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Nov 17 ,2011

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       We have almost all of our SEMA show coverage photos online....  there are 8 articles and over  2000 photos from the event so you’ll get a good feeling for what went on at the show from our coverage.   We are putting together an article highlighting many of the New Products that were vying for Awards.  Several of our advertisers had award winning products this year and many of our advertisers had great new products to introduce.   You can see our SEMA Articles here


   Well it’s time for some words of wisdom from our friend Tex Smith !  This week we have a column from Tex called  “Personal Best” ... and we can’t agree with him more on  this ! 

Tex  really elaborates on what is really the spirit of rodding here....   Check it out !

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Legendary racer Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen has gathered some of his closest friends and is heading back to “The Beach,” and you’re invited! On Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 from 2-5 p.m. McEwen will host a Lions Last Drag Race Reunion at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum.  “The last drag race at Lions took place Dec 1-2, 1972—that’s almost 40 years ago! We’re all getting old and it seemed appropriate that we should host an event to celebrate what is regarded as the preeminent drag strip known throughout the world as simply, ‘The Beach.’”  Get the details here

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Ring Brothers Named Goodguys Trendsetters for 2011   Mike and Jim Ring, renowned designers and builders of cutting edge Muscle Cars and Street Machines were dual recipients of the Goodguys 2011 Trendsetter Award. The award is presented annually to rising talents in the realm of rod & custom car building.They received the award in front of their peers at the Hot Rod Industry Alliance Industry Reception held during lS the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Read More here


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

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   at our facebook page.


Flaming River is excited to introduce the next generation of our Keyless Ignition System technology! This 3rd Generation Keyless Ignition System incorporates a fob docking station for more reliable starting and additional security. The new system also incorporates a keyless vehicle entry system complete with door lock actuators. 3rd Generation system includes the following....  Read more here

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  Headwinds®, the leader in custom headlights, introduces their 7” Snake Eye Headlamp with Built-In Turn Signal, eliminating the need for separate turn signal housings. The turn signal has its own compartment integrated into the reflector at the bottom of the lamp and features a descreet, frosted lens and a 5W amber bulb.  Learn more about this fantastic product and all of the Headwinds line here.

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McGard’s  Car Lock,The Car Lock, most commonly referred to as a Wheel Immobilizer 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. Learn how you can protect your car here

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Performance Online Our 55-57 Tri-five Chevy Belair/210/150 Full size car brakes are some of the best on the market. 1955-57 Chevrolet Fullsize cars are very popular and adding disc brakes or power brakes really improves the performance. Rear disc brake kits, Power brake boosters, Master cylinders, disc brake components, brake line kits, brake cables and more..  Get complete details here

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P-S-T Performance Suspension Technologies
OEM Replacement Subframe  With Free Shipping
Why waste time and money trying to repair a dented, bent, or warped subframe? Replace your worn out subframe with a brand new, OEM-style subframe from PST! Our faithful reproductions are electrocoated black and even feature hidden extra bracing on the lower crossmember for added strength when jacking up the car.  Take a look

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You may think it’s the wrong time of year to think about cooling down your shop ...   BUT ... it’s the RIGHT time of year to think about a GREAT gift for the rodder on your list.  Jack got one of these last year for Christmas and he really loved it.  Check out the best gift a car guy can get from Quiet Aire ...  Take a look

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 Stainless Specialties  Bends and T’s When you’re putting together your exhaust system and want to make it a perfect fit, you’ll need  tubing that is custom bent to your needs. Stainless Specialties  can provide you with the Custom sizes and bends you need.     Give us a call and we’ll help you diagram your needs so that you’ll have that perfect fit exhaust..  See more here

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Steves Auto Restorations Custom Louvering Services
  Looking to add some flare to your Hot Rod or Street Rod? In addition to louvering deck lids, SAR can cover most of your custom louvering needs! Cost is $3.00 or $4.00 per louver with additional fees for some designs and custom layouts. All louvers are three inches in length.   See some examples of SAR Louvers here

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Wise Guys Seats ... Featured Product.  Frame & Foam Packages   You have a huge selection to choose from in the frame and foam packages available at Wise Guys Seats.   You can get the exact frame type you need for your car, and add foam to create the type of seating you are looking for.  Take a look at some of what we have.

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Surf City Garage  has some Great Gift Ideas....With this Surf City Garage 8-pack Toolbox. Surf City Garage has put together 8 of our Enthusiast Grade interior and exterior detailing products and packaged them into the most convenient and effective detailing toolbox available. With its built-in handle, you can keep it by your side at the show or carry it anywhere in a flash.  Take a look

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Painless Performance  12 Circuit Universal Streetrod Harness With GM Keyed Column     Our 12 Circuit kit can be used in just about any vehicle where basic wring is needed. This kit includes GM (column mounted) ignition switch connectors and a GM (column mounted) turn signal switch connector pre-terminated and ready to install.  Get the details here

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Snug Harbor Hot Rods ...  347 Stroker Plus 
 Our most popular FORD ENGINE ! Tailored for Classic Mustangs, Cobra's ,Fox bodied weekend warriors and FORD in a FORD Street Rod.  No other performance engine builder brings the COST to VALUE and LOOKS to the Ford product line as Snug Harbor Hot Rod Engines.  Hi performances products include the Eagle rotating assm., Comp Cams, polished Professional Products intake, Aluminum Cylinder Heads,Chrome pan, balanced and blueprinted,hand built and pre run for your your performance needs. Take a look

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Phoenix Transmission Our TH 700R4 transmission is our  most popular performance transmission, we have been modifying and improving this trans since it was first introduced in the early 80’s. We offer several versions of this trans for applications up to 575 horsepower. This trans has a low first gear ratio of 3.06 to 1 and an overdrive ratio of .70 to 1 which translates into stump pulling low end and a 30% reduction in cruise rpm..  Take a closer look here

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Rick's stainless steel gas tanks are a direct replacement for the OE tanks. All tanks and parts are fabricated in house at Rick's to ensure only the highest quality for a long lasting, trouble free product. Each tank is hand formed from 304 grade Stainless Steel and TIG welded. All tanks feature a unique baffle system to control fuel tank slosh.    Check out their line here

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Top Line Industrial What do YOU Need?? Braided Stainless Hose Assemblies? Fasteners?? AN Fittings ? Air Tools? Socket or Wrench Sets? Our friends, The Baldi Family, at Top Line Industrial, can help you with so many of your parts and tool needs. Top Line has a 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy on all of their products. Check out their website then give them a call, they’re great people who you’ll love doing business with

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Trick Truck n Rods Chassis & Cabs Roller
Get a head start on your next project.  All welding & suspension set up is done, including motor mounts. Professionally Tig & Mig welded. You can practically bolt your truck together from here using used and/or new parts available from numerous vendors and catalogs.  Check it out here

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

There are some really GREAT Shows this weekend...  all around the country

Good Guyd Rod & Custom has announced it’s  2012 schedule, with 21 great events, there’s one near you.  Make your plans now by downloading the 2012 schedule.  Click Here


National Street Rod Association has announced their schedule for 2012 and as always there is a full schedule of fantastic  Street Rod  “Plus” events ... cars 30 years and older are welcome at all events.  Check out the entire schedule now

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Good Guys Rod & Custom Association has two more events scheduled for November 2011 -   Del Mar, and Scottsdale both promise to be fantastic events  to round out the year .. You can get the details for each of these events here      For Scottsdale Info    Del Mar Info

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On December 3-4, 2011 the 22nd Annual East Coast Indoor Nationals Car And Custom Motorcycle Show will be held at the Cow Palace on the Timonium Fairgrounds. 300 of the finest pre-1973 all American rods, customs, muscle cars , antiques, nostalgia drag cars, pro-street, and custom motorcycles from all over the east coast along with a large vendor area will fill the Cow Palace. Back by popular demand is Candy Clark of "American Graffiti.  Learn more here


It’s time to start thinking about  2012 and the BIG Indoor shows that are coming up ...  Grand National Roadster Show is already in full swing with lots of fantastic features planned.  This year’s theme is  “Back to the Future”  How cool is that ?     You can make your plans now to be a part of this great show...  We can’t wait to get there.    Check it out and register now !


There is SO MUCH planned for Sacramento Autorama in 2012,  One big NEW feature will be the Club Building with over 200 club members participating... Suede Palace,  Pinstripers... and of course the Koolest Kustoms on the planet...    Check it out and register now !


It’s the 80th Birthday for the 32 Ford and the Petersen Museum is celebrating BIG TIME ...  Deuce Week will be devoted to the celebration and is proud to be sponsoring the event.   Every day brings a different event...  Rod Shop Tours,  Concerts,  Hot Rod Roundtable... and SO MUCH MORE...  Register NOW


Join us February 18th and 19th at the 34th annual Motorama Events, the nations largest all indoor live action motorsports festival filling 1 million sq feet of exhibition space with everything motorsports.  Exhibit your car in the Rod and Custom Car show featuring more that 150 various awards and $15,000 in cash and prizes.  If that’s not enough to entice you, enjoy live arenacross, go kart and quarter midget racing explore the Speed  Show featuring more than 400 dirt, drag and off road custom vehicles “ or take a drive on the Remote control race tracks. Get the details here

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Don’t    forget,  we have  a HUGE Calendar of Events at  and If you have a show or event coming up .. please email us and we’ll be happy to post them in our Event Listings for FREE ! Email details to [email protected]   We’re also happy to provide your event with goodie bags and giveaways for your raffles / drawings.  Contact  [email protected] for goodie bag info.

BASF Paint News This year at SEMA, we had the honor of debuting the Petty Garage 2011 Mustang GT in our BASF booth. All of his cars are painted in his signature color BASF R-M Petty Blue Paint. If you didn’t know, we have been doing business with Richard since the 1940′'s which has been an amazing partnership. The best in the business use our paint for a reason folks – quality... Read more here

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Hotronics Products offering FREE Shipping

Battery Disconnects
Self Cancelling Turn Signals
Electronic Fan Switches

These and many many more top quality MADE IN THE U.S.A.  products are avaliable at Hotronics.  We have been working with Hotronics Products since 2000 and have always heard great things about their product line..  Check out all of the fantastic products they have then give Greg at Hotronics a call and get your order shipped FREE. Check out their line here.


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Stainless Steel Brakes is ofering a 10% discount on Big Bite Rotors ...  Big Bite rotors are cross drilled and slotted rotors for high performance and durability. These O.E dimensioned cross drilled rotors have a superior metal alloy composition for maximum durability.  Check it out here

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U.S. Mags is a company steeped in the tradition and history of our industry.  The longest running custom wheel tradition started in the mid 1960’s when American racing legend Parnelli Jones and his crew chief Art Hale Sr. started up a wheel company called US Mags.  Parnelli was affiliated with Firestone Tire and Rubber and needed a source for wide wheels to accommodate the performance tires of the day he was selling through his retail tire stores.   Read the whole story here

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American Collectors  Insurance   fondly remembers  the  Drive In Movies,  a staple in the past of all of us .....   remarkably there are still some of the old drive ins around the country. Read a nice story and travel back in time to those good old days with American Collectors Insurance ... Read More

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Classic Components knows that it’s the chrome work that finishes off your car ... like this great looking car ...  there’s a whole gallery of Classic Components customer cars that really drive this point home.... you’ll love looking at the great cars of Classic Components chrome

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Dynamat Tech .....  it’s  just a short course.. because it’s so EASY !   There are few things you will do to your car that give you such a great return.  Check out this installation article and see how easy it is to improve your cruisin ... Look here

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Eaton Detroit Spring wants you to know ALL there is to know about springs.  We at EATON Detroit Spring believe that the more educated you are about springs and suspension, the easier our lives are, and since we’ve been dong this for over 60 years, we think we can help you with your project.   Check out the many articles available here

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tRust Bullet is a unique single component high solids industrial coating, unparalleled in the coatings industry. Rust Bullet is an advanced coating, which provides far more than just rust protection.  Very different from traditional rust conversion or rust encapsulation products, Rust Bullet’s Patented Technologies are the most effective and efficient method available today, to prevent the corrosion of metals. Learn about it here

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Koul Tools Awards and Testimonials   Nothing tells it better than an industry award and the words of actual users... well Koul Tools has all of that...    Take a look at what well know builders and rodders have to say about this amazing product.

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At Spirit, we're passionate about the cars we build. Turning heads and winning trophies, you can depend on Spirit to deliver quality and value. That's our commitment to you as we do our part to make your dream car a reality. Now, thanks to all you Rod enthusiasts and valued customers, the Spirit team is thrilled to announce three new body styles into our ever-expanding product line. Not only do we offer and build an excellent '23 & '27 T-Bucket, we also offer the new Spirit C-Cab and Model A..  Take a look

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Finish Line Interiors .... has an amazing photo gallery of many of the interior jobs they have done.  You will not only see the amazing work of the Finish Line crew, but you can see some great design ideas too.  Take a look through the photo gallery here

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Kennys Rod Shop .... From high tech to low tech and all places in between... Kenny’s has a great line up of cars they have built over the past years.  This very cool 28 Model A.  Check it out here.

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Heinzmann Street Rods has an impressive lineup of projects including this really nice pickup ...This 37 is For Sale at Heinzmann, but they are a full service rod shop who can build you a car .... OR you can start on your own with one of their rolling chassis kits.  Check out your options here.

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We continue to add many new businesses to providing you with the only place online you need to find the products and services you need..

Powertrain Control Systems PCS is pleased to introduce the new Simple Shift transmission controller. Simple Shift is the latest breakthrough in electronic overdrive transmission control. No laptops or hand-held tuning devices are required to completely control shift points, shift firmness, and torque convertor lockup. All parameters are simply adjusted with easy-to-use dials on the end of the Simple Shift unit. Want a little firmer shift? Dial it up a notch! Do you want it to shift at a lower rpm? Dial it down ... Learn more here


Hot Rod Girls LOVE Retro handbags... and now   Double K Orignals offers some great gift ideas at affordable prices.  Check out the different styles, including a boxer bag that’s great for a netbook or  I-Pad.  You’ll have one happy lady when she finds one of these under the tree ! Check it out now


HEMI  HEMI HEMI ...  If you’ve got one, you know how hard it is to find a good source for your parts ...  Well search no more...  Hot Heads has everything you need for your Hemi ... and they’re great folks who can help you decide exactly what you need... Whether it’s a Dodge,  Chrysler,  Plymouth, De Soto  ... if it’s a HEMI - We’re the people to contact... Take a look

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Performance Suspension Technology has been the #1 name in musclecar suspension since 1984. We offer a complete line of Front End Rebuild Kits that save time and money by providing a complete, all-in-one package. Our Original Performance Front End Kits restore your musclecar’s front end to factory standards, and our world-famous POLYGRAPHITE® Front End Kits offer a stiffer, near-zero deflection bushing to significantly improve your handling.  Check out our entire line here


Ricks Tanks is the countrys premier manufacturer of hand crafted stainless steel tanks. Whether your project requires basic features, or technical chambering with staged multiple pumps you can rest assure your product will be hand made with the highest of standards and concourse quality. We have an extensive product line of production fuel tanks specializing in but not limited to mid 50s through early 70s muscle cars, and trucks.


Double R Trailers invites you to build your custom trailer with us. Our design team will help you build the trailer of your dreams while staying within your budget. Double R Trailers is where dreams become reality! We build all types of enclosed trailers. All of our trailers are steel frame and aluminum smooth skin. Truly this is the best of both worlds. You cannot beat the integrity that only steel offers with the aesthetic appeal, easy maintenance and low weight of aluminum smooth skin. 


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LoJack® for Classics is the only stolen vehicle recovery system used by police and the only one that recovers your vehicle in 24 hours—or your money back. We have a greater than 90% success rate on cars and trucks, using Radio Frequency technology that tracks your vehicle where GPS can’t.
The innovative self-powered system won’t interfere with your vehicle’s battery or wiring. And our covert and noninvasive installation is carefully done by a certified technician.
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We’re breaking records for car show articles this year again...  Thanks to our fantastic Roving Reporters who are doing such a great job ... If you have pictures to share with your fellow rodders  you can upload them at   if you have questions email us   [email protected]

We have added  DOZENS  of car show articles this week... to see them ALL  Click Here NOW.... Below you will find a few of the shows put on in the past day or so ....   

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John Stimac covered a show in Arizona

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Our good friend Bing Gatewood had his yearly Hot Rod Party

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Judy Newkirk is back in Florida going to shows.

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The NHRA Fanfest was covered by Roger Rohrdanz

Dean Court went to Pleasanton

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.  .

We’re starting off setting records this spring .....    Check out the new listings every day and if you have a car to selll.....   We can help you

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feat 65 chev1  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

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Just Two of our recent Car Guy Homes...  Check them all out now... and if you have a home or commercial property that is looking for a  Car Guy Owner... we can show it off for you.

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Million Dollar View in the Ozarks for only $240,000 includes a huge shop... and a great rambler in Washington for $309,000 are among recent Car Guy properties listed here.  Check them out.

  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.


We also want to remind you about our  EMPLOYMENT Ads .... If you have a job opening in the auto industry this is a great place to advertise it ...  we have many talented people in our readership who may be looking for a job.Check it out here


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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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