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March 11, 2011

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The Boise Roadster show is the talk of the town this week here in Boise..  as a homegrown Idaho “star” comes back home.  The T Bucket that won the accolades of many at the Grand National Roadster Show and went on to tour other shows on the ISCA circuit will be home in Idaho this week so we can admire the craftsmanship and engineering of the Freund family of Post Falls.  This is a really great car....

and is just a small sample of the excellence in cars that you’ll see this year at the Boise Roadster Show....   For all of the details  go to   

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 an 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

Krist Kustoms StreamLine Hot Rod Seats    We have totally revamped our line of seats for 2011. If you have used our seats before, you will notice the slight changes in the side profile dimensions below. We have slimmed down our foam a little. We now build all of our bench seats to order, this insures you get the exact bench seat you need. Take a look at your many options....  here

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The famous “Flying Eyeball” is now available as both a Third Brake Light and a Paperweight from O’BRIEN TRUCKERS.  The flying eyeball is a faithful replica of the famous icon well-known in the rod and custom culture of the 50’s. These high quality castings are made of aluminum, and measure 7” from wingtip to wingtip.  On the Third Brake Light, the eyeball has a white lens that’s red when lit, and on the paperweight, the eyeball glows in the dark—just the thing for your desk, shop, or perhaps as a romantic anniversary gift for the wife.

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Looking for a way to add more visibility to an otherwise darkened location of your interior and trunk area in your latest project? Well J&B has the solution for you. This new product, designed with the "All American" theme in mind comes complete with a lens that reflects the light rays downward, so this feature makes this product perfect for lower door, kick panel and trunk applications. . Take a 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



Holley Performance Products is proud to announce the release of its complete line of Avenger, HP, and Dominator EFI systems for those wanting to make the switch from a carburetor or upgrade from their factory ECM’s.  Get all the details here

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Soup Up Your Super Coupe With Ron Francis Wiring Ron Francis Wiring is pleased to introduce 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.  Learn more here

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SRD Parts introduces it’s  First Gen Frames.. Basic Frame consist of all round tube complete with laser cut parts and tig welded as shown as first picture. Our Working Class Hero frame will save you 150 lbs immediately and give you all the caster you want and near zero bump steer. This is the best round tube frame in the market today bar none, quality is unsurpassed. Often copied but never imitated Look Here

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Brice Thomas Radiators for  1970 TO 1972 DODGE CHARGER   6.2, 6.6, 7.0, 7.2 MODINE 375, 1970
TO 1972 CHALLENGER 383, 400, 426, 440 AND 1970 TO 1972 CORONET CORE # 2-2503 CORE
SPECS: 17.5 X 25.91 X 2.25
For more details and the SALE Price look here

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  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. Coy's has been building its own wheels since the early 2000's and has brought many new sizes and innovations to the muscle car wheel market. Coy's was the first manufacture in the world to offer a full line of custom one piece cast wheels ranging from 17 in to 22 inch for hot rod and muscle cars. The Coy's c-5 line offers 5 custom finishes, 11 sizes, 22 back spacings and over 300 applications   Get a closer look here

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GM Performance E Rod The E-ROD kit features a 6.2-liter LS3 crate engine, rated at 430 horsepower and 424 lb.-ft. of torque. It also includes a GMPP LS3 engine wiring harness, GMPP engine control module, Learn all about it.

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Hushmat Ultra H2O Paste Damping and Seam Sealing Paste is a one part water based & air-dry body seam sealing and damping material. HushMat Ultra H-2-O is:Paintable and sandable when cured, Cures in 3 hours or less ,One Part Water Based formula .    and much more... take a look

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Modulines modular 100% aluminum cabinets are the car enthusiasts top choice for fashionable yet rugged tool and storage cabinets. Designed by racers and all around car buffs, their evolution is the result of years of use in their personal garages as well as in over-the-road vehicles. The modular design allows freedom of choice in selecting just the right pieces for your particular needs

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Order a "Monster-in-a-Box" and build your own Monster Transmission. Due to high demand, we are now offering complete Monster rebuild kits for our most popular transmissions. Build it yourself and save! Our Monster Rebuild Kits are moderately priced and offer an exceptional value for the performance minded street enthusiast. Everything is included that we use in our transmission, . Take a look at all of the details here

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Old Air Products 2000 Series HURRICANE Heat, Cool & Defrost System features Cable operated Defrost & Heater Valve w/ Side A/C & Heater fittings for clean or smooth firewall applications. Choose from a variety of options for louvers, switching, condenser sizes and compressor mounting brackets to create a custom system to fit virtually any vehicle. For all the details look here

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Wabbit’s Dashes & Accessories has been manufacturing the very finest hand-crafted custom wood dashes for over 25 years. The quality of each of our products is controlled by people like yourself, who are car buffs, with only goal in mind…to build the very finest products that can be made. All of Wabbit's Dashes & Accessories custom manufactured products carry a lifetime warranty on the woodwork and applied finish.  Take a closer look here

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With over 50 different caps and accessories and 100 plus wheel styles Wheel Vintiques has the most diverse product line in the industry and it’s growing everyday. No other wheel manufacture can make that claim. Since 1993, we have been delivering the largest selection of stock steel wheels, billet wheels, wire wheels and accessories to the automotive enthusiast

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Zigs Flexible engine dipstick designed to coordinate with Lokar's flexible transmission dipstick. Slim design allows mounting inside headers. Designed for use with factory or Sanderson cast manifolds. Applications available for 1979 and earlier Small Block Chevy and 1980 and later Small Block Chevy. E-Z read stick for accurate measure of engine oil.  Take a look

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

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

WOW... in March there are 5 Championship Shows.Still left for this month are .., Des Moines,  Omaha and Winnipeg...  These are the  TOP shows in the country... where you’ll see the best cars and great attractions... Check it out now

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The NorthEast Rod and Custom Nationals is pleased to announce the single most spectacular competition within the indoor car show circuit on the East Coast!!!
With a stunning $10k purse this is a show that will attract the finest in the country. March 25 - 27th in Philadelphia Registration is open for all car owners and vendors

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Our friends at  Classic Performance Products  CPP in Anaheim California have three events coming up in March.. There’s an Open House and a Tri-Five Show and  also a  NOVA Show... lots to do,  entertainment, prizes and more.. just a great day for Muscle Cars in So. Cal. Take a look

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 Somernites Cruise has announced their 2011 Cruise Events schedule and they have a fantastic lineup planned.  Every month from April until October you can joins thousands of fellow rodders for this FREE weekend of fun.  April is  Buick , Olds, Pontiac month.... Check it out here.

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The Right Coast Association has three great shows lined up for 2011.May 27-29 will be the inaugural King of Trucks with a show field open to all makes/years and a full line up of activities for the performance enthusiast.  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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What could beat  Hot Rods and Muscle Cars at the beach ??   Cruisin the coast of Alabama and hanging out at the beach with fellow rodders ....  What a way to spend the weekend.  You can do it all at the Bama Coast Cruise next May    



NSRA has announced it’s  2011 Schedule and as always they have a fabulous year planned.  From the first show in  April in Oklahoma City to Louisville, to  York and beyond... Check out the new schedule and mark your calendars for next year.

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Good Guys Rod & Custom has announced their schedule for 2011... and it looks like a winner to us ! . The Goodguys 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


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]

HotRod HotLine readers needs your help...
Don Antilla wrote to us “I am hoping someone might be able to help me locate some owners of the Series 200 Griffith’s that were running around Westchester area in the sixties”.  These are very unique and probably rare cars so is you know anything about them I’m sure Don would like to hear from you. Don has a neat story about his Griffith... take a look

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We have VIDEOS  this week....

Rick Dore has been in the custom car building game for well over two decades. Rick started using Air Bags in their infancy and is no stranger to the problems that were typical before AccuAir raised the standard. When James Hetfield (lead singer from Metallica) approached Rick Dore about making his daily driven 1952 Olds more reliable, Rick immediately called upon AccuAir Suspension to get the job done right.  Watch this video about the Hetfield car here

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Graphic Manipulation with the Digital Paint Booth    This video shows how graphics are manipulate across a vehicle using the House of Kolor Digital Paint Booth.   So you can see how your car will look in any color  AND  with various graphics...   This is way cool...  Take a look

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Correct gluing technique for installing weather stripping and rubber to metal     Steele Rubber Products President, Matt Agosta, and Cruise Control TV host, Britt Pope, demonstrate the correct technique for gluing rubber weather stripping to metal. Also demonstrating the easy to install Peel-n-Stick line of products Steele Rubber Products offers, on a recent "Steele Solutions" segment

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Classic Instruments  has announced that they will be unveiling a great new product at the Hot Rod and Restoration Show in Indy on March 18th...   So if you’re going to the show be sure to check out the details on this unveiling...   FYI ... has already seen this product .... undercover.. and it’s FANTASTIC.....  You can also check out their  MARCH SPECIAL OfferBe sure to stop and see them

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 Got an I Phone or I Pad ???   Well if you do, you’ll want this new APP from  Chrome Insurance... It’s a Classic Car Price Guide... so you can check out the  value of any car you may see for sale at a car show with the touch of a finger... How cool is that ??

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the theatrical release of the 1971 cult classic Two-Lane Blacktop, starring singer James Taylor and Beach Boy Dennis Wilson. One of the original 1955 Chevys built for the film will be on display at the 9th Annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Thurs. through Sat., June 16-18, 2011.  For details look here

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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..

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


O'Brien Truckers was established in 1978  Being rodders ourselves, we like to convert our Customers into Friends. If you like a personal touch when you place an order, you will enjoy doing business with O’Brien Truckers. We specialize in manufacturing custom-made Car Club Plaques, Toppers, Buckles, and Key chains for clubs and organizations throughout the world.  In addition, we are the leading manufacturer of functionally improved versions of traditional air cleaners and custom engine accessories provided to the rod and custom market. Our U.S. manufactured products are cast from pure ingot 319 alloy, which produces the highest reflective shine and is extremely durable. Learn all about us here


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


    Dutchman Motorsports designs and manufactures custom rear ends & alloy axle shafts in our Portland Oregon facility. Best known for our high performance street and racing automotive products, We have a large selection of off the shelf components including ring & pinion gears, limited slip positraction carriers and differentials, full spools, billet housing ends, wheel studs and bearings, bearing retainer plates, 3rd member cases and pinion supports, and complete assembled Ford 9" 3rd members. Take a look here

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  Looking for a shop in South Jersey or surrounding area where you can have your car painted or restoration work done.... by experts you can depend on ??   Ralph at Gloucester County Collision has the background to do a highly professional job and experience with classics,  muscle cars and hot rods... Learn more here

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 Kwik Wire has just introduced it’s New  48 Special  4 Circuit Harness  .Our Family owned business manufactures everything in the heart of America. Our FonduLac, Wisconsin based company builds everything with top quality parts, offers Toll Free Tech Support and Ships all orders within 24 hours.  Look here   Check us out here

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   Gen I and Gen II Camaro .... Gen I and Gen II Nova... ?  SRD Parts is an innovator in suspension and frames,   upper and lower control arms for Muscle Cars... With the finest materials and  Quality USA Workers...  their products are simply the best ! Take a look at what SRD Parts has for your Muscle Car.

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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 winter project here.

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The SHOW SEASON HAS BEGUN.... and the Hotrodhotline roving reporters are out in FULL Force ....  Lot’s of show coverage this week....  .   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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The Bright Rockabilly show in Australia was great fun.. Steve Jones sent in the pics

The Chicago WOW was awesome.. with this fabulous Chrysler taking honors.. Thanks to Jon Knapp

More Chicago WOW from our friend  Ritchie

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Hey... look at these dedicated Hotrodders.. at the Dead Mans Curve Winter Thaw from Big Al

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Detroit Autorama from Bob Steinhaus showing one wall of the exhibit hall  very cool

Hal Schiele sent in some Grand National Roadster Show Pics

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Bruce and Janelle Morris went to the “Mates Helping Mates” to help flood survivors in a small town..

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The Salt Lake City WOW was covered by our SLC guy Gene...  great cars and bikes.

Smitty sent in the Texas Hoedown ...  very cool shot... check it out.

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.  .

At Fast Times Rods One of the things we are quite proud of is our ability to fabricate damn near anything. We are always investing in the business so we can increase quality, shorten lead times and save you money! Here are some of our favorite machines and equipment. All the stuff I wanted when I was a kid, now it’s a tax deduction! From Bead Rollers to Press Brakes to our newly acquired 5 x 10 Koike CNC plasma table we want to offer our customers a one stop shop for their fabrication needs.  Take a look

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Zipper Motors 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; the 27 Roadster, the New Roadster, and the Coupe.  Check it out here

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Is this the year you need a new car for cruising this summer ?    If so, you should check out the folks at Timeless Rods...  they have an amazing system to put together the exact car of your dreams...  It’s the C.A.R.S. system... Construct A Rod System...  It’s a great way to get all that you want...   Check it out here

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American Collectors Insurance offers very competitively-priced coverage for modified cars (street rods, hot rods, rat rods, restomods, restorods and other customs). Along with affordable rates and superior service, customers enjoy a variety of program options.
See how they can help you before you get that car out on the road this Spring..

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WOW  ... Do We have TONS of New Cars Listed This Week !

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feat rat rod  has been helping rodders sell their cars now for TWELVE +YEARS....  and we offer the best service on the planet.  If you need help with an ad call us tolll free at  877-700-2468.    

We continue to sell more cars and list more private party cars than any other online venue... You can see new featured ads

   Don’t forget that not only can you find a CAR here on Hotrodhotline.... You can find an awesome  shop / garage to keep it in....   along with a House. We’ve started listing “Car Guy” homes for Sale here and the response has been overwhelming...  so many people at car shows mention this new section and how they like it.

We have already had some  “sales” so if you are selling a home with great car space,  or an automotive commercial property... our ads are only $150. for six months with 20 pics and unlimited words....  It’s GREAT Exposure..

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We are offering a FREE set of S/S Braided Brake Hoses and a weld-on Tab kit with every complete front suspension order for February thru March

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A New Discounted Engines Page is now available for viewing! This new pages has a combination our Discounted Surplus Engines and Pre Owned Low Mileage Motor and Transmissions.
from Southern Performance
Take a look here

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OPTIMA Batteries has released the 2010 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational broadcast trailer which gives viewers an exclusive look at the high-speed racing, in-car and on-track footage that will be seen during the 2010 OUSCI TV special premiering on SPEED Friday, March 11, 2011 at 8 p.m. ET.  Take a look here

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4TH ANNUAL B&M / HURST CHARITY CAR SHOW Sunday, April 10th 2011   SAVE THE DATE!  This year, our event will be held at Corporate Pointe at West Hills   On-site registration and gates open at 7:00am, open to public from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Registration is open to all domestic vehicles manufactured from 1900-1973 including any year Corvette, Mustang, Camaro, Firebird GTO, or Viper. All domestic muscle welcome…new and old!
Get more details here

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FREE Parts Ads for Private Parties .....  Clean out that garage !

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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.


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Don’t Forget.....   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]


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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