Hotrodhotline Newsletter  February 7, 2013
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Faded Thunder By Roger Jetter - is the fifth in a series of books written by lifelong car guy and columnist for the “Goodguys Gazette”, Roger A Jetter, about his and other hot rodders experiences with cars in the 1960s and ‘70s. Read More

Faded Thunder

Stolen from Grand National Roadster Show - January 27, 2013.  1956 Chevy Nomad, Red & Black, Chevy Small Block, 700 R4 Trans, 5 Spoke Americans, Red Leather Interior, Center Console, Tinted Windows, Rear Bench Seat. More Info

Stolen from Grand National Roadster Show

Stolen: 2000 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am - Pewter Color with Black wheels and loud exhaust.  Car stolen on January 15, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401.  Car is in good condition and was purchased for me on my 16th birthday by my dad who was dying of cancer. Buying the car was the last thing we did together. More Info

Stolen 2000 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am


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 Introducing the new LS Atomic EFI™, a throttle body kit designed to update engines using outdated carburetors with all of the modern benefits of a fuel injection system.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

American Autowire - Announces Newest Product In The Classic Update Line. lassic Update Kits give you one of the most complete kits on the market to “Make Wiring THAT Easy”. They are designed for specific year, make, and model configurations. The 1973-82 Chevy/ GMC Truck Kit is no exception. The kit boasts 12 features making it the most complete system of its type in the industry. More Info

American Autowire

B&M Racing - Street Race Overhaul Kit. Master Racing Overhaul Kits - These kits include all of the necessary components to rebuild your automatic transmission. OEM style gaskets included. More Info

B&M Racing

Classic Performance Product - CPP’s New Vega 400 Series™ Power Steering Box Now Available. This is a MUST for any hot rod application that uses a manual Vega box.  More Info

Classic Performance Product

Classic Rods & More - Flexible Transmission Dipstick - Firewall Mount - 29: Chevy 700 R4. Aluminum handle, steel-braided housing and teflon dipstick Fits "push-in" style transmissions, and O-rings seal the dipstick. Bracket on handle mounts to the firewall. More Info

Classic Rods More

EZ Wiring - Wiper Motor Kit includes motor, wiring, switch, wiper transmissions which fits common sized wiper arms, and aluminum tubing for housing the drive cable.  More Info

EZ Wiring

GM Performance Motor - LS376/480 480HP Hot Cammed LS3. "LS3 crate engine + Hot Cam = Loads of Fun. GM Performance engine #19244549 What's Hot? Hot Cam! Big EFI power 24-month GMPP warranty The hot new small block V8 in the GM Performance engine lineup is the hyper-aggressive LS3 crate engine. It offers a high-revving 376-inch combination that represents generations of small block V8 development and engineering. More Info

GM Performance Motor

Holley Performance - EFI Traction Control. Holley EFI is stepping up their game with the addition of a traction control unit to our line. This add on unit was developed together with Davis Technologies to be used with existing Holley HP and Holley Dominator ECUs.  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

O'Brien Truckers - Air Cleaner Continental Type. The 2 BBL is made to fit carbs with a 2 5/8" neck and the 4 BBL fits all modern carbs with a 5 1/8" neck. The 2 BBL is 16 3/4" wide, 4 3/4" tall from the carb neck to the top and 6 1/2" tall overall,the 4 BBL is 20" wide, 4" tall from the carb neck to the top and 6" tall overall. More Info

OBrien Truckers

Ron Francis - iStart (WITH Purchase of Ron Francis Wiring Kit). New from Ron Francis Wiring is a complete touch sensitive starter system with advanced security. This system simulates all five positions of a typical keyed ignition. More Info

Ron Francis

Wheel Vintiques - O.E. Chevy-Ford - Bare Finish. Bare steel only (primer powder coat available at additional cost) O.E. lug nuts applicable Factory outside knob hubcaps (10 1/8") applicable Accesories not included. More Info

Wheel Vintiques

AccuAir Suspension - Something that we have only briefly discussed is the development of our new height sensor. It was built to increase accuracy and ease the installation process. More Info

AccuAir Suspension

Concept One Pulleys - First aftermarket serpentine belt system for LS engines with Magnuson or Edelbrock superchargers. Utilizing a high traction 8-rib pulley/belt arrangement, they believe it to be the first aftermarket design of its type. More Info

Concept One Pulleys

Davviki - Automotive Furniture. 1929 Model A, 1932 - 34 Ford and 1959 Cadillac Loveseat. More Info


Double R Trailers - Maximum Security enclosed cargo trailers from Double R Trailers are built like no other.  Our Maximum Security cargo trailers are built with a full wrap 4” channel tongue, tubular steel frame, tubular steel uprights and roof bows and smooth aluminum skin.   More Info

Double R Trailers

Heidts - Muscle Pro-G™ Independent Rear Suspension For First & Second Gen Camaros that has won the prestigious “Best Product – Chassis and Suspension” award at the 2011 Hot Rod and Restoration Show in Indianapolis. More Info


HushMat - Reduce heat and noise in your hot rod, street rod or restoration!  HushMat heat insulation and sound insulation materials are Rated #1!   Hot Rod / Restoraton
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Inland Empire Driveline Service - 58-64 Chevrolet Driveshafts. We have redesigned the drive shafts for the 1958 though 1964 Chevrolets to be compatible with today’s more powerful engines.. More Info

Inland Empire Driveline Service

J & B Microfinish - "Highway Star" Series Billet Exhaust Outlets. Designed to give extra styling to the outlets of your performance exhaust, these "Highway Star" Exhaust Outlets finish off an important part of your favorite Street Machine, Street Rod, Late Model Muscle Car, or Classic Truck. More Info

JB Microfinish

Rust Bullet - Metal Blast™ is a cleaner and conditioner for metal that removes rust, grease, and contaminates allowing a superior bond to surfaces that have minimal or poor adhesive qualities. Metal Blast removes surface rust and properly etches metal for better paint adhesion. Metal Blast enhances the adhesive properties of coatings on any metal surface including aluminum and shiny polished metal. More Info

Rust Bullet

Speedway Motors - Put down your welder and build a rock solid foundation for your classic truck with Speedway Motors’ exclusive new line of Bolt-Together 1947-54 Chevy Pickup Chassis Components.  More Info

Speedway Motors

Vintage Air - 1955-59 Chevy Pick-Up Gen IV™ is Vintage Air’s most powerful and intelligent climate control system. The Gen IV uses an exclusive fully electronic microprocessor control system eliminate cables or vacuum connections. More Info

Vintage Air

Weedetr - Street Rods Universal Chevy Engine Mount Kit. This is our pn 3011 universal Chevy engine mounts in un-welded kit form. These mounts will mount Chevrolet engines in frames up to 28 inches wide. They utilize standard Chevy side engine mounts such as our pn 5050. Kit is for a pair. More Info


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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


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

Anpac CHROME® - CHROME® ANPAC®, an official product sponsor of the NSRA since 2010, is proud to announce that it will offer NSRA members ANPAC’s exclusive Benefits Xpress SM  discount. More Info 


Classic Instruments - Look for Classic Instruments this year at the following locations. More Info

Classic Instruments

Goodguys "Get-Together" and Speciality Sales Classics - Bay Area based classic and exotic car dealer, Specialty Sales Classics, has signed on as the presenting sponsor of all three 2013 Goodguys Get-Together events scheduled to take place at the Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. More Info

Goodguys sponser

Steele Rubber - Get ready for the all new Steele Rubber Products website! You will now be able to find all of our quality crafted rubber parts and weatherstripping through an easier-to-use website, including a more robust search engine. More Info

Steele Rubber

Brice Thomas Radiators - Super Savings Now! These aluminum truck radiators have been reduced to below their wholesale prices! Take advantage of these deals before they are gone! More Info

Brice Thomas Radiators

Fast Times Rods - Henry J Our customer Mick purchased this car with an original Mustang II conversion that needed some serious help. We pulled all the old IFS out and replaced it with a custom straight axle suspension and new front frame rails. Now it looks period correct and according to the owner a blast to drive! More Info

Fast Times Rods

House of Kolor Digital Paintbooth 3-D - What is Digital Paint Booth 3D? The software allows you to choose from popular vehicles and build them digitally on your computer screen. Using ground breaking 3-D technology, you can choose paint schemes, adjust suspension height, change wheels and make body modifications. This new version allows users to see the vehicle from all sides. More Info

House of Kolor Digital Paintbooth 3-D

Main Street Custom Finishing - Wood Restoration & Custom Finishing for Automobiles before and after More Info

Main Street Custom Finishing

Old Air Products - Announces New Customer Photo Gallery on our website See photos of our units and accessories installed into customers vehicles More Info

Old Air

Reliable Carriers - It began with a single tractor trailer and a lasting commitment over 50 years ago; transport cars and trucks to any location the client demands with an unparalleled level of care and an untouchable degree of professionalism. More Info

Reliable Carriers

Sherm's Custom Plating - Come visit Sherm's at the 2013 Sacramento Autorama February 15th, 16th, 17th .  Almost every year Sherm's Plating in Sacramento has done a lot of  the chrome plating and stainless polishing for the cars that win the awards at the show and I am sure this year will be no exception.   More Info

Sherm's Custom Plating

Timeless Rods - 1932 Ford Starter Packages. 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

NorthEast Rod and Custom Car Show Nationals - 7 Weeks Away. We released the design of the official event tee shirt as designed by Green Mountain Monogram. This year's design is probably the best looking yet!! Make sure to stop by their booth at the show to pick one up!! We can tell you, in year's past, they have sold out very quickly! More Info

NorthEast Rod and Custom Car Show

The Sacramento Autorama February 15-17, 2013 - 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

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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

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

Field Find - We found this Phaeton on the back corner of our farm in DeWitt County TX with 1940 tags. Take a Look

Field Find

Wheel Vintiques New Product - Mopar has a huge following, especially when it comes to the high performance muscle cars of the ‘60s and ’70s. With that in mind, Wheel Vintiques is a leading supplier of high-quality reproduction wheels for Mopar applications, and recently introduced a brand new product for Mopar enthusiasts. It’s a new take on a tried and true wheel design, and it’s sure to gain attention from nostalgia drag racers. More Info

Wheel Vintiques New Product

Put on Your Deerstalker and Get Out Your Magnifying Glass, We’ve Got a Mystery to Solve - Reader Michael Crain has a series of photos that belonged to his father, Alan Crain. “These are cars and people my Dad knew in the early '50s when he used to race in Santa Ana, CA and I believe it was the old airport run by C.J. Hart,” says Michael. More Info


Stamps Muscle Their Way Into Forever - There’s no proof that these muscle car stamps by Los Angeles artist Tom Fritz will make your letters get to their destinations faster, but they certainly can’t hurt.  Fritz is no stranger to illustrating things that go fast; he began his career as a staff artist for three Fortune 500 defense firms, before moving onto painting classic cars, hot rods, and motorcycles full time. More Info

Stamps Muscle

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

Roger Rohrdanz

The 2013 America’s Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) Award from
Roger Rohrdanz

Gary Rosier

Daytona Florida Flea and Farmers Market Monthly Car Show from Gary Rosier

Tom Warner

13th Annual Groundhog Gala from Tom Warner

Rick Merkow

Simi Valley Wednesday Night Cruise-In at The Hat from Rick Merkow

Bob Lyman

Joey Doggs Car Cruise-In from
Bob Lyman

Alan Page

The 16th Annual Rocky Mountain Auto Show from
Alan Page

John Stimac

Knights of Columbus 5th Annual Car Show for Charity from
John Stimac

Dean Court

Ed Hagarty's Celebration of Life from Dean Court

Tom Peter

Knights of Columbus 5th Annual Car Show for Charity from
Tom Peter

Click Here To see  Our Most Recent Car Show Coverage

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