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Sept 15, 2011

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New Hot Rod M.D. Article...  Our Hot Rod M.D. Jim Clark is finishing up his 32 Roadster and has an article on aftermarket body parts.   Jim always says this is the longest running  “Magazine Project” in history ...  it started it’s life as a Street Rodder Mag project article and it’s  that will finally see it competed ... It’s going to be painted soon ..... we can’t wait !  Check out the article here

For All  Your TECH INFO  Needs... The Hot Rod MD

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Tex Smith will be leaving the mainland soon and invites all of you to travel to Hawaii for A  Drag Holiday.... he says there’s a lot for Hot Rodders to love there...  So check it out and maybe you’ll meet Tex for lunch !.. Read the story here

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Bill Neumann has been working on his 32 Coupe for a bit... he found it here on  and then the fun began !   Bill  KNOWS HOW to build a cool car and this one is  nothing short of spectacular !  We/ve been following the build  every step of the way and we just got the Final Pics this week... Check out the finished product and see how it all went together. GREAT WORK Bill ....  Hope to see you soon.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE for those lucky guys headed out to the Good Guys Show at  the Brickyard this weekend.  There’s some roadwork going on so the folks at Good Guys wanted to give you the details on a Detour to help you out.  Get the info here.

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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

ACCU AIR  e-Level™ Air Suspension Controller
  The e-levelTM controller offers the ability to save three unique vehicle heights into memory at the touch of a button using TruPositionTM Height Sensors installed in each corner of your suspension. These three heights are then instantly accessible from the TouchPadTM or Rocker Switch Interface.  This is a fantastic system...

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 The B&M Shift Improver Kit the easiest way to get the stout performance you've always wanted out of your automatic transmission - and you get two modes of performance to select from: Heavy Duty, or Street/Strip. It's our least expensive and simplest to install kit. All you need are a few dollars and some hand tools! In the space of an afternoon, you can turn your transmission into a B&M-tuned unit!.  Learn all about it 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


Classic Performance Products NEW...This high quality direct bolt-in brake assist system is designed to upgrade your manual or vacuum assisted brakes with a powerful and compact modern hydraulic assist unit. Using all new parts, this unit puts out 1300psi at the wheels.  Learn more here

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Zigs Street Rods...Shocks and Shock Kits
 Our shock kits enable the installation of tube shocks on 28-48 Fords. The 28-34 kits include stamped and folded upper brackets (weld-on or bolt-on), lower shock mounts, shocks (14-1/2" open, 9-1/2" closed), hardware and instructions
 Check out our shock kits here

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Are you restoring a ’50’s era (or earlier) 6 Volt model and ready for 12 Volt power, but still want to keep some of those 6 Volt features? Do you have some cool factory gauges, or want to keep some power-hungry options such as power windows or seats in 6 Volt, but haven’t found a voltage reducer that can handle it? Ron Francis Wiring’s new Magnum VR-10 Voltage Reducer is capable of handling 6 Volt equipment others can’t.   Look here

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O’Brien Truckers has a large line of Valve Covers, like these Buick Nailhead models.  Check out the variety of valve covers and all the other cool stuff at O’Brien Truckers.... they’re great people !  Look

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Brice Thomas Aluminum Radiators  are available for a wide range of makes and models.   This 1932 Ford Radiator With Outlet In The Center And Chevrolet Engine Stamped Tanks  is just one example of their line.  Check it out here...

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Coys Wheel....Specializing in Hot Rod & Muscle Car Wheels Check out Coys line of  C-5 Wheels
It includes many variations on the C-5 design designed  specifically by Randy Coy.   See them here

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The House of Kolor Digital Paint booth has always been amazing... but NOW ... they are introducing a new version at the SEMA show that is really over the top. We had a chance to see a demo at the NSRA Show in LVille... and we know you’re going to love it.  Check out the original version and bookmark their site for the new one or stop by and see them at SEMA . Check it out


EZ Wiring Our Most Popular!  Full size fuses and Fuse Box 12 Standard Kit.   12 Fuses 12 Circuit
     Turn signal, hazard, headlight, ACC, fan  wiper, AC/Heat, Gauges, Coil Brake, Radio, Horn.  Learn about these and all of the other EZ Wiring Kits here

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Holley 600 CFM Four Barrel Aluminum Street Carburetor. Holley's new 0–80457SA is constructed from aluminum which compared to its zinc counterpart equates to a weight savings of over 5lbs.  Get all of the details and specs here

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JB Microfinish  “Traditional Series” 46-48 Ash Tray Knobs    The original upper dash ash tray knobs for the 46-48 Ford were made of plastic and through the years, from sunlight, they have deteriorated and changed color and/or broke and fell apart.   This is why we are introducing billet aluminum replacements for these years of cars, machined with the same basic shape of the originals to keep the traditional theme intact.

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Krist Kustoms  Hot Rod Upholstery  and Seating StreamLine Hot Rod Seats
We have totally revamped our line of seats for 2011. If you have used our seats before, you will notice the slight changes in the side profile dimensions below. We have slimmed down our foam a little. We now build all of our bench seats to order. Take a look at how we put these seats together and all of the options

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 Modulines modular 100% aluminum cabinets are the car enthusiasts top choice for fashionable yet rugged tool and storage cabinets. Designed by racers and all around car buffs, their evolution is the result of years of use in their personal garages as well as in over-the-road vehicles. The modular design allows freedom of choice in selecting just the right pieces for your particular needs.  Check it out here

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Old Air Products    Complete HURRICANE®
Rear A/C System   HURRICANE Trunk Units   HURRICANE® Trunk AC Units can be installed as auxillary units in larger vehicles or mounted in the rear of smaller cars that do not have enough space inside the dash for a traditional A/C unit. Check it out here

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Timeless Rods specializes in Turn Key Street Rods as well as 100% Complete Packages, Partial Packages, Bodies and Chassis.  We have several  32 Ford chassis and frame packages to choose from.
Take a look at our packages here.

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Heidts  Get the best handling for your 67-69 & 70-73 Camaro and 64 1/2-70 Mustang HEIDTS PRO-G Independent Suspension kit. The best riding and handling IRS to combine with your PRO-G Subframe to make your Camaro or Mustang a true Auto Cross competitor.   Take a closer look here

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Wheel Vintiques   13 Series Smoothie (Chrome Outer/Bare Center)  All Wheel Vintiques Inc. billet wheels are custom made to order.  Standard back-spacing will vary by size.  However, there may be some flexibility.  Special back-spacing to be determined at time of order.
Get a closer look and more info here.

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Butch’s Cool Stuff  Rod & Custom Solutions and MORE.  Butch’s makes these really nice  Stainless Steel Cool Garage Signs   Each sign is laser cut out of heavy gauge STAINLESS STEEL then finished by hand! Decorate any room with these really cool signs.   We saw these at Louiville and they are really NICE... and with  Christmas around the corner....  check out all of the different signs here...

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Concept One  At Last! An exciting new pulley system for the revered Ford 351 Cleveland and the torquey 351M-400 Ford engines. Compact and ultra stylish, these high quality pulley systems for the Ford 351C / 351M-400 engines are designed for unmatched reliability.  For complete details and a close up look... Go Here.

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Enclosed Auto Hauler trailers from Double R Trailers are built like no other. We build gooseneck and bumper-pull models. Our auto haulers are built with a continuous 8” I-beam tongue and frame, tubular steel uprights and roof bows on 16” centers and smooth aluminum exterior skin. They are 8’6” wide with 6’4” interior height. We offer any color combination for no extra charge.

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Some of the best hot rods are the simplest ones. So when the Speedway Motors team went to the drawing board to design a new steering column, they had two goals in mind: simplicity and good looks.   Check it out 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.

Steele Open House  10% OFF all parts during the Open House   When: Saturday, Sep 24th ,Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm , Where: Steele Rubber Products
6180 E NC HWY 150 Denver, NC 28037 704-483-9343
 Open to the Public. Over 200 show cars will be on display. All cars on display will receive goody bags and be eligible for awards and door prizes. $10 registration fee goes to the BRAKES Foundation.  Learn More here

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Don’t walk… Run! To the Monster Car Show and don’t forget your pumpkin because it’s on Halloween weekend in  Brooksville,  Florida. One of the largest annual Car, Truck, and Bike Shows in the south, featured on the SPEED Channel. This year’s event is on Saturday October 29, 2011. Tons of prizes, over 100 Monster size trophies, live music, food, and fun for the whole family.  Get the details here

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Nostalgia Racin’, racin’ and more racin’ like the good ol’ days.   Three action-packed days of nostalgic drag racing keeps the grandstands at Auto Club Famoso Raceway jammed. As many as 300 racers in Nostalgia Top Fuel, Nostalgia Funny Car, A/Fuel, Junior Fuel, 7.0 Pro, A/Gas, Nostalgia Eliminator, A/FX and Exhibition battle it out for the Reunion championship. The Reunion is also the season finale of the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series. It’s a weekend you don’t want to miss


Carlisle Events  The Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral marks the end of the swap meet season each year and is an absolute must-attend event for thousands of enthusiasts who travel to Carlisle from all points of the globe to buy, sell and celebrate all things automotive. This is a fun-filled weekend the entire family will enjoy.  Check it out now


 Somernites Cruise September event features  “Corvette Summer”  where  you can joins thousands of fellow rodders for this FREE weekend of fun.  ... this is a great event and it’s every month until October... so cruise on over to Somerset ...  Check it out here.


NSRA’s  schedule for 2011 still has 3 great shows.  Burlington, VT,  Sacramento, CA and Tampa, Florida round out the 2011 season... Check out the entire schedule now

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Good Guys Rod & Custom has a season that pretty much runs the entire year ...  with shows  every month of the year .... This week marks the 1st ever at the Brickyard....  check it out  For the complete schedule click

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Cool Autumn Nites in Beaumont Texas !   Mark the calender and circle the dates! October 21-22-23, 2011  Open run car, truck and bike show Outdoor Movie Friday Night  Cruise Night Fri. & Sat. Top 50 trophies & other categories  Live Band - 50/50 Pot - Games Event T-Shirts, Goody Bags and  Door Prizes for participants.  For all of the details visit our  website


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]

Power Train Set Up Guide from IEDLS Information on Power Train Angles.  "Having a little information at the beginning of your street rod project can make setting up power train angles one of the simplest steps in the building process.  You can download this “printable” article here

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HushMat, one of , if not the only USA manufactured sound and thermal insulation material left in the automotive aftermarket provides these simple performance comparisons on our Tech Tip videos. HushMat guarantees the adhesion of its Ultra Sound Deadening and Thermal Insulation material for the life of your Hot Rod! No one else in the industry dares to do the same . Take a Look here

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NEW FEATURE....  LoJack Offers Early Warning Notification Feature to Protect Classic Cars & Other Specialty Vehicles in the Event of Theft .  Notification Alerts Owners if Vehicle is Moved Without Permission; Reduces Time Between Theft Discovery and Vehicle Recovery .  Get the details here....

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Guest Columnist  Tim Kennedy     reports all through the season on Racing Results for our readers.  His racing results stories and Weekly Racing Scene column have been read by racing enthusiasts all over the country. We Thank Tim for his great contributions to our publication .... be sure to check out “Racing Scene”  every week.  Take a look here


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Optima Tech Tip  # 2   Charging an Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) Battery.   The following tips will keep any lead acid battery performing at its best. These are all important factors to consider when maintaining an OPTIMA® or any other absorbent glass-mat (AGM) battery.  Alternators are NOT chargers - Do not rely on the vehicle alternator to do the work of a charger. An alternator is meant to maintain a vehicle battery, not charge it .  To see the rest of this article click here

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Enthusiasts Invited to Show Off Their Rides at the 2011 SEMA Show. Owners of select vehicle models may be able to have their cars or trucks featured at the 2011 SEMA Show, taking place Tuesday–Friday, November 1–4, 2011.  Through the SEMA Award Contender Contest, owners of a SEMA Award contender vehicle are invited to submit a video clip highlighting the vehicle’s modifications for a chance to have the vehicle featured at the SEMA Show. Learn More

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Wondering what to do with that old tired dash ? At Main Street Custom Finishing, we take your old, stock, metal dash and laminate it with a beautiful wood veneer of your choice. You don’t have to paint your dash... turn it into a thing of beauty which will perfectly set off your interior ..... turn it into a wood dash. We can also veneer a fiberglass dash for you, seat backs, door inserts, consoles, and many other parts of your cars interior.

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See what we did to THIS DASH ....

HOT ROD & MUSCLE CAR PARTS    -All Your Classic Rod Needs -Exceptional Customer Service -Best Pricing -Guaranteed Shipping Within 24 Hours    Hey.... What more could you ask ??  Check out Classic Rods & More right here

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Fast Times Rods knows The undisputed king of the Gasser Wars in the Sixties, Willys Coupes have seen a huge surge in their popularity in recent years. Available in several versions from us including: Pro-street with wheel tubs to fit any available tire and wheel combo, Pro-tour to use 20 x 10 wheels and of course our ever popular Gasser package with choice of either straight or 3 inch drop axle.  Take a closer look 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..

We welcome the Petersen Museum online with us ... to tell you all about the 80th Anniversary of the 32 Ford to be held in conjunction with Deuce Week at the Petersen.  This week long event has many really fantastic daily events planned.  Registration just opened so check it all out and make your plans now.  


Awesome Trailers...  That’s what you’ll get  at Double R Trailers where they build your trailer to your specs... Great designs ... top craftsmen ... and great prices..  Built  one at a time in Idaho ...  Check out all of your options then call Double R to talk about your trailer needs.   You’ll be glad you did...  Check it out here


Carol and I founded "Butch's Rod Shop" in 1975 and built it into one of the largest HotRod and Custom Car parts stores in the nation. forced to sell the business in March of 1999. Well, a few years later I got the old back fixed and am feeling much better! After years of just hanging around at shows we decided to go back into the business and in 2010 we re-opened as Butch’ s Cool Stuff!  Check us out here...


Gearstar makes The Worlds best transmissions with the best warranty and the FEWEST returns!. Handmade with loving (and power-hungry) hands.You've put a lot of love into your ride. It's not just a hobby, this thing is your baby. We know how you feel, and Gearstar takes the same level of care with your high performance transmission as you have with the rest of your car or truck. Learn more


Vintage Glass manufactures domestic windshields, side and back glass for all your pre-1980 street rod, custom/classic, muscle car and truck needs. By providing the highest quality products in a timely manner we are able to enjoy one of the highest customer satisfaction rates in the industry. If you're in the market for glass for your pre-1980 domestic street rod, custom or classic, muscle car or truck - please check us out


Gear Vendors Overdrive provides overdrive product to racing cars and trucks up to 2000hp and trucks towing heavy RV's up to 25,000lbs gcvw. Whether you are trying to move a couple tons up a steep incline or moving just a couple thousand down the track — the fastest way is with the right gearing. Add the benefits of a final overdrive ratio to reduce engine rpm and increase fuel mileage by typically 20-28% and you have a product that is the single biggest innovation you can bolt to your car or truck.   Learn more here


Williams Street Rods and Parts is a family owned business that has grown over the past 16 years from a small operaton to a full service shop and full blown CNC machine shop with a full line of billet accessories and plastic injected parts. We are members of NSRA, Good Guys, SEMA and BBB. We are proud to offer you a great product line and the best in customer service. Look here.


LoJack® for Classics
Buy Online or Call 1-800-838-1177 x3873 Use Promo Code: CCA1HH295 and pay only $295! That’s $400 OFF the MSRP! Limited time offer.
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.
LoJack for Classics is also available with Early Warning, which alerts you by phone, e-mail and text if your vehicle moves.


The outdoor show season is slowing just a bit... but we still have TONS of new show pictures every day....  so be sure to check back often.  If you take pictures at car shows and would like to share them... let us know   Email   [email protected]  

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Mike Levy covered the ATRA Show in Thousand Oaks, CA

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In New Jersey, Big Al was at a Two Kids benefit show

Les Bateman covered the Bay City Rodders Show

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Evansville, IN was the site of the Fab First  Friday Show from Greg Thomas

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Bernie Perrault was at Frankenmuth

Todd Rorie covered the always fabulous  Frog Follies

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Jeff Berry was at a show in Manassas, VA

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Lynn Johanson covered a show in Nauvoo, IL

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NHRA Nats at Indy was covered by Rose Novosel

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Brian Curtis was at the Port Gamble WA  show

Jim and Emma Madigan covered the Road Mates gathering in Ontario, Canada

Clinton Powell covered the Urban Legends show in Kansas

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’ve been SELLING cars for rodders since 1999...  so if you have a car to sell we offer great ads at LOW prices ... AND real live customer service if you need help.  Got Questions ??? Call  877-700-2468 and we’re happy to help.

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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

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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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I From Ohio to Texas and all points in between  f 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.  

  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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[Blast to the Past]   [Book Reviews]  [Build Articles]  [Buyers Guide]   [Classifieds]  [Club Directory]   [Event Listings]   [From our Friends]   [Garage Shots]                  [Guest  Columnists]    Hot Rod M.D.    New Products]    [Newsletter Archive]
[Order a Catalog]    [Our Heroes]    [Rodders Forum]    [Rodders Row] [Shop Tours] [Vendor Directory]    Young Rodders]  [Advertising Information] [Modern Rods

 Almost all of what we have at Hotrodhotline is sent in by our Readers... so if you  have show pictures,  a story,  something interesting to share... we’d LOVE to post it for you... Just send to  [email protected]


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Until Next Time
 Keep Rodd’n  and we  hope to see you on the road  this year...
Jack, Mary Ann
and the Staff at Hotrodhotline


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