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HotrodHotLine Newsletter Feb 25   2011

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Hotrodhotline is on the Scene  at the Detroit Autorama.....  narrowly missing the big snowstorm that closed down the airport... we made it to Cobo as the action begins....setup is almost complete at Scott Jobb puts the final polish on his ‘37.    There is excitement in the air.... Ridler contenders are rolling in along with a wide array of Nostalgia Rods, and very cool cars from the Detroit area.... Stay tuned for the latest from the scene....


Jack had the tour of a lifetime on Wednesday... thanks to his good friends Al Tawse and Matt from MHRA... he saw the inside scoop and the real car guys spots in Detroit.....  including a huge wonderful collection of 99 cars and indescribable memorabilia ....  then  they went to  a shop that has built many  Ford proto type cars... some so secret that they are under lock and key....    the tour then went on to American Speed,  Thomson Automotive  and  to the home shops of several  MHRA friends....  What a great day Jack had !  We’ll have the whole tour online next week....  and you’ll really be jealous when you see where they took Jack....


Just look at this.... and this is only  half of what was there...

Winter is not supposed to be the time to sell a car... but we’re selling them here at !   Check out some recent and QUICK sales

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And we can Sell YOURS too !  You DON’T Have to wait until Spring or Summer

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

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

In 2011 the MSD 6A and 6AL is  all new! New digital control. New power. New rotary dial rev limiter. Same great MSD style. The ignitions have been redesigned from the ground up with the performance enthusiast in mind. · 535 volts through redline rpm· Digital controls provide superior spark accuracy.....  learn more here

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Airbagit introduces the Mustang II Deuce... our crossmembers are made of Beefy 6 gauge steel,  and we offer a 100% return guarantee...
Get all of the details  and see our product line 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


Hot Rod Art, Vintage Photos, Landspeed Racing, Vintage Racing, Posters, Canvas, Prints, of all the Ford Products you can imagine, even Vintage Ford Advertisements. With prices starting at just $39.95, what a great Gift Idea for the Ford Lover. You can even treat yourself to one.  Take a look at all of the choices... there are  HUNDREDS

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Big Als Carponents featured product are these sun visors machined brackets, steel hardware and ready to upholster flaps. Get a closer look here...

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Coolcraft has several new models this year.... like this  54 - ‘56 Ford Aluminum Crossflow available for Ford or Chevy engines.  Get all of the details here.

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Eddie Motorsports, Inc., is the Leader in quality high performance and specialty automotive hardware, like this new product...  All stainless steel side vent insert for the 5th generation Camaro.  These are available polished or powder coated in various colors.  Sold in sets of six.  Check it out here

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 FPM Metals is a leader in the production and development of "Pattern Polished Metals" for automotive and architectural applications. Dashboards and firewalls of the 1930's were common places where this finishing style could be found.   Now you can get sheets of pattern polished metals in many styles and colors....  Look here for more

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Hooker Headers new Titamium ceramic coating provides the exotic “look” of Titanium for a unique styling enhancement on any vehicle. Hooker's Titanium ceramic coating is formulated to withstand extreme temperatures of up to 1600° F all while maintaining its color and protecting your Headers from corrosion. Hooker Titanium ceramic coating is perfect for a nostalgic or modern build.  Learn more here

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Here are the latest Hurst products to hit the shelves!   Hurst Performance Wheels  NEW! Hurst Performance Wheels like the ones that came on the Hurst Performance Vehicles for your 2005+ Mustang, 2008+ Challenger, and 2010+ Camaro.   Get a closer look here

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March Performance Style Track for the Oldsmobile V-8. Rigid support for the alternator and A/C compressor; a separate bracket allows the option of power steering or no power steering. Three separate idlers guarantee the ultimate in belt to pulley contact area for sure "no slip" operation. Style Track has a unique easy to use belt tension adjustment tool. Once the belt tension has been set, the adjustment tool is easily removed and stowed away until the next time the belt requires adjustment.   Get the details here

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Nu-Relics power window kits are built strong to last long...MODEL SPECIFIC- bolt into original mounting holes· Works with the curved glass of the 1960s and 1970s models· Numerous models available to remove the vent window· Uses Stock Channels· New Delco OEM Motors - made in USA·  Get all of the details on these products here...

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Performance Online 1964-72 GM A body stock spindle disc brake conversion kits are a must for you classic muscle car! These systems work with 15" and some 14" wheels. Tremendous improvements can be felt when updating your vintage vehicle to front disc brakes. Applications include Chevy, Pontiac, Buick and Oldsmobile. These Systems are a ZERO offset to the factory disc brakes.  See them here

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Purdee Industries Wholesale Exhaust Components and Home of the Patented Header Buddy.  X PIPE'S AND COMPLETE INSTL KIT'S and everything you need to complete your exhaust system... even chrome tips... Check out the whole line here.

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RJays Speed Shop is your High Performance Warehouse for Hot Rod Equipment.... Check out the latest... like this Lokar billet throttle assembly... and many more fine products at great prices... Take a look here.

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Ron Francis Wiring is continually innovating... with lots of new products, you need to check the latest offerings from Ron Francis....  products that will improve your wiring system,  add to the safety features of your car,  and add flash to the appearance of your interior....   Check them all out here..

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Scotts Hot Rods Now introducing the ONLY frame mount pedal assembly for 1967-1972 Chevrolet pickups. Sold with or without master cylinder/booster assembly, this pedal assembly will readily accept most standard 4 bolt flange boosters and is 100% bolt on, and engineered for the proper pedal throw and leverage to take the guess work out of the installation.   Take a look  here

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Unisteer® Performance Products is a manufacturer of specialty steering systems and steering components for street rods, classic cars & muscle cars as well a large variety of custom vehicles. Check out their new  Corvette Rack & Pinion

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Wabbits  Woodworks make fine handcrafted dash  and dash inserts custom for your application.  These dashes are sure to make your interior stand out from the rest...  Take a look at some examples then call us with your needs.   Check it out here

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Zigs Street Rods carries a complete line of sheet metal firewalls , floors and other replacement parts.  Take a closer look at their line here

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

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Hotrodhotline has a HUGE Event Listing Section....
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THIS    WEEKEND.... Two Big shows...  the Detroit Autorama and  St. Paul, MN ... WOW... then in March there are 5 Championship Shows....Chicago, Salt Lake City, Des Moines,  Omaha and Winnepeg...  These are the  TOP shows in the country... where you’ll see the best cars and great attractions... Check it out now

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Our friends at  Classic Performance Products  CPP in Anaheim California have three events coming up in March.. There’s an Open House and a Tri-Five Show and  also a  NOVA Show... lots to do,  entertainment, prizes and more.. just a great day for Muscle Cars in So. Cal.  Take a look


The NorthEast Rod and Custom Nationals is pleased to announce the single most spectacular competition within the indoor car show circuit on the East Coast!!!
With a stunning $10k purse this is a show that will attract the finest in the country. March 25 - 27th in Philadelphia Registration is open for all car owners and vendors

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Plan now for a fabulous Spring Cruise....What could beat Hot Rods and Muscle Cars at the beach ??   Cruisin the coast of Alabama and hanging out at the beach with fellow rodders ....  What a way to spend the weekend.  You can do it all at the Bama Coast Cruise next May    


Somernites Cruise has announced their 2011 Cruise Events schedule and they have a fantastic lineup planned.  Every month from April until October you can joins thousands of fellow rodders for this FREE weekend of fun. Check it out here.


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

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

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The Right Coast Association has three great shows lined up for 2011.May 27-29 will be the inaugural King of Trucks with a show field open to all makes/years and a full line up of activities for the performance enthusiast.  The12th Annual Syracuse Nationals, July 15-17 (the largest show in the Northeast) accepting all vehicles up to1980 and the 2nd Annual Winfield Award, presented by Meguiar’s, to the hottest custom on the planet.The 9th Annual Granite State Nationals, Aug 20-21 in one of the most picturesque towns in New England. For details look here


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

We all dream about that  “field of cars”  and sometimes one of our readers finds one....  In January,  Tom Reese in Ontario, Canada sent in a stunning  find....  and he’s nice enough to provide his email for directions....   see if you can spot some treasure you can’t live without... here

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The rich history of the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) is kept alive year by year as land speed enthusiasts race on the dry lakes of Southern California and at the Bonneville Salt Flats of western Utah.  Every year after the season ends in November the officials and volunteers meet to organize the awards banquet that is held in January of the following year.  This year the awards banquet was held on January 29, 2011 at the Westminster Rose Center, in Westminster, California to celebrate and honor those men and women who have set records or served with distinction and although Jack couldn’t make it,  Richard Parks and Roger Rohrdanz enjoyed the night and got some great coverage of the events for us..  Take a look here...

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The Hall of Fame Induction Banquet  for GNRS was held at the Sherton Hotel.  The 2011 Hall of Fame Honorees were; Paul Bragg, Leonard Lopez, Bob Munroe, Jimmy Vaughn and Tom Walsh.  Richard Parks covered the ceremony for Hotrodhotline and had a chance to  hold a few interviews  with GNRS attendees before the banquet too...   Check it out here

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Legendary Funny Car Champion Bruce Larson will be leading an extraordinary pack of NHRA legends to Bowling Green, Kentucky for the 9th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion slated for Father’s Day weekend, June 16-18, 2011. Joining Grand Marshal Larson will be former Super Stock sensation Dave Boertman, former drag strip manager Jack Doyle, Pro Mod legend Jim Oddy, Top Fuel Championship team Bill Pryor and Jim Naramore, and multi-talented racer Tom Raley.  Get Details here

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Entering its fourth year, the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, and everything that goes with it, has become one of the most highly-anticipated and widely-covered events in the automotive performance world. Participants get an automatic invite to feature their car at the SEMA Show, compete in the event and gain their 15 minutes of fame through hundreds of print and online articles, and the one-hour TV special filmed around the event. OPTIMA Batteries, the performance aftermarket company behind this event, is announcing the first round of events that will serve as qualifiers for the 2011 Street Car Invitational, where participants in regional events can race their way to Nevada for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.   Get details  here

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We’re pleased to announce that we have a new “Guest Columnist” for all of your Early Ford Fans.  Mac Vanpelt  is an expert in  Flatheads and every other aspect of early Ford mechanics.   His first article deals with   “Clutch Chattering”  tips and solutions.
We’re looking forward to sharing Macs wealth of knowledge with you in coming months.   Take a look here.

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Insure your vehicle with American Collectors Insurance and you can be considered for their “Cool Car of the Week”  award.  This week this really great looking  Bel Air Convertible took the honors...
Get details and a closer look here.

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Thinking about a new car ??    Check out the great 32 Coupes and Roadsters at Fastlane Rod and Speed Shop and have them build you one to YOUR Specs..... Great Cars  built especially the way you want them... Check it out then give Fastlane a call at (913) 262-1747 or visit our website for details 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..

Looking for a shop in South Jersey or surrounding area where you can have your car painted or restoration work done.... by experts you can depend on ??   Ralph at Gloucester County Collision has the background to do a highly professional job and experience with classics,  muscle cars and hot rods... Check it out and give him a call.


Dutchman Motorsports designs and manufactures custom rear ends & alloy axle shafts in our Portland Oregon facility. Best known for our high performance street and racing automotive products, We have a large selection of off the shelf components including ring & pinion gears, limited slip positraction carriers and differentials, full spools, billet housing ends, wheel studs and bearings, bearing retainer plates, 3rd member cases and pinion supports, and complete assembled Ford 9" 3rd members.  Get details here


Gen I and Gen II Camaro .... Gen I and Gen II Nova... ?   SRD Parts is an innovator in suspension and frames,   upper and lower control arms for Muscle Cars... With the finest materials and  Quality USA Workers...  their products are simply the best ! Take a look at what SRD Parts has for your Muscle Car.


Kwik Wire has just introduced it’s New  48 Special  4 Circuit Harness  .Our Family owned business manufactures everything in the heart of America. Our FonduLac, Wisconsin based company builds everything with top quality parts, offers Toll Free Tech Support and Ships all orders within 24 hours.  Look here


 Classic Rods and More...   where you’ll find a HUGE selection of the best quality parts in the industry... from  Suspension,  to Brake Kits,  to Billet and Chrome... and it’s ALL with a Guaranteed 24 Hour Shipping Promise....  How’s that for service ?   See what they have for your winter project here.


MSD Ignition introduces the all new Digital 6AL Ignition Control! MSD started with a clean slate and drew up plans for an all new housing. We kept the same footprint as the traditional 6AL but lowered the profile for a sleek look. The wiring is all routed out one end of the unit through a sealed and locking connector. This eases installation and keeps your wiring looking neat and clean. The rev limiter was moved right on top of the housing for easy access to the two rotary dials to set the limit in 100 rpm increments. Look here


We’re off to a GREAT Start for show coverage this year...  We already have many more show coverage articles than we did at this time last year...  we’re predicting that we will go over the  1500 Car Show Article  mark for 2011.... Help us get there by sending in pics from shows and cruises you attend....

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The GNRS banquet is a room full of legends sharing their rich history and many are honored every year at this event.   Richard Parks and Roger Rohrdanz attended and got the inside scoop for you.   .

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This is a shortened version of our show coverage summary....  we have TONS of coverage this week... so be sure to check it out

Big Al said the Motorama in Harrisburg, PA was a blast...

Check out this Kentuckiana Garage Crawl..

 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.  .

MULLINS TRAILER WINTER SPECIAL!  Sale price good through the last day of Winter – March 19, 2011  Get ready for the 2011 cruise season by adding a Mullins Trailer behind your street rod for only $2000.  Regularly priced at $2300, the Deluxe Mullins Package includes body, frame, hinges, prop rods, locking latch, wiring, lights, and your choice of TEN different fenders to match the looks of your street rod. Details here

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

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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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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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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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