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HotrodHotLine Newsletter Dec. 15 ,2011

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Hey Everyone....  Christmas is almost here ...  and  we’re pretty sure you don’t have all of your shopping done ...   You still have time to find a great gift for that car guy or gal ... here are a few ideas from our advertisers... but  if you check out our Vendor Directory you’ll   find lots of places that sell really great car - gift items. 


The artwork of Tom Fritz is a really special gift. 


Very cool Laser cut stainless signs from Butch’s Cool Stuff


Busted Knuckle Garage has a HUGE selection of great gifts


Trick Truck N Rods has these billet card holders... nice gift


For the Hot Rod Gal... very nice Retro bags from Double K Originals  hint hint


Garage Art has all you need to dress up your shop


Huge selection of very cool Tin signs at Ruckus Rods ... there’s something for everyone here.


Retro look radios for your Muscle Car or Classic ... but the electronics are modern.. great item. from Custom Autosound

Imperial Speedster ...
We think this may be the most talked about car of 2011... The Imperial Speedster owned and built by Murray Pfaff of Pfaff Designs.  Most recently this car won the Mothers Choice Award at the SEMA show. 

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We are fortunate to have had our friend Don Cenkner send us a great video presentation he shot on this car.  We know  you’ll  really enjoy it. Take a Look

By Michael Riley
There’s just something cool about a hot rod, there’s something cool about a vintage bomber, but there is something especially cool when both hot rod and bomber pay tribute to our military veterans

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This isn’t an article about a hot rod build, nor is it an article about a vintage warbird; this is simply an opportunity to extend remembrance, honor and respect.  
 One could sit here and write half a book on the build up of RETRO POWER’s 1933 Chevy aptly named “Old Ironsides” as well as the accompanying B-25 Mitchell bomber, named the “Yellow Rose”.
  Read More Here

If you thought that cars didn’t sell during the Holidays... or during winter....  You’d be WRONG ....  Just ask these Hotrodhotline Sellers who sold their cars recently....    Everything from Rods to Muscle Cars and more

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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

ENGINE FACTORY has been building quality engines since 1969.  .. You can see and  hear over  75 of our Engines actually RUNNING  on Video... Go to  and click on the VIDEOS  link...then pick your engine !  You can also see our quality machine work and all of the engines we have available.  Take a look here   at our facebook page.


 Flaming River New “Top Hat Tele” Telescoping Tilt Column  This new Telescoping Tilt Column enables 1” of column adjustability by simply moving the steering wheel towards or away from the driver. A spring loaded-design utilizes a billet lever for smooth and easy adjustment for driver comfort and clearance. The styling is based on the early Corvette steering column –  Get the details here

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  Headwinds®, the leader in custom headlights, Check out our NEW! 7" Concours Vampire Rocket Headlights.   Celebrating Our 20th Year As The Leader In Custom Headlights!Since 1992, Headwinds has proudly offered the finest quality lighting to Motorcycle, Hot Rod & Big Rig builders who demand the best. Our headlight housings are offered in 7", 5-3/4", and 4-1/2" diameters. Spotlight housings are offered in 4-1/2" & 2" diameters.
Get more details on this new headlight and a FREE SHIPPING Offer for a limited time.

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What makes McGard lug nuts better  ?  McGard Tough Nuts are designed to last for life. No chipping, peeling or rusting. Guaranteed to keep on shining for years. Our Tough Nuts are manufactured in the U.S.A. to meet the highest O.E.M. standards for safety and durability. They’re triple-nickel chrome plated for lasting beauty by our experienced staff using our own in-house plating technology. Every one is backed by a written lifetime guarantee. Get details here

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Performance Online CHECK OUT THIS NEW PRODUCT! Now available is our front disc brake conversion kit for the 1964-66 Ford Falcon car.   Performance Online's 1964-66 Ford Falcon disc brake conversion kit is the best and easiest way to convert your classic car to disc brakes. These kits are all that you need at the wheels to make your over powered Ford stop on a dime. 60 to 0 foot stopping times are greatly reduced as well as braking efficiency. Check out the details of our kit

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Performance Suspension Technologies  Lowering Springs   With Free Shipping. Springs are the “muscle” of your suspension and installing brand new units from PST is one of the easiest ways to improve your handling! Mileage, corrosion, age and hard driving all contribute to the eventual failure of springs. PST’s precision-engineered G-MAX® Lowering Springs feature a lowered ride height and increased spring rate for ultimate handling and cornering.  Learn More here

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You may think it’s the wrong time of year to think about cooling down your shop ...   BUT ... it’s the RIGHT time of year to think about a GREAT gift for the rodder on your list.  Jack got one of these last year for Christmas and he really loved it.  Check out the best gift a car guy can get from Quiet Aire ...  Take a look

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 Stainless Specialties   New!!! Tru Oval Tips
  Sweet, new tip that's a true oval; Measurements: 6" wide x 4 1/4" high x 10" overall length. Features a rolled edge & 15 degree angle cut. Fully polished, stainless steel.   Take a closer look here


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 Painless Performance Products New Rat Rod / Nostalgia Chassis Harness That was shown at SEMA 2011.  A harness to address basic needs of wiring for a basic hot rod. It consists of all black wire that is color striped and printed for identification along it's complete length. Black wires make the harness less conspicuous in open cars.  Get the details here

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Phoenix Transmission“Torque-Max”   Converters
All of our Torque Max Torque Converters are designed to maximize engine output and deliver the best performance  possible. Every Converter is built per order and custom tailored to your application,  eliminating the guess work normally associated by buying an “off the shelf” torque converter. All of our Torque Max Converters are built on precision equipment by experienced craftsmen and are computer balanced to achieve unparalleled  durability and maximum performance.   Learn More Here

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Rick's stainless steel gas tanks Rick's is the first manufacturer to offer a stainless steel street rod gas tank that can be converted to an in-tank fuel pump. This is a feature that can be engineered in all of our stainless steel gas tanks at a minimal cost. The in-tank conversion can be configured to fit any after market fuel pump of the owner's choice. We make it easy.   Learn More Here

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Top Line Industrial  What do YOU Need?? Braided Stainless Hose Assemblies? Fasteners?? AN Fittings ? Air Tools? Socket or Wrench Sets? Our friends, The Baldi Family, at Top Line Industrial, can help you with so many of your parts and tool needs. Top Line has a 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy on all of their products. Check out their website then give them a call, they’re great people who you’ll love doing business with !

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Dynamat  DynaTape lets you finish your soundproofing projects with a clean look. You can use this 1.5"-wide aluminum tape to seal seams between sheets of Dynamat or to fill gaps between your vehicle's body panels. Use DynaTape to secure wiring that's routed through your car, giving your installation a professional look while reinforcing its noise-damping properties. Get the details here

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Hedman Turbo Hedder Mufflers
Like regular Hedman TURBO Mufflers, these Hedder Mufflers are high quality turbo-style mufflers. They come from the factory with a 12" head pipe welded on, and an integrated collector.    Get complete details here

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Spirit  Industries 1930-1931 Model A Coupe
Body features:  3 1/2" Chop  Steel Re-inforced
recessed Firewall   Power Windows   Flushmount Doors   Doors pre-hung and latched   Decklid hung and latched    .   Take a closer look here

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Williams  Street Rods has a fantastic NEW Product...  It’s a Shifter Handle Adapter that will allow you to use any Shifter handle you choose on a Lokar Shifter.  Install a stainless steel Williams Shifter Adapter so you can use a different handle on a Lokar shifter. Mounting Holes are 3/8" on 7/8" center like Horst and Tremec.

A simple push from the palm of your hand allows you to change gears.  Take a closer look here

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Trick Truck n Rods  has a new  “C Notch” kit KIT INCLUDES FRAME C AND BOXING PLATE. SHAPED TO FIT INSIDE OF FRAME. JUST WELD IN and you’re all set.  Take a closer 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.


Hotrodhotline Event Schedule is now Sponsored by Chrome Insurance ... and now when you list your events FREE at you will automatically have them listed in the Chrome IPad app and on the Chrome Event Listing Page

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 !


Good Guyd Rod & Custom has announced it’s  2012 schedule, with 21 great events, there’s one near you.  Make your plans now by downloading the 2012 schedule.  Click Here


National Street Rod Association has announced their schedule for 2012 and as always there is a full schedule of fantastic  Street Rod  “Plus” events ... cars 30 years and older are welcome at all events.  Check out the entire schedule now

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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 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


The NorthEast Rod and Custom Nationals returns on March 23-25, 2012 to the Philadelphia region. 2011 was an unbelievable year, and 2012 is shaping up to be just as spectacular!! Some fantastic events and attractions are once again scheduled for this year...including the drawing of "The Gambler", the 54 Pontiac Chieftain to benefit our military. The Elite 6 and NorthEast Cup competition is back to attract some of the finest vehicles in the country!! Over $35k in cash and awards are slated to be handed out over the weekend! This is one show you DON'T want to miss!! Get all of the details


Join us February 18th and 19th at the 34th annual Motorama Events, the nations largest all indoor live action motorsports festival filling 1 million sq feet of exhibition space with everything motorsports.  Exhibit your car in the Rod and Custom Car show featuring more that 150 various awards and $15,000 in cash and prizes.  If that’s not enough to entice you, enjoy live arenacross, go kart and quarter midget racing explore the Speed  Show Get the details here

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Don’t    forget,  we have  a HUGE Calendar of Events at  and If you have a show or event coming up .. please email us and we’ll be happy to post them in our Event Listings for FREE ! Email details to [email protected]   We’re also happy to provide your event with goodie bags and giveaways for your raffles / drawings.  Contact  [email protected] for goodie bag info.

BASF Paint News 2011 Autorama Houston – Carizzma Truck    The 52nd Annual Autorama Houston was the first completed show for our BASF Carizzma Candy Painted Silverado owned by Steve from Houston. Steve won 4 awards including, 1st place in Radical Truck, Magnificent 7, Best Hand Build Radical Truck, Lone Star Rising Star Award, and Best Display. The color is our BASF R-M Carizzma Cinnamon Quartz Pearl.  Take a closer look at the outstanding paint on this truck.

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Hotronics Products offering FREE Shipping

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Battery Disconnects
Self Cancelling Turn Signals
Electronic Fan Switches

These and many many more top quality MADE IN THE U.S.A.  products are avaliable at Hotronics.  We have been working with Hotronics Products since 2000 and have always heard great things about their product line..  Check out all of the fantastic products they have then give Greg at Hotronics a call and get your order shipped FREE. Check out their line here.



Stainless Steel Brakes is offering a 10% discount on Big Bite Rotors ...  Big Bite rotors are 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.  Check it out here

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U.S. Mags has a very cool online tool....   Use the Custom Car Configurator to change wheels   See What Wheels Would Look Great On Your Car & Then   Order Today!
Check it out here

American Collectors  Insurance has the Answers to your Insurance Questions  in   The Collector Column
Make Sure You Get the Most Out of Your Collector Vehicle
 Collector vehicles should not collect dust. Nor should they only be admired through a window pane in your garage door. Too often we have come across customers limiting their car’s usage due to misunderstanding their policy or as a result of other sources providing wrong information. Let’s clear the air... read more here

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Classic Components knows that it’s the chrome work that finishes off your car ... like this great looking car ...  there’s a whole gallery of Classic Components customer cars that really drive this point home.... you’ll love looking at the great cars of Classic Components chrome

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Koul Tools wants to show you just how slick their product is... with a video showing you just how it works...  Watch while they build a complete AN Hose Assembly with the Koul Tool Check it out here...

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Check out this video from Rust Bullet
Rust Bullet’s versatility provides exceptional protection from the damaging effects of extreme weather conditions, abrasive objects, harsh chemicals, and other destructive elements. Rust Bullet performs like a powder coating but without the expense involved with the powder coating process..  Take a look here

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Eaton Spring   Technical Information
Learn everything there is to know about springs from Mike Eaton aka  The Spring Guru
We at EATON Detroit Spring believe that the more educated you are about springs and suspension, the easier our lives are...   Check it out here.


“My Dad’s Car” .....Our friend, Bill Neumann, sent us this great story from     It’s a really cool Video showing how a rodders family got together to give their Dad a fantastic surprise.... Check it out now

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Performance Plus Tire and Auto Superstore Celebrates 40th Anniversary
   On December 1st Performance Plus Tire and Auto celebrated its 40th Anniversary. The milestone was marked with a celebration at their Long Beach California Superstore.   Read their story here.

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CLASSIC INDUSTRIES “TWISTED” 1972 DUSTER WINS AWARD AT JOHN FORCE HOLIDAY CAR SHOW  .  The Duster, nicknamed “TWISTED” was restored on the eighth season of SpeedTV’s Chop Cut Rebuild in an effort to showcase how products from the Classic Industries Mopar catalog can be used to completely overhaul and customize a classic Mopar vehicle. Take a closer look here

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Steves Auto Restorations “Ram Rod” was one of the most drooled over cars at the Detroit Autorama in 2010. As a Great 8 Contender,  it captivated the crowds.  Now you can see just how the folks at SAR worked  their magic on this spectacular car. Check it out here.

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Finish Line Interiors .... has an amazing photo gallery of many of the interior jobs they have done.  You will not only see the amazing work of the Finish Line crew, but you can see some great design ideas too.  Take a look through the photo gallery here for this great looking  41 Ford Sedan.

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Kennys Rod Shop .... From high tech to low tech and all places in between... Kenny’s has a great line up of cars they have built over the past years.  This very cool 28 Model A.  Check it out here.

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Heinzman Street Rods  offers many services...  from building you a turn key car like this 32 Roadster to just supplying parts....  they build Chassis,  put together suspension packages and much more.  Located in Nebraska, Heinzman Street Rods has established themselves as a premiere Midwest shop.  Check out the 32 Build here.

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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..

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.


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


Powertrain Control Systems 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 ... Learn more here


HEMI  HEMI HEMI ...  If you’ve got one, you know how hard it is to find a good source for your parts ...  Well search no more...  Hot Heads has everything you need for your Hemi ... and they’re great folks who can help you decide exactly what you need... Whether it’s a Dodge,  Chrysler,  Plymouth, De Soto  ... if it’s a HEMI - We’re the people to contact... Take a look

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Performance Suspension Technology 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


Ricks Tanks is the countrys premier manufacturer of hand crafted stainless steel tanks. Whether your project requires basic features, or technical chambering with staged multiple pumps you can rest assure your product will be hand made with the highest of standards and concourse quality. We have an extensive product line of production fuel tanks specializing in but not limited to mid 50s through early 70s muscle cars, and trucks.


Double R Trailers invites you to build your custom trailer with us. Our design team will help you build the trailer of your dreams while staying within your budget. Double R Trailers is where dreams become reality! We build all types of enclosed trailers. All of our trailers are steel frame and aluminum smooth skin. Truly this is the best of both worlds. You cannot beat the integrity that only steel offers with the aesthetic appeal, easy maintenance and low weight of aluminum smooth skin. 


Tex Smith Books  has a special offer that’s good through Jan. 31, 2012.   They have 4 of their most popular books on Sale at $22.95  PLUS  if you buy one of these books, you can get their  “Guide to Building a Basic Hot Rod”  for only $11. 
Get the details here for ordering by phone.

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Inland Empire Driveline Service
  Holiday Sale
 Through January 31, 2012 we are offering our 3-inch diameter, custom made, steel drive shaft for $325.00.  Get all of the details here


LoJack® for Classics
Buy Online or Call 1-800-838-1177 x3873 Use Promo Code: CCA1HH295 and pay only $295! That’s $400 OFF the MSRP! Limited time offer.
LoJack® for Classics is the only stolen vehicle recovery system used by police and the only one that recovers your vehicle in 24 hours—or your money back. We have a greater than 90% success rate on cars and trucks, using Radio Frequency technology that tracks your vehicle where GPS can’t.
The innovative self-powered system won’t interfere with your vehicle’s battery or wiring. And our covert and noninvasive installation is carefully done by a certified technician.
LoJack for Classics is also available with Early Warning, which alerts you by phone, e-mail and text if your vehicle moves.


Now Available
that will alert you if your car is moved ... Check it Out

We’re breaking records for car show articles this year again...  Thanks to our fantastic Roving Reporters who are doing such a great job ... If you have pictures to share with your fellow rodders  you can upload them at   if you have questions email us   [email protected]

We have added  DOZENS  of car show articles this week... to see them ALL  Click Here NOW.... Below you will find a few of the shows put on in the past day or so ....   

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Bo Huff Thank You show in Nevada from Bruce Levine

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East Coast Indoor Nats was a  spectacular success and Big Al was there for us.

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John Force Christmas Show was outstanding..  Roger Rohrdanz got some great shots

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Mason Dixon show from Jay Bernard

Mooneyes Christmas Show by Jerry Hatto

Ventura Coachmen show from  Rick Merkow

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.  .

We’re starting off setting records this spring .....    Check out the new listings every day and if you have a car to selll.....   We can help you

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feat 72 el camino  has been helping rodders sell their cars now for TWELVE +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

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Just Two of our recent Car Guy Homes...  Check them all out now... and if you have a home or commercial property that is looking for a  Car Guy Owner... we can show it off for you.

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Million Dollar View in the Ozarks for only $240,000 includes a huge shop... and a great rambler in Washington for $309,000 are among recent Car Guy properties listed here.  Check them out.

  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.


We also want to remind you about our  EMPLOYMENT Ads .... If you have a job opening in the auto industry this is a great place to advertise it ...  we have many talented people in our readership who may be looking for a job.Check it out here


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Don’t Forget....  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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[Blast to the Past]   [Book Reviews]  [Build Articles]  [Buyers Guide]   [Classifieds]  [Club Directory]   [Event Listings]   [From our Friends]   [Garage Shots]                  [Guest  Columnists]    Hot Rod M.D.    New Products]    [Newsletter Archive]
[Order a Catalog]    [Our Heroes]    [Rodders Forum]    [Rodders Row] [Shop Tours] [Vendor Directory]    Young Rodders]  [Advertising Information] [Modern Rods

 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]


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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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