Hotrodhotline Newsletter  November 1, 2012
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Seller Alert:
Here is another person that has heard from Karen (Mentioned in Last Weeks Newsletter.. His story is a bit different.

I  Noticed your warning regarding an impostor named Karen.  I think that I got stiffed by her.  She didn't represent you but another company in the east.  She made a lot of claims about all the places that my car would be shown so I bought in and I never got a single call.  I did sell the car as a result of Hotrod Hotline.

Hurst Equipped: More Than 50 Years of High Performance - The automotive aftermarket's most storied brand gives collectors a chance to own history with numbered copies of the book that documents 50+ years of Hurst.  More Info

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House of Kolor Digital Paintbooth - 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! We will be showing the software at the House of  Kolor Valspar booth at SEMA Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2012 More Info

House of Kolor Digital Paintbooth


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

Airbagit - Mustang-II Duece AIRWAVE AIR SHOCKS / pair Dual 16 Position Adjustable. Latest technology No "O" Rings to wear out.  More Info


Classic Dash - 1970-76 Duster Carbon Fiber 6 Gauge Panel with Auto Meter Gauges. Molded UV resistant ABS instrument panel with a Carbon Fiber Finish will replace the stock gauge panel exactly. This panel comes with Auto Meter Gauges. More Info

Classic Dash

Dolphin Gauges - Quad, Speedo’s & TachsOur Dolphin line of gauges are available in many colors: White, Gold, Aqua, Tan, Black and Gray. Dolphin Instruments has a style and color gauge set to compliment any custom interior. Our line of great looking, high quality gauges feature the finest air core movements available, glare free lighting, stylish curved glass lenses and polished stainless or gold bezels. The electronic sets include a fully programmable electronic speedometer for easy calibration with any tire size/axle ratio. More Info

Dolphin Gauges

Snug Harbor - Hot Rods 650 HP Plus Supercharged 454 Chevy. Do you want ultimate power, aggressive looks, and the ability to drive down the expressway? Then your hot rod this 650 HP supercharged monster from Snug Harbor Hot Rod Engines.  More Info

Snug Harbor

Stainless Steel Brakes - Popular Street Rod Products. Simplify your brake plumbing with SSBC Performance Brake Systems. The adjustable, anodized... Made in the USA, theres no competition when it comes to SSBC Performance Brake Systems... All hardware is included in the SSBC Performance Brake Systems single piston rear disc brake... More Info

Stainless Steel Brakes

Alan Grove Components - Long water pumps were used on most 1969 and later passenger cars and 1973 and later trucks.  A very versatile street rod style bracket system. Works well with most induction systems. Will clear multiple carbs, fuel injection, etc. More Info

Alan Grove Components

BeBops Glassworks - 32 High Boy Roadster Body comes complete with Oak Reinforced Interior, Steel Reinforced 1" Boxed Tubing, Steel Plates in Floor Pan, Stock Hinges, Bear Claw Door Latches, Hinged Deck Lid, Reinforced Core Mat in Floor and Body, Removable Dash - Space under Dash is formatted to accommodate most Air Conditioning units, Custom Firewall More info

BeBops Glassworks

Clayton Machine Works (CMW) -  Adds to their product line with these new “Pro-Touring” door handles and window cranks. Designed to fit 1949-up GM and Ford splines, these new handles are a perfect addition to your muscle car or hot-rod. More Info

Clayton Machine Works

E-Stopp - he E-Stopp can replace your existing lever e-brake or be installed on a new chassis just as easy. With encased cables it can be mounted anywhere you have room. The micro-computer controller regulates the proper amount of pull to your system and mounts under the dash panel. More Info


Fatman Fabrications - Each Mustang II kit is fitted precisely to the specific car we list. There is no need for a “Universal” (you-make-it-fit) kit with Fatman! If you have a custom application, or one that is not listed, please call for a simple worksheet and personal attention to your wishes. We can build track widths from 45" to 65" hub to hub (where the wheel sits on the hub.) More Info

Fatman Fabrications

Image Street Rods - Originator of the Rectangular Header Increase Style, Horsepower & Torque with 12 Bolts Available for Chevy & Ford Small Block Available in Raw Steel, CermaKrome & Chrome Fits Angle Plug Heads More Info

Image Street Rods

Juliano’s - Nobody wants their seat belts falling out the door every time they get out of the car, so Juliano’s offers a simple solution to the problem. More Info


kwik Wire - 2nd Generation 14 Circuit 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

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Made 4 You - T-Clamp Kits to Complete an Entire Car. All of our clamp kits contain 10/32 stainless steel mounting hardware for a professional finish. A durable plastic storage case is provided for easy access and organization. More Info

Made 4 You

Radir Wheels - Tri-Ribb III. Satin Center. One Piece Aluminum Design. Heat treated for strength to T-6 Aluminum. We Exceed all SFI 5.1A standards. Extra Webbing around the lugnut holes for added strength. Available in 5" and 5 1/2" Bolt patterns. Available in Full Polish, *Satin center polished lip* Special order Chrome available. Optional Bullet Cone Center. Center Spinners Available in 3 Different Designs. More Info

Radir Wheels

Shiny Hiney - Anniversary Sale - 1955-56-57 Chevy Custom Trunk Panel Kit.  Get them while they last! No Figuring, No Cutting, NO Flimsy Panels. CNC precision-cut, automotive-grade laminate panels install with no mounting hardware! More Info

Shiny Hiney

Spal USA - High Performance Fans. From our High Performance fan line this fan is designed for industrial and extreme offroad applications. It has a very rugged design with an aggressive paddle blade. It is a radiator fan that is sometimes used in pairs. It is also used in oil coolers, AC condensers and intercoolers. It features fully sealed motor that are waterproof/dustproof. Each fan is individually balanced for long life. More Fans

Spal USA

Specialty Power Windows - Custom kit for 1946-48 Ford Convertibles. This kit was designed just for the '46-48 Ford convertibles, using genuine GM motors. This kit has been developed for easier conversion to power windows. More Info

Specialty Power Windows

Tanks Inc - offers the largest selection of gas tanks for your 1928-56 Ford and they are available in Poly, Alloy Coated Steel and Stainless Steel. Tank's, Inc. also offers Fuel Tanks for 1964-73 Ford Mustang, 60-65 Ford Falcon, 1955-56 Ford T-Bird and 1933-84 Ford Pickup. More Info

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Vintage Air - Selecting the Correct System For Your Vehicle. Vintage Air, Inc. manufactures a wide array of components for air conditioning your vehicle. We specialize in manufacturing products that can be used to air condition most any type of vehicle. More Info

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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


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


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.


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


Motorama Events - Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex 2300 N. Cameron Street | Harrisburg, PA 17110 Saturday 2/16 9AM-10PM & Sunday 2/17 9AM-5PM More Info

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Anpac Chrome - Insured2GoSM iPhone App Offers Impressive Array of Insurance-related Features. Insured2GoSM offers an extensive list of features for current clients, but even those not currently insured with American National will find the app's functionalities to be useful in the event of a roadside emergency or auto accident Key features of Insured2GoSM. More Info


American Collectors Insurance - We Do Everything We Can To Satisfy The Insurance Needs of the Collector. That was our mission when we first opened our doors, and words we still live by today. That’s why last year, 99% of our customer feedback rated our claims process very good to excellent. More Info

American Collectors Insurance

BASF - Refinish Automotive Color Trend Report 2012 - Designers from BASF Automotive Coatings have announced the results of its latest automotive color trend report. In the report, BASF color experts from North America, South America, Europe and Asia provide a forecast of the automotive colors of the future. More Info


Dynamat - Xtreme Door Kit Installation instructions will guide you through the proper installation of the Dynamat Xtreme Door Kit. NOTE: If you are unsure about your installation abilities, have an Authorized Dynamat Dealer perform the installation. For optimal performance, observe the following installation steps More Info


Engine Factory - Compare - Turn Key Engines Use Only the Finest Brand Name Parts Available. They Are Hand Assembled And Tested By ASE Certified Technicians. More Info

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Hedman Hedders - Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions. Q: What are hedders? A: Hedders are specially designed tubular manifolds which replace the inefficient heavy factory cast iron manifolds.. More Info

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NHRA Hot Rod Reunion - After the overwhelming success of the NHRA Museum’s popular Hot Rod Reunions in Kentucky and California, organizers elected to add another event to the 2013 Hot Rod Reunion calendar. The inaugural New England NHRA Hot Rod Reunion will be held in September (dates to be announced soon) of 2013 (Thursday through Saturday) at the new NHRA member track, New England Dragway in Epping, N.H. More Info


Painless Performance - Web Catalog .. Here at Painless we strive to make your search as simple and productive as possible and provide you with the information you need. More Info

Painless Performance

Steve’s Auto Restoration - Custom Louvering Services.  Flat Top Louvering, "Salt Flat" or Round Louvering, and "Deco" Louvering .. More Info

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Surf City Garage - Killer Chrome .. Check out how to use Surf City Garage Metal Polishes: Killer Chrome; Maximum Metal; and Absolutely Aluminum More Info

Surf City Garage

Bedwood and Parts - Visualize Your Vehicle's Bed Wood. Not sure which type of Bed Wood liner system would work best for your vehicle? Our Bed Wood Visualizer is the perfect tool designed to help you customize your vehicle's Bed Wood based on your paint color. See which types of wood species gives your vehicle what you're looking for. More Info

Bedwood and Parts

Gear Vendors Under/Overdrive - If you study the performance curves you will see two major benefits of GearSplitting. As an example we'll use the TH400 or 4L80E trans chart with a Vortec 7.4 (454). Gears are multipliers of torque so at 3,000 rpm in 2nd-over the torque multiplier is 4.73 where without the GEAR VENDORS you would get into 2500rpm in 3rd-direct at 4.10. The difference in engine torque is only 10lbs ft. but the difference in the multiplier 4.73 vs 4.10. That's over 18% more working torque. More Info

Gear Vendors Under-Overdrive

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


Murray Kustom Rods - 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. We primarily work on antique cars, trucks, and bikes, but we have been known to create parts for anything from assembly lines to aircraft parts. More Info

Murray Kustom Rods

Pete and Jakes - The year was 1973 and two friends were building a pair of ’34 Ford three-window coupes. The finished cars made the cover of Rod & Custom magazine in 1974. What was to follow made hot rod history. Read More

Pete and Jakes

Reliable Carriers, Inc. -  Testimonials ... Thank You for delivering my 3 prized Monte Carlo SS cars from NC to NY! Your driver Al was super professional, and courteous! He was prompt, and called me numerous times to let me know where he was at, and if he was running a touch late due to traffic! Your Dispatch department employee Kevin was also very prompt and courteous!  More Info

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Saldana Radiator - November 2012 Specials - 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. We can always add a Spal fan and shroud to cool even the most stubborn engine. More Info

Saldana Radiator

Super Fine 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. We always offer a few different pricing options on everything. Here are Some Happy Customers

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Weedetr Street Rods - Project ... From time to time we have projects here in our shop that we would like to share with our visitors. This will be where you can view what we are doing. 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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Dave McClelland Named 2013 Robert E. Petersen
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient - The Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show and The Petersen Automotive Museum are excited to announce that Dave McClelland, the legendary "Voice of the NHRA," will receive the Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award on Friday, March 15 at the Grand Opening Breakfast for the 2013 Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show. More Info

Dave McClelland

Lincoln College of Technology Restores Corvette - The Collision Repair and Restoration Class from Lincoln College of Technology enlisted the help of Mid America Motorworks and PERFORMANCE CHOICE to completely restore a C4 Corvette as their 2012 class project. Bill Zimmerman, Senior Regional Director of High School Admissions, recently stopped by MY Garage Museum and Retail Store to thank the crew at Mid America Motorworks for their contribution and to show off the finished Corvette. More Info

Lincoln College of Technology

Ingenuity In Action (1959) NHRA Hot Rod Film - This film is from the 50's and made by the NHRA. For many of us, this is more a road of our youth. The music makes it seem like life is really simple and innocent. Interesting too, no parachutes were used back then. Watch Video

More Blast To The Past

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New Product Showcase - This section features the latest and greatest in New Products in our Industry. Check back often as we add new products every day !  More Info

New Product Showcase

From Our Friends - From our friends is the category where we post articles that just don't fit into the other categories. These are interesting and fun stories from "our friends" and we're sure you'll enjoy these hot rod stories. More Info

From Our Friends


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

9th Annual Jalopyrama From
Big Al Liebmann

Hal Scheie

2012 SEMA from
Hal Scheie

Butch Pate

Shades of the Past Hot Rod Round up #30 from Butch Pate

Sam Flowers

Roam'n Relics 33nd Annual Car Show from Sam Flowers

Rick Merkow

Chuy's Monthly Cruise from
Rick Merkow

Allen Smith

12th Annual Cool Autumn Nites Car Show from
Allen Smith

Sherm Porter

21st Annual NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion from
Sherm Porter

Gary Rosier

Sonic Drive-In Cruise at Holly Hill from
Gary Rosier

Jeff Morris

Swifty's Car and Bike Show from
Jeff Morris

Click Here To see  Our Most Recent Car Show Coverage

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2012 Car Shows


New Products

Buyer's Guide

Hotrod MD

Rodders Row

Shop Tours

Garage Shots

Barn & Field Cars

Blast to the Past

Monthly Specials

From Our Friends

Stolen Cars

Muscle Cars

Guest Columnists

Our Heroes

Rodders Forum

Build Articles

Catalog Order

Club Directory

Vendor Directory

EVent Listing

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

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