Hotrodhotline Newsletter  July 25, 2012
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LOUISVILLE  HERE WE COME.....    There are some concerns for people going to the NSRA Street Rod Nats because of some damage to one of the hotels there ... but if you need a ROOM .. We have a BIG Recommendation for you !  Our friends at the La Quinta on Preston Highway have great rooms and they’re  CAR PEOPLE .. they even host a  Complimentary Cookout for Guests on Friday Night of the show.    They said they have a few rooms left so if you’re without a room...  We HIGHLY RECOMMEND them...  Call them at  866-477-0007 or visit their website here

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All of our friends coming to Louisville... be sure to stop by and see us in booth  828 ...  We’re ready to hit the road and we’re looking forward to a great show as always ... 
Jack will be judging the New Products again this year and we hear there are tons of entries..  our community is so talented we cease to be amazed at the great new things they come up with.... so Join us at Louisville this year ...


Right now, Big Al is on his way to  Rhinebeck for their show  this weekend.  This show is put on by Hudson Valley Street Rod Assoc. and it promises to be a great show. Look for Big Al and if you’re anywhere nearby .. check it out.

Cars are SELLLING  on !

sold 40 ford
sold 32 pickup
sold 35 pu
sold 72 chev
sold 57 chev
sold 48 ford
sold nomad
sold nova
sold t bucket

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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American AutoWire  NEW! 1970-1974 Cuda/Challenger
 Classic Update kit  
Our Classic Update Kits give you one of the most complete kits on the market to Make Wiring THAT Easy. They are designed for specific year, make, and model configurations. The 1970-1974 Cuda/Challenger Kit is no exception. The kit boasts 12 features making it the most complete system of its type in the industry. Details Here

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 Big Al's Carponents Machined billet Aluminum Sun Visors  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. The mounting medallion has an early Ford bolt pattern with a point at the bottom. New holes may be drilled for use on other makes and models. Take a closer look here

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BMS Navigo  has just delivered a really cool custom trailer built for Mike Kinney and his Swoopster.  The possibilities are unlimited with the BMS Navigo team... you tell them what you need and they can design and build it for you.  Check out some of the options they offer.  Look here

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Classic Instruments the ‘59-’60 Chevy Impala and El Camino Dash Pkg.   Classic Instruments has put together a package for the ‘59-’60 Chevy Impala and El Camino! This package will include a speedometer, optional tachometer, fuel (0-30 ohms), volts, oil, and temp gauges. In order to make your installation as easy as possible, we have included all the necessary hardware to mount your gauges in your dash. Take a closer look here

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Classic Rods and More   carries the entire Classic Instruments line... A favorite design that captures that elusive "Continental" flair of the 20's, this newest version of the original Classic Series (first conceived in 1975 and the design that started Classic Instruments) retains the same stylish appeal. The Classic White Series offers a clean and elegant image for your restorod or classic truck....  Get the details here

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DynaForce Starter, Pontiac/Oldsmobile 326,455  from MSD Our new DynaForce Starter is designed to crank over the highest compression engines on a hot day in Death Valley. Not that too many race cars are sitting in Death Valley, but it’s good to know that you have the oomph to make it happen. The DynaForce Starter features all new components beginning with a three horsepower motor.  Get the details here

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O’BRIEN TRUCKERS RADIATOR HOSE   Our new  Radiator Hose  is a  polished finned aluminum over stainless steel tube. Guaranteed to never leak. Polished fins act as heat sink to transfer heat from the stainless steel tube and help cool your flathead. Take a closer look here

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Cool Craft   Radiators are different .... While others piece together an aluminum radiator or boast about rib patterns that are little more than dimples in flat stock, U.S. Radiators Desert Cooler all-aluminum performance radiators are meticulously engineered for form, fit and high performance cooling. Each component is precisely die stamped in accordance to original equipment look and fit and engineered for maximum cooling and durability.  Check out the details here

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CPP   Classic Performance Products 1964-67 Chevelle Rack Only Kit    Upgrade and improve the steering and handling of your 1964-67 GM A-Body with our brand new rack and pinion kit.
 This rack kit easily bolts on and includes the rack & mounting bracket. This kit is designed to be used in conjunction with our various power steering pump kits.  Learn more here

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Holley Performance Products is proud to announce their LS 2X4 Dual Plane Mid-Rise intake Manifolds for fuel injected and carbureted engines. The technology of the LS pushrod engine is now mated with the impressive multi-carb looks and performance of the muscle-car era. The Holley GM LS1/LS2/LS6 2x4V dual-plane Manifold was designed in the tradition of the great dual Holley 4160™ induction systems that competed on drag strips, in Trans-Am, and at Lemans in the 1960s....  learn more here

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 Q. What's the best way for most people to build a car? 
A. Start with a Rolling Assembly!

The engineering and fabricating is done. With optional powder coating of the chassis, most cars are only 80 to 100 hours of plumbing, wiring and assembly from their first shakedown drive!
  .... learn more about Street Rod Rollers Here

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Dutchman Axles -Specialty products for Tri5 Chevys Tired of losing to the next guy at your favorite car show? Every time you turn the corner (4 turns loc to loc) does your Chevy feel like it’s going to tip over? How about your stopping? non-existent? More than ever before, Classic Chevy owners are modifying & updating their cars for that late model feel and are looking for that Hi-Tech “Street Rod look”.     Get the details here

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Dynotech Engineering Services High Performance Replacement Driveshafts      Did you know .....Dynotech can replace most Chrysler, GM, Ford or other driveshaft at lower cost than your local car dealer. ....  We build custom steel driveshaft's, aluminum driveshaft's and carbon driveshaft's for most any applications.     Learn more here

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ECI Hot Rod Brakes and Brackets Rear Axle Drum Brake Rebuilding Kits   ECI rear axle drum brake kits come complete with new drums relined shoes, new wheel cylinders, new hardware and spring kits. State exact year, model and drum size/styleGet the details here

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Hooker Headers 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. Hooker Titanium ceramic coating is perfect for a nostalgic or modern build.  Take a closer look here

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Hot Heads Research & Racing Inc. Specializing in Early Chrysler Hemis   New Product   HOT HEADS 1 x 4 Dual Plane Intakes 276/291 DeSoto. , single 4 Bbl., cast aluminum intake manifolds. Designed to accept late Holley/Edelbrock carbs. and includes integral (Chevy pattern) thermostat mount.Ports are matched to the 330, 341, 345 heads and the exhaust crossover has been eliminated.  For more info look here

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Hurst Shifter Manual Shifter applications that fits your Ford
 1962-64 Full-size Fords with Borg Waner T-10 with or without console
Hurst manual shifters has been the high performance OE equipment of choice for several manufacturers. Look to Hurst shifters for OE quality and durability, with superb aftermarket performance.... Learn about our line of manual shifters here....

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At JASPER, we understand the pride and satisfaction that accompanies classic car ownership. Our staff of the JASPER Authentic Custom Drivetrains Division share the same feelings in the quality of their work, making sure that you are satisfied with every detail of this exciting experience. We offer custom remanufacturing for gas engines, transmissions and differentials. Authentic gas engines include a numbers-matching build, original paint, testing and, upon request and for an additional charge, valuable documentation of the remanufacturing process. With experience dating back to 1942, the latest technology and our passion for perfection, you can expect only the best from a Jasper Authentic Custom drivetrain.   learn about our custom engine options

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18" Steel Rally - Hot off the line is Wheel Vintiques new 18" Steel Rally, yes you heard right an 18" Steel Rally! Awesome right? The 18" diameter Rally is available in 7" and 8" widths with a variety of standard and custom backspaces. Don't forget about caps, Wheel Vintiques has many of the popular styles available such as derby, police, disc brake, and even truck caps.   Take a closer look here

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March Performance Ultra Drive Compact Design Front Mount   Get a close up look at this fantastic looking setup from March Performance.   Detailed Styling shows from the top, front and sides.  If you want the ultimate show kit, This is it!
This new system has been designed for mounting accessories below the valve covers and in between the width of the heads.
 Precision CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum for strength and perfect fit. Hardcoated on high wear areas  Take a look here.

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PCS  Powertrain Control Solutions Programmable Electronic Transmission Controller    The Powertrain Control Solutions Universal Automatic Transmission Controller is a fully programmable transmission control system. Through a friendly PC Windows interface users are able to program transmission settings based on speed, engine load, engine speed and other parameters. Learn more here

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Unisteer Performance Products 1962 - 67 Chevy II Steering Shaft Kits   Unisteer Performance Parts is dedicated to Automotive Enthusiasts who demand unique steering for Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, and all performance automotive applications. With an innovative, passionate, staff dedicated to finding steering solutions, Unisteer Performance Parts has quickly become a favorite among Hot Rodders, Chassis Builders and Performance Drivers who insist on steering with the best components made.  Get the details on these products here.

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 Ron Francis Wiring Power Plug Receptacle   Use to recharge your cell phone and other electronic devices. This is not for a cigarette lighter. Uses 1-1/8" mounting hold. Bracket also included... Check it out here... we all need this now !

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Purdee Industries and  Header Buddy has a full line of EXHAUST  systems and components...   From  X Members, to mufflers,  to chrome tips .. and more.  They even have the world famous  Header Buddy ... if you’re putting together your exhaust system you will want to check out their line. 

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 Tuff Stuff’s master cylinders are available in a variety of finishes including chrome plated, polished aluminum, powder coated and as cast. Available in either cast aluminum or cast iron construction, Tuff Stuff master cylinders are quality made in USA using 100% all new components.   Take a closer look and learn more here

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Spirit is proud to announce the 23 XL T.  This new 23 t bucket body has been extended 5” to fit the big guys. The body was lengthened in the cowl, door and the back so the body is still in proportion to the 23 t we have all come to know and love, the only difference is that it is an overall 5” longer. As well as the new body we have engineered an extended chassis to fit so that when you buy a Spirit kit it all fits together without any modification. Take a look here

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Trick Truck Dash Drop Kit allows you to drop down and therefore extend the height of your dash to accomodate gauges,  switches or just make a cool new dash. ALL KITS COME IN TWO PIECES SO YOU CAN CUT TO FIT AROUND STEERING COLUMN. YOU CAN DRILL HOLES AND BOLT TO DASH BOTTOM OR WELD ON Take a look 

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New from Thermo-Tec, a high-tech heat barrier with a bright anodized gold finish. Anodizing makes the aluminum foil finish stronger and more durable. The gold surface handles radiant temperatures up to 1800F, reflects 80% of radiant heat.  The fiberglass insulation side handles continuous temperatures up to 300F, with a strong adhesive backing for easy application. The attractive gold surface is ideal for use on firewalls, under hoods, the undercarriage,  Get the details here.

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Superior Glass Works today introduced their new 1937 Chevy S10 Body Kits that permit the installation of their ’37 Chevy fiberglass bodies on a donor S10 pickup truck frame.  The 1937-38 Chevy Cabriolet body is very true to the original, rare, design with a mildly chopped windshield and enhanced with a coupe deck lid or the optional rumble seat.. This is really cool... take a look

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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.   List your event FREE HERE

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 July cruiseCorvette Summer Specialty Area in July!!! Attention Corvette owners! Small blocks, big blocks, convertibles, coupes, Z06’s, ZR1’s, L88’s and more!This month’s Specialty Area is all about you! If you own a Corvette, this is the place for you There’s lots going on at Somernites, including some very cool new “gear” ... t shirts, workshirts and more socheck out the store there too.


The National Street Rod Association has a great schedule for 2012. The BIG ONE is almost here... LOUISVILLE is coming up fast ... Aug 2 - 5th and 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


Carlisle Events has two blockbusters coming up in August ...  At The Truck Nationals  Experiencing the LTAA build is just one part of the Truck Nationals.  With an annual crowd in the tens of thousands, haul in to one of the largest truck events geared towards the entire family.  This show hosts over 2,000 trucks of all shapes and sizes. Check it out here


Bloomsburg Nationals is a new event ... The event, which will span August 10-12, will be held at the massive 227-acre Bloomsburg Fairgrounds in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. All cars, trucks and motorcycles of varying eras, make, model and style are encouraged to be part of the weekend. Check it out here


25th Pacific Northwest Nationals presented by Wesco Autobody Supply July 27, 28 & 29, 2012, Puyallup, WA, Puyallup Fair and Events  a fun filled event packed with activities and lots of cars.Over 2,500 Rods, Customs & Classics thru '72.  Events include: Super Sunday Get-Together, Vendor & Manufacturer Exhibits , Model & Pedal Car Show , Indoor and Outdoor Car Show, Thursday Poker Run, Thursday Kick Off Party & BBQ.  Get the details here


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.


 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


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We want to introduce our readers to a really great person and a fantastic Resource for business owners.  Angela Waye has been doing our graphic design work for all of our  print ads, brochures, business cards and all of our banner ads for many years now, and she has just launched a new website so we wanted to share her talents with those of you who might have a need for this kind of work.  We have been shouting praises of Angela for as long as we have known her and she has done work for many in our industry...  So if you need ARTWORK for anything... she’s your person.   We HIGHLY RECOMMEND her...  she is Talented,  Dependable, and her rates are very reasonable.   This is a winning combination in this field.  Take a look and save this name for the next time you need artwork of any kind.   You can only contact Angela through email ... no phone calls ... but we’ve been working with her this way for years and it works out fine ... it’s worth the small inconvenience for the great job that she does.

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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 DYAD DS™ Multi-Disc Clutches by Centerforce®, the next level in high-performance, is now available for all Chevy 168 Tooth 8 Bolt Crank V-8 6.2L 376” & 7.4L 454” LSA & LSX crate engines with a 26 spline disc.  Get the details here

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Since 2001 Enclosed Vehicle Transport has been helping people everyday providing the safest and most reliable enclosed method to transport their motorcycles and automobiles.  We provide enclosed shipping to any location within the lower 48 states.  It's very true, you have quite a few choices to get your vehicle from "Point A to Point B" via an enclosed carrier.  The enclosed part is were the similarities end....  read why we are different here..

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Looking for an up-close and personal experience at the 21st annual NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion presented by Automobile Club of Southern California?  Choose the Quarter-Mile Courtyard (QMC) for exclusive starting-line grandstand seating as well as some extra premiums....  Learn more here and see all that’s going on at the museum.

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Get A FREE Surf City Garage T-Shirt when you buy any of these 3 Enthusiast Grade® Detailing Products at your local Walmart, Pep Boys or other Authorized Dealer.  Now when you purchase any of these three Surf City Garage products at your local Walmart, Pep Boys or authorized dealer, we'll send you a Surf City Garage T-Shirt ABSOLUTELY FREE!   Get the details here

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Eddie Motorsports has recently released their latest catalog of custom billet parts for Street Rods & Muscle Cars. The full color catalog, the second edition for Eddie Motorsports, is filled with their specialty products, most of which are machined from 6061T6 aluminum in their Southern California facility. Their custom billet products, which include hood & trunk hinges, Serpentine pulley kits, valve covers, and air cleaners, are available in raw machined or highly polished finishes as well as a variety of Fusioncoated colors.
Learn how to get a catalog here

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Racing Power Products has a new catalog...Racing Power Company (RPC), was established in 1995 with a goal to provide high quality chrome and aluminum engine dress-up accessories for the automotive industry. We would appreciate an opportunity to serve you through one of our many dealers with our line of over 1400 different hot rod, circle track, and street rod products. You can see our many products online and then contact a dealer near you to purchase our products.  Check it out here

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Stolen Mustang recovered in ONE HOUR by Lojack. On March 17, 2012, the owner of a 1965 Ford Mustang Classic went for a cruise on a Saturday, came home and parked his Classic Mustang in front of his home. On Sunday afternoon, March 18, 2012, he discovered that someone had stolen his car.
 The owner immediately reported the theft of his Mustang to Los Angeles Police Department-Northeast Division. In less than 50 minutes after entry into the California stolen system/National Crime Investigation Bureau system, officers from the LAPD Wilshire Division had picked up the silent LoJack signal, tracked and located the vehicle.  Read the story here


Insured2GoSM offers an extensive list of features for current clients, but even those not currently insured with American National will find the app's functionalities to be useful in the event of a roadside emergency or auto accident
Key features of Insured2GoSM includes many features..  take a look to learn all about this great new app

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This Month, Downs Industries is offering a Special on their
"In Stock" 32 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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Colorado Cruise from Mike Bourg

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Michigan Antique Show from Bernie Perreault

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Syracuse Nats from Tom Poremba

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Bent Axles from Sam Flowers

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Razz Tazz show in Washington from Brian Curtis

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Syracuse Nats from Bob Martino

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Branson cruise from Bob Steinhaus

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Sonoma Raceway from Dean Court

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Thin Aire show from Gordon Clasham

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Until Next Time...Keep Roddin  and maybe we’ll see you on the road !

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