Roddings Largest Online Magazine
HotrodHotLine Newsletter
March 4, 2011

If you can’t see the images, CLICK  HERE for our online newsletter

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


    The excitement for us at Hotrodhotline came last week with our trip to Detroit for the 59th Autorama..
Jack had been promised a tour of some local shops by friends  Al Tawse and Matt of the MHRA and he had expected it would be a good time... but he had NO Idea just what a GREAT Tour he would be getting...  Check out Jacks day of garage tours in Detroit

Going to shows is always fun anyway...  so many friends to meet up with...  it was really nice to see Tammy Ray, last years Ridler Award winner... she was just beaming because she had been presented with a really awesome  cast “topper” for her trophy by Steve at Advanced Plating... and fittingly... it was Gold plated..   She’s such a nice gal... we were happy to see her again. We have TONS of coverage from Detroit... check it out

HUGE  NUMBER OF “SOLDS”  in recent Weeks ......  You still have time to sell your car and get a new one for summer....  Like these Hotrodhotline sellers did  LAST WEEK.

sold traded

The owner of this car called to let us know he had traded his car.  He said he had it listed on FOUR other sites... but that Hotrodhotline was the ONLY ONE he got any action from.....  
So, if you have a car to sell... take if from our Happy Customers....  You can sell it here !

sold 10 days
sold 31 ford1 sold 34 ford 2
sold 34 ford12
sold 36 olds
sold 36 willys
sold mustang1
sold pu1
sold 64 chevelle

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

Alan Grove Components Flathead Ford    Early Wide Belt Designed for 1937-48 Ford/Merc Car and 1937-47 Truck. Mounts GM Alternator to stock generator mounting flange. Requires the use of a wide alternator pulley for 5/8" belt. Unlike other aftermarket brackets these line up for correct pulley alignment..  Get details here

prod alan grove12

Genuine Boyds Legend Series....Each Legend Series™ wheel is the product of state-of-the-art multi-axis machining technology. Each Legend Series™ is hand carved from a piece of high quality 3-inch thick billet 6061 T-G billet aluminum. This means we have the ability to change rapidly any style or create an entirely new design in only the fraction of the time it takes for a cast wheel. Call us for your specific design needs.  See the line here

prod boyd legends

Clayton Machine Works Introduces Muscle Car Pedal Assembly Machined from forged aluminum, the assemblies are available for first & second generation Camaro, Nova, Chevelle and Firebird, as well as other applications. Each manual kit comes complete with brake and clutch arms, pedals with dimpled rubber pads, throttle assembly, and all necessary hardware needed for installation.  Take a closer look here

prod clayton6

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



Computronix The DIS6 (Distributorless Ignition System) is derived from new technology created by OEM’s to improve timing issues, energy loss, spark degradation and low emission standards associated with normal distributors.  Get all of the details here

prod compu tronix2

 Dolphin line of gauges are available in many colors: White, Gold, Aqua, Tan, Black and Gray. Dolphin Instruments has a style and color gauge set to compliment any custom interior. Our line of great looking, high quality gauges feature the finest air core movements available, glare free lighting, stylish curved glass lenses and polished stainless or gold bezels. The electronic sets include a fully programmable electronic speedometer for easy calibration with any tire size/axle ratio.   See more here

prod dolphin5

 The ALL NEW Dynaliner is the perfect ultra light weight insulator to use on top of Dynamat. This durable crush and tear resistant material has the highest heat blocking properties available in a single layer synthetic foam-type material. Get the details here

prod dynaliner

Hedmans  new Lakester Hedders are old school, and a throwback to the earliest days of hot rodding. Since they are Build em Yourself hedder kits, you can design them to meet your specific fit and design requirements.
Each Lakester Hedder kit includes a pair of 3/8 flanges, mandrel-bent primaries, Megaphone, hardware and gaskets.    Take a look

prod hedman18

Image Street rods can set you up with a new frame like this 1932 Frame  Set up for drop front axle & 9 in Ford rear.  Our in house fabrication shop and plasma cutting services are the best you can ask for.  Check out all that we offer here.

prod image street rods1

Julianos  Three Series Steering wheels come in many different center designs and many different finishes.  You can find the best design for your car here in our selection.  Take a look

prod julianos11

Painless Performance DOD and VVT for your HOTROD!   GM 2007-UP Gen IV Vortec Truck Engine w/4L65E-4L70E-4L80E-4L85E Transmission  Just released from engineering is this brand new engine and transmisison transplant harness #60526.  Get all the details here

prod painless18

Radir  Wheels has a large line of accessories for their wheels, like these spinners in a variety of styles.   Looking for wheels for your  Nostalgia Rod, or Vintage Race Car ?   Radir has all of this... Check it out now

prod radir wheel1

Spal USA  Hot Rod/Custom Accessories   40 lbs Solenoid w/Hardware    Replacement Solenoid This solenoid has over 40 pounds of force and a small mounting size which make them ideal for early street rods with small doors, antique vehicles and many others.  Get complete details here

prod spal5

Vintage Air 1958-62 Corvette Gen IV™ is Vintage Air's most powerful and intelligent climate control system. Gen IV systems utilize our exclusive fully electronic microprocessor control servomotor drives to eliminate cables or vacuum connections. Separate high capacity copper parallel-flow heat coil and aluminum plate and fin cooling coils provide outstanding performance and instant temperature adjustments. Our new Corvette SureFit ™ system includes a three individual rotary controls and factory style knobs that install in the stock dash location. Additional features include variable blower speed and dash/floor/defrost blend. See our whole line

prod vintage2

Weedetr  Streetrods new trailing arm suspension kits for the 41-55 GM pickups and panel trucks is designed to be a bolt in kit that is complete less the rear end assembly, which can also be supplied through our ultimate rear suspension packages. The trailing arm rear suspension kit is complete with arms, mounts, coil over shocks, shock crossmember, panard rod assembly and all hardware with instructions. We also have these kits designed to use air springs. Look

prod weedetr7

Welder Series  New Product: Rear Coil Over/ Shock Brackets  We called these new brackets “rear coil over/ shock brackets” because they’re great at mounting coilovers or shocks to your rear axle. Made from 3/16″? folded steel, these brackets are available individually or as part of a coilover bracket kit. As a coil over bracket, they include a 1″? x 1″? steel block that gets welded inside the bracket to support the coil over bolt.  Get the details here

prod welder series9

WINTEC FABRICATION has released a bolt-on emergency/parking brake kit that’s extremely street rod friendly for 8" & 9" Ford rears.  It’s an easy way to incorporate an E-brake if your rear brakes are not equipped with that ability.  Read more here

prod wintec brake

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

upcoming shows

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

WOW... in March there are 5 Championship Shows....Chicago, Salt Lake City, Des Moines,  Omaha and Winnepeg...  These are the  TOP shows in the country... where you’ll see the best cars and great attractions... Check it out now

Autorama 20102011

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

NorthEastAuto Revised

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

banner cpp show

 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.

banner somernites

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

banner syracuse

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.

nsra 2011 banner

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

goodguys logo1

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]

This is a story of coincidence that just might make you believe in karma.  More than 50 years ago in Ohio, Dennis Brockway was a young man fresh out of the Army and on the verge of getting married. Like many young men, he’d saved enough money to pay cash for his dream car he wanted to start his new life and family with: A 1956 Ford Victoria, Fiesta Red and Colonial White.  Buckling under his father's disapproval, Dennis purchased a Fairlane sedan instead of the Victoria which was a coupe.  He regretted this decision the rest of his life. read on here

article fairlane idaho

2011 K&N Horsepower Challenge Sweepstakes Entry Form   and you may Win a 2011 Ford Explorer XLT  or one of 8 trips to NHRA Nationals in  Norwalk, Ohio.  Since 1969 K&N Engineering has been designing, manufacturing, and enhancing High-Flow Air Filters for the automotive and motorcycle enthusiast interested in maximizing horsepower and acceleration. Get more info here...

article  k n filter contest
article  k n filter contest1

Big News from Surf City Garage    Our Enthusiast Grade™ Detailing Products Company Is Now Available in The World’s Largest Retailer – Walmart!   The complete Surf City Garage Enthusiast Grade™ detailing product line is now available at selected Walmart supercenters coast-to-coast.  For details click here

article surf city walmart

Fatman Fabrications covers a vast variety of vehicle from the late 1920’s to the 1980’s. When a new application is being investigated, we first examine the stock suspension to see how it can be improved. For many people who want an economical upgrading approach to building their hot rod, this concept works well. Then we go back and look at ways to completely replace the vintage designs with more modern components. For our new catalog click here

article fatman video

2011 Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion Thursday - Saturday, June 16-18, 2011, Beech Bend Raceway, Bowling Green, Kentucky.  Another great event is planned for this year.  The complete schedule including cacklefest info,  registration,  ticket sales,  are all in one place so you can make all of your plans now.   Take a look... this is the Car Guys event of the year.... the best weekend a car guy can have... Check it out here..

article nhra hot rod reunion

URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT    Anti-Hobbyist Inoperable Vehicle Bill Approved by Arkansas House; Moves to Senate City County & Local Affairs Committee .  We Urge You to Contact Members of the Senate City, County & Local Affairs Committee (List Attached Below) Immediately to Request Their Opposition to H.B. 1252  Details  here

article sema

Arkansas Residents

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..

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

new vend dutchman

  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

newvend gloucester

 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

new vend kwikwire

   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.

new vend srd

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.

new vend classicsrods

   We are already way ahead of our  2010  Show Articles from last year.... and that’s all because of our amazing Roving Reporters....  we have volunteers from all over the US,   from Canada, Australia and Europe.... who send in their photos so that you can enjoy them.   If you take pictures at car shows and would like to share them... let us know   Email   [email protected]  

show carl casper show lville donnie jeffries
show australia dale
show myrtle beach bob lyman

Bob Lyman has been sending in neat pics from South Carolina

Great shows in Australia... thanks to Dale Peucker for sending in his pics

The Carl Casper show in Lousvile from Donnie Jeffries

show cruisn grand califr  joe kerr

Cruisin Grand in California from Joe Kerr

show dale davidzhar

Dale Davidzhar is cruising in TX

show starbird

Daryl Starbirds show is always fantastic...

show florida vw judy newkirk

Judy Newkirk went to a VW show in Florida.

Bob Steinhaus is our resident Michigan Reporter... and so of course he wat at the Detroit Autorama

 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.  .

One of American Muscle Cars, Inc's newest projects is a 1949 Cadillac that is to undergo a complete custom transformation into the stunning concept seen here. Stay tuned and follow along with us as this car is smoothed, chopped, channeled, frenched, and tubbed.  Get more info here

article feat biz  amer muscle

Snug Harbor  HotRods has anything you need...  want a custom car built ?    Looking for a Really Cool Hot Rod already to roll  ?   Looking for a custom  Engine ?   Check out all of the products and services offered ....  These are Hot Rod People... with  exactly what you need... Take a look

article feat biz  snug harbor

This  “Before and After”  may look unbelievable... but when it comes to perfect restoration of you tags... Restore A Tag offers just such perfection.    The proof is in the list of testimonials from happy customers.    Why use a modern plate on your rod or muscle car ...  Finish that car off with  a restoration on the tags... or purchase an already perfect set from  Restore A Tag... check out what their customers say...  Look here.

feat biz restore a tag

Or should we say.....   Shops and Garages with houses included ?    That would fit this 4500 sq. ft shop with a 1700 sq ft  home in Nevada.  This seller is even willing to accept some cars in partial trade...  Our new Real Estate Section is really starting to take off... now that it’s almost  spring,  people are thinking of  moving... and we all know what car guys want most when they’re house hunting......  Take a look at this latest listing... And if you have a  house for sale with a big shop... or a commercial automotive property for sale....  We have the right audience of buyers...  and the price to run your ad for six months  is only $150.  

feat  real estate ad

We are adding RECORD Numbers of Cars For Sale so check back often to see the newest ads.

feat 29 ford10 feat 34 ford11
feat 36 ford6
feat 40 ford15
feat 39 merc sedan feat 41 merc
feat 58 pont
feat 41 willys 4
feat 50 chev2
feat car trailer
feat coe feat vicky  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

special saldana radiators

Monthly Special
1932 Ford
Aluminum Radiators

39-40 Ford
Aluminum Radiators
See our products here.

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

parts 16

Check out the


parts 17

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.


catalog speedway painles2005_Catalog_cover__2_ catalogronfrancis1 catalog eaton steele_catalog
catalog clayton catalog alan grove catalog spadaro FatmanCatalogCover catalog holley

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



Hotrodhotline Road Van