Hotrodhotline Newsletter  January 17, 2013
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Hotrodhotline to Sponsor the Trophy Girl Contest at the 64th O’Reilly Grand National Roadster Show - 64th Annual O’Reilly Grand National Roadster Show January 25-27, 2013Held at The Fairplex - Pomona, CA More Info

We have a great new booth setup (under the MotorHead Media sign) so be sure to look for our booth in the same spot that HotRodHotline has always been, in the main exhibit hall, Building 4, next to America's Most Beautiful Roadster Contenders.

Trophy Girl Contest

Only 2 Weeks Until the 64th Annual O’Reilly Grand National Roadster Show January 25-27, 2013 - Hotrodhotline is Gearing up for the Grand National Roadster Show in just a couple Weeks... this is one of the BEST Shows on the planet.  We have a great new booth setup (Under the Motor Head Media Sign) so be sure to look for this booth in the same spot that Hotrodhotline has always been, in the main exhibit hall next to America's Most Beautiful Roadster Contenders. More Info



MSD LS Atomic EFI Kit - MSD has led the automotive world in performance ignitions for over 40 years and now we are rewriting another industry standard. Introducing the new LS Atomic EFI™, a throttle body kit designed to update engines using outdated carburetors with all of the modern benefits of a fuel injection system. MSD’s latest version of the Atomic EFI for the LS engine is a game changer. Enter: HotrodHotline


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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Cars are SELLING  on !

40706 Sold 41514  sold 41807 Sold
42001 sold 42968 Sold 43036 Sold
43308 Sold 43375 sold 43594 Sold

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

BASF Paint -Foose Colors - Are you ready to put Chip Foose to work in your paint shop? Now you can thanks to new BASF paints that blend our superior coating technologies with colors formulated personally by the legend himself. More Info


Airbagit - Mustang-II Duece AIRWAVE AIRSHOCKS / pair Dual 16 Position Adjustable. Latest technology No "O" Rings to wear out More Info


Dynamat - 1970-1974 Challenger / Cuda Under Rear Seat Kit. The perfect sound Damping solution just got easier with Dynamat Custom Cut. Give your back seat the solid car feel and effectively block road noise. More Info


Engine Factory - LS 3 6.2L Carbureted Chevy Engine. Our Hi-Tech carbureted LS Engine is quickly becoming the engine of choice for hot rods, vintage cars, trucks, and race cars. Easy installations! Runs right out of the box guaranteed!!! More Info

Engine Factory

Hedman Hedders - ELITE Ultra-Duty Street Headers. Hedman's ELITE Hedders are the best you can buy. They have thicker flanges. stronger wall tubing and a thermal coating that withstand full-throttle thrashing and torturous towing. More Info

Hedman Hedders

MSD - Ignition 2012 SEMA Awards! he 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. Make sure to make your way to for more information on our new products. More Info


Painless Performance - Ford 3G Alternator Harness. The popular Ford 3G Alternator conversion just got easier. The Painless 3G kit takes the parts chase away from this ever growing charging system upgrade. Until now, pigtails, large gauge charge wire, and a heavy duty inline fuse have all had to be sourced individually. More Info

Painless Performance

Snug Harbor Hot Rods - 347 Stroker Plus. Our most popular FORD ENGINE ! Tailored for Classic Mustangs, Cobra's ,Fox bodied weekend warriors and FORD in a FORD Street Rod.  No other performance engine builder brings the COST to VALUE and LOOKS to the Ford product line as Snug Harbor Hot Rod Engines. More Info

Snug Harbor Hot Rods

Eaton Detroit Springs - 1963 to 1982 Corvette. There are many aftermarket Corvette Leaf Springs availalble, but only EATON Detroit Spring offers springs that are nearly 100% correct. More Info

Eaton Detroit Springs

Goodmark Industries - Doing a classic car, classic truck, or hot rod restoration? Goodmark has the sheet metal, trim, and auto parts you need to complete your project. Goodmark has strived to maintain high quality on all restoration parts whether your project is a Dodge Challenger, Plymouth Barracuda, Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang, Classic Pick-up, or other classic vehicle. More Info


McGard - Tailgates may now also be a frequent object of theft.  The tailgate, which is the door at the back of pickup trucks and SUVs, can easily be stolen. Local reports in the Detroit area from businesses that sell the car part are remarking that they have had a number of individuals coming in to purchase replacements after theirs have been stolen by thieves. More Info


Performance Plus Connection - New Weatherproof Battery 2-pole shut down cut off switch This switch is designed to provide a complete power shut down in case of an emergency. 2-post with solid brass terminals with 3/8" SAE threads and brass nuts included. Need a " diameter round hole in your bulkhead or rear panel for mounting. 2 position (Off or On) and position panel is included. More Info

Performance Plus Connection

Performance Suspension Technologies - Coil-Over Shocks. ake your muscle car's suspension to the next level. Have you been wanting to convert over to coil over suspension? PST now offers a complete front coil over system that is bolt-in and will work with either factory stamped steel arms or aftermarket tubular arms.
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Performance Suspension Technologies

Phoenix Transmission - GM Transmissions our most popular performance transmission, we have been modifying and improving this trans since it was first introduced in the early 80’s. We offer several versions of this trans for applications up to 575 horsepower. This trans has a low first gear ratio of 3.06 to 1 and an overdrive ratio of .70 to 1 which translates into stump pulling low end and a 30% reduction in cruise rpm.
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Phoenix Transmission

Quietaire - 36" Portable Evaporative Cooler. Maintenance Free - Engineered by our Father and Son team of engineer's and manufactured to be virtually maintenance free. Easy to operate - Needs only tap water and electricity to operate.
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Rick's Stainless Steel Truck tanks - The country’s premier manufacturer of hand crafted stainless steel tanks. Since the early 21st century Rick’s has been providing fuel tanks and specialized fuel system components to the automotive aftermarket. More Info

Ricks Tanks

Classic Thunder Road - Is the dash in your classic muscle car worn out and old? Replace it with these stylish new panels from Classic Dash. Built to replace your current dash and fit like a glove, you have a choice of twenty two different gauge pairing types or you can get these dashes predrilled without any gauges.  More Info

Classic Thunder Road

Top-line - A full selection of Performance Fittings and Hoses. What do YOU Need?? Braided Stainless Hose Assemblies? Fasteners?? 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. More Info


Trick Truck ‘N Rod Shop - Can’t see around your classic pickup or panel truck? Here’s the answer
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Trick Truck N Rod Shop

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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 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 of the Week - Congratulations to this week's winner of the My Cool Ride Contest!Ronald Jones’ of Syracuse. NY 1970 Dodge Challenger   More Info

American Collectors Insurance

CHROME Brilliant Classic Car Insurance From ANPAC - Motorcycle Rider Discount - Clients who are a member of Eligible Organizations will receive a discount on Bodily Injury Liability, Property Damage Liability, Medical Payments, and Collision coverage premiums. More Info


Goodguys Rod & Custom Association - Announces A No-Cost Junior Membership to The World’s Largest Hot Rodding Association.  In a constant quest to bring good times and cool cars to car guys & gals worldwide, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is proud to announce the all-new, no-cost, Goodguys Junior Membership Program! It costs nothing…NADA… and only requires a minute of your time to sign up More Info


NHRA Museum News - Tickets on Sale Today for the 2013 Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion presented by AAA More Info

NHRA Museum News

Stainless Steel Brakes - Extreme 4 Piston Caliper. Our Extreme 4 piston caliper is a fixed 4 piston aluminum caliper. This caliper has been designed with features you will not find in other 4 piston calipers. More Info

Stainless Steel Brakes

Steve's Auto Restorations - 1933/1934 3 Window Coupe Limited Production Run. We are gearing up for another run on the 1933/1934 3 Window Coupe bodies. This run will only be for Coupe bodies that are placed on order with SAR at the time of placing the order at the stamping company in Detroit, which will be in January 2013.  More Info

Steves Auto Restorations

Surf City Garage - New Sister Company, Paradise Road. For quite a few years, Surf City Garage has been an only child focused totally on the super-premium enthusiast market. Now in 2013, due to our success (thanks to you, our customers, 2012 was our best year ever!), we'll be welcoming our new sister company, Paradise Road®. More Info

Surf City Garage

Finish Line Interiors - Byron Robeck,  has years of experience and many award winning cars under his belt.   You can find dozens of photo galleries showing many examples of the work done at FinishLine Interiors.  This is an example of the cars in the  1930’s  Cars Gallery .... but there are many more covering all years and makes More Info

Finish Line Interiors

Flaming River - Power Rack and Pinions. Flaming River's complete line of Power Rack and Pinions offer more than 6" of travel and full turning radius. They're made from all new parts at our facility in Berea, OH and are never rebuilt.  Watch Video

Flaming River

Heinzmans Street Rod - Full Service Rod Shop; At the Heinzman Street Rod Shop, we take great pride in fulfilling our customers' vision for their cars. The care we take in custom-engineering our street rods makes the difference between a good street rod and a great street rod. More Info

Heinzmans Street Rod

Jr Custom Plating and Refinishing - See Our Process. Before shipping parts to JR Custom Plating all pieces must be fully disassembled.  More Info

Jr Custom Plating

Koul Tools - Instructional video of how to build a hose assembly using our tool! More Info

Koul Tools

ProTec - System One Catalog. The PRO-TEC System One is designed to monitor and protect your trailer and its contents. Designed for the do-it-yourself enthusiast, it carries a Life Time Warranty. More Info


Spirit Industries - It's been a busy year, Moving our production to a bigger facility. Adding the Fall Fling event as well as continuing the tradition of hosting the Bash. We added a 1932 5 widow coup to the stable and are working on a 29 model A roadster to be finished in the next month or so. We added a line of trailers as well as other products. More Info

Spirit Industries

TorqStorm - Project and Pricing. 1964 Corvair Van with a 540 cubic inch Big Block Chevy with twin TorqStorm Superchargers. More Info


Welder Series - Mustang II Installation: 1957 Ford. Garth Webb installed one of our Mustang II kits in a customer’s 1957 Ford, and I followed along with a camera. Hopefully this will give some insight into what’s required on a “custom” install (where the frame doesn’t normally lend itself to an easy install). More Info

Welders Series

Wise Guys Seats & Accessories - Providing custom seating, frame and foam solutions, and seat upholstery for Hot Rods, Muscle Cars and Street Rods throughout the world. An Elkhart, Indiana-based company with reach as far as Australia. No where else will you find the same quality and craftsmanship for your hot rod. More Info

Wise Guys Seats

Woody's Hot Rodz - of Bright, Indiana is having a grand opening celebration at their new Tri-Five assembly plant and showroom in West Harrison, Indiana More Info

Woodys Hot Rodz

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). Our phones and email inbox has also seen an influx of questions. The biggest question? "Is there still room?". Answer, yes. We will only cut off registration when the show is 100% full, and we will make that announcement both here on the website and on our Facebook page, so until that is done, there is still time to register! More Info

NorthEast Rod

Breaking News: Petersen Museum Appoints New Chairman of the Board - The Petersen Automotive Museum announced today that Peter Mullin has been elected Chairman to its Board of Directors.  More Info

Petersen Museum

Goodguys First Ever Giveaway Hot Rod Back on the Road - The 29 was the first ever Hot Rod given away by the Goodguys. The original owner (Carl Harrera) sold the car and then it sold again. A friend in San Jose, CA told me about the Hi- Boy Roadster for sale. As soon as I saw the Roadster I had to have it. More Info

GG First Give-away car

A member of the family - Louisville, KY is famous for many things: baseball bats, bourbon, horse racing, and hot rods. Hot rods? If the Father and Son team of Kevin and Shaun Lafferty, operators of Ridge Park Speed, have their way Louisville will soon be recognized as a haven of high powered, precision-crafted hot rods. More Info

A member of the family

Car Club Photo Contest January 2013 - Thank you to all of our readers who sent in photos from their car clubs. We love to see your cars, your groups, and your gatherings, so please keep sending them.  More Info

Car Club Photo Contest January 2013

1970 Nova and left untouched for almost 25 years - This was a great garage find, it was parked in the garage in 1979 and left untouched for almost 25 years.  Three dents were taken out and it was repainted the same color. More Info

1970 Nova and left untouched for almost 25 years

My 1955 Pontiac Star Chief -  Hello my name is Hurley Cumbee and I live in a little community of Dublin Kentucky I'm 20 years old and have grown up in a vintage salvage yard my entire life. I love old customs, sleds, or anything cool. Here are pictures of my 1955 Pontiac Star Chief with original 287 and automatic period custom with flame throwers, cruiser skirts and visor. More Info

My 1955 Pontiac Star Chief

Posies’ Annual Open House 2013 - Does Cabin fever got you down? Too cold in the garage to work on your ride? Then hop in your Hot Rod before dawn on a brisk 25 degree day for a 200 mile ride / one-way to Posies’ Annual Open House in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. Always a good showing of PA cars to make it a great day for a ride. More Info

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Carlevale Custom Cars Open House 2013 - While driving thru the PA country side I made a quick stop at Carlevale Custom Cars to see what was on the table for 2013. When you walk in the door you see Zeus, their 1969 Camaro RS/SS with the monster 707 CI Chevy engine. Carlevale Custom Cars can do everything from a third car or daily driver to concourse restorations. Check out what is happening there. More Info

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CEE-PENN Speed Shop/Worm Inc. Open House 2013 - Last stop on the PA road trip is CEE-PENN SPEED SHOP / WORM INC. Open House 2013. Always lots of tube bending at this shop, especially today during the construction of the USA -1 Tribute Funny Car. More Info

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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

Nascar Preseason Thunder at Daytona International speedway from
Gary Rosier

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Silver Springs NPD Car Show from
Gary Rosier

Judy & Wayne Newkirk

 19th Annual Mustang Roundup at Silver Springs Theme Park from Judy & Wayne Newkirk

Bernie Perreault

Bernie Perreault's Line up of 1938's from Bernie Perreault

Joann Dura

All Jersey Motorcycle and Car Show from Joann Dura

Butch Pate

Second Annual Tennessee Motorama from
Butch Pate

Joe Kerr

26th Annual "Burger Run" from Joe Kerr

Don Doerger

 53rd Annual KOI Auto Parts Cavalcade of Customs from
Don Doerger

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