Hotrodhotline Newsletter  November 8, 2012
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Seller Alert !
We wanted to remind you that even though we might mention a name on some of the scam alerts we bring you.. The scammers always change their name and contact information but the main point of the scam is always the same. Case in point we received 2 email stating the following “I got a call from the same scammers.  Name was Ann Malki.  Said she lived in Baraboo, Wisconsin.” and another that said “I am Ann Malki  from Rochdale Manchester, OL15 0AQ United Kingdom” Just remember If it sounds too good to be true .. It most likely is Check out our Scam Page

STOLEN - 1967 Plymouth Barracuda Fastback stolen this morning (November 1, 2012) around 8am from my garage in Menifee, CA Lic. Plate #2AQS198 Vin #BH29B72221774 Also Stolen at the same time was a Honda CR450 Motorcross Bike and the car trailer pictured. This car is irreplaceable to me, Please help me find it! More Info

Patrick Hall Stolen

American Collectors Insurance Helping Hurricane Sandy’s victims - We know the past several days have been trying and our thoughts are with you, your club members, and their families in the aftermath of the hurricane. We are dedicated to helping Hurricane Sandy’s victims (many of whom live in our home state) any way we can. Our headquarters (496 Kings Hwy). More Info

Hurricane Sandy


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.


Cars are SELLING  on !

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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

American Autowire - Announces Newest Product In The Classic Update Line: 1966-1977 Ford Bronco Classic Update Wiring Kit At Sema. Classic Update Kits give you one of the most complete kits on the market to “Make Wiring THAT Easy”. More Info

American Autowire

Wheel Vintiques - Supreme steel wheel - We think you will agree that Wheel Vintiques is the clear choice for your steel, billet, and wire wheel needs. Wheel Vintiques Supreme is a steel wheel featuring a classic 5-star design. These two-piece wheels have a beautiful chrome finish, and would look great on any vehicle, be it vintage or new. More Info

Wheel Vintiques

B&M Racing - Pro Ratchet shifter. This is the ultimate race shifter. If your looking for a stout shifter - designed, developed and refined by the company that invented race shifters - the Pro Ratchet is the top of the hill. More Info

B&M Racing

Classic Rods & More -  Can now provide you with a PROVEN Mustang II Suspension that will give you a low stance and maintain your wheels in the center of the front fenders.   More Info

Classic Rods & More

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 Motor

Holley Performance - New Dominator Gen 3. American Made – Materials and Assembly. All New Fuel Bowl Design. Completely redesigned from the ground up for racing.  More Info


O'Brien Truckers - Batwing Air Cleaner. As the trend toward nostalgia continues and hard-to-find parts disappear, O’BRIEN TRUCKERS has made it their business to faithfully fill that void, this time with a two-piece aluminum version of the ever-popular Caddy / Olds “batwing” air cleaner that’s been a favorite for over a half a century. More Info

O'brien Truckers

Ron Francis Wiring - All Detail Zone fuel Injection systems include necessary connectors for that particular application, including single or dual fans when required. These systems are complete and operate the engine in closed loop, which allows the engine to RUN LIKE FACTORY. Diagnostic Scan Tool connections and Malfunction Indicator Lamp Circuits (MIL) are supplied for each application, allowing the system to be scanned at any OEM dealer or repair facility. More Info

Ron Francis Wiring

House of Kolor Digital Paintbooth - All New Paint Booth 3-D gives you the power to create the custom ride of your dreams, just as you have always imagined it - in House of Kolor. See it before you build it! More Info

House of Kolor Digital Paintbooth

HushMat - NEW Universal Quiet Tape in Counter/Shelf Pack .  “Quiet Tape is a product that has thousands of applications inside vehicles, boats garages and homes to secure panels, tighten fit and finish of trim, tack down wires, cables, and seal seams”. More Info


J & B Microfinish - New Product ... "Horsepower Series" Billet Taillight Bezels. This product focuses on the current street machine movement and can help the builder to further enhance the quality of the design and build. More Info

J & B Microfinish

Main Street Custom Finishing - Dashes ... These are metal or fiberglass dashes that are permanently laminated with real wood veneers NOT wood graining! Each is a one of a kind and no two are exactly alike. Only the finest veneers are hand selected for these dashes.  More Info

Main Street Custom Finishing

Old Air Products - Custom and Street Rod Hurricane Heaters. f 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. More info

Old Air Products

Speedway Motors - Now offers a 13-Inch Disc Brake and Dropped Spindle Kit designed to give you big stopping performance on a small budget. More Info

Speedway Motors

Timeless Rods - We specialize in Turn Key Street Rods. We offer several models each with a number of options for you to choose from. If you don’t see what you’re looking for we will be glad to customize your turn key car or package to your specifications. More Info

Timeless Rods

Hotronics Products offering FREE Shipping
              Battery Disconnects
           Self Cancelling Turn Signals
         Electronic Fan Switches
 These and many many more top quality MADE IN THE U.S.A. products are avaliable at Hotronics.  We have been working with Hotronics Products since 2000 and have always heard great things about their product line..  Check out all of the fantastic products they have then give Greg at Hotronics a call and get your order shipped FREE Get details here


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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
            Check Out the 2013 Schedule Now


The National Street Rod Association has a great schedule for 2013. The NSRA Event schedule is full of street rod events across the country.   Check out the 2013 schedule and make your plans now


GoodGuys November 10 & 11 - Pleasanton, CA, 23rd  AUTUMN GET-TOGETHER Fairgrounds - Pleasanton.  The festive weekend includes a giant show & shine with American powered cars and trucks of all years, makes & models plus a special truck exhibit featuring big trucks, little trucks, trick trucks, semi-trucks, monster trucks and wild show trucks! See over 3,000 rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks, a giant swap meet & car corral, vendor exhibits, Goodguys AutoCross, pinstriper's brush bash, model car show and a special Veteran's Tribute Saturday!   Get the details here

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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 Creme de la Chrome Award page to catch a glimpse of the long awaited trophy, designed by automotive illustrator Darrell Mayaab.


Dec. 1: Lions Drag Strip Reunion, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Join us at the NHRA Museum as we relive the magic of Lions Drag Strip and remember "the last drag race" at the legendary track. The event will feature an interactive panel discussion with several racing legends, an exhibit, and small-scale Lions replica. Admission is only $25 per person, includes museum admission, panel discussion, giveaway, and light refreshments.  More Info

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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


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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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. No mail-in entries accepted after Friday, March 22nd, 2013. Discount available through Friday, March 22nd, 2013.  Keep checking Their web site for more information


More This Week at

Anpac Insurance CHROME - Brilliant Classic Car Insurance From ANPAC - Paying your insurance premiums just got easier than ever using our Easy Pay - The Checkless Way® option. More Info

Anpac Chrome

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. Watch the Video


Classic Instruments - Is extremely proud to announce that we had the honor of receiving the 2012 Business of the Year Award at the Hot Rod Industry Alliance Banquet during the SEMA show. More Info

Classic Instruments

Classic Performance Products - Parts Catalogs. We Are Authorized Dealers / Distributors For Many Quality Restoration, Hot Rod & Performance Parts Manufacturers & Suppliers. If You Do Not See What You Are Looking For Please Do Not Hesitate To Call or Email Us. More Info

Classic Performance Products

Goodguys Release Event Schedule, Celebrate 30th Anniversary in 2013 - Featuring 19 vintage automotive festivals across America! It’s been a great 30-year ride! More Info


MSD Ignition -  2012 SEMA Awards! For the second year in a row, we won a New Product Award. The new Atomic LS won Best New Street Rod product and was runner up in Best Engineered. In addition, the packaging for the Atomic LS was runner up in the Best New Packaging category. More Info

MSD Ignition

AccuAir Suspension - launches its “iLevel” app for wireless Air Suspension control through an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. For use with AccuAir's e-Level Air Suspension Systems, the app is available for free download through the Apple App Store and is designed to look and operate very similar to the popular e-Level TouchPad interface. More Info

AccuAir Suspension

Brice Thomas Radiator - ON SALE NOW*** Limited time only. Polished Radiator Caps. More Info

Brice Thomas Radiator

Butch's Cool Stuff - New 71/72 Chevy truck Stainless Steel Tube Grilles. Someone once said that changing the grille is the easiest and most inexpensive way to make a dramatic change to the look of your rod or truck.  More Info

Butch's Cool Stuff

Concept One - Small Block Chevy Victory Series Pulley Systems. When working on your engine you are presented with a number of options to make things work according to your needs and specifications. Having high performance pulley systems in place is crucial to improving power and maximizing efficiency. More Info

Concept One

Double R Trailers - Enclosed Auto Hauler trailers from Double R Trailers are built like no other. We build gooseneck and bumper-pull models. More Info

Double R Trailers

EZ Wiring - Our Most Popular!  Full size fuses and Fuse Box 12 Standard.  More Info

EZ Wiring

Fast Times Rods - 1941 Willys Round Tube Chassis. One of our long time customers wanted a Willys with a “twist”. Starting with a custom Dutchman independant rear suspension, we fabricated this all round tube chassis from a clean sheet of paper and built all the components in house, including one of my personal favorites, the custom oval tubular control arms. More Info

Fast Times Rods

Heidts - Shop Tour ... Industry Leaders in the Design and Manfacturing of Front & Rear Suspensions for Street Rods and Muscle Cars. Heidts Hot Rod Shop is one of the premier forces that challenges and supplies the market with not only some of the finest components, but some of the finest service as well. More Info


Inland Empire Driveline Service - Having a little information at the beginning of your street rod project can make setting up power train angles one of the simplest steps in the building process. Not having, or ignoring this information can turn your dream car into a nightmare. More Info

Inland Empire Driveline Service

Sherms Plating - Shop Tour- in Sacramento California The premiere plating shop in the U.S.A. With their state-of-the-art facility and over a quarter-century of experience, it is easy to understand how Sherm’s can consistently give the customer a finished product that literally outshines the rest. More Info

Sherms Plating

Steele Rubber - Products President, Matt Agosta, and Scott Goodwin from Goodwin Restorations remove and replace the back window glass weatherstripping on '67 Chevy pick-up using a cord on "My Classic Car with Dennis Gage".  Watch Video

Steele Rubber

Greybeard Promotions, Inc. and O'Reilly Auto Parts are pleased to announce that Colorado's most well-known indoor automotive event is back! The 16th Annual Rocky Mountain Auto Show. The Crème de la Chrome of the Rockies, will take place Friday, November 23, 2012 through Sunday, November 25, 2012 at the Colorado Convention Center in Downtown Denver. More Info

Greybeard Promotions

Young Rodders - When we see the young guys at car shows with their rides, we just love it ! Reminds us of when we were young and working on our cars ... often with limited resources ... and it reminds us of how much it means to help the young people in our hobby. They are our future ... so we'd like to showcase them here. This section is open for rodders age 35 and younger to showcase their cars. Check it Out

Hot Rodders Of Tomorrow National Championship

Snake and Mongoose movie trailer shown at the SEMA NHRA Breakfast - Check out the Official Snake & Mongoose trailer. The movie is based on the real-life friendship and rivalry of Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen. The film costars Jesse Williams and Richard Blake More Info

Snake and Mongoose movie trailer shown at the SEMA NHRA Breakfast

Tribute to George Follmer this Thursday at the Petersen Automotive Museum - For its fourteenth year of celebrating Legends of Motorsport, the Petersen Automotive Museum, along with the Checkered Flag 200, a support group of the museum, will present a very special “Tribute to George Follmer” program at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles. More Info

Tribute to George Follmer this Thursday at the Petersen Automotive Museum

NHRA Full Throttle Series -  Drivers Take Center Stage At The Free Auto Club Q&A Held At The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum More info

NHRA Full Throttle Series

BedWood and Parts - LLC Expands Its Team - Hopkinsville, Kentucky U.S.A.—BedWood for Trucks, the #1 source of show quality, custom manufactured, wooden truck bed parts and accessories announced the hiring of Gregory Smith as the Midwest Business Devel Read More

BedWood and Parts

SEMA 2012 Award Winners - This year's SEMA Award for the top trending vehicle models in four categories were announced today at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The Ford Mustang was named Hottest Car, the Scion FR-S took the Hottest Sport Compact honors, the Ford F-Series won Hottest Truck and the Jeep Wrangler received the Hottest 4x4-SUV award.  More Info


RACING SCENE Column – (Race Track Revivals) OCT. 2012 - Brought news about the birth or revival of three auto racing tracks in California. Two of the tracks are paved and one dirt. The three sites are located in northern, central and southern California.  More Info

Tim Kennedy

Sales and Monthly Specials - We are posting the Sales and Specials offered by our Advertisers here and will be changing them often as we get new information. Keep checking back so you don't miss out on the Super Deals we have here every week. More Info

Monthly Specials

McMillan Rod & Custom  offers this 1/4” solid stainless steel beltline trim that can be ordered to fit your specific application.  Machined from type 304 stainless steel and polished to a mirror finish, it is sold by the foot with studs available. It has a multitude of other uses such as dash trim More Info

McMillan Rod & Custom

Fabricating a Deck Lid Release Cable - In recent Hot Rod MD articles I fabricated a bracket to mount a deck lid latch (Installing a Trunk Latch) and showed how to make a low-buck prop rod (Fabricating a Deck Lid Prop Rod) to hold the deck lid open.  Mechanisms to operate the latch were covered briefly in the deck lid latch article but it didn’t show how to install a release.  Installation of a solenoid to unlatch it is covered well in the instructions that come with most solenoid kits.  However, if you opt for a simpler release like a pull-cable you will have to fabricate much of it yourself. More Info


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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SEMA Hotrod Hotline Exhibitors - Although not open to the general public, the industry individuals who attended got to showcase their best and see what else is out there so that what is, in turn, brought to and made available to the general public is the cream of the crop. Take a look at some of the exhibitors in Hot Rod Alley who advertise with us .


November Offers Three Big GoodGuys Events to Finish Off The 2012 Hot Rodding Season! he 2012 season is on the home stretch and we're serving up a bounty of events before we shut it down for the year. More Info



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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Goodguys 19th Southeastern Nationals Oct. 26-28, 2012 from Jake Meadows

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VooDoo HooDoo 2 from Butch Pate

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Meltdown Drags at Byron Dragway from Richie Jaeschke

Bob Steinhaus

Fox Run Car Show from Bob Steinhaus

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40th Annual Nojoqui Falls Fun Run Car Show from Sam Flowers

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Classic Cruisers Annual Winterfest Car Show from Bing Gatewood

Charles Shotwell

Car Hop Days Car Show at Family Diner from Charles Shotwell

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