Hotrodhotline Newsletter  August 15, 2012
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Drag racing's first quarter-mile showman “T.V. TOMMY  IVO”, who is one of NHRA's Top 50 Drivers, has been named grand marshal of the 21st annual California Hot Rod Reunion presented by Automobile Club of Southern California, scheduled for Oct. 19-21 at the Auto Club Famoso Raceway near Bakersfield.   Ivo's first drag race was 60 years ago in a 66 mph ‘52 Buick at Saugus Drag Strip. His last race was 30 years ago on his farewell tour in his Showboat four-engine Buick station wagon..... read more about Tommy and CHHR here

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    I've been doing these Hotrod Hotline columns for months now, and Maryann tells me they are generating quite a bit of rumble with you, the readers. Well, kind folks, hold onto your stroker- caps because I'm going to ratchet things up a couple of notches.
 I'm going to start including some interesting sidebars in the columns...what you gotta do is read each side-bar very carefully and try to figure out who-what-where I am talking about...  read more here

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Cars are SELLLING  on !

sold 29 ford
sold 36 chev
sold 51 merc
sold 52 chev
sold 55 chev sold 57 chev1
sold camaro
sold 61 chev sold 67 chev pu

And We Can Sell YOURS 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.

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CENTERFORCE DYAD DRIVE SYSTEM TWIN 55-85: CHEVROLET & GMC - CARS    The DYAD DS (Drive System) multi-disc clutch design has been developed to meet the needs of modern high-end vehicles. Today’s technology has allowed for engine torque levels up to 1300 ft /lbs and still be driven every day. Drivers need a clutch that can offer; smooth engagement, quiet operation, light pedal, and high-end holding capacity... learn all about it here

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Classic Performance Products Newest of the New Products
They are always adding new products to their line, but this month CPP has gone overboard with a huge array of new products for your Muscle Cars and  Trucks ...  from radiators to suspensions to brakes and much more... Check out all with special pricing on many products .. Look here

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Ron Francis Wiring "GRAY STUFF" Under Carpet Wire Channel.  This popular and flexible problem solver is under carpet wire channel. It can be used to route approximately ten wires on the floor under the carpet, when coupled with thermal shield type materials. 8ft. Section. Get product details  and installation information here.

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Wheel Vintiques Cool Wheels for your Mopar Sleeper. Sure, chrome and polished aluminum is nice, but what if you’re building a sneaky street machine? Nothing fits a sleeper like a set of plain steel wheels and these OE Chrysler wheels from Wheel Vintiques are just right, especially when you install a set of OE Chrysler caps    Take a closer look here

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Concept One's Ford Pulley Kits  ensure that you have every option available when outfitting your Ford engine for maximizing horsepower.  Our Ford Pulley Systems are built for performance and durability to ensure that your engine runs without compromising its drivability. Take a closer look here

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B & M Racing NEW! SFI Approved Flexplates ..  B&M offers two types of SFI 29.1 spec flexplates. The standard SFI flexplates available for Chevrolet, Chrysler and some Ford applications are ideal for street and racing applications. SFI spec 29.1 approved, NHRA & IHRA legal for all classes (Chevrolet & Chrysler) SFI certification sticker included (re certification required every 3 yrs). Ideal for street applications to extreme duty racing and high (above 6,000) RPM use.  Get the details here

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Brice Thomas Radiator Antique Radiators.. has their Dodge radiators on sale now... 1970 TO 1972 DODGE CHARGER 6.2, 6.6, 7.0, 7.2  MODINE 375, 1970 TO 1972 CHALLENGER 383, 400, 426, 440 AND 1970 TO 1972 CORONET  CORE # 2-2503 CORE SPECS: 17.5 X 25.91 X 2.25.. and more.. look here

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Butch's Cool Stuff REAR Leaf Spring Tune-Up Kits for Mopar 28/52 & Chevy 28/54    We have  always specialized in 30’s, 40’s & 50’s cars and now we’re expanding into the 60’s & 70’s . We’re known for our parts & kits for Plymouth and Dodge cars & trucks as well as most everything for 1949 thru 1959 Ford & Mercs and lots of Chevy stuff too. Check it out here..

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Double R Trailers Invites You to Build and Customize Your Trailer With Us...Get a Free Quote   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!  The foundation of our company is based upon standards of superior quality, competitive pricing and excellent customer service. Double R Trailers manufactures an extensive line of trailers.  Look here

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EZ wiring kits use GXL 125 high temp cross linked polyethylene jacketed wire that is grease, oil, gas, and acid resistant. Each wire is labeled every 5” Its entire length so checking a circuit is EZ ! COLOR coded wire! EZ wiring is the EZ way !  Each circuit wire is labeled so you know exactly where it goes -- EZier to wire - EZier to trouble shoot ! Our best kit -- the EZ-21 - contains 18 fuses and 21 circuits  Check out the selection to find the right kit for your needs

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GM Performance Motors ...  LOWEST Prices on all Crate Motors right here... It’s simple:We offer the ZZ502/502 Base crate engine for the builder who wants the super-strong bottom end and high-flow aluminum oval-port cylinder heads,but also wants to finish the engine their way... check out this motor and any other crate motor for the best price ever..  Take a look here

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Heidts Superirde Front Coil-Over Shocks for Mustang II Suspension   Coil-Over Shocks for Mustang II IFS. Modified 1/2” hole HEIDTS Tubular Coil-Over Lower Arms provide the ultimate in hi-tech appearance for the Mustang II IFS. Provides adjustable ride height as well as spring rates.  Take a look here

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Digital Paint Booth from House of Kolor ... WOW....  Imagine being able to see what your car would look like in a different color... with different wheels ...  different graphics ...  Now you can do that as well as see many different body mods ...   BEFORE you make the decision  to paint, cut , chop. etc.  This is AMAZING.. Check it out here.  See it in action with an online video

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 HushMat sound deadening, thermal insulation, heat barrier, sound absorption and tape materials are universal to every Car, Truck, SUV, Wagon, Heavy Truck, RV, Boat and Off Road vehicle ever built. 
HushMat:   Reduces both Noise & Heat
 Insulates ALL Vehicles for a Cool, Quiet & Comfortable Ride   and Ensures Hot Rods are rock solid
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Msd Ignition Chevy High Speed DynaForce Starter
Anyone who struggles to start their Chevy race engine reliably because the starter can’t keep up needs to check out the new High Speed DynaForce Starter. This starter was designed for race engines using magnetos that require higher cranking speed. The 25% extra speed makes it so that even the most stubborn of motors will start. The extreme durability built into these starters ensures they can handle the teams that use them.  Learn more here

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Horsepower Series" Billet Taillight Bezels from J B Microfinish !  This product focuses on the current street machine movement and can help the builder to further enhance the quality of the design and build.
 Made for the 64 1/2 to 66 Mustang, there isn't any reason why these taillight bezels couldn't be retrofit to other makes or models.  Two finishes are offered - brushed and polished Take a closer look here

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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...  Take a look at what we do here....

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O’Brien  Truckers debuted 18 NEW PRODUCTS at the NSRA Street Rod Nationals in Louisville this month .. WOW  They have been really really busy ... and have come up with some fantastic products.    we are the leading manufacturer of functionally improved versions of traditional air cleaners and custom engine accessories provided to the rod and custom market. Our U.S. manufactured products are cast from pure ingot 319 alloy, which produces the highest reflective shine and is extremely durable...  Check out some Featured Products here

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Old Air Products Custom and Street Rod HURRICANE Heaters   If you are looking at the HURRICANE® Heaters and might want A/C in the future, we actually recommend you go with a Heat, Cool, & Defrost Inside Package System. This way, later down the road if you change your mind, you can purchase and install the underhood components to have AC without having to totally install a new system... look here

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Speed Stuff   carries the finest lines in our industry.. AND  they have Monthly Specials, like this keyed column.  Check out this great price and then look at our website for other monthly special deals.  Take a look here

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Timeless Rods 32 Straight Axle Chassis  If you're looking for an outstanding setup for a 32 Ford Straight Axle Chassis.. Timeless Rods has several to choose from.    They have an excellent Slide Show Presentation that will show you close up
 all of the features of this chassis... Take a closer look here.

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Trick Truck N Rods  ...  Have trouble seeing around your classic pickup or panel truck ??  We have the answer here....  These  Mirror Arms are 1 - 1.5 inches longer than any others.  Accepts all popular billet mirror heads. Thick base can also be shaped for even better angle or to fit door contour. Comes satin or can be polished or powder coated. Get the details here.

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Nothing was cooler than sporting around town in a hot rod with a Holley Double Pumper® and M/T® finned aluminum valve covers! Show everyone how cool you are and show up sporting those same parts today!
“For the custom engine, M/T offers a superior valve cover of polished aluminum for added cooling. Each die–cast cover is precision manufactured with knock–out plugs for stock PCV (smog Control) and oil fill installations. The M/T polished top cover surface may be used for engraving your name horizontally, next to the deep heat dissipating fins.” – Text from 1972 Holley – M/T Performance Parts Catalog.  Take a look here


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Good Guys Rod & Custom Association has had a block buster schedule of events for 2012. With some location changes, and new shows... there are still lots of great events for the remainder of the year  with Good Guys.. Check out the 2012 Schedule Now


Somernites Cruise is gearing up for the  August  Mustang Alley.
Are you ready to get stampeded?
At this month's show, we are setting aside a special “Mustang Alley” showcase area to feature all makes and models of Mustangs! Last year, a record 566 Mustangs turned out and put all the other specialty months to shame! Who knows how many will show up this year? Mustangs clubs, make this event a mini-meet for your membership! Somernites welcomes the EliteStangs Mustang Club as our special guests! The club will be holding its national meet at this show! Look for special displays to be on hand as well. All of this Mustang coolness is sponsored by the good folks at Alton Blakely Ford located “on the strip” here in Somerset!
Get the details here


The National Street Rod Association has a great schedule for 2012.   Street Rod Nationals North Plus is next on the calendar September 14 - 16, 2012, at Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds in Kalamazoo, Michigan  Discount available through Friday, August 24th, 2012.   Check out the 2012 schedule and make your plans now


Our friends from the Wheels of Time Show in Macungie are gearing up for another fantastic show this August.   You’ll find many events going on at the show and lots of great cars.   Get the details and make your plans now.



The largest and most fun-filled Corvette event in the world, the annual Corvettes at Carlisle event features more than 5,000 Corvettes representing all generations of America’s classic sports car. Corvette enthusiasm is contagious with participation in autocross, dyno testing, burnouts, and the parade through historic downtown Carlisle...  lots of things going on at this great show so check out the details here.  August 24 - 26th

GOODGUYS 26TH WEST COAST NATIONALS PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER RETURNS TO PLEASANTON AUGUST 24-26!   This is is the longest running and most prestigious national event on the calendar and will return to the Fairgrounds in Pleasanton August 24-26! The Goodguys 26th West Coast Nationals promises to feature a sun-soaked weekend of hot rodding fellowship and the highest quality cars in the country!  Get the details here


 Cruisin For A Cure is The world's largest one day charity car show in the US.   13th Annual Show - Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012
OC Fair & Events Center, Costa Mesa CA
Supporting CITY of HOPE Prostate Cancer Program
This year the event is just PACKED with special happenings and features. Lots of special PRIZES, and entertainment galore... This is a GREAT SHOW so make your plans now. Look Here


The Schedule is set and all is looking great for a fantastic  California Hot Rod Reunion coming up October 19 - 21, 2012.   This is always a really fun event .... Cacklefest,   Racing at it’s best just like the   good old days ... and a midway full of vendors and Hot Rods..    Tickets are on sale now ... so get the details and make your plans to head out to the California Hot Rod Reunion ... you’ll be glad you did !   Check it out here

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East Coast Indoor Nationals
The Largest Indoor Pre-73 All American Car & Custom Motorcycle Show On The East Coast December 1-2, 2012    300 of the Regions Finest Antiques, Street Rods, Customs, Muscle Cars, Nostalgia Rods, Hot Rods, Nostalgia Drag Cars & Custom Motorcycles  Will Compete For Awards Including $10,000 in Cash PLus Awards in 2 divisions...  Learn more here


Dead Man's Curve Wild Weekend
Hot Rod Shindig! Aug. 31 & Sept. 1st
The Crossroads Sheraton
One International Blvd.
Mahwah, NJ 07945
For Details

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 Being a member of the National Street Rod Association® (NSRA) just became even more rewarding. CHROME® classic car insurance from American National Property And Casualty Company (ANPAC®), an official product sponsor of the NSRA since 2010, is proud to announce that it will offer NSRA members ANPAC’s exclusive Benefits Xpress SM  discount.   NSRA members have the opportunity to receive a classic car insurance discount of up to 10%, subject to availability in their state. For details click here

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Tech Video From Inland Empire Driveline Service  
Drive Shaft Measuring Process
Many people wonder how it is possible for a company to build a drive shaft that fits a car they can't see. Inland Empire Drive Line Service has been doing this for more than twenty years and knows how to get it right the first time.  Watch this video to see how Sam Memmelo and Dave Bowman handle this process...  Look here

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Speedway Motors is celebrating their 60th Anniversary with a huge sweepstakes ... enter to win one of many prizes including a trip to  Speedway headquarters in Lincoln, NE.  Get the details here.

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Accu Air Suspension has a new feature on their website ...  TECH ...Our all NEW Vehicles/Tech section is live!
We’ve worked around the clock to bring you the coolest photos, tech installs, and videos all in one gallery. As easy to use as the rest of our website, our new Vehicles/Tech section is chock full with all of the latest customer vehicles, photo shoots, feature videos and more.. Check it out here.

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Classic Instruments is extremely proud to announce that we had the honor of receiving the Manufacturer of the Year Award at the NSRA Street Rod Nationals show in Louisville, Kentucky. The award is given to a company whom has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the street rodding sport. We are very pleased to be recognized for our efforts and involvement with the automotive community. Classic Instruments is very humbled by this award and it is greatly appreciated. We look forward to continuing to serve the industry for many years to come.   Read more here

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All Pulleys are now on SALE at Classic Rods & More...    You can shop for any of their thousands of products by category,  by brand, or by Sale items ...   and you’ll get  FREE Shipping on Ground Orders ... Check out the sale and all of the great products carried by Classic Rods... Take a look here..

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Maintaining the highest quality work means that Sherm's Custom Plating must meet the highest industry standards.With our state-of-the-art facility and over a quarter-century of experience, it is easy to understand how we can consistently give the customer a finished product that literally outshines the rest.  Learn more here.

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This Month, Downs Industries is offering a Special on their
"In Stock" 32 Roadster Bodies.

also on sale and In Stock are
 Corvette Roadster Bodies
These Bodies are IN STOCK and available NOW... no waiting !
This special is NOT on our website ...
So Call us and we'll give you the details

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We are getting in  TONS of car show coverage every day ... and thanks to our new system, we are able to get the articles online quickly.  Last year we had over 1600 car show articles and this year we are way ahead of the number we had at this time last year.. so this will be a RECORD BREAKING YEAR for show coverage.   We want to give a BIG THANKS to our great roving reporters ...  so if you see one of them at a show give them a big thank you for all that they do.  To see our most recent show articles  CLICK HERE

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Flashback Cruise in Bend, Ore from Lindee Wood

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Cruise in Kent, Ct from Richard Lindsey

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Louisville VIDEOS from Big Al Liebmann

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Lake Havasu cruise from John Stimac

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Let’s talk cars from Harry Fitser

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Somernites Cruise from Jason Denney

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Hot august Nights from Les Bateman

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PPG Anniversary show from Allen Owens

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US Coast Guard show from Bing Gatewood

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