Hotrodhotline Newsletter  October 18, 2012
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Are you having a Car Show or Cruise and need Goodie Bags and/or Stuffers ... We can provide them for you. We also offer  shirts and posters for raffle and drawing prizes for your upcoming event? Email us with the number of items you need, and the date of the event.. State if you need bags along with the stuffers..  Include the mailing address the items are to be shipped to and phone number just in case we need to contact you to [email protected] Once we receive your email we will send you a notice that the email was received and your items will be shipped out in plenty of time for your event.

Norm Grabowski Passed Away Oct. 12, 2012 - Hot Rod Legend and Hero Norm Grabowski passed away this morning.  (Feb. 5, 1933 - Oct. 12, 2012) Norm spent over 50 years of living in the world of hot rods with a few acting jobs along the way.  He is the guy who built the Kookie Kar used in film and television.  (T bucket used on the show 77 Sunset Strip). The car was owned and driven in the show by the character Kookie who was played by Edd Byrnes. Norm became famous as a result of this car. More Info

Norm Grabowski

RACING SCENE Column – (USAC-CRA Sprints @ So Cal Fair) Oct. 6, 2012 - The annual Southern California Fair at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 6 was a rare split (day/night) event for 32 USAC-CRA 410 sprint cars present. Perris Auto Speedway (PAS) pits opened at 10:00 am with the drivers meeting at noon.

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EStopp -   Last August  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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Dynamat - Dynamat Xtreme Door Kit Kit contains four 12" x 36" (305mm x 914mm) pieces of Dynamat Xtreme to reduce road noise so you Hear More Music!™. Kit includes enough material for two standard size doors. For proper installation, use one of our Dynaroller tools. Self-adhesive. More Info


Engine Factory Turn Key Engines Use Only the Finest Brand Name Parts Available. They Are Hand Assembled Adn Tested By ASE Certified Technicians. We Want You to Shop Around, But We Want You To Ask The Following 30 Questions When Comparing Engines. More Info

Engine Factory

Hedman Hedders - Y-Pipes .. These replacement Y-Pipes are designed exclusively for use with it's corresponding set of Hedman Hedder. These Y-pipe assemblies are exclusively for use with Hedman Hedders part number listed, and will not fit other, "similar" style hedders. More Info

Hedman Hedders

Painless Performance - Phantom Key with White LED Button. Want to add the cool new technology of keyless ignition to your old hot rod, muscle car or 4X4? Here’s your best option for both added security and this new creature comfort from the automotive aftermarket world. More Info

Painless Performance

Snug Harbor Hot Rods - 347 Stroker Plus Our most popular FORD ENGINE! Tailored for Classic Mustangs, Cobra's, Fox bodied weekend warriors and FORD in a FORD Street Rod.  No other performance engine builder brings the COST to VALUE and LOOKS to the Ford product line as Snug Harbor Hot Rod Engines.  More Info

Snug Harbor Hot Rods

Stainless Steel Brakes - New Product Bulletins: Competition series Kits for Late Model Mustangs and Camaros. Competition Series disc brake conversion kits include Race 4 Piston Aluminum Calipers with 45mm Stainless Pistons / Performance Pads / Mounting Brackets / Big Bite cross drilled rotors & hardware. More Info

Stainless Steel Brakes

Surf City Garage - 8-pack Toolbox Gift Pkg. With this Surf City Garage 8-pack Toolbox. Surf City Garage has put together 8 of our Enthusiast Grade interior and exterior detailing products and packaged them into the most convenient and effective detailing toolbox available. With its built-in handle, you can keep it by your side at the show or carry it anywhere in a flash.  More Info

Surf City Garage

Flaming River - COMING SOON! Lightweight High Travel Springs. Ultra-lightweight, high travel springs engineered with an expanded body diameter for unsurpassed performance. Up to 25% weight savings over similar springs on the market. High-tensile spring steel with a sleek silver powdercoat finish is standard; Mustang II springs are chrome plated.  More Info

Flaming River

Goodmark Industries - Body Molding We have your parts in stock! With 150+ warehouses nationwide and realtime inventory, we have the parts we advertise. Body Molding 70 -72- Monte Carlo More Info

Goodmark Industries

Heinzmans Street Rod - Universal Hot Rod Suspension & Frame Parts. This universal kit Includes the above spring mounts with 4 u-bolts with nuts, specially valved shocks, shackles, lower shock mounts (upper not furnished) and Chassis Engineering Slider Springs. Fitting and welding is required. More Products

Heinzmans Street Rod

JR Custom Plating - Your Minnesota chrome plating specialist. JR Custom Plating performs professional, custom chrome plating that exceeds customer specifications. Our attention to detail and meticulous quest for perfection is evident in everything we do. More Info

JR Custom Plating

McGard - Tailgate Lock If you own a pick-up truck your tailgate could be stolen in the time it takes to finish this sentence...The McGard Tailgate Lock fits most late model trucks, and offers 24 hour theft protection without interfering with the normal day to day operation of your tailgate. More Info


Performance Plus Connection - Switches - Keyed Battery Safety Master Disconnect Cut-Off Switch
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Performance Suspension Technologies (PST) - New Drop Spindles are designed to lower your vehicle, improve handling and maintain the original ride quality of today's cars. Our Drop Spindles are high quality reproductions of the original GM units, but with a 2” drop height. More Info

Performance Suspension Technologies

Pro-Tec - Trailer Security System The PRO-TEC System is designed to monitor and protect the trailer and it's contents. Any movement of the trailer, or the opening of a door will trigger the alarm. This will cause the electrical brakes of the trailer to be applied making movement impossible in addition to exterior alarms alerting the public. More Info


Quietaire - 18" Portable Evaporative Coolers. Direct Drive Variable Speed - QC18DVS Portable Evaporative Cooler. Fan - Industrial duty Aluminum construction. 2,600 @ .15 SP. Spot Cools Area - 900 sq.ft. down to 26F degrees cooler. Motor - High efficiency, totally enclosed 1/4 hp 120v 4.6 Amps More Info


Rick's Tanks - Carburated Tanks The tank configuration pictured on the right is an example of a Rick's stock style tank. The tank features an internal baffling and utilizes a 3/8" NPT top feed fitting. In most cases, our stock tank will outperform other tanks up to 50%. More Info

Ricks Tanks

Rust Bullet - Automotive Paint Beats POR 15 and Other Market Leaders In Independent Laboratory Testing More Info

Rust Bullet

Spirit Industries - 1932 Ford 3 window Coupe Fiberglass Body: Comes fully assemblied. Steel Structure and we use Nida Core on the inside of roof and over the fiberglass floor. We take the nida core and glass over the fiberglass roof and floor. Inner and out door skins which are hinged and latched. Inner and outer trunk is also hinged and latched. Power Windows kits are installed and include weather strips and glass. More Info

Spirit Industries

Thunder Road - Chevy Products Now Available. Is the dash in your classic muscle car worn out and old? Replace it with these stylish new panels from Classic Dash. Built to replace your current dash and fit like a glove, you have a choice of twenty two different gauge pairing types or you can get these dashes predrilled without any gauges.  More Info

Thunder Road

Top Line Industrial - Top-line has a full selection of Performance Fittings and Hoses. What do YOU Need?? Braided Stainless Hose Assemblies? Fasteners?? AN Fittings ? Air Tools? Socket or Wrench Sets? Top Line Industrial, can help you with so many of your parts and tool needs More Info

Top Line Industrial

Williams Street Rods - New 1933 5 Window Coupe Comes with Doors hung L latched, deck lid hung, wood and steel reinforced, grill shell of choice dash of choice, and all 4 power windows installed. More info

Williams Street Rods

Wise Guys Seats - Provides custom seating, frame and foam solutions, and seat upholstery for Hot Rods, Muscle Cars and Street Rods throughout the world. An Elkhart, Indiana-based company with reach as far as Australia. No where else will you find the same quality and craftsmanship for your hot rod. More Info

Wise Guys Seats

Trick Truck'n Rod - Altman Easy Latch Kit. The Altman Easy Latch Kits are one of the most unique items on the market today for classic trucks and cars. Tired of slamming your doors only to have them pop open under a little bit of body flex? Wouldn't you like to close the door of your pride and joy with a simple push? With this complete bolt-in system you can install bear jaw rotary claw latches and toss out those old door latches. 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 The final Somernites Cruise Weekend of 2012 is coming October 26-27. Bel-Airs, Coupes, Nomads, Trucks and more! October Specialty Area features Tri-Five Chevys!!!!  October 27th some lucky ticket holder is going be presented with the keys to a Classic B-5 Blue Challenger!  Who will win it? One thing is certain...if you don't have a ticket, there is no way you can be that lucky winner! Tickets are only $5 each with no limit on the number you can purchase. You do NOT need to be present to win... we'll call you if your name is drawn!
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The National Street Rod Association has a great schedule for 2012.   Southeast 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 October 26, 27 & 28, 2012, Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Motor Speedway. 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!) More Info


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.


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


Toyota Grand Prix - Experience Southern California’s most unique special event! Tickets for the 39th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, set to run April 19-21, 2013, are now on sale More Info

Toyota Grand Prix

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Airbagit - Free Bags. “Trust The Air Suspension Pros..."  2-3800lb / 2-2600 Triple Bellow Air Bags, Air Springs Buy 2, Get 2 Free Special + $29 Ship 1/2" Port bags must travel More Info


Anpac Chrome - Specialty Car Insurance CA$HBACK. The Rewards Are Yours With an Excellent Claims-Free Record. Our CA$HBACK FROM ANPAC® program rewards you by refunding a portion of your combined auto and homeowner premiums. Simply remain CLAIM-FREE for three consecutive years from your CA$HBACK anniversary date, on both your auto and homeowner policies, and you'll receive a check for 25% of your combined FIRST-YEAR PREMIUMS! More Info

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American Collectors Insurance New road trip web series lets enthusiasts take the wheel. They announced it will pack their bags and hit the open road for American Detours, an exciting new web series that pairs classic American roads with classic collector cars. American Collectors has selected the first destination and is letting the public ride “shotgun” by helping to choose the other destinations and pit stops. More Info

American Collectors Insurance

BASF Paint News - DC Comics Batman Tribute Flat Black Kia by LUX Motorwerkz. When DC Comics decided they wanted to pay tribute to Batman with a one-off custom car, they knew exactly who to turn to—RIDES Magazine. Together with Kia, we worked with Jim Lee and the rest of the crew at DC to design a Kia Optima that would rise to the challenge of honoring the Dark Knight, then commissioned Rides Magazine/Lux Motorwerks to build the Batman tribute car in time for the 2012 New York Comic Con. Read More

BASF Paint News

21st NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion Silent Auction to Benefit the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum. This weekend at the 21st NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion presented by Automobile Club of Southern Califorina, Oct. 19-21. For the first-time a Silent Auction will take place from Friday, Oct. 19 through Saturday, Oct. 20 until 4 p.m. at the "Nitro Alumni" tent at the Auto Club Famoso Raceway. More Info


Steve's Auto Restorations - Current Project is this classic 1939 Ford Convertible undergoing a mild custom face lift. The top has had a nice subtle “chop” added to it. This is a a “rare” trunk model 1939 Convertible. Read More

Steves Auto Restorations

Eaton Detroit Springs - Tech Question - Spring Settling. Will leaf springs tend to settle more than coils especially in the rear?  Find out the answer

Eaton Detroit Springs

Finishline Interiors - 1938 Chevy Sedan Delivery Step out of the world of standard automotive interiors and into the world of automotive interiors designed for comfort, functionality and style – and built with experience, quality, and passion! More Info

Finishline Interiors

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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Koul Tools -  Instructional video of how to build a hose assembly using our tool!  Watch the Video

Koul Tools

Phoenix Transmission - There are many questions you may have about transmissions, so we have compiled a whole page of Frequently Asked Questions to help you with your transmission questions.  Read a sample

Phoenix Transmission

TorqStorm - Project 1964 Corvair Van with a 540 cubic inch Big Block Chevy with twin TorqStorm Superchargers More Info


Woody's Hot Rodz - Current Project is Tim Paul's '56 4-Door Hardtop. Morrison Chassis, GTO LS2, 6-Speed "Sleeper" More Info

Woody's Hot Rodz

Welder Series - Watch the video tutorial on assembling a Welder Series rear step notch kit.

Welder Series

Yogi's Inc - Check out just a few of the Web Special being offered by Yogi’s.  More Info

Yogis Inc

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow - 2012 Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Season in Review   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. More Info

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow

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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


NSRA Southeast Street Rod Nationals Plus from
Peter Freydberg

Rodder's Journal Vintage Speed and Custom Revival

Rodder's Journal Vintage Speed and Custom Revival from Jeff Berry

Newport Antique Auto Hill Climb

Newport Antique Auto Hill Climb from Big Ray Ballard

2012 Shades of the Past Rod Run

2012 Shades of the Past Rod Run from Harold Thompson

Cruise Nite at Islands

Cruise Nite at Islands from Mike Levy

13th Annual Chamber of Commerce Car Show

13th Annual Chamber of Commerce Car Show from Big Al Liebmann

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Smithfield Ruritan Club 11th Annual Car Show from
Bing Gatewood

Somernites Cruise September 22, 2012

Somernites Cruise September 22, 2012 from Jason Denney

NSRA Golden State Street Rod Nat

NSRA Golden State Street Rod Nat from Michael Corazzelli

Culpeper Regional Airport 13th Annual AirFest

Culpeper Regional Airport 13th Annual AirFest from
Charles Shotwell

Choctaw Oklahoma Sonic Drive-In Cruise Night

Choctaw Oklahoma Sonic Drive-In Cruise Night from Dale and Paulette Satterlee

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