Hotrodhotline Newsletter  February 1, 2013
Click here to read the Newsletter Online

The weekly Hotrodhotline Newsletter is just a small part of what we do.  We put on hundreds of articles each week and if you are just depending on our newsletter for the latest information, you’re missing out on a lot of great  rodding information and news.  Check us out daily at  and put us in your favorites so you can check out the daily car show articles and other news we publish every day.

Stolen Friday 1-18-2013 - I need help in finding my Truck I need help in finding my Truck. I had this truck since 1984 and did all custom work when my children was was young kids, I chopped and channeled this project by my self and gave it to my son for graduation present and we finished as a Father and Son project. there is a lot of sentimental family ties to this truck. Please Help Me and bring this truck home More Info

Stolen Friday 1-18-2013

Bill's stolen 1955 Chevy Bel Air Convertible with the attached sheet from Mecum's Auction for what equipment is on the car. No there was no Lo Jack on it yet.   Thank You for your help,Lee VIN VC55F187748 Date Of Loss 1-24-2013   I am reaching out to you as you know a lot of car people. More Info

Bills stolen Bel Air

A BIG THANKS to all of our roving reporters who sent in show coverage of the 64th Grand National Roadster Show Jan. 25 - 27th, 2013.  Hotrodhotline was the official media for the show. Click below to see all coverage of the show right here

GNRS Coverage


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.

200x120_ShineSeal_promo (1)

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 Introducing the new LS Atomic EFI™, a throttle body kit designed to update engines using outdated carburetors with all of the modern benefits of a fuel injection system.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

42208 sold 43307 Sold 42406 Sold
43231 Sold 36365 Sold 43094 Sold
41138 Sold 41541 Sold 43644 Sold

Product News

Classic Dash - 6 Gauge Panel with Auto Meter Gauges – Dash Dazzle. In our special, coddled cars, the treatment or appearance of the dashboard and instrument panel becomes one of the prime focal points of the interior scheme. More Info

Classic Dash

Dolphin Instruments - Wiper Arms are now available. Billet Aluminum Wiper Arms provide a nice look to any vehicle.  Available in two sizes and sold as a pair. More Info

Dolphin Instruments

Dynamat - 1964-1967 Chevrolet Chevelle / Malibu 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


Hedman Hedders - Hot Rodz Weld-Up Header Kits. Set your custom rod up with a set of these Hedman Hot Rodz Pro-Mod or Funny Car header kits. More Info

Hedman Hedders

Painless Performance - Digital Power Manager with Jump Start (500 amp) includes a weatherproof solid state dual battery control unit that automatically engages an auxillary battery when a large load is applied to the vehicle's main battery.  More Info

Painless Performance

Snug Harbor Hot Rods - 550HP Supercharged SB Chevy. Do you want ultimate power, aggressive looks, and the ability to drive down the expressway? Then your hot rod this 550 HP supercharged monster from Snug Harbor Hot Rod Engines. The beauty of this supercharged engine are the components that are used to assemble this motor. That together with polished components and painted in your choice of colors, says "Best Engine In Show". More Info

Snug Harbor Hot Rods

Stainless Steel Brakes - Treat yourself to the best brake service tools available by SSBC Performance Brakes. The SSBC Sure Stop Brake Pressure Gauge Kit indicates how much pressure you're getting at each caliper. More Info

Stainless Steel Brakes

Steve's Auto Restorations - SAR’s own Stamped Steel Doors used in our production Roadster. Requires an expert fit on a non-SAR body.   These doors are designed to accept the Bear Jaw safety latches not original style latches. More Info

Steves Auto Restorations

Tanks - 1939-47 Dodge Truck Fuel Tanks. Tanks Inc. is now producing gas tanks for the 1939-47 Dodge trucks! No longer do you have to pay hundreds of dollars restoring your original tank. This tank is an exact sized reproduction of the original tank, bolting into the original location, but with significant improvements. More Info


Alan Grove Components - Looking to add an aftermarket A.C. compressor to your 1963-66 Buick Riviera? Alan Grove Components has designed a bracket kit to mount an aftermarket Sanden A.C. compressor along with the factory alternator. More Info

Alan Grove Components

BeBops Glass Works - 1937 Ford Roadster Highboy. One of the nations leading manufactures of high quality fiberglass body for your custom and classic street rod, or restoration projects. Fiberglass body kits, fiberglass fenders, fiberglass street rod trailers and fiberglass street rod bodies are just some of the items we manufacture in our new state of the art facility. More Info

BeBops Glass works

Bed Wood and Parts LLC - Offers the RetroLiner in a variety of over 40 exotic and domestic woods.  BedWood for Trucks can also make a custom RetroLiner for virtually any vehicle. The kits are furnished with stainless steel bed strips and hardware, as well as mounting pads and subframe. Installation is made simple with comprehensive instructions and includes tips for care and maintenance. More Info

Bed Wood and Parts LLC

Clayton Machine Works - alve Covers  Sand cast, powder-coated LS valve covers. Features a removable panel that can be painted to match your car or customized to your specific design. Use OEM o-ring gaskets. More Info

Clayton Machine Works

Fatman Fabrications - New 2-inch dropped spindles that are designed specifically for 1957–1960 Cadillacs. The spindles can help lower the stock suspension of a hot rod, maintaining full travel while tucking the tires into the fenders. More Info

Fatman Fabrications

Gear Vendors Under/Overdrive - Can give your GM / Dodge / Ford vehicle up to twice the forward gear ratios, unparalleled performance and the ultimate in horsepower handling of any auxiliary transmission. More Info

Gear Vendors Under-Overdrive

Juliano’s - Now mandatory in most states, Seat Belts are a must. Whether you are building a custom street rod, replacing the belts in your current vehicle or retrofitting your industrial equipment, seat belts should be a safety priority. More Info


Kwik Wire - Engine/Lights Economy Harness. This harness will adapt to G.M., Ford, and Mopar as a cut to fit harness. This harness is based on G.M. color codes. Each group of wires are long enough to adapt to almost any street rod. All of our harnesses are built with GXL type wire that is intended for use in the engine compartment where higher heat resistance is required. More Info

Kwik Wire

Made 4 You - Perfect where space is limited.  Places the wires two over two.  Can be used with Smoothie brackets (see P/N 50-556 Stac-Pak) or added as an extra wire support to any kit.  4 units per pack.  Stainless screws included. More Info

Made 4 You

Pete and Jakes Hot Rod Parts -  Hemi motor mounts will mount a Hemi in several early Fords More Info

Pete and Jakes Hot Rod Parts

Radir Wheels - Custom Wheels Dragster Slicks. Feature a 1 piece design. The 7" tires come with the checkered flag tread, and the 8" & 10" do not. 4 Ply Sidewalls, Tubeless, with a 2 1/4" Wide whitewall. Distinctive "Pie Crust" Ribbed sidewalls for that Nostalgic look.. Can be turned in for the black wall look. More Info

Radir Wheels

New Classic Chevy - Finally - after years of repairing rotted tailgates, paying too much for rust free tailgates or just giving up; a brand new complete tailgate for 1955-57 Chevy Station Wagons (also fits Pontiac)! All inner bracing, nut plates, rain gutters are in place and 100% correct! The finish and detail is amazing. More Info

Shiny Hiney

SPAL USA - Brushless motors are sealed to strict standards making them waterproof & dustproof! We go to great lengths to ensure the highest quality products possible. Our brushless fan and blower motors are sealed to strict IP6K9K standards making them waterproof and dustproof. More Info


Specialty Power Windows - Universal, Heavy Duty, Easy to Install Power Window Kits. More Info

Specialty Power Windows

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 Get details here


We add dozens of new articles every day  for the
 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 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

200x120_Motorama_2013_v2 (1)

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

Goodguys 4th Spring Nats1

NHRA Motorsports Museum - February 14-17, 2013: The 53rd annual O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries, Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. The NHRA Museum offers race fans extended hours and free admission during the NHRA Winternationals and Finals.  More Info

NHRA Motorsports

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


More This Week at

American Collectors Insurance - January 2013 Newsletter. Each year, American Collectors pits 52 "My Cool Ride" winners against each other in an end-of-year showdown to select the year's Coolest Ride. We’d like you to take control of the wheel and pick this season’s winner of winners. Much More

American Collectors Insurance

Anpac Chrome - Paying your insurance premiums just got easier. The Checkless Way® option. By authorizing us to withdraw your insurance payment from your checking or savings account each month, you no longer need to worry about writing checks or mailing your payment on time. More Info


BASF Paint News - CES 2013 (Consumer Electronics Show) – Spotted over in the Alpine Electronics booth was this 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo featuring a BASF R-M Porsche Mint Green paint job. More Info

BASF Paint News

Airbagit - Free Air Bags Anyone? Buy 2 Get 2 Free.  More Info


Goodguys Announce 2013 AutoCross Shootout with Year-End Finals - For the first time ever, The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association will stage a year-long National AutoCross Shootout at 11 events this season with the year-end Shootout Finals Presented by BF Goodrich Tires to be held Saturday, November 16th at the Goodguys 16th Southwest Nationals, November 15-17 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  More Info

goodGuys Winter Show1

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

Surf City Garage - The Future Of Cars: Where They're Headed. If 2013 still sounds weird to you, wait till you see where the automobile is headed. The first automobile with an internal combustion engine was invented in 1885 by Karl Benz. Today, 127 years later, the industry is one of the most technologically advanced, but wait until you see what's to come.  More Info

Surf City Garage

E-Stopp® - The perfect e-brake for custom vehicles and winner of the NSRA new safety product of the year. It not only frees up room on the chassis and in the cab but doubles as an anti-theft device when the button is hidden. It works with any kind of brake system that can accept an e-brake cable. Watch How It Works


Image Street Rods - Bill Hughes 1954 Chevy Bel Air Project working on a new firewall for the 54 Chevy More Info

Image Street Rods

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 - February 2013 Specials. 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 - The leaders, in handling Custom Chrome Plating & Polishing in Central & Southern Ohio since 1990. Are you looking for "Show Quality" plating at an affordable price? Look no further. We always offer a few different pricing options on everything. We handle stripping of plating, rust, and paint. We ship UPS, all over the country, or if you're close, you can set up an appointment. Philip will sit down with some coffee, give you a full evaluation of what will need to be done. "Super Fine Shine, it" More Info

Super Fine Shine

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

Countdown to Motorama

Racing Scene Column – (Bucket List) Jan. 2013 Latest article By Tim Kennedy. What “bucket list” items did you accomplish during 2012? This winter I recalled my major 2012 bucket list accomplishment.  More Info

Tim Kennedy

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. More Info

Sacramento Autorama1

Memorial Car Show for Bill Papke, Sat Feb 9, 2013 - Long time West Coast Kustoms Orange County Rep BILL PAPKE of  Papke Enterprises passed away in the early am of 1/22/2013 of cancer. More Info

Bill Papke

Michael Corazzelli is one of our Roving Reporters. -  His 1932 Ford HI-Boy, built by Roy Brizio Street Rods, won 2nd place in class for "1932 Ford Altered Street Roadster" at the 64th Grand National Roadster Show.  More Info

Michael Corazzelli

NSRA - As we prepare for 2013, now is a great time to review the many discounts available to the participants and spectators at all NSRA Events during the coming year. More Info

NSRA discount

Congratulations to the 2013 America's Most Beautiful Roadster Winner - And the Winner is... John Mumford's 1927 Track Nose Ford Roadster  "Kelly Brown" Built by Roy Brizio Street Rods More Info


Speedsters Reunion Coming to Museum of American Speed - Get ready for four days of four-cylinder fun when the 2013 International Speedsters Trials and Reunion roars into Speedway Motors and the Museum of American Speed in Lincoln, Nebraska, June 19-22. More Info

Speedsters Reunion

Early 2013 News from Somernites Cruise! - The new year is well underway and we're almost into February. That means that Opening Day for 2013...April 27th is right around the corner! Here at Somernites, we are hard at work planning for another great Cruise season. More Info

Somernites Cruise!

Kathy Sullivan and Jeff Nicholsan’s Lincoln Capri Rat Rod - Betty was built by Jeff Nicholson of Solsberry, IN, with the helping hand of Gene Winfield who flew to Indiana to assist.  Jeff inherited “Betty” from his father in her original state. More Info

Wicked Ways Customs

A Rare Picture of a Few Heroes of our Industry who Changed the World of Hot Rods - Once in a lifetime shot. Three of the greats--------Geroge Barris, Blackie Gejeian, and Art Himsl Picture taken at the 64th Grand national Roadster Show sent to us by Larry MartinelliL to R - George Barris Pioneer in the field of automotive customizing. , Blackie Gejeian roving ambassador of American Car Shows and Art Himsl legendary artist. More Info

Rare Picture

64th Grand National Roadster Show AMBR Contenders - The field of contenders for the AMBR ( Americas Most Beautiful Roadster) Award this year is amazing !  Take a look and pick out your favorite. More Info

AMBR Contenders

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.

feat xs cash

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

America's Real Sports Car - Might as well start off with something to stir the troops. The hot rod roadster is America’s first (and only) real sports car! I know forthwith of which l mumble, having been involved in both camps since way back
Read More

Tex Smith ARSC


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

 Rolex 24 - "Rolex Garages Day One" from Gary Rosier

Christopher Roach

 Cecil Chandlers Original Sock Hop at 4 Seasons Car Wash from
Christopher Roach

Clinton Powell

 Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show from Clinton Powell

Bob Lyman

HWY 55 Burgers Shakes and Fries Car Cruise Jan. 26, 2013 from
Bob Lyman

Sam Flowers

Justice Bros. Racing Museum from Sam Flowers

Bing Gatewood

 Pictures from Suffolk Raceway, Suffolk, Va. In the 60's and 70's From the collection of Bing Gatewood

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]

Newest Featured Ads ....

We are putting on classified ads all day long... so be sure to check back often.  Click here to see the most recent Featured Ads... has been online selling cars since 1999 and we have the best program with the best customer service on the web.  A Featured ad with six pictures and Unlimited Words will run for SIX MONTHS  for only  $125.   We have many repeat customers who say we do the best job at selling their cars ....  You can place an ad online, you can email an ad or you can send it in the mail.  If you need HELP with any of the ad process call us at 877-700-2468 we’re happy to help.

44042 36273 44020
44007 43993 41640
44019 44017 44039

Click Here for Featured Ads

Click here for Classifieds Homepage

Parts Parts Parts..... we’ve got parts ...

parts 3
parts pic 1 parts 4

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...

Check out the Parts For SALE Section Here

You can Order A Catalog from any of our advertisers online in one place


These are just a few of the  many catalogs available from  Hotrodhotline. Click here to go to our  Catalog Order page and get the catalogs you need.

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

2013 Car Shows


New Products

Buyer's Guide

Hotrod MD

Rodders Row

Shop Tours

Garage Shots

Barn & Field Cars

Blast to the Past

Monthly Specials

From Our Friends

Stolen Cars

Muscle Cars

Guest Columnists

Our Heroes

Rodders Forum

Build Articles

Catalog Order

Club Directory

Vendor Directory

EVent Listing

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


Copyright 2012  All Rights Reserved
Contact Us:   877-700-2468
[email protected]