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Dec  8, 2011, 2011

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   We have a new article this week from Tex Smith as he visits a Shop in OZ  where craftsman, Rod Hadfield, builds grills.  This shows the process for a 33 grill.  Very interesting story ... Check it out here.

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Our friend 17 year-old Jessica Clark became just the third female USAC champion in history, and the first to win two championships, winning two USAC Focus Midget championships behind the wheel of the Jessica Clark Racing #44 Focus Midget.  We love to see young people getting so involved in Rodding and Racing...  keeps our hobby alive and keeps us all young !  Check out the story here.

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Race Car and Trailer stolen Dec 7th in Las Vegas, NV ...  Need your help to locate this car. Get the details here.

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Young Rodders WANTED...

Rodders like William Gann, who has a real  “heart” for cars and racing.  We are reviving our Young Rodders contest in 2012, so if you send in your story and pictures you are eligible to win some really nice prizes from our advertisers.  Check out Williams ride ... then send us YOURS

  Christmas Gift Ideas

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.

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Trick Truck N Rod has these cool billet card holders

The art of Tom Fritz is a gift anyone would love

Great Retro bags from Double K


Tex Smith’s new Novel ...

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Cool tin signs from Ruckus Rods

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Retro look with new tech from Custom Autosound for you muscle car or classic

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Huge selection of signs and much more at Garage Art

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The Busted Knuckle Garage has some great gift items

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Cool Stainless Laser Cut signs at Butchs Cool Stuff


We used to think that fall / winter was not a good time to sell a car... but the internet and Hotrodhotline have put that old addage to rest... WE”RE  SELLING CARS !  We’ve been selling your cars online since 1999 and if you need help we’re just a phone call away...  877-700-2468

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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

Through January 31, 2012 we are offering our 3-inch diameter, custom made, steel drive shaft for $325.00.
  These shafts will handle up to 500 HP, arrive complete and ready to install in your car. They are balanced, include the correct transmission yoke and universal joints for your car and can be up to 52 inches between u-joint centers.  Get all the details here

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Hotronics Products offering FREE Shipping
              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
Get details here

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The B&M Shift Improver Kit the easiest way to get the stout performance you've always wanted out of your automatic transmission - and you get two modes of performance to select from: Heavy Duty, or Street/Strip. It's our least expensive and simplest to install kit. All you need are a few dollars and some hand tools! In the space of an afternoon, you can turn your transmission into a B&M-tuned unit! Just ask the thousands of satisfied customers that have installed one in their transmissions.  Take a look here

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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


Classic Performance Products 500 Series™ Power Steering Boxes for 1955-57 Chevrolet .  The 500 Series is truly the best of its kind. It is the only box on the market today manufactured with a one piece housing, “no welding,” all new parts (unlike our competitors!), uses original pitman arm and has a 14-1 ratio. CPP’s 500 Series box has been factory-tested to ensure quality that you have come to expect from us.  Get the details here

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The GM Powered RETRO SERIES harness is designed with 40+ years experience in the do-it-yourself wiring business. It is very similar in design to what Ron started with in 1974 but with a few twists and turns to bring it up to today’s capabilities! It is a 12 circuit model that is nearly completely pre-wired. A ‘drop in’ harness for that cost conscious enthusiast who does not intend to upgrade any components other than the running gear and steering column.  Learn More here

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 O’BRIEN TRUCKERS now offers these ultra-cool valve cover breathers patterned after the ones released by G-T Equipment in 1964, featuring a distinctive 4-fin design.  Add your own color between the fins for extra detail, as shown, and they really “pop”..  Each breather comes fully polished with stainless steel mounting hardware and a custom die-cut gasket to properly seal it to the valve cover surface.  Learn more here

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Brice Thomas  Aluminum Radiators    SALE
Custom Dodge Radiator      
  1970 TO 1972 DODGE CHARGER 6.2, 6.6, 7.0, 7.2 MODINE 375, 1970 TO 1972 CHALLENGER
 Take a closer look here

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Coys Wheel....Specializing in Hot Rod & Muscle Car Wheels Check out Coys line of  C-5 Wheels
It includes many variations on the C-5 design designed  specifically by Randy Coy.   See them here

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The House of Kolor Digital Paint booth has always been amazing... but NOW ... they introduced a new version at the SEMA show that is really over the top. We had a chance to see a demo at the NSRA Show in LVille... and we know you’re going to love it.  Check out the original version and bookmark their site for the new one  Check it out

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EZ Wiring New Wiper Kit   Includes motor, wiring, switch, wiper transmissions which fits common sized wiper arms, and aluminum tubing for housing the drive cable. Price is 145.00 GET YOURS NOW
Learn more here

JB Microfinish  The All American Door Latch Knob & Trim package has been created to compliment any interior, especially when used with our other All American pieces. This kit comes complete with 3" long " threaded rods to attach to your latch mechanism, as well as the necessary stainless hardward to fasten to your door. Take a closer look here

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Wheel Vintiques   “Supreme Street Rod Wheels” offers a great looking wheel in many sizes and back spaces.  Take a closer look .... you’ll be wanting these on your rod once you see them !  Check it out here

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Butch’s Cool Stuff  Stainless Steel Tube Grilles
Original Style Horizontal OR Brand New Vertical Style
 Available in early December for a VARIETY of cars
Get the details here

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Concept One New Ford 351 Cleveland / 351M-400 Pulley Systems
  At Last! An exciting new pulley system for the revered Ford 351 Cleveland and the torquey 351M-400 Ford engines. Compact and ultra stylish, these high quality pulley systems for the Ford 351C / 351M-400 engines are designed for unmatched reliability.  Get a close look at this system here.

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ACCU AIR  e-Level™ Air Suspension Controller
  The e-levelTM controller offers the ability to save three unique vehicle heights into memory at the touch of a button using TruPositionTM Height Sensors installed in each corner of your suspension. These three heights are then instantly accessible from the TouchPadTM or Rocker Switch Interface.  This is a truly fine piece of equipment and the design / looks can’t be beat. Check it out here.

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Heidts New 1964 1/2 -’70 Ford Mustang “Bolt-In” Independent Rear Suspension NOW AVAILABLE
This is an innovation in Suspension now availabe from Heidts.  Take a closer look here.

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Timeless Rods  Rolling Chassis  is just one of our offerings.  We specialize in Turn Key Street Rods as well as 100% Complete Packages, Partial Packages, Bodies and Chassis. For your convenience we have developed Build Sheet software which enables you to actually design your car and obtain a cost online. Get the details on all that we offer here.

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Double R Trailers   makes some of the nicest trailers you’ll find ...  you can design your trailer to include any option you need... you can design the interior,  the exterior design and paint scheme... Take a look at all of the options here... These trailers are really  NICE

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The new Bolt-Together Center X-Member from Speedway Motors is engineered for true bolt-in installation on your original 1935-40 Ford frame, and will also fit Speedway’s new reproduction 1935-40 Ford frame rails. Built from strong 1.5-inch O.D., .95-inch wall tubing, this rugged X-member assembly features bolt-in boxing plates and a drop-out transmission mount to accommodate most modern transmission and engine combinations. Learn More here

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At GM Performance Motors, "Our most economical big-block crate engine delivers muscle car-era performance GM Performance Parts’ 454 HO crate engine is a classic in its own time. It offers enthusiasts an affordable Big-Block combination with performance specs that will make you think it’s 1970 all over again—with 425 horsepower and 500 asphalt-wrinkling pound-feet of torque.  Get the details here

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Introducing the 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.   Get the details here.

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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 a block buster schedule of events for 2012.  With some location changes, and new shows... it plans to be a fun filled year for Rodders with Good Guys.. Check out the 2012 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


The National Street Rod Association has completed it’s  2011 season but have a lot planned for 2012.  You can see the new schedule at their website and learn about all of the benefits of joining NSRA. Take a look here

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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


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 thats not enough to entice you, enjoy live arenacross, go kart and quarter midget racing explore the Speed  Show featuring more than 400 dirt, drag and off road custom vehicles“ or take a drive on the Remote control race tracks. Get the details here


Don’t    forget,  we have  a HUGE Calendar of Events at  and If you have a show or event coming up in 2012... 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.

FastTimes Rods Inc. is the largest street rod chassis manufacturer in New York State. It is the offspring of Pete Clark's Nite Owl Welding which was started in 1999. We have built an excellent reputation on the quality and value of our products and proudly stand behind everything we sell. We currently own and occupy approximately 7,000 sq ft of manufacturing space and are ready to expand.. check out the shop.

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Holley Performance Products has been selected by NASCAR to supply high performance throttle bodies to Sprint Cup Series teams as they transition to electronic fuel Injection in 2012. Holley has a long standing relationship with NASCAR helping assure high quality fuel delivery products have been supplied to their teams for over 40 years.   Read More here

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Classic Rods & More is expanding their already huge line to include the fine products from MBM. which include brake boosters,  proportioning valves, calipers, rotors, complete brake kits and much more.  Take a look here for more info.

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Monster Transmission was selected from the SPEED Channel to be the official transmission supplier for the "Car Warriors TV show.     Check out this video featuring Monster Transmission and learn about the  “Eat My Shift” Monster Transmission  video series.   Take a look

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REGISTER NOW....The Petersen Automotive Museum will commemorate the 80th anniversary of this iconic automobile during Deuce Week in March, 2012. Come celebrate Deuce Week at the Petersen! Choose to participate in any or all of these fun-filled events, and know that the money is going to a good cause! All proceeds raised during Deuce Week will help fund educational programs and exhibits at the Petersen Automotive Museum. The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity

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NEW FEATURE....  LoJack Offers Early Warning Notification Feature to Protect Classic Cars & Other Specialty Vehicles in the Event of Theft .  Notification Alerts Owners if Vehicle is Moved Without Permission; Reduces Time Between Theft Discovery and Vehicle Recovery .  Get the details here....

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Wondering what to do with that old tired dash ? At Main Street Custom Finishing, we take your old, stock, metal dash and laminate it with a beautiful wood veneer of your choice. You don’t have to paint your dash... turn it into a thing of beauty which will perfectly set off your interior ..... turn it into a wood dash. We can also veneer a fiberglass dash for you, seat backs, door inserts, consoles, and many other parts of your cars interior.

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See how this dash started out..

Steele Rubber  Installation Video 1955 Chevrolet Belair 2 door Sedan Hood to Cowl seal replacement
From: SteeleRubber. Steele Rubber Products President, Matt Agosta, and Cruise Control TV host, Britt Pope, replace the hood to cowl seal on a 1955 Chevrolet Belair 2 door Sedan for a "Steele Solutions" segment.   Watch this video now

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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..

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


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Since 1987, Thermo Techas 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

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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 loot

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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


 Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation (SSBC) leads the aftermarket industry in offering performance disc brake conversion and upgrade kits for a variety of vehicles. Classic Muscle Cars, Trucks,compact, 1/2, 3/4 and 1 Ton applications, SUV's, Jeeps, Late Model Performance Vehicles, Street Rods & Customs, Sport Compacts,   Get Details Here


There’s NO Place on the web or anywhere else that you can find so much car show coverage...
we have photos from shows in the US, Canada,  Australia, New Zealand,  Europe !    And that’s all thanks to our fantastic Roving Reporters.... this year they have already sent in coverage from over 1600 car shows and events.

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Back to the Bricks from Darwin Kent

Las Vegas Cruise from Bruce Levine

Cruise in Virginia from Bing Gatewood

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Creme de la Chrome in Denver from Mike Bourg

East Coast Indoor Nats from Big Al

GoodGuys Scottsdale from Tom Peter

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Voodoo Kings  from Butch Pate

San Francisco Auto Show from  Dean Court

Turkey Run from Jim Grobe

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’ve been SELLING cars for rodders since 1999...  so if you have a car to sell we offer great ads at LOW prices ... AND real live customer service if you need help.  Got Questions ??? Call  877-700-2468 and we’re happy to help.

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feat 68 mustang1  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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These two new listings are in  Tucson, AZ  and in Washington State ... both great shops  in the  $200-$350k  price range... Check them out now.

  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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 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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