Rods can also supply you with frames, bodies, and engines. Old Dog Street Rods is committed to getting you out of the garage and on the road. This commitment comes from fellow street rod-owners and builders. See how we can help you with your project ! 

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FPM Metals is a leader in the production and development of "Pattern Polished Metals" for automotive and architectural applications. Dashboards and firewalls of the 1930's were common places where this finishing style could be found. They now have brought this once tedious process of engine turning into the 21st century and expanded on it to include an inspiring array of patterns for your auto or show room applications. Contact FPM Metals


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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Now Sponsoring Our Garage Shots Section !

Krist Kustoms has been in the hot rod interior business for over 12 years. Krist Kustoms started as a custom hot rod upholstery shop in 1998,  While they still specialize in custom hot rod interiors, they now have their own line of hot rod seating and interior parts and accessories. With all of their products geared towards the hot rod enthusiast that demands products with good looks and functionality, Krist Kustoms has become a trend-setter in the hot rod interior market.


The Mean Green Gear Reduction Starter is the answer to all of your starter problems. The Mean Green Starter provides 100% more torque than an overweight stock starter. With a 4.4 to 1 gear reduction, roller bearing support, and an integrated solenoid, the Mean Green Starter can crank any engine no matter how high its static compression. Get details here.


Saber Cabinets are heavy duty metal cabinets offered at a 40%-50% discount to other comparable high-end metal cabinets.  Our cabinets are not the light-weight, flimsy cabinets sold at Big Box stores.  With solid steel construction and double wall panels, Saber Cabinets can handle all of your work area and storage needs.  By selling Factory Direct to the customer we are able to offer our cabinets at low prices without compromising quality.  For details  look here..

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GM Performance Motor is an authorized GM dealer that sells genuine GM Performance Parts online with most Engines in Stock. Browse or search our selection of GM Performance Engines, we have in stock and ready to ship to you. We keep our warehouse fully stocked and have a huge inventory of GM Performance Parts.  We have some of the lowest prices on GM Performance Parts, GM Performance Engines, and GM Performance Transmissions.  Take a look.

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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 have been receiving an unprecedented number of show coverages....  it’s our BUSY  SEASON  and we still have  many shows in our  “que”  to be put together and go online... so please be patient as we work to get them all done... Thanks to our fantastic Roving Reporters for doing such a great job.  If you have pictures from a show or cruise near you send them to us and we’ll do an article on your show.  ...     [email protected]  

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Big Al Liebmann was at Jalopyrama in MD this week

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Sam Flowers went to Roamin Relics with his fellow Roving Reporter Bruce Morris from Australia !  .  ..

Les Bateman also went to Roamin Relics ...  it’s always such a nice show... and good friends of Hotrodhotline.  ..

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David Popper went to a nice show in  Alameda

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Great cars at the Mirror Lakes Classic from Donald Walsh

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Ray Schuler got tons of pics at GG  Bowling Green

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The last cruise of the year for the Somernites Cruise schedule was really a great time.. it topped off a wonderful year for the good folks of Somerset, Ky

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Bing Gatewood took in a nice show in  North Carolina

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More pics from the California Hot Rod Reunion... Joe Kerr got some great shots !

 We add new shows every day so keep checking back for the latest.
See this weeks shows here !   We list the shows by the date we have posted them and we are running a week to two weeks after the shows before they are posted so if you looked for something on a show that was held a few weeks ago... keep checking  as we just may have it online soon.

We are adding RECORD Numbers of Cars For Sale so check back often to see the newest ads.

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This little trailer isn’t a Featured Ad but the same person put a couple of really cool vintage trailers  online today...  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 !

We continue to sell more cars and list more private party cars than any other online venue... You can see new featured ads

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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 7  pages of catalogs to choose from  and many downloadable catalogs too !

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The New Real Estate Section of our Classifieds is off to a FANTASTIC start...  the homes are getting tons of exposure and we’re adding new  home listings already.  This great looking home in Fallbrook, CA has a fantastic setup for car guys !    Check out the latest listings and if YOU have a car enthusiast home to sell... We have the audience you are trying to reach !     Take a look here  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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