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Feb 16  2012

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      South West Treasure
A recent road trip from Texas back to Idaho yielded a ton of car guy treasure.   Jack met some great car guys in Texas and then stumbled upon Archie Lewis’ place in New Mexico ... Wait til you see these pics....



  The 80th Anniversary of the 32 Ford
will be celebrated at  Deuce Week at the Petersen Museum  Feb 29th - March 3rd.  There are so many activities ...  A very cool Hot Rod Roundtable on Thursday night, and a HUGE  Concert on Friday night ... capped off by a  Deuce only car show on Saturday where we expect 400 1932 Fords to show up. This is going to be an AMAZING event...   Hotrodhotline is one of the event sponsors and will be there for the week ....

Get the details  and registration information here....   We hope to see your there.

We used to think that  winter was not a good time to sell a car... but the internet and Hotrodhotline have put that old addage to rest... WE”RE  SELLING CARS !  We’ve been selling your cars online since 1999 and if you need help we’re just a phone call away...  877-700-2468

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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

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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


Washington Legislative Alert (February 15, 2012) Washington State Pro-Hobbyist Inoperable Vehicle Bill Needs Your Final Push

Deuce Week (February 14, 2012) Petersen Automotive Museum Celebrates "Deuce Week" honoring 80th Anniversary of the 1932 Ford

Wheel Vintiques (February 14, 2012) 60 Series Pontiac Rallye II Silver Powder Coated Wheels

Trick Truck N Rod Shop (February 14, 2012) C-Notch Kit – Includes Frame C and Boxing Plate. Shaped to fit inside of frame. Just weld in.

Timeless Rods & Customs (February 14, 2012) We specialize in Turn Key Street Rods as well as 100% Complete Packages, Partial Packages, Bodies and Chassis.

Steele Rubber (February 14, 2012) Check out our newest parts. Many of these parts may not be listed in our current print catalog. To order these parts, contact our Product Specialists

Speedway Motors (February 14, 2012) Simplify the installation of your electronic speedometer with this new GPS Speedometer Sending Unit from Speedway Motors

Speed Stuff LLC (February 14, 2012) Chrome aluminum gas pedal with 2 rubber inserts

Ron Francis Wiring (February 14, 2012) Shuts down your electric cooling fan above 50-60 MPH for improved engine cooling. In vehicle testing, we have seen a ten degree drop in engine temperatures while operating above 60 MPH.

Reliable Carriers (February 14, 2012) For over 50 years, we have moved the finest vintage and collector cars. Fully Enclosed liftgate-equipped transporters, 24/7 GPS tracking, and $5 million coverage on every load .

Powertrain Control Solutions (February 14, 2012) For the first time, a unit is available which can bring together all the information on a vehicle from almost any input system for monitoring, data logging & analysis.

®Optima Batteries (February 14, 2012) 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.

Old Air Products (February 14, 2012) Air Flow Enhancer mounts in rear package tray to increase air circulation in the vehicle.

OBrien Truckers (February 14, 2012) Teardrop Finned Air Cleaner with externally exposed element.

MSD Ignition (February 14, 2012) Introducing Atomic EFI, a throttle body kit designed to update engines using outdated carburetors with all of the modern benefits of a fuel injection system.

Monster Transmission (February 14, 2012) Chick-fil-A and Monster Transmission will be sponsoring a once a month Cruise-In for Charity that will benefit a different charity or cause.

Main Street Custom Finishing (February 14, 2012) Interiors Custom Dashes Restoration. 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.

Krist Kustoms (February 14, 2012) We will be in the Texas area March/April/May 2012. If you are looking for an award winning custom Interior for your car, give us a call!

J&B Microfinish (February 14, 2012) "Horsepower Series" Billet Taillight Bezels

Inland Empire Driveline (February 14, 2012) Super Strength Bearing Support - 1958 - 1964 Chevrolet Cars

HushMat (February 14, 2012) Olathe, Kansas January 24th, 2012 HushMat® – HushMat’s message of educate, educate, educate resonated at the CAR’s Expo at the Palms January 10-12th.

Holley (February 14, 2012) Announces Dates for LS Fest 2012 September 7-9, 2012

House of Kolor Digital Paint Booth (February 14, 2012) With House of Kolor Digital Paint Booth you can select from a catalog of over 252 popular vehicles and paint them digitally on your computer screen.

Heidts Hot Rod & Muscle Car Parts (February 14, 2012) NEW Muscle Pro-G™ Independent Rear Suspension For First & Second Gen Camaro’s

GM Performance (February 14, 2012) Crate Engine Special Deals This Week! Anniversary Edition 427 GM Performance Crate Engine

Gearstar Performance Transmissions (February 14, 2012) Buy a Gearstar electronic transmission and converter package and get the best controller in the world for $650... that's a $500 discount! Call for details

Fast Times Rods (February 14, 2012) 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

EZ Wiring (February 14, 2012) New Wiper Kits Includes motor, wiring, switch, wiper transmissions which fits common sized wiper arms, and aluminum tubing for housing the drive cabl

Double R Trailers (February 14, 2012) 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.

Classic Performance Products, Inc (February 14, 2012) Classic Performance Products Open House Welcomes All Classics on March 17th, 2012

Concept One (February 14, 2012) Small Block Ford 351 Cleveland / 351M-400 Pulley Systems

Classic Rods & More (February 14, 2012) Rocky Hinge - SBC Polished Alt, Air Bracket & Power Steering Bracket for SWP - MADE IN THE USA

Centerforce (February 14, 2012) The Centerforce II system utilizes a full facing-disc with premium friction materials and a pressure plate with patented centrifugal weights (where applicable)

Butchs Cool Stuff Rod & Custom Solutions (February 14, 2012) 50's style stainless steel tube grille

Brice Thomas Radiator (February 14, 2012) Is proud to introduce our new All Aluminum FORD 4074 Radiator for a 1964 F-100

B&M Racing & Performance (February 14, 2012) Converter Lockup Control for GM automatic trans w/lockup converter & electronic speedometer

AccuAir Suspension (February 14, 2012) Announced the development of its “i-Level” app at the 2011 SEMA Show and yielded an overwhelming response

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


Hotrodhotline Event Schedule is now Sponsored by Chrome Insurance ... and now when you list your events FREE at  you will automatically have them listed in the Chrome IPad app and on the Chrome Event Listing Page

Good Guys Rod & Custom Association has announced a block buster schedule of events for 2012.  With some location changes, and new shows... it plans to be a fun filled year for Rodders with Good Guys.. Check out the 2012 Schedule Now

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


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


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


Watch for BIG Al .. he’ll be on the scene covering the Motorama for Hotrodhotline

The National Street Rod Association has  a great schedule for 2012.  You can bring your Street Rods land your  Muscle Cars  now with years up until 1982 welcome at all events.    Check out the 2012 schedule and make your plans now


Goodguys 3rd Spring Nationals, March 9-11, Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ Kick start a brand new season of Goodguys good times with the opening event of the season – the Goodguys 3rd Spring Nationals at Westworld! Three big days of hot roddin’ fun in the valley of the sun. Giant show & shine, hot rod cruises and a Super Sunday Get-Together for late model American made or powered cars on Sunday March Book your hotel and pre-register today .... look here

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Join Goodguys for a Spring Flingin the Lone Star State – the Goodguys 2nd Spring Lone Star Nationals features 3 big days of hot roddin’ fun Texas style! Giant show & shine and a Super Sunday Get-Together for late model American made or powered cars on Sunday March, 18th

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The event that started it all for Goodguys – the All American Get-Together, celebrates its 30th anniversary March 24 & 25 at the Fairgrounds in Pleasanton! The festive weekend includes a giant show & shine with over 3,000 American powered cars and trucks of all years, makes & models and the crowning of the Goodguys 2012 Mother’s West Coast Custom of the Year

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The NorthEast Rod and Custom Nationals returns on March 23-25, 2012 to the Philadelphia region. 2011 was an unbelievable year, and 2012 is shaping up to be just as spectacular!! Some fantastic events and attractions are once again scheduled for this year...including the drawing of "The Gambler", the 54 Pontiac Chieftain to benefit our military. The Elite 6 and NorthEast Cup competition is back to attract some of the finest vehicles in the country!! Over $35k in cash and awards are slated to be handed out over the weekend! This is one show you DON'T want to miss!! Get all of the details


Tickets to the 10th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA are on sale now! !  The NHRR is scheduled for Father's Day weekend, June 14-16 (Thursday through Saturday) at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The NHRR is a 3-day festival of speed, hot rods and American automotive enthusiasm. Family-fun activities include Hot Heads nostalgic drag racing, the sensational Cacklefest, free Honoree Reception, SoffSeal Show N Shine, swapmeet, vendor's midway and more. Purchase online


Don’t    forget,  we have  a HUGE Calendar of Events at  and If you have a show or event coming up in 2012... 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.

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..

Yogi's   When you think about Iowa I bet you think of corn fields not car parts, but that’s changing. Yogi’s has become one of the Nation’s largest dealers for Classic Car and Truck, Street Rod and Muscle Car parts. With their central US location, low overhead and “Get it done and do it right” Midwestern work ethic, more and more people are calling Yogi’s their favorite parts supplier. Yogi’s was founded back in 1979 by Yogi Somerville (AKA Yogi) out of his own frustration with high shipping and slow delivery times while building his own cars. A centrally located warehouse just made sense. From its humble beginnings with a few select parts in the back of a warehouse, Yogi’s Inc. has expanded to fill a 40,000 square foot facility that houses over 12,000 parts from over 100 manufacturers. Most parts are IN STOCK and ready to ship. If we don’t have it we’ll try to get it for you!


    TANKS, INC. has been a leader in the street rod industry, receiving various awards for safety and innovation. In addition, it was the first to introduce style into street rod gas tanks; radiused edges, die-stamped openings, flush-mounted fittings, indented panels and slotted mounting flanges, just to name a few. It was also the first on the block with a true reproduction Deuce tank, though many had tried and failed. Their exclusive "Baffle-Tunnel" made polyethylene gas tanks a viable choice for the rodder. To top it off, the company holds three patents in the automotive field, two of them for gas tanks


Dynotech Engineering,with more than 80 years of balancing experience, has built custom steel, aluminum and carbon fiber driveshafts for OEM support and replacement, as well as for racing, muscle car, hot rod, four-wheel drive and specialty applications. All Dynotech driveshafts are hand assembled, computer welded and high-speed balanced to the highest standards in the industry. Our custom driveshafts feature the industry’s most sophisticated engineering and building process carried out by our team of highly skilled technicians, which allows us to offer a vibration-free guarantee that has led to our unofficial reputation as the ‘industry referee’ on balancing. Learn More here


Street Rods by Michael, Inc.began as a restoration shop in Nashville, TN in 1990, restoring classics, muscle cars and antiques. Later adding street rods to the mix, helped Michael expand the business. MIchael came to Nashville in 1980 to play music. After a good career as a studio musician, he found that running a shop that specialzed in classic cars was more fun than the music business. Growing up in Oregon, Michael played with cars from the time he was able to sit behind the wheel. Owning literally dozens of hot rods from high school on up gave Michael the experience and passion for cars that has carried over to the business you see today. Check it out here


MSD Ignition has led the automotive world in performance ignitions for over 40 years and now we are rewriting another industry standard. Introducing Atomic EFI™, a throttle body kit designed to update engines using outdated carburetors with all of the modern benefits of a fuel injection system. Current aftermarket options to convert a vehicle to EFI can be difficult and time consuming, but with the all-new Atomic EFI™ all that will change. Atomic EFI™ was designed for the average car guy, like you. Installation is easy and replaces a 4-barrel carb with just basic tools. Also, instead of having countless sensors, we incorporated the TPS, MAP, IAT, and more right in the throttle body so that you don't have to worry about installing them. Atomic EFI™ features a returnless fuel system, which means you can keep your existing fuel tank pickup and never have to modify the gas tank. Atomic EFI™ will be available for purchase in 2012. If you purchase one between Jan. 1 and Mar. 31 you get a free MSD 6A ignition!


American Autowire is the premier automotive electrical manufacturer for OEM/Restoration, Modified Restoration, and Street Rod/Custom Vehicles. We currently offer 5 different product lines of wiring harnesses, accessories, and parts that cater to all types of automotive projects. Our products are proudly MADE IN AMERICA at our manufacturing facility in Bellmawr, NJ. American Autowire is celebrating its 25th year in business in 2012!


Made 4 You shares a commitment to provide exceptional products for the automotive and marine enthusiast, professional builder and other words...YOU! We're represented by a network of retail and e-commerce distributors on both domestic and international levels. Every step of the process, from idea to part to completed assembly, through shipping, is maintained at the highest standard, insuring consistent quality in both clerical and manufacturing procedures. Each member of our corporate family is community involved, family oriented, and takes personal responsibility for the environment. We are 25 years strong and look forward to another 20 years of providing you with exceptional products you demand and deserve


Murray Kustom Rods can handle your Hot Rod and Custom needs at any stage of your project. Whether you need a full build up of a car/truck, custom fabrication work, or just repairs performed on your existing creation; we are your guys. Our work is race proven and of the highest quality. If you are tired of not receiving the service you know that you deserve; then bring your next project to Murray Kustom Rods. You will leave with a Hot Rod that you have confidence in and you know is built right!


Reliable Carriers, OUR NAME SAYS IT ALL. For over 50 years, we have moved the finest vintage and collector cars. FULLY ENCLOSED liftgate-equipped transporters, 24/7 GPS tracking, and $5 million coverage on every load make RELIABLE your transport solution. Please call 877-744-7889 or visit us online at

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The PRO-TEC System One is designed to monitor and protect your trailer and its contents. Designed for the do-it-yourself enthusiast, it carries a Life Time Warranty. Installing this alarm will Save on your insurance premiums and give you peace of mind. Any movement of the trailer will be detected by the built in accelerometer, or by the opening of a door. This will cause the electrical brakes of the trailer to be applied in addition to the sounding of the 128db waterproof siren provided, and the flashing of your trailers running lights Paging options also available... Learn more here


There’s NO Place on the web or anywhere else that you can find so much car show coverage...
we have photos from shows in the US, Canada,  Australia, New Zealand,  Europe !   In 2011 we had over 1600 Show Coverage articles... Think we can beat that in 2012 ???    We’re going to try !  

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Dr. George show in Palm Springs covered by John Stimac

Driving America Exhibit at the Ford Museum  by Scot French

Judy Newkirk went cruisin in Florida

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GNRS pics from Chadley

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WOW show in Indy from Dave Huber

Check out the Jalopy Dustup in New Zealand from Noddy Watts

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Muscle Car Mania from Joe Kerr

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Port Rowan show from Jim Madigan

Simi Valley show from Rick Merkow

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.  .

NEXT WEEKEND....   Feb 24- 26th will have a booth at the Detroit Autorama....  be sure to stop by and see us and pick up one of our new  Posters or Calendars....     We’re along the front wall in our usual spot.  We are VERY EXCITED about this years event because a very GOOD Friend,  Dave and Joyce Emery have what we know is an AMAZING Car entered ... We saw the original renderings a few years ago and we can’t wait to see the car ... and of course our good friends, Dave and Joyce.   See You Soon ......

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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feat ranchero feat riviera  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 two new listings are in  Tucson, AZ  and in Washington State ... both great shops  in the  $200-$350k  price range... Check them out now.

  We’ve  ALL Got Parts.... and we all NEED Parts...  that’s why you should be checking  out the Parts Section of our Classifieds ... AND .. those parts you’ve been tripping over all winter...  the ones that you keep moving out of the way when you’re working in the garage ???   Yes... THOSE ONES....  You can sell them right here. The Ads are FREE ....  and there’s probably someone a few miles away who needs those parts... but they don’t know your HAVE THEM....  Unless you advertise them here.

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This is a great time to clear out your garage of those old parts you won’t be using this year... because  someone else NEEDS them !   People all over the country cruise through these parts ads...  there could be a guy a few miles away who needs those parts you want to sell... and they don’t know you have them.... so LIST YOUR PARTS FREE !  Help a fellow rodders and get some extra $$$ in your pocket.


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


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Don’t Forget....  has  TWENTY THREE different section with New Articles Added Every DAY....  Check out the categories below to find some great stories and pictures.

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


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


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