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June 9, 2011

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Stripping Paint from your Car ...  New Tech Article at Hot  Rod M.D.

If you don’t do it correctly ....  stripping the paint from your car can be a nightmare.  Our good friend  Carl Brunson,  is a master of paint and restoration, and he’s done this many times.   Carl has written an article that goes through the steps and makes this an easy process for you.
Check out this new article in our Hot Rod M.D.   Stripping  Paint.

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Tex Smith graces us with another of his stories this week.  “The Start of it All”    (duh it wasn’t always this way)   is a few paragraphs of Tex’s musings on the evolution of rodding.     As always ... Tex has a way of reflecting on things in our hobby and industry that we often don’t think of.  Read his story here....

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Rodders Row ....   We love to see the rides of our readers... like this cool Willys owned by Tim Harris who lives in Washington... Check out his ride then send us YOUR pictures.   Take a look here

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

ACCU AIR  e-Level™ Air Suspension Controller The e-levelTM controller offers the ability to save three unique vehicle heights into memory at the touch of a button using TruPositionTM Height Sensors installed in each corner of your suspension. These three heights are then instantly accessible from the TouchPadTM or Rocker Switch Interface.  Get more info here

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The B&M Street Rod shifter features an easy to operate gate style mechanism designed into a compact shifter. Whether you’ve got a coupe, highboy, roadster or sedan, the mechanism attaches directly to the transmission. The B&M Street Rod Shifter also features a fully adjustable mounting bracket assembly for optimum shifter location.  See it here

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500 Series™ Power Steering Boxes for 1955-57 Chevrolet  from Classic Performance Products. The 500 Series is truly the best of its kind. It is the only box on the market today manufactured with a one piece housing, “no welding,” all new parts (unlike our competitors!), uses original pitman arm and has a 14-1 ratio. CPP’s 500 Series box has been factory-tested to ensure quality that you have come to expect from us.  Look 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


 Coy's Equipped LLC. is a custom wheel manufacturer specializing in the production of the highest quality cast aluminum wheels for hot rods and muscle cars on the planet.  Here are a few of their designs for rods and muscle cars. Take a look here

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GM Performance Motors  NEW" E-ROD 5.3L ENGINE 315 hp / 335 lb.-ft. Automatic transmission.Big power and emissions efficiency available only from gmpp! E-ROD systems GMPP’s LS-based E-ROD engine system portfolio continues to grow – delivering high-performance with low emissions. No other manufacturer offers a comparable system. Take a look

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EZ Wiring   Power Window Kit  Power window kit will work for all windows with flat glass only that go straight up and down And that are between 6” & 24”. Sold in pairs. Kit for 2 doors.   Take a look here

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Holley's new  600 CFM Four Barrel Aluminum Street Carburetors constructed from aluminum which compared to its zinc counterpart equates to a weight savings of over 5lbs! Holley's new aluminum 0–80457SA will hold its shine and also can be hand polished for a custom look. Get all of the details here

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The New “Flamed” Series from J & B Microfinish features several different trim items, including dash inserts...  What a Cool Way to finish off your interior.  Check out this series and their new  Deuce Dash Insert too. Take a look here


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Online Discount on Interior Trim Items
Get 10% off these and other trim items when you order ONLINE.   Choose from among many different trim items exclusively crafted at Krist Kustom Interiors..  Handles,   knobs,  seat medallions  and much more.
Take a look here

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O’Brien Truckers’ line of nostalgic cast aluminum air cleaners now includes the round finned style you see here, in 9”, and 6-7/16" diameters.  These are very reminiscent of the old Cal Custom-style air cleaners from the 50’s and 60's, except with heavier, more traditional fins.  Take a closer look here

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Old Air’s Hurricane Advantage offers Many Choices of Components & Accessories  Select from a choice of 3 coil designs, a variety of dash louvers, several standard or electronic switching options, condenser sizes and compressor mounting brackets to create a custom A/C & Heater system for virtually any vehicle..
Check out all of the features 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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Timeless Rods & Customs...  32 Driver Series
Choose one of these or  build your own...  many standard features and many options available to make the 32  YOU want to drive. Check it all  out here.

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Wheel Vintiques  13 Series Smoothie (Chrome Outer/Bare Center)     are among the huge selection of traditional wheel styles for your Hot Rod at Wheel Vintiques... Take a closer look at some of our designs...  Look Here

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Zigs Shocks and Shock Kits Our shock kits enable the installation of tube shocks on 28-48 Fords. The 28-34 kits include stamped and folded upper brackets (weld-on or bolt-on), lower shock mounts, shocks (14-1/2" open, 9-1/2" closed), hardware and instructions.  Get all of the details here

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New Garage Cabinet Combinations available from Moduline!   Now we make it easy to add function, eliminate clutter and "Organize your garage with style!"
  Moduline Garage Storage Cabinet Combinations .  You can have virtually any configuration you need for your shop and these affordable cabinets are all made in the USA.    Check out your options 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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How would your car look in  Viper Red Paint  ???    How would it look in Blue ???  With the House of Kolor Digital Paint Booth Sofware you can try out ANY paint color and many different graphics BEFORE you pick your paint.
This is VERY COOL.... Check it out here.

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Fast Times Rods is well known for their many kits ... but they also build some very cool cars ...  Traditional Rods are a bighit at Fast Times... Check out some of their recent projects.

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As Lovers of ALL Cars, we were amazed to hear about the fantastic Ferrari Collection owned by former NY Post Owner Peter Kallikow.   We learned about The Kallikow collection from  Shawn at Restore A Tag ... who has been chosen to restore the license plates of this 1951 Ferrari.   WOW... what a car...    Take a look

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Heidts Hot Rods and Muscle Car Parts is proud to announce the inaugural running of the Heidts Performance Car Challenge. This event will provide a dynamic proving ground to test the handling and road manners of some of America's best-built Muscle cars. Details here

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Steele Rubber has some fantastic technical videos available ....  we thought you’d like to see this one on  Tri Five  hood to cowl  seal installation.  There are some tricks that can only be learned by watching .... and this video  is just the trick ! Check it out here.

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Lakes Style Cars are all the rage, and Zipper Motors produces several models that have that great Lakes look, with functionality improvements and detailing not found in other cars. The Lakes Modified styling blending Hi-tech suspension components has evolved into three truly unique Lakes Modified, offerings;.  See them here

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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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Monster Transmission is having a Flag Day Sale with 10% off ALL products...  until June 14th.. so don’t delay ... Get the details here..

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Speedway Motors has a HUGE selection of great car guy items on Special for Fathers Day ....   we know that Speedway Motors is Americas Speed Shop.. so where else would you go to get the perfect gift for Dad..

Take a closer look at these and 3 more pages of specials just for Fathers Day. Check it out 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


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


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.....


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 are BREAKING RECORDS for show pictures this year !  This week we have  over 65 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]  

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Carlisle Ford Show was JAMM’N and Big Al got some great shots

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Rain didn’t stop the faithful at Pleasanton...  Dean Court and Michael Corazzeli were both there

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Ray Ballard was at a cruise in Illinois

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King of Trucks in Syracuse was great...

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Mopars in Ontario, Canada looked fantastic... Thanks to Jim

Brian Curtis went to the NW Overdrive show in B.C., Canada

Sins of Steel in Michigan from Bob Steinhaus

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.

[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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