Hotrodhotline Newsletter  September 12, 2012
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2012 Election Enters Home Stretch
 Have You Registered to Vote?
 .  On November 6, voters will head to the polls to elect the President of the United States, 435 members of the U.S. House, 31 U.S. Senators, 12 Governors, and thousands of state and local leaders.

  Don’t let your voter registration slip through the cracks!
 If you have not registered to vote in your state, now is the time to do it.  The SEMA Action Network (SAN) has compiled a complete list of voter registration and absentee ballot application forms for all 50 statesCLICK HERE to find your state and information needed to register today!
With so much at stake for our country, the SAN and encourage you to exercise your civic duty and vote.. and make sure your friends and neighbors vote too... this is  a very important election and turnout will be the decider in this election.


     Rodfather/Goodguys Road Tour set to Blast Off This Friday! Daily Web Coverage to Capture Event on Film
      Daily photos, videos and blogs will be provided at beginning Sept 14th.

Cars are SELLLING  on !

sold 1 week 46 conv
sold 33 ford
sold 32 ford2
sold 35 ford sold 37 ford1
sold 37 chev
sold 54 vette sold lincoln
sold camaro mike woods

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

Hotronics Products offering FREE Shipping
              Battery Disconnects
           Self Cancelling Turn Signals
         Electronic Fan Switches
 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
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Order your new engine ... and it arrives  “TURN KEY”...  you can even get a video of your engine running before it is shipped to you.  Save all of that time assembling and adding parts .. get your NEW Engine Ready to Run right out of the crate ....  Hundreds to choose from ...  tons of options available... Let Engine Factory do all of the hard work of building your engine to your specs... then you just get to put it in and enjoy. Check it out here

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 Get the best handling for your 67-69 & 70-73 Camaro and 64 1/2-70 Mustang HEIDTS PRO-G Independent Suspension kit. The best riding and handling IRS to combine with your PRO-G Subframe to make your Camaro or Mustang a true Auto Cross competitor.    Check it out here

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Digital Paint Booth from House of Kolor ... WOW....  Imagine being able to see what your car would look like in a different color... with different wheels ...  different graphics ...  Now you can do that as well as see many different body mods ...   BEFORE you make the decision  to paint, cut , chop. etc.  This is AMAZING.. Check it out here.  See it in action with an online video

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 HushMat  is the perfect solution if you are Restoring a MuscleCar/   Building a Street Rod? Installing a Sound System in your vehicle?  Vibration Damping & Thermal Insulation Material is a 1/8” thick and 0.47-0.50 lb per square foot pressure-sensitive, constrained-layer damping material which has excellent adhesion for many difficult to-bond-to substrates such as oily steel, automotive E-coat, primers, finishes, laminated and chopper-gun fiberglass and many plastics, including polypropylene.  Get info here

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Msd Ignition Chevy High Speed DynaForce Starter
Anyone who struggles to start their Chevy race engine reliably because the starter can’t keep up needs to check out the new High Speed DynaForce Starter. This starter was designed for race engines using magnetos that require higher cranking speed. The 25% extra speed makes it so that even the most stubborn of motors will start. The extreme durability built into these starters ensures they can handle the teams that use them.  Learn more here

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Designed to give extra styling to the outlets of your performance exhaust, these “Highway Star” Exhaust Outlets finish off an important part of your favorite Street Machine, Street Rod, Late Model Muscle Car, or Classic Truck. Made from solid 6061-T6 billet aluminum bar stock, the standard size will fit 2 1/2” diameter exhaust tubing. You say you currently have 3” diameter exhaust, well that is okay. We can make you a set that will fit just about any size tubing. We are busy working on new designs and shapes also, so if you have an idea for a different shape , let us know and we will make them for you using your design.   Take a closer look here

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At Main Street Custom Finishing, we take your old, stock, metal dash and laminate it with a beautiful wood veneer of your choice. You don’t have to paint your dash... turn it into a thing of beauty which will perfectly set off your interior ..... turn it into a wood dash. We can also veneer a fiberglass dash for you, seat backs, door inserts, consoles, and many other parts of your cars interior...  Take a look at what we do here....

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O’BRIEN TRUCKERS could be considered a boutique for nostalgic air cleaners, and one look at this one tells you why.  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 elementTake a closer look here

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Old Air Products Under Dash Air Conditioners The Underdash A/C Systems are slightly less expensive units that can be installed directly under the dash. If you want to keep your factory Heater, or you just prefer the look of the underdash unit, then an Underdash A/C Sytem might be right for you.   All of our Underdash Systems are build around the same core components. The only difference is the way the front looks... Learn more here

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Speed Stuff   carries a great line of very cool products and every month they put several items on sale with great prices.   Check out this months special deals...including this chrome AC Compressor ...
Take a look here


Timeless Rods has a fantastic line they call their  “Drive Series”  These cars offer the same quality and craftsmanship as their show cars, but by choosing fewer options, you are able to have a quality car at an affordable price.   You can go through the Timeless Checklist and choose any option you like.... build your car to your specs and see what it will cost you at Timeless Rods...   Check it out here.

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Trick Truck N Rods  ...  Get a head start on your next project with this great roller from Trick Truck.  All welding and suspension is done .... including motor mounts ...  it’s all set up for you to finish over the winter.   Located in Ohio,  you can pick up your next project from the Trick Truck shop.  Check it out here.

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 Holley is pleased to introduce a simple, clean, and cost effective solution that solves the accessory drive challenges when swapping a GM LS engine into a muscle car, truck, hot rod or other vehicle. These brackets were designed to deliver a factory style appearance, correct belt alignment and provide factory stability.   Get the details here

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GM Performance Motors  has hundreds of crate motors in stock....  Browse their site and pick the motor you need now... Check it out here

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Accuair  E-Level Air management system  The e-Level Air Management Packages (AMP) bring together all of the highest quality components available to operate your Air Springs in one easy to order part number. Chose between one or two compressors for lightning fast recovery times. This package includes the e-Level Electronic Leveling System with Rocker Switch Interface, VU4 Solenoid Valves. Get the details here

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B&M Racing Cast Aluminum Pans Special   Buy a Cast Aluminum Deep Pan and a case of Trick Shift™ together and get a B&M tee-shirt. Call our sales department to place the order to make sure you ge the right sized tee-shirt!  B&M offers a wide range of Deep Pans and Standard Depth Pans in cast aluminum, polished aluminum and chrome steel! Deep pans add extra fluid for better cooling, efficiency and performance to your transmission.  Take a look here.

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Butch's Cool Stuff has added the 71/72 Chevy truck to their line of Stainless Steel Tube Grilles. Someone once said that changing the grille is the easiest and most inexpensive way to make a dramatic change to the look of your rod or truck. CHECK OUT HOW THIS GRILLE TRANSFORMS THE FRONT THIS TRUCK TO CLEAN, SIMPLE & COOL!   Take a closer look here

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More New Products from Classic Instruments  The  New 1957 Chevy Authentic series design. is just one of several new products introduced by Classic Instruments for your 50’s  Cars and Trucks ... take a look at several new gauge sets here.

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Concept One Small Block Chevy Victory Series Pulley Systems   The Small Block Chevy Victory Series pulley system is designed to keep the A/C compressor, alternator and power steering pump tucked within the boundary of the engine block. These kits are intended to fit a wide variety of applications from street rods to late model trucks as long as there is sufficient room between the engine and the radiator. These easy-to-install systems are supplied with all the necessary components including Goodyear Gatorback belts and chrome hardware. Optional power steering kits include lightweight aluminum power steering pumps with our exclusive pump-mounted billet aluminum Mini Reservoir.
Take a closer look here

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Classic Performance Products Manual and Power Rack and Pinion Kits    CPP has a huge variety of  Rack and Pinion Kits from  34 Ford to every and any Muscle Car setup you may need.  You can see all of the choices and read all of the specs on them here.

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Double R Trailers invites you to build and customize your trailer with us. Our design team will help you build the trailer of your dreams while staying within your budget.  Double R Trailers is where dreams become reality!
     The foundation of our company is based upon standards of superior quality, competitive pricing and excellent customer service.  Take a look here

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EZ Wiring isn’t just about wiring ... they also have many other accessories ... including this great Universal Power Window Kit. Get the details here.

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Speedway Motors Coil-Over Shock Mock-Up Tool   They say that stance is everything when it comes to building an attention-grabbing hot rod, street machine or vintage truck. And now you can build your chassis with a just-right stance thanks to the Coil-Over Shock Mock-Up Tool from Speedway Motors.  WOW .. what a great idea !   Check it out 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 2012 Schedule Now



Somernites Cruise  is pleased to announce that Dennis Gage and the My Classic Car tv show crew are scheduled to be at the Sept. 22nd show filming for an upcoming episode! Your car could be featured on national TV! Mark your calendars and save the date!  There is SO MUCH going on in September...  POWER CRUISE,  Meet and Greet ..   Dodge Challenger Raffle and more.. Check it all out here


The National Street Rod Association has a great schedule for 2012.   Street Rod Nationals North Plus is next on the calendar September 14 - 16, 2012, at Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds in Kalamazoo, Michigan  Discount available through Friday, August 24th, 2012.   Check out the 2012 schedule and make your plans now


Sept 30th in Nassau County  New York ...  a fantastic fun filled car show with entertainment,  a downtown cruise, and lots more.   Eddie Money, The Car Fellas,  George Barris and HUNDREDS of Cars expected.   This will be a great event.. don’t miss it. Get the details here


 Cruisin For A Cure is The world's largest one day charity car show in the US.   13th Annual Show - Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012
OC Fair & Events Center, Costa Mesa CA
Supporting CITY of HOPE Prostate Cancer Program
This year the event is just PACKED with special happenings and features. Lots of special PRIZES, and entertainment galore... This is a GREAT SHOW so make your plans now. Look Here


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 Créme de la Chrome Award page to catch a glimpse of the long awaited trophy, designed by automotive illustrator Darrell Mayaab.

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Good Guys 2nd WIX Filters Speedway Nationals
September 21, 22 & 23, 2012
, Indianapolis, IN, Indianapolis Motor Speedway   Over 2,500 Rods, Customs, Classics thru ’72,  Super Sunday Get-Together, �Commercial Exhibits.  Swap Meet & Auto Trader Classics Cars 4 Sale Corral ,  Thursday Poker Run, �Nightly Parties
 Indy 500 Track Cruise ,  Model & Pedal Car Show,  Goodguys AutoCross  Get all of the details here


The Schedule is set and all is looking great for a fantastic  California Hot Rod Reunion coming up October 19 - 21, 2012.   This is always a really fun event .... Cacklefest,   Racing at it’s best just like the   good old days ... and a midway full of vendors and Hot Rods..    Tickets are on sale now ... so get the details and make your plans to head out to the California Hot Rod Reunion ... you’ll be glad you did !   Check it out here

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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


The Iron Invasion is a hot rod and custom car show fund raiser that will take place at the McHenry County Fairgrounds in Woodstock, IL. on Oct. 6, 2012..  In the past this has always been the time that The Chrome Czars have hosted the Hunnert Car Pile Up. Now that the Chrome Czars have decided to take a break from the Pile Up and concentrate on the Hunnert Car Heads Up, the obvious void for a season ending traditional car show has been filled with the Iron Invasion.   Get the details here

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EStopp -  is a New Vendor here at Hotrodhotline. Last month 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.


 Being a member of the National Street Rod Association® (NSRA) just became even more rewarding. CHROME® classic car insurance from American National Property And Casualty Company (ANPAC®), an official product sponsor of the NSRA since 2010, is proud to announce that it will offer NSRA members ANPAC’s exclusive Benefits Xpress SM  discount.   NSRA members have the opportunity to receive a classic car insurance discount of up to 10%, subject to availability in their state. For details click here

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Tech Video From Inland Empire Driveline Service  
Drive Shaft Measuring Process
Many people wonder how it is possible for a company to build a drive shaft that fits a car they can't see. Inland Empire Drive Line Service has been doing this for more than twenty years and knows how to get it right the first time.  Watch this video to see how Sam Memmelo and Dave Bowman handle this process...  Look here

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 Classic Rods & More...    Sells Classic Instruments Gauges
... and more ...  Check out the fantastic line of products at Classic Rods .. and Check out their  FREE Ground Shipping and  24 Hour Shipping Policies...   Lots of great stuff here

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The date for the NO TOLL ROADS IN AZ Rally has been set for January 9th, 2013 starting at 10am at the Arizona State Capitol
This is just one of the important activities being undertaken by the Arizona Automotive Hobbyists Coalition.  The AAHC is taking a strong stand against Toll Roads in AZ FREE ROADS for FREE PEOPLE
Learn more here


Fast Times   Rods Shop Tour  ...FastTimes Rods Inc. is the largest street rod chassis manufacturer in New York State. It is the offspring of Pete Clark's Nite Owl Welding which was started in 1999. We have built an excellent reputation on the quality and value of our products and proudly stand behind everything we sell. We currently own and occupy approximately 7,000 sq ft of manufacturing space and are ready to expand.  Most of our employees have been in the custom vehicle business for an average of 15-20 years and demonstrate their commitment and expertise with every street rod we build.  Tour the shop here

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Maintaining the highest quality work means that Sherm's Custom Plating must meet the highest industry standards.With our state-of-the-art facility and over a quarter-century of experience, it is easy to understand how we can consistently give the customer a finished product that literally outshines the rest.  Learn more here.

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Centerforce Shop Tour   Starting from a small speed shop in Midway City, California, the Centerforce brand has earned a well-deserved reputation for reliability and durability where ever superior clutch performance and easy operation are preferred. When expansion was needed, the Midway team sought out the ideal location for its employees and growth, eventually selecting Prescott, Arizona for construction of a new 48,000 square foot manufacturing facility. The move was nearly transparent, with over 90% of the Centerforce team moving to Prescott.   Take a tour 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

46 Car Shows Posted already this week !

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