Hotrodhotline Newsletter  October 11, 2012
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Hot Rodder's Of Tomorrow Playoff Schedule at SEMA The exciting 2012 season of Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge will be wrapping up at the SEMA Show this November with the 4th annual "Showdown at SEMA" National Championship. An additional three teams will be competing this year for a total of thirteen High School Auto Tech Teams challenging for the top spot. Below is the "Showdown at SEMA' National Championship Schedule

Hot Rodder's Of Tomorrow

I have a dozen cars from the teens and 20’s
Hi, saw your website, very cool pics.   I also save stuff from the crusher, I have a dozen cars from the teens and 20’s, here is a few in my backyard including a 50's model T go kart, not abandoned just cool yard art.  My name is Ken Clifford I live in Rescue, Calif.

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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.


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.


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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American Autowire - New 1953-62 Chevy Corvette Kit. 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. More Info

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Wheel Vintiques - 13 Series Smoothie (Chrome Outer/Bare Center). Numerous sizes and bolt patterns available. All Wheel Vintiques Inc. billet wheels are custom made to order. Standard back-spacing will vary by size. However, there may be some flexibility. Special back-spacing to be determined at time of order. More Info

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B&M Racing - Performance Transmissions. Legendary B&M Transmission for street use B&M’s Street/Strip Transmission is a complete ready to run unit (less converter) for high performance street and mild strip use. The transmission provides firm shifts and features a standard shift pattern, these are the finest available for street/strip use. Check it out

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Classic Rods and More - 55-56 Chevy VHX - Dakota Digital. The new VHX Systems fit directly into the stock instrument bezel of a 1955-56 Chevy Car without modification, adding a wealth of features to this iconic vehicle. Fully lit needles, backlit faces, and highly visible LCD message centers are a few of the things that you can see which set the VHX Series apart from yesterday's traditional approach to instrumentation.  More Info

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GM Performance Motor - Crate Engines. When you're ready to really step it up, it's time for the GM Performance Parts. We keep our warehouse fully stocked and have a huge inventory of GM Performance Parts. More Info

GM Performance Motor

Holley Performance - Hard Core Gray™ With Black Billet, Aluminum Ultra HP Carburetors. Holley HP™ Carburetors have been the standard in racing Carburetors for nearly two decades. So how do you make them better? You make them 38% lighter, increase the fuel capacity by 20% and add 30 other new features! They're available in our all–new Hard Core Gray™ hard coat anodized finish with Black™ billet for improved corrosion protection.  More Info


MSD - Ignition DynaForce Starter, Pontiac/Oldsmobile 326,455. 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. More Info


O’Brien Truckers - Valve Covers Chrysler Hemi. Finned aluminum valve covers for Chrysler HEMIs of 331, 354, and 392 cubic inches. They are a nice heavy wall casting and come machined to accept wiper seals that let you use you stock spark plug tubes. They also come with stainless steel washers and button head bolts so you have nothing extra to buy. More Info

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Ron Francis Wiring - iStart Keyess Touch Sensitive Starter System.New from Ron Francis Wiring is a complete touch sensitive starter system with advanced security. This system simulates all five positions of a typical keyed ignition: Off, Accessory, On, Crank and Run. Touch sensitive button indicates different colors for each mode. More Info

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Accuair Suspension - e-Level™ Air Suspension Controller. The e-levelTM controller offers the ability to save three unique vehicle heights into memory at the touch of a button using TruPositionTM Height Sensors installed in each corner of your suspension. These three heights are then instantly accessible from the TouchPadTM or Rocker Switch Interface. The key to this technology is AccuAir’s proprietary RideMonitorTM Mode; While parked OR driving, the system will maintain the vehicle height when loading or unloading passengers and cargo or when road conditions change while driving. More Info


Brice Thomas Radiator - Aluminum 1939-1941 Ford Radiators. We specialize in manufacturing Custom "all aluminum" radiators for the Antique and Performance Radiator market. At Brice Thomas Radiator, we have engineering and computer aided design (CAD) on staff and waiting to assist you. More Info

Brice Thomas Radiator

Butchs Cool Stuff - Butch’s Tube Grills are Timeless! Everyone has seen the standard Horizontal tube grille’s... now Butch's is proud to announce a new line of Vertical tube grilles! Also NEW is the updated Horizontal Tube Grille with the tubes closer together than the 50s style grilles. Don’t worry though, all of the grille’s are available in the 50s style as well. Check it Out

Butchs Cool Stuff

Concept One - Ford Pulley Kits ensure that you have every option available when outfitting your Ford engine for maximizing horsepower.  Our Ford Pulley Systems are built for performance and durability to ensure that your engine runs without compromising its drivability. More Info

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Double R Trailers - Enclosed Auto Hauler trailers from Double R Trailers are built like no other. We build gooseneck and bumper-pull models. Our auto haulers are built with a continuous 8” I-beam tongue and frame, tubular steel uprights and roof bows on 16” centers and smooth aluminum exterior skin. More Info

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EZ Wiring - Mini 12 - 12 Circuit Kit With Mini Fuses & Fuse Panel. All EZ wiring kits use GXL 125 high temp cross linked polyethylene jacketed wire that is grease, oil, gas, and acid resistant. Each wire is labeled every 5” Its entire length so checking a circuit is EZ ! COLOR coded wire! EZ wiring is the EZ way !  Each circuit wire is labeled so you know exactly where it goes -- EZier to wire  Check it out

EZ Wiring

Heidts - New PRO-G 1967-69 / 70-73 Camaro and 1964 1/2-70 Mustang BOLT-IN Independent Rear Suspension. Get the best handling for your 67-69 & 70-73 Camaro and 64 1/2-70 Mustang HEIDTS PRO-G Independent Suspension kit. The best riding and handling IRS to combine with your PRO-G Subframe to make your Camaro or Mustang a true Auto Cross competitor. More Info


Digital Paint Booth from House of Kolor ... WOW....  Imagine being able to see what your car would look like in a different color... with different wheels ...  different graphics ...  Now you can do that as well as see many different body mods ...   BEFORE you make the decision  to paint, cut , chop. etc.  This is AMAZING.. Check it out here.  See it in action with an online video

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J&B Microfinish - "Horsepower Series" Structural Billet Sill Plates. Here’s a hot new product for late model Mustangs. These machined, billet sill plates come in two styles: Carbon Fiber Inlaid and Perforated Aluminum Inserts. Either style will highlight and update your current 05-09 Mustang, to present day Street Machine trends. More Info

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Main Street Custom Finishing - Fine Wood Restoration & Custom Finishing for Automobiles. At Main Street Custom Finishing, we take your old, stock, metal dash and laminate it with a beautiful wood veneer of your choice. You don’t have to paint your dash... turn it into a thing of beauty which will perfectly set off your interior. More Info

Main Street Custom Finishing

Old Air Products - If you are looking at the HURRICANE® Heaters and might want A/C in the future, we actually recommend you go with a Heat, Cool, & Defrost Inside Package System. This way, later down the road if you change your mind, you can purchase and install the underhood components to have AC without having to totally install a new system. More Info

Old Air Products

Speed Stuff - Chevy oil pan Chrome 1955-79 SB Chevy 283-350 V8 oil pan - driver side dipstick Check it Out

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Speedway Motors - U-Weld-It Tight Fit Header Kit. Sometimes you need a tight-fit header solution that’s as unique as your custom vehicle. When an off-the-shelf header just won’t do, Speedway Motors’ new U-Weld-It Tight Fit Header Kit will work for you. More Info

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Steele Rubber - Your Rubber Parts and Weatherstripping Complete Solution. With so many choices in automotive restoration parts, how can you be sure you are getting the best quality parts for your car, truck or street rod? More Info

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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 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. We will gladly park your group together! Let’s see all those Tri-Five cruisers! 2012 Rafflecar and Car Trailer drawings!!! We just love giving stuff away! So, starting at approx. 6:00PM on the Square in Downtown Somerset it’s time to draw out some lucky winners! We have been selling tickets all year long on that sweet ***1974 Dodge Challenger*** sponsored by Don Marshall located between stoplights 10 and 11. AND on the super Enclosed Car Trailer courtesy of GatorMade Trailers! Get the details here

Somernites Cruise Tri Five

The National Street Rod Association has a great schedule for 2012Southeast Street Rod Nationals Plus October 12 - 14, 2012, at Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida    Check out the 2012 schedule and make your plans now


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Zephyrhills Fall AutoFest, a collector and classic car swap meet, car corral and auction, takes place annually at Festival Park. The event and facilities are located just of U.S. Highway 301 in Zephyrhills, Florida; just north of Tampa. check out the details here.  Nov 8 - Nov 11, 2012

GOODGUYS 19th Southeastern Nationals Over 2,500 Rods, Customs, Classics, Street Machines, Muscle Cars and Trucks thru ’72. Super Sunday Get-Together, Vendor & Manufacturer Exhibits, Poker Run to local shops, Goodguys AutoCross, Swap Meet & Auto Trader Classics Cars for Sale Corral, Model & Pedal Car Show, Special Track Cruises,  Richard Petty Rides, Free Kids Entertainment (Revell Model Car Make n’ Take, PPG Kids Coloring Contest, Clown & More)!   Get the details here

Goodguys SE Nats

Cruisin For A Cure Presented by Debbie Baker, Ross Kroenert and over 125 volunteers! The world's largest one day charity car show 14th Annual Show - Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. OC Fair & Events Center, Costa Mesa CA. Supporting CITY of HOPE Prostate Cancer Program. Gates open 4:30AM for participant cars. 7AM for spectators. Spectators: $15; $13 with AAA card; Kids under 12 are free

Cruisin For A Cure

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


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.


4th Annual Old Timers Drag Racers Reunion - Held in La Grange, KY. on October 14, 2012 at Elsie's Resaurant from Noon until 5.  This Reunion is held the 2nd Sunday in October. Plan to attend!! More Info

4th Annual Old Timers Drag Racers Reunion

5th Anniversary Harrigans Rod and Custom Show October 14, 2012. Harrigans Drift Inn Calypso Bay (Jacobs Well) Australia. All systems are go for Sundays FIFTH ANNIVERSARY HARRIGANS ROD AND CUSTOM SHOW at Harrigans Drift Inn, Harrigans Lane Calypso Bay (Jacobs Well) on Sunday 14th. October 2012 - the Show 'n Shine area along the marina, trade alley and all parking areas are looking awesome. All is in readiness for a huge show. More Info


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Centerforce  -  University: How a Clutch Works. At Centerforce, we always strive to provide you with the best information available. Centerforce University is a segment of videos aimed to educate and inform you about some of the different product series, testing methods, and technologies we use to help develop the right products for you. Stay tuned for more Centerforce University episodes! Watch Video


Classic Instruments - To Sponsor 2013 Junior Dragster Series. Among the countless categories and events at the Mid Michigan Motorplex stands one that Classic  Instruments feels deserves special attention. The Junior Dragster Series features youth in 3 age categories who are all excited to race on a professional track.  Read More

Classic Instruments

Classic Performance Products - Introduces Its Newest Product Catalog. Totally redesigned and reformatted, Classic Performance Product’s newest product catalog (#17) is now available. CPP’s brand new catalog features full-color images, technical information, invaluable reference materials and hundreds of new parts and accessories for classic GM, Ford Mopar cars and trucks. More Info

Classic Performance Products

GoodGuys - 20th Lone Star Nationals October 5, 6 & 7, 2012 in Fort Worth, TX. 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! A giant show & shine and a Super Sunday Get-Together for late model American made or powered cars on Sunday October, 7th await you! More Info


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Fast Times Rods - 1934 Ford Coupe - Another Ford made famous by film! Thanks to a young Martin Sheen in the movie “The California Kid” the 1934 Ford three window coupe is now more desirable than when Henry first produced them! More Info

Fast Times Rods

HushMat - Product Comparison. HushMat, one of, if not the only USA manufactured sound and thermal insulation material left in the automotive aftermarket provides these simple performance comparisons on our Tech Tip videos. Check it out


Inland Empire Driveline Service - Many people wonder how it is possible for a company to build a drive shaft that fits a car they can't see. Inland Empire Drive Line Service has been doing this for more than twenty years and knows how to get it right the first time. On our web site you will find simple forms asking for one check mark, two dimensions and your transmission type. Watch the Video

Inland Empire Driveline Service

Sherm’s Custom Plating - Provides High-Quality Plating. The best quality plating available for your job where price is not as important as quality. Each part is carefully stripped of existing paint, grease, rust and old plating before any work is started on the base metal. Once each part has been stripped, the base metal is then polished by hand to a mirror finish and then finally each part is triple plated in copper, nickel and chrome to restore it to a condition better than the original. More Info

Sherm’s Custom Plating

Timeless Rods - We specialize in Turn Key Street Rods as well as 100% Complete Packages, Partial Packages, Bodies and Chassis. For your convenience we have developed Build Sheet software which enables you to actually design your car and obtain a cost online. More Info

Timeless Rods

Bowers and Peterson Win Ignite Midget Finale at Stockton 99 - Last Saturday night was the Halloween Bash and championship finale race for the 2012 USAC NorCal Ignite Midget series at Stockton 99 Speedway. The division headed into round fifteen and sixteen with exciting racing action and point's leader Garrett Peterson had to work extra hard to maintain his championship. Read More

Ignite Midget Finale

SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women to be Unveiled at 2012 SEMA Show in the Ford Booth, better known as "High Gear," will debut in the Ford Motor Company booth on Tuesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m., the opening day of the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2013 Mustang GT made national headlines during the summer when more than 40 women volunteered their time and expertise to customize the vehicle in less than two months. Read More

Mustang Build Powered by Women

Linda Vaughn Pre-Release Tribute Roast DVD - The Linda Vaughn Tribute Roast DVD is in the final stages of production, and pre-release advance ordering is now available! The DVD features over 2 and-a-half hours of non-stop laughter, as Linda's "Roasters" paid tribute to her contributions to the world of motorsports and the performance industry in a unique “Love Fest.” Learn More

Linda Vaughn Pre-Release Tribute Roast


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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Hackettstown Community Day Car Show  from
Al Liebmann

Michael Corazzelli

NSRA Golden State Street Rod Nationals Plus from
Michael Corazzelli

Joe Kerr

RBV's 4th Annual Fall Festival & Car Show  from Joe Kerr

Christopher Roach

Second Annual Theresa Roach And Diana Thurman Cancer Fundraiser Car Show from Christopher Roach

Mike Levy

The Coachmen Cruise Night at Islands Burgers  from Mike Levy

Bob Warenda

27th Annual Middletown Antique/Classic Car and Truck Show from Bob Warenda

Dean Court

Horses to Horsepower Car Show from
Dean Court

Ray Ballard

7th Annual Scott and Teds Car Show from Ray Ballard

Ben Deutschman

36th Annual Fall Englishtown Swap Meet & Auto Show from John Stimac

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