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Dec 22 ,2011

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We want to wish all of our friends, our readers a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah... and we hope you all  have a tree that looks like this one on Sunday morning ..... 

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Our Newsletter is short today ....    just a bit of news ... and some reminders of all of the  different sections here at Hotrodhotline that you might enjoy cruising through.     This year is already a RECORD Year for Car Show Articles ... we have so many fantastic Roving Reporters who share their car show adventures ... it’s great... so check out the shows you may have missed this year ...  then see what else we have here for you.

We are also working on a new software system that will bring significant changes to both the appearance and the navigation here at be on the lookout for the new site to show up  by the 1st of the year .....  we’re very excited about the new changes and we know you’ll just love them !

   Some still hang on to that old tale that you can’t sell a car in the  Winter....  WELL, is here to throw that myth out the door !  We sell cars ALL YEAR LONG .....    So if you have been thinking of selling your car but though you’d wait until Spring.... Don’t do it... get that car SOLD Now ....   We’ve been selling cars for readers since 1999 and plenty of them sell in the Fall and Winter.

You can have a Featured Ad with 6 pictures and Unlimited Words for only $125.  and it will run for SIX MONTHS .....

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. 

Are You MISSING Out on  ALL That We Have on ?
We have TONS of Great Stories and Articles coming in all the time ... there are Twenty Three different sections .... all with lots to see and read.  Take a few minutes and check out some of the sections you may not have known about here at Hotrodhotline.  And REMEMBER .... most of our articles come from our Readers.... That’s YOU ...  so if you have pictures or a story to tell...  send it to us at  [email protected]

[Home Page]    [2011 Show Coverage]   [Press  Releases]   [Barn  & Field Cars]
[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

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

Clayton Machine Works (December 21, 2011) New Updated Website.

Julianos Hot Rod Parts (December 21, 2011) You’ll love visiting this “Seatbelt Superstore”, where you can shop for the exact seatbelt system you have in mind. They offer a Huge variety of colors, as well as styles.

Motorsports Hall of Fame (December 21, 2011) Finalists for the next enshrined into the Hall of Fame have been determined. The class of 2012 Inductees will be announced early in the year. Who will be selected?

Zigs Street Rods (December 21, 2011) Dash Inserts with Senders By Classic Instruments. Panels designed for a show-stopping dash-board appearance!

Wheel Vintiques (December 21, 2011) Get the vintage look you want without spending a fortune, with these 20 Series Solid Bare wheels from Wheel Vintiques.

Vintage Glass (December 21, 2011) Converting 2-piece Flat to 1-piece Curved ONLY. Comes with Gasket. All glass is tempered. Custom made in the U.S.A.

Unisteer Performance Products (December 21, 2011) Racer's Corner - Offering a number of options for racers for many makes/models of cars.

Superior Glass Works (December 21, 2011) Introduces the addition of a one-piece, fiberglass, hood top for the 1941-1946 Chevrolet pickup and panel trucks.

Ron Francis Wiring (December 21, 2011) Headlight Switch - This switch includes dome light or interior light circuit, headlights, running lights and dimmer for dash lights.

Retro Power (December 21, 2011) 1933 Chevy aptly named “Old Ironsides” as well as the accompanying B-25 Mitchell bomber, named the “Yellow Rose”

Racing Power Company (December 21, 2011) Flame SB Ford Engine Dress-up Kit. Fits 1962-85 SB Ford 260-289-302-351W & 5.0L

RJays Speed Shop (December 21, 2011) New Product - Chevy HEI Performance Distributor with Coil and Red Cap

Purdee Industries (December 21, 2011) Chrome Turn Down Tips.

®Optima Batteries (December 21, 2011) RedTop® high-performance AGM battery is the ultimate high-CCA starting battery designed to deliver the strongest 5-second ignition power for a reliable start-up every time.

OBrien Truckers (December 21, 2011) Stock Toppers. O’Brien Truckers has a selection of these products that we make and keep in stock ready to ship to you. See what we have in stock.

Nu-Relics Power Windows (December 21, 2011) 1932 Ford - We have power windows for almost all street rods, classic cars and trucks thru the 1980's.

March Performance (December 21, 2011) Want a quick way to get to the thousands of great products March Performance offers right at your fingertips? Check our Online Catalog

Jasper Engines & Transmissions (December 21, 2011) Install a completely remanufactured Jasper gas engine in your vehicle and get the best of both worlds. Built to meet or exceed OEM specifications, and have a 3 year/100,000 mile nationwide

Hurst Shifters (December 21, 2011) Manual Shifters Oldsmobile 442 Applications just one of the shifters available depending on transmission configuration

Hooker Headers (December 21, 2011) With Hooker Super Competition the objective has always been to make the maximum horsepower and to put it at the optimum point in the power curve.

Holley Performance Products (December 21, 2011) New Oil Fill Cap for LS engines removes the oil fill tube that come stock on LS engines and replaces it with a cap that can be configured five ways plus the option to custom paint it at home

Hot Heads Research & Racing Inc (December 21, 2011) New Product - DUI / HEI Ignitions - Chrysler, Dodge, DeSoto

Gearstar Performance Transmissions (December 21, 2011) Ford C6 - Level 3 Transmission with Torque Converter

Fastlane Speed and Rod Shop (December 21, 2011) Thinking about a new car??? We have 32 Coupes, Roadsters &
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Enclosed Vehicle Transport (December 21, 2011) Enclosed Exotic Car and Cycle Transport Equipment. We offer both Stacking and Non-stacking Trailers

Eddie Motorsports (December 21, 2011) Billet Hood Hinges 1964-67 GTO. 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.

ECI Hot Rod Brakes and Brackets (December 21, 2011) New 37- 48 FORD Aluminum Hub Disc Kit. This new kit uses ECI's new aluminum hubs, 11-inch dia. rotors and big piston GM calipers for maximum braking performance and good looks too.

Dutchman Motorsports (December 21, 2011) The champ quick change offers an exciting visual choice if a 9” Ford or Dana 60 rear end doesn’t tickle your fancy

Cool Craft High Performance Radiators (December 21, 2011) Ford Custom, 1963-68 V8 289/302 Radiator. Note: Can Replace 16-7/8" Wide Core, Outlet on Passenger Side, Filler Neck Center

Classic Rods & More (December 21, 2011) Classic Rods & More and Welder Series can now provide you with a PROVEN MII Hub to Hub IFS kit for your 1928-31 Ford Model A that will give you a low stance and maintain your wheels in the center of the front fenders.

Classic Performance Products (December 21, 2011) You will find everything you need for Steering, Brakes & Suspensions.

Classic Instruments (December 21, 2011) The BOG (Big Ol’ Gauge) is an all-inclusive gauge package that includes an electronic programmable speedometer, tachometer, fuel level, volt, oil pressure, and coolant temperature gauges.

Centerforce (December 21, 2011) The DYAD DS™ Multi-Disc Clutches by Centerforce ®, the next level in high-performance, is now available for all Chevy/GMC 168 tooth V-8 engines with a 10 spline disc, excluding 400” with 2pcs rear main.

Big Als Carponents (December 21, 2011) Trunk Prop - Machined aluminum ” tube with 5/16” stainless rod, latch & Hardware. Closed tube/rod length 13”.


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

Good Guys Rod & Custom Association has announced their 2012 Schedule, and it looks like a winner !  With 23 fantastic events you’ll want to check out the new events and a few location changes ... so be sure to download the 2012 schedule.


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 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 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  Get the details here

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Tickets to the 10th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA are on sale now! !  The NHRR is scheduled for Father's Day weekend, June 14-16 (Thursday through Saturday) at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The NHRR is a 3-day festival of speed, hot rods and American automotive enthusiasm. Family-fun activities include Hot Heads nostalgic drag racing, the sensational Cacklefest, free Honoree Reception, SoffSeal Show N Shine, swapmeet, vendor's midway and more. Purchase online


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.

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..

JR Custom Plating is your Minnesota chrome plating specialist. JR Custom Plating performs professional, custom chrome plating that exceeds customer specifications. Our attention to detail and meticulous quest for perfection is evident in everything we do. We offer custom chrome plating for classic automobiles and antique automobile parts, motorcycle chrome plating, nickel Not from Minnesota? We have satisfied customers from all across the United States and beyond. Clients searching for the best in custom chrome plating repeatedly send us their items when high quality work is essential.  Take a look at our work


At Summit Rod and Custom, The finest compliment we can receive is that of your friends and family. John Scaramella owner and founder has built Summit rod and custom around this simple motto. Our teams meticulous attention to detail and project planning is what our clients have come to enjoy and expect. Our technicians are chosen based on their work ethic, their experience and their love of the automotive industry. Summit Rod and Custom can perform all phases of restoration for your car and truck. Frame off restorations, traditional or topical customs, Summit Rod and Custom provides the ideas, craftsmanship and project management to every one of our projects large and small..


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 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.


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]

  Click Here NOW.... Below you will find a few of the shows put on in the past day or so ....    The DATE shown is the day we put the article on ....

Dec. 21, 2011 Cars and Coffee on Dec. 17, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pictures by Rick Merkow (1 Page)

Dec. 21, 2011
Jan's Annual Christmas Show on Dec. 18, 2011 in Hudson, FL. Pictures By Don Walsh (2 Pages)

Dec. 19, 2011
Charles Shotwell (Alias Chuck The Slacker, Cosmic Charlie) 2nd Annual Santa’s Helpers Run on Dec. 17, 2011 in Stafford, VA. (1 Page)

Dec. 19, 2011
Hot Rod Productions Joey Doggs Cruise-In on Dec. 17, 2011 in Surfside Beach, SC. Pictures By Robert Lyman (1 Page)

Dec. 19, 2011
Mooneyes 2011 Christmas Party, Car Show & Drags at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, CA on Dec. 10, 2011. Story & Photos by: Roger Rohrdanz (1 Page)

Dec. 16, 2011
Lions Last Drag Race Reunion at the NHRA Museum on Dec. 3, 2011 in Pomona, CA. Story and Photographs by Roger Rohrdanz. (1 Page)

Dec. 15, 2011
Jan’s Annual Thanksgiving Car Show for Domestic Violence on Nov. 20, 2011 in Hudson, Florida. Pictures By Don Walsh. (1 Page)

Dec. 14, 2011
La Familial Benefit Car Show Saturday, Dec. 10th 2011 in Garden City, SC. Pictures By Robert Lyman (1 Page)

Dec. 14, 2011
Mooneyes 2011 Christmas Party, Car Show & Drags at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, CA on Dec. 10, 2011. Pictures By Jerry Hatto (3 Pages)


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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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.


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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.

[Home Page]    [2011 Show Coverage]   [Press  Releases]   [Barn  & Field Cars]
[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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