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June 3, 2011

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Hotrodhotline has lost a good friend.We have learned that our friend Cubby Caldwell has passed away after a long bout  with ALS.


Cubbys pride and joy  (other than his son Adam)   was his  38 Chevy, built for him by his son and fellow hotrodder Adam.    Cubby lived here in Boise,  so he would drop by the office with his many show picture contributions.   Our deepest condolences go out to  Adam and to Cubby’s  wife Penny.  We’ll let you know of services when we get that information.   We think it fitting that we remember Cubby with a very nice article from his son Adam published here in 2008.    RIP Cubby -  We will all miss you.    

TWO  Stolen Car Alerts this week....

We are hearing this more and more....   cars being stolen from all sorts of places....  often a trailer is taken with a car in it as in the case of this car stolen in Las Vegas... but the Chevy was stolen right off a main street in broad daylight.  This is especially heartbreaking because this car was given to it’s owner by his father 18 years ago...  Please take a look and see if you can help either of these readers find their cars.
Check out  our Stolen Car Section
Then think about what you should be doing to protect your car.

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Now THIS is a FIND !  Check out this 67 Pontiac Original  HURST Car discovered in a storage unit in Fallon, NV after being their for 18+ years.  WOW.... Why can’t we find those lost cars  ?  Check this out in Rodders Row

Then send us YOUR Ride to share with our readers

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We’re pleased to introduce a new Guest Columnist to you ... Joe Bortz is a well known collector and bona fide  “car guy” ...   he has many really great stories to tell about his cars and how he  was  just  born to be a car guy !   These are stories we can all relate to  ... and which often will take us down  “Memory Lane” ....  “3 Kids - 3 Cars”  is one we know you’ll like.....        Read it here then look for more from Joe 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

 Genuine Boyds, New Smoothie 3 Wheel. Manufactured in the USA, Precision 3D-Machined to Perfection, Forged 6061 T-6 one-piece seamless soft lip rim, Aluminum Etched Center Cap, Anodized, Powder Coated, and Custom Paint Color Option, High Caliper Clearances Available, Custom Bolt Circles & Widths Available.  Take a closer look at this new wheel here.

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Clayton Machine Works
 New Valve Cover  Polished aluminum valve covers
integrated breather and pvc assembly removeable center section offers unlimited customising options.  These are very nice looking ... check it out here

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Compu Tronix offers Distributorless Ignition System  For American V 8  Engines  AN ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE DISTRIBUTORLESS IGNITION SYSTEM FOR THOSE THAT ARE SERIOUS ABOUT PERFORMANCE. Available for the following:    Chevy  SB or BB  Standard or Tall Deck,  Ford 289/302 ,           Ford Windsor , Ford Cleveland, Ford FE , Chrysler SB 273/318/340/360 ,  Chrysler 361/383/400 Chrysler 413/426/440 and Hemi ,  Pontiac 400,. and  AMC ,  Jeep. Get 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


Welder Series has been problem solving hot rod chassis parts for 30 years...  This Ford 4.6L engine mount kit can be used in frames of varying widths, from T-buckets to F100 pickups. The tubular engine brackets are strong and good looking. Gussets add extra support. Urethane bushings absorb vibrations.  Get the details here

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Fatman’s “Affordable IFS” is an excellent choice for Model A, ’32 Fords, 28-33 GM cars, and early Mopars with similar fenders which fit directly to the frame.  Rather than modifying a MII IFS to fit, with all the attendant track width and bumpsteer problems.  For a closer look and complete details .. look here

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WINTEC FABRICATION now offers this traditional-style Model A Chassis, manufactured from 1-1/2" x 3" rectangular steel tubing, with a front 4-bar suspension, 4" drop-forged tube (or I-beam) axle, and a dropped front crossmember.  It comes with a Vega steering box, new 9” Ford rear housing with brake line tabs, rear panhard bar, radius rods, coilovers, brake pedal, and master cylinder.     Check it out here

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Dolphin  Wiper Arms are now available. Billet Aluminum Wiper Arms provide a nice look to any vehicle. Available in two sizes and sold as a pair.  Get a closer look here

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Hedmans Muscle Rods HEDDER & MOUNT Kits are designed specifically for the installation of an LS series engine into earlier model Muscle Cars. They make the project easier by taking out much of the component guesswork.   Get the details here


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Image Street Rods specializes in fabrication and one of their products is this  1932 Frame.    You’ll find top notch products and great service from the folks at Image... check out their product line here.

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Julianos Hot Rod Parts..LED PARK/TURN/RUNNING LIGHTS  This 3 wire set-up introduces the latest in LED technology. Features include:- Parking lights, turn signals, and optional daytime running lights - Intensely bright pulse width modulated 12V light - Installs behind your original glass lens for an original look - Fits 1940 Dlx. and Std. and 1940-41 Commercial Fords - Made in the USA  Take a closer look here

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K&N's Universal Air Filters are designed and manufactured for a wide variety of applications. Regardless of the angle, offset diameter of the air intake, there is a K&N Universal air filter for your equipment.   See why you need K & N in your ride

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Kwik Wire . This is a  BRAND NEW product from Kwik Wire ...  The 48 Special is a 4 Circuit Harness which will support:   Horn, Headlights, Turn Signals, Hazard LIghts, Coil, 1 Constant Hot,  1 Ignition Hot with Coil Kill Switch.
  Get the details here

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Performance Online..  1947-55 CHEVY TRUCK, TILT STEERING COLUMN W/SHIFT      These trick looking columns make any customized truck look great and are available in chrome for that custom look. Our tilt columns feature 5 way positioning and are available in many different lengths.  To get a closer look

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Weedetr  Volare Rack & Pinion Conversion Kit
Custom rack & pinion steering unit and mounting kit to replace original steering box on Volare front suspensions commonly used in early pickups. Kit comes complete with custom rack, mounting kit, tie rod ends and instructions.  Check it out here

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Snug Harbor ...Do you want ultimate power, aggressive looks, and the ability to drive down the expressway? Then your hot rod this 550 HP supercharged monster from Snug Harbor Hot Rod Engines. The beauty of this supercharged engine are the components that are used to assemble this motor. That together with polished components and painted in your choice of colors, says "Best Engine In Show". With all that performance, you can have your cake and eat it too.  Look Here

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SPAL USA, a leading manufacturer of OEM and aftermarket electric cooling fans since 1959, introduces a 16" Fan Gasket for hot rodders and enthusiasts who want to mount their fans directly to the radiator core without a shroud.     Get more information here

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Vintage Air 1964-72 Chevelle Gen IV SureFit System
The Gen IV™ climate control system now delivers Vintage Air's proven "just right temperatures" and dehumidified defrost to 1964-72 Chevelles. The Gen IV™ uses an exclusive fully electronic microprocessor control system that requires no cables or vacuum connections.  Take a look here

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Painless  Performance 12 Circuit Universal Streetrod Harness With GM Keyed Column.   Our 12 Circuit kit can be used in just about any vehicle where basic wring is needed. This kit includes GM (column mounted) ignition switch connectors and a GM (column mounted) turn signal switch connector pre-terminated and ready to install.  Get complete info here.

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

  We have lot’s of businesses with GREAT Fathers Day Gifts...  Check out our Vendors Directory ....  which is an alphabetical listing of our business advertisers... or got to our Buyers Guide and look by category.     You’ll find something Dad can’t live without... we’re sure. 

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

Bowling Green Hot Rod Reunion is coming soon.... Three-day credentials are $60.  HURRY!   This Father’s Day, give dad a weekend getaway to Bowling Green, Kentucky for the hottest vintage drag race in town featuring a huge Show n Shine, a Cacklefest, swap meet, drag racing legends and much moreMake plans now


 Somernites Cruise  June cruise is going to be a blast....  The  spotlight is on Camaros and Firebirds and  will feature the 73 Camaro Giveaway Car ... 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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NSRA’s  schedule for 2011 is well underway the season starters at Bakersfield and OKC  were great and there are lots more to come .... but it’s time to make your plans and get ready to hit the road with NSRA... 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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The Custom Scene is really big now and Lead Scene East is a great show to bring your custom ride to. Since 1989, a custom car show has been held at Oakside Community Park on the second weekend in June.  This year we are pleased to announce that Oakside Park and Video Bob have teamed up to sponsor the show and make it bigger and better than ever.  For the details look 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


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]

Carlisle Events is gearing up for the June 24th - 26th All GM Nationals...One of the largest and most diverse of General Motors events, this is the place to be  Organized by year, make and model, the NPD showfield will be loaded with top quality restored classics, original muscle cars and modified high-performance new models. Buckle up for: test drives from Chevrolet; indoor displays of concepts, customs, performance and historic vehicles

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Dynamat Xtreme Door Kit Installation
These installation instructions will guide you through the proper installation of the Dynamat Xtreme Door Kit.
Step 1 :  Remove the factory door panel. Refer to a shop manual of your vehicle for detailed information on how to disassemble your vehicle.
For complete article go here

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Optima Tech Tip  # 3  How to Resuscitate a Deeply-Discharged Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) Battery.   One of the benefits of AGM batteries like OPTIMA® is having incredibly low internal resistance. The internal resistance, to a large extent, determines the battery performance and runtime. The lower the resistance, the less restriction the battery encounters in delivering necessary cranking power. Lower resistance also enables the battery to accept a charge more quickly.. Read More here

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Steve’s Auto Restorations has available the ‘Real Steel’ Coupe body patterned after stock design and dimensions to ensure originality. Built with die-stamped 19 gauge electroplated sheet metal components and assembled in precision fixtures by SARs premiere tool fabricator and metal stamper, Experi-Metal in Sterling Heights, Michigan.    Take a closer look here

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If you are looking for chrome plating and/or polishing services in Ohio ... look no further ! Super Fine Shine has  have been the leaders in handling Custom Chrome Plating & Polishing in Central Ohio since 1990.    Our work speaks for itself..... we pride ourselves on doing a quality job at a fair price.   This is the “BEFORE” ... click here to see the AFTER  at Super Fine Shine


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Trick Truck N Rods is located in Ohio and serves a large surrounding area.  We offer show-quality custom paint service, flames and aged paint jobs, along with pin striping and custom lettering. Upholstery service is also available. We've recently added a frame table for frame modifications & setup. As you can see, we truly are a full service rod and restoration shop.  Learn more

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June Specials from  Saldana Racing Products  Early Camaro Radiators   Tri Five Radiators  on SALE
All of Saldana Racing Products aluminum cores are oven brazed and never use epoxy.  Street Rod radiators are available with 1 or 2 row cores and can be built as a single, double, or triple pass for maximum efficiency.  Check out our JUNE SPECIALS   HERE

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Radir Wheels  has their Tri RIbb wheels on SALE...
Get all of the sale details and a closer look at these great looking wheels.   Look here

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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


Hotronics Products is having a Fathers Day Special... FREE SHIPPING on all sales over $50... but ONLY if you call the order in and tell them  Hotrodhotline sent you.  They carry many really great  MADE in the USA Products known for their quality.... like their  Self Cancelling Turn Signals ...  Check it out and then take advantage of the special... TELL THEM  Hotrodhotline sent you for FREE SHIPPING...

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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..

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


The Mighty Mount Engine Test Running Stand is a great way to break in, leak check and tune an engine so it's ready to go when you install it in your Street Rod.   The Mighty Mount engine test running stand is a very sturdy, user friendly tool. The Mighty Mount includes standard features that cost extra on more expensive engine test running stands.  There is no better engine test running stand at any price.  Take a look here


Stainless Specialties custom fabricates exhaust components including header collector adapters, both round and oval mufflers and a variety of exhaust tips in various shapes and sizes. . The mufflers and most of the tips can be made in any length needed. We also carry a compliment of hangers and clamps,. Our Mega Oval Muffler, with its 2.5 x 6.5 inch dimensions, is designed for vehicles with extreme clearance issues and can be fabricated with any inlet/outlet configuration. The possibilities are endless.....


Wise Guys Seats  has tried to take an innovative approach to the seating needs of the industry, i.e. 3 point seat frames, tilt pedestal, swivel pedestal to mention a few. We are always looking for new products and ways to improve the existing items not in our product line up. We always welcome ideas from our customers, they are the ones on the front lines so to speak. Wise Guys provides seating components and accessories for Street Rods / Hot Rods / Corvettes and Muscle Cars  Take a look here


Since 1992, Headwinds has proudly offered the finest quality lighting to Motorcycle and Hot Rod builders who demand the best. Our headlights feature smooth, non-wavy surfaces with mirror finishes. Innovations that do away with exposed rivets, bolts, and flanges like threaded housings with screw-in bezels and billet brackets with hidden fasteners are only part of what makes our product line the finest available anywhere.  See our products here


Centerforce® currently holds 9 exclusive patents pertaining to automotive performance clutches. Centerforce uses their patented processes and over 25 years of experience to create the best clutch & flywheel package for your application. Some of these processes include the famous Centerforce weight system, Dual-Friction discs, and ball bearing actuated pressure plates, precision billet flywheels and more. Each application is developed to provide you with the right amount of clamp load, friction, durability and ease of use.  See their latest technology DYAD  here


Classic Rods and More...   where you’ll find a HUGE selection of the best quality parts in the industry... from  Suspension,  to Brake Kits,  to Billet and Chrome... and it’s ALL with a Guaranteed 24 Hour Shipping Promise....  How’s that for service ?   See what they have for your spring  project here.

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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. With unparalleled high power delivery and extreme resistance to the most common causes of battery failure, the RedTop is idea for trucks, SUV's, luxury cars, hot rods, off-road vehicles and other applications that require a leak-proof starting-only battery.  Get more details 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...  This is an awesome car and it’s being announced exclusively at Hotrodhotline this week.    You can learn all about the car and the Raybestos Team then in June you’ll be able to enter to win... Check it out now.


 All You Need Is Your Camera/Smartphone and a Great Idea to Enter The Surf City Garage Commercial-of-the-Year Contest   Put on your director’s hat and get those cameras rolling, because if you love cars and Surf City Garage Enthusiast Grade Detailing Products, you could win an absolutely FREE round-trip for two to the biggest automotive event in the world – SEMA 2011 – airfare, hotel and tickets courtesy of Surf City Garage®.  And there are other great prizes, too.. Get all of the details  here

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We have TONS of new show pictures this week. !   Wow .   It’s so cool to see these shows all over the country and the world  If you take pictures at car shows and would like to share them... let us know   Email   [email protected]  

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Bob McCrary was at the Bama Coast Cruise in a car he’s owned since he was 15....   Can’t get any better than that !

Rick Merkow was at Chuys cruise in Simi Valley ... hey someone tell that guy about Hotrodhotline so he can sell his car.

Bob Warenda sent in some pics from Connecticut.

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Sherm Porter got a shot of Penny Pichette at the West Coast Kustoms show .. well that’s wehat we call it anyway...

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Here in Boise we had Thunder on the Blue. Thanks to Mel Eggleston for the pics

WOW... look at the Somernites Cruise turnout.   Great Show

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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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I From Nevada to Washington and 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.

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[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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