Hotrodhotline Newsletter Sept 20, 2012
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STOLEN CAR ALERT ....   There have been 4 Pontiacs stolen in Escondido,CA in the past 3 weeks.  This 64 was stolen but then recovered MISSING the MOTOR ... Still looking for this motor ...  REWARD is Offered ..

For Details read more here.

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Hot Rod MD  Article on Calibrating your Speedometer ... Many of us “gearheads” have had the experience of being pulled over by our friendly local law-enforcement officer and being told that we were exceeding the posted speed limit.  We inform him of the fact that we couldn’t be speeding because our speedometer indicated that we were doing the speed limit ...     Read more here

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Tammy Allen Museum tour     There's a storybook quality to Tammy Allen's life and her love affair with automobiles. It began at an early age. Her dad was a car enthusiast, bought new models every two years, and polished and detailed them himself. His enthusiasm for cars was contagious, and it rubbed off on Tammy. She fondly recalls family vacations with idyllic road trips into the American heartland...  see how Tammy has turned  her enthusiasm  into a place for all to enjoy....  read more

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Barn and Field  finds are one of the favorites here..
and recently, Alfonso Porfido  has found some gems ...  Check it out here along with treasures from other readers. 

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Cars are SELLLING  on ! has been selling cars for YOU since 1999 and we have MANY Repeat customers who come back to us time and again to sell their cars ....  You can count on getting great customer service, and an audience of dedicated car guys who are looking for their perfect car.    Give us a call at  877-700-2468 and we’ll be happy to help you sell your car.

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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

Wise Guys  has a large selection of seats and seating accessories.  This Upholstered Fat Fender Split Back - Upholstered Vinyl is just one of many seating types they offer.   From buckets to benches,  Wise Guys has the best selection and great pricing... Check it out here.

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Thunder Road 70-72 Chevelle Sweep -Black 6 Gauge - Auto Meter Ultra Lite Electric ... just one of a huge line of Muscle Car Replacement dashes and parts.   Give your muscle car a fresh new look with a replacement dash from  Classic Dash /  Thunder Road ..  Take a look here for more

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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. The DynaForce Starter features all new components beginning with a three horsepower motor. This power is used to crank over the reduced 4.4:1 gear set to deliver great torque to the engine’s ring gear to get the engine turning. Learn more here..

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Resto guys - these are for street rodders.....  Call any other spring source or hot rod shop and they might have 4 Mustang II different coil springs. 4 would be fine if all cars were the same and if everyone wanted their car to ride the same and sit at the same height.

Well, surprise, not all cars are the same and everyone has their own ideas on how their vehicle should sit, ride and handle. So to help these wise folks, we have developed 23 different Mustang II coil springs.. Learn more here

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Goodmark  Industries...70-81 CAMARO HOOD
This is the place you’ll find all of the replacement parts you need for your muscle car or classic.  With thousands of parts from body parts, to trim, to seating and more .. Goodmark is the place to go for your replacement parts.

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Hedman   Hedders Tork-Step Stepped Headers with HTC Coating
These HTC coated, standard-duty headers use TORK-STEP stepped tube technology to provide performance superior to any standard tube header design.  Originally designed for racing applications, Hedman is the first manufacturer to mass produce this technology for the street.
Get the details here

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Koul Tools   Since the invention of stainless braided rubber hose, racers and mechanics have been fighting the problem of installing it into the socket part of the assembly. If your lucky and get a clean cut on the end of that hose, you might get it in. Most of the time a little fuzz appears on the hose end and the battle begins. It is not only time consuming, it can get bloody. KOUL tools has delivered a solution that makes the assembly a snap. Manufactured of a high tech composite, it is virtually indestructible. No need to worry about vise marks or wearing out. Learn how this truly  “koul tool”  works...

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McGard Tough Nuts are designed to last for life. No chipping, peeling or rusting. Guaranteed to keep on shining for years. Our Tough Nuts are manufactured in the U.S.A. to meet the highest O.E.M. standards for safety and durability. They’re triple-nickel chrome plated for lasting beauty by our experienced staff using our own in-house plating technology. Every one is backed by a written lifetime guarantee.  Take a closer look here

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Painless Performance 8 Switch Pro Street toggle
12 Circuit Street Legal Race Car Harness
with 8-Switch Panel.  Includes push button start, ignition, fuel pump, fan, park, headlights, turn signal and horn. Take a closer look here

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You paid dearly for that new spark plug wire set, protect your investment. These Fire Boots are designed for extreme protection of spark plug boots and wires, in excess of 1200 degrees Fahrenheit. (648.8 Celsius) They are used from ultimate race cars, street vehicles, to motor homes.   Take a look here

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Phoenix Ford AOD Transmission  Introduced in 1980, the AOD has been used in nearly every model of Ford vehicle requiring a durable, compact overdrive transmission. The AOD is a good swap choice from the C-4, C-6 of FMX transmissions and shares many common dimensions with these units. Low gear ratio is 2:40 to 1 and overdrive is 0:67 to 1.   Get more info here or call the folks at Phoenix... they’re always glad to help you make the best choice for your project.

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Pro-Tec Trailer Security 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.. Learn more here

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PST    Performance Suspension Technologies 1964 - 72 GM A-Body Catapult Billet Aluminum Trailing Arms.  Catapult® arms are designed to put maximum power to the ground to deliver ultimate performance off the line. Stock trailing arms are flimsy and weak, leading to poor handling and excessive wheel hop.   Get the details here

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How HOT is it in your shop or garage ??   You NEED this Quiet Aire cooler.. it’s the perfect solution to keeping cool while you work. Nothing worse than trying to work in a hot building.. Check out all of your options here...  Jack has one and he loves it !

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 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.
Take a closer look here

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Rust Bullet Automotive FAQs....  We have many questions that need to be answered when addressing the problem of getting rid of rust before starting our project.  Rust Bullet has all of the answers so that you can prepare for the job ahead.  Get all your Rust removal questions answered here....

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 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!  3-1/2 inch chop,  Steel Reinforced, Flush-mount Doors,  Pre-hung & Latched Doors. For more features and large pictures take a look here

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What do YOU Need?? Performance Fittings and Hoses
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. Check out their website then give them a call, they’re great people who you’ll love doing business with ! Check it out here

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New Billet Supercharger – The TorqStorm™   This new supercharger is designed to boost performance while also enhancing the look of any custom car, said the company. The supercharger’s unique housing and cover are precision-machined from 6061 aluminum and are available in natural, micro-polished or black anodized finishes.  Internally, the new supercharger features a unique high-flow billet impeller that’s capable of supporting over 500 horsepower while still producing meaningful low rpm boost for improved drivability.  Learn more here

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Williams Street Rods   We're "Customizing your American Dreams" Williams Street Rods, which has acquired D & J Street rods,  is  a custom manufacturer,  specializing  in fabricating custom injection molds and custom machined aluminum products. Our facility houses all necessary manufacturing processes to produce our entire line of streetrod accessories. Check out these air conditioning vents and other other many products here.

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Flaming River Industries 1979-93 Mustang Front Steer Power Rack and Pinion.  The Billet-Power™ Front Steer Rack and Pinion is made from all new components, including a new valve and piston. Our Power Rack offers over 6-inches of travel, which provides the maximum turning radius for classic and street rod applications. Each Flaming River Power Rack is proudly made in the USA,  Take a  look here

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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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 Latest in Rodding and Muscle Car News Check out our News Section



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 Power Cruise® set to rev up on Sept 22nd

The 7th Annual Somernites Power Cruise on Saturday, Sept 22nd will bring together classic and performance car enthusiasts from all across Kentucky and several bordering states.

The rolling car show will feature six host cities this year; Cincinnati, Louisville, Bowling Green, Nashville, Pikeville and Chattanooga. Most locations will offer Friday night events for car owners. Somernites representatives will also be on hand at those events to answer questions about the Power Cruise


The National Street Rod Association has a great schedule for 2012.   Street Rod Nationals North Plus is next on the calendar Burlington, Vermont   Check out the 2012 schedule and make your plans now


 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


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


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


Good Guys Lone Star Nationals is coming up soon .. Oct 5-7th at  Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.  Featuring Over 2,000 Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks thru '72.
 Super Sunday Get-Together, Vendor & Manufacturer Exhibits
 Goodgals Gallery,  Model Car & Pedal Car Show,  Swap Meet & Auto Trader Classics Cars for Sale Corral , Goodguys AutoCross, and  Track Cruise  Get the details here

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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


Welcome New Vendors this week

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.


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 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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Dyna Mat  The ALL NEW Dynaliner is the perfect ultra light weight insulator to use on top of Dynamat. This durable crush and tear resistant material has the highest heat blocking properties available in a single layer synthetic foam-type material.  Get the details here

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Rodders Row... Where you can show off YOUR RIDE ...  Our readers love seeing what other guys have done to their cars ....  so send us your pics and tell us about your ride .... share your pride and joy with fellow rodders... Check out the latest. like this Special Chrysler 300 Letter Car owned by Jim  “Mac” in Florida and  . then send us yours.

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Lojack Recovery in ONE HOUR ...  Lojack, the company that invented the stolen vehicle recovery market, helped police recover the first stolen classic car equipped with a LoJack for Classics system. The 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu, valued at approximately $20,000, was reported stolen on Sunday, December 5 in Vallejo, CA and tracked down –just one hour after LoJack for Classics was activated ...  Get the story here.

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BASF  is seeing more and more high profile SHOW cars sporting their paint.  like these WekFest NJ Pics – Custom Painted BASF Cars
One of the hottest car shows on the West Coast finally came to the East. WekFest New Jersey saw the debut of many cars, and some painted with BASF products. Here are a couple of cars we saw.  Check it out

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American Collectors Insurance Quick Quote !
In three easy steps, you can obtain a quick quote for collector vehicle or collectibles insurance. Simply click on the appropriate button (at left) to get started, and we'll provide you with an annual premium estimate. If you like what you see, you can apply online and purchase coverage using a major credit card.   Check it out here

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Centerforce Clutch Diagnostic Guide  
This clutch diagnostics guide will help determine the cause of several known clutch failures. Please read all the diagnostics before concluding the cause of a clutch failure. Often, compounding problems will cause a clutch to fail. Keep the following questions in mind:      1. What is the reason for the replacement of the clutch assembly?  2. What types of symptoms were occurring in the vehicle? ....  Get complete questions and diagnostics here

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Calling YOUNG RODDERS .....  send us your car pictures and story and we’ll send you a very cool Hotrodhotline Poster ...   We love to hear about what our young rodders are doing in their garages and about the cars they are choosing to start out in their hobby.   Check out the young rodders that are online and then send us your story and get your free POSTER ... it’s very cool... Take a look here

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Snug Harbor Hot Rods has a complete engine building shop where you can get your dream engine  .. complete ! Like this  302 Blue Oval Cruiser... Get the details here

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SAR  -  Steves Auto Restorations is known as one of the finest fabricators in the country ....   and you can take advantage of their skill and reputation by using some of the specialty fabricated parts produced there at their shop.  This Rear rolled pan is just one of many specialty fabricated parts offered at SAR .. Check it out here

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Grand Marshall of the California Hot Rod Reunion is none other than  TV Tommy Ivo ! Drag racing's first quarter-mile showman ?T.V. TOMMY? IVO, who is one of NHRA's Top 50 Drivers, has been named grand marshal of the 21st annual California Hot Rod Reunion presented by Automobile Club of Southern California, scheduled for Oct. 19-21 at the Auto Club Famoso Raceway near Bakersfield. Get the details here

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Surf City Garage ... Pro Detailers package ... Includes Everything you need to detail your ride to perfection like a pro, inside and out, from cleaning and polishing to sealing to waxing and from tires & wheels to leather & vinyl interiors. Includes Grit Guard, Deluxe Interior Brush, Applicator Pads, Nano-Detail Signature Towels, Nano-Detail Washing Sponge,
and much more... for a complete list look here

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High School Students Nationwide to Complete at SEMA in Las Vegas in 2012
 The exciting 2012 season of Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge will be wrapping up at the SEMA Show this November with the 4th annual "Showdown at SEMA" National Championship. An additional two teams will be competing this year for a total of twelve High School Auto Tech Teams challenging for the top spot.

 In 2012 the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge program expanded for the fourth straight year by adding the SKILLS USA Georgia Event and the Georgia Open. These additional events allowed for an additional 112 students to participate this year
Read the season wrap up and learn all about this fantastic program here

Featured Shops This Week

JR Custom Plating Performs Professional, Custom Chrome Plating that Exceeds Customer Specifications

We offer custom chrome plating for classic automobiles and antique automobile parts, motorcycle chrome plating, nickel plating on stained glass or leaded glass, and more. JR Custom Plating also specializes in chrome plating some materials that other companies won't work with including the plating of pot metal (diecast) and aluminum. We also can chrome plate brass, steel, and cast iron.. take a look here

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At Heinzman Street Rods, we feel the basis of a good car is the ingenuity of a custom built chassis.   We offer many services to help you with your project ..  Chassis Construction, Body & Interior Construction, Custom Engines & Drive Trains Custom Fuel Systems, Air Conditioning Custom Accessories Brake / Cooling Systems
See how we can help you build your dream here

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Davviki  FALL  special   $1000 OFF RETAIL - ANY 5 WINDOW COUPE BODY
 Yellow or Black gel coat.    Bodies are IN STOCK and ready for immediate delivery.  Check it out here.

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Woody's Hot Rodz  is now offering the NEW  TRI FIVE Chevy STEEL Bodies....  WOW ...   you can get an entire body and put it on an old tri five frame ... OR  if you have a Tri Five car and need body parts... you don’t have to try to work with old rusty or dented pieces.. you can get NEW parts for your Tri Five...  This is a great new development in our industry.. Check it out here.

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Yogi Special  SALE on now...  Every month Yogi’s Inc has a Website special going on ... this month they are featuring Chassis and suspensions on sale. 
Check it out here

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Ready to put the Finishing Touch on your car ??   The Interior can make or break your car ... both in looks and comfort.   Choosing the best is of utmost importance ...  and Finish Line Interiors has a world of experience ... You can see dozens of examples of their work on their website... a great way to get IDEAS too.. Take a look

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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

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Belmont Shores Roger Rohrdanz

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Fords of Fall Big Al

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Governors Cup Sacramento Dean Court

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Year One Foose Show Jake Meadows

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NSRA Kalamazoo Frank English

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Bing Gatewood Virginia Show

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Bob Warenda Ct. Cruise

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Mustang Show Bill Barrand

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Lindee Wood Washington Show

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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You can list your parts here for FREE. ... we’ve got lots of parts listed and if you have extra parts laying around .... some fellow rodder needs them !  So get them listed and clear out room in your shop and help a fellow rodder at the same time...

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Don’t Forget... Hotrodhotline has  28 different Sections with articles of all kinds ....  There’s lots to look at and enjoy.  

2012 Car Shows


New Products

Buyer's Guide

Hotrod MD

Rodders Row

Shop Tours

Garage Shots

Barn & Field Cars

Blast to the Past

From Our Friends

Stolen Cars

Muscle Cars

Guest Columnists

Our Heroes

Rodders Forum

Build Articles

Catalog Order

Club Directory

Vendor Directory

Event Listing

Monthly Specials


Almost all of what we have at Hotrodhotline is sent in by our Readers... so if you  have show pictures,  a story,  something interesting to share... we’d LOVE to post it for you... Just send to  [email protected]


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

Jack & Mary Ann and the Staff at


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