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March 24, 2011

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    We heard from  Rodding legend Tex Smith last week when he wrote to send us a   “Pre Press” pdf file of his new book.  It’s a Novel  “1320” in which he takes his character, Zane Calder,  in his  “Super Bird”  to the Midwest.    “Zane” has a rich history in rodding and introduces it to the young people he meets in a small town in the MidWest.    This is a book written, in part, to bring young people into the folds of rodding by telling them about our history and all that we know and love about it, through the eyes of the character, Zane Calder.      We also found out what Tex has been up to lately and what he has planned for future writing endeavors.  Find out how to get your   autographed copy of this new book,  details on release dates, and purchase information here.

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Our own Big Al Liebmann will be doing “double duty” this weekend at the Northeast Rod and Custom Show in Philadelphia.   With a huge “purse” of $10,000 going to the winner, this show has attracted the finest cars in the country.  BIg Al will be there with  the Frantic Ford Race Team where they will have both cars on display ... and of course he’ll be taking pictures for   You don’t want to miss this show.... check it out at   

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

Classic Instruments unveiled the V8 Speedster Series Instruments at the Hot Rod & Restoration Show last weekend. .  This set, designed by renowned automotive designer Tom Gale, has a unique dial face executed with the perfect combination of aesthetics and techniques.  The emblematic V8 badge on the face of the gauge embraces the American Hot Rod Heritage. Take a closer look at this new line here...

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These swap Headers from Hooker Headers, allow enthusiasts to drop an LS (all exc. LS7) engine into the ever popular 1955–1957 Chevy. These new Headers were designed to fit with a stock gear box or Saginaw 605 gear box only.  They are a true 1 ¾” long tube design to sufficiently maximize the torque and horsepower of the free breathing LS engines.  For complete details look here.

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Nu-Relics Power Windows are a step ahead of the others....Look at these features   - bolt into original mounting holes· Work  with the curved glass of the 1960s and 1970s models· Numerous models available to remove the vent window· Uses Stock Channels· New Delco OEM Motors - made in USA· Made of 1018 cold roll steel· Brass oilite thrust bearings at pivots· Gear plates are treated with cryogenics to harden the teeth for longer life·  Get complete 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



There’s a  NEW  “Bop Top” available...SID CHAVERS COMPANY now offers another variation of its famous fold-away "Bop Top" for all '32 Ford roadster bodies. Like the original, their newest top can be broken down and stored right in the vehicle and re-installed in just a few minutes. The big news is a completely removable rear window.  Check it out 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. Take a closer look

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Cool Craft announces the NEW Ford Truck, 1954-56 V8 350 Crossflow Aluminum Radiator w/Shroud & Fan. While others piece together an aluminum radiator or boast about rib patterns that are little more than dimples in flat stock, U.S. Radiators Desert Cooler all-aluminum performance radiators are meticulously engineered for form, fit and high performance cooling. Take a closer look here

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NEW... The same old Traction devices are obsolete with todays Horsepower ! The average increase reported back after installing  the “Assassin” was  5 Hudnredths and More in  60 feet.  Chromoly tubing, teflon lined rod ends... just a few of the Features.. Get all of the information here.

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The "Traditional" Armrest is a variation of our popular Standard Arm Rest at Big Als Carponents.  This Arm Rest is similar to original equipment found in many 50's and 60's cars. As with other products, these armrests are brushed finish, including a wooden pad and hardware. Get the details here

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Quick Change Housing & Alloy axle Pkg,  from Dutchman Axles Tired of the same old look & need a change? How about a “Quick Change”? The champ quick change offers an exciting visual choice if a 9” Ford or Dana 60 rear end doesn’t tickle your fancy. Each unit is made to order--Custom built to your specified width and most popular bolt patterns.  Take a closer look here.

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EZ Wiring  Mini 20 Wiring Harness features - 20 CIRCUIT KIT  WITH MINI FUSES & FUSE PANEL. Made to work well in tight places.  Circuits include : Horn, Cigarette Lighter, Gauges, Radio Ign, Fan, Door Locks, Backup/Cruise, AC/Heat, Dome Light, Brake, Wipers, Fuel Pump, Hazard, Headlight, Choke, Power Window, Radio Constant, Trunk Light, Coil, and Turn Signal.  Get the details here

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March Performance Style and Quality at an Affordable Price .   Our distinctive March Performance chrome plated alternator bracket provides a bit of style to any Chevy small block motor. Precision machined from heavy gage steel for strength, reliability, perfect fit and alignment. Chrome plated for beauty. To get belt tension perfect we even supply you with a high strength stainless steel tensioning rods and chromoly rod ends.
Get all of the details here

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O’Brien Truckers most well known product is their Custom Car Club Plaques  All plaques and toppers are ¼” sand castings  Plaques larger than 6 x 12” will be quoted upon request Bronze plaques and toppers will be quoted upon request.   Well known for their  “Lone Wolf” club plaques... they have many others to choose from, or they can make exactly what you need.  Take a look here. 

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RJays Speed Shop is your high performance warehouse for many parts like this Pete and Jakes Parallel  Rear 4-Bar Kit.    You’ll find a full selection of Pete and Jakes products at  R-Jays and great customer service as well... Look

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Ron Francis Wiring   Mopar Powered - '67+Up Pick-up Series EXPRESS Wiring System.  The EXPRESS is a very small fuse panel. It has all of the wiring needed to pass most state inspections, fire the engine, gauges, third brake lights, room for Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Locks, Stereo, Radio memory for digital systems and all the toys you might want to add . Get all of the details now

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Scotts HotRods Dual & Triple Chamber Remote Reservoirs   For a remote mounted master cylinder and clutch cylinder these reservoirs make it simple to add and check the fluids. This unit made from 6061 aluminum is not only good looking, but highly functional. All reservoirs include caps and seals. The reservoir is thread for ease of mounting and features ports on the backside, or underneath to offer a variety of installation options.  Get the details here

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New from Superior Glassworks 1947-1954 Chevy Truck Fender, Right & Left Super-Wide  Left & Right rear super-wide (19" Wide) fender for 1947-55 Chevrolet 1/2, 3/4 ton Pick-Up. Measures: 57" x 19" x 26 1/2" & a wheel well of 30".Will also fit other year trucks with flat bed-sides, perfect for dually applications
 Take a closer look here..

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Unisteer performance products brings you our new line of steering Search By Product/U-Joints. This new style of U-joints combines strength, safety, and cost effectiveness. Made out of stainless steel these Search By Product/U-Joints will be safe as well an atheistically pleasing addition to your vehicle, they look sharp!
Get more info here

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Wheel Vintiques Featured Product
 Gasser Alloy, cast 02 series Steel Wheel
“As-Cast” Finish (Fully Polished available, call for price)
• Wheel designed to run either side.  Get a closer look and all of the details here

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Zigs Street Rods  offers FREE Shipping on all Suspension Kits... and Zigs carries only products made in the U.S.A... no foreign  suspension here.  With over 50 Product Lines, we can supply all of your “build” needs in suspension or other lines.
Take a look here.

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

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

WOW... in March there are  3 Championship Shows.Still left for this month are .., Omaha ,  Boston, 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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 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 ?? Pretty soon, this May, you could be  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 in  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 B&M Automotive Group has announced the addition of Flowmaster Inc. to its portfolio of iconic industry brands. Flowmaster Inc. will now become an integral part of the B&M Racing and Performance, Hurst Shifters and Hurst Driveline Conversions team of outstanding aftermarket brands.  "Flowmaster is an exciting acquisition for B&M from both a fit and synergy standpoint," said Nate Shelton, chief marketing officer, B&M Automotive Group. “We look forward to the product and business growth opportunities associated with this great brand."

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Holley Performance Products is pleased to announce Rick Anderson as their Midwest Technical Sales Representative. Rick comes to Holley from Anderson Ford Motorsport with more than two decades of expertise in the performance industry. His experience includes design work with piggyback computers, cold air intakes, camshafts, and digital mass air meters. He has logged thousands of hours on the dyno, twisting wrenches, tuning and prototyping products.   Get the details here

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See it at the AUTO CLUB NASCAR 400 THIS WEEKEND! March 25-27 Just as the NHRA Safety Safari crew took off on their American road tour in the early 1950s, the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Automobile Club of Southern California is also hitting the highways to continue Wally's legacy and NHRA history.  Read more

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Congratulations to this week's winner of the My Cool Ride Contest at American Collectors Insurance. Ronald Oaks 19 62 Ford Galaxie Sunliner is a beauty.   American Collectors Insurance has been providing affordable, Agreed Value insurance to car, truck and motorcycle collectors for over 30 years. Our customers enjoy competitive rates, excellent customer service and outstanding program features, Learn more here

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Why does an OPTIMA battery last longer than other batteries?  The main reasons the OPTIMA battery has a longer life are:· There is no shedding of active paste material · The SpiralCell design immobilizes the plates preventing the active paste from working loose, which can cause plate to plate shorting .  Learn more and see the Optima Tech Video HERE

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This Weekend’s  Goodguys 29th All American Get-Together will take place no matter what the weather conditions are! March 26-27, 2011 at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds   The All American Get-Together features 1,000’s of American powered rods, customs, classic cars, trucks and late models, a spectacular indoor show with the world’s top custom cars as they compete for the Goodguys/Mother’s Polish West Coast Custom of the Year award. For details  look here


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..

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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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.  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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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 hit another show in Florida last weekend

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Big Al saw lots of treasure at the Metro petro show

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Ray Schuler also went to HRR Show and this year they had cars on display as well as vendors

Portland Roadster Show looked like a good one... Roger Brinkley sent in pics

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Ron Podsiadly went to the March Meet

Jerry Carpenter also went to Portland Roadster Show

Jay Bernard went to a cruise in Florida where Chip Foose was making an appearance

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.  .

The newest innovation in exhaust technology is now available. The HEADER BUDDY was invented with only one thing in mind. To do away with exhaust collector gaskets for ever. How many header owners have spent many a Saturday afternoon replacing header collector gaskets?
With the HEADER BUDDY that will be a thing of the past.The Header Buddy Kit comes in (PAIRS) as you see it in the picture to the Left, with two Header Buddy tubes, two 5/16 Thick flanges, nuts, & bolts. All Header Buddy's on the order form are complete Kits.  Learn more here

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Here are just a few reasons why Enclosed Vehicle Transport. · can arrange winch load and unload for non-running vehicles · offer enclosed transport service in non stacking and stacking trailers · provides door to door shipping and transport service (we do not use terminals) · includes actual value insurance with "ZERO" deductible in company trailers. Learn more here

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FPM Metals has duplicated numerous pieces for the restoration of such marques as Duesenberg and Bugatti. FPM Metals has also been proudly displayed at such prestigious automotive events as the Geneva Auto Show and Pebble Beach Conquers. They now have brought this once tedious process of engine turning into the 21st century and expanded on it to include an inspiring array of patterns for your auto or show room applications.  Take a look here

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

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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

    In addition to some great  homes for sale....  we also have  Commercial Automotive for Sale and for Lease.  We just listed a great California Property for Sale and a Warehouse lease in Mooresville, NC.  Take a look ...

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If 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.  

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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.

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 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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