Hotrodhotline Newsletter  November 15, 2012
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My brothers 68' Custom Chevelle was Stolen - My brother's 68' Custom Chevelle was stolen and we are still keeping our hopes up. More Info


NSRA Safety Program - NSRA Safety DivisionNSRA's Vehicle Safety Inspection Program is FREE!  Since it’s inception over 30 years ago, the National Street Rod Association’s Safety Program remains the only 23-point safety inspection available to all it’s members at no charge. More Info

NSRA Safety Program

The New Tex Smith Autobiography Is In The Offering! - Yes, I’m finally putting finger to computer.  On my autobiography, that is. I have resisted doing this particular book for decades, although I have banged away at segments of it for the past ten years. More Info

Tex Smith


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.


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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.

Product News

Chassis Tech / AirBagIt - You start with our Basic Kit, which is not so basic at all. This is everything you need, but not maybe everything you want. So we offer an array of option UPGRADES to build your kit any way you want by adding Pre-Set Ride Controllers, Stainless Steel Chromed tanks, 2"Taller De Nominator-II bags, Air-Engine Manifold Pre-wired, Pre-plumbed Valving Systems, and Plug & Play. More Info


Dynamat - Debuts New Custom Cut Kit At Sema. The Tri-Five Kit is compatible with 1955-1957 Chevrolets. Dynamat will have on display, a 1955 Chevy complete with the Dynamat Custom Kit treatment.  More Info


Painless Performance - New Classic Braid!  Since we introduced it in 2005, PowerBraid Wire Wrap has become one of our hottest selling products and now we have a second version of this popular wire covering Classic Braid! More Info

Painless performance

Stainless Steel Brakes - SSBC Performance Brakes SEMA 2012 introducing the Mustang product line, Now featuring the V8 caliper. From 1965 to 2013, SSBC offers everything from an 11 inch to 13 inch rotor, 4 piston to 8 piston caliper systems for any and all year Mustangs.
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stainless steel brakes

Surf City Garage - Surf City Garage, manufacturer of the world’s only Enthusiast Grade® detailing product line, announced today at the 2012 SEMA Show that it has responded to overwhelming customer demand for a protectant, a paste and liquid carnauba wax, a spray wax and a headlight restoration kit. More Info

Surf City Garage

Flaming River - New Dual Adjustable Aluminum Shocks Coming Soon. Lightweight, aluminum twin-tube design with a sleek clear anodized finish. Independently adjust the compression and rebound: 19 positions of compression and 19 positions of rebound adjustments allow for a total of 361 different valving combinations.
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Flaming River

Goodmark Industries - 1967-68 Mustang Front Chrome Bumper.  More Info

Goodmark Industries

Heinzman Street Rods - Mustang ll Hot Rod Suspension packages are available in deluxe and standard versions Deluxe comes with tubular upper and lower A-arms and standard comes with stamped OEM style A-arms. More Info

Heinzman Street Rods

McGard - The Car Lock, most commonly referred to as a Wheel Immobilizer is the ultimate theft protection for the true car enthusiast. Hot rods, muscle cars, classics and exotic rides are extremely vulnerable to theft when left unattended. More Info


Performance Plus Connection - Differential Yoke Holding and Puller Combination Tool. Differential Yoke Holding and Puller Combination Tool Two tools in one. First use the Holding tool to remove the pinion nut. Second use the Puller part of the tool to remove the Yoke from the Pinion.
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Performance Plus Connection

Performance Suspension Technologies - Front End Kits.  Dramatically improve the cornering and handling of your musclecar with a PST Front End Kit! Old, worn steering and suspension components cause “play” in the steering system, resulting in unresponsive handling and wandering on the road. More Info

Performance Suspension Technologies

Quietaire - Portable Evaporative Coolers. Do you need to move large volumes of air... QUIETLY? Quietaire* is a privately held, family owned, fan manufacturing plant in Houston, Texas. The family is made up of fan-makers and engineers. Quietaire** engineers, manufactures and assembles industrial fans and commercial ventilation equipment across industries – since 1937. More Info


Ricks Tanks - In 2010, Vaporworks and Rick's teamed up to create the ultimate in O.E. fuel system features. The Vaporworks system consists of a machined stainless ring, which uses the O.E. fuel pump module, an o-ring and the top retainer ring. The Vaporworks system also makes use of "live" fuel pick-ups (2 per tank), which open and close depending on where the fuel has moved to inside of the tank while cornering. More Info

Ricks Tanks

Thunder Road - By Classic Dash Muscle Car Dashes. 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 Products -  has a full selection of AN Fittings. What do YOU Need?? Braided Stainless Hose Assemblies? Fasteners?? AN Fittings ? Air Tools? Socket or Wrench Sets? Our friends, The Baldi Family, at Top Line Industrial, can help you with so many of your parts and tool needs. Top Line has a 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy on all of their products. Check out their website then give them a call, they’re great people who you’ll love doing business with! More Info

Top Line Industial

TorqStorm™ - New Billet Supercharger. Accelerated Racing Products™ has announced the release of its new TorqStorm™ line of billet centrifugal superchargers.  This new supercharger is designed to boost performance while also enhancing the look of any custom car, said the company. The supercharger’s unique housing and cover are precision-machined from 6061 aluminum and are available in natural, micro-polished or black anodized finishes. More Info


Williams Street Rods - Shifter Adapter Install a stainless steel Williams Shifter Adapter so you can use a different handle on a Lokar shifter. Mounting Holes are 3/8" on 7/8" center like Horst and Tremec. More Info

Williams Street Rods

Wise Guys -  Frame & Foam Packages - For Front Seats '32 - '34 standard & '28 - '31(4" Narrower); '35 - '48 Fat Fender; Pick-up Seats; 57" Seat; Adjustable Rear Bench Seat; 16" , 19", 21" Bucket Seats; Dearborn Deuce; ISS (Integrated Seating System) and Corvette Products ... More Info


Yogi's -  New Muscle Car pedals ... a direct bolt-in pedal assembly that offers unmatched styling for your automatic transmission muscle car application. More Info


Trick Truck n' Rod Shop -  Sheet Metal Firewall Cover Kit. The sheet metal firewall cover kit! Requires simple hand tools and Mig Welder Installation with minimal bodywork to finish (can even be seam sealed). Kit welds right over your existing firewall. Don't cut out that firewall.
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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
           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 15th Southwest Nationals November 16, 17 & 18, 2012. WestWorld of Scottsdale - Scottsdale, AZ. Long considered a "can't miss" event, turns North Scottsdale into Hot Rod Mecca as the country's top rods, customs, muscle cars, and tricked-out trucks gather at WestWorld!  Giant show & shine, hot rod cruises, and a Super Sunday Get-Together for late model American made or powered cars on Sunday, November 18!  See over 2,500 '72 & earlier rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks & classics, vendor exhibits, huge swap meet & car corral, Goodguys AutoCross, model car show, and so much more!   Get the details here

Goodguys SW Nats

GoogGuys 2nd Fall Del Mar Nationals November 23, 24 & 25, 2012. Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA. Over 1,500 Hot Rods, Customs, & Classics thru ’72. Super Sunday Get-Together. Indoor & Outdoor Show’n Shine, Goodguys AutoCross. Vendors & Exhibitors. Swap Meet & Auto Trader Classics Cars 4 Sale Corral. Live Nostalgia Entertainment. Model & Pedal Car Show. Goodguys Nitro Thunderfest. Free Kids Entertainment (Revell Model Car Make n’ Take, PPG Kids Coloring Contest, Clowns & More!). Special Indoor Woodie Surf Display. Bonneville Salt Race Car Display. Special Toys for Tots Drop Off More Info

Goodguys Fall Nats

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.


NHRA Motorsports Museum - Lions Drag Strip Reunion, December 1, 2012; 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.  Check it out here

NHRA Motorsports

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. Learn More Here

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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


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Anpac Chrome - Classic Car Insurance from ANPAC - It's All in the Name! Each letter in CHROME® represents a different type of SPECIALTY VEHICLE we insure. Classic, Antique, Modern Classic - Hot Rod or Street Rod, modified, built before 1949 - Replica or Kit Car - Original, un-restored - Modified or Custom, built after 1948 - Exotic, rare or unique, in excess of $100,000 in appraised value More Info


American Collectors Insurance....Street Rods & Customs Insurance...My Cool Ride - Congratulations to this week's winner of the My Cool Ride Contest! Barry Cox, Kingsport, TN, '69 Riley Elf. Built as a more luxurious version of the Mini, the Riley Elf had longer, slightly finned rear wings and larger boots that gave the car a more traditional three-box design. Barry Cox’s 1969 Riley Elf is our Cool Ride of the Week! More Info

American Collectors Insurance

BASF - SEMA 2012-Trucks and Cars with BASF Paint Spotted at SEMA. SEMA 2012 has a lot of really well built vehicles to say the least.  Over in the wheel and tire hall we spotted this well built SCION FR-S.  Forgestar Wheels added a Rocket Buddy widebody kit to their SCION FR-S, then painted BASF R-M Hot Lava.
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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

Engine Factory

Hedman Hedders - How Headers are Made. Hedman Hedders brings you into their Whittier, CA manufacturing facility for an inside look at how its quality headers are made in the U.S.A. Watch the Video

Hedman Hedders

NHRA - Wally Booth to be inducted in The International Drag Racing Hall of Fame. The International Drag Racing Hall of Fame will be having a new class of inductees March 14th, 2013 in conjunction with the NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, FL 
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Snug Harbor Hot Rods - 1941 Willy's Coupe For Sale. Synergy Green w/ Gun Metal Gray Accents - Show Me Fiberglass Body - Custom Steel Frame - Heidts Front End - SHHR Chevy 496 w/ 871 Blower - Turbo 400 Transmission More Info

Snug Harbor Hot Rods

Steve’s Auto Restoration - 1955 Chevy Big Back Window 1/2 Ton Pickup. This is the type of truck that you do not find for sale every day. This was Chevrolet’s answer to the Ford F-100 pick up. More Info

Steves Auto Restoration

Eaton Detroit Springs - Tech Question - Mustang II Coil Springs. I have just finished my second Mustang II front suspension installation and once again am unhappy with the springs supplied with the kit. My question is how much can one expect the springs to settle or sag after installation? More Info

Eaton Detroit Springs

Finishline Interiors - )Finish Line Interiors,  Byron Robeck,  has years of experience and many award winning cars under his belt. You can find dozens of photo galleries showing many examples of the work done at FinishLine Interiors. This is an example of the cars in the 1960's  Cars Gallery  More Info

Finishline Interiors

JR Custom Plating and Refinishing - See Our Work. JR Custom Plating is 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.
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JR Custom Plating

Koul Tools - Since the invention of stainless braided rubber hose, racers and mechanics have been fighting the problem of installing it into the socket part of the assembly. If your lucky and get a clean cut on the end of that hose, you might get it in. See how easy KOUL Tools™ are to use Watch Video

Koul Tools

Phoenix Transmission - Products has been providing quality performance built automatics since 1983. Its is our mission to provide the best in service and products for all your transmission needs. We are a company owned and operated by car enthusiasts who understand the value of your project and will work with you to achieve your performance objectives. More Info

Phoenix Trans

ProTec System One - Catalog .. The PRO-TEC System One is designed to monitor and protect your trailer and its contents. Designed for the do-it-yourself enthusiast, it carries a Life Time Warranty. More Info

ProTec System

Rust Bullet - How Rust Bullet Coatings Work. Rust Bullet's Superior Patented Technology permanently stops rust and corrosion. When Rust Bullet is applied over rusted metal, it does not form a film immediately, but rather it penetrates the porous substrate while dehydrating the rust until reaching the metal underneath.  More Info

Rust Bullet

Spirit Industries -  Model T-Bucket Kits. 1923 T-Bucket, 1927 T-bucket and 1923 C-Cab Kits. From Rolling Chassis's to Stage 3 Kits to Super Kits. Kits are available in Chrome or plain. All kits are unassembled. We ship them truck freight or you can come pick them up. More Info

Spirit Industries

Woody's Hot Rodz - is proud to announce that the all NEW steel '55 Chevy sedan bodies are now in production. Woody's and Real Deal Steel have over the past two years introduced all new '55 and '57 convertibles and hardtops to the marketplace but not until now has the '55 post car been available. More Info

Woody's Hot Rodz

Welder Series - Dear Welder Series… I hate to ask because I'm afraid I may have missed it in the blogs but Im going to anyway.  The factory frame has some plating but with large holes in it. Do I need to cut away that plating and make it solid? Also I'm not sure what if any transmission mount plate combinations I would need to mount up the 4L70. It's a drivetrain from a 1998 Lincoln Mark Viii. More Info

Welder Series

200 MPH Club...Bonneville - In 2012, car enthusiast Bruce Meyer, took a '32 Roadster and a 200mph dream to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. During the world famous Speed Week, Bruce made good on a life long desire to do something very few people ever done. In order to acheive his goal...he could Never Lift.Dreams DO come true....Never Lift By Bruce Meyer   More Info

200 MPH Club...Bonneville

Vintage Air of San Antonio, Texas to sponsor the National Street Rod Association “29 Below” program for 2013. The NSRA “29 Below” program continues to recognize those car owners below the age of 30. Vintage Air sponsors this program with special t-shirts for each participant and drawings for Vintage Air products. More Info

NSRA Sponsor

Corvette America and Carlisle Events Renew Partnership. Since 1982, Corvettes at Carlisle has been the premier all-Corvette event in the country. The weekend, held annually at the end of August, draws tens of thousands of passionate enthusiasts to America’s Automotive Hometown, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. More Info

Carlisle Events

Mid America Motorworks, the world’s largest supplier and manufacturer of aftermarket parts and accessories for Corvettes, will sponsor the 60th Corvette Anniversary Celebration put on by Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA March 1-2, 2013. The two-day celebration features entertaining events and educational exhibits, including expert seminars and an historic Corvette display. More Info

Peterson Museum

Full TwoStep linkage range for Stromberg 97 now available in show chrome finish. Stromberg Carburetor has made its TwoStep linkage range available with chromed die-cast levers and polished stainless steel.
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Stromberg 97

The National Street Rod Association is pleased to announce the selection of the “Pro’s Pick” winners at the Golden State Street Rod Nationals plus held at Cal Expo in Sacramento, CA. Classic Instruments of Boyne City, MIichigan is the sponsor of these most sought after awards. More Info

NSRA Winner

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.
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NHRA Addition

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

Al Liebmann

 Gearhead Fall Cruisin by Al Liebmann

Butch Pate

Horsepower by The River by Butch Pate

Leal Brothers

Wharton Freedom Fest by Leal Brothers

Art Hall

23rd Annual Belmont Shore Car Show by Art Hall

Brian Curtis

23rd Annual Project Santa Claus by
Brian Curtis

Gary Rosier

 Downwind Cafe and Spruce Creek Fly-In - Cruise-In Car Show by Gary Rosier

Fred Childers

Goodguys 23rd Autumn Get-Together by Fred Childers

Jack Armstrong

St. Ignace Car Show Kewadin Casino Cruise Night kicks off by Jack Armstrong

Dale Peucker

2012 Bright Rod Run Nov. 9-11, 2012 by Dale Peucker

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