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HotrodHotLine Newsletter March 29,  2012

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Hotrodhotline New Format

  As most of you know, has just undergone  a huge format change !  And while we are still experiencing some  “growing pains” as we tinker with and tune up the new format ... most things are going well.

We have had some feedback about the Car Show Articles section which has resulted in quite a few changes being made... we are working on these now and so please be patient as we implement the suggestions made by our readers.

There will be a lot of fine tuning in coming weeks and we need YOUR HELP to see that we get everything running smoothly as quickly as possible.

Please email any suggestions to [email protected] or give us a call at 877-700-2468.  We are very anxious to hear all that you have to say.

In addition to the new format,  we have added new servers .... and a load balancer, and a content delivery network ....  phewwwww....  and anytime you add new equipment there are issues that occur .

Just like a Hot Rod Engine...  this new equipment needs to be perfectly tuned to get the best results.  And we are doing that now.  We did a lot of tuning before going “live” to our readers ... but the real test is when the servers are under a load .. and the only way to tune it under a load  is to switch it on.  We have experienced some slow load times in car show articles  ...but it seems to have improved a great deal in the last 24 hours.  Please let us know if you have any issues with loading and/or speed.

HotRod Restoration Show0044

In the middle of all of this ... we LEFT TOWN .. to exhibit at the HotRod & Restoration Show in Indy. We had never been to the show, and we were pleasantly surprised ...  Great town... and we had a fantastic time.  The Star of the Show was Ed “Isky”  Iskenderian aka the Cam Father.  Isky was honored with the Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award.  He had a car he built in 1948 in the booth across from us and it was the hit of the show.  Check out our show coverage of the HotRod & Restoration Show.

Recently Sold Cars  has been selling your cars since 1999 ...  and we have over 25,000 registered SELLERS ...  We can tell spring has arrived because the sales are picking up ... Check out some recent sales ....  then let us help you sell YOURS.. Our Featured Ads are only $125. for SIX Months .... and the best thing is that it WORKS ...

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Did you know you can see our recent SOLDS  right in our vehicle listings?  There is a  “SOLD”  section  right here.. Check it out..

Product News This Week

Vintage Glass 4 Door Sedan/HT Kit - Flat GlassPosted in (March 28, 2012)ALL GLASS. Glass is tempered - except windshields are laminated read more...


Cool Craft Chevy Nova, 1968-71 V8 396 (w/ Brackets) RadiatorPosted in (March 28, 2012) read more...

March Performance Ford Flathead Serpentine Conversion Posted in (March 28, 2012)FORD FLATHEAD SERPENTINE CONVERSIONAlternator, & A/C and Optional Power Steering read more...

Eddie Motorsports Billet Aluminum Hood Latch assembly for Chevrolet Muscle Cars Posted in (March 28, 2012) read more...

JASPER Engines & Transmissions Gas EnginesPosted in (March 27, 2012)That big oil slick in your driveway or those strange noises from under your hood don't have to mean you'll be saddled with a new car payment soon. read more...

Racing Power Company Aluminum Hood ScoopPosted in (March 27, 2012)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 read more...

Scott’s Hotrods Tri-5 Sway BarPosted in (March 27, 2012) All Scott's IFS come with: read more...

Superior Glass Works Introduces New 1937 Chevy S10 Body KitsPosted in (March 27, 2012) read more...

Hurst Shifter Manual Shifter applications that fits your FordPosted in (March 27, 2012)1962-64 Full-size Fords with Borg Waner T-10 with or without console read more...

RJay’s Speed Shop Compressors and AccessoriesPosted in (March 27, 2012) read more...

Unisteer Performance Products 1962 - 67 Chevy II Steering Shaft Kits
Posted in (March 27, 2012)1962-67 Chevy II Manual Steering Shaft (3/4"-36 Column) read more...

Nu-Relics 1955 - 57 Chevy Nomad Power WindowsPosted in (March 27, 2012) read more...

HOT HEADS 300 Style Cast Exhaust Manifolds - ChryslerPosted in (March 27, 2012)New Product read more...

Hooker HeadersTitanium Ceramic Coated HeadersPosted in (March 27, 2012)1970-72 Camaro 68-77 El Camino/Caballero/Sprint, 73-81 Firebird/Trans Am: (engine swap) 396-502 read more...

Powertrain Control Solutions Paddle Shifter with DisplayPosted in (March 27, 2012) read more...

Stock Toppers from O'Brien TruckersPosted in (March 27, 2012) O’Brien Truckers has a selection of these products that we make and keep in stock ready to ship to you. To see what we have in stock please click on the links below. read more...

Classic Rods & More Flexible Transmission Dipstick - Firewall Mount - 29: Chevy 700 R4 Posted in (March 27, 2012) read more...

Ron Francis Wiring HarnessPosted in (March 27, 2012)Factory Five MK3 Roadster & Type 65 Coupe Wiring Harness read more...

Wheel Vintiques Cool Wheels for your Mopar Sleeper Posted in (March 27, 2012) read more...

Chrome - Specialty Car Insurance....Do You Need a Fresh Start?Posted in (March 27, 2012)Don't wait until you have an auto claim. read more...

RetroPower Can Rebuild Your Existing Frame & SuspensionPosted in (March 27, 2012)One Stop Shop read more...

Holley 650 CFM Four Barrel Street Strip CarburetorPosted in (March 27, 2012)The Street HP™ uses the best features from Holley's race Bred 4150 HP™ carbs, but tamed for street and light competition use. read more...

NEW From Centerforce DF039020 FOR 1993-1997 CHEVROLET CAMARO & PONTIAC FIREBIRD 5.7L LT1 & LT4 ENGINES Posted in (March 27, 2012)PRESCOTT, Arizona. - 2012 - Centerforce strives to provide top of the line products on today’s market for all performance levels. read more...

Classic Instruments is proud to announce we have created a line of Holman Moody Gauges!Posted in (March 27, 2012) read more...

Big Al’s Carponents Billet Sun Visor Posted in (March 27, 2012)MACHINED BILLET ALUMINUM ACCESSORIES FOR read more...

Get Ready for MECUM and BARRETT-JACKSON with Enclosed Vehicle Transport  Posted in (March 27, 2012)Do you have a vehicle or Motorcycle you need to transport?You buy that new toy at either auction... We'll get it headed home for you!!! read more...

MSD Ignition Atomic EFI  Posted in (March 28, 2012) read more...

New from Street Rods by Michael. Our '55 - '57 Chevy ONLY section)New from Street Rods by Michael. Our '55 - '57 Chevy ONLY section. We've got the parts for your shoebox! Click on the links below! read more...

CPP’s New Large Caliper zero offset Brake System CPP’s New Large Caliper zero offset Brake System for 1955-58 & 1959-64 Chevrolet Cars read more...

American Autowire 1961-1966 Ford Truck Complete Wiring Kit 1961-1966 Ford Truck Classic Update Series Complete Wiring Kit read more...

Thermo Tec Thermo Sleeve

ECI Hot Rod Brakes and Brackets Rear Axle Drum Brake Rebuilding KitsECI rear axle drum brake kits come complete with new drums relined shoes, new wheel cylinders, new hardware and spring kits. read more...

Dutchman Motorsports Differentials Detroit Locker, 9" Ford

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Upcoming Events


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.


12th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals  is THIS WEEKEND
March 30, 31 & April 1, 2012, Del Mar, CA, Del Mar Fairgrounds   This event has become one of the premier events in the Good Guys lineup.  Over 2000 cars are expected and a really great vendor turnout. For complete details and registration information  take a look here


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...


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.  The BIG Season kickoff is in April at OKC so make your plans now. Check out the entire schedule now


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


The Syracuse Nationals is  right around the corner..  July 20th ...  and everything indicates a banner show.  The Twelfth Annual Syracuse Nationals was a Record Setter!   Every attendance record was broken! The car count climbed to 7,589 show cars. Five Canadian provinces and 40 US states where represented at the NY State Fairgrounds. Over 86,748 fans attended the three day event under clear blue Central New York skies.  Be sure you don’t miss the 2012 event ... look here


Good Guys  7th Nashville Nationals
May 18, 19 & 20, 2012, Nashville, TN, LP Field, Titan Stadium
 •Over 1,500 Rods, Customs, Classics, Street Machines, Muscle Cars and Trucks thru ’72.
 •Super Sunday Get-Together
 •Vendor & Manufacturer Exhibits
 •Swap Meet & Cars for Sale Corral
Get the details here


19th Summer Get-Together presented by J. Rockcliff Realtors  June 2 & 3, 2012, Pleasanton, CA, Alameda County Fairgrounds    •Over 3,000 All American or American Powered Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars, Street Machines & Trucks.   •Huge Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral
 •Vendors & Exhibitors • Goodguys AutoCross
 •Model & Pedal Car Show • Kid’s Play Area • Goodgals Gallery  •Over 40 Outdoor Show'n Shine Awards


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.

Car Show Coverage This Week

Our car show coverage is pouring in ....  and we are already well ahead of last year in submissions.... so we could actually break last years record of  1643 Car Show Articles.  This is all due to our fantastic Roving Reporters ... and we THANK Them for the great job they do for all of us. 

We have had a lot of feedback about our new format and the car show coverage... we have gotten several great suggestions and we are implementing them as quickly as possible.  One issue is that when you click on the grid view it does not take you to that exact picture.. it just starts the slide show from the beginning...  we ARE working on that and will have it fixed as soon as possible.  There are other small issues and some have been addressed already.. so if you have suggestions.. please email [email protected]  so we can check on your issue and see what we can do to make it work better for you.  

You can see ALL of our Car Show Articles Here

28th Annual Leprechaun DazeSunday, March 25, 2012 Bellingham Washington. Pictures By Brian Curtis Our first outdoor car show of the year is the Leprechaun Daze Car Show

 4TH annual Texas HoedownSaturday, March 3, 2012 New Caney, Texas . Pictures By Allen Smith The 4TH annual Texas Hoedown in New Caney, Texas was once again a great event despite the rain and..

16th Annual Havasu Classics Show & ShineSaturday, March 24, 2012 Lake Havasu City, Az. Pictures By Tom Peter

 Bugs on the Pier #12.Saturday, March 24, 2012 The Pier, St. Petersburg, FL. Pictures By Judy & Wayne Newkirk Wayne and I attended a VW car show -- Bugs On The Pier -- held on the Pier at St. Pete.

Cruise-In at Biff's Burgers & Buffy's BBQFriday, March 23, 2012 St. Petersburg, Florida. Pictures By Judy & Wayne Newkirk Wayne and I attended a cruise in on Friday night, March 23, in St. Pete.
 Super Chevy ShowSaturday, March 24, 2012 Palm Beach International Raceway, Jupiter Florida. Pictures By Jay Bernard The Super Chevy Show featured a car show, drag races and auto cross, all this over a three day  period
2012 Buffalo MotoramaFriday, March 23, 2012 Buffalo Convention Center, Buffalo, NY. Pictures By Jim Madigan The 2012 Buffalo Motorama showcased some of the best rides from WNY and out of the area.

 52nd Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels. Kansas CityFriday, February 10, 2012 Bartle Hall, Kansas City, MO . Pictures By Clinton Powell Even though it may be the middle of winter here in the heartland, things heat-up when the World of Wheels comes to town.

2012 March MeetThursday, March 1, 2012 Bakersfield, CA. Pictures By Ron Podsiadly Here are my pictures from the 2012 March Meet that took place March 1-4, 2012.

Temecula 2012 Spring Rod RunSaturday, March 10, 2012 Old Town Temecula, CA. Pictures By Ron Podsiadly The city of Temecula CA shuts down the old town area every spring for a great rod run.

 Portland Roadster ShowFriday, March 16, 2012 Portland Expo Center, Portland, Oregon. Pictures By Jerry Carpenter I had a really good time. I got to meet George Barris, what a nice guy. Enjoy!

  Goodguys 30th All American Get-togetherSaturday, March 24, 2012 Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA. Pictures By Dean Court The Goodguys All American Get Together started it all for the GoodGuys.

Just Cruisin 4 Fun Car Club & The Newberry Springs Senior Center's CruiseSaturday, March 24, 2012 Newberry Springs, California. Pictures By Dennis Hemingway Here are some photos I took at the Just Cruisin; 4 Fun Car Club & The Newberry Springs Seniors..

 Goodguys 30th All American Get-togetherSaturday, March 24, 2012 Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA. Pictures By Michael Corazzelli Goodguys 30th All American Get-Together Features Over 3,000 All American or American Powered.

..  5TH ANNUAL YORK HIGH SCHOOL FALCONS CAR SHOWSunday, March 25, 2012 Yorktown, VA . Pictures By Bing Gatewood This is a fundraiser for York High School's After-Prom event, sponsored by the PTSA.
Deli One Car CruiseSaturday, March 24, 2012 Myrtle Beach, SC. Pictures By Bob Lyman Hot Rod Promotions Presented the Dust off to Spring Car Cruise in Myrtle Beach, SC. Oldies,

 Woodrow Wilson Academy Car ShowSaturday, March 17, 2012 Arvada, Colorado. Pictures By Gordon Clisham and Samantha Baker For us, this is the first show of the year. What a great turn out. Lots of friends from last year...

 HotRod and Restoration Trade Show 2012Thursday, March 22, 2012 Indianapolis, Indiana. Pictures By Jack Lawford Our first trip to the Hot Rod & Restoration Trade Show in Indy brought many surprises ....all good.
 16th Annual Havasu Classics Show & ShineSaturday, March 24, 2012 Lake Havasu City, AZ. Pictures By Bob Heron

12th Annual Beachcruiser MeetSaturday, March 24, 2012 Huntington Beach, Ca . Pictures By RJ Wilson The 12th Annual Beachcruiser Meet is open to all beachcruisin vehicles manufactured before 1973...

HotrodHotline New Format Info

      We wanted to tell you a little about our new format and why we made this change.  As we provide more and more stories,  articles, and pictures,  our existing system was really straining and sometimes during the summer there was a delay of as much as a week or 10 days before we got a show coverage online after it was submitted.  The way we did our work and the equipment we were doing it on were becoming obsolete ...  so what else is new with technology ....  it was time to look for a more streamlined method of adding content to our site.

This new system streamlines our work a great deal... it also allows us to make instant,  “on the scene” updates and coverage from car shows that we are exhibiting at or which Hotrodhotline Staff attends ...  our articles and shows are all now formated in a nicer way and we will be adding a “search” feature so that you can easily find articles that are archived.   Our Classifieds HAVE NOT CHANGED ...  and we do still have old articles and car shows which will display in the old format....  Shows from 2011 and before are in the old format.  We didn’t want to delete them from the system because many people like to look at those old show coverage articles.

We appreciate your patience.. and we ask for your help in finding any glitches... and your suggestions for changes.   We have always listened to our readers... this is YOUR site and we want it to work well for you ... we will always try to implement suggestions that are made.

We do need you to get rid of any old  “Bookmarks”  or “Favorites”  and reset them to these new links ...  it will make your life and ours much easier...

We appreciate all of you and thank you for your loyal support.

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Some of our Newest Featured Car Ads

Well,  SPRING Has Sprung at Hotrodhotline ... and the Car Ads are Booming... We have so many customers who sell several cars a year here and we have heard last week from several of them who have sold a car in the past few weeks  and noticing that the spring season has begun.  We have been online since 1999 selling cars for you and we still run a Featured Ad with 6 pictures and Unlimited words for $125. for Six Months ...   Check out the latest ads .... Here.

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Parts Ads are FREE

Don’t forget ... if you are a PRIVATE PARTY  selling a few left over parts.. our parts ads are FREE for YOU...   and if you have a business .. you can list your parts in our parts section as part of our Business Ad Plans ....  It’s a great place to get rid of those parts you have laying around ... or to sell the parts you carry in your store to our readers..  Take a look at some of the newest parts ads here..

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We want to again say a big THANKS.. to all of our readers... our friends and fellow rodders for helping us grow and for being patient while we make these much needed changes... don’t forget... we want to hear your suggestions ... and even if you don’t have suggestions... we always like to hear from you ! 


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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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