Hotrodhotline Newsletter  December 13, 2012
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Hotrod MD - Installation and Tuning Video. Holley is pleased to announce a full list of NOS Nitrous Oxide Systems installation and tuning videos available to view on YouTube. Click to Watch


Clarence E. "Butch" Gardner - Funeral Services were held on Monday December 10, 2012 at 2pm at Mount Vernon Memorial Park 8201 Greenback Lane Fair Oaks, Ca More Info

Clarence E. Butch Gardner

Stolen - Wise Guys Seat and Accessories Corp Show Trailer - Trailer manufacture: Haulin   (Sub of Forest River, Inc.)Size    8 ’ x 24’Serial #  HAW040828Vin No:   5NHUHAZ225W040828Color:   WhiteDoors:  1 48” side door, and Beaver tail w/ Heavy Duty Rear Ramp Door More Info

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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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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 -  1973-1979 Ford Truck & 1978-1979 Ford bronco classic update kit American Autowire announces newest product in the classic update line 1973-1979 Ford Truck & 1978-1979 Ford bronco classic update kit More Info

American Autowire

B&M Racing - Transmission Kits and Shift Improver Products :: Firmer shifts, quicker gear changes. B&M offers a range of “kits” that will give your automatic transmission anything from a subtle improvement, all the way to that race-car like shift a B&M transmission is famous for. Kits are complete with everything you’ll need for your upgrade More Info

B & M Racing

Centerforce - New Product DYAD Drive System (DS) Multi-Disc clutch. This new Multi-Disc clutch system replaces the current pressure plate, disc, and flywheel assembly with a higher holding capacity system, designed for a direct bolt in replacement. More Info


Classic Instruments - Is now is offering "The Finishing Touch" for your 1956 Ford F-100. The package is an updated, complete replacement to the original gauges. The electronic cluster features speedometer, tachometer, fuel (75-10 ohms), water temp, oil pressure and volt gauges. More Info

Classic Instruments

Classic Performance Products - CPP is excited to announce our brand new compact, but powerful, lightweight 400 Series™ power steering boxes for the 1962-67 Nova. This new box utilizes late model steering technology for your classic Nova. It is a direct replacement for the original manual steering box and allows for the use of the original steering column or aftermarket tilt column to be in perfect alignment with the box. More Info

Classic Performance Products

Classic Rods & More - An online store dedicated to providing exceptional service and products for all your Hot Rod and Street Rod needs. We offer competitive prices and a satisfaction guarantee on all orders. Check out our Engine Components  More Info

Classic Rods and More

GM Performance - Crate Engine An engine with 454 cubic inches of displacement will always be associated with higher-performance Chevys, and that tradition continues with the all-new LSX454 crate engine.
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GM Performance

Holley Performance Products - The original Dominator® took carburetion to another level in 1969 when it was developed for NASCAR® racing.  It has been refined over the years and now it is receiving its biggest change ever.  Introducing the ALL NEW Ultra Dominator with GEN 3 main-body, brand new calibrations and sizes up to 1475 CFM More Info


MSD Ignition - NEW DynaForce Starter Chevy/GM Small and Big Block V8. Our new DynaForce Starter is designed to crank over the highest compression engines on a hot day in Death Valley. Not that too many race cars are sitting in Death Valley, but it’s good to know that you have the oomph to make it happen. More Info


O'Brien Truckers - You won’t find these babies in a blister pack at the local speed shop. Their latest 4-barrel offering is this short version of their traditional “scoop” style air cleaner. It has a standard 5-1/8” neck and comes fully polished as you see here, with all the necessary mounting hardware. Like the rest of the air cleaners from O'Brien Truckers, it also features a lifetime washable element. More Info

OBrien Truckers

Ron Francis Wiring - Has introduced a new wiring harness for the ’05 – ’09 Ford Mustang GT 3-valve 4.6L. Now using this popular engine in your street rod or other custom application is so much easier! More Info

Ron Francis

Wheel Vintiques - 104 Series Buick, All Wheel Vintiques Inc. billet wheels are custom made to order.  Standard back-spacing will vary by size.  However, there may be some flexibility.  Special back-spacing to be determined at time of order. More Info

Wheel Vintiques

Brice Thomas Antique Radiators - Our all aluminum antique and performance radiators are designed for quality and long-lasting durability. We also manufacture copper/brass antique radiators for those car enthusiasts who want to keep that antique look. In addition to manufacturing everything ourselves here in the U.S.A., we specialize in custom built all aluminum radiators.
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Brice Thomas Antique Radiators

Butch's Cool Stuff  - '52 Merc Style Headlight Frenching Rings. Weld these on for that "Period Piece" Custom you are building. Hard to find original '52 Merc Rings, these are exact same size and LOOK GREAT. Gives a "Tunneled" look without the stainless inner band.
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Butchs Cool Stuff

Concept One - Chevy LS Kits This all new, single belt serpentine system is a complete front engine solution. Compact design eliminates interference with AC compressor and cross member. These kits will fit LS series and other GM Gen III engines including the LQ9 and L92 GM crate engines, and they will work with LS1 and LS2 style throttle bodies. 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. Our auto haulers are built with a continuous 8” I-beam tongue and frame, tubular steel uprights and roof bows on 16” centers and smooth aluminum exterior skin. They are 8’6” wide with 6’4” interior height.  More Info

Double R Trailers

EZ Wiring - MINI 20 - Circuit Kit. Horn, Cigarette Lighter, Gauges, Radio Ign, Fan, Door Locks, Backup/Cruise, AC/Heat, Dome Light, Brake, Wipers, Fuel Pump, Hazard, Headlight, Choke, Power Window, Radio Constant, Trunk Light, Coil, Turn Signal. More Info

EZ Wiring

House of Kolor Digital Paintbooth - All-new 3-D Single Version Software is Available. 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 - Silencer Megabond Reduces interior HEAT and Noise by 30%, Light weight solution to Noise and Heat! Replaces Old Jute Underpad with Current Model technology. Less than 0.5% water absorbtion. Absorbs exhaust drone, wind noise from entering the interior. Rated to Perform up to 300 degrees F. Tremendous memory & abrasion resistant!. More Info


Inland Empire Driveline Service - Custom Steel Driveshafts. The 1026 drawn tubing we use is stronger, straighter, and rounder than the cold rolled tubing common in original equipment More Info

Inland Empire Driveline Service

JB Microfinish - "Highway Star" Series "G" Shifter. With the popularity of the 5 and 6 speed manual transmissions being set up and installed in hot rods of the current era, we have decided to design and manufacture an adjustable billet shifter handle. The “G” Shifter is made from 6061-T6 billet plate and features a three position mount, a sleek radiused design and a unique deep grooved, domed top shift knob all designed to complement the latest interiors of today’s street machines, street rods, and classic trucks.  More Info

JB Microfinish

Main Street Custom Finishing - Gauges, These are the finest aftermarket gauges available. They are electronic, easy to calibrate and look great! All sets include new senders. More Info

Main Street Custom Finishing

Old Air Products - Universal HURRICANE® A/C, Heat & Defrost systems are operated with choke type pull cables for the defrost & heater function, rotary knobs for the blower switch & thermostat, and are available as "Complete" or "Inside Packages". More Info

Old Air Products

Speedway Motors - 1928-48 Ford Quick Change Look Rearend Cover, Raw. The great look of a quick change rearend at a fraction of the price! Contoured to fit an early Ford "banjo" axle housing. More Info

Speedway Motors

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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


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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 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

NHRA Motorsports Museum - Tickets on sale for the 11th annual Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA, June 13-15, 2013 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  More Info

NHRA Motorsports

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 - Brilliant Classic Car Insurance From ANPAC -Organizing a car show? Need help? Do you have an upcoming car show or auto event that you are trying to promote? Fill out our form for more details about how CHROME might be able to help you! More Info

Anpac Chrome

GoodGuy’s - With the season of giving upon us, Goodguys would like to tip our caps to a group of AutoCross veterans for donating their time to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. When it was all said and done, the group had raised over $23,000 dollars! More Info

GoodGuys Wounded Warriers

Accuair Suspension - If you have been following AccuAir Suspension recently, then you have most certainly heard of our new wireless Air Suspension control app “iLevel” which has been designed to look and operate very similarly to our popular e-Level Touchpad. The resounding question has been, “how does it work?” Reno Heon, co-founder of AccuAir, is happy to answer that and many more questions in our “iLevel Demonstration Video.” Watch Video

Accuair Susension

Davviki LTD - Offers More Hot Rod for the Dollar! We strive to produce the finest street rod body & chassis assemblies available. In these trying times we are doing so at reasonable prices. Built with Isothalic Resins & Gel Coats, reinforced heavily with steel & hardwood  & Laminated, assembled by Ex-Military personnel who have finished tours in Iraq to fight a battle of building affordable hot rods. More Info

Davviki LTD

Fast Time Rods - The undisputed king of the Gasser Wars in the Sixties, Willys Coupes have seen a huge surge in their popularity in recent years. Available in several versions from us including: Pro-street with wheel tubs to fit any available tire and wheel combo, Pro-tour to use 20 x 10 wheels and of course our ever popular Gasser package with choice of either straight or 3 inch drop axle. More Info

Fast Time Rods

Heidts - This is a 1970 Chevelle that we have updated with full Heidts bolt on suspension and Wilwood cross drilled and slotted rotors with 6 piston calipers. More Info


Reliable Carriers - Vehicles taken seriously. For over 50 years, we have moved the finest vintage and collector cars. FULLY ENCLOSED liftgate-equipped transporters, 24/7 GPS tracking, and $5 million coverage on every load . More Info

Reliable Carriers

Rust Bullet - The undercarriage of this classic 1965 Mustang has been saved by the application of Rust Bullet Automotive and Rust Bullet BlackShell. Two coats of the Automotive Formula topped with two coats of Rust Bullet's BlackShell has provided a UV resistant, chip resistant, scratch resistant and chemical resistant coating to protect this valuable Classic Muscle Car for many years to come. Here's a simple "Recipe for Success" from Rust Bullet to you. More Info

Rust Bullet

Sherm’s Custom Plating - Provides High-Quality Plating. Check out some of the Frequently asked Questions that Sherm’s Plating Receives.  More Info

Sherms Custom Plating

Steele Rubber Products - How to remove and replace hood-to-fender bumper stops on Ford LTD. Replacing bumper stop weather stripping is one of the easiest things to do on a classic car. View this instructional video. Watch the Video

Steele Rubber Products

Timeless Rods - 32 Ford Driver Series. Our Drivers Series Cars offer the same quality and workmanship found in our award winning Show Series cars. By offering fewer options and manufacturing in an assembly line atmosphere we are able to offer show quality cars at driver car prices. More Info

Timeless Rods

3rd Annual NorthEast Rod & Custom Nationals - The winter indoor car show season is upon us and Full House Motorsports LLC is gearing up for the 3rd Annual NorthEast Rod & Custom Nationals!! Coming March 22-24, 2013 to the Greater Philadelphia Expo center in Oaks, PA.
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NorthEast Nats

The Famous East Coast Ford vs. Chevy Funny Cars Returns for 2013 - Frantic Ford Entertainment Group and Al Liebmann have joined forces with Pirrone, Ellershaw & Musser Race Team and will be campaigning the 1969 version of the Frantic Ford AA/FC this coming season with Rocky Pirrone at the wheel as part of the newly created "Classical Nitro AA/FC" group. More Info

Famous East Coast Ford

NSRA Merchandise Store - Get all the Greatest exclusive NSRA merchandise Swag in our Online Shop.
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NSRA Merchandise Store

Mid America Motorworks Chief Cheerleader to be Recognized as 1 of 50 Influential Pioneers of the Corvette Hobby. If you’ve got an aftermarket accessory in or on your ‘Vette, odds are you owe Mike Yager a thank you.  This year, the Bloomington Gold Great Hall will see Mike’s name up on their honoree wall, along with Corvette Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Dunton, Corvette Black Book writer Mike Antonick, engine design firm Reeves Calloway, and the institution of Bloomington Gold itself. More Info

Mid America Motorworks

Barn & Field Cars - This is the Car Guys Field of Dreams .... their LOST TREASURE.... some of the pictures make us want to jump in our car and head out to find this treasure... others make us want to cry ! There's lots of treasure still our there for us to find... If you spot some, send us your pictures. More Info

Barn & Field Cars

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.  More Info

Young Rodders

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

Art Hall

15th Annual John Force Holiday Car Show from Art Hall

Jay Bernard

 12th Annual Mason Dixon Christmas Wish Car & Truck Show from
Jay Bernard

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12th Annual Mason Dixon Christmas Wish Car & Truck Show from Peter Freydberg

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Waynes Speed Shop Toys for Tots from Ben Deutschman

Bob Lyman

Surfside Beach Christmas Parade from Bob Lyman

Gary Rosier

Old Town’s Toys 4 Tots Christmas Cruise-In from
Gary Rosier

Dennis LaRossa

 2012 LA Auto Show from Dennis LaRossa

Rick Merkow

 The Simi Valley Wednesday Night Cruise at Rock N Roll Cafe from
Rick Merkow

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Mooneyes X-Mas Party Show & Drag 2012 from Art Hall

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