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July 28, 2011

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     Don’t forget to stop by our booth in Louisville at the NSRA Street Rod Nationals next week .... We’ll be in town on Tuesday night to get set up for “the big one”.   We’re looking forward to seeing all of the New Products we’ve been hearing about and, of course, seeing so many of our friends.   We’ll have many Roving Reporters on the scene and we’ve heard that the turnout is expected to be huge.  This is always a great show so be sure to hustle on over to Louisville next week..... See You There !

The SOLD’S  are POURING in like CRAZY this week.....

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sold 32 ford3
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sold 33 less than 10 day sold 34 c4
sold 41 wilys
sold 36 ford sold 41 ford
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sold 56 chev pu sold 66 chevelle

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. 

Airbrushing Article from RetroPower
One of our newest advertisers, RetroPower, sent in a great article showing the process they went through when airbrushing their shop car.  It’s always interesting to watch the experts in action !
Check out the article here

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Spot Painting a Panel   is the latest article from Carl Brunson.     Our body and paint guru shows you exactly how you solve the problem of a ding or dent in a door or other panel.  Check out this and other articles from Carl in our  Tech Section,  Hotrod M.D.

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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

Big Als Carponents This Armrest is NEW from Big Als Carponents.  Featuring an Armrest rest with a grab handle in the Marque style, this item is with the black inlay along the front edge.  The Armrest is 11 inches long including the grab.  Mini Marque Armrest can also be ordered with or without a light.  Take a look

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Cool Craft Radiator Fans  From SPAL's low profile fan line this fan is ideal for use in today's automobiles, where space is a requirement. Can be used to replace the original OEM radiator fan, intercooler fan, or AC condenser fan. It features a fully sealed waterproof/dustproof motor. Each fan is individually balanced for long life.  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


 Cpp introduces a True zero offset brake kit for 1955-64 fullsize Chevrolet cars. These SOS kits feature CPP’s forged aluminum billet hubs with slip on rotors and Wilwood’s D52 calipers. The D52 is a direct bolt-on 2 piston replacement for the factory original single piston calipers and feature forged billet aluminum bodies and stainless steel pistons. Get the best stopping power for your classic Chevy with this kit while keeping your wheels in the same location as the drums For complete details  look here

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Eddie Motorsports Billet Aluminum Hood Pins: There’s nothing more frightening or potentially more damaging than a hood that’s blown loose on your classic car at high speeds. Eddie Motorsports new billet aluminum hood pins will insure that this never happens to your car. The complete custom hood pin assemblies are CNC machined from billet 6061-T6 aluminum and like all products produced by Eddie Motorsports, they are American made to the strictest manufacturing standards.  Take a closer look here

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A proper ground is essential for any automotive electrical system. A bad ground can cause many erratic symptoms, and tracking them down can be frustrating and time consuming. This is true for all vehicles, but fiberglass cars are naturally especially susceptible to these problems. Ron Francis Wiring makes obtaining a good ground simple with their Simplex Grounding Systems. They offer several combinations to suit basic to complicated configurations.  Get the details here

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Hurst The Oldsmobile 442 was a famed muscle car produced by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors. It was introduced as an option package for F-85 and Cutlass models sold in the United States beginning with the 1964 model year. The original Hurst/Olds was based on the 442 option.  Pictured is just one of the shifters available depending on transmission configuration, check out our website for more Oldsmobile applications. Get details here

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March Performance new Revolver serpentine system hits the mark with a fantastic combination of style and low price. The highly styled one piece bracket provides a rigid support for the alternator and A/C compressor; a separate bracket allows the option of power steering or no power steering. Best of all, March's new Style Track bracket kit cost $500 less than other similar units on the market.  See it in action in this online video

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Nu Relics manufacturers over 300 Make / Model Specific Power Window Kits.. - 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   Learn more

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O’Brien Truckers featured Product this week... Regulator, Slip-On and Firewall Coil Covers Firewall Mount Coil Cover.   Firewall mount coil cover - polished fins, fits any coil up to 2 1/2 inches in diameter.   Take a closer look here.

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Gentlemen... Start Your Engines...The OPTIMA® RedTop® high-performance AGM battery is the ultimate high-CCA starting battery designed to deliver the strongest 5-second ignition power for a reliable start-up every time. The RedTop will outperform and outlast traditional batteries in demanding cranking/starting applications. Learn more

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Old Dog Street Rods is having a Garage Sale ...
[MOON  MPG15005] was  $425.00 
NOW $369.00
White Electric 5 guage set. 3 3/8 speedo

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Purdee  “Header Buddy”  eliminates  header gaskets ...  Got ???? FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HEADER BUDDY

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R Jays Speed Shop carries a full line of air conditioning systems .. including a large selection of compressors and accessories from Vintage Air.  Check out the available options then call R Jays for help with your system.  Take a look here.

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Scotts Rods and Customs For all of you Camaro fans out there here is the one and only clip you’ll ever need or want. This clip comes complete and easy to install just like the Tri-5 and Nova Clips. There is nothing as easy as this clip. It comes with your choice of optional equipment or bone stock.   Get the details here

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Superior Glass Works today announced the addition of a one-piece, fiberglass, hood top for the 1941-1946 Chevrolet pickup and panel trucks.  This hood maintains the original size, shape, bead lines, and dimensions of the stock, two-piece, center hinged hood so it will mate up perfectly with your vintage cab and grill.  To achieve the custom, hot rod look, the center hinge has been smoothed and the gap at the front of the hood has been filled.    Get more info here

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Unisteer Unisteer Performance Products   GM Type II Power Steering Pump Kit for Small Block Chevys with short water pumps.   Gen II/TC Polished Pump Kit w/clip-on reservoir for SBC w/short We are proud to offer these BRAND NEW GM Type II, TC pump kits. We source the pumps & resevoirs straight from an OEM Manufacturer and put them on our state-of-the-art test stand. This gives us a computerized read-out of the current pressure of flow of each pump.  Get the details here

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Wheels Vintique .is proud to be one of the most recognized names in the Hot Rod, Muscle Car and Classic Truck industy. With over 50 different caps and accessories and 100 plus wheel styles Wheel Vintiques has the most diverse product line in the industry and it’s growing everyday. No other wheel manufacture can make that claim..  See their line here

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Zigs Street Rods DASH INSERTS with senders By Classic Instruments.   Panels designed for a show-stopping dash-board appearance! Furnished hardware allows bolt-in mounting in stock opening same as original-not necessary to cut or change original dash opening for the years specified.    See all of the options here

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Sid Chavers  Bop Top is a miracle of an invention for Roadster Owners ...    You can enjoy the wind in your hair ... or you can keep the rain off.    The BopTop is a lightweight Convertible Top available for the 1928-29 and 1932 Ford Roadsters that can be removed, broken down, and stored in the trunk of the car while using very little space.  Learn more here.

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Dutchman Housing & Alloy Axle pkg, Roadster Round Back   The days of hunting through a junk yard are over. No need to drag home a donor housing only to find out that for various reasons it won’t work for what you are building, or worse, that it may cost almost as much to clean up and modify as one of Dutchman’s custom built to order brand new housings.  Get details here

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Engine turning has been applied to the automobile almost since the time of its invention. In the 1930's it was used on such marques as Duesenberg, Auburn  and Bugatti. Now FPM Metals can provide engine turned polished metal for any car.   It’s really popular in Hot Rods and looks fantastic in Muscle Cars... see the different metal finishes you can get at FPM

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   Hooker Headers These swap Headers allow enthusiasts to drop an LS (all exc. LS7) engine into the ever popular 1955–1957 Chevy. These new Headers were designed to fit only with a Unisteer rack and pinion system. If running a 605 box or stock steering setup see part # 2292–1HKR. They are a true 1 ” long tube design to sufficiently maximize the torque and horsepower of the free breathing LS engines.  Look here

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  Classic Instruments has launched its new 1970-72 Chevelle SS/El Camino SS/ Monte Carlo SS gauge package  at the Goodguys show in Columbus, OH. This package is offered in five different gauge face options including G-Stock, Hot Rod, White Hot, Velocity Black, and Velocity White. The kit includes a speedometer, tachometer, and quad gauge mounted into a reproduction dash carrier.   Get all the details here

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Racing Power Company  Chrome & Aluminum Engine Dress-Up Accessories For The Automotive Aftermarket Industry.  This  Aluminum Hood Scoop   Hilborn-Style with inlet screen and bezel  is just one of their fine products.  Take a closer look here.

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

Carlisle Events has a HUGE Truck Show coming up Aug 5-7 then there are the Fall Swap September    lots for the Car Guy at Carlisle Events     Check out the entire schedule here.


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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The National Street Rod Association Nationals in Louisville is almost here... Be sure to make it to this show.... The addition of later year cars to the lineup has proven to be a huge success.  Don’t forget to sign up and make plans for Louisville... it’s coming soon.  Take a look

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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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The Right Coast Association   has one more show in the works for this year.  The Granite State Nationals at the end of August will wrap up the season with a flair.  Be sure to check it out . For details look here

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 Somernites Cruise  August will be MUSTANG Alley month at Somernites...  So get out the Pony’s and head over to Somerset ... this is a great event and it’s every month until October... so cruise on over to Somerset ...  Check it out here.


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


Many rodders also ride motorcycles so we want you to know you can insure your Rod AND your Bike at American Collectors Insurance... learn more here.

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Fastlane Speed & Rod Shop can build you a  ‘32 Coupe or Roadster for less than you can buy a used one ....  and it will have all of the options you want... the color you want ...  it will be YOURS !
Take a look at all of the available combinations at 

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Enclosed Vehicle Transport has been with us here at for many years and we still hear from our readers about what a great job Kevin and his crew do for them.  We’re happy to recommend them to any of you who need a transport company ... learn more

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LoJack® for Classics  SPECIAL PRICING..
Buy Online or Call 1-800-838-1177 x3873 Use Promo Code: CCA1HH295 and pay only $295! That’s $400 OFF the MSRP! Limited time offer.
LoJack® for Classics is the only stolen vehicle recovery system used by police and the only one that recovers your vehicle in 24 hours—or your money back. We have a greater than 90% success rate on cars and trucks, using Radio Frequency technology that tracks your vehicle where GPS can’t.
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.   Look  here for more info


We continue to add many new businesses to providing you with the only place online you need to find the products and services you need..

  Is your shop TOO HOT ?  Quietaire has manufacturerd QuietCool portable evaporative coolers  since 1979. Our QuietCool is like a large floor fan but cooler – It can cool up to 26F, or more, in areas where AC is simply out of the question – open areas like shipping bay doors, woodworking shops, automotive shops, and warehouses. Jack got one of these for Christmas for his shop ......  WOW is it great ! Check it out here


3D international has been a long time manufacturer of the worlds leading cleaning products for various industries as a private labeler. 3D Products, a company servicing professionals and enthusiasts for over 20 years, offers a complete detailing line with best car care products. Dedicated to protect the environment with green and biodegradable solutions while; each product maintains excellent performance, surpassing the competition. 3D has developed a premier brand, High Definition Car Care, chosen by avid top detailers and high end car manufacturers as their exclusive brand to use.  Check it out here


Accu Air is devoted to bringing  reliability, ease of use,  improved handling, and ride comfort to vehicles. Accu Air uses the highest quality components and technologies like their amazing E-Level Controller.  A slick system that is the best  technology available AND the best looking system. Check it out

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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.

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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.   Take a look at their services and gallery here

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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.

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 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

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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

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Jasper Engines  , Transmissions, and DifferentialsThis is your entry way into the world of JASPER remanufactured products. These are not used or rebuilt engines, transmissions and differentials, but totally remanufactured components with warranties of up to 3 years and 100,000 miles. Every JASPER product is built to meet or exceed OEM specifications and tolerances, and thoroughly inspected or tested to ensure quality, reliability and satisfaction


Raybestos has a FABULOUS new contest this year which will give you a chance to win a 64 GTO built specially for this contest by  Raybestos...    Well..  the Contest officially started this week ...  so now is your chance to enter and win this great car.... Enter NOW


We are BREAKING RECORDS for show pictures this year !  This week we have  over 100  Shows....A Big THANK YOU to so many of our readers who are sending in pictures.. If you take pictures at car shows and would like to share them... let us know   Email   [email protected]   Please keep checking back as we have a backlog of about 45 shows to go online and we’re getting them online as quickly as possible... and for that a BIG THANK YOU to Janice who works so hard to get them online for you.

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Good Guys Columbus has a HUGE turnout and a great time was had by all.

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Collector Car Appreciation Day from Rick Merkow

Vince Caterina was at a show in Ballston Spa NY

Chuck the Slacker has a story from a show in Manassas

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Looks like a barn find at Memories Car Show in Wi.  from John Stimac

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Ocean Beach show from Bob Warenda

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Old Time Drags from Big Al

Stranger Car Club from Dean Court

Super Cruise in NY from Jim Madigan.

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.  .

Holley announces $1000 giveaway for pre-registrants of 2011 Holley LS Fest   Holley LS Fest this September 9-11 at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, KY.  Pre-registration for Holley LS Fest 2011 is now open. Updated rules have been posted for each portion of the event on the site so look them over to make sure you’re in compliance with your class for this year’s event. Get more info here

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Drive Shaft Measuring Process
 Many people wonder how it is possible for a company to build a drive shaft that fits a car they can't see. Inland Empire Drive Line Service has been doing this for more than twenty years and knows how to get it right the first time.  Watch this video by our friends  Dave and Sam and see how easy this process is... Take a look

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Classic Rods & More can now provide you with a proven MII IFS for your 1928-31 Ford Model A that will give you a low stance and maintain your wheels in the center of the front fenders. The IFS designed by Classic Rods & More has been produced and used for a number of years by one of the owners and MAINTAINS the stock MII geometry. It does NOT require the front fenders to have those ugly bubbles in order to clear the A-Arms. Front end alignment is achieved by using stock MII specifications.  This is a great video.. take a look

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New Article in the Hot Rod M.D.    Our own Hot Rod MD,  Jim Clark, is near finishing his  long time  project, a 32 Ford Roadster.   Most recently he installed an engine turned dash.   Take a look here and see how the dash was made and installed.  Check it out.

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We are setting records for the number of cars listed here and SOLD .....    Check out the new listings every day and if you have a car to sell.....   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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Newest listings are in South Carolina and Palm Springs, CA .All across the country we have Car Guy properties for you .    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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Check out this Aussie Hemi Engine Tex Smith has listed for sale in our Swap Meet section....  Bet you’ve never seen one ....

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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
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