Hotrodhotline Newsletter  December 20, 2012
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We want to hear from you! It’s that time of year when our readers start pulling their rides inside, and out of the cold,  to do a little updating. We want to hear what YOU are doing this winter, whether it be a complete build or just a few mods. So send us a few words along with pictures showing the steps that you are taking to get the job done.  We here at Hotrod Hotline always love to learn more about the projects our readers are completing.  Send them to: [email protected]

Nova Racing is in the Blood for Chris Gomez
For Chris Gomez, racing is a way of life. Not just for him, but for his whole family. He grew up watching his dad race his Chevy Nova, and knew from an early age that he wanted to do the same More Info

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Chris Gomez

My 1950 Blue Flame Pickup Truck Was Completed In The Summer Of 2012 Features:  Fuel Injected LT Motor, AC, Custom Fender Skirts, Top Chopped 2-1/2" More Info

More Rodders Row articles

Bronco Bob


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. More Info


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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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

Airbagit - Air-Shocks. We added suspension to our product line in 1992, and to better reflect our full line of products, we incorporated as AIM INDUSTRIES in 1992, which we still are know as today.  More Products.


Dynamat - Xtreme Trunk Kit. Get the shake, rattle, and roll out of your trunk and let your subwoofer perform at its best. Dynamat's Xtreme trunk kit absorbs resonances in the rear of your car, eliminating noise and creating an ideal listening environment up front for you and your passengers. More Info


Engine Factory - Chevy 383 Stroker with Dual Quad Carbs. This is our Chevy 383 Stroker with Dual Quad Carbs and High Mount Alternator Built by Engine More Info

Engine Factory

Hedman Hedders - HTC Coated Stainless Steel Street Headers. After more than 50 years of manufacturing headers using mild steel materials, Hedman Hedders, announces the introduction of performance headers manufactured using Type 304 stainless steel flanges and primary tubes. More Info

Hedman Hedders

Painless Performance - Our most complete harness is now shipping, three different part numbers that cover virtually all options of these popular cars. For ease of installation the harness is separated into three separate sections (interior, engine and rear).  More Info

Painless Performance

Stainless Steel Brakes - Classic Muscle Car Popular Products. We have disc brakes to improve both your vehicle's braking performance and its appearance. Kits range from simple performance rotor and pad upgrade kits to complete performance disc brake kits with our USA Made. We also offer a full array of performance brake accessories. More Info

Stainless Steel Brakes

Steve's Auto Restorations - Our hand-crafted roof inserts are shaped using a Yoder power hammer to ensure the contour will match that of your car. Available for 3W & 5W Coupes. Inquire about Sedans. More Info

Steves Auto Restorations

Eaton Detroit Spring - Chevrolet / GMC Car & Truck Springs. We offer a full line of Leaf Springs, Coil Springs, Attaching Hardware, Edelbrock Shocks and QA1 Shocks for all our applications. More Info

Eaton Detroit Spring

Flaming River - Programmable RFID Keyless Ignition System. We've expanded our line of Keyless Ignition Systems to include a new “Hands Free” programmable unit that uses RFID proximity technology to automatically authorize your vehicle to start.  More Info

Flaming River

McGard - Tailgate Lock. If you own a pick-up truck your tailgate could be stolen in the time it takes to finish this sentence...The McGard Tailgate Lock fits most late model trucks, and offers 24 hour theft protection without interfering with the normal day to day operation of your tailgate. More Info


Performance Plus Connection - Chrome Gasoline Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator. 1 - 6 psi Regulates your carburetor fuel pressure from 1-6PSI, Universal Fit This fuel pressure regulator can adjust your fuel pressure on carbureted engines from 1 to 6 lbs. It fits 5/16 in. and 3/8 in. fuel line, and includes the fittings. More Info

Performance Plus Connection

Performance Suspension Techonolgy (PST) - New Catapult® Billet Aluminum Trailing Arms. A new breed of trailing arms from the industry leader in musclecar technology -- PST. Catapult® Billet Aluminum Lower Trailing Arms with Alu-Max® Pivot Joints are the finest trailing arms available for your GM A-body. More Info

Performance Suspension Techonolgy

Phoenix Transmission - New Products Cooler Line Kit A high quality braided stainless cooler line kit allows you to run cooler lines through tight areas and near impossible bends with ease. The kit comes with 12 feet of line, 2 - 90 degree and 2-straight fittings and easy to follow instructions and will connect to most stock radiators as well as our PTLPD-4707. More Info

Phoenix Transmission

ProTec - The PRO-TEC System is designed to monitor and protect the trailer and it's contents. Any movement of the trailer, or the opening of a door will trigger the alarm. This will cause the electrical brakes of the trailer to be applied making movement impossible in addition to exterior alarms alerting the public. More Info


Quietaire - Professional Cooling Solutions. QuietCool Engineering - Means Less operating cost - maximum efficency - maximum cooling - simple to operate - available parts - each QuietCool is tested under operating conditions before shipping - corrosion free - manufactured and constructed with quality materials for a longer life.  More Info


Rick's Tanks - Rick's stainless steel gas tanks are a direct replacement for the OE tanks. All tanks and parts are fabricated in house at Rick's to ensure only the highest quality for a long lasting, trouble free product. Each tank is hand formed from 304 grade Stainless Steel and TIG welded. All tanks feature a unique baffle system to control fuel tank slosh. Each tank has baffles running front to rear, side to side, and surrounding the fuel pickups to eliminate fuel starvation during acceleration and hard braking. More Info

Ricks Tanks

Spirit Industries - Is proud to announce a complete Model A Line from Rolling Chassis to Bodies. Take a look at our 1928-1929 Model A Coupe Body! More Info

Spirit Industries

Thunder Road By Classic Dash -  Complete Panels 66-67 Chevelle. This is a durable, molded ABS, Black two piece complete panel set, with Auto Meter Phantom gauges. More Info

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Top-Line Industrial - Performance Fittings and Hoses Adapters. 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. More Info

Top-Line Industrial

TorqStorm - New Billet Supercharger Big Block Chevy Kit.  This will mount a TorqStorm Supercharger to a Big Block Chevy Right hand or Left hand. No hoses or tubes due to the fact there are too many variables.  More Info


Trick Truck ‘N Rod Shop - C-Notch Kit includes frame C and boxing plate. Shaped to fit inside of frame. Just weld in! More Info

Trick Truck N Rod Shop

Williams Street Rods - 1932 and 1933-34 Ford Windshield Frames. Windshield trim frames are now available for several different body manufacturers.
More Info

Williams Street Rods

Woody's Hot Rodz - 1957 Chevy Convertible Complete Body. Includes: Fenders, inners, hood, splash pan, core support, complete body with doors, dash and deck lid, and bow assembly. More Info

Woody's Hot Rodz

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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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 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


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. More Info


More This Week at

Anpac Chrome - Specialty Car Insurance CA$HBACK. program rewards you by refunding a portion of your combined auto and homeowner premiums. Simply remain CLAIM-FREE for three consecutive years from your CA$HBACK anniversary date, on both your auto and homeowner policies, and you'll receive a check for 25% of your combined FIRST-YEAR PREMIUMS! More Info


American Collectors Insurance - December 2012 Newsletter. Car Collectors: How To Cope With Cabin Fever More Info

American Collectors Insurance

BASF Paint - More Than the Best Paint and the Best Support. As the world's largest chemical company, BASF offers intelligent solutions based on innovative products and tailor-made services. More Info


NHRA - Tickets on Sale Today for the 2013 Holley National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA. Purchase early to take advantage of the extra savings and a goody bag filled with an official event program, dash plaque and collectible hard card. AAA members -show your card and save. More Info


Snug Harbor Hot Rods - Complete Service For Your Street Rod and Custom Built Engines. More Info

Snug Harbor Hot Rods

Surf City Garage - Gift-Giving Guide. Whether it's for the ultimate car enthusiast, or the Sunday driver in your life, Surf City Garage has just the thing to gift this holiday season. Don't waste your time with more ties or tubs of popcorn, give your friends and family something that will really make a statement.   More Info

Surf City Garage

Yogi's, Inc. - Parts For Your Muscle Cars, Rods and Classics. Free Freight Special. Buy On-line and we’ll provide FREE ground shipping!. Available for a limited time. More Info

Yogi's, Inc.

Finishline Interiors - Automotive specialties include custom design and fabrication of award winning street rod interiors and complete interior restoration of concourse class vehicles. They match styles, colors and designs to existing interior or create complete interiors. More Info

Finishline Interiors

Heinzmans Street Rod Shop - Services; Chassis Construction, Body & Interior Construction, Custom Engines & Drive Trains Custom Fuel Systems, Air Conditioning Custom Accessories Brake / Cooling Systems. More Info

Heinzmans Street Rod Shop

Jr Custom Plating and Refinishing - See Our Process. Once the order is received, all parts are photographed and thoroughly inspected to determine a price estimate. At that point the customer receives a written estimate by email or mail. After the customer OKs the price, the product is placed on the to-be-worked shelf. More Info

Jr Custom Plating

Koul Tools - Testimonials and Awards. Our customers tell us Koul Tools make hose assembly almost fun.
More Info

Koul Tools

Wise Guys - Specials, from now until Christmas save 10% off all frame and foam, upholstered goods and accessories. More Info

Wise Guys

Welder Series - Installing Small block Ford Engine Mounts. Lowdown Hot Rods installed a set of our #2050 small block Ford engine mounts in a ’32 Ford chassis.  More Info

Welder Series

64th Annual O’Reilly Grand National Roadster Show Grand Daddy “Drive-In” Show - Make History At The 8th Annual Grand Daddy “Drive-In” Happening at the 64th Annual Grand National Roadster Show. More Info


Good Guys - Ford Motor Company and Goodguys will team up yet again in 2013 for another spectacular Giveaway Car program! Ford will give Goodguys one of the sporty new 2013 Focus ST models to modify and give away! More Info

GoodGuys Give-Away

Don Garlits announced the presenters for the induction ceremonies of the 23rd Annual International Drag Racing Hall of Fame, Presented by the National Hot Rod Association and Summit Racing Equipment to be held at the Paramount Hotel & Suites in Gainesville, Fla. on Thursday, March 14, 2013. More Info


LIONS Drag Strip 40th Reunion - Story and Photographs by Roger Rohrdanz. It all began in the early 1950s with a Los Angeles Police officer named Gordon Browning. Browning had formed the Police Advisory Council of Car Clubs with officers from 25 Police Departments in the area. More Info

LIONS Drag Strip 40th Reunion

Still looking for the perfect Holiday Season gift for that guy or girl in your life  - Books are an important part of our hobby, both for technical information and for reading for pleasure.. we have made arrangements with many industry authors and publishers, to get “review” copies of the latest books so that we can share them with you..... We also come across some great new and old movies from time to time Check out our Book and Movie review section.

Book Review

As we work on our projects, there are always a million things that come up that we struggle with ... most of the time the actual work isn’t so hard... it’s finding out what to do in a certain situation ... finding out what options you have for a particular situation ... and then, finding the resources to help you solve the problem ... Enter The Hot Rod M. D. !


Muscle Cars - Muscle cars ... old and new ... are the focus of this section. Send us your Muscle Car stories and pictures and we'll be happy to post them here. Check it out.

muscle car section

Shop Tours - Take a tour through some of the coolest shops in the country ...and around the world. Some tours are taken by our Roving Reporters, and some come in from our Guest Columnists. It's great to look inside and see what's going on in these shops. Check it out

Shop Tours

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

Hot Rod Hotline Holiday Wish List from our Contributors - The holidays are upon us, and we here at have put together a list of holiday wishes, ranging from things we’d like to share with our readers, to gifts we hope to give or receive, to general wishes of good will.  Think of this as a gift guide, a letter to Hot Rod Santa, and a suggestion box all rolled into one.  Check it Out

Holiday Wish List


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

Roger Rohrdanz

John Force Holiday Car Show #15 from Roger Rohrdanz

Bob Lyman

Hot Rod Promotion's Deli-One Car Cruise from Bob Lyman

Don Walsh

Jan's Christmas Cruiz-In from
Don Walsh

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Mooneyes X-mas Show & Drags from Roger Rohrdanz

Charles Shotwell

3rd Annual “Santa’s Helpers Toy Run” from
Charles Shotwell

Rick Merkow

4th Annual Toy Drive and Cruise at Islands Restaurant  from
Rick Merkow

Click Here To see  Our Most Recent Car Show Coverage

If you take pictures at car shows and would like to share them with our readers, email  [email protected]  or call us at 877-700-2468 and we’ll give you info on sending in show pictures.   If you are having a show and would like us to help you out with goodie bags or stuffers just give us a call  or email [email protected]

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2012 Car Shows


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

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