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March 17, 2011

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You can see ALL of the stories we have published this week by going directly to 

     We love to read about the rodders who came before us and who forged a love of racing,  rodding and cruising into all the great things we have in our hobby today.   We have lots of those stories being compiled by our good friend Richard Parks for his  Society of LandSpeed Racing  Historians project.     We got one such article today that is just a great story....

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 If you saw  Tom Smith at the grocery store....  you’d think him just another guy .. much like any of us.... BUT... there’s a reason for the smile on  Tom’s face... and it has to do with his wonderful life and adventures, including a run at Bonneville that is just unbelievable...  Take a look here.

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And to learn more about the History of Landspeed Racing, check in every week at   where each week, Richard Parks and Jim Miller add their stories and updates in the world of the Bonneville racers.

Official LAUNCH of the Hotrodhotline Employment Ads...

    We recently placed a  “help wanted” ad in our local Newspaper which also  offered a month on “” and it cost us  $419 for ONE MONTH..... and we’re not sure we’re even reaching the right people for the job.......
    Here at  you can now Place either a  “Help Wanted” Ad or a  “Seeking Employment” ad.   Our  Help Wanted Ads are a mere $50 per month and the “Seeking Employment” ads are FREE.   What better place to find workers who are dedicated to this industry than among our readers ??
      We have the largest pool of talented industry workers right here....  reading Hotrodhotline every day.  
     To “sweeten” the pot,  we’re going to give “Help Wanted” ad placers two months for the price of one through April.  You can have unlimited words, and even  photos if you like. But Wait... There’s more...  Anyone placing a  Help Wanted Ad will get a  FREE  Hotrodhotline  blueprint Calendar.Job seekers can have photos and unlimited words as well.        Find the job of your dreams...... or the perfect employee for your shop or business right here....    You can place an ad yourself online or we’re happy to help or even place the ad for you if you call or email us.   Email [email protected] or call us at 877-700-2468.

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

Whether you're looking for wheels for a ground pounding Muscle Car or a Stock restoration, Stockton Wheels is the #1 source for wheels to fit today's tires, rebuilding wheels or re-rimming original wheels. Stockton Wheels has a complete line of caps trim rings, and wheel accessories to help you complete the look of your wheels. Take a look at  just a few of the hundreds of types of wheels available to Mopar owners like you

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Phoenix Transmission Cooler Kit     A super strong cooler featuring an internal bypass valve which redirects cold fluid until operating temperatures is reached. The stacked plate design gives you superior strength and 16,000 BTU cooling ability in a compact
We also have MONTHLY SPECIALS.... so be sure to check with us on those...

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Performance Online’s  1949-54 Chevy Belair mustang II I.F.S air ride suspension kits offer you the ability to alter your ride height and modify your spring rate. With a push of a button you can set your bomb in the weeds of lift it fit that retro 50's look. Take a look at all that comes with this kit and our fantastic pricing 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



Ultra High Amp Alternator Kit (140-190 amps) Has a stereo install, off-road lights, a set of electric cooling fans, or maybe all three, exceeded your alternators capabilities? In most cases, your factory wiring or even a Painless Performance chassis harness has only been set up for a factory alternator (100 amps or less). Connecting your new high amperage alternator to too small a charge wire will lead to inadequate charging and/or over heating of the charge wire leading to a fire
Get the details here.

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Mighty Image is Your #1 source for American Made Collectibles and is proud to bring you licensed collectibles from HOT Rod, NHRA , MOTORCULT, LOWRIDER, SCHNEIDER CAMS, CROWER CAMS, REVELL/TOM DANIEL, STROMBERG, FAMOSO RACEWAY, DRAG CARTOONS, as well as many of our favorite drag racers   Take a look here

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The Car Lock is the ultimate theft protection for the true car enthusiast. Hot rods, muscle cars, classics and exotic rides are extremely vulnerable to theft when left unattended. Older cars don’t have electronic alarms and are not very secure. With the Car Lock you can drive that special car without worrying about where or how long you’ll park it.  See more here

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At the Heinzman Street Rods, we feel the basis of a good car is the ingenuity of a custom built chassis.  We specialize in many designs and options for any Street Rod Chassis.  Call us for any questions you may have and order yours today. We have many options and years to choose from. Take a look here

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Third Generation Dodge Challenger Hedders, Both Short & Long Tubes from Hedman Hedders.  Hedman’s short tube hedders, which are considered factory replacements, do a great job of freeing up additional horsepower.   Get the details 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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Flaming River New Product News..1963-82 Corvette Power Rack & Pinion Cradle Kit - No Column  All Flaming River Rack and Pinion Cradle Systems have been designed and tested using a factory original platform vehicle.   Take a closer look here

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E.C.I.  HotRod Brakes   GM "Narrow Track" Disc Conversions  GM subframes front track widths are often too wide for rods on early trucks. If you need additional tire to fender clearance this new kit narrows the track width 2" on factory disc brake installations, and 1" on drum brake equipped subframes.  Get the details here.

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Your vehicle looks great and runs great. Would you want it to drive and feel like a newer, more expensive luxury vehicle? Of course you would. Dynamat makes your car ride and feel more solid.  Dynamat is the world’s leading product for eliminating unwanted noise, vibration, and heat. Dynamat is the pro’s choice for turning Hot Rods into cool, quiet, and comfortable rides. Your sound system will also sound better too!   Check it out here.

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Dolphin Wiper Kits ....    Includes motor,wiring,switch,wiper transmissions which fits common sized wiper arms,and aluminum tubing for housing the drive cable. Price is 145.00.  Take a closer look at this new product and all of the other things carried by Dolphin Instruments here.

prod dolphin wiper kits Nobody offers this many Air Bags in ONE PLACE! We are the manufacturer, and therefore we can give you deep discounts, like our FREE AIR BAG SPECIAL! When it comes to managing your Air, we are here to help. We offer complete PLUG-N-PLAY systems, Air Engines, and Push Button Valves systems to make an EASY job of every install. Look Here

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Rust Bullet has been Scientifically Proven to be the BEST and has received an unprecedented Two United States Patents! "MORE CARS ARE DESTROYED BY RUST THAN BY ACCIDENTS"-Automobile Association of America (AAA), department of statistics Take your BEST Shot and Start Protecting your Investment Today.  Learn how here

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Saber Cabinets are solid steel cabinets offered at a 40%-50% discount to other comparable high-end metal cabinets.  Our cabinets are not the light-weight, flimsy cabinets sold at Big Box stores.  With 1 mm steel construction and double wall panels, Saber Cabinets can handle all of your work area and storage needs.  Take a look at our selection

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Garage-Toys has Car, Motorcycle, ATV and Snowmobile lifts to work on and store your car, truck or other recreational vehicle. 4 Post Lifts, 2 post Lifts, Scissor Mid-Rise Lifts! These auto lifts can safely support 6000 up to 40,000 pounds and above!  Take a look then call us for pricing.. we can’t advertise our LOW LOW Prices...  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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This Weekend Our friends at  Classic Performance Products  CPP in Anaheim California are having their Tri Five show..... lots to do,  entertainment, prizes and more.. just a great day for Muscle Cars in So. Cal.    It’s happening on March 19th  Take a look


 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]

The Winfield Award Presented by Meguiar’s
Gene Winfield and the beautiful custom trophy he will present at the 2011 Syracuse Nationals.  One participant of the 2011 Syracuse Nationals will be the recipient of the 2nd Annual Winfield Award.   The winner will be selected by famous car customizer and builder Gene Winfield. All vehicles 1937 or newer which have been either chopped, channeled or sectioned will be eligible for the award.  Get the details

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We have VIDEOS  this week....

"KOULtools™ are simple to use and will save time and fingers from the frayed ends of a braided hose After choosing the correct "KOULtool™" for your fittings socket size, simply place the socket and adaptor ( if required ) into the "KOULtools™" and clamp it into a vise.Lube the funnel entrance and twist the hose into the socket. Check to see if the hose is in position. You are done in seconds.

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At Surf City Garage, we take our stainless steel seriously. We needed a workhorse polish that removed road film, restored tarnished moldings and trim, and gave all the stainless steel it touched a dazzling shine. Plus it had to be easy to use whether we were polishing by hand or machine. So we locked our chemist in the lab until he produced the Perfect Polish we wanted.  Take a look for yourself

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Steves Auto Restorations  Build Article
What started off as a relatively small project of minor rust repair and a chopped top has turned into a full custom build. This project will culminate in a car which will be both shown and driven. Its design is Harley Earl inspired and has all the modern advances and conveniences. The owners had their own vision of what they wanted the car to be, and the SAR staff helped guide them in the right direction. The car is custom from the ground up, starting with an Art Morrison chassis and IFS with power rack-and-pinion steering.  See it here

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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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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


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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Motorbooks    The best known supplier of books to our industry for years... is now offering a SPECIAL Discount of  25% to Hotrodhotline  Visitors...  All you have to do is enter the Promo Code  HTRD11 when you check out.... What a great deal...


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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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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Jay Bernard sent in pics from the AACA   Show in Florida

Boise Roadster Show  pictures by Jack Lawford

Detroit Autorama pics from Jim Madigan

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Scottsdale Good Guys show from John Stimac

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Performance World show in Toronto by Mike Lynch

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Temecula Spring Rod Run from Art Ruiz

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The Astor Collection in Anaheim ... pictures by Roger Rohrdanz.

More from Performance World Toronto by Jim Madigan

Very nice pics of Temecula from  Les Bateman

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.  .

Trick Truck and Rod Shop     Our Services-
Complete Frame and Suspension Modifications - Air Ride Suspensions  - Metal Shaping - Fabrication
- Engine and Driveline Swaps and Installation
- Electrical Wiring - A/C installation and repair
- Rust repair / patch panels / floor boards / quarter panels, etc. - Custom paint and body work - patina / primered rat rods to show quality paint.  And our shop rate is   $38. per hour.  Take a look here


Finishline Interiors   Whether you are looking for a complete automotive interior, or to reupholster your existing seats, replace a convertible top, carpets, or stereo system, Finish Line Automotive Interiors faces each job with the same level of dedication and focus. We take pride in our workmanship and our reputation.
Browse through our photo gallery; check out our automotive interiors, as well as our shop’s customer waiting area and sample area.   See our work here

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When it comes to the special springs needed by Street Rodders, only a company that actually makes springs and owns Street Rods can truly understand the needs of fellow Rodders.EATON Detroit Spring is the only company in this category. We have been manufacturing springs since 1937 and we know what it takes to provide the correct springs for your special ride. If each street rod is custom made, shouldn't the suspension be custom built? How can "off the shelf" parts be the "perfect" ones for your ride?   See what Eaton can do for you

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Spirit Industries builds Turnkey Cars that even the most discriminating hot rod enthusiast would be proud to own. We take great pride in our cars, as our technicians, whose job number one is quality and attention to detail, build our cars from the ground up using the finest parts and materials. We build a variety of cars from roadsters to sedans, from every day drivers to trophy winning show cars.  See more

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Snug Harbor Hot Rods, located in  the heartland of Oklahoma can provide you with a New Turnkey Rod,  or an Custom Built Engine to make your rod smoke !  Check out all of the offerings they have and then give them a call to see how they can help  get you cruisin this summer.

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At South Bay Chrome, we specialize in a number of custom finishes for consumers, dealers, and manufacturers.    We offer traditional chrome plating and restoration of aluminum, steel, die cast/pot metal and brass.    Your chrome is  “the finishing touch” on your ride.....   it can make the difference between a  “good looking car”  and a Great Looking Car...  Let South Bay Chrome make your car  GREAT..

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

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feat 67 camaro1  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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Classic Rods 
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-Exceptional Customer Service
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 Over the years we have developed new design and technological advances in our gauges. Many hot rodders want to stay on the leading edge of technology and here at Classic Instruments we want to help you make that happen. We are offering an 11% discount off a complete set of gauges when you send in any earlier model Classic Instruments full gauge set. To go even further, we are offering an 11% discount off a complete set and no cost for pointer, lens, or bezel upgrades if you send in any of our competitor's full gauge sets.  Get the details here

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Check out these cool rides belonging to some of our readers


This is a really great 23 T owned by Joe Huden

Check out Leo Kleins very cool 33 Pickup.

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Brian Hartley owns this cool Nash Sedan

    It’s always great to see what other rodders are driving...   so why don’t you share your ride with us and with your fellow rodders.  You can send us pictures.... tell us about your ride....   we’ll use as many pictures as you like....  if you send a lot of photos and a little write up, we’ll do a story.

So share your ride ....   we’d love to see it.
Email to   [email protected] 

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  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.


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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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