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HotrodHotLine Newsletter Feb 3   2011

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America’s Most Beautiful Roadster .......  ‘34 Ford by Squeeg’s Kustom


Doug Jerger and crew from Squeeg’s sure had something to be proud of in their outstanding entry at Grand National Roadster Show this year.  Beautifully sleek lines and the perfect combination of new age design and tradtional touches like those great Halibrand wheels all came together to garner the “Big One”  this year.   A big CONGRATULATIONS to all who worked to put this fine car together.

We had really admired the talent of this crew from years previous when they had other very finely crafted and designed cars.  Squeeg’s  certainly has “the touch” and this year they were rewarded for it....   

Just a few of the friends that stopped by the Hotrodhotline booth at GNRS


Good friend and VERY talented custom builder Keith Dean ... we’re always happy to see Keith and check out his latest creation at GNRS.  This year he had a great Studebaker truck on display

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Brian Fuller of  “Two Guys Garage” show had a full plate at GNRS this year. He had his award winning Impaler on display as well as a very cool Bike in the MC building

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Okay...   a free Hotrodhotline T shirt to the first person who can identify these celebrities that stopped by the  Hotrodhotline booth at GNRS...  we’ll give you a clue it has to do with flowers and firearms.... but we want the names  HA !  email [email protected]

STOLEN CAR  ALERT......A sad note at GNRS was the theft right from the Sheraton Fairplex parking lot of this 32 Roadster........

Owner Chick Koszis came by our booth and we got an alert on our home page right from the show on Sunday.   There are  plenty of distinguishing characteristics on this car which make it unmistakable. I've included some photos. If someone is offering you a screamin' deal on a blower setup (Mooneyham), a steel '32 roadster body, Chevy small block motor, 700-R4 transmission, 9-inch rear end, American Racing Torque Thrusts and tires, a Wanlass windshield.... For More Details look here

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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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Clayton Machine Works aluminum trim provides that added touch of detail. The trim, available in 4 and 6 foot lengths, can be easily shaped into an unlimited amount of styles and designs. Not only can they be used on door panels, they also make a great design detail on valve covers, air cleaners, etc.   Take a closer look

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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


Airbagit  Heavy Duty Towing Kit...This kit uses either a 7.25" DeNominator-II bag which is 2" taller than the Firestone #2600 (245) bag or even up to a #3800 8.50" bag, depending on available room. It mounts INSIDE the frame and over the axle.  Get details here

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Alan Grove Components Chevy 235 Six Cylinder Bracket System Designed to mount the compressor and the alternator.Designed to mount the compressor and the alternator. Uses the stock pulleys.  More info here

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Computronix DIS6 (Distributorless Ignition System) is derived from new technology created by OEM’s to improve timing issues, energy loss, spark degradation and low emission standards associated with normal distributors. By isolating the electronics and incorporating them into our billet aluminum lid, we are able to retrofit technology from this century into your classic Porsche. Improving timing consistency at all RPM’s, no loss in energy due to spark degradation, better fuel economy, easier start-up and more power!

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New Vintage   3-1 gauge sets    Running out of room in your dash ? New Vintage has taken all of your pertinent information and placed it in one gauge package. The 4-3/8” gauges feature programmable speedometer, tachometer, voltmeter, oil pressure, water temperature and a GM-match fuel level gauge.  For complete details  take a look here.

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Dynamat’s DynaTape - The Finishing Touch For Any Project. Creates a finished look, Covers all butyl seams, great for attaching wiring, keeps your pants clean.   Get a closer look here.

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Our trick new  Fatman 55-57 Chevy passenger car chassis is designed to fit directly to the original body and sheetmetal. There are 5 different bumper mount bolt patterns used on these cars, so we do not drill these, but we do punch reference points.. You can tuck your bumper up to a tighter custom fit and drill the one set of holes that suit your car.   Look here

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Hedman   Muscle Rods HEDDER & MOUNT Kits are designed specifically for the installation of an LS series engine into earlier model Muscle Cars. Designed to work together, the components in these kits take out much of the component compatibility guesswork to ensure a quicker, safer LS engine swap project. Get more info here

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Julianos    Nobody wants their seat belts falling out the door every time they get out of the car, so Juliano’s offers a simple solution to the problem.   If your car didn’t come with retractable belts from the factory, you now have access to this stiff arm lab belt, just like OEM’s use    Get tje details here

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The K&N PreCharger is a specially designed filter wrap made to extend the service interval of your K&N Filter when used in very dusty conditions. They are made from durable polyester material containing uniform micron openings. The PreCharger will stop small dirt particles; yet add little restriction to the airflow of the filter. The PreCharger is designed to be run dry and can be cleaned with K&N Filter Cleaner. The PreCharger is custom made to fit each application. Double stitched elastic openings assure that the PreCharger will stay in place.  Look here

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Painless Performance  Digital Power Manager is a weatherproof solid state dual battery control unit that automatically engages an auxiliary battery when a large enough load is placed on the vehicles main battery..  Get more info here

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Radir Dragster Slicks and Grooved cheater slicks feature a 1 piece design.· The 7" tires come with the checkered flag tread, and the 8" & 10" do not.· 4 Ply Sidewalls, Tubeless, with a 2 1/4" Wide whitewall.· Distinctive "Pie Crust" Ribbed sidewalls for that Nostalgic look..· Can be turned in for the black wall look.Take a look here

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Saldana  Street Rod Radiators are oven brazed and never use epoxy.    They  are available with one or more row cores and can be built as single, double or triple pass for maximum efficiency.  We make your Radiator  FOR YOU ...  at a fair price... Check out our products and call us for a quote on your needs..

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Spal USA  Standard Power Window Kit: This standard power window kit is suitable for the front or rear doors of nearly every type of vehicle. Features thermal overload protection and works with all switches, OEM and aftermarket .  Get info here

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Surf City Signature Series Nano-Detail microfiber towels feature the Surf City Garage logo imprinted on the highest quality microfiber in the world. Exclusively available through Surf City Garage, these Enthusiast Grade towels clean all surfaces completely lint-, scratch- and streak-free and are perfect for washing and drying, as well as for applying and removing waxes and polishes. Details here

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Vintage Air  1967-72 Chevy/GMC Pick-Up Gen IV™ is Vintage Air’s most powerful and intelligent climate control system. The Gen IV uses an exclusive fully electronic microprocessor control system eliminate cables or vacuum connections. Complete info here

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 Image Street Rods is your West Coast solution for all your custom fabrication and specialty street rod needs! From one off components to complete turn-key dreams we have the knowledge and ability to make it happen.  Check out our PARTS ... and our PLASMA Cutting too...  Take a look here

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Dolphin Gauges offers   Metric Gauges  as well as a full line of  American gauges and all of the accessories you need to get your instrument panel looking great.  Check it out 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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Sacramento, California is known as the Custom Car Capitol ... and the Sacramento Autorama in February is proud to showcase many of the finest customs in our industry.   With a huge indoor show loaded with “show cars” .. and a fantastic Saturday “drive in” show so you can bring your ride and hang out with your friends.. this is the premier show of Northern California. Learn More


Autorama and World of Wheels Shows  have a great schedule for February including the BIG   Detroit Autorama ... Feb 25-27 Championship Auto Shows promises exciting entertainment and fabulous cars.  Stay tuned for details on celebrity appearances and attractions at these shows. Check it out now

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Motorama Events in Harrisburg, PA  February 19-20 is one fun filled event ! Big Al went last year and had a blast. Not only do they have Hot Rods but they have Sprint Cars, Remote Control Cars, Bike Races and tons more. Check it out and get a discount by using your Hotrodhotline registration code. 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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World of Wheels in Birmingham, AL in February promise to be among the best in the country.   Hundreds of the finest cars on the ISCA circuit along with attractions for the entire family.  Check out the details  at

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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]

Bad Vega scores Chassiworks bracket win at Sacramento Raceway.  On a rare sunny winter Sunday afternoon, Bob Choisser (a Hotrodhotline Roving Reporter)  and his Bad Vega Racing ’73 Vega Kammback bracket car, waded through nearly 80 drag racers to win the Chassiworks NHRA ET Bracket Race Street Division at Sacramento Raceway dragstrip on Sunday, January 23rd. Get details here.

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The Gold Coast Roadster & Racing Club announces the 18th Annual Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame ‘GAS-UP’ will be held in Buellton California on Saturday April 30, 2011.  The Club is excited about the new Spring date which will kick-off the racing season and expect an exceptional turn-out. Get details here

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Vote for My-Cool-Ride's Coolest Ride of 2010
Our collection of cars is so impressive, an auction house would have a tough time putting on a better display. Now we need you to vote for the My Cool Ride winner of the year! Be warned, you may spend hours trying to make a decision. Any one of these pristine machines could take home the award. So take a look and "like" the ride you love most.   Get details here.

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New  BUILD Article... Thierry Kozlovic of Kelowna B.C. sent us Build pictures of his 28 Model A. It was 3 years in the making and is now finished. Thierry  built the car in memory of his  father DARIO KOZLOVIC. This car means a lot to the many people  ... This is a Great car... check it out here

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There’s a full schedule of events coming up at the NHRA Museum this month...   February 23: Happy 98th Birthday, Wally Parks! February 23: New Exhibit Opening celebrating NHRA's 60th Anniversary.February 23: Kragen O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals Press Conference (invited media only, private), 12 p.m. Hall of Champions and much more. Take a look here

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It’s  HERE.... the 2011  Genuine Boyds Builders Guide.. showcasing a line of great new styles for 2011. Genuine Boyds parts are manufactured with total control of quality and precision. Our decades of innovation have brought new product technologies, blends of science and art to the vintage, custom, street rod and muscle car markets.  Made in the U.S.A.   you can be sure of the quality with Genuine Boyds... take a look at the new wheels here

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IHelpful Tips from Weedetr: Stance is one of the most important design aspects of building a hot rod. If the stance is wrong, the car doesn't look right.  Before setting up the suspension on a hot rod, the stance should be determined. There are several items that will determine the stance. Wheels and tires play a big part, as does ride height and ride attitude.  More here

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Memory Lane....   Unless you grew up in or near the San Fernando Valley in So. California this little piece won’t mean anything to you.... but if you did will bring back many memories.   Mary Ann grew up in Van Nuys, graduating from VNHS and lived that  “American Graffiti” life as a teen then after she and Jack  were married they continued the cruise ... so this is really a trip back for us.   We’d love to hear from others with their  memories too ....  Check out this So. Cal trip
Then share your old time hangout with us

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Steve’s Auto Restorations is one of our industries finest builders.... we saw evidence of that in the beautiful roadster in contention for the AMBR award in Pomona this past week... If you want the finest for your next car ....  check out  SAR ... take a look at some of their recent projects here..

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Snug Harbor Hot  Rods in Oklahoma has it all... Hot Rods for Sale ....  High Performance Engines built to your specs ... and quality Hot Rod Parts...  Take a look at what you can find at Snug Harbor....

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Empire State Chassis and Fabrication has announced it’s brand new  Web Store for Performance  Parts and Accessories store....   They have lots to offer at competitive prices... Take a look here

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AutoRad kicks off the New Year with the 68-69 Chevelle radiator/core support unit.  Our custom fabricated core support smooths out your engine bay and we top it off with a trick close out panel. More models will be coming throughout the year.   Get a closer look here...

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Carizzma colors are the ultimate tool for any Painter's "bag of tricks." They afford you the versatility of Diamont finishes with the look and excitement of custom colors. Look at this amazing paint here.

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Restore A Tag has a painstaking process for the restoration of  License Plates designed to insure that  the finishing touch on your build project reflects all of the work you’ve put into your car.  Nothing looks worse than a beautifully restored car with bent or dented license plates.  Take a look at the process here and then finish off your ride with your own plates from Restore A Tag... Check it out here

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Personalized Plates also Available

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..

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 Eden, 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


Sid Chavers, Innovator - Traditionalist. Having been in the Custom Upholstery business for over thirty four years, Sid definitively has his roots in the traditional school of first generation Interior Customizers. It is Chavers desire to honor what has gone before and is now recognized as classic, while bringing new refinements and style to these same classic designs


 Monster Transmission & Performance is a provider of  world-class products at incredible prices. At Monster Transmission we are committed to bringing you  the best quality transmissions and performance converters at the absolute lowest prices on the internet.
Get info on the great deals here.


Classic Instruments has been creating superior automotive instruments for over thirty years. Located in Boyne City, Michigan they strive for perfection and will not stop until the highest quality is produced.  CI creates anything from race style products in their Velocity Series to the nostalgic look of the Vintage Series and the industry innovative design of the All-American Series. No job is too big or to small, whether it’s a single gauge or a custom six gauge set they are happy to be there to help. CI is dedicated to satisfying its customer’s needs with new products and brilliant designs. Learn more here


Our Roving Reporters are an AMAZING bunch .... and Great Friends !   In 2010 we  had  1416  Shows submitted here to !   A BIG THANKS to so many who send in shows and give their fellow rodders  a look at all that is going on in our community throughout the year.

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The big story this week is the Grand National Roadster show.. Here Jack is one of the first to congratulate Doug Jerger on his winning  of the AMBR award..

  GNRS AMBR winner ... we have lots of coverage from several Hotrodhotline Roving Reporters including new reporter Michael Corazelli

  Jay Bernard was cruisin in Florida..

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Chattanooga WOW was fantastic.. take a look

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Bob Steinhaus visited a museum in Florida

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Michael Corazelli also toured the Petersen Museum

 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.  .

Welder Series Frame Boxing Plates On Sale Till Feb. 17/2011 Welder Series stocks laser cut boxing plates for 1932, 1933-'34, and 1935-'40 Ford frames. They are designed to box ahead of the front crossmember to behind the rear crossmember, and are shipped in 4 piece kits to box a complete frame. Also available individually. Get the 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 the new featured ads    CLICK HERE  

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GREAT CAR GUY HOMES...  Grand two story home on 10 acres of palatial grounds with gated entry. This Country Estate home has 4 bedrooms with 3.5 baths plus many amenities for you to enjoy.   This is one of a bunch of great homes for guys who need space for their cars...  Take a look here   If you have a “Car Guy” home to sell we can sure expose it to the right buyers for a great price.
Call or email for details.

FREE Parts Ads for Private Parties .....  Clean out that garage !

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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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