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HotrodHotLine Newsletter
Dec 1  2011 

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   This is a time of year when we all sort of look back at the year gone by and plan for the future ... and here at Hotrodhotline.com  it’s no different.  We reflect on what we have done and plan for the future.   In looking back at the past year, we are really just amazed at the growth we have seen, and how much our readers have become a part of our “community” and our publication.    Just a few  “Fast Facts”  about  Hotrodhotline  so far in  2011 for you.

1)  In  2011   Hotrodhotline  had  1620  Event Coverage Articles   with literally  Hundreds of Thousands of Pictures.  Our show articles have from 100 to as many as 1000 photos in  each article. 
2)   In 2011  Hotrodhotline had over 185,000 PAGES  indexed with Google search.
3)  In 2011  Hotrodhotline published over 2130  Articles
4)  In 2011  Hotrodhotline grew to include  220 Business Advertisers
5)  In 2011  Hotrodhotline grew to have 1.5 Million Banner Ad Views Per DAY
6)  In 2011 Hotrodhotline had 11.5 MILLION  car ad views
7)  In 2011 Hotrodhotline had articles and show coverages submitted by over 200 contributors.

WOW...  that looked pretty good to us ... looks like we have a tall order if we are to beat these records in 2012 ... so what’s next ?

Well....   In the next month we are implementing a whole new look and new software that will help us deliver even MORE content to you even more quickly.  As technology changes, we are dedicated to be on top of it all, and be able to offer you all of the features you want and need.  All articles will be searchable and all  will remain archived as they are now but will be easier to access.  We are also  adding more and more professional writers and photographers  to bring you news and tech information.   So stay tuned  as we try to make  2012 even better. 
And we also want to THANK YOU ....  it’s because of you, our readers and our friends, that we are able to achieve so much .... and we appreciate each and every one of you.

You can see ALL of the stories we have published this week by going directly to  www.HotRodHotline.com 


Margie and Robert Petersen

Beverly Hills, Calif. (November 27, 2011) -- Margie Petersen, lifelong philanthropist, wife of the late publishing magnate Robert E. Petersen and co-founding benefactor of Southern California Petersen Automotive Museum, passed away peacefully at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif.  A beautiful and active lady, Margie McNally Petersen was born and raised in New York ....   read more here

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Well.... It is almost THAT time of year again ...  and while most of us would just LOVE to wake up to a Christmas morning like this... it just probably won’t happen ...

So ... to help your car guys and gals happy you’ll need to be checking out all of the goodies offered by many of our businesses here.   You can probably do ALL of your Christmas shopping right here in our Buyers Guide ...  let’s take a look at a few suggestions ...

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Tex Smith’s new book is a novel we know you’ll enjoy.

Trick Truck N Rod has these cool billet business card holders.   Look here

Double K Originals has some great Hot Rod Gal Gifts.

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Busted Knuckle Garage is offering some great gift ideas

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Butch’s Cool Stuff has some great stainless garage signs. Look at their large selection.

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Custom Autosound is a great place to get new tunes for your Rod or Muscle Car ...they have a large selection of retro look units what a great gift that would be.

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Ruckus Rods has a HUGE Selection of tin signs .. great gift idea.

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Tom Fritz amazing Hot Rod Prints would make a FANTASTIC gift.

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Lot’s to choose from at Garage Art !

We have dozens more advertisers that have GREAT Gift Ideas ...  Scroll through our Vendor Directory and find the perfect gift for your Car Guy or Gal.  Check it out here  and get all your shopping done now.

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    We are very pleased to announce a new partnership with ANPAC’s  Chrome Insurance.  Chrome will be sponsoring our Event Listing  Section and will be offering our readers the opportunity to have their car shows and cruises listed in the Chrome IPhone app. as well as on the Anpac Chrome site .. in addition to your listing here on Hotrodhotline..  Stay tuned for lots more from this partnership .... and check out the Chrome Ap


We’re SELLING CARS  at Hotrodhotline  !
We’ve been online since 1999 and offer the best results and great service !

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sold anglia project
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And we can Sell YOUR Car too....

Did you know that you can 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. 

This is the time of year when we are working on our cars ... and we need many products ...  this is a great place to find the new products and services you need, and we have lots more in our  News Section and our New Products Section

Alan Grove Components  Due to the renewed interest in nostalgia motors we have designed a bracket for the 401/425 Nailhead Buick. Steel bracket mounts to the intake and water crossover manifold.  Take a closer look here.

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Dolphin Gauges   Dolphin Wiper Arms   Wiper Arms are now available. Billet Aluminum Wiper Arms provide a nice look to any vehicle. Available in two sizes and sold as a pair.   Take a closer look here

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ENGINE FACTORY has a long list of happy customers ...  and now you can actually see many of our complete engines running in videos.  Take a look.. find your perfect engine  choice and then listen to it run.  This is really an awesome set of videos.


Painless Performance... 6 Switch Pro Street Panel
  6 Switch Pro Street toggle panel which includes push button start, ignition, fuel pump, water pump, fan and 2 accessories.   Learn more here

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 Clayton Machine Works  Polished aluminum Valve Covers with integrated breather and pcv assembly.   Removable center section gives you unlimited customizing possibilities.  Tall style clears most roller rockers.   Fits small block Chevy engines.  Center bolt style also available.  These are Outstanding.. Take a look

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Compu-Tronix  Distributorless Ignition System. is an ultra High Performance Distributorless Ignition System for those that are SERIOUS about Performance.By isolating the electronics and incorporating them into our billet aluminum lid, we are able to retrofit technology from this century into your classic American V8.  Get all of the details here


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Of all hot rod steering wheels, the ’40 wheel has to be one of the most popular and best looking.  Its design lends itself to a two-tone paint theme, and let’s face it, it’s just a downright cool looking steering wheel.  This version from JULIANO’S is completely identical to the original except it’s machined from solid aluminum and comes with a lifetime warrantee against cracking. Take a closer look


Kwik Wire   2nd Generation 14 Circuit Harness
This harness will adapt to G.M., Ford, and Mopar as a cut to fit harness. This harness is based on G.M. color codes. Each group of wires are long enough to adapt to almost any street rod. All of our harnesses are built with GXL type wire that is intended for use in the engine compartment where higher heat resistance is required. . Get the details here

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Performance Online The engineers at Performance Online have expanded their performance suspension product line. Now available for the First Time is the New geometrically improved tubular Lower control arm for 1965-70 Full Size Chevy cars. These control arms are the key to fine tuning your suspension and offer increased caster for high speed stability. Made from large diameter DOM tubing, the arms also help with the camber angle problems often found when running drop spindles or coil springs.    Check it out

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Radir Wheels Has been Quenching the Thirst of traditional Hot Rodders and Drag Racers with 60's Style Products for years,  Now they have a great selection of Spinners to add that traditional touch to your rod. Check it our here

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Spal USA  Top of the Line  High Performance Hot Rod Fan.11" Paddle Blade High Performance Fan / 12V Pusher Top of the line in our high performance fan series featuring a paddle blade design for increased airflow and reduced fan noise.   Get the details here

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Vintage Air 1964-67 GTO Gen IV SureFit System. The Gen IV™ climate control system now delivers Vintage Air's proven "just right temperatures" and dehumidified defrost for 1964-67 GTO. The Gen IV™ uses an exclusive fully electronic microprocessor control system that requires no cables or vacuum connections. Learn more here

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Welder Series It's easier than you think to make a sweeping bend in your rectangular tubing- these frame curves from Welder Series let the home builder produce a professional looking chassis without expensive machinery. All you need is a welder!Designed for rear kickups, center sections, frames, etc… perfect for builders looking for a smooth bend in either direction that doesn’t require special machineryl  Check it out

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Weedetr Street Rod Components Specializing in  Suspension and Suspension components for Fat Fender Cars and Street Rods for over 30 years.  Ultimate rear suspension kit New 9" Ford rear end assemblies can be added to any of our rear suspension kits. The basic unit consists of a new housing with the mounting brackets for any of OUR rear suspension kits installed, new axles with bearings installed and new seals. Get more info here.

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Fatman Fabrications  A dropped spindle can be the best way to lower the stock suspension on a hot rod, maintaining full travel while tucking the tires into the fenders.  A disc brake upgrade would be the next item on your list.  Using the new in house CNC machining capability, Fatman just designed their new 2”dropped spindles for the ’57-’60 Cadillac. An integral mount for the effective and easy to source ’70-’81 Camaro caliper is used along with the ’73-’87 12” Chevy PU  rotor.  Get the details here

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 BedWood for Trucks, a manufacturer of quality BedWood kits  made in America for trucks, customs and hot rods, is now offering six new exotic woods.  BedWood was already the leader in wood offerings for truck bed kits, but it has upped the ante with even more exotic woods from which to choose..  Take a look

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The Ford C4 and C6 transmissions are two of the best performing, most durable transmission ever built. By adding a Gear Vendors Under/Overdrive to these transmissions you have an unbeatable package far superior to any factory overdrive automatic and with 6 close ratio gears for performance.  Read more here

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Specialty Power Windows Model A Ford Window Kit!
  This is a complete window kit. It comes standard with Chrome switches. This kit was developed specifically for the Model "A" Fords, using the popular GM style motors. Your "A" street rod will cruise in style with a set of SPW windows!
Take a closer look here

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  Dynamat DynaPad is a four-layer composite barrier that provides excellent acoustic attenuation and thermal insulation. This heavier material utilizes "Dissimilar Layer Insulating" technology that solves two of the most difficult automotive problems - exhaust system heat and low frequency noise. DynaPad is used primarily on the floor.
Read more here


HD® Nitro SealTM is a revolutionary two part copolymer paint sealant system that is designed to be used by everyone who owns a vehicle. It is easily applied by hand; so anyone can do it. No need for endless manuals, polishers, or equipment. HD® Nitro SealTM will make your car look newer than when you bought it. This two part process is the first of its kind. Learn More Here

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Hedman's ELITE Hedders are the best you can buy. They have thicker flanges. stronger wall tubing and a thermal coating that withstand full-throttle thrashing and torturous towing.   The extreme-duty construction protects against burnout and exhaust leaks caused by the excessive heat and vibration present in high performance and towing applications. ELITE Hedders outlast and outperform ordinary hedders. Read more

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Image Street Rods   can take care of all your Plasma Cutting needs... check out this video of the very cool cnc Plasma Cutter they have.  This bad boy can make virtually any piece you need. Take a look

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Steves Auto Restoratons is not only a premier shop that can build you a first class car, but they also are the finest fabricator around. Rear Rolled Pan - 1932 Roadster and 5W Coupe Hiboy.  Finishes off the bottom of the body when not using stock gas tank or fenders (specify body manufacturer). Includes 1" wide mounting flange on top edge. Can be welded or bolted to bottom edge of body. 3" tall from top to bottom.   Check it out here

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Surf City Garage’s  Pro Detailing Package
  Everything you need to detail your ride to perfection like a pro, inside and out, from cleaning and polishing to sealing to waxing and from tires & wheels to leather & vinyl interiors  IT’s quite a package... check it out here for a great gift idea.

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Enter to win a FREE PAIR OF BIG BITE ROTORS every week from Stainless Steel Brakes. Big Bite cross drilled Rotors are premium OE replacement brake rotors with high performance cross drilled and slotted rotors for high performance and durability. These O.E dimensioned cross drilled rotors have a superior metal alloy composition for maximum durability. Get the details here

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Saldana Racing Products   December Sale includes not only their  39 - 40 Ford Radiators but their  56 T Bird,  and 36 Ford Radiators as well.  Take a close look at the  quality of Saldana products and get your radiator on sale this month. Look here

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

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

The East Coast Indoor Nats is THIS WEEKEND... Big Al Liebmann will be on the scene and this show promises to be a real winner.  The hall will be filled with the finest cars in the country and there are fun filled events for the entire family.  . Check it out here


Good Guys Rod & Custom Association has wrapped up their 2011 schedule but they are already planning for a fabulous  2012 schedule of events.  With new shows added, and some changes in locations for some events .. you’ll want to check out the new schedule and make you plans early.  Take a Look

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NSRA’s  schedule for 2012 is out and it looks like it will be a banner year.   With much planned for their stable of shows,  Joining the NSRA gives you many benefits including discounted show admission, safety inspections, your monthly magazine and much more.  The New NSRA Schedule for 2012 is  now online. So be sure to check that out as well.


It’s time to start thinking about  2012 and the BIG Indoor shows that are coming up ...  Grand National Roadster Show is already in full swing with lots of fantastic features planned.  This year’s theme is  “Back to the Future”  How cool is that ?     You can make your plans now to be a part of this great show...  We can’t wait to get there.    Check it out and register now


There is SO MUCH planned for Sacramento Autorama in 2012,  One big NEW feature will be the Club Building with over 200 club members participating... Suede Palace,  Pinstripers... and of course the Koolest Kustoms on the planet...    Check it out and register now


It’s the 80th Birthday for the 32 Ford and the Petersen Museum is celebrating BIG TIME ...  Deuce Week will be devoted to the celebration and Hotrodhotline.com is proud to be sponsoring the event.   Every day brings a different event...  Rod Shop Tours,  Concerts,  Hot Rod Roundtable... and SO MUCH MORE... Register NOW


If you have a show or event coming up  be sure to let us know about it so we can get you posted in our Event Listings AND in the Anpac Mobile IPhone system.  please email us and we’ll be happy to post them in our Event Listings for FREE ! Email details to [email protected]

Our readers just LOVE to see pictures and stories sent in by YOU....  it’s great to share you  build,  your garage shots,  and your RIde with your fellow rodders.  You can send in any pictures you would like to share and we’ll put them online for you.  Just email to [email protected]     Take a look at some of what other car guys have sent in ... and then SEND US YOURS .....

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William Quinn sent in some great shots of his very cool 33 Willys.  He just finished this car and it looks like he did a great job.  It ‘s powered by a 383 Stroker SBC and has a lot of really nice components.  Take a look at  Williams car and see what a great job he did right here.

One of our readers favorite sections is the Barn and Field Finds....  That’s because we all dream of finding that treasure that’s been stashed away in someones barn or garage for years... and you know... It does happen.   Jeff Berry found real treasure recently.

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BASF Paint News Justin Bieber’s BASF Flat Black Cadillac CTS-V  The boys over at West Coast Customs did a new 2011 Cadillac CTS-V for singing superstar Justin Bieber on a recent episode of “Inside West Coast Customs”. His CTSV is painted in our BASF R-M Carizzma Flat Black paint, and features many other cool items. Take a closer look here

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The Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix celebrates how we decorated, dressed up, dined, and drank during the holidays in the 50s and 60s with his Retro Holiday Slide Shows, slated to take place at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, CA on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m..  Get all of the details on this really fun show here

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The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association closed the 2011 season on a high note with the 1st annual Fall Del Mar Nationals at the Del Mar Fairgrounds north of San Diego over
 Thanksgiving weekend. The first time event attracted well over a thousand cars and a bustling holiday weekend crowd.

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The Thanksgiving spirit was enhanced by a toy drive which produced over 2,000 toys for the needy children of San Diego County. In addition, over $2,500 was raised in support of the Camp Pendleton “Wounded Warriors” detachment. The nationwide Wounded Warriors Project is a program designed to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.  Check it out

RetroPower started out more than 20 years ago in Liberty, Texas as a father and son “quality time” project. We finished our first car even before the boys had a driver’s license. The boys drove Camaros and Chevelles to High School that they built and still drive custom built hotrods to this day.  Read more here

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Ruth Engineering & Racing, Inc has developed a tribute to the infamous Cheetah. The project started in 2006. The idea was born from the retro-rod industry that is popular now. With our Corvette history we decided to create our own version of a Cheetah that we could market to the experienced builder.  Check it out here.

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Do you have some moldings or trim parts that look like this ??  Are you  in or near  Ohio ??? Then Superfine Shine is the place you need to get your  parts looking like new.   Take a look at how great these parts turned out after being sent to Super Fine Shine.. Check it out here.

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This is just one of several cars offerred for sale by Snug Harbor Hot Rods...  Midnight Rose   1932 Ford Coupe  
$46,900.00   Kilbourne Glass Body, Kilbourne Chassis Frame, Boxed 32 Rails, Tie Rod And Ends, Pitman Arm And Chrome Shocks, Chrome Rear 4 Bar And Coilover Shock, Front Disc Brakes, Drum Rear, Side Opening Hinge Kit.. and more.. get details on this car and others now available.

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

Speed Stuff, LLC started with my love affair with cars. Over the years, I've worked on my own and other people's cars, doing bodywork, painting, etc. When I retired, I decided to turn my hobby into a business. I've been on the other side, and know how expensive and difficult car restoration can be. I strive to offer affordable chrome and polished aluminum dress-up parts for most classic vehicles.  I want to make sure my customers have the right parts, know how to install them, and are completely satisfied with the result. Wilbur (Bill) Gooch


Since 1987, Thermo Tec has been proud to offer customers the latest in exhaust insulating and heat protection technology. Our mission has always been to use research, experience, and innovation to provide a quality product to our valued customers. Thermo Tec's goal is to exceed our customers' expectations in solving the ever-pressing destructive nature of exhaust heat.. We manufacturer over 130 products that either control heat dissipation or reflect heat away from parts and components in an unlimited number of uses.


Powertrain Control Soulutions (PCS)  is pleased to introduce the new Simple Shift transmission controller. Simple Shift is the latest breakthrough in electronic overdrive transmission control. No laptops or hand-held tuning devices are required to completely control shift points, shift firmness, and torque convertor lockup. All parameters are simply adjusted with easy-to-use dials on the end of the Simple Shift unit. Want a little firmer shift? Dial it up a notch! Do you want it to shift at a lower rpm? Dial it down


HEMI’s   HEMI’s  HEMI’s... thats what Hot Heads Research and Racing  is all about !   No matter what part you need for you Hemi, you’ll find it at Hot Heads... along with  some very nice car people to help you find exactly what you need.  CHeck out the folks at Hot Heads

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Performance Suspension Techonolgy has been the #1 name in musclecar suspension since 1984. We offer a complete line of Front End Rebuild Kits that save time and money by providing a complete, all-in-one package. Our Original Performance Front End Kits restore your musclecar’s front end to factory standards, and our world-famous POLYGRAPHITE® Front End Kits offer a stiffer, near-zero deflection bushing to significantly improve your handling.  Check out our entire line here


The show season may be winding down a bit but you’d never know it here at Hotrodhotline .... we’re still getting in nearly 100 shows a week... so please be patient as we work to get them all online.  If you have pictures from a show that you would like to share...    Email us   at  [email protected] 

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Cars and Coffee in Florida... great cars

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Great looking cars at Good Guys  Del Mar Fall Show

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Joes Garage Show in Virginia from Bing Gatewood

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Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago from our friend Ritchie

Over the river and through the woods of Virginia with Chuck Shotwell

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Good Guys Scottsdale from Ty Perkins

Redneck Rumble last Sept. from Butch Pate

Sunday Mystery Cruise from Big Al Liebmann

This is just a FRACTION of the shows that came in this week
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 but do have the show date in the description. so they are not in order by the date of the show, but by the date we posted them.  .

Check out the latest Listings.... but be sure to come back daily as we had many new cars for sale every day.

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Hotrodhotline.com  has been helping rodders sell their cars now for THIRTEEN +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.    

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


This recent listing in our Real Estate for Car Guys is a South Florida Auto Body Shop ... really a nice looking property.

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This residence in Tucson, Az. includes an 8 bay garage featured for sale by owner.  Take a look

I From Ohio to Texas and all points in between  f you have a commercial automotive property for sale or lease, we have a huge audience for you and it’s only $150. for six  months to run an ad.  

  We’ve  ALL Got Parts.... and we all NEED Parts...  that’s why you should be checking  out the Parts Section of our Classifieds ... AND .. those parts you’ve been tripping over all winter...  the ones that you keep moving out of the way when you’re working in the garage ???   Yes... THOSE ONES....  You can sell them right here. The Ads are FREE ....  and there’s probably someone a few miles away who needs those parts... but they don’t know your HAVE THEM....  Unless you advertise them here.

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This is a great time to clear out your garage of those old parts you won’t be using this year... because  someone else NEEDS them !   People all over the country cruise through these parts ads...  there could be a guy a few miles away who needs those parts you want to sell... and they don’t know you have them.... so LIST YOUR PARTS FREE !  Help a fellow rodders and get some extra $$$ in your pocket.


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Don’t Forget....  Hotrodhotline.com  has  TWENTY THREE different section with New Articles Added Every DAY....  Check out the categories below to find some great stories and pictures.

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 Almost all of what we have at Hotrodhotline is sent in by our Readers... so if you  have show pictures,  a story,  something interesting to share... we’d LOVE to post it for you... Just send to  [email protected]


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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