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HotrodHotLine Newsletter July 22,, 2011

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   Syracuse Nationals was fantastic !   This year Jack and  Mary Ann went as spectators ... no booth ... just there to enjoy the show.  Of course the first place Jack goes is to the Swap Meet....  have to get there before all the good stuff is gone you know !   Here we met up with a racer from New Jersey who wanted us to say Hi to Big Al  !    Jack found a steering wheel for his Chevelle which fit neatly into his suitcase... he was limited to what he could take on the airplane on this trip !

We had some of our great Roving Reporters on the scene so there are lots of pictures already online and more to come.   The car count was over 7000 and the place was packed.   There was a huge Old Skool pavillion that was rock’n and roll’n all the time and we had Mitzi  of  “Mitzi & Company” covering the Old Skool pavillion for us.  Roving Reporters Walt Smolenski,  Tom Poremba,  JoAnn Dura, Rick Miller,  Fred Anderson , Vince Caterina, Bob Martino and Jim Madigan  all sent in pictures so you can see all the fun ....   WOW.... we should have a picture of every car there ! 

We just heard that our good friend   ( and Hotrodhotline shirt designer)  Von Hot Rod has licensed some of his designs in the form of Signs  to Mighty Images.   There is a whole  “Von Hot Rod” collection along with collections from many of our industry leaders and racing legends.  So much to choose from to dress up your shop or office.  Check it all out  right here

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Many of you know that our Roving Reporter Big Al Liebmann is also part of the Frantic Ford team.  this week they suffered a near tragedy during a fantastic run.   Learn more at


Team Frantic Ford and driver George "Hollywood" Reidnauer drove to a career best of 6:99 seconds at Raceway Park Englishtown NJ Wed nite. Sad part is the car caught file and lit up the nighttime sky with a spectacular fire in the lights that was caused a sheared-off fuel pump, broken fuel line and a broken burn-down tube which leaned the engine out and resulted in a few broken rods ventilating the block on both sides. George was unhurt in the incident, but the same cant be said for the Mustang II body, which is beyond repair. George is fine and would like everyone to know thanks to the RP safety crew for being at the car quickly., " We will be back "   Frantic Ford will be on display at Raceway Park Sunday for the FCR. (Steve Bell photo)

Some of the best  “tech” articles are the simplest ones...  in this latest from Carl Brunson, he shows the importance of using a tack rag in preparing for paint.. and the correct way to use it.  Seems simple... but just a little tip here and there is what can make the difference between a good job and a bad one... Check out Carl’s tips for using a tack rag .... Right Here.

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We’re SELLING CARS  at Hotrodhotline  !
We’ve been online since 1999 and offer the best results and great service !

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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

 ECI Zero Offset Chevy Disc Brake Conversion Kits. Our Early Chevrolet zero offset disc brake conversion kits are engineered and designed to bolt on to your stock Chevrolet spindle. Absolutely no machine work is required.  Installation is accomplished using simple hand tools and the components supplied in the kit.   Get the details 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   at our facebook page.


Flaming River introduces its all new “Shorty” 57 Chevy Tilt Steering Column—the shortest you can find with a 6-3/8” shroud! These all-new columns feature a 2” tube diameter and bolt directly into the existing dash bezel just like the original. Each column includes a billet aluminum dress up kit (tilt lever, turn signal lever, and hazard knob), as well as GM wiring and a cancelling cam.  Get more information here

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Downs Industries   NEW  NEW  NEW
67 Downs Vette Coupe ! *Assembled body will fit original GM chassis 1963 - 1982.      This is the hottest new item from Downs ....   Get all the details and take a closer look here.

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Headwinds, the leader in custom headlights, introduces their 5-3/4” Concours Rocket Headlight Housing. This headlight has been featured on many award winning cars, including America’s Most Beautiful Roadster.   There are many options for finishes and mounting. Make sure you get the highest quality American Made headlight around.  Get a closer look here 

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McGard’s  Car Lock, McGard’s easy to use, one-piece wheel lock functions like a regular lug nut, but requires a special key tool for installation and removal. Its design allows for an unlimited number of different computer generated lock and key patterns. McGard Locks are made right here in the United States to meet or exceed O.E.M. standards for safety and durability. check it out

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Performance Online  1933-48 Ford Car Rear Axle Leaf Spring Kits, Suspension Parts.  Our rear leaf spring conversion kit are an easy bolt-on installation.  Kit Includes: Frame Brackets 2 Slider Springs 2 Shackles 2 Shocks U-bolts
Mounting Hardware  Take a closer look here

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Phoenix Transmissions   The C6 transmission was introduced in 1966 and was used by Ford for everything from massive Lincolns, to 4x4 trucks and Cobra Jet Torino’s. These are large and strong transmissions that can take much abuse when properly modified. If you need a seriously strong Automatic Transmission for your Ford, a C6 is worth consideration.  Learn more here


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Spirit Industries builds Turnkey Cars that even the most discriminating hot rod enthusiast would be proud to own. We take great pride in our cars, as our technicians, whose job number one is quality and attention to detail, build our cars from the ground up using the finest parts and materials. We build a variety of cars from roadsters to sedans, from every day drivers to trophy winning show cars.  See many of our options here

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Side Pipes are back  “Big Time”  .....  being seen on  Nostalgia Rods,  and many Street rods and Customs.  Stainless Specialties can handle any request for side pipes... from Cobra side pipes,  to T Bucket side pipes,  to Side Pipe Mufflers... Here are just a few

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Steves Auto Restorations not only builds cool cars... they also fabricate many very fine parts ... like these 1933 Grille, stamped steel, Chrome (fits all passenger cars)  Take a closer look and learn more here.

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Wise Guys Seats ... Featured product ....   Seating for  28 - 34 Coupes....  Choose between horizontal or vertical pleats ...   with many standard features.  Check out your choices and options here....

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 Surf City Garage Professional Buffing Package. If you're serious about buffing, here's the all-in-one package with everything you need to do the job. Also includes our revolutionary Beyond Clay product that makes regular clay bars obsolete. So throw away your clay bar and go Beyond Clay to remove contaminants, swirl marks and surface scratches and then to polish.  Check it out here

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

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Since the invention of stainless braided rubber hose, racers and mechanics have been fighting the problem of installing it into the socket part of the assembly. If your lucky and get a clean cut on the end of that hose, you might get it in. Most of the time a little fuzz appears on the hose end and the battle begins. It is not only time consuming, it can get bloody. KOUL tools has delivered a solution that makes the assembly a snap.  Look here

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Painless Performance  12 Circuit Remote / Trunk Mount Universal Harness.   In many street rods and custom cars there is little or no room to mount the fuse block under the dash, forcing modifications to either the car or the harness.   This 12 Circuit trunk mount harness provides additional wire from the fuse block to the dash and front end,  Learn more here...

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Rust Bullet is a unique single component high solids industrial coating, unparalleled in the coatings industry. Rust Bullet is an advanced coating, which provides far more than just rust protection.  Very different from traditional rust conversion or rust encapsulation products. Get the details here

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

Hotrodhotline has a HUGE Event Listing Section....
 Check it out here for a show near you.

The California Hot  Rod Reunion is coming up soon. Join us at the largest nostalgic drag racing event in the West at the Auto Club Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield, CA,  Oct. 21-23, 2011.  The Reunion is a 3-day festival of speed, hot rods and American automotive enthusiasm. The season finale of the NHRA’s Hot Rod Heritage nostalgia drag racing series also takes place at the Reunion. Make your plans now to attend the Reunion and join thousands of hot rodders and race fans in Bakersfield for the annual Reunion. Details on Discounts for early registration and  More here

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Carlisle Events   has their fantastic Truck Show coming up on Aug  5-7 , then come the Corvettes...   There are still lots of real car guys shows coming to Carlisle this year... including the Sept. swap meet...   Check out the entire schedule here.


  Somernites Cruise POWERCRUISE IS this weekend. With rodders cruising in from Cincy, Nashville, Knoxville, and Bowling Green ... this promises to be the biggest event in the area this year....  It’s always fun and it’s FREE  Get the details here


The Right Coast Association   has one more show this year....   Cruise on up to beautiful Laconia, NH for a really nice weekend of hot rods and beautiful scenery.  Get all of the details here

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NSRA’s  big ONE is coming soon... but there’s still time to sign up so you don’t miss out on the fun.  Louisville is just a few weeks away... ... Check out the entire schedule now

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Good Guys 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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Cool Autumn Nites in Beaumont Texas !   Mark the calender and circle the dates! October 21-22-23, 2011  Open run car, truck and bike show Outdoor Movie Friday Night  Cruise Night Fri. & Sat. Top 50 trophies & other categories  Live Band - 50/50 Pot - Games Event T-Shirts, Goody Bags and  Door Prizes for participants.  For all of the details visit our  website


The East Coast Indoor Nats is already gearing up for this years show in December. Over 300 cars are expected for an event full of fun for the family. This is the time to get in on the ground floor for planning to show your car, or to participate as a vendor or sponsor... One of the most popular events in the East Coast lineup... this is always a WINNER... Check it out 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]

Dynamat Xtreme - Basic Installation
This article shows you in just 3 easy steps ... how to install Dynamat Xtreme  on a door panel.    It’s amazing what just an hour or so of time spent on something like this can mean to the quality of the ride you get because of increased quietness.   Take a look at how you can improve your ride today... look here.


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American Collectors customers have been asking for more payment options... and now they are available.   American Collectors has added American Express and Discover to the payment options offered.  Check it out here

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OPTIMA® Batteries, a leader in high-performance automotive and marine batteries, today announced its new 2011 retail promotion that is designed to benefit automotive enthusiasts as they gear up for an action-packed season of high-powered events. Beginning July 1, 2011 consumers will find OPTIMA RedTop  and YellowTop  products with a specially designed on-pack sticker, and will be given an opportunity for text-to-win one of hundreds of prizes instantly from leading automotive aftermarket brands. Learn more here

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Are you ready to put Chip Foose to work in your paint shop? Now you can! That’s right, the legend himself personally formulated the Foose Signature Collection of colors from BASF. Only available from BASF distributors — and for a limited time only — the 12 colors in the Foose Signature Collection will bring exciting new opportunities directly to your project. Plus, each Foose color is available for both the Glasurit® 90-Line and R-M® Diamont™ systems, so you’re covered regardless of whether you spray with waterborne or solventborne paints. Learn more now

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Classic Components Tour  of the Plating Line Process.  In  Six Steps - wheels are carefully logged into our shipping system, paint-stripped and polished, a layer of copper is added, semi-bright and bright nickel, Chromium is added to create an eye catching shine, Cleaning and Inspection  Take a look here

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Street Rod Springs When it comes to the special springs needed by Street Rodders, only a company that actually makes springs and owns Street Rods can truly understand the needs of fellow Rodders. EATON Detroit Spring is the only company in this category. We have been manufacturing springs since 1937 and we know what it takes to provide the correct springs for your special ride. If each street rod is custom made, shouldn't the suspension be custom built? Get all the info you need about springs here

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Heinzmann Street Rods   At Heinzman Street Rods, we feel the basis of a good car is the enginuity of a custom built chassis. We specialize in many designs and options for any Street Rod chassis.   We are happy to work with you to get the best chassis for your particular needs and are glad to answer your questions.  Take a look at our Chassis building options  here.

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Finish Line Interiors .... Check out the meticulous process in building the interior of this 56 Chevy at Finish Line Interiors ...  taken right down to bare floors and then worked step by step into an amazing interior. Check it out here.


Kennys Rod Shop .... Just one of the recent projects from Kenny’s Rod Shop is this very cool 34 Ford built for Wayne Wilmoth of Naples, FLorida.... so no matter where you live...  you can have Kenny’s build a car for you.  Check out the detail here

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Snug Harbor Hot Rods..... always has several really nice cars for sale....   Check out this 32 along with some of the other current offerings from Snug Harbor... Look here to see them

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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..

The people at Inland Empire Drive Line Service have earned their reputation as the best source for custom drive shafts. Aluminum and steel shafts are built, balanced and shipped, complete with transmission yoke and ready to install, usually within 48 hours of order. They have also designed and built forged steel 1350 pinion and transmission yokes, and a dramatically improved center support for the 1958 - 1964 Chevrolet cars.  Check them out for excellent customer service and drive shafts that make a difference.


RETRO POWER is your one-stop, full service customization and restoration facility.  Custom metal fabrication and welding, paint and bodywork, interiors, electrical system installations, billet aluminum trim and accessories pieces, chassis and driveline installations and concept design are all done at award winning levels.  RETRO POWER also performs complete factory restorations on rare or low production number musclecars. Additionally, our facility offers general service maintenance on your finished street rod or musclecar to help keep it in pristine condition.  RETRO POWER takes a personal approach with our customers to ensure they receive the best experience available and we take pride in our craftsmanship and attention to detail.

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

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Main Street Custom Finishing starts with an original or high quality reproduction and permanently laminates the veneer on with a proprietary process. The street rod dashes are made one at a time, with real wood veneers and the end result is a truly one of a kind real wood dash that is like nothing else out there. Matt's success is due to his great product, having passion for what he does, communicating and giving exceptional service to every customer!  Check out their services and products


RPC, Racing Power Company, was established in 1995 with a goal to provide high quality chrome and aluminum engine dress-up accessories for the automotive industry. We would appreciate an opportunity to serve you through one of our many dealers with our line of over 1400 different hot rod, circle track, and street rod products. You can see our many products online and then contact a dealer near you to purchase our products.  Take a look


Specialty Power Windows is a unique business. We are the only company in the world devoted exclusively to the manufacture of power window kits, windshield wiper kits, and related pieces for enthusiasts of old cars, street rods, trucks and vans. What sets us apart from others offering power window kits, is that we design and manufacture all of our components and kits here in our own facility--we are not simply repacking components.  See the SPW difference here


JASPER Engines has been remanufacturing quality products since 1942 and today we are the nation's largest remanufacturer of gas and diesel engines, transmissions,. JASPER has four levels of engine performance for your project vehicle ­ Stock, Class I, the Stock Performance Engine and Class II, each designed for your particular performance needs and desires. We also build performance transmissions.

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The mission of Bed Wood and Parts, LLC is  to offer you, our customer, the highest quality service and products, at a competitive price, which bring your dreams and aspirations to reality.As the bed floor is the largest flat surface on a truck, it plays an integral role in the quality and appearance of the final build. Whether you are restoring your own classic truck, building a one of a kind show truck or want to customize a new truck, we understand how important the quality and integrity of the bed wood is to you. Check it out here


US Mags and Foose Wheels cater to the vintage and muscle car markets. Produced, marketed and distributed by the MHT Luxury Alloys design house, both brands share MHT’s established tradition of quality and style. US MAGS recreates the original styles offered in the 60’s and early 70’s. Foose Wheels, from the creative mind of Chip Foose, offers wheels designs for both the vintage and the new-age nostalgia rides. Both brands benefit having access to MHT’s state of the art technology and manufacturing facility in Southern California.   Check out their line here


Concept One Pulley Systems.   When working on your engine you are presented with a number of options to make things work according to your needs and specifications. Having high performance pulley systems in place is crucial to improving power and maximizing efficiency. At Concept One we have the right product for any need you may have. Take a look at our line

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The innovative self-powered system won’t interfere with your vehicle’s battery or wiring. And our covert and noninvasive installation is carefully done by a certified technician.
LoJack for Classics is also available with Early Warning, which alerts you by phone, e-mail and text if your vehicle moves.


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]

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Our European connection, Matthias Vogel, sent in several great shows from Germany &  Austria

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40 Ford Day in Southern California is one of the most popular shows in the area.  Roger Rohrdanz sent in some great shots.

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Brian Curtis spotted this Allard at a show in Blaine, WA

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Coachman show in So. Cal from Jerry Cook

Cool shots from Joe Kerr who was  “Cruisin Grand” in So Cal

We have lots of pics of Good Guys Des Moines

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Monthly Kentucky Garage Crawl with Dave Huber

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New photographer Chris Hunt sent in pics from Newport News, VA

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Nor Cal knockout from Dean Court

We have tons of coverage from Syracuse

Mike Lynch sent in Uxbridge, Canada pics

This is just a FRACTION of the shows that came in this week
We add new shows every day so keep checking back for the latest.
See this weeks shows here !   We list the shows by the date we have posted them but do have the show date in the description. so they are not in order by the date of the show, but by the date we posted them.  .

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

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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 new listings are in SW Denver and Texas ... great car properties. I f you have a commercial automotive property for sale or lease, we have a huge audience for you and it’s only $150. for six  months to run an ad.  

  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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