Hotrodhotline Newsletter  November 29, 2012
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Remembering Friend of Hotrodhotline "Dick Dixon" Friend of Hotrodhotline, Dick Dixon, died in his sleep, he was a friend to many in this business, and contributed so much to our industry... he will be so missed. More Info

Dick Dixon

Robert A. Juliano, 61, of Ellington, beloved husband of Marcia L. (Elliott) Juliano, died peacefully Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. He was born March 1, 1951 in Hartford, son of the late Salvatore J. & Bernice A. (Weingroff) Juliano. Robert fought a two year battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and was taken from us way too soon.  Read More

Robert A. Juliano

Fetherston’s Treasure Box of Classic Woodys Reviewed - Never again, will such an extensive collectors’ edition book on the history of woody wagons be published. The book, Classic Woodys, includes not only the history of OEM station wagons, sedans, convertibles, but also numerous one-off’s, special builds, hot rods and even a chapter on the fake or wallpaper woodys of the fifties and sixties. More Info

Treasure Box of Classic Woodys


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 Performance 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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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

Centerforce University: Max Performance Clutch Technology - CENTERFORCE® clutch systems are designed with the diverse needs of the customer, or end user in mind. Because of these diverse needs, Centerforce® offers a multilevel line to meet the requirements of a wide range of vehicles and their intended uses. More Info


Classic Instruments is pleased to announce the release of the Esquire series - These new square gauges command respect and portray an image of stylish excellence.  Featuring a custom machined aluminum bezel, glass lens, chromed pointer, laser etched numerals, a warm grey and cream on a spun aluminum dial face and crisp LED lighting.  More Info

Classic Instruments

Classic Performance Products Porterbuilt Dropmember Kits - This is the product that put Porterbuilt Street Rods on the map in the C-10 world. They’ve been fine tuning this product for over five years, and have evolved it into what it is today… Version 3.2! More Info

Classic Performance

Classic Rods and More Classic White Series 5 Gauge Set - A favorite design that captures that elusive "Continental" flair of the 20's, this newest version of the original Classic Series (first conceived in 1975 and the design that started Classic Instruments) retains the same stylish appeal. The Classic White Series offers a clean and elegant image for your restorod or classic truck.  More Info

Classic Rods and More

GM Performance Motor - Big Block Crate Engines Big-block performance with torque to spare. When you're ready to really step it up, it's time for the GM Performance Parts ZZ572 and it's massive 620 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque! This is flat-out, the baddest street Rat available that still happily runs on pump gas.  More Info

GM Performance Motor

Holley breaks new ground with Terminator EFI - This year every car in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup series has been running the billet version of Holley’s new EFI Terminator throttle body.  More Info


Hurst Shifters 1967-1968 Chevrolet Camaro with 441 Saginaw, 451 Muncie - Competition / Plus Shifter, 1967-1968 Chevrolet Camaro with 441 Saginaw, 451 Muncie Chevrolet More Info


MSD Ignition NEW DynaForce Starter - The same quality that you have come to expect from MSD products is now available in the NEW DynaForce Starter. Every starter is all-new and hand-built in the USA. More Info

MSD Ignition

O'Brien Truckers Round Air Cleaners - Here you have a beautiful 9" round air cleaner patterned after the famous Cal Custom one of the 1960's. More Info

O'Brien Truckers

Ron Francis Wiring AR-88 Cooling Fan System - This innovative Fan Controller can operate two fans at different temperatures or a single two speed fan at different temperatures. Adjustable operating range of approximately 140 degrees to 230 degrees with our exclusive lug sensor that mounts under almost any engine bolt. More Info

Ron Francis Wiring

Wheel Vintiques 60 Series Pontiac Rallye II Silver Powdercoated Wheels - Have your original Rallye II wheels seen better days? Don't waste time restoring them--not when you can buy these Rallye II wheels from Wheel Vintiques. These wheels have reconditioned centers while utilizing new rings, which are perfect for your Pontiac musclecar. They feature strong steel construction and an OEM-correct powdercoated finish. More Info

Wheel Vintiques

Big Al's Carponents Door Handle, Window & Vent Cranks - These BANJOLUXE cranks and handles are from Big Als Carponents. Machined from billet aluminum, these are a new design that features a cut out design with stainless steel rods and black hard plastic inlay on the knob. These will fit early or late cars and trucks that operate with a shaft. More Info

Big Al's Carponents

BMS Navigo - Custom Super Stacker Series Trailers. 102 X 22 X 10'6", 7000# Triple Axles, 235/75R/16" Goodyear Tires w/Aluminum Rims, Double Main Frame, Radius Front, Ramp Door  8' Opening Height, 36" Side Door, 48" Beaver Tail, Triple Aluminum  Fenders, 48" Tongue - 3rd Member  2 5/16" Ball, Rear Roller's, Heavy Duty Safety Chains. More Info

BMS Navigo

Cool Craft - Custom Aluminum Shrouds. Can't beat the heat in traffic? Engine clearance issues? We’ve got the solution. Let us build you a custom shroud. Just supply us with your radiator dimensions and we’ll do the rest! Shrouds are available with SPAL fans or blank so you can use your existing fan. More Info

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Dutchman Axles - 9 inch Ford 3rd members. Complete assembled 9 inch Ford Aluminum 3rd members are good for mild to medium performance street / strip / road race combo cars. More Info

Dutchman Axles

Eddie Motorsports - Big Block Chevy - S.Drive Pulley Kits. systems are the newest product release from Eddie Motorsports. Change the appearance and performance of your engine with a single belt to drive all your accessories. Our drive system brackets and pulleys are CNC machined from high quality billet aluminum.
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Eddie Motorsports

Hooker Headers - Hooker cast iron exhaust manifolds have been designed to hug close to the engine block so they fit into a wide variety of replacement and engine–swap applications. Their contoured design aims the exhaust directly at the exit port for improved flow.
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Hooker Headers

Hot Heads - Cast Aluminum Finned Valley Cover - DeSoto. Hot Heads classic finned aluminum valley cover includes a threaded 'O' ringed oil filler cap and flat areas for installation of our Jr. Breathers #80516P or a PCV barb fitting. Stainless Steel hardware is included and it's available satin finish or polished. More Info

Hot Heads

March Performance - Pro Track LS-1, LS-2, LS-7 Performance Serpentine Kit. Designed for Performance Application of the Corvette, Camaro and Firebird LS-1, LS-2 and LS-7 Engines. Just the thing for mounting accessory components on the popular LS motors when used in Hot Rod and Street Rod applications. More Info

March Performance

Powertrain Control Solutions - 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. All parameters are simply adjusted with easy-to-use dials on the end of the Simple Shift unit. More Info

Powertrain Control Solutions

Purdee Industries / Header Buddy - Chrome Mufflers / Resonator Single or Dual Outlet More Info

Purdee Industries

Superior Glass Works - Chevy Car Fiberglass Parts. All fiberglass is hand-laid and rolled, and finished with a smooth, sandable black gel coat.  Superior also offers over 500 fiberglass parts for 1927-'54 Chevys and Fords, available for immediate shipping. More Info

Superior Glass Works

Thermo Tec - Exhaust Insulating Header Wrap Kits. Now you can get everything you need for a complete, professional installation of our Exhaust Insulating Header Wrap, all in one package. Kits include Exhaust Insulating Header Wrap, Hi-Heat Coating and Snap Strap; available in Black and Original. Two sizes - one for motorcycles and 4Cyl, one for 6-8 Cyl application. More Info

Thermo Tec

Tuff Stuff - Tuff Stuff Air Conditioning Compressors are 100% new, not remanufactured and are available in beautiful chrome plated, polished aluminum, powder coated or as cast finishes. The small Sanden style compressors utilize R12 or R134A refrigerant depending upon application. Various pulley configurations are available, depending upon part number. More Info

Tuff Stuff

Unisteer - Improved Electric Power Steering Built Into an Ididit Steering Column!  More Info


Vintage Glass - Manufactures domestic windshields, side and back glass for all your pre-1980 street rod, custom/classic, muscle car and truck needs. More Info

Vintage Glass

Hotronics Products offering FREE Shipping
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 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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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 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



 Rod Shows brings the finest cars in the country together for two fantastic shows each year. The Grand National Roadster show in January is the home of America's Most Beautiful Roadster and showcases the best cars in the country in 7 buildings at the Pomona Fairplex. January 25 - 27 2013 More Info

GoodGuys 4th Spring Nationals March 8 - 10, 2013 WestWorld of Scottsdale; Scottsdale, AZ. – Featuring Hot Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks thru ’72, Goodguys AutoCross, Vendors, Swap Meet, Cars 4 Sale Corral & All American Sunday More Info

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NHRA Motorsports Museum - 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.  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


More This Week at

American Autowire - American Autowire manufactures the industry's best OEM restoration, modified restoration and universal wiring systems. Our American-made products make wiring easy.  More Info

American Autowire

CHROME Brilliant Classic Car Insurance From ANPAC - 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


Attention all Goodguys Members!  Early Bird registration for 2013 National events is available now!  If you register your pre-1972 vehicle for a 2013 National event prior to December 31st 2012, you’ll receive $15 off the normal at-event registration price! More Info

GG Early Bird

Davviki LTD - '32 Ford 5-Window Coupe Rolling Package Special. Includes Assembled Body on Rolling Chassis with Power Windows, Door Glass and Dash Installed, and Radiator Shell. Limited Offer! More Info


Downs Industries - Interview At This Years SEMA Show. At Downs Industries, we strive to bring you the best quality and pricing that you would expect from a company with a 30 year history. Our passion is to supply the Hot Rod industry with products and components that far surpass the competition in both quality and cost.
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Downs Industries

Engineered Components, Inc. Brake Facts - Important brake system components -and what you need to know about them More Info

Engineered Components

Enclosed Vehicle Transport - Since 2001 we have been helping people everyday providing the safest and most reliable enclosed method to transport their motorcycles and automobiles.  We provide enclosed shipping to any location within the lower 48 states. 
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Enclosed Vehicle Transport

Fastlane Speed and Rod Shop - New prices on 32 Coupes, Roadsters. Check out the great 32 Coupes, & Roadsters at Fastlane Speed and Rod Shop and have them build you one to YOUR Specs..... Great Cars built especially the way you want them... at Our New Prices.
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Fastlane Speed and Rod Shop

Jasper Engines -  A video Overview of Jasper’s Performance Products.  Watch Video

Jasper Engines

East Coast Indoor Nationals - FLASH!!! The 23RD East Coast Indoor Nationals is sold out of vehicle and vendor space. The show is this weekend, December 1-2, Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 9am-4pm. Spectators $12 at the door and children under age 6 are free. Great American cars , trucks and custom motorcycles, large vendor area, live auction Sat. at 1:30pm, good food,50/50 raffle, SANTA CLAUS, chinese auction, DJ Mack Thomas and free parking. Benefits TOYS FOR TOTS.
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NSRA Southeast Street Rod Nat's plus Awards - The Southeast Street Rod Nationals plus was once again, a well attended event. The weather could not have been better and the Florida State Fairgroungs were ready for the great attendance. This year’s swap meet exceeded previous years and gave the evnt attendees plenty to look at. More Info

NSRA Southeast Street Rod Nat's plus Awards

Somernites Cruise Holiday Sale - Another great season is in the books at Somernites Cruise and we want to thank each and every one of you for your continued support of this event. It's hard to believe we've been cruising for 12 years and it wouldn't be possible without you and all those great rides you bring to the show! The season wrapped up with a cold and wet October show. But, as you know Somernites is a "rain or shine" event and over 600 great rides braved the weather and rolled into Somerset anyway. Late in the day we drew winning tickets on the big 2012 Raffle Prizes..  More Info

Somernites Cruise Holiday Sale

64th Annual O’Reilly Grand National Roadster Show - Our professional show management team sets the highest standards for top quality competition and displays with every show. Our staff personally visits the country's top automotive coachbuilders and events throughout the year, seeking only the Best of the Best to participate in our events -- assuring our audience that the newest and freshest hot rods, customs, motorcycles and classics will be on display. More Info

64th Annual O’Reilly Grand National Roadster Show

Carlisle Events Events Announces Annual Holiday Sale - arlisle Events has been feeding the automotive appetite of enthusiasts worldwide since 1974.  During that time, millions of people have traveled to Carlisle for everything from special guests, special displays, deals within the car corral, deals within the swap meet and the one-of-a-kind camaraderie that comes with an event at "America's Automotive Hometown."  Because of the special reasons our special guests come to Carlisle, Carlisle Events offers special savings as part of the annual Holiday Sale. More Info

Carlisle Events

Gone Racin'...Dawson Hadley: Soft Spoken Genius Story by Bob Falcon, edited by Richard Parks - Most likely you have probably never heard his name before, but those of you who drive a modern motor car powered by a direct fuel injection, computer controlled engine have him to thank for his development efforts on such a system with these benefits in the early 1970’s. Read More

More Biographies From Richard Parks

Richard Parks

Kyle Larson Wins Perris USAC Midget Turkey Night GP NOV. 22, 2012 - Rising star Kyle Larson, a 20-year old versatile open-wheel and stock car driver from Elk Grove, Calif., dominated the 72nd running of the prestigious“Turkey Night Grand Prix” USAC Mopar National and Western Midgets Series event Thanksgiving evening. He led 77 of the scheduled 98 lap feature.  Read More

Read more Articles by Tim Kennedy

Tim Kennedy

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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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


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 Liebmann

39th Annual Daytona Turkey Run From "Big Al" Liebmann

Jerry Cook

Oaks Plaza Cruise In Block Party from Jerry Cook

Chris Hunt

2012 Kerr Lake Cruise-In from Chris Hunt

Dean Court

The San Francisco Chronicle 55th Annual International Auto Show from Dean Court

Mike Bourg

16th Annual Crème de la Chrome Rocky Mountain Auto Show from Mike Bourg

Rick Merkow

Chuy's Monthly Cruise  from Rick Merkow

Les Bateman

Goodguys 2nd Fall Del Mar Nationals from Les Bateman

Christopher Roach

Cecil Chandler's original Sock Hop Cruise-In at the Clarion Hotel from Christopher Roach

Charles Shotwell

4th Annual Over The River & Through The Woods Run from

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