Hotrodhotline Newsletter  January 24, 2013
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Pinstriper’s Reunion at the 64th Grand National Roadster Show - The Pinstriper’s Reunion is located in building 4- by the main stage. Over 30 painters from every corner of the country will gather at the 64th Annual Grand National Roadster Show for the Pinstriper’s Reunion. More Info


The Grand National Roadster Show Starts This Friday! - Making history for the 64th year in a row as the longest running indoor car show in the world, we anticipate one of the most exciting and stunning shows to date. This weekend you will see the finest hot rods, custom, and motorcycles from across the globe More Info



ShineSeal Stops the oxidation and dulling on Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Brass and Copper for up to 2 years, depending upon what your product is exposed to. This drastically reduces the frequency for repeat polishing or heavy cleaning. Shineseal™ has been applied to many products and results have always been favorable, reducing labor and keep your products looking great over a considerable amount of time.

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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 Introducing the new LS Atomic EFI™, a throttle body kit designed to update engines using outdated carburetors with all of the modern benefits of a fuel injection system.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


Cars are SELLING  on !

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.

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Product News

Classic Instruments - Dash Panels and Inserts are designed for that show-stopping dash-board appearance! Furnished hardware allows most panels to be mounted into a stock opening using the same bolts or mounting studs that are already on the back of the original stock dash. It is usually not necessary to cut or change the original opening for the years specified. More Info

classic instruments

Classic Rods & More - New 69 Camaro VHX - Dakota Digital. Arguably the pinnacle of GM Muscle Cars, the 1969 Camaro is the perfect vehicle for modification and bringing its features to today’s standards. These VHX Systems fit directly into the stock Camaro gauge carrier and include new clear lenses, the stock instrument lenses will no longer be used.  More Info

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GM Performance - NEW" E-ROD 5.3L ENGINE 315 hp / 335 lb.-ft. Automatic transmission. Big power and emissions efficiency available only from gmpp! E-ROD systems GMPP’s LS-based E-ROD engine system portfolio continues to grow – delivering high-performance with low emissions. No other manufacturer offers a comparable system. More Info

GM Performance

Hurst Shifters - Billet/Plus Shiftersoffer the highest quality in manual shifters. BILLET//PLUS shifters come with CNC machined 6061 Billet Aluminum base and stop collar, heat-treated BILLET STEEL gear selector for ultimate strength, and stainless steel rotating pivot to insure smooth shifting and reduce wear. The patented adjustable bias spring load provides ease of operation, and self-centering alignment for improved 2nd to 3rd upshift gear changes. More Info


O'brien Truckers - Custom Made Car Club Plaques Looking for Custom Made Car Club Plaques? O'Brien Truckers has Brand New Plaques, Toppers, Buckles  or Key Chains, More Info


Ron Francis Wiring - Mopar Powered - '67+Up Pick-up Series EXPRESS Wiring System. The EXPRESS is a very small fuse panel. It has all of the wiring needed to pass most state inspections, fire the engine, gauges, third brake lights, room for Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Locks, Stereo, Radio memory for digital systems and all the toys you might want to add - and then some. We can usually ship in a couple days. More Info

Ron Francis

Steele Rubber Products - Side Window Channel Pre-flocked Weatherstrip By The Foot for 1/4" Glass.
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Steele Rubber

Wheel Vintiques - Muscle Car NOVA Style Rallye. Powder coated silver Factory lug nuts and hub caps applicable Accessories not included  More Info

Wheel Vintiques

Yogi's Tanks Inc. - 1953-54 Chevy Steel Fuel Tank.  This tank has the pickup tube located in the stock position if you are running a carburetor. It also has an internal reservoir tray and an accessory opening for use with fuel injection. It will accept our optional GPA-series Fuel Pump kits and our #SSP-1 Pump Pump Hanger as seen in our Fuel Pump Section. More Info


Big Al's Carponents -  All of Big Al’s windshield wipers are made from billet aluminum with a brushed finish. There are three different style arms to choose from (see photo above) with a variety of arm length options.  More Info

Big Als

BMS Navigo -  The GT Model from BMS NAVIGO is a high quality, entry level series that will outshine the competition in both value and performance. In the 16’-32’ range, the GT will accommodate any need for both the motorcycle and car enthusiast. More Info


Cool Craft - New Ford Truck, 1954-56 V8 350 Crossflow Aluminum Radiator w/Shroud & Fan. More Info

Cool Craft

Dutchman Motorsports - Differentials. he legendary Detroit Locker began the revolution in performance differentials and still leads the industry today as an Eaton brand. The Detroit Locker is the most durable and dependable locking differential available and maximizes traction by delivering 100% of the torque to both drive wheels. It is engineered to keep both wheels locked up while under acceleration (like a full spool) and unlock when going around corners. More Info


Dynotech Engineering Service -  builds custom Racing Driveshafts, Hotrod Driveshafts and Muscle Car Driveshafts. We can build and ship most custom driveshafts in 72 hours or less! More Info


Engineered Components, Inc. - GM "Narrow Track" Disc Conversions. GM subframes front track widths are often too wide for rods on early trucks. If you need additional tire to fender clearance this new kit narrows the track width 2" on factory disc brake installations, and 1" on drum brake equipped subframes. More Info

Engineered Components

Eddie Motorsports - Ford 289-351W Serpentine Pulley Systems. Building on the success of their popular Chevrolet systems, Eddie Motorsports has recently introduced their new line of Serpentine Pulley Systems for Small Block Fords. More Info

Eddie Motorsports

Hooker Headers - 1955-57 Chevys; LS Engine Swap Headers. These swap Headers allow enthusiasts to drop an LS (all exc. LS7) engine into the ever popular 1955–1957 Chevy. More Info

Hooker Headers

Hot Heads - DUI / HEI Ignitions - Chrysler, Dodge, DeSoto. Drop in units available for Chrysler and Dodge Early Hemi. DeSoto requires our #21936 intermediate shaft. Features include: Coil in cap HEI design with tach hook up. Simple hook up, one 12 volt wire does it all. For single 4 bbl. applications. More Info

Hot Heads

Jasper Engines & Transmissions Gas Engines - That big oil slick in your driveway or those strange noises from under your hood don't have to mean you'll be saddled with a new car payment soon. More Info


March Performance - AMC V-Belt Pulleys. All March Performance brackets and pulleys have clear powder coatings that eliminates the need for laborious polishing in those hard to reach places. Our Performance Underdrive Ratios pulley kits truly reclaim lost horsepower, with some application seeing as much as a 15HP gain! Our street rod High Water Flow Ratios pulley kits increase cooling by speeding up water flow and fan speed. This helps to keep your engine running cool in critical low speed driving. More Info


Powertrain Control Solutions - Programmable Electronic Transmission Controller is a fully programmable transmission control system. Through a friendly PC Windows interface users are able to program transmission settings based on speed, engine load, engine speed and other parameters. More Info

powertrain Contol Solutions

Header Buddy - Exhaust Tips. You can get everything you need including mufflers, x pipes, u pipes, as well as the fantastic patented Header Buddy What a great product ... No more repairing or replacing Header Collection Gaskets... you know... that job you just hated doing ! The Header Buddy is an inexpensive kit that will eliminate that job forever. The Header Buddy folks also sell a complete line of exhaust products, mufflers, tips, etc. So be sure to take a look. More Info

Header Buddy

ShineSeal - Master Kit Covers 80 Square feel. Included in this kit is Bio Cleaner concentrate, Metal Sealer, Slick Finish, applicator cloth and detailed instructions. ShineSeals’ Brite Shine Metal Polish is also included. Brite Shine Metal Polish is used to recondition products, if needed, prior to application of Shineseal. More Info

ShineSeal Master Kit

Superior Glass Works - New 1941-46 Chevy Truck Frame and Running Boards. We can't stop adding to the parts we make for the Advance Design 1941-1946 Chevy trucks!  We just completed the tooling for fiberglass running boards for the 3/4 ton, 125-inch wheelbase '41-'46 Chevy trucks. More Info

Superior Glass

Tuff Stuff Performance - Alternators and Accessories. Tuff Stuff alternators are great looking with plenty of power! Our stators and rotors feature extra copper and steel for better reliability. All are 100% new - not rebuilt! Each alternator is carefully hand polished and triple chrome plated to absolute perfection and is then assembled and tested in our factory by experts. More Info

Tuff Stuff

Unisteer - New Improved Universal Electra-Steer. This kit is BIGGER, BADDER, & BETTER than our earlier successful model. This kit features a 30% stronger motor that will reduce effort in vehicles with steering wheels weighing in up to 4500lbs. The new computer modules are now in a sealed weather resistant box and can withstand very harsh conditions. More Info


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


Sacramento Autorama

The Sacramento Autorama is now in its 63rd year. The Sacramento Autorama is “The Kustom Capital of the World” and boasts being home to one of longest running indoor car shows in the world. The Autorama is recognized as the premiere custom car show on the West Coast. The Show will feature over 450 of the finest custom cars, hot rods, classics, motorcycles, and specialty vehicles from around the county. February 15-17, 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 Autowire - New Website/Webstore and e-commerce store got its very own restoration early last week.  New look, new search features, new technical resources...same awesome products! You'll still be able to find us at This is just a little peek at the new design that you'll see when you click on our website. More Info

American Autowire

Anpac Chrome - Specialty Car Insurance....Do You Need a Fresh Start? Don't wait until you have an auto claim. If you're not happy with your auto insurance company, now is the perfect time to make a change and get a discount. More Info


Classic Performance Product - CPP’s brand new reorganized catalog (#18) features full-color images, technical information, invaluable reference materials and hundreds of new parts and accessories for classic GM, Ford, Mopar and trucks and also introducing our new G-Body line.  More Info

Classic Performance Product

Catch Up With Goodguys This Winter Show Season! - The winter car show and auction season are upon us and Goodguys will be joining in on the fun! Stop by the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association booth at the 64th O’Reilly Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona! More Info

GoodGuys Winter Show

Holley News - NOS Installation and Tuning Videos. Holley is pleased to announce a full list of NOS Nitrous Oxide Systems installation and tuning videos available to view on YouTube.  Eighteen videos cover a wide variety of subjects, including how nitrous oxide works, complete kit overviews, installation details, operation, tuning and more. These videos include animations as well as step-by-step under hood video footage to help viewers learn more about nitrous oxide use. More Info


MSD Ignition - New Atomic EFI for the LS Engine. Enter Promo Code HOTRODHOTLINE for the Atomic EFI  LS System Giveaway More Info

MSD Ignition

Enclosed Vehicle Transport - Coast to Coast Specials. Either East bound or West bound transports Southern California to East Coast. As far North as Boston, MA far South as Jacksonville, FL
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Enclosed Vehicle Transport

Fastlane Speed and Rod Shop - Check out the great 1941 Willys at Fastlane Speed and Rod Shop and have them build you one to YOUR Specs..... Great Cars built especially the way you want them... More Info

Fastlane speed and rod shop

Vintage Glass - Sale on New Glass For Classic Cars & Trucks. 1-pc Door Glass Kit ( ALL cars & trucks pre-1967 ) Flat Glass. More Info

Vintage Glass

Williams Street Rods - 1932 Ford Bus Build. Check out this Williams Street Rods '32 Ford Bus Hot Rod Video Clip This '32 Ford bus was customized and painted with black and orange. Watch Video

Williams Street Rods

Thank You From Hotrodhotline - could not exist without the continued support from our many contributors.  We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you. We are now entering our 15th YEAR here at and what a ride this has been !  WOW !  We’ve come a long way haven’t we ? And who do we thank for that ??? Of course there are many to thank.....But,  YOU....Our Fabulous Roving Reporters who have broken another record for 2012 with over 1800 show coverage articles! More Info

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NSRA 2013 Super Prize Program - The National Street Rod Association is pleased to announce the 2013 Super Prize Program. This year marks the Twenty-Sixth time that the National Street Rod Association has offered this program. Identical prize packages with a value of seventy three thousand, one hundred twelve dollars ($73,112.00) will be given at each National Street Rod Association event in 2013. More Info

NSRA 2013 Super Prize Program

NHRA Drag Racing Looses Another Legend in Joe Reath Who Passed Away on Jan 4, 2013 - Engine and crankshaft builder Joe Reath along with his wife Dellie operated Reath Automotive in Long Beach, Cal. for over 50 years until it closed in 2006. More Info

Joe Reath

Countdown to Motorama - The 35th Annual Motorama - It all goes down February 16th and 17th 2013 in Harrisburg Pennsylvania at the Farm Show Complex. Click on the video on the website and take a virtual tour inside the event that attracts over 50,000 motorsports enthusiasts annually. 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. Our phones and email inbox has also seen an influx of questions. The biggest question? "Is there still room?". Answer, yes. More Info

NorthEast Rod and Custom

My New Purchase…1947 Chevrolet Aero Sedan - I’ve been into street rods for the last 35 years or so but have been without a car now for quite a while…living in Florida for the last 25 years and riding custom bikes was what I was into but now, since I’m getting a little older, I have switched back into an old car.  More Info

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Gone Racin’ …to see John Buck - The Grand National Roadster Show has a storied history. It is often called the Oakland Grand National Roadster Show where it first opened 56 years ago. Over the years the Grand National Roadster Show has moved from place to place, and the original owners have sold the Show to others. John purchased the GNRS. He knows what it takes to put a show of this kind on, and how to bring it in under cost. More Info

John Buck

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

Dave Guttman

Posies' Rod & Custom Open House from Dave Guttman

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River Cruizers Cruizin' On The River 2nd Annual Car Show from John Stimac

Joann Dura

Automania from Joann Dura

Big Al Liebmann

Automania from Big Al" Liebmann

Rick Merkow

Rock N Roll Cafe's Monthly Cruise from Rick Merkow

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McDonald's Classic Car Cruise from Rick Merkow

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Barrett-Jackson Auction from John Stimac

Jay Bernard

 Jan’s Cruiz-In sponsored by American Legion Post 79 from
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