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Sept  28, 2011

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The Hotrodhotline  2012  Blueprint Calendars have been shipped, we’ll have them here next week and will be taking an ample supply to the SEMA Show.    The new calendar features 32 Ford’s as a tribute to the 80th Birthday of the 32 Ford which we will be celebrating at the Petersen Museum during Deuce Week 2012.   Get details and register online for the Deuce Week schedule of events now... It’s going to be a real blast ... and you’ll be able to pick up a calendar from us there too.

We were so proud to see our friend John D’Agostino being honored as an inductee in the Cruisin Hall of Fame this month !   John is an amazing artist and we’re glad to see him being recognized for his talents.  Dick DeLoach was on hand to catch the action of the awards and we even have some videos of the awards ceremony  Also honored were  “The Voice’  Dave Mc Clelland for his great work and contributions to our hobby,  Popular Mechanics Magazine and the  Pep Boys Automotive Store chain for it’s long history in our industry.  Check out the coverage here..

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The old factory  “build sheet”  was all Roger and Karen Day had left of the 69 Chevelle they had owned back when they first met.  The normal course of life took them through 2008 when they were talking about those good old days and Roger decided it was time to FIND THAT CAR !   So with the determination and spirit of a typical car guy Roger went to work on finding their beloved car.    This is a fantastic story and  we wouldn’t be surprised it it spurred a few more hunts by readers....  Read the story of the hunt and the results here.

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Australian Rodder needs some help .... we got a call this week from a rodder in Australia looking for a hard to find part for his rod.   Dave Foster is building a 36 Ford  and he needs a polished aluminum oilpan for a Ford Flathead motor.  If any of you have any sources for this item please email [email protected] and we’ll get the ;message to Dave.   Also...  all  Aussie readers can find us now in Australian Street Rodding magazine beginning with the October issue !  

The SOLD’S  are POURING in like CRAZY this week.....

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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

Big Als Carponents makes a lot of really cool interior and exterior accessories for your ride... but sometimes a clever little tool is what we need to get a job done ... and this little dash nut tool is just the trick for lots of jobs .. Check it out here.

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 Featured Product from Cool Craft High Performance Radiators Specialty Auto Tech Dual Pass Transmission Cooler   Specialty Auto Tech dual pass coolers utilize a new dual pass internal baffling system that will increase cooling capacity by 40%. Made of sturdy welded aluminum construction,...  see all details and features 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


 CPP Set Screw-Style Steering U-Joints
CPP’s new nickel-plated u-joints are CNC machined and precision broached for a perfect fit. Stainless steel sealed bearing cap and nickel plating gives a polished stainless look. Works up to a 30° angle. All popular sizes available.
Take a closer look here.


BIG BLOCK CHEVY S-DRIVE KITS  Eddie Motorsports has recently introduced our new line of S-Drive billet aluminum serpentine pulley systems. Like all products produced by Eddie Motorsports, these systems are American made to the strictest manufacturing standards. This compact S-Drive features raw machined finish pulleys and mounting brackets that are CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and incorporates provisions for an alternator, power steering pump, and air conditioning compressor>  Get complete details here

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Ron Francis Wiring is pleased to introduce their latest addition to the “Detail Zone” wiring kits for fuel-injected cars. The MG-38 wiring kit for the ’89 – ’93 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe simplifies what can be a complicated system. As with all their “Detail Zone” wiring kits, everything you need is included and clearly labeled

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Featured Product  from  Hurst Shifters 
Full forward and reverse ratchet action can be used with either standard or reverse pattern valve bodies  OPERATION OF SHIFTER FROM PARK: From the park position, lift up on handle and pull back into reverse. From reverse pull back into neutral, push down and ratchet into gear.  Get complete details and specs here

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  March Performance new Style Track serpentine system is created with a combination of style and low price that is sure to find favor among car enthusiasts everywhere. The highly styled one piece alternator and air conditioning bracket provides a rigid support for the alternator and A/C compressor; a separate bracket allows the option of power steering or no power steering. Best of all, March's new Style Track bracket kit cost $500 less than other similar units on the market.   Get the details here

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Nu Relics manufacturers over 300 Make / Model Specific Power Window Kits.. - bolt into original mounting holes   Works with the curved glass of the 1960s and 1970s models   Numerous models available to remove the vent window   Uses Stock Channels
New Delco OEM Motors - made in USA   Learn more


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O’Brien Truckers .Iron Cross and Lake Pipe Caps No Kustom is complete without a pair of finned-aluminum covers for your lake pipe outlets. All of our Lake Pipe Caps come with the bolts cast into the aluminum for a smooth look.  The bolts are 3/8-16 x 3/4 inch long, spaced 3-1/8 inch center to center and highly polished.  Check out all of the design options here.

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Gentlemen... Start Your Engines...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. Learn more

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Purdee  “Header Buddy”  eliminates  header gaskets ...  Got ???? FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HEADER BUDDY

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R Jays Speed Shop  carries a HUGE line of Hot Rod products...  This Centerlink Adpater screws onto the end of the draglink in place of the factory power steering Control valve. Allows for simple conversion from factory power steering to 500 Series power steering. Works with factory power steering pitman arm.  Get complete details on this and other products here

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Scott's Tri-5 is the only full front end clip on the market today. It can be either bolted or welded on depending on your preference. It comes with all factory bumper holes and core support, so your stock sheet metal will bolt back in place. This clip can be ordered in either a standard coilover or Superslam airbag configuration.  See more pics and get details here

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Superior Glass Works Featured Product this week.  1937 Chevy Custom Grill, Polished Stainless.  Polished stainless steel vertical bar grill with mesh backing for 1937 Chevrolet Passenger Car and Sedan Delivery. This is a custom insert that is cut from the same material as our 31-35 reproduction inserts.   Take a closer look here.

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Unisteer Unisteer Performance Products  Gen II/TC Polished Pump Kit w/clip-on reservoir for SBC w/short We are proud to offer these BRAND NEW GM Type II, TC pump kits. We source the pumps & resevoirs straight from an OEM Manufacturer and put them on our state-of-the-art test stand. This gives us a computerized read-out of the current pressure of flow of each pump.  Get all of the details and specs here

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Wheels Vintique .is proud to be one of the most recognized names in the Hot Rod, Muscle Car and Classic Truck industy. With over 50 different caps and accessories and 100 plus wheel styles Wheel Vintiques has the most diverse product line in the industry and it’s growing everyday. No other wheel manufacture can make that claim..  See their line here

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Join the car enthusiasts who've experienced Superior Craftsmanship with Lokar's Automatic Transmission Shifter from Zigs Street Rods .... When you buy a shifter, think about safety. Lokar believes in safety first and foremost when it comes to building a shifter for your vehicle. Our shifters are designed to help prevent accidentally shifting, from the park position, into reverse, drive and low gear with Lokar's exclusive Safety Lock-Out Button.  Zigs carries hundreds of the finest products for your project... Look here

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The days of hunting through a junk yard are over. No need to drag home a donor housing only to find out that for various reasons it won’t work for what you are building, or worse, that it may cost almost as much to clean up and modify as one of Dutchman’s custom built to order brand new housings. Save yourself the headache and trouble, order a Dutchman Housing today. We have several different styles to choose from, both for looks and function.  Get the details here

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Centerforce strives to provide top of the line products on today’s market for all performance levels. To do so, Centerforce uses patented processes and constantly tests different materials and designs to find the best combination.The DFX® series by Centerforce ®, the best in high-performance single disc clutches, is now available for 1965 to 1987 Ford cars and trucks, replacing the 11-1/2” long style pressure plate. Check it out here

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  Classic Instruments The new All American Package is a complete, self-contained instrument panel featuring unique LED internal lighting for night driving. The package includes: An electronic 140 MPH speedo, fuel, volt, temp, oil gauge and a complete wiring harness. Integral turn indicator lights and odometer, plus the polished All American trademark emblem are built in. Measuring 5" x 12.25" overall, this exclusive gauge package will look great in any hot rod, classic truck or custom..  Get a closer look here

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If you are looking to improve the performance of your vehicle, look no further. This package will offer you the performance and dependability you are looking for! This engine is ideal for streetrods, Corvettes, Camaros and other performance vehicles. Priced very reasonably, this engine includes the block, Vortec-style heads, oil pump and tim timing cover. Check out the Jasper Engines solutions here

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

The Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral  Sept 28 - Oct 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


THIS WEEKEND ..Don't miss this huge outdoor car show featuring: •Over 1,500 Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks thru '72. •Vendor & Manufacturer Exhibits •Goodgals Gallery •Model Car & Pedal Car Show •Swap Meet & Cars for Sale Corral •Goodguys Autocross •Track Cruise  Look here

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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 National Street Rod Association still has two events this year...  the Sacramento Golden State Nationals and  Tampa ..   don’t miss these fantastic shows...  Check out the schedule here.

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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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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


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


Join Retro Power on October 8, 2011 at the Retro Power Hot Rod Facility in Liberty, Texas for a fun filled day featuring rods, customs, classics, trucks and musclecars through 2012 model year. Great judges will be on hand awarding specialty trophies, and show participants will have an opportunity to choose their favorite ride with the People’s Choice Award.  Participants will also have a shot at winning some cool door prizes in addition to a 50/50 drawing for those feeling extra lucky.  Learn More Here

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  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


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.

Thinking about a new ride for next season ?   Fastlane Speed & Rod Shop says  “Why buy used when you can get NEW Cheaper”?  You can have a car built to YOUR Specs faster and for less $$$ than you may think.  Give Fastlane a call today and see what they can do for you.   Look Here

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Classic Rods & More   can now provide you with a proven MII IFS for your 1928-31 Ford Model A that will give you a low stance and maintain your wheels in the center of the front fenders. The IFS designed by Classic Rods & More has been produced and used for a number of years by one of the owners and MAINTAINS the stock MII geometry. It does NOT require the front fenders to have those ugly bubbles in order to clear the A-Arms. Front end alignment is achieved by using stock MII specifications.    Watch this VIDEO  showing you the system

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Enclosed Vehicle Transport has been with us here at for many years and we still hear from our readers about what a great job Kevin and his crew do for them.  We’re happy to recommend them to any of you who need a transport company ... learn more

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LoJack® for Classics  SPECIAL PRICING..
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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.   Look  here for more info


Check out the new “Advanced Warning” system now available with Lojack for Classics.
It lets you know when your garaged or stored car has been moved...
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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..

Performance Suspension Techonolgy 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.


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,


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.


A Big THANK YOU to so many of our readers who are sending in pictures.. If you take pictures at car shows and would like to share them... let us know   Email   [email protected]  

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The Munchbox in Chatsworth, CA was a favorite lunch spot when we lived in SoCal... good to see Rick Merkow covering this cruise there

Chadly Johnson covered a wild Cheatarama ...

Cool Cars at Kalamazoo from Scot French

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Fuzzy was at a neat cruise in LaSalle, IL

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Check out the Muscle Car Drags in MI  from Brian Curtis

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Oakridge Commons show had some great cars

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Oregon City show from Jery Carpenter ... even with the rain.. the car guys came

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Wavecrest Woodies from Joe Kerr... LOVE those cars

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.  .

Australia’s first restored vintage fuel dragster, "Banshee", has set sail for its first trip to the United States. Banshees current caretakers are the Preen family of Orange, NSW, who plan to display the car at the 20th Annual California Hot Rod Reunion, to be held on 20th-23rd October, 2011, in Bakersfield, California.
Banshee was built in 1968 by John Maher, who raced it for a number of years. In 1970, Morrie Carlton purchased the car and raced it until 1976, when Jim Kerr bought it.  It finally went into retirement in the early 1980s. The Preen family have spent a number of years restoring the car to as it was while being raced by Morrie Carlton, and have shown it at a number of events around Central Western NSW, in Sydney and Willowbank, QLD.    Be sure to look it up at CHHR

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We got a nice email this week from Sue Player of the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association to let us know she is the new PR person for the organization and that she will be keeping us posted on  all of the USRA events and goings on in the future.  This is a great group,  we’ve been to their events at Bonnevile a few years ago and had a great time.  Check out their Facebook page and stay tuned to Hotrodhotline for more news

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Speaking of Salt....    Tex Smith has a column this week with some tips for those planning a trip to the Salt....   Just in time for the World Finals  Oct  5-8th.   Check out Tex’s  word of wisdom ...


We are setting records for the number of cars listed here and SOLD .....    Check out the new listings every day and if you have a car to sell.....   We can help you

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feat 32  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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.    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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Check out this Aussie Hemi Engine Tex Smith has listed for sale in our Swap Meet section....  Bet you’ve never seen one ....

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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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