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June 24, 2011

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We are JAMM’N  at !   Cars are selling like crazy and we’re getting more listings than ever before .....   rodders and muscle car owners KNOW this is the place to sell their cars and to find a great car ....    We are also getting RECORD numbers of car show pictures ...  many from local cruises and shows across the country as well as the major shows that are going on now.  Last week was a BIG week for car shows.  We were at Back to the Fifties where we’ve had a booth for 11 years now .. and of course it was great fun.   We also had Roving Reporters at  the LA Roadster Show ,  the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion, and scores of other Fathers Day shows around the country.  Over 100 Shows came in this week alone... so  be patient and check back often as we get the shows on as quickly as possible ... and we are ADDING new shows virtually every HOUR .... 

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Hotrodhotline On the Road ....   we stop off at many small towns along the way when traveling to shows ....  this was a short stop in Montana ....  which is GREAT  for  alley surfing....  lot’s of cars still in the fields and barns in Montana.
Of course we are just a little conspicuous with our not so subtle paint job !

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More in Montana... we’re really not sure what this red car is ....
we’ll have lots more pics online soon

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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

Big Als Carponents  traditional armrest is a variation of our popular  standard armrest.  It’s similar in design to many original  oem armrests of the 50’s and 60’s.  We have several armrest models available.. so take a look and see which style you need for your car. Look Here

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Cool Craft Fan Shrouds com in many different styles and configurations....  all you have to  do is pick the one you need... or you can have us build a custom shroud to fit your exact need.   Check out this page for different design possibilities.

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ENGINE FACTORY has been building quality engines since 1969.  .. You can see and  hear over  75 of our Engines actually RUNNING  on Video... Go to  and click on the VIDEOS  link...then pick your engine !  You can also see our quality machine work and all of the engines we have available.  Take a look here


 Classic Performance now offers rear suspension components for the 1963-72 Chevy Truck. Available as a complete kit or purchased separately, these parts offer a wide range of benefits and a clean custom look. Added exhaust clearance, increased ground clearance, corrected pinion angle, increased driveline clearance, additional torsional rigidity and strength are just a few of the features. 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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Ron Francis says  “Soup up your Super Coupe” with  their latest addition to the “Detail Zone” wiring kits for fuel-injected cars. The MG-38 wiring kit for the ’89 – ’93 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe simplifies what can be a complicated system. Get more info here

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Holley has  “tradition”  down....  Flashback – 1972: Nothing was cooler than sporting around town in a hot rod with a Holley Double Pumper® and M/T® finned aluminum valve covers! Show everyone how cool you are and show up sporting those same parts today!   Learn more here

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Hurst Original  Quarter Stick ... Designed for 2 and 3-speed automatic transmissions in both forward and reverse valve body shift patterns. Extremely compact and lightweight for tight fit cockpit installation and weighs only 2.5 pounds.    Get all of the specs and benefits here.


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March Performance has a video on one of their latest.. For the Performance oriented engine builder March Performance’s new All Billet Aluminum Pro-Track serpentine system is just the ticket. This 1” thick one-piece alternator and air conditioning bracket is not only strong, but light.   Get a good look here..

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Nu Relics has 300+ kits specifically made for YOUR make and year car.   Built strong to last long...  right here in the U.S.A. ...   like these  55-57 Nomad power window kits ... but we have a kit for any car you can imagine...  Take a look here for all of the benefits of using Nu Relics in your car...     Click here

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O’Brien Truckers has a great selection of belt buckles ...  Flatheads Forever, Flying Eyeball .... No Club Lone Wolf,  and several others... 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 Tri Five Sway Bar Setup...
All Scott's IFS come with:  One-piece crossmember 2x4 1/4" wall  Unequal-length A-arms, 1 1/8"-1 1/4" wall tubing  Collard, maintenance-free balljoint  11" Disc brakes and rotors  Stainless steel billet rod ends  Manual or power R+P steering  Dropped spindles  Sway bar (polished stainless available)  Get details here

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Superior Glass Works  has introduced their new 1937 Chevy S10 Body Kits that permit the installation of their ’37 Chevy fiberglass bodies on a donor S10 pickup truck frame.  The 1937-38 Chevy Cabriolet body is very true to the original, rare, design with a mildly chopped windshield and enhanced with a coupe deck lid or the optional rumble seat.  Check it out here

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If you have ever dreamed of having the ability to allow your engine more horsepower at the flick of a switch or ease the pain of maneuvering a tough spot at the local cruise night then you need to check out Electra-Steer by Unisteer Electra-Steer is a compact electric power assist unit that decreases steering effort up to 35% compared to manual steering.  Check it out here

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Wabbits Woodworks has the classiest dashes ever ... Completely custom made for your vehicle ...  Take a look at examples of dashes for your car here.  Click Here

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Wheels Vintique  Buick 104 Series wheels...
All wheels are custom made to order with your specs / back space requirements...  This is a great looking and very popular wheel.. Get a closer look here then check out our other models.

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Zigs Street Rods carries a large line of accessories and products for your car.  Like the Lokar line of shifters ... from the nostalgia shifter to the other Lokar products which are available... Take a look 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 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.
Take a closer look and get all the specs here.

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

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We were pleased to learn last week that our friend Nate Shelton was elected as SEMA Chair Elect.  Nate has proven to be a great leader in many different aspects of our industry over the years so he was the perfect choice to lead us as we climb our way out of what has been a hard couple of  years for some in our industry.   A Big Congratulations .... and  “onward and upward”   we go ! 

 Somernites Cruise  July is POWERCRUISE month for Somernites... a real  BLAST ...  with cruises from different areas into Somerset... . this is a great event and it’s every month until October... so cruise on over to Somerset ...  Check it out here.


Carlisle Events  added several new events to their schedule  when they teamed up with Auctions America in  Auburn, IN.   With  the GM Nationals in June, Carlisle is where the car guys go !   Check out the entire schedule here.


The Right Coast Association    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

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There’s a  NEW SHOW in Jersey !   July 16th -17th
Serving the Tri State Area, Horsepower Syndicate introduces the Tri State Show.  Hotrodhotline Readers will get a $5.  discount on their entry fee by entering online and using the code  “club” at checkout.  This promises to be an outstanding show... Get Details


The National Street Rod Association is midway through a fabulous schedule for 2011.  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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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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There is a fabulous NEW Product on the market designed to protect ALL of your  Aluminum  /  Billet products.     This is  an easy to apply ... and totally effective way to protect the finish you love so much on those Billet Wheels .... but it also protects other aluminum surfaces....  Get all of the details here about this new product from  Shine Seal !

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Classic Instruments and So Cal Speed Shop have announced that they have partnered up to create a new line of gauges designed for the traditional rodder. This new cluster offers the styling Classic Instruments is so well known for ... with the classic tradition of So Cal Speed.  Check it out 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 

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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Classic Rods has announced that they are now a stocking dealer for the fine line of Classic Instruments.   You’ll find the largest selection of “IN STOCK” products at Classic Rods and they’ll ship your order FREE ...  Check it out

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LoJack® for Classics  SPECIAL PRICING..
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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..

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


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. 

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Special Opportunity for Hotrodhotline Readers !  You can now  PRE-Order Tex Smith’s New book and he will sign it for you !  We’ve read the books and it’s really a great novel about HotRodding ...   The name of the book is   “1320”  Not What you May Think...  This preorder special is only good for a limited time so check it out now and get your order in... Look 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


Victory Lane Garage offers a complete lineup of quality wheels, tires, brakes, and accessory parts for Muscle Cars, Street Rods, Hot Rods, Pro Touring and Customs. The finest forged and billet wheels available from the top manufacturers: Boze Forged, ID Luxury, Intro Wheels, ZE Forged and the new Victory Forged Collection. Take a look here


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


AND THE WINNER IS ...... Surf City Garage Video Commercial contest is over and the winner is great !   Dozens of would-be commercial directors entered Surf City Garage’s™s Commercial-of-the-Year Contest with the hopes of winning an all-expenses-paid trip for two to this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas.  And while the competition was fierce, one video extolling the virtues of Surf City Garage’s Killer Chrome Perfect Polish took the grand prize.  Check out the winning video here.

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We are BREAKING RECORDS for show pictures this year !  This week we have  over 90 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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Merle Balke was at Back to the Fifties

Bob Trinkle went to the Clark City show

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Here’s a  “Flour Power” show in Kansas.  Must be the wheat !

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Roger Rohrdanz at the Fountain Valley Show

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John Stimac spent Fathers Day at LA Roadster show

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Big Al was at the Mermaid Parade and car show

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Lead Scene East turned out fantastic..

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.  .

1961 VW Ragtop Bug. Stolen June 17, 2011 in Carlsbad, CA. Original. Tiffany Blue (Turquoise) w/ black ragtop. 1600cc 12 V.  License plate California black with gold letters SGU564. There's a dent on the drivers side rear fender, wrinkle on the front lower hood, 15'' VW moon dish wheels.  For more info look here

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Doug King Biography by Richard Parks
We are so fortunate to have Richard Parks as our good friend and as such a great documentarian  of the history of our hobby and of the lives of so many of our legends.  Richard had a chance to talk with Doug King and get some great glimpses into Dougs really great history in racing all the way through his 2011 Bonneville experiences.  You’ll love this story and the many others Richard has to tell you.  Check out Doug’s story here
then read through the many moments in our history shared with Richard over the past few years.  Look here

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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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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.

[Home Page]    [2011 Show Coverage]   [Press  Releases]   [Barn  & Field Cars]
[Blast to the Past]   [Book Reviews]  [Build Articles]  [Buyers Guide]   [Classifieds]  [Club Directory]   [Event Listings]   [From our Friends]   [Garage Shots]                  [Guest  Columnists]    Hot Rod M.D.    New Products]    [Newsletter Archive]
[Order a Catalog]    [Our Heroes]    [Rodders Forum]    [Rodders Row] [Shop Tours] [Vendor Directory]    Young Rodders]  [Advertising Information] [Modern Rods

 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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