Hotrodhotline Newsletter  September 27, 2012
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On Monday September 17, 2012, George Poteet, driving the Poteet and Main “Speed Demon” Streamliner, at the Mike Cook Shootout at the Bonneville Salt flats in Utah, set a new FIA International Category A, Group1, Class 10 records in the kilometer and mile distances by averaging the following two way flying start speeds.  More Info

SpeedDemon News

Here’s The Deal… I’ve been doing these Hotrod Hotline columns for months now, and they tell 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. Read More

Le Roi Tex Smith News

Cars are SELLLING  on ! has been selling cars for YOU since 1999 and we have MANY Repeat customers who come back to us time and again to sell their cars ....  You can count on getting great customer service, and an audience of dedicated car guys who are looking for their perfect car.    Give us a call at  877-700-2468 and we’ll be happy to help you sell your car.

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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.

Our  “SOLDS”  section has increased by about 25% over the past month .. so things are SELLING here at ! 


EStopp -   Last month at the NSRA Nats in Louisville .. the EStopp was the buzz at the show.  This fantastic new product won  a Best New Product award and had the whole show talking.   The E-Stopp replaces your existing Emergency Brake  hand, pedal or lever brake and mounts conveniently under your vehicles carriage.  It also serves as an anti theft device.. Learn all about it here.


Our friends at Gandrud Auto Group have signed on as a VIP advertiser at Hotrodhotline .... bringing you the best prices ever on GM Crate motors and Performance parts...  they have a huge stock of motors ready to ship at all times and the best prices ever ... Check it out here.


Product News

Woody's Hot Rodz - New Classic Your Source for 1955-56-57 Chevrolet Parts. We invite you to browse through our store and shop with confidence. We invite you to create an account with us if you like, or shop as a guest. Either way, your shopping cart will be active until you leave the store. Take a Look

Woody's Hot Rodz Product News

American Autowire - 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 1953-1962 Chevy Corvette Kit is no exception. The kit boasts 14 features making it the most complete system of its type in the industry. Click for more Information

American Autowire News

Big Al's Carponents - The "Traditional" Armrest is a variation of our popular Standard Arm Rest. This Arm Rest is similar to original equipment found in many 50's and 60's cars. As with our other products, these arm rests are brushed finish, including a wooden pad and hardware. This armrest does not have a back plate nor a door opener. Check it Out

Big Al's Carponents News

DynaForce Starter.- 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. For More Info

DynaForce News

BMS Navigo - BMS Navigo builds a trailer for Jetset Magazine for the debut at Barrett Jackson in Las Vegas September 20-22nd 2012 Check out the Video. The Brown's have been manufacturing enclosed trailers for the better part of 27 years. They take pride in their craftsmanship, durability of our trailers and our ability to perform for you.

BMS Navigo News

Centerforce - Centerforce® Rebate Alert! Get A Grip on saving with the NEW Centerforce Rebate Program. Centerforce is proud to get up to $75 back in your pocket with the NEW Rebate Program. Offer Valid from September 1st, 2012 thru October 31st, 2012. Get More Information

Centerforce News

Classic Rods & More - '49-59 Studebaker Truck Custom Fit Designed to work in your Studebacker C Cab Truck. This kit was engineered to fit the 1949-59 C Cab trucks but may require some minor modifications to the firewall or under hood sheet metal.  The compressor bracket, crankshaft pulley, and refrigerant lines are designed to fit the original Studebaker engine.  You can order the "Evaporator Only" kit if you have a non-stock engine installed. More Info

Classic Rods and More News

Cool Craft -  High Efficiency: 20% more heat transfer points over "Standard Automotive" core with tubes on 3/8" centers. High Efficiency w/ Tripelfow Option: 20% more heat transfer points over "Standard Automotive" core with tubes on 3/8" centers. Walls in tanks that route coolant through core 3 times before exiting (Up to 15 degrees additional temp drop over High Efficiency core). More Info

Cool Craft News

Classic Performance Products (CPP) - All Street Rod Series boosters are available in a standard gold zinc finish and most are available in chrome and stainless. The Street Rod Series Booster has a standard mounting bolt pattern, which allows them to interchange and work with a host of mounting brackets when required. CPP also manufactures a complete line of the highest quality mounting brackets and hardware to complement just about any installation. Check it out

Classic Performance Products News

DAVVIKI LTD - $1000 Off Retail – Any 5 Window Coupe Body Yellow or Black gel coat. Mold marks removed. Body shown is in stock for immediate delivery:$5,900.00. More Information


Dynotech Engineering Service - Dynotech has the experience and personnel to design your multiple piece application. Our specialized balance equipment gives us the ability to manufacture and balance your multi-piece driveshaft as closely to vehicle installation as possible. Used in super stretch limousines, full size trucks, restorations, and many other applications. More Info

Dynotech News

 Eddie Motorsports - 1955-1957 Tri-Five LED Lights. These lights are direct replacement unites and offer simple plug-in installation with no drilling. Cutting or splicing of wires. The LED’s are waterproof and virtually unaffected by shock and vibration. They are rated for 100,000 hours of operation and come with a limited lifetime warranty Take a look

Eddie Motorsports News

Holley Performance - The HP and Dominator fuel pumps and components have been approved for use with gasoline, diesel, and now E85. The pump family has passed the 1,000-hour heated E85 testing cycle to insure their durability with this fuel. Matching HP and Dominator fuel pressure Regulators use a diaphragm material compatible with gasoline, diesel, alcohol and E85. The O-rings in the filters are Viton and are safe for use with all the fuels above as well.  More Info

Holley News

Hooker Headers - The Hooker LS Cast Iron Exhaust Manifolds are the perfect solution for exhaust in a tight engine bay or where the maintenance-free characteristics of Manifolds are desired. They are designed to hug close to the engine block so they fit into a wide variety of replacement and engine–swap applications.  Check it Out

Hooker Headers News

Hot HEMI  Heads - Hot Heads classic finned aluminum valley cover includes a threaded 'O' ringed oil filler cap and flat areas for installation of our Jr. Breathers #80516P or a PCV barb fitting. Stainless Steel hardware is included and it's available satin finish or polished. More Info

Hot Heads News

Hurst - V-Matic 2™ Dual Mode Shifter Highly polished shifter lever and brushed aluminum Hurst T-handle (3/8-16 thread). * Trigger operated reverse Loc/Out for NHRA and IHRA requirements. * Incorporates a neutral safety and back-up light switch assembly. * Progressively illuminated gear position indicator. * Attractive black textured console with chrome-plated top cover can be trimmed to fit any floor contour. * Complete with all hardware, heavy-duty 5' long shifter cable, and easy to follow installation guide. Check It Out

Hurst Shifter News

Jasper - This is your entry way into the world of JASPER remanufactured products. These are not used or rebuilt engines, transmissions and differentials, but totally remanufactured components with warranties of up to 3 years and 100,000 miles. Every JASPER product is built to meet or exceed OEM specifications and tolerances, and thoroughly inspected or tested to ensure quality, reliability and satisfaction.  More Info

Jasper News

March Performance -  Combine one of our great looking Style Track serpentine drive kits along with an In Dash air conditioner set up for some real cool savings. Kits for most applications that include everything you will need to not only upgrade to a reliable and stylish serpentine accessory drive, but also to add the comfort of air conditioning on those hot summer days. Check it Out

March Performance News

Engineered Components, Inc (ECI) - This new accessory drive system for the 230, 250, and 292 Chevrolet six cylinder engines features a combined A/C and alternator upper mount and a stand alone lower power steering pump mount. Our unique cross bar mounting system provides reinforcement for both upper mounts resulting in a stronger, more compact mount. More Info

Engineered Components, Inc News

O’Brien Truckers - Looking for Custom Made Car Club Plaques? O'Brien Truckers has Brand New Plaques, Toppers, Buckles  or Key Chains. In addition to making over 110,000 custom plaques for 3,000+ clubs and organizations  worldwide, we have made thousands of uniquely designed toppers, buckles and key chains. You can view samples of plaques and artworks that we have done for  other clubs in our Gallery. Check it out

O’Brien Truckers News

Powertrain Control Solutions -  Our billet aluminum gear display uses a digital 16-segment alphanumeric display to show P, R, N, D, and gear positions 1 through 9. It comes in two sizes for ease of integration into your hot rods dash and is available in either polished or black anodized finishes. This display also has automatic night-time dimming and easily connects to any of our transmission controllers via CAN so there's no messy wiring. Check it out

Powertrain Control Solutions news

Purdee Industries - The Header Buddy folks sell a complete line of exhaust tips. So be sure to take a look. Purdee Industries Exhaust Systems and Components You can get everything you need. Take a Look

Purdee Industries News

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Engine Factory - Has Exactly What You’re Looking For -TURN KEY motors that run right out of the crate.  You will even get a video of your motor running before  it’s shipped to you.  Here Are Letters From Our Completely Satisfied Customers .. See what they have to say

Engine Factory News

Ron  Francis Wiring - Express Series Switch Panel - Blank Version. Designed to work in conjunction with our Express and Bare Bonz Wiring Kits, these systems will get your Pro-Touring, Pro-Street or Race Car wired up quick. Features our race ready toggle switches and DG-32 green indicators. Comes with all necessary wiring to complete installation with one of our Express or Bare Bonz Wiring Kits. More Info

Ron  Francis Wiring  News

Superior Glass Works - Complete Street Weight one-piece nose for the 1937 Chevy cars and sedan delivery.  3 layers of 1.5oz fiberglass matt with Coremat added to the hood, stock fenders with bumper holes filled, smooth hood sides, grill shell with side trim molded in, hood with upper grill trim molded in, built to accept original and most reproduction grills Check it out

Superior Glass Works News

Thermo-Tec -   To finish off a clean and well-protected Exhaust Insulating Wrap application it is recommended to use the Hi-Heat Coating. The coating will protect the wrap from abrasion and harmful liquid spills. Extra resins and binders toughen the surface, extend the life of wrap by protecting it from friction, and seal the pores to minimize the penetration of harmful liquids. The coating also works excellent as a paint directy on metal surfaces More Info

Thermo Tec  News

Trick Truck n' Rod Shop - 47 - 54 Dash Drop Kit – You must cut bottom center of dash away and properly brace and fill in dash before panel can be fitted. 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. More Info

Trick Truck News

Tuff Stuff Performance - From the early 1G small case alternators that require an external voltage regulator to the latest 6G alternators, Tuff Stuff makes the custom alternator you are looking for! Finishes range from chrome plated, polished aluminum, powder coated and as cast with amperage ratings ranging from 70 to 225, depending upon the series. A variety of pulleys are available and many alternators can be ordered with a 1-wire option for a clean, simple installation.  Check it out

Tuff Stuff News

Unisteer Performance Products - Improved Universal Electra-Steer. This kit is BIGGER, BADDER, & BETTER than our earlier successful model. This kit features a 30% stronger motor that will reduce effort in vehicles with steering wheels weighing in up to 4500lbs. The new computer modules are now in a sealed weather resistant box and can withstand very harsh conditions. More info

Unisteer News

Vintage Glass - Manufactures domestic windshields, side and back glass for all your pre-1980 street rod, custom/classic, muscle car and truck needs More Info

Vintage Glass News

Wheel Vintiques -  Wire 71 Series Street Rod Wire powder coat wheels with chrome spokes. Available colors are Apple Green, Red Baron, Safety Orange, Gloss Black, Uni-Cream, White, Areo Yellow, Camel, Camaro Silver, Evergreen, Blue Streak II, Primer. Rear Wheel Drive only. 52 spoke design. More Info

Wheel Vintique news

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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 October 25th-26th-27th! Specialty Area features Tri-Five Chevys!!!! Bel-Airs, Nomads, 210 Coupes, wagons and more! We are rolling out the red carpet for 55-56-57 Chevy owners in our popular show-within-a-show specialty area this month! So, shine up that chrome, armor-all the tires and bring those beauties out! What says ‘cruisin’ better than a sharp Tri-Five Chevy rolling down the boulevard? If you are a member of a Tri-Five Chevy club, we encourage you to use this event as a mini-meet or group outing. Let’s see all those Tri-Five cruisers!Check it all out here.

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The National Street Rod Association has a great schedule for 2012.   Golden State Street Rod Nationals Plus is next on the calendar October 5 - 7, 2012, at California Exposition & State Fair in Sacramento, California .   Check out the 2012 schedule and make your plans now


Good Guys - October 5, 6 & 7, 2012, Fort Worth, TX, Texas Motor Speedway The biggest and brightest rod, custom & muscle car event in the Lone Star State celebrates 20 years this October! The Goodguys 20th annual Lone Star Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway features 3 big days of hot roddin’ fun Texas style! More Info

GoodGuys News

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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Hotrodhotline is very honored to have been selected to help our friends Dave and Joyce Emery to help them market one of the most outstanding cars we have ever seen.  “XS CASH” was unveiled at the Detroit Autorama this year and captured both a Great 8 win and the prestigious  Al Maynard Best 32 Ford award.   This car is truly one of a kind and would be an amazing addition to a discerning collectors stable.  See the Build and learn more about XS Cash Here.

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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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18 year old rookie Jessica Clark headed into rounds 19 and 20 of the Star Grand American Modifieds last Saturday night at Stockton 99 Speedway with determination. The Ron Sutton's Winner's Circle development driver claimed her first ever Modified victory at the season championship finale. Read More

Jessica Clark News

Tom Gloy made a career out of sittin’ low and drivin’ fast. In a racing career that spanned more than 25 years, Gloy collected a Trans Am World Championship as well as a Formula Atlantic title. He drove in 6 IndyCar races including a start in the 1984 Indy 500 finishing 14th. Last weekend, he returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway and unlike the 1984 trip, found himself all alone in the winner’s circle this time around. Read More

Tom Gloy Roadster News

Enclosed Vehicle Transport - Coast-to-Coast So Cal Special - $1,980.00* Either East bound or West bound transports Southern California to East Coast. As far North as Boston, MA far South as Jacksonville, FL Find out More info

Enclosed Vehicle News

2013 will be the 39th year of automotive-themed events hosted at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds and promoted by the Miller families; however, Carlisle Events will enter the new year having undergone a substantial makeover.  In fact, before 2012 wraps, changes will have already taken place.  Changes include the addition of events, staff members and a change in ticketing policy for most events. Read More

Carlisle Events News

The International Drag Racing Hall of Fame, based at the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing (Ocala, Fla.) has announced the inductees for the 23rd “class” to the Hall of Fame for the year 2013.  The prestigious induction ceremony will take place in Gainesville, Fla. at the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites on Thursday, March 14, 2013 preceding the NHRA Gatornationals. A cocktail reception starts at 6:00 PM, with dinner served at 7:00 PM (Eastern).  NHRA Announcer Bob Frey will again serve as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies Read More

International Drag Racing Hall of Fame News

News organizations across southern California are suggesting Angelinos brace for “Carmageddon II”, when the 405 freeway closes once again September 29 and 30. This can be upsetting in a city built around the automobile, but the Petersen Automotive Museum can help! Find out how


The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California announced today that Gale Banks, president of Gale Banks Engineering, and Jack O’Bannon, five-time NHRA world champion team owner, have been appointed to the museum board of directors More Info


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Order your Coupe or Roadster in Sept. and get Free Shipping ...  Fastlane Speed and Rod shop has a huge selection of options, paint colors, interiors so that you can build a car to suit your dreams .... 

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Dutchman - Classic Chevy owners are modifying & updating their cars for that late model feel and are looking for that Hi-Tech “Street Rod look”. Dutchman’s IFS kit is what most have dreamed about for years—a bolt on kit that solves braking, steering, suspension and that “Hi Tech” look all in one shot! More Info

Dutchman News


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


Goodguys West Coast Nationals from Brian Basquez


Service Pro Open House - Shop Tour from Brian Curtis


"Wings and Wheels" Fly-In/Drive-In from Darwin Kent


Michigan Antique Festival Classic Car Show from Bernie Perreault


 Bellacino's Monday Night Cruise from Bob Steinhaus 


Transwest Buick GMC Car & Truck Show from Mark Daniels


Richard J. Crawford Memorial Fund Classic Car & Tow Show from  Big Al


Mulberry Street Tuesday night Cruise from John Stimac


 Village Square Friday Cruise Night Bob Warenda


2nd Annual Time Union Car Show from Bob Martino


Palmetto Cruisers Car Show in Conjunction with the Pamplico's Cypress Festival from Christopher Roach

Click Here To see  Our Most Recent Car Show Coverage

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