Roddings Largest Online Magazine
HotrodHotLine Newsletter
Feb 29, 2012

If you can’t see the images, CLICK  HERE for our online newsletter

You can see ALL of the stories we have published this week by going directly to 

The 60th  Detroit Autorama is now behind us and the competition for the coveted Ridler Award was fierce this year.  Normally there are around 20 or so cars vying for the award ...  this year being a landmark  “60th” brought out 63 contenders !

There were 63 teams of owners, builders with years of blood, sweat and tears invested in the build of their lifetime.  The first cut,  with the awarding of the  “Great 8”  narrowed the field.....  See all of the Great 8  contenders here

Then on Sunday the winner of the Ridler was announced....  A 55 T BIrd owned  by  Dwayne and built by  son  Matt Peace  and Jesse Greening.  This is a really cool car with a great build story from a very nice family behind it.  Jack had a chance to talk with the Peace sons during the show and it’s evident that they are born car guys.

See more of this car,  the other Great 8 winners,  and the entire show... covered with thousands of pictures from Cobo Center in Detroit

2012 ridler winner car
RIdler 2012 winner 1

This is a scene all car builders wish for and very few can ever experience... winning the Ridler !

emery xs cash car

One of the contenders, “X S Cash”, owned by  Dave & Joyce Emery of Rochester Hills, MI was thought by many to be a likely winner.  Dave & Joyce built a previous Ridler Winner  “32 Revolver” which went on to be the only car in ISCA History to win the Triple Crown.  But that was not to be this year....  as always there were 7 excellent cars that didn’t win the Ridler ... but they are all WINNERS .... as the club of the “Great 8”  is a very small club indeed ... and one that any car guy would be happy to be a member of ... so  kudos to Dave & Joyce for their really fabulous  car, and to the other  Great 8 Winners....  and a big CONGRATULATIONS to you all.     Check out the Great 8 field in our Show Coverage of Detroit.

New Scam Alert ......   While we do all we can to prevent scammers from operating on our website, they still try !   The latest one involves inquiries on your Ad in which the so called  “buyer”  can only buy your car through Paypal.  They give you a link to  open a Paypal account  or a  Google Cash Account so they can transfer the money to you.  THIS IS A SCAM !  There is NEVER a reason to open a Paypal or Google Cash account in order to sell your car.   These scammers often provide a link to a phony site that looks like paypal in order to collect your banking and private information.   When someone wants to buy your car and they are legitimate .. they will not be using Paypal.    NO EXCEPTIONS ! 

We’re off to the Petersen Museum  Deuce Week.. and we’re excited.


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 ....

If you are in Southern California this is a MUST SEE  Event.. Check out the details here

Our newsletter is abbreviated this week....  mostly links with fewer pictures... but we still have lots of great content and stories added this week so be sure to cruise around and see what’s new at Hotrodhotline this week.

Are You MISSING Out on  ALL That We Have on ?
We have TONS of Great Stories and Articles coming in all the time ... there are Twenty Three different sections .... all with lots to see and read.  Take a few minutes and check out some of the sections you may not have known about here at Hotrodhotline.  And REMEMBER .... most of our articles come from our Readers.... That’s YOU ...  so if you have pictures or a story to tell...  send it to us at  [email protected]

[Home Page]    [2011 Show Coverage]   [Press  Releases]   [Barn  & Field Cars]
[Blast to the Past]   [Book Reviews]  [Build Articles]  [Buyers Guide]   [Classifieds]  [Club Directory]   [Event Listings]   [From our Friends]   [Garage Shots]                  [Guest  Columnists]    Hot Rod M.D.    New Products]    [Newsletter Archive]
[Order a Catalog]    [Our Heroes]    [Rodders Forum]    [Rodders Row] [Shop Tours] [Vendor Directory]    Young Rodders]  [Advertising Information] [Modern Rods


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 their 2012 Schedule, and it looks like a winner !  With 23 fantastic events you’ll want to check out the new events and a few location changes ... so be sure to download the 2012 schedule.


National Street Rod Association has announced their schedule for 2012 and as always there is a full schedule of fantastic  Street Rod  “Plus” events ... cars 30 years and older are welcome at all events.  Check out the entire schedule now

Nsra main animation

THIS WEEKEND... it’s the .  Grand National Roadster Show is already in full swing with lots of fantastic features .  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 !


ITHIS WEEKEND t’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


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


Somernites Cruise is gearing up for their first cruise of the year in April. This series is the largest FREE gathering of muscle cars, street rods, hot rods and classics in the country. Every month from April through October, the streets of Somerset, Kentucky are rocking and rolling and roaring with the sounds of cars and rodders. Check out the upcoming activities for the April Cruise.... we know youll love it...


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


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


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


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 .. 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.

Lot’s of News and Product Info This Week

Eddie Motorsports (February 28, 2012) Billet Aluminum Hood Latch assembly for Chevrolet Muscle Cars

ECI Hot Rod Brakes and Brackets (February 28, 2012) New 37- 48 FORD Aluminum Hub Disc Kit

Dutchman Motorsports (February 28, 2012) Quick Change Housing & Alloy axle Pkg, Championship

Cool Craft High Performance Radiators (February 28, 2012) New ‘54 - ‘56 Ford Truck Aluminum Crossflow Available For Ford and Chevy Engines

Classic Rods & More (February 28, 2012) Now provides 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.

Classic Performance Products (February 28, 2012) Wants to Spend The Day With You! Open House Welcomes All Classics on March 17th, 2012

Classic Instruments (February 28, 2012) Is proud to announce we have created a line of Holman Moody Gauges!

Centerforce (February 28, 2012) The Dual Friction® series of clutches by Centerforce® are the best in high-performance street friendly single disc clutches. This series and others are now available for 1993 to 1997 Chevrolet Camaros and Pontiac Firebirds.

Big Als Carponents (February 28, 2012) Billet Sun Visor - Designed for hot rods, street rods, muscle cars and trucks. Our sun visor features a machined billet aluminum mounting medallion, a stainless steel rod and a galvanized steel ready-to-upholster flap.

Nu-Relics Power Windows (February 28, 2012) 1955-57 Chevy Nomad - Built Strong to Last Long - Made in the USA

March Performance (February 28, 2012) Want a quick way to get to the thousands of great products March Performance offers right at your fingertips? Online Flip Catalog - It couldn't be easier

Jasper Engines & Transmissions (February 28, 2012) For Real Customer Satisfaction Install Remanufactured Gas Engines

Hurst Shifters (February 28, 2012) 1962-64 Full-size Fords with Borg Waner T-10 with or without console

Hot Heads Research & Racing Inc (February 28, 2012) New Product - 300 Style Cast Exhaust Manifolds - Chrysler

Hooker Headers (February 28, 2012) New Titamium ceramic coating provides the exotic “look” of Titanium for a unique styling enhancement on any vehicle. Hooker's Titanium ceramic coating is formulated to withstand extreme temperatures of up to 1600 F all while maintaining its color and protecting your Headers from corrosion.

Holley (February 28, 2012) 650 CFM Four Barrel Street Strip Carburetor - The Street HP™ uses the best features from Holley's race Bred 4150 HP™ carbs, but tamed for street and light competition use.

Fastlane Speed and Rod Shop (February 28, 2012) Thinking about a new car ?? Check out the great 32 Coupes, Willys & Roadsters at Fastlane Speed and Rod Shop and have them build you one to YOUR Specs.....

Enclosed Vehicle Transport (February 28, 2012) Why Choose Enclosed Vehicle Transport - Coast-to-Coast Transport of Special Autos and Cycles

Trick Truck N Rod Shop (February 28, 2012) Front Fenders for 1947-54 Chevy Pickup.

Superior Glass Works (February 28, 2012) Introduces New 1937 Chevy S10 Body Kits

’‘Scotts Hotrods N Customs (February 28, 2012) Tri-5 Swap Bars - Lifetime Guarantee

Ron Francis Wiring (February 28, 2012) The Best Battery Cable Set! This high temperature, cross-link 1-gauge cable is far superior to auto parts store or welding cables.

RJays Speed Shop (February 28, 2012) Featured Products - Compressors and Accessories

Racing Power Company (February 28, 2012) Aluminum Hood Scoop - Hilborn-Style with inlet screen and bezel (20" long x 5" tall) Adjustable centerline on dual quad (7 3/4" to 9 1/4") Fits carburetors with 5 1/8" neck

Purdee Industries (February 28, 2012) Header Buddy seals to the inside lip of the collector box. Header Buddy may fit tight inside some headers, loose in others, but don’t worry - it still works. Header Buddy was designed to eliminate collector gaskets Forever!

OBrien Truckers (February 28, 2012) 4BBL Oval and Rectangular Opening Air Cleaners.

Powertrain Control Solutions (February 28, 2012) Remote Mount TPS Adapter Kit. This kit is used to adapt a throttle position sensor to a vehicle that does not have one.

Thermo Tec (February 28, 2012) Thermo Sleeve - The new lamination of a high-temperature fabric to a highly-reflective foil is the makeup of Thermo-Sleeve, which provides protection from radiant heat for hoses and wires

Gearstar Performance Transmissions (February 28, 2012) Ford C6 - Level 3 Transmission with Torque Converter

Wheel Vintiques (February 28, 2012) We have reproduced the 1966 GT-350 Mustang Hertz Magnum-500. Take off the standard mag-500 wheels that you have been driving on and replace them with the correct wheels with out having to hunt the junkyards or auto swaps.

Retro Power (February 28, 2012) Custom Accessories - several exclusive custom built parts; hood ornaments, hood spears, door handles, air cleaner covers, steering wheels, foot pedals, dash board bezels, A/C bezels, horn buttons, wheel center hubs, & body emblems.

Vintage Glass (February 28, 2012) 1-pc Door Glass kit ( not 67-72 Trucks ) Flat Glass. Complete vent elimination conversion kit includes Door Glass pair w/ felts, rubbers, de-rattler & stabilization bars. All glass is tempered. Custom made in the U.S.A.

Unisteer Performance Products (February 28, 2012) 1962 - 67 Chevy II Steering Shaft Kits


Feb. 28, 2012 60th Detroit Autorama at Cobo Hall Feb. 24-26, 2012 in Detroit, MI. Pictures By Scot French (1 Page)

Feb. 28, 2012
60th Detroit Autorama at Cobo Hall Feb. 24-26, 2012 in Detroit, MI. Pictures By Ray Schuler (6 Pages)

Feb. 27, 2012
4th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat & Custom Car Show Feb. 24-26, 2012 in Needles, CA. Pictures By Tom Peter & Submitted By John Stimac (1 Page)

Feb. 27, 2012
46th Annual Big 3 Auto Parts Exchange February 24th, 25th, & 26th, 2012 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. Pictures By John Stimac (2 Pages)

Feb. 27, 2012
60th Detroit Autorama at Cobo Hall Feb. 24-26, 2012 in Detroit, MI. Pictures By Jim Madigan (4 Pages)

Feb. 27, 2012
60th Detroit Autorama at Cobo Hall Feb. 24-26, 2012 in Detroit, MI. Pictures By Al Liebmann (8 Pages)

Feb. 27, 2012
60th Detroit Autorama at Cobo Hall Feb. 24-26, 2012 in Detroit, MI. 2012 Pinstripers Panel Jam. Pictures By Al Liebmann (1 Page)

Feb. 27, 2012
60th Detroit Autorama at Cobo Hall Feb. 24-26, 2012 in Detroit, MI. 2012 Traditional Rods, Customs & Motorcycles. Pictures By Al Liebmann (5 Pages)

Feb. 27, 2012
60th Detroit Autorama at Cobo Hall Feb. 24-26, 2012 in Detroit, MI. Here are the 2012 Great 8 contending for the Ridler Award. Pictures By Al Liebmann (1 Page)

Feb. 24, 2012
60th Detroit Autorama at Cobo Hall in Detroit, MI. Here are the 2012 Great 8 contending for the coveted Ridler Award to be announced Sunday evening. Pictures By Jack Lawford (1 Page)

Feb. 24, 2012 Hotrodhotline is on the scene of the 60th Detroit Autorama ... where there is an amazing field contending for the 2012 Ridler Award... and many other very fine cars on scene. Feb. 24-26, 2012...Detroit, Michigan. Pictures By Jack Lawford (1 Page)

Feb. 24, 2012 62nd Sacramento Autorama at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds Feb. 17-19, 2012 in Sacramento, CA.Pictures By Bart Mitchell (10 Pages)

Feb. 23, 2012
Milwaukee World of Wheels Feb. 17-19, 2012 at the Wisconsin State Fair Grounds in Milwaukee, Wisconsin..Pictures By Richie Jaeschke" (1 Page)

Feb. 23, 2012
62nd Sacramento Autorama at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds Feb. 17-19, 2012 in Sacramento, CA.Pictures By Rudy Alba (1 Page)

Feb. 22, 2012 48th Annual Darryl Starbird's Exotic Car Show at Expo Square on Feb. 17-19, 2012 in Tulsa, OK. Pictures By Don Green (2 Pages)

Feb. 22, 2012 O’Reilly Auto Parts Dallas Autorama Feb. 17-19, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. Pictures By Jeff Morris (1 Page)

Feb. 22, 2012 Mopars of Las Vegas Club Meet at Discount Tire on Feb. 18, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pictures By Bruce Levine (1 Page)

Feb. 22, 2012 Driving America Exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Day 2 Photos By Scot French (1 Page)

Feb. 22, 2012
Here are pictures from Jim Madigan of the Stouffville Motorfest 2011 Sept. 2011 in Stouffville Ontario Canada(1 Page)

Feb. 22, 2012
47th National Farm Machinery Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center Feb. 15-18, 2012 in Louisville, KY. Pictures By Dave Huber (1 Page)


We’ll be back next week with our usual format.... until then cruise our website and check out all of the great articles and photos from our readers....


Hotrodhotline 34 Ford

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


Van Final  400 pixels

Hotrodhotline Road Van


Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
Contact Us  877-700-2468
230 S. Cole Rd, Boise, ID 83709