Hotrodhotline Newsletter  December 27, 2012
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We at are very blessed to be working in a field with so many very nice people. We THANK ALL OF YOU for your very important part in all that we do here. This publication is all about YOU and your participation and contributions are what makes it work so well.  We want to wish all our readers a Safe and Happy New Year.


My professional drift car with a ls7 motor was stolen out of Carson, CA December 23rd around 5PM. The trailer was found on December 25th around 12PM in South Los Angeles off of Figueroa and 81st to be exact. More Info


Tony Waters, 84, Longtime Bakersfield Drag Racer, Died Saturday Dec. 22, 2012. - Waters was an original member of the Smokers Car Club, which staged the first US Fuel and Gas Championships at Famoso Drag Strip in 1959. More Info

Tony Waters

A Visit with Diane Carmelo Leuenberger Vandenberg - Written by Diane Vandenberg with Richard Parks. Photographs by Diane Vandenberg, Photographic consultant Roger Rohrdanz More Info

Diane Vandenberg

Ed Iskenderian, the Famous ‘Camfather’ - This biography was done in 2006 By Richard Parks and Thought you our readers would enjoy it. More Info

Ed Iskenderian


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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Thank you for your great organization and professionalism. I am happy to say I sold my 1957 Nash Pro Street Metropolitan please remove the ad effective today. I found the selling experience with your organization to be highly effective and the only way to go when selling a special interest car.
Thank you again,
Phil Macey

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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 - 1970-72 Monte Carlo Kit. Classic Update Kits give you one of the most complete kits on the market to “Make Wiring THAT Easy”. They are designed for specific year, make, and model configurations. The 1970-1972 Monte Carlo Kit is no exception. The kit boasts 19 features making it the most complete system of its type in the industry More Info

American Autowire

Centerforce - The Centerforce Dual-Friction disc system distributes pressure plate clamping force evenly over a 360-degree friction-facing on one side of the clutch disc, while the opposing side uses a segmented friction-facing to concentrate clamping pressure and maximize clutch holding-capacity. More Info


Classic Instruments - Welcome to the Classic Boneyard.  Here you will find a large collection of original gauges and clusters that are just waiting to be retrofit into your vehicle.  Whether you choose to have them returned to a nostalgic look or customize them to match your build, Classic Instruments is here to help. More Info

Classic Instruments

Classic Rods & More - New SBC SWP Aluminum Water Pump Pulley Nose. More Info

Classic Rods and More

GM Performance Motors - Browse or search our selection of GM Performance Engines, we have hundreds in stock and ready to ship to you. More Info

GM Performance Motors

Holley Performance - Earl's NEW Mounting Bracket for Oil Coolers. Fitting ALL Earl’s oil cooler heights, this anodized aluminum mounting system with simple E-coated steel hardware and rubber isolators, rigidly mounts Earl’s proven coolers. More Info

Holley Performance

Hurst Shifters - Competition / Plus Shifter, 1958-1959 Full Size Chevrolet with 410 Borg Warner T-10, 441 Saginaw More Info

Hurst Shifters

MSD - DynaForce Starter, GM LS1-LS7 Engines.  Gear reduction of 4.4:1 improves torque for great cranking. Three horsepower motor provides power for high compression engines. Ball bearing supported armature and pinion gear. Downsized design helps clearance issues with oil pans and exhaust. Mount can be clocked to assist in mounting. More Info


O'brien Truckers - Buick Finned Disc Brake Covers. Buick Finned Disc Brake Covers -Want the traditional look of drum brakes with finned Buick drums?  The ones that come the closest to looking like the real thing and giving the best braking performance are made by O'Brien Truckers!  More Info


Ron Francis Wiring - Now Offering New Express Series Switch Panels. Designed to work in conjunction with our Express and Bare Bonz Wiring Kits, these systems will get your Pro-Touring, Pro-Street or Race Car wired up quick. More Info

Ron Francis Wiring

Wheel Vintiques - Supremeis a steel wheel featuring a classic 5-star design. These two-piece wheels have a beautiful chrome finish, and would look great on any vehicle, be it vintage or new. More Info

Wheel Vintiques

Big Al's Carponents - Quality Products for Specialty Cars and Trucks. e are proud to introduce you to our fine products. These machined billet aluminum items are designed to be aesthetically pleasing as well as practical and easy to install.  With one, or many, of these items you can add that special touch to your custom car or truck.  More Info

Big Als Carponents

BMS Navigo Custom Trailers - BMS NAVIGO offers a line of 5 core models that will accommodate any specialty trailer need from the transport of motorcycles and ATV’s to a rolling 53’ multi-vehicle mobile command center. Each model can be customized beyond the long list of standard features accommodating virtually any need or desire. More Info

BMS Navigo Custom Trailers

Cool Craft - Dodge 330, 1962-64 V8 361/383/426 Radiator. Standard Automotive, High Efficiency, High Efficiency w/ Tripelfow Option, and Optima w/ Tripelfow Option. More Info

Cool Craft

Downs Industries - We take pride in our name in the industry that we helped build with over 6000 body customers, and go to great lengths to continue forward in creating and building a reputation for the best quality and knowledge in designing and building composite bodies. More Info

Downs Industries

Dutchman Axles - Specialty products for Tri5 Chevys. Tired of losing to the next guy at your favorite car show? Every time you turn the corner (4 turns loc to loc) does your Chevy feel like it’s going to tip over? How about your stopping? non-existent? More Info

Dutchman Axles

Dynotech Engineering - Multi-Piece Driveshaft Dynotech Engineering Multi-Piece Driveshaft More Info

Dynotech Engineering

Engineered Components, Inc. - introduces its new Universal Brake Assist. This new brake booster system takes assisted braking to a new level of performance without the use of any external assistance. More Info

Engineered Components, Inc

Eddie Motorsports - Serpentine Pulley Kit LS Chevy MS107-60. Complete kit including all new components including Edelbrock water pump, Sanden AC compressor, Maval power steering pump, and Powermaster 140amp alternator.  More Info

Eddie Motorsports

Hooker Headers - Releases 240SX Engine Swap Mount Kit For GM LS Engines. These mount plates offer dual compatibility with Hooker 240SX LS Engine Swap headers(part#, 8101HKR, 8101-1HKR, 8101-3HKR, 8101-7HKR) and all Sikky brand swap components (oil pan, driveshaft, sway bar, etc.) that are produced for the S13 and S14 Nissan chassis. This kit is compatible only with LS engines that are coupled to T-56 transmissions. More Info

Hooker Headers

Hot Heads Research & Racing Inc - 1x4 Dual Plane Intakes 276/291 DeSoto. 76/291 DeSoto dual plane, single 4 Bbl., cast aluminum intake manifolds. More Info

Hot Heads Research & Racing Inc

March Performance - New Nostalgia Series CSB serpentine kit is created with a combination of vintage Styling and low price that is sure to find favor among car enthusiasts everywhere. Best of all you have your choice of traditional V-belts or reliable Serpentine belts. More Info

March Performance

Powertrain Control Solutions - Paddle Shifter with Display. The paddle shifter is designed to provide paddle shifting capability with the look and feel of an OEM system. More Info

Powertrain Control Solutions

Purdee Industries - X-pipes and complete install kits.  Increase power & torque. Equalized back pressure pulses. Maximum scavenging of spent exhaust gasses. Reduced interior resonance and compact design for ease of installation. More Info

Purdee Industries

Superior Glass Works - The 1937 and 1938 Chevy pickups are the last of the generation of Chevy pickup that was designed in concert with the passenger cars of the same years. More Info

Superior Glass Works

Thermo-Tec -  Starter Heat Shield. In today's high-heat environment, starters take in a lot of damaging heat that destroys the windings of the starter and solenoid. To combat this problem, Thermo-Tec created a non-conductive strap-on heat shield with a highly-reflective mylar surface. More Info


Tuff Stuff - Water Pumps and Accessories. Each Tuff Stuff Performance water pump is pressure tested and built to meet or exceed O.E.M specifications. Available in chrome plated, polished or powder coated colors,  in standard or reverse rotation with SuperCool models which create 30% more flow for improved cooling.
More Info

Tuff Stuff

Unisteer - 1967-69 Camaro/1968-74 Nova Manual Rack & Pinion Kit Black Rack. The Rack & Pinion that comes with this kit, is a highly modified rack & pinion: it has been internally shortened, reducing the width of the ball centers. More Info


Vintage Glass - Convertible Kit - Flat Glass. All glass is then polished and tempered (except windshields which are laminated).Flat glass can be purchased online at a cost reduction or over the telephone.  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

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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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

Goodguys 4th Spring Nats1

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


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


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

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Anpac CHROME® Classic Car Insurance -  Announces Car Insurance Discount Opportunity for NSRA Members. More Info


Classic Performance Products - CPP gives you the inside scoop on who they are, what they do. and how they do it. Watch Video

Classic Performance Products

Goodguys - is proud to announce our 30th Anniversary season in 2013 – Featuring 19 vintage automotive festivals across America! It’s been a great 30-year ride!
More Info


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. We are now accepting exhibitor applications and vendor space is already being reserved. Many top cars will be vying for their chance to be known as the 2013 Elite 6, with one final entry winning the NorthEast Cup, a special trophy designed and built by Rob Ida, and $10,000!!! The show pumps out over $35,000 in cash and awards!! More Info

NorthEast Rod & Custom Nationals

Enclosed Vehicle Transport - Here are Just A Few Answers To Questions You May Have. More Info

Enclosed Vehicle Transport

FastLane Speed & Rod Shop - Why Buy Used When New Is Cheaper & Faster; Roadster and Coupe.
More Info

Fastlane Speed and Rod Shop

Jasper Engines & Transmissions - We offer custom remanufacturing for gas engines, transmissions and differentials. Authentic gas engines include a numbers-matching build, original paint, testing and, upon request and for an additional charge, valuable documentation of the remanufacturing process. More Info

Jasper Engines

"Big Al" 2012 Wrap-Up - 2012 is coming to an end and of course we can’t forget the Big Al wrap up. More Info

Big Al 2012 Wrap-Up

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.

feat xs cash

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

Littleton Cruise at the Woodlawn Center Sunday, December 9, 2012 Littleton, Colorado. Pictures By Mike Bourg

Mike Bourg Car Show

Click Here To see  Our Most Recent Car Show Coverage

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