Hotrodhotline Newsletter  October 4, 2012
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Chris Economaki, who died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at the age of 91, was an motorsports commentator, pit road reporter, and journalist. Economaki was known as the "The Dean of American Motorsports'

Economaki was born in Brooklyn, New York. Economaki’s father was a Greek immigrant and his mother a great-niece of Robert E. Lee. Chris was an icon in our industry and he will be greatly missed. 
Read more here about his amazing life and career.


Young Rodders....  I'm Mason from Missouri and cars are my passion. Me and my 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 are living life to the fullest, especially this summer. I'm 17 and got the car last summer and drove her home three hours. She is flat black with blue scallops and everything but paint was original when I got the car. Even the original 289 with 85,000 miles. After 46 years though stuff is starting to go and I do all the work on her and whatever brakes I fix. .... read more about Mason and his 66 here

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On October 20th, 2012, a selected group of gentlemen will put on an exhibition race of antique motorcycling, and automotive racing history on the beach. American made motorcycles from 1911 thru 1950 will run along the Allenhurst shore, and finish in Loch Arbor. Like the early races and beach testing sites for experimental mechanical engineering in our early American days. Read More

Race of Gentlemen

Cars are SELLING  on !

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Thank you for all your help.. You assisted in changing out the pictures I had in the ad for better images and that did it.. Hemmings didn’t get it sold but you did.. I will tell everyone that needs to sell anything to put it on Hotrod Hotline..

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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.

Product News

Classic Dash - 1966 Pontiac GTO/Lemans Black 6 Gauge Panel with Auto Meter Gauges. Molded UV resistant ABS instrument panel with a Black Finish will replace the stock gauge panel exactly. This panel comes with Auto Meter Gauges. Speedo sending unit must be purchased separately.  More Info

Classic Dash

Dynamat is the world’s leading product for eliminating unwanted noise, vibration, and heat. What is Dynamat? A: Dynamat is a thin, flexible, easy to cut and mold sheet that actually stops noise causing resonance and vibration, by using visco-elastic qualities that promote vibro-acoustic energy conversion. In short, that means noise becomes silent energy
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Engine Factory - Horsepower Choices .. Choose the Engine that you like, look at the spec’s and see what comes with it. All of the Engines arrive ready to run right out of the box Guaranteed!!!!!  Check it out

Click here to watch live run engine videos

Engine Factory

Hedman Headers - TIGHT TUBES Street Rod Headers. TIGHT TUBES have the flattest collector on the market! Exclusively from Hedman, these headers feature a unique 4-into-1 flat collector that produces the same power as a standard collector, while providing maximum clearance. Perfect for Street Rods and custom projects. Check them out


Snug Harbor Hot Rods - Check out some of the Cars for Sale over at Snub Harbor

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Stainless Steel Brakes - Tri-Power 1955-70 Chevrolet rear 13" rotor. Tri-Power Disc brake conversion kit for GM 10 & 12 Bolt rear ends with C-clip or non C-clip axles. 12.8 in. rotor. All hardware included. Caliper includes built-in parking brake. More Info

Stainless Steel Brakes

Surf City Garage - Hot Rod Protective Detailer - Street Legal. Ever notice how decades of fun in the sun makes people’s faces turn to leather? Well, paint doesn’t fare much better. One look at the cars in Death Valley and you can see how the sun can destroy a valuable paint job. At Surf City Garage, we’ve put a stop to that. Introducing Hot Rod, a 100% wax-free, premium detailer that uses our proprietary Micron Adhesion Technology process to block UV rays. More Info

Surf City Garage

Dolphin Instruments & Gauges 6 Gauge Sets .. Our Dolphin line of gauges are available in many colors: White, Gold, Aqua, Tan, Black and Gray. Check them out

Dolphin Gauges

Alan Grove Components - New LS Engine Brackets .. This bracket system is designed to mount an aftermarket Sanden A.C. compressor to the popular LS series engines utilizing the factory alternator and power steering pump accessories or replace the factory A.C. compressor with an aftermarket Sanden compressor. A.C. compressor is driven off the factory inner four grooves of the LS harmonic balancer. More Info

Alan Grove Components

BeBops / American Street Rod - Over a dozen car and bodies to choose from with more to come. They carefully check the components before they leave the facility to insure they are correct. Take A Look

BeBops - American Street Rod

Bedwood and Parts - for Trucks FlatTop BedStrips .. BedWood now offers premium woods, custom BedStrips™, an easy-to-use finishing kit and a maintenance detailer, states Jeff Major, President Bed Wood and Parts. More Info

Bedwood and Parts

Clayton Machine Works - Coil Relocation Kit .. For LS coils - Machined from 6061 and black anodized, these relocation brackets allow you to remotely mount your coil packs virtually anywhere. Designed to work with LS-2, 3, 7 and 9, each kit comes with 4 brackets and all mounting hardware, including spacers which are required when using Delphi coils.  More Info

Clayton Machine Works

E-Stopp LLC - The Push Button Emergency Brake .. Winner of the Safety Award at the NSRA  Street Rod Nationals is this Fantastic New Product ! This product was  "all the buzz" at the show and we think it's a fantastic new idea ! Check it Out

E-Stopp LLC

Fatman Fabrication - 1949-51 Ford Chassis .. 49-51 Ford owners now have another option available for their projects. Fatman Fabrications now has a complete bolt-on chassis available to complement their already large list of components for these very popular Fords. Featuring the same heavy wall construction that goes into all of their chassis, it promises to be a major step up in strength for your Shoebox Ford. Check it out

Fatman Fabrication

Gear Vendors Under/Overdrive  - GM 4-Speed Automatics 700R4/4L60E/4L80E .. There are two basic GM 4-Speed automatics: The light duty 700R4/4L60E found mainly in half ton and car applications, and the heavy duty 4L80E in the heavier applications.  Read more

Gear Vendors Overdrive

Juliano’s - Hi-Tech Woodgraining Process .. There’s something about a woodgrained dash that no other finish can match for sheer elegance and beauty. It traditionally required hours of tedious work, and you paid dearly for it. Order Now!


Kwik Wire - 48 Special Wire Harness .. This harness will adapt to G.M., Ford, and Mopar as a cut to fit harness. This harness is based on G.M. color codes. Each group of wires are long enough to adapt to almost any street rod. All of our harnesses are built with GXL type wire that is intended for use in the engine compartment where higher heat resistance is required. More Info

Kwik Wire

Made 4 You Products - Hotrod TricKit ... Give hoses, tubing and wiring a custom braided look. Provides additional protection from abrasion, cuts, and cold. Expandable nylon will cover heater and air conditioning hoses, radiator hoses, vacuum lines, or bundle electrical wires. Check it out

Made 4 You Products

Shiny Hiney / New Classic Chevy - Camaro Sequential LED Lights .. This taillight kit includes a replacement LED taillight for all four of the stock lamps, plug-and-play wiring, and an installation that requires no electrical knowledge, no splicing, no cutting, and only 30 minutes of time.  Read More

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Spal USA - 16" Curved Blade High Performance Fan .. Our High Performance 16" fan line is the best of the best! This is our most popular primary fan for the street rod enthusiast. It is available in curved blade design for reduced noise and feature fully sealed waterproof/dustproof motors. Each fan is individually balanced for long life. Check it Out

Spal USA

Specialty Power Windows - Classic '55-57 Chevy Power Window Kit .. This is a complete kit with Chrome switches and stainless flexible wire conduits. Street enthusiasts who are updating their classic Chevys will appreciate these kits which offer the late-model convenience of electric windows with easy installation. In all cases, the front door units are a straight bolt-in conversion, on the 2-dr sedan and hardtops, two holes have to be drilled for the quarter glass regulator (template provided).  More Info

Specialty Power Windows

Weedetr - Disc brake kits for axle front ends .. Please Call us and we will be happy to help you or browse our website for more product news. Click here


Tanks, Inc - EFI Fuel Tanks for 1967-69 Camaro/Firebirds .. Looking to convert your First Generation Camaro or Firebird to EFI?  Tanks Inc. has designed an affordable stock style powder coated gas tank ready for fuel injection. Take a Look


Vintage Air - 1964-72 Chevelle Gen IV SureFit System ... The Gen IV™ climate control system now delivers Vintage Air's proven "just right temperatures" and dehumidified defrost to 1964-72 Chevelles. The Gen IV™ uses an exclusive fully electronic microprocessor control system that requires no cables or vacuum connections. More Info

Vintage Air


EStopp - is the AWARD Winning new product shown at NSRA Lousville. The E-Stopp replaces your existing hand, pedal or lever brake and mounts conveniently under your vehicles carriage. The E-Stopp attaches directly to your current E-Brake cable and has a micro-computer that regulates the proper amount of pressure to your braking system


Since 1992, AirBagIt has been the leader in aftermarket air suspension kits. If you have a need for suspension, we can help you. Browse through our full line of suspension kits, Spindles, 4 link kits, air lift suspension, lowering kits, lambo doors, train horns and so much more.

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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.   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.


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


Carlisle Events - Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral .. Oct 3 - Oct 7, 2012 ... he Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral marks the end of the swap meet season each year and is an absolute must-attend event for thousands of enthusiasts who travel to Carlisle from all points of the globe to buy, sell and celebrate all things automotive .. Click for more info

Carlisle Events

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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 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!  Get more info here


Fall is in the air and Greybeard is gearing up for the 16th Annual Rocky Mountain Rod & Custom Car Show!!  Creme de la Chrome  is  Thanksgiving Weekend in Denver.   We are now accepting exhibitor applications and vendor space is already being reserved.  Check out our new web site!! Be sure to visit the Cr�me de la Chrome Award page to catch a glimpse of the long awaited trophy, designed by automotive illustrator Darrell Mayaab.


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


More This Week at Hotrodhotline....

There is a Facebook page now for  Radir Wheel Rides...  started by Big Al, there are already a lot of very cool rides running around with Radir Wheels.. Check it out here.

Radir Wheels

American Collectors Insurance is about to embark on an exciting new adventure, and we want collectors like you to come along for the ride.  You see, we’re about to start production on a series of web videos featuring some great American roads and classic cars. And you’ll be able to do more than simply watch — you’ll also be able to help us choose what roads we showcase .. get the details here

American Collectors Ins
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Image Street Rods Plasma Cutting IMAGE now offers CNC plasma cutting. We can make your parts to your specifications. From custom Hot Rod parts, brackets, tractor components to lawn art we can do it all. We can work from your DXF or IGES files or if required we can build from paper drawings as well.  Watch a video of their amazing equipment and services here.

Image Street Rods

  Here at Painless Performance we strive to make your search as simple and productive as possible and provide you with the information you need.  You can search by part number like 10101 which is a "12 Circuit Universal / Streetrod Harness / GM Keyed Column".  Check it out

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California Hot Rod Reunion News - Attention in the Pits! Racer and Vendor Registration Closes Oct. 5 for the Annual NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion Read more


Chassis Tech / AirBagIt - Free Bags 2-3800lb / 2-2600 Triple Bellow Air Bags, Air Springs Buy 2, Get 2 Free Special + $29 Ship 1/2" Port bags must travel Check it out

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Steves Auto Restorations The Brookville roadster body for this project arrived in pieces, just like every other Brookville body shipped to Steve’s, and was assembled in our own jig to ensure proper assembly and panel fit. This nice little Roadster is a perfect example of a well built rod without the need for exotic flair. More Info

Steves Auto Restoration

BASF - 2 Brother’s Customs built this awesome Ford F100. They choose the new BASF R-M Tantalizing Turquoise Paint. It will be in Truckin’ Magazine in the fall so stay tuned for that.  Check it out


Pete and Jakes - Click on our Catalog and then give us call 1-800-334-7240  and let us know what we can do for you

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Reliable Carriers - Transports Porsche history for "The Salute" watch video

Reliable Carriers

Saldana - October 2012 Sale on Radiators ... All of Saldana Racing Products aluminum cores are oven brazed and never use epoxy. Street Rod radiators are available with 1 or 2 row cores and can be built as a single, double, or triple pass for maximum efficiency. Take a Look


Superfine Shine - Chrome Plating & Polishing on Street Rods, Motorcycles, Boats, and Antiques. The leaders, in handling Custom Chrome Plating & Polishing in Central & Southern Ohio since 1990. Are you looking for "Show Quality" plating at an affordable price? Look no further. More Info

Super Fine Shine

Aussie Landspeed - October 2012 Newsletter .. Howdy to all our Supporters, 1000 MPH Club Members, Sponsors and Aussie Invader newsletter recipients, welcome to our October edition. Boy what a huge and extremely busy month it has been for the Aussie Invader LSR Team. Read More

Aussie Invader

Murray Kustom - 1932 Ford B-Ville Car We are a Hot Rod shop dedicated to the custom metal fabrication of just about anything. Everything from general hot rod maintence and repair to the complete restoration of any classic. Check it out

Murray Kustom Rods

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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

Gary Matranga

Rod Father Goodguys Tour 2012 By
Gary Matranga

Dean Court

Billetproof Nor Cal 2012 By Dean Court

Bob Choisser

NHRA Summit E-T Division 7 Finals by Bob Choisser

Leal Brothers

2012 Power Tour – Final Day by Leal Brothers

Les Bateman

13th Annual Cruisin' For A Cure Car Show By
Les Bateman

Bob Steinhaus

Bellacino's Cruise-in by Bob Steinhaus

Roger Rohrdanz

Rancho Los Amigos Foundation presents Rebuilding Cars Rebuilding Lives First Annual Car Show by Roger Rohrdanz

Sherm Porter

66th Annual Los Alamos Old Days Car Show by Sherm Porter

Jack Roberts

Somernites 7th Annual Power Cruise By
Jack Roberts

Jeff Berry

3rd Annual Prince William Cruisers Benefit Car Show by Jeff Berry

Mike Bourg

Cool Colors Of Autumn’ Car Show by Mike Bourg

Click Here To see  Our Most Recent Car Show Coverage

Click Here To see  Our Most Recent Car Show Coverage

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

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