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June 30, 2011

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HEY.... Look what the wind blew through the door at this week !   It’s Tex Smith.. doing his best impression of  Ed Roth ....    Tex just arrived from Australia, as he escapes the winter there to come to Idaho for the fishing and of course for Bonneville.  We had a great visit at breakfast with Tex ...  he’s quite a guy and his stories are never ending.   He promised he’d stop back by on his way home in Sept. but we hope to see him at Bonneville. 

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Of course, Tex couldn’t come over for the summer without a hot rod ... so he brought his 31 Roadster.  Tex has owned this car for a long time ... it was painted by our friend Carl Brunson and looks like a great cruiser.   It was  great to see Tex and although he stopped by early (8:00 am. so didn’t get to meet all of the staff)  the crew that was here enjoyed meeting him.

We have a NEW Article online from Tex this week... It’s  “The Nefarious Bunch”....   sounds like classic Tex ... Take a look here at this and all of Tex’s articles.

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

Our industry has lost a great friend and contributor... we were  so saddened to learn of the passing of Todd Gartshore,  Partner at  Baer Brakes, this past weekend.  The news was a shock to all and we know that Todd will be sorely missed by all who knew him.   Our deepest condolences to Todds family and to the folks at Baer who were his Hotrod family. More 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 on our Facebook page.   You can also see our quality machine work and all of the engines we have available.  Take a look here


Six-time Top Fuel World Champion Clay Millican flies down the Great Lakes Dragaway 1/4 mile at 128MPH! This Raybestos GTO-R was custom fabricated by Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle of Addison, IL for the 2011 Raybestos Brake & Chassis Sweepstakes and it could be yours. ENTER TO WIN IT NOW ...   there’s a limited time to enter so better do it NOW...

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The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association has announced an all new Sunday-only promotion for three events this summer and fall. The “Sunday Get-Together” promotion welcomes American made or American powered cars and trucks of all years, makes and models to the events on Sunday only.  For complete details  take a look here.

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Once a month we like to remind you about some of the Features at that you may not visit regularly ... or may have missed.   We have 25+ different sections with tons of pictures and stories from our visitors and from industry members.  Here are some recent posts and stories  we know you’ll like...

Our “Garage Shots”  area is where our readers can share pictures and/or stories about what’s going on in their garage ...  what they’re building,   just share their uniquely designed or decorated garage OR just show off their  “stuff”...   We all love those  “Garage crawl” weekends...  well now you can do a garage crawl online all across the country.    This is Todd Shoretts very cool garage in So. California  Check it out here.

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Blast to the Past.... is just that....    some of us have found that box or album of great old pictures from  back in the day ..   well some of our readers have scanned in those great pictures and sent them in to share with our eaders.   This is a pic from a car show in 1987 in Illinois taken by  Ray Ballard.   We have lots of oldies here

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Rodders Row ....   where we get a look at some of our readers very cool cars.  This car was purchased from in 2009 and went across the sea to France where it is enjoyed by Pierre-Jean Viode.  How cool is that... Check it out along with many others.. then send us YOURS.....   See more here.

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TECH at   comes to you from the Hot Rod M.D.  and many of our knowledgeable columnists and industry experts.    You’ll learn all  kinds of things that will help you with your projects.   Need info on Leaf Springs ?  Eaton Detroit Springs own Mike Eaton is a wealth of knowledge ...   like this article  “Mono Springs vs Multi Leaf Springs”   Take a look here.

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Barn and Field Cars....  The cars we see while “alley surfing” or just driving the highways... and wonder WHY they are just sitting there ... and WHETHER the guy will Sell them ...  Usually NOT... but it’s fun to look.    This car is just sitting in Canada .... and we found a lot on the way to  Minnesota ... we’ll have those on soon... but for now check out the latest finds...  The send us YOURS....Look Here

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The Hot Rod M.D. has lots more to offer....  here’s a great article from  Unisteer . It’s a  “Steering Encyclopedia”  which will give you lots of information about your steering system. Check it out here.

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NEW IDEA .... for a new section from our readers and friends.   Carl Brunson is a very talented guy ... he not only works magic with the metal in a car and the paint on a car... but he had a great idea  for our site.  Carl and Jack were talking about how many tools they had made for themselves over the years ...  something they made to do a particular job and then just put away in their tool boxes..  They recognized that a lot of guys do this... but don’t share their little tricks with anyone ... so we’re going to be sharing some of Carl and Jacks home made tools from over the years... and we’d like to see YOURS too.  We’ll  add a section to the Hot Rod M.D. for these  Home made helpers soon...    Email your pics to [email protected] 

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Here’s Carl’s  first handy dandy tool
One I use often was handy ... so I snapped a photo.  Jack needs one of these.
It is a 4 way lug wrench with a 3/4 and a 13/16 deep well sockets welded to it.
I can use it to get the wheels off of cars with fat tires, aftermarket wheels with flush lug nuts that a regular 4 way is to fat on the ends to fit.
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 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


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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..

Main Street Custom Finishing is a  master  at taking your stock or fiberglass dash and laminating it with wood veneers of your choice.   Pulling together the craftsmanship of a fine piano finisher with a love of cars, Matt Williams will turn your dash into a great looking, fine quality wood dash.  They also have many gauge inserts and gauges to help complete the look.  Check it out


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.


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.


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 MHTs established tradition of quality and style. US MAGS recreates the original styles offered in the 60s and early 70s. 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 MHTs state of the art technology and manufacturing facility in Southern California.


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


We are BREAKING RECORDS for show pictures this year !  JUNE saw  400 SHOW articles come in to Hotrodhotline.  WOW... 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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C-4 Hotrod show in Denver from Mike Bourg

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Clearbrook WA show from Andrew Lindsey

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Hampton, VA from Bing Gatewood

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Limeworks Open House from John Stimac

NHRA Museum tour from Brian Basquez

Rose City show in Portland from Dale Moreau

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RJR Memorial show in NJ from Big Al

Rustic Auto Club show in Illinois from Fuzzy

So Cal Speed Shop Open House from Brian Basquez

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Virginia Cruise In from Chuck the Slacker

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West Coast Mufflers show from Dean Court

Westmoreland, KS show from Clinton Powell

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 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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