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HotrodHotLine Newsletter  September 22,2011

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STOLEN VEHICLE ALERT.. September 10, 2011   1978 Chevy El Camino from Lakewood Colorado September 10th. Automatic with blue interior, white tunnel cover molding damaged on passenger side. Dino's Custom Cycles sticker on back window. NO PLATES.   For details look here

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The “Racing Capital of the World” turned into Hot Rod Central last weekend as historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted the Goodguys 1st WIX Filters Speedway Nationals. The first year event attracted over 2,500 rods and customs from 31 different states. Hot rodder Michael Tarquinio from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania had a particularly memorable weekend after his “Second Wind” ’32 Ford roadster won the Goodguys 2011 Gearstar Hot Rod of the Year title.

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2011 OPTIMA® Ultimate Street Car Invitational:
First Vehicle Finalists Revealed.  The current qualifying drivers range from newcomer enthusiasts to seasoned industry veterans, all of which will not disappoint spectators and fans that gather for the highly-anticipated competition.    See the finalists 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

 ECI   Hot Rod Brakes ...Our Early Chevrolet disc brake conversion kits are engineered and designed to bolt on to your stock Chevrolet spindle. Absolutely no machine work is required. Installation is accomplished using simple hand tools and the components supplied in the kit. Complete instructions are provided. ECI Disc Brake Kits are available as either a basic kit or as a complete kit.
Take a closer look 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   at our facebook page.


Flaming River   The Billet-Power™ Front Steer Rack and Pinion is made from all new components, including a new valve and piston. Our Power Rack offers over 6-inches of travel, which provides the maximum turning radius for classic and street rod applications. Each Flaming River Power Rack is proudly made in the USA, and is fluid and pressure tested and certified before leaving our facility.  Get the details here

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Headwinds®, the leader in custom headlights, introduces their new 7” Tomahawk Hot Rod headlights with the style of the 30’s without being too big or bug-eyed. Made from billet aluminum, they feature traditional clamp rings that blend to the housing and have riveted pinch clamps for that classic appearance.    Take a closer look here

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McGard’s  Car Lock, McGard’s easy to use, one-piece wheel lock functions like a regular lug nut, but requires a special key tool for installation and removal. Its design allows for an unlimited number of different computer generated lock and key patterns. McGard Locks are made right here in the United States to meet or exceed O.E.M. standards for safety and durability. check it out

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Performance Online  Our 1937-48 Ford car front disc brake conversion kit fits the original spindles and has a 5x5.5" bolt pattern. Great for the enthusiast who wants the added safety but Classic look! Improved stopping distances and adds safety. These kits mount to the original front end.   Learn more here

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Introduced in 1980, the AOD has been used in nearly every model of Ford vehicle requiring a durable, compact overdrive transmission. The AOD is a good swap choice from the C-4, C-6 of FMX transmissions and shares many common dimensions with these units. Low gear ratio is 2:40 to 1 and overdrive is 0:67 to 1. At Phoenix Transmissions We offer six different configurations / versions of the AOD transmission so you can choose the model that is perfect for your application. Look here

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Spirit Industries  We’re the “T” Bucket Experts and we’re happy to help you with your project.    You can start with this  23 T Stage III SK1001 Fiberglass 23 T Body with one piece fiberglass floor and battery box..  Some features include.. 20 inch Pickup Box,  Standard 23 T Grill Shell .  Look here for more info and features

 Stainless Specialties specializes in CUSTOM Built systems... but also carries a large line of stock the popular  Mega – Oval End Muffler  This muffler is available with single or dual inlets and mounts to the end of your exhaust system.   For details look here

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Steves Auto Restorations 1933/34 Front and Rear Fender Set   SAR’s Tru-Fit fenders are stamped from brand new tooling patterned after original design and dimensions.  Front fenders fit 2/4 Door Sedans, Roadster, Cabriolet, 3/5-Window Coupes. Rear Fenders fit Roadster, Cabriolet, 3/5-Window Coupes and Sedans with pre-scribed minor trimming.  Don’t waste time on aftermarket parts of low quality that don’t fit... Check out the SAR Tru Fit fenders.

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Wise Guys Seats ... Featured Product.  3 Point Integrated Bucket Seat  Standard Features:, New - ISS (Integrated Seating System),Fully Integrated 3 Point Seat System,, All Belts Attached to Frame, Seat Belt retractor attached to Frame.     For complete list of features check it out here.

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 Surf City Garage  The Pro Detailing Package    Everything you need to detail your ride to perfection like a pro, inside and out, from cleaning and polishing to sealing to waxing and from tires & wheels to leather & vinyl interiors. Includes Grit Guard, Deluxe Interior Brush, Applicator Pads, Nano-Detail Signature Towels, Nano-Detail Washing Sponge, Pacific Blue Wash & Wax  the list is endless... Check it out here...

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ELITE Ultra-Duty Hedders  Hedman's ELITE Hedders are the best you can buy. They have thicker flanges. stronger wall tubing and a thermal coating that withstand full-throttle thrashing and torturous towing. The extreme-duty construction protects against burnout and exhaust leaks caused by the excessive heat and vibration present in high performance and towing applications. ELITE Hedders outlast and outperform ordinary hedders.  Get complete information here

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Painless Performance  12 Circuit Remote / Trunk Mount Universal Harness.   In many street rods and custom cars there is little or no room to mount the fuse block under the dash, forcing modifications to either the car or the harness.   This 12 Circuit trunk mount harness provides additional wire from the fuse block to the dash and front end,  Learn more here...

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Dynamats Dynaplate is the only damping material specifically designed for SPL competitions.   Used in a multiple layer setup, Dynaplate flexes less than standard car sheet metal.   At only one quarter the weight, one layer of Dynaplate damps 50% better than Dynamat Original.   Two layers produce damping comparable to Dynamat Xtreme and weigh less.   Dynaplate is designed for maximum SPL. For sound quality applications use Dynamat Xtreme or a combination of Dynamat Xtreme and Dynaplate.   Learn More here

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Victory Lane Garage all new V Forged light weight three-piece wheels are made from the highest quality 6061T-6 aluminum for the performance minded enthusiasts. All designs are custom built using a special spun formed rim and a lighter forged center for improved performance characteristics. Each set of wheels are custom built to fit correctly around any brake package and modified suspension set-up. Victory designs are specially developed for Pro Touring Cars, Muscle Cars, Customs and aggressive Performance Machines. Take a look here to see all three new models

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Do you want ultimate power, aggressive looks, and the ability to drive down the expressway? Then your hot rod this 550 HP supercharged monster from Snug Harbor Hot Rod Engines. The beauty of this supercharged engine are the components that are used to assemble this motor. That together with polished components and painted in your choice of colors, says "Best Engine In Show".   Snug Harbor Hot Rods says you can have your cake and eat it too....  Look here to find out how !

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

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

Cruisin For A Cure is THIS SATURDAY ... the largest one day event in the country hits OC Fairgrounds to raise money for Prostate Cancer.   There will be free  screening for all who want it...  and loads fo great cars and entertainment.....  Check it out and be sure to go to Cruisin For A Cure....  Get the details here


The California Hot  Rod Reunion is coming up soon. Join us at the largest nostalgic drag racing event in the West at the Auto Club Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield, CA,  Oct. 21-23, 2011.  The Reunion is a 3-day festival of speed, hot rods and American automotive enthusiasm. The season finale of the NHRA’s Hot Rod Heritage nostalgia drag racing series also takes place at the Reunion. Make your plans now to attend the Reunion and join thousands of hot rodders and race fans in Bakersfield for the annual Reunion. Details on Discounts for early registration and  More here

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The Somernites FINAL Cruise is coming up in October, finishing up with a HUGE  Tri FIVE Rally with Danchuck on the scene with all of their fantastic Tri Five stuff. .     Bring your TRI FIVE and join the fun to end the season.  This is a FREE event with activities for the whole family. Check it out now


The Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral  Sept 28 - )ct 2 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. While exploring the 150 acres and 8,100 vending spaces.  Get the details here


We still have Burlington,  Sacramento and Tampa on the schedule for NSRA for 2011...  1981 and older cars are welcome at all.  Round out your show season by making sure you get to one of these events in your area. ... Check out the entire schedule now

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Good Guys 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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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


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


Don’t    forget,  we have  a HUGE Calendar of Events at  and 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’re also happy to provide your event with goodie bags and giveaways for your raffles / drawings.  Contact  [email protected] for goodie bag info.

Our friend Rit Pichette emailed to let us know that the 2012 Kustom Car Calendar is now available.  This is a really cool calendar featuring all of those really Kewl Kustoms we love.  The best thing is that this calendar sale benefits the Alzheimers Association in memory of Rich Pichette who we lost so tragically to Alzheimers.  Get the details and order your calendar today.

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Tom Kanyuk, American Collectors’ Founder and Chairman, has always been into cool cars.  When his family had an opportunity to acquire his Dream Car – an original ’57 Ford Fairlane – they did so without realizing what kind of over-the-top project it would become.  Earlier this year, Tom began chronicling his “Journey of a Restomod,”

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Are you ready to put Chip Foose to work in your paint shop? Now you can! That’s right, the legend himself personally formulated the Foose Signature Collection of colors from BASF. Only available from BASF distributors — and for a limited time only — the 12 colors in the Foose Signature Collection will bring exciting new opportunities directly to your project. Plus, each Foose color is available for both the Glasurit® 90-Line and R-M® Diamont™ systems, so you’re covered regardless of whether you spray with waterborne or solventborne paints. Learn more now

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Classic Components Tour  of the Plating Line Process.  In  Six Steps - wheels are carefully logged into our shipping system, paint-stripped and polished, a layer of copper is added, semi-bright and bright nickel, Chromium is added to create an eye catching shine, Cleaning and Inspection  Take a look here

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23 Mustang II Coil Springs (resto guys - these are for street rodders) Call any other spring source or hot rod shop and they might have 4 Mustang II different coil springs.  4 would be fine if all cars were the same and if everyone wanted their car to ride the same and sit at the same height.  Well, surprise, not all cars are the same and everyone has their own ideas on how their vehicle should sit, ride and handle. So to help these wise folks, we have developed 23 different Mustang II coil springs.With a selection of 23 springs you are able to get your ride just the way you like it...  Get the details here

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When you see this video demo, you’ll be amazed at how much trouble you can save yourself when making your braided steel lines /  AN Hose assemblies.  No more bloody finger....  really .... this is really slick... and you can see exactly how it works in this video. Check it out here

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Like it or not .... fall and winter are coming and that’s the time we do most of our work on our projects. We all know that RUST is a big issue ... how to take care of it ... from the START ...  Rust Bullet has put together  a paper of F.A.Q’s  to answer all the questions you have about solving your rust problem. Take a look

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The Long Beach Motorama, now in its second year, is the first new indoor/outdoor car show in decades to salute these uniquely American forms of automotive enthusiasm. It’s a blend of honoring those who were there at the beginning and the best of those who are continuing to build these rolling sculptures today.  Motorama is three activity-packed days, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, at the Long Beach Arena. Get the details  here

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Fast Five with Steve “Big Hook” Gibbs
Grand Marshall of this years  California Hot Rod Reunion, Steve took a moment in his busy schedule to talk with us about the past 19 Reunions and reminisce of his 30-plus NHRA career:
1. The California Hot Rod Reunion is celebrating 20 years, now, did you think it would come this far?        Read the interview here..


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Heinzmann Street Rods   At Heinzman Street Rods, we feel the basis of a good car is the enginuity of a custom built chassis. We specialize in many designs and options for any Street Rod chassis.   We are happy to work with you to get the best chassis for your particular needs and are glad to answer your questions.  Take a look at our Chassis building options  here.

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Finish Line Interiors .... Check out the meticulous process in building the interior of this 33 Coupe  at Finish Line Interiors ...  taken right down to bare floors and then worked step by step into an amazing interior. Check it out here.

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Kennys Rod Shop .... Just one of the recent projects from Kenny’s Rod Shop is this very cool 34 Ford built for Wayne Wilmoth of Naples, FLorida.... so no matter where you live...  you can have Kenny’s build a car for you.  Check out the detail 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..

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.


Get 10% OFF until Oct. 31. from Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation (SSBC) leads the aftermarket industry in offering performance disc brake conversion and upgrade kits for a variety of vehicles. Classic Muscle Cars, Trucks,compact, 1/2, 3/4 and 1 Ton applications, SUV's, Jeeps, Late Model Performance Vehicles, Street Rods & Customs, Sport Compacts,

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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. 


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. We were the first to introduce a complete line of chassis and suspension parts for 28/48 Mopar, most GM & Fat Ford Rods, along with a super selection of similar products, plus accessories for the true 50's Customs. Due to an ongoing health problem,  we were 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!


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.


LoJack® for Classics
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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.
LoJack for Classics is also available with Early Warning, which alerts you by phone, e-mail and text if your vehicle moves.


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]

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Big Al LIebmann was at the Fords of Fall Show in NJ

Dean Court went to the Fairfax cruise

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Matthias Vogel sent in some great shows from Europe including the Hockenheimring Germany show

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NSRA Super Nats in UK from Matthias Vogel

Shades of Past from Judy Newkirk

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Cruise in Torrington, CT from Bob Warenda

Chuck the Slacker was cruisin in Virginia

Roger Jetter sent in a show in North Platte, NE

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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featn 55 chev  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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These new listings are in SW Denver and Texas ... great car properties. I 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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 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
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