Hotrodhotline Newsletter  January 3, 2013
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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/videos 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]

Janniro Wins World Speedway Invitational At Industry. The first Monster Energy World Speedway Cycle Invitational at Industry Speedway Saturday attracted a track record 5,500 spectators to the indoor dirt track in the covered Grand Arena at the Industry Hills Expo Center. Read Tim Kennedys Story

Tim Kennedy


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

Classic Dash - 68 Chevelle Brushed With Cobalt Gauges. Molded ABS Brushed Aluminum gauge panel as shown will replace the original gauge housing. This panel comes with Auto Meter Ultra Lite 2 Gauges
More Info

Classic Dash

Dolphin Gauges - 5 Gauge Set Black Mechanical Set. Fuel, Oil, Temp, Volt, Speedo. More Info

Dolphin Gauges

Dynamat - Acoustic Solutions work extremely well at sealing out road noise and giving your hot rod the protection and insulation it needs. More Info


Engine Factory - Now has complete Cobra engine packages, Includes ready to run Engine, Full Belt system, Clutch with complete Bellhousing and Tremec Transmission More Info

Engine factory

Snug Harbor Hot Rods - Custom Built Engines For Sale.  More Info

Snug Harbor Hot Rods

Stainless Steel Brakes - Caliper Set - Super Twin Quick Change Aluminum Caliper Upgrade Kit2 Piston Hi-Performance D52 Replacement Calipers More Info

Stainless Steel Brakes

Steve's Auto Restorations - Deck Lids (Trunk & Rumble) and More.   More Info

Steves Auto Restorations

Surf City Garage - Say you've detailed your ride inside and out, taken care of cleaning and protecting the interior, polishing the metal and cleaning, and shining and protecting the exterior. What's left? Well, that depends. More Info

Surf City Garage

Alan Grove - Street Rod Style Brackets. These brackets mount your alternator or A/C compressor above the intake and inside the centerline of the valve covers. Available for small or big Chevy with short water pump, or for small Chevy with '87 and later cast iron heads, including the popular Vortec style.  More Info

Alan Grove Street Rod

BeBop’s / American Street Rod - 34 Ford Roadster Rod Top. Rod Tops Convertible Top System is engineered to the highest automotive design standards. This “top” quality system provides a cost-effective solution that is not only functional but stylish…rain or shine.
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Clayton Machine Works - Billet Throttle Assembly and Pedal Covers. (CMW) is well known for their ability to produce accessories that appear as one-off’s, but without the hefty price. These unique Throttle and Pedal cover assemblies are no exception. More Info

Clayton Machine Works

E-Stopp LLC - The Push Button Emergency Brake System For Hot Rods. This E-Stopp is absolutely the coolest. It works beyond expectations, definitely a home run. That along with the customer service they provided makes for a bright future for their team. More Info

E-Stopp LLC

Image Street Rods - If you have a Lowrider, Kustom, or anything else dragging the ground you will need a set of these. IMAGE LayLow mufflers. There is nothing you can get lower. More Info

Image Street Rods

Juliano’s - Retro “Starburst” Push Button Seat Belts. If you’re looking for period-correct seat belts for your rod or classic streeter, check out these early GM-style “starburst” belts from Juliano’s. More Info


Kwik Wire - 1940’s-1950’s Chevy Bedrail Lights. Kwik Wire has developed a bedrail light that can be used as a Stop, Turn, and Tail Light that will fit in the bedrail of a Chevy pickup. Constructed from a solid piece of aluminum with a red plastic lens and illuminated with a (replaceable) LED bulb. More Info

Kwik Wire

Made 4 You Products - T-Clamp Kits to Complete an Entire Car. All of our clamp kits contain 10/32 stainless steel mounting hardware for a professional finish. A durable plastic storage case is provided for easy access and organization. More Info


Pete and Jakes Hot Rod Parts - New Product - Weld-In Threaded Insert For early Ford. With the marriage of Pete & Jake’s and Super Bell Axle Company in 2004, we offer you a full range of high quality components for 1928-1948 Ford cars and trucks, including front to rear suspension parts.  If you need it, chances are we’ve got it right here on the shelf! More Info

Pete and Jakes Hot Rod Parts

Radir Wheels - Windowed Slot Wheel. Can be drilled to 6 lug. Heat treated for strenth. Made in the USA. Available in Full Polish or Cast Finish. More Info

Radir Wheels

Shiny Hiney - 1946-48 Plymouth Complete LED Third Brake Light Assembly. This complete assembly includes an all new cast bezel with chrome plating, all new lens, and powerful LED light for taillight and stop light.  The light features RapidFire brake light as well as a taillight. 
More Info

Shiny Hiney

Spal USA - Low Profile Fans.  From our low profile fan line this fan is ideal for oil cooler applications also popular in the motorcycle and ATV industry. It features a fully sealed waterproof/dustproof motor. Each fan is individually balanced for long life. More Info on this and other Low Profile Fans

Spal USA

Specialty Power Windows - Power Wiper Kits. Our flex shaft (cable) wiper system is available for Street Rods, Classic Chevy Trucks, Tri-Five Chevy Cars, and early Corvettes. Our Universal street rod kit can be used in many applications. More Info

Specialty Power Windows

Tanks - EFI Fuel Tanks for 1955-57 Chevy Cars. Are you looking to convert your Tri-Five Chevy to EFI? Tanks Inc. has designed an affordable stock style powder coated gas tank ready for fuel injection. More Info


Vintage Air - Gen IV Sure Fit Systems Evaporator Kits. Does the thought of replacing you're A/C evaporator give you the chills? Vintage Air Gen IV Sure Fit Systems evaporator kits with fly-by-wire servo motor controls make your install totally cool! More Info

Vintage Air

Weedetr Street Rods - Trailing Arm Rear Suspension For Classic Trucks. Our trailing arm suspension kits for the 41-55 GM pickups and panel trucks is designed to be a bolt in kit that is complete less the rear end assembly, which can also be supplied through our ultimate rear suspension packages.  More Info

Weedetr Street Rods

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 2013. 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

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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

More This Week at

American Collectors Insurance - My Cool Ride Contest. Congratulations to this week's winner of the My Cool Ride Contest!Derek Bastinck, Wayne, New Jersey, 63 Mercury Comet Custom V-8 More Info

American Collectors Ins

Anpac Chrome - Classic Car Insurance - It's All in the Name! Classic, Antique**, Modern Classic, Hot Rod or Street Rod, modified, built before 1949, Replica or Kit Car, Original, un-restored**, Modified or Custom, built after 1948**, Exotic, rare or unique, in excess of $100,000 in appraised value. More Info


Airbagit - 2-3800lb/2-2600 Triple Bellow Air Bags, Air Springs Buy 2, Get 2 Free Special + $29 Ship 1/2" Port bags must travel. More Info


BASF Paint - Modern, new technology allows for much easier application, flow, leveling, gloss and increased productivity. Learn why users are saying, "This is the best clear I've ever sprayed." Watch Video

BASF Paint

GoodGuys - Attention all Goodguys Members!  Early Bird registration for 2013 National events is available now!  If you register your pre-1972 vehicle for a 2013 National event prior to December 31st 2012, you’ll receive $15 off the normal at-event registration price!
More Info


Hedman Hedders - "How Headers are Made". Best of 2012 - Hedman Headers are made by hand in the USA. Our video "How Headers are Made" gives you an inside view of how much work goes into a set of headers. Check out the video.

Hedman Hedders

NHRA Motorsports Museum - Presented Curator Greg Sharp with the prestigious 2012 Dean Batchelor Award for Excellence in Automotive Journalism in the Best of the Year articles category at the 18th annual Dean Batchelor Awards Banquet held at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles last night. More Info

NHRA Motorsports Museum

Painless Performance - Here at Painless we strive to make your search as simple and productive as possible and provide you with the information you need with our on line catalog.  More Info

Painless Performance

Bed Wood and Parts LLC - The #1 source of show quality, custom manufactured, wooden truck bed parts and accessories overhauled its web site to improve customer service More Info

Bed Wood and Parts LLC

Fatman Fabrications - Our mission is to develop parts that allow you to bring the handling and ride quality of your vintage hot rod up to the safety and comfort standards of today. We all love the look of these fine cars and trucks, but want the drivability of modern cars. More Info

Fatman Fabrications

Gear Vendors Overdrive - Product Overview, Assembly Tour, Shop Tour. Watch Videos

Gear Vendors

Murray Kustom Rods - We are a Hot Rod shop dedicated to the custom metal fabrication of just about anything. Everything from general hot rod maintence and repair to the complete restoration of any classic. We primarily work on antique cars, trucks, and bikes, but we have been known to create parts for anything from assembly lines to aircraft parts. More Info

Murray Kustom Rods

Saldana Radiator - January 2013 Sale on Radiators. All of Saldana Racing Products aluminum cores are oven brazed and never use epoxy. Street Rod radiators are available with 1 or 2 row cores and can be built as a single, double, or triple pass for maximum efficiency. More Info

Saldana Radiator

Super Fine Shine - Chrome Plating & Polishing on Street Rods, Motorcycles, Boats, and Antiques before and after. More Info

Super Fine Shine

"Pinstriping at the Grand National Roadster Show" Benefiting the Lili Claire Foundation - Created in 1998 by Leslie and Keith Resnick, The Lili Claire Foundation seeks to assist children and families affected by neurogenetic conditions. The Resnicks established The Lili Claire Foundation in honor of their daughter Lili, who after being diagnosed with Williams Syndrome, passed away at just five months old during an 18 hour open-heart surgery. More Info

Grand National Roadster Show

64th Annual O’Reilly Grand National Roadster Show January 25-27, 2013 - In all eight Fairplex exhibit buildings and the surrounding grounds, the Grand National Roadster Show roars into town with the finest roadsters in the country, vying for the coveted America's Most Beautiful Roadster award. This show is huge: more than 500 roadsters, customs, hot rods and motorcycles competing for top awards. More Info

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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

From a POOR MAN'S CAR, to a GASSER, to an All STEEL FULL CUSTOM COUPE - The build was completed in time for the Portland Roadster Show and its debut March 2012.  The name of the Willy's is Sarge.  A tribute to American Military and Police Veterans.  The small pinstripe/bloodstripe is identical in color to that on the trouser leg of the Marine Corps Dress Blue Uniform.  Note the Sgt stripe tail light. This 1940 Willy's...... read more...

Poor Mans Car

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

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. We would like to hear from you so send us your story and pictures.

Young Rodders


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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T Willy's 30th New Years Day Cruise In from Bob McDonald

Bob Lyman

 New Years Day Car Show at Horry-Georgetown Technical College from Bob Lyman

Dean Court

 Cafe Pascal Cruise-In from Dean Court

Noddy Watts

World’s First Car & Bike Show from Noddy Watts

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Sacramento Raceway’s 50th annual New Year's Day Drags from Dean Court

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