Hotrodhotline Newsletter  October 24, 2012
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Seller Alert !
We want to let our readers know that many of our sellers have been getting phone calls from someone named "Karen"  saying that she is from Hotrodhotline and that she can put your ad on other sites ......   we want to let you know that this person "Karen"  is NOT from Hotrodhotline and is trying to trick you into spending money with their organization.  This is a scam so you  should tell her that you know she is not with Hotrodhotline and that you have been warned about her.      You may receive calls from others saying that they will put ads online for you .... but you should ask yourself ...  who are these people and how would anyone else find my car there if I never heard of them. They are usually just boiler room operations that have nothing to do with our industry... and who do not promote their websites. They are just trying to get your money !

We were also contacted by one of our sellers ... Who was contacted by someone claiming to be an Air Hostess with a Turkish Airline… They said they were interested in buying the sellers vehicle for their Dad.  They claimed they are not allowed personal effects such as phones or other electronic appliances, so they are not able to call and handle the transaction over the phone. If they are not allowed phones or other electronic appliances ... Just how are they contacting you. If they can contact you by email.. They have access to perform the task they say they are not allow to perform.  THIS IS A SCAM..

 You will also want to remember to read our  “Sellers Tips” where you will learn about the various scams that are out there and learn about some best practices to follow when contacted about your car.  

Behind The Doors – With Al Liebmann with Cool-Flex & Wintec Fabrication Hot Rods Parts. When it comes to T-Buckets & Fluid Transfer Hoses no one knows better than Jim Wilkos and COOL-FLEX & WINTEC. Jim has been around Hot Rods since he was young. His first car was a 1969 Camaro and he still has it! Read More

Coolflex Garage Build

Shop Tour Of Street Rod Steve’s Garage - Behind The Doors – With Al Liebmann I had the opportunity to visit Stephen Van Blarcom or Street Rod Steve, as his friends know him, at his shop to check out some of his Toys.  I was amazed to see his collection and hear his stories about his 1929 roadster that set a World Land Speed record in 2009 out in Bonneville.  Read More

Shop Tour Of Street Rod Steve’s Garage

Cars are SELLING  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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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.

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


Motorama Events - The Nations Largest All Indoor Motorsports Event Featuring 1 Million Sq Feet of Exhibit Space. It all goes down February 16th and 17th 2013 in Harrisburg Pennsylvania at the Farm Show Complex. Click on the video to your right and take a virtual tour inside the event that attracts over 50,000 motorsports enthusiasts annually.

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EStopp -    This summer 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 GM Peformance Motor 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

American Autowire - 1970-72 Monte Carlo 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 1970-1972 Monte Carlo Kit is no exception. The kit boasts 19 features making it the most complete system of its type in the industry More Info

American Autowire

Classic Instruments - New 1947-53 Chevy Truck Kit. Now offered by the team at Classic Instruments is a complete instrument kit for 1947-53 Chevrolet/ GMC trucks.  The kit comes complete with your choice of a speedometer or speedtachular (tach built into speedometer), accompanied by a quad, along with all of the necessary sending units, bezels, and necessary hardware to install the instruments in the original dash. More Info

Classic Instruments

Classic Performance Products - Rear Suspension for 1963-72 Chevy Truck. Classic Performance now offers rear suspension components for the 1963-72 Chevy Truck. Available as a complete kit or purchased separately, these parts offer a wide range of benefits and a clean custom look. More Info

Classic Performance Products

Classic Rods & More - can now provide you with a proven MII IFS for your 1928-31 Ford Model A that will give you a low stance and maintain your wheels in the center of the front fenders. More Info

Classic Rods & More

Holley Performance - Holley New Ultra Street Avengers and Ultra Double Pumpers In Hard Core Gray! Holley’s Ultra Street Avengers™ and Ultra Double Pumpers™ are now available in the Hard Core Gray™ coating, first introduced on the Ultra HPs. The Hard Core Gray finish is a hard coat anodizing that not only looks great, but offers superior corrosion protection.  More Info

Holley Performance

Hurst Shifters - Manual Shifters Chevrolet Camaro. Just one of the shifters available depending on transmission configuration, check out our website for more Chevrolet applications More Info

Hurst Shifters

MSD Ignition - High Speed DynaForce Starter is designed for engines using magnetos that require higher cranking RPM to start. This starter builds on the quality and performance of the standard DynaForce Starter but adds 25% more cranking speed and extreme durability. Features that top race teams need to get going faster! More Info

Msd Ignition

O'brien Truckers - has done an amazing job resurrecting some of the best air cleaners from the early days, and here’s another one to add to their list.  The “Continental” air cleaners were produced in the 1950's by Hi-Speed Power Equipment in Valley Stream, NY.  This air cleaner design is often referred to as  an  “Andy Kassa" air cleaner, because the most famous use of them by far was on Andy's 1950's Deuce 3W coupe. More Info

Obrien Truckers

Ron Francis Wiring - iStart (WITH Purchase of Ron Francis Wiring Kit). 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. More Info

Ron Francis Wiring

Wheel Vintique - 106 Series Style Steel Rallye. Fully Polished Aluminum (Painted slots) Since 1993, we have been delivering the largest selection of stock steel wheels, billet wheels, wire wheels and accessories to the automotive enthusiast.  More Info

Wheel Vintique

GM Performance Motor - Small Block Crate Engines. Hundreds of Engines in Stock Browse or search our selection of GM Performance Engines, we have hundreds in stock and ready to ship to you. Take a look at our selection of GM Small Block Crate Engines. More Info

GM Performance

Big Al’s Carponents - Marque and Mini Marque Arm Rests. The Marque armrest features stylish black inlay, courtesy light, door opener and a separate slotted Backplate that allows the upholstery to show through. Featuring a Mini Marque Armrest rest with a grab handle in the Marque style, this item is with the black inlay along the front edge.  The Armrest is 11 inches long including the grab.  Mini Marque Armrest can also be ordered with or without a light. More info

Big Als Carponents

BMS Navigo - LT Series Trailers. 040 White Smooth Exterior Finish, 32" Side Door, Ramp Rear Door Spring Assist, 4 Dome Lights, 2 5/16" Hitch Coupler, Stainless Trim Package, Stainless Bead Rolled and Rolled Bottom, LED Light Package, Overhead Cabinets, 12V & 110V Wall Switches, Work Bench W/Cabinets, 4000 # Winch. More Info

BMS Navigo

Cool Craft - Ford Truck, 1954-56 V8 350 Crossflow Aluminum Radiator w/Shroud & Fan.  Note: Crossflow w/ 16" Thin Fan Engine: V8 350 More Info

Cool Craft

Downs - Camaro Downs Z walkaround.LS1 w/LS6 heads, big cam and 100hp Nitrous shot by G-force. Stage 3 Auto Trans, Fiberglass body on C5 corvette frame, Diamond audio system, newest technology throughout vehicle! More Info


Dutchman Axles - What axle material do you use? What makes your axles stronger than stock?  Why induction hardening vs thru hardening? Why are your axles machined after heat treating? These are just a few of the questions we address every day at Dutchman. More Info

Dutchman Axles

Dynotech Engineering - Has the Experience and Personnel to Design Your Multiple Piece Driveshafts. More Info

Dynotech Engineering

Engineered Components, Inc - Rear Axle Drum Brake Rebuilding Kits. ECI rear axle drum brake kits come complete with new drums relined shoes, new wheel cylinders, new hardware and spring kits. State exact year, model and drum size/style More Info

Engineered Components, Inc

Eddie Motorsports - Billet Air Cleaner-Americana Series Take a look

Eddie Motorsports

Fastlane Speed and Rod Shop - Why buy used, New is cheaper and faster. 4-6 Week Build Time. Any Color Dupont Paint Base Coat Clear Coat & Interior Color & Design. All Quality New Parts. More Info

Fastlane Speed and Rod Shop

Hooker Headers - Hooker Headers is pleased to announce the expansion of their Darksides™ Black Ceramic Coated header line. This satin black coating withstands temperatures up to 1,700 degrees Fahrenheit without dulling or discoloring, and is higher than traditional metal ceramic coatings that can endure temperatures closer to 1,300 degrees. More Info

Hooker Headers

Hot Heads - Dodge Valve Covers include all the Hot Heads features you would expect including: room to accommodate longer valves and larger springs, short fins, machineable boss on the inside of cover for 1 1/2"-12 TPI oil cap (PN21201), spark plug tube 'O' rings and stainless Steel hardware. More Info

Hot Heads

Jasper Engines & Transmissions - Stock Performance Engine. These engines utilize a more aggressive camshaft profile compared to the Class I engine. They also receive performance cylinder heads as an upgraded bolt-on part. With performance starting at 300 horsepower, and that fair idle lope street rod & muscle car guys love to hear, the stock performance engine is regarded as the most economical horsepower build. More Info


March Performance - Chevy Small Blocks Brackets and Pulleys For LS-1, LS-2 and LS-7. Just a sampling of some of the brackets and pulleys for Chevy small blocks offered at March Performance. More Info

March Performance

Powertrain Control Solutions - Simple Shift Transmission Controller. Simple Shift is the latest breakthrough in electronic overdrive transmission control. No laptops or hand-held tuning devices are required to completely control shift points, shift firmness, and torque convertor lockup.  More Info

Powertrain Control Solutions

Purdee Industries Header Buddy - The newest innovation in exhaust technology is now available.  The HEADER BUDDY was invented with only one thing in mind - to do away with exhaust collector gaskets forever. More Info

Purdee Industries Header Buddy

Superior Glass Works - Chevy Truck Fiberglass Parts. Superior also offers over 500 fiberglass parts for 1927-'54 Chevys and Fords, available for immediate shipping.  More Info

Superior Glass Works

Trick Truck'n Rod - Altman Easy Latch Kit. Stop slamming your doors & go easy with the Altman Easy Latch KitBear Claw Latch Kit  More Info

Trick Truck'n Rod

Tuff Stuff - GM Alternators. From the early GM style 10DN alternators that require an external voltage regulator to the latest alternators for the LS engines, Tuff Stuff makes the custom alternator you are looking for! More Info

Tuff Stuff

Unisteer Performance Products - New Electra-Steer Kits. 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 Performance Products

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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


Motorama Events - See hundreds of the nation’s top touring show vehicles from the early 1900's to today's modern marvels; antiques, classics muscle, exotics, lead sleds, modern muscle, movie cars, rat rods, tuners and so much more. Motorama’s Rod, Custom and Tuner Show is the only indoor show of its kind and is hosted alongside an additional 800,00sq feet of motorsports racing and events. More Info

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Somernites Cruise  CRUISE WEEKEND October 25th-26th-27th! 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!


Cruise Entrance Gates Open in Downtown 1PM:  Somerset for the Show & Shine!!! It’s the Big Show!!! Blocks and blocks of show cars and trucks! Stroll thru the downtown area admiring all the chrome and horsepower, talk to car owners & enjoy the family oriented atmosphere!  Check it all out here.

The National Street Rod Association has a great schedule for 2013. Southwest Street Rod Nationals Plus. April 12th, 13th & 14th, 2013. State Fair Park. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  Check out the 2013 schedule and make your plans now


Good Guys - 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


November 7: Prolong Twilight Cruise, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. FREE!
Music, food and beverage vendors, raffle prizes, 50/50 drawing, giveaways, and lots of beautiful cars.  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.


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Anpac Insurance CHROME® - Free CHROME® Specialty Car Insurance iPhone Application Designed For The Ultimate Classic Car Enthusiast. Finding the value of a classic car or a list of nearby car shows just got easier (and cheaper). IPhone users can now download an updated version of the popular CHROME iPhone Application, the first app to include a price guide for classic and antique automobiles, for free. More Info

Anpac Insurance

Centerforce - 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. More Info


GoodGuys - 2012 Intro Wheels Muscle Machine Of The Year Winner! Dave & Karen Leisinger’s ’71 Chevy Camaro, built as a tribute to “The Professor” Warren Johnson, has won the Goodguys 2012 Intro Wheels Muscle Machine of the Year award. Read More


Davviki LTD - Noted  Author, Real Estate Broker, & Car Entusiast J.W. Grodt took delivery of a 1932 3 W East Coast Custom style Hot Rod at the GM Carlilsle Productions event June 24, 2012. JW commissioned DAVVIKI LTD. last year to build a 6" Channeled, Unchopped 3 W Coupe. More Info

Davviki LTD

Enclosed Vehicle Transport - Enclosed Car Transport - yes we do! We have transported everything from turn of the century classic antiques to modern day exotic wonders.  Here are a few of the cars we have safely delivered. We will make updates, so check back to see the latest additions. More Info

Enclosed Vehicle Transport

Thermo-Tec - Top 10 Tech Questions .. How thick is the Thermo-Guard FR?  Find Out More


Vintage Glass - Specials - BALL's Best Power Window Kit. Includes Right & Left Regulator, Floating Channels, Lighted Switches, Wiring Harness and Motor Wires. Made in USA w/ Lifetime Warranty. Perfect combo w/ our 1-pc Door Glass kits. Or OE custom made kits And More

Vintage Glass

5-Time Land Speed Motorcycle Record Holder Valerie Thompson to Appear at SEMA Show -  To Appear at the SEMA Show with Martech Quality Air Breathing Systems read more...

Valerie Thompson

Route 66 The People—The Places—The Dreams By Sal Santoro & Bob Walton - This fully illustrated 260-page book is an odyssey on the fulfillment of two retired gearheads life-long dream of driving the “Mother Road” (Route 66) from beginning to end in Bob’s 1968 Cadillac convertible. Read More

More Book Reviews

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One great Willy's coupe! Check this out... a hand-formed all-aluminum Willys Coupe! This is Walt Austin’s aluminum Willys coupe at Jim Hume's shop, south of Bellingham, Washington. Read More

Check out more great Build Articles

One Great Willys

Hotrod MD Article - Calibrating a Speedometer. Many of us “gearheads” have had the experience of being pulled over by our friendly local law-enforcement officer and being told that we were exceeding the posted speed limit. We inform him of the fact that we couldn’t be speeding because our speedometer indicated that we were doing exactly what the posted speed limit is.  That argument never works though, because by design the vehicle’s speedometer is accurate by law, or international agreement to about plus-or-minus 10%. Read More


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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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

Big Al

The Race Of Gentlemen  from
"Big Al" Liebmann

Michael Corazzelli

21st Annual NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion from
Michael Corazzelli

Mike Bourg

Memorial Bike and Car Cruise for Jessica Ridgeway From Mike Bourg

Tom Poremba

 High Rollers Family Fun Center Car Show From Tom Poremba

Ray Ballard

 ASRA Vintage Weekend 3 From Ray Ballard

Dale and Paulette Satterlee

Pennyrile Classics Car Club's October Halloween Cruise-in from Dale and Paulette Satterlee

Wayne Mikosz

2012 Santa Ana Fall Classic Car Show Fundraiser From Wayne Mikosz

Debra Cheek

10th Annual Virginia Fall Classic Car-Truck-Bike Show From Debra Cheek

Don Doerger

 Cincy Street Rods Fall Cruise From
Don Doerger

Dave Guttman

Full House Motorsports 1st Annual Running With The Pumpkins Car Show From Dave Guttman

Bing Gatewood

Driver Days Car Show From
Bing Gatewood

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