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March 31, 2011

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

  Every once in a while, we like to remind our readers about all of the different types of articles we  have here on ....   Sometimes we just get used to checking certain sections and either don’t know about the others or just forget to check them out.

We have  TWENTY FIVE Different sections for our Articles.... and almost all of what we publish here comes from our Readers ..... that’s  YOU ....  and we Thank You for that... but we want to remind those of you who haven’t ever sent in any photos or stories... You should be sending in your photos,  old stories,  new stories.....  whatever you like.   We’re here to share your love of rodding and your experiences with your fellow car friends.    

Home Page   This is where you will see some of the important or interesting stories we have just added. 

 2011 Show Coverage This is all of the Show Pictures sent in by our fantastic Roving Reporters  Last year we had  1460+ articles from shows .. WOW

Press  Releases This is our  “NEWS”  section and has product info releases, and news from all around our industry.  We add new articles every day

Barn  & Field Cars   Our eagle eye readers can spot a car in a field a mile away... and this is where they share those  “finds” with you.  Send us yours...

Blast to the Past
  We love to see those great old pic from the good old days..  we have old car shows from the 60’s and pics of our readers   “back in the day”

Book Reviews  There are lots of books in recent years... written by legends of our industry and by just plain old car guys...   some great reading

Build Articles    See the professional builds of cars in shops around the country

Buyers Guide   Our  “Yellow Pages” where you’ll find lots of vendors listed by their product line.

Classifieds   The  Mainstay of our site....  all those great cars for sale

Club Directory   Clubs across the US, Canada, and around the world

Event Listings    Calendar of Events for shows and cruises all over the world

From our Friends Snippets and interesting stories and photos from our readers

Garage Shots      Our readers send in pictures of what they’re doing in their garage ... and what they’ve done TO their garages and shops

Guest  Columnists   Articles from some of the neatest professional colunnists in our industry.  Richard Parks,   Lance Lambert,  Tim Kennedy and more

 Hot Rod M.D  Our  TECH Knowledgebase... Hundreds of articles with lots of tips,  installation info and tons of  technical information on any subject.

New Products    Where businesses spotlight their New Products

Newsletter Archive   Miss a Newsletter ?? You can read it here

Order a Catalog   Order or download a catalog form many of our Vendors

Our Heroes    Stories from and about many of our industry legends

Rodders Row   Show off YOUR RIDE here... send us pictures and a little info on your car

Shop Tours   Take a look inside some of the neatest shops in the industry

Vendor Directory   Want to see all of our Advertisers ?? Looking for someone or something...  You’ll find all the parts and suppliers you need here

Young Rodder     Stories about and from our Young Rodders.... those under 30 who love cars as much as we do.  Check out their rides

Advertising Information Want to advertise your business on Hotrodhotline?

Modern Rods   Not all Rods are  OLD.....  see stories about some of the NEW Muscle in our industry...

Official LAUNCH of the Hotrodhotline Employment Ads...

We have our first ad in the Employment Section....  a company in Texas is looking for  a new employee... an automotive mechanic for product development Take a look here
This new section is a great way to find those new employees you need.... and we still have the  buy one month get one free deal through the end of April.  So if you are looking for someone to fill a position at your company....  This is a great  place.

If you’re looking for a job you can post here FREE.  

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. 

Hey .... our friend  and Roving Reporter Jerry Cook sent in this oldie but goodie... as proof that he has worked on a hot rod....  How cool is this...
t is me holding the camshaft from the flathead V8 from my 34 Ford. This was taken by Ted Bennett from Burbank HS about 1955. Gil - was that the '34 that I bought from you ?? Time flies !! Have fun !!   Jerry Cook  Check out  Blast to the Past

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STOLE N VEHICLE  Alert....  in California
2006 GMC 2500HD 4x4 STOLEN: March 29,2011 
Here’s what I know.  It was stolen using a OEM key (we have our key, must have been generated?) at 3:21am by a single man on foot in Corona, CA.  Caught on neighbor's video system. OnStar has now been disabled by the thief, and can't be tracked.  For details look here


Our friends at Cruisin Products have added a new twist to their business.... Bob says “Cars and guitars, what is more natural than hot rods and music”. Both have been passions of mine for 30 plus years. I have added this new division to Cruisin’ Products with a new display     Get the details on  Bob’s newest addition to  his business here

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This year’s Justice Brothers Car Care Products Reunion Spotlight will shine on the Cluster Busters Hot Rod Club of Indianapolis for their contribution to drag racing history. Founded in 1948, the Cluster Busters is hailed as the third-oldest, active car club in the United States. They will be honored at the annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion presented by Auto Club at Beech Bend Raceway Park, June 16-18.  Get the details on the Cluster Busters award 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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The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and three Southern California House of Blues locations are offering a unique combination discount ticket offer to the public. Visitors to the House of Blues in Hollywood, Anaheim and San Diego -- will receive a promo code enabling them to order special discount tickets to the 37th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 15-17  Get the details here

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The boys from "Team Frantic" are heading to N.C in a few weeks with both cars for the upcoming race and festivities set to take place at the zMAX Dragway/4-WIDE Nationals on April 14-17. The 2011 Shelby Mustang TA/FC piloted by Lou Sgro will make it's competition debut while the 1977 Mustang II bodied car driven by George Reidnauer will be on display at the track as part of NHRA's 60th Anniversary Celebration

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

Carlisle Events  added several new events to their schedule  when they teamed up with Auctions America in  Auburn, IN.   The big  Kickoff of course is the April Swapmeet at Carlisle....   an event ALL of us love...  this is the premier swapmeet in the country.  So make your plans now for   April 27- May 1   Check it out here


THIS WEEKEND.... It’s the season closer for Championship Auto Shows.... BOSTON World of Wheels is always  a really great show and a grand way to end their season.     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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 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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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    


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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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... Oklahoma City is coming up on April 15-17 so make your plans now 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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It’s a  “must go” event

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


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]

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..

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


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


Kennys Rod Shop has been building cars for nearly 19 years.  Having moved from California in 2004, Kenny’s is now   Located in Boise, Idaho they serve the entire Northwest and have customers come from many other states.  No matter whether you have a small job, or a total “build”  Kenny’s  Rod Shop has the skilled craftsmen to get your dream car to reality. 

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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Jim Madigan went to the Buffalo Motorama

Peter Freydberg went to a cruise in Florida

Jim Grobe made it down to Daytona

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Good Guys Pleasanton from  Dean Court

Leprechaun Show in Washington from Brian Curtis

Northesast Rod & Custom show from Big Al

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Cool show in Perth Australia from Seth  Higson

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The Texas Mile  from Dale Davidzar

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Chuck the Slacker has dusted off his ride and is on the cruisin trail again...

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.  .

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’re adding more  homes for sale as well as commercial property.... check it out

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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.

 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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