Hotrodhotline Newsletter  January 10, 2013
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The Auto Race That Changed Everything - Here is a bit of auto history sent to us via Gary RosierThe Auto Race That Changed EverythingNarrated By Edsel Ford II   Henry Ford was not a racer, but that didn't stop him from getting behind the wheel for a race that is still being talked about 110 years later.  Watch Video

The Auto Race That Changed Everything

What I'm Doing this winter - I’m Richie C. My better half, Betty Ann, and I, together with our 1947 shaved, blue Streetrod Chevy with violet ghost-flames, whom we affectionately call “Blue”, were sitting around talking about the dream we had for our Hot Rod Winter. Well. I tell you, we had some great ideas. Cruise along with us now as the dream begins. Read More

What I'm Doing this winter

The Hot Head’s Shop By: Chadly Johnson -
My car club, the Hot Heads, is based out of Eau Claire, WI and consists of a tightly knit group of nine like-minded members.  The club had been searching for a club house and shop in which to build our projects, and stumbled across a century year old building that suited us perfectly. Read More

The Hot Headís Shop


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

American Autowire’s -  Winterizing Kit. We’ve put together a great bundle of products to protect your ride during the cold months! The Battery Butler is an automatic battery charger with monitoring circuitry to make sure your battery is never overcharged. More Info

American Autowire  VIP

B&M Racing - Transmission Pans :: Cast Deep Aluminum Pans, Chrome Steel Pans with Uncompromising Quality. 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. More Info

BM Racing

Classic Instruments - Offers a right hand drive '67-'68 Mustang package for those who live in countries where it's standard procedure to drive on the left hand side of the road. More Info

Classic Instruments

Classic Performance Products - Wilwood Twin Piston D154 Caliper Brake Kits. Attention G-body owners! Looking to add a little bling to worn out brakes? CPP has Wilwood twin piston D154 caliper brake kits available with stock spindles, drop spindles or without spindles. More Info

Classic Performance Products

Classic Rods & More - VIP Serpentine Drive Kits. Visual Impact Performance Systems' (VIPS) TURBO TRAC Serpentine Belt Drive Systems is a complete kit that mounts to the engine block via the water pump. This requires no holes in the cylinder heads, so it works with all cylinder head configurations. More Info

Classic Rods & More

EZ Wiring - Power Window Kit. Power window kit will work for all windows with flat glass only that go straight up and down And that are between 6” & 24”. Sold in pairs. Kit for 2 doors. More Info

EZ Wiring

GM Performance - GM Performance is the leader in the Chevy crate engine market. With a great lineup of LS, small block and big block chevy engines, you can find a GM Performance crate motor to get you going. More Info

GM Performance

MSD Ignition - Atomic EFI. MSD had a very successful SEMA Show! For the second year in a row, we won a New Product Award. The new Atomic LS won Best New Street Rod product and was runner up in Best Engineered. In addition, the packaging for the Atomic LS was runner up in the Best New Packaging category.
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MSD Ignition

O'Brien Truckers - Cast Aluminum 1932 Ford Firewall. Cast Aluminum 1932 Ford Firewall - 20+ years ago Bitchin Products designed and manufactured a cast aluminum 1932 Ford Firewall and around 1999 when they moved from CA to AZ they updated the tooling to add raised pads and the year 1932 in an oval while retaining the fins at the top of the Firewall.  More Info

OBrien Truckers

Ron Francis Wiring - ACCESS 24/7 Wiring System. Our newest generation wiring panel has arrived. This newly engineered fuse system known as the ACCESS 24/7 [patent pending] comes standard with 24 fuses and 3 relays, along with a unique mounting system and room for 4 additional relays. More Info

Ron Francis Wiring

Wheel Vintiques - Chrome outer/bare center Factory lug nuts applicable Accessories not included All Wheel Vintiques Inc. More Info

Wheel Vintiques

ACCUAIR Suspension - New Colors are Here for our Aluminium Air Tanks. Over the years we have gotten consistent requests for color options regarding our aluminium air tanks; you ask, we deliver. AccuAir is proud to announce that our aluminium air tanks will now be offered in white and black powder coat. More Info


Brice Thomas Radiators - Antique Performance and Custom Radiators. Our all aluminum radiators are manufactured using the latest brazing technology that does not require the use of epoxy.  In addition to this, we use heavy duty tubes, fins, and headers in our radiators’ construction, all of which means you’ll get a long lasting, high quality product. More Info

Brice Thomas Radiators

Butch's Cool Stuff - Talking Hot Rods with Butch. Quality Line of 1928 to 1965 Custom and Rodder Parts More Info

Butchs Cool Stuff

Concept One - Chevy Pulley Kits for Big Block, Small Block and SL. More Info 

Concept One

Heidts - New 48-52 Ford F1 Pickup Superide II™ IFS Independent Front Suspension. More Info


House of Kolor Digital Paintbooth - Paint Booth 3-D gives you the power to create the custom ride of your dreams, just as you have always imagined it - in House of Kolor. See it before you build it! More Info

House of Kolor Digital Paintbooth

Hushmat - Ultra Silver Vibration Damping Floor / Dash Kit. Tremendous high-temperature insulating properties (it's rated 400įF!) make it ideal for application to firewall interior. More Info


Inland Empire Driveline Service - Stock Replacement Driveshafts for Classic and late model Camaro, Firebird, Impala, Mustang, S-10 extra cab and the late model GTO.  More Info.

Inland Empire Driveline Service

J&B Microfinish - Here is a 3 hole wing style one off dash that we made for a customer's 32 Ford. It was milled manually on a vertical mill out of 3/8" thick aluminum plate and then hand polished to a mirror finish. More Info

J&B Microfinish

Main Street Custom Finishing - All of the reproduction dashes are available with any veneer or finish. Add gauges to your order for additional savings! More Info

Main Street Custom Finishing

Rust Bullet -  Rust Bullet is a unique single component high solids industrial coating, unparalleled in the coatings industry. Rust Bullet is an advanced coating, which provides far more than just protection. More Info

Rust Bullet

Speedway Motors - 1934 Ford Halogen Headlights, Stainless Steel. Polished stainless steel. 12 volt H-5 bulb behind original lens, reflector with mounting studs. 9-1/4" diameter. Halogen bulb. More Info

Speedway Motors

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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

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CHROME Brilliant Classic Car Insurance From ANPAC - Chrome Show Locator. Locate a car show near you - Our extensive database is searchable by name and location, mapping the nearest car shows to your current location. Get directions or tell a friend about an event, e-mailing the information directly from the app.
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GoodGuys - It’s time to vote on the 2012 Speedway Motors “Homebuilt Heaven” and “Traditional Homebuilt Heaven” National Champions! THEY NEED YOUR VOTE! All eligible contestants are now featured on the contest page. More Info

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Holley -  EFI Selected as Standard Equipment on 2013 COPO Camaro. This is the third Holley brand product to make it onto the COPO Camaro. More Info


Davviki Ltd. - 1937 Smoothster Pickup - Now Available with 3.5" Extended Doors! Smoothster style body with all ash hardwood reinforcement installed, doors hinged with safety latches installed, dash installed, all steel reinforcement installed and attached to wood before bonding in. All body mounts set in steel. More Info


Double R Trailers -  Invites You to Build and Customize Your Trailer With Us...Get a Free Quote.  More Info

Double R Trailers

Fast Times Rods - A young race car driver named Carroll Shelby saw the huge potential as a “Corvette Beater” in these cars in the mid sixties. Although successful as a race car, they were a financial failure at the time with production numbers only in the hundreds. More Info

Fast Times Rods

Old Air Products - Catalog; Old Air Products specialization is in custom AC systems and factory AC & heater system replacement parts for Antique, Classic, Vintage & Custom Vehicles. We manufacture the HURRICANE® AC Heat & Defrost system for Hot Rods, Street Rods & Custom vehicles. More Info

Old Air Products

Reliable Carriers - Move Gallery; For over 50 years, we have moved the finest vintage and collector cars. FULLY ENCLOSED liftgate-equipped transporters, 24/7 GPS tracking, and $5 million coverage on every load.
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Reliable Carriers

Sherms Plating - From Garage Built Hot Rods and Daily Drivers to Award-Winning World Class Show Car's, Sherm's Custom Plating can handle all of your plating and polishing needs. Specializing in pot metal and stainless steel repair. More Info

Sherms Plating

Steele Rubber Products - Video on How to replace back window glass seal with cord. Watch Video

Steele Rubber Products

Timeless Rods - We specialize in Turn Key Street Rods as well as 100% Complete Packages, Partial Packages, Bodies and Chassis. For your convenience we have developed Build Sheet software which enables you to actually design your car and obtain a cost online. More Info

Timeless Rods

NSRA Southwest Street Rod Nationals Plus 2013 - All of the cars will be on display for public viewing throughout the day. There are activities for the car owners, including the NSRA Safety Program. This program is a voluntary check of the owner’s vehicle for all aspects of safety. The safety inspectors volunteer all of their time. There are also adult and children’s games. More Info


NorthEast Rod And Custom Car Show Nationals Just Weeks Away!! - It's hard to believe that the 2013 show is just 11 weeks away (as of this writing). We have been able to see that people are getting really excited by the number of vendor and vehicle applications that have been coming in. More Info

NorthEast Rod And Custom Car Show

Only 3 Weeks Until The 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.
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64th Annual OíReilly Grand National Roadster Show

GoodGuys Friday Night Vintage Drags Returns In 2013 - Ground poundin’ Goodguys Friday Night Vintage Drags are back for 2013 with two big nights filled with fire and tire smoke!  First up is the 16th annual Goodguys Friday Night Vintage Drags July 12th at National Trail Raceway in Columbus, OH. Part of the Goodguys 16th PPG Nationals weekend, the Friday Night Drags in Columbus will feature exciting exhibition vehicles including nostalgia gassers as well as a full complement of sportsman classes. More Info

GG Drags

Automotive Scholarship Applications Now Available - Automotive Scholarship Applications Now Available-- SEMA Scholarship Program Increases Awards to Up to $5,000 -- Applications Available at; Due March 29, 2013. More Info


Barn & Field Cars - This is the Car Guys Field of Dreams .... their LOST TREASURE.... some of the pictures make us want to jump in our car and head out to find this treasure... others make us want to cry ! There's lots of treasure still our there for us to find... If you spot some, send us your pictures. More Info

Barn and Field Cars

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.  More Info

Shop Tours

Garage Shots - What's going on in YOUR Garage ? What are you working on this year ? OR... Do you have a really cool garage that you'd like to share with our readers ? Check out what your fellow rodders are doing IN their Garages ... and TO their garages... very cool stuff !Then Send us YOURS  More Info

Garage Shots

HotRod MD - 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. ! More Info

HotRod MD

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


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

Gary Rosier

Roar Before The Rolex from Gary Rosier

Roger Rohrdanz

2013 New Years Day Cruise from Roger Rohrdanz

Bob Lyman

Joey Doggs Cruise-In from Bob Lyman

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Sonic Drive-In Cruise at Holly Hill from Gary Rosier

Lindee Wood

New Year's Day Cool Car Cruise from Lindee Wood

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