Hotrodhotline Newsletter  February 14, 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.

Racing Scene Column - Irwindale Speedway - 1999-2011 – Feb. 8, 2013  By Tim Kennedy. Irwindale Speedway welcomed racing fans for the first time on Saturday, March 27, 1999 with a standing room only crowd of 7,000+ in attendance for USAC competition featuring Silver Crown, midget, and sprint car racing.  Read More

Tim Kennedy

Car Club Wins 20th Anniversary Eagle One Golden Rule Award - The Lake Havasu Chapter of the Over the Hill Gang Car Club is no stranger to charitable endeavors, which made winning the Eagle One 20th Anniversary Gold Rule Award, and accompanying $3000 check for charity, even sweeter. More Info

Eagle One Golden Rule Award

John Willoughby’s T-Bird Deuce Has a Long and Storied History - John’s 1932 Ford Roadster was originally turned into a hot rod in 1955 in Ontario, Canada, coming to him in 1963, following an earlier unsuccessful attempt to win it in a raffle. “I bought tickets hoping to win it,” explains John, “but that didn’t happen. I never got this car out of my mind, though. It was just like the hot rods in California we would see in the movies. I knew I had to have this car. “ And eventually he did. Read More

John Willoughby


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 Introducing the new LS Atomic EFI™, a throttle body kit designed to update engines using outdated carburetors with all of the modern benefits of a fuel injection system.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

37723 Sold 42942 SOLD 43134 Sold
43502 Sold 43557 Sold 43744 Sold
43887 Sold 43960 Sold 44019 Sold

Product News

MSD - Your solution for an easy LS EFI system is here! MSD Performance is driving innovation again with its next generation of Atomic EFI - the all new Atomic LS platform. The Atomic LS incorporates the electronics into the fuel rails. There's no bulky ECU or wiring harness to mount and therefore no mess of wires to route around the engine. The Atomic LS wiredless design mounts simply and cleanly on the engine, greatly improving the overall aesthetics under the hood. More Info

MSD Atomic

Painless Performance - Second Generation Camaro Harness is Shipping! Our most complete harness is now shipping, three different part numbers that cover virtually all options of these popular cars. For ease of installation the harness is separated into three separate sections (interior, engine and rear).  More Info

Painless Performance

Snug Harbor Hot Rods - 330HP Small Block Chevy Engine Based on the Economy premise, the Small Block Chevy Engine runs on 87 octane "pump gas", yet maintains great performance and idle qualities of a true ,"HAND BUILT" performance engine ready for the street. More Info

Snug Harbor Hot Rods

Surf City Garage Does Valentine's Day: Your Ride's Worth It® - They know you love your car, but you just can't stand getting another diecast model for your desk or another tie decorated with a bunch of Bel Airs. So if your lover's a car lover, we've got the perfect gift or, if you want to be the one receiving that gift, the perfect hints!
More Info

Surf City Garage

Flaming River - Fiber Force Wheel. A new unique "D" shape steering wheel maximizes driver clearance with a sporty, elegant look. Polished and satin finished billet aluminum. More Info

Flaming River

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


Heinzman Street Rods - We feel the basis of a good car is the enginuity of a custom built chassis.  We specialize in many designs and options for any street rod chassis. More Info

Heinzman Street Rods

Koul Tools - Available in 3 Different Kits. Each kit comes in a custom toolbox with instructions. More Info

Koul Tools

McGard - The Car Lock, most commonly referred to as a Wheel Immobilizer is the ultimate theft protection for the true car enthusiast.  With the Car Lock you can drive that special car without worrying about where or how long you’ll park it. Take advantage of out of town car shows, weekend rallies, and short trips around town without fear of car theft.  From trunk to wheel in 20 seconds. It’s that easy. More Info


Performance Plus Connection - Custom Wiring Solutions. 22 Pin Bulkhed Connector & Weatherpack Crimper/Extractor. We are a major distributor to Delphi-Packard Weatherpact connectors and assembly tools. More Info

Performance Plus Connection

Performance Suspension Technologies - New Coil Over Shocks. Take 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.
More Info

Performance Suspension Technologies

Phoenix Transmission -  The Ford C6 transmission was introduced in 1966 and was used by Ford for everything from massive Lincolns, to 4x4 trucks and Cobra Jet Torino’s. These are large and strong transmissions that can take much abuse when properly modified.  More Info

Phoenix Transmission

Pro-Tec Trailer Security System - Designed to monitor and protect the trailer and it's contents. Any movement of the trailer, or the opening of a door will trigger the alarm. This will cause the electrical brakes of the trailer to be applied making movement impossible in addition to exterior alarms alerting the public. More Info


Quietaire - Is your building suffering from negative air pressure?  We have the solution. Does your building have stratified air?  We have the solution.  Do you pay high heating bills?  We have the solution. The solution is ITV.  Quietaire's series ITV is a heatless tube type air make up system. Our system can help you capture wasted heat built up at the ceiling and bring it down to floor level.
More Info


Thunder Road - 68 Chevelle Brushed Aluminum 6 Gauge Panel with Auto Meter Gauges. Molded UV resistant ABS instrument panel with a Brushed Aluminum Finish will replace the stock gauge panel exactly. This panel comes with Auto Meter Gauges. Included with panel is the under cover for steering column as seen in accessories. More Info

Thunder Road

Top-line Industrial Products - A full selection of AN Fittings. 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. Top Line has a 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy on all of their products. More Info

Top-line Industrial Products

TorqStorm™ - Accelerated Racing Products™ billet supercharger line of billet centrifugal superchargers is designed to boost performance while also enhancing the look of any custom car, said the company.  More Info


Woody’s Hot Rodz - Now Offering all NEW, Steel 1955 Chevy Gasser Rollers. These amazing reproduction bodies from Real Deal Steel are coupled with Woody’s own Tri-5 Gasser Chassis to re-create a look straight out of the ‘60s!  Parallel leaf spring front end, long tube ladder bars, 9” rear, radius wheel wells… has never been so easy. More Info

Woodys Hot Rodz

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

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 -Think your ride deserves some digital ink? At American Collectors, we know that our policyholders own a lot of amazing vehicles. So we’re putting a call out for submissions — not just for the “My Cool Ride” series, but also for your stories. More Info

American Collectors Insurance

Anpac Chrome - Insured2GoSM iPhone App Offers Impressive Array of Insurance-related Features. Insured2GoSM offers an extensive list of features for current clients, but even those not currently insured with American National will find the app's functionalities to be useful in the event of a roadside emergency or auto accident. More Info


BASF - Custom Painted Rad Rides by Troy ’69 Talladega Torino. Painted with our high-end BASF Glasurit 90-line waterborne primers, color and clear. More Info


Airbagit - Smartride Air Height Controller for Suspension. You can control the Height of your vehicle's 4 wheels independently with your Smart Phone. More Info


Dynamat - Tech Talk. Let’s face it. Doors are terrible speaker enclosures. If you have ever taken off a door paneL, you know what I mean. We’re talking thin sheet metaL with lots of holes. Worse yet, the doors have plastic moisture barriers that flap along to the beat of the music. However, if you are upgrading your speakers or just want better sound More Info


Cruise to Del Mar with Goodguys for the 13th Meguiar's DelMar Nationals April 5-7, 2013 - The annual Goodguys Del Mar Cruise is back bigger and better this year as we head from Northern California to Southern California in advance of the Goodguys 13th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals! More Info

Goodguys DelMar

Two New Board Members Welcomed to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum - The museum welcomes newly elected board members Linda Louie, vice president and general counsel for the NHRA, and Glen Cromwell, vice president of national event marketing for the NHRA. More Info


Steve's Auto Restorations -  ’55 Bowtie 1/2 ton Pickup For Sale. What a sweetheart. This little ’55 Bowtie 1/2 ton pick up is on the market for the first time. Click into the “projects” section then into the “cars for sale” section on this website for pictures and details. Purchase at a fraction of the investment for a real quality “ready to go” truck. More Info

Steves Auto Resto

Eaton Detroit Springs - Studebaker Applications In business since 1937, with over 166,000 stock applications, chances are we have the spring to fit your application.
More Info

Eaton Detroit Springs

Ricks Tanks - New and Improved Tank for Tim Allen’s “Triple Nickel”. We get to work on some pretty awesome projects and the tank we’re building for Tim Allen’s 1955 Ford Customline definitely falls into the “way awesome” project category. More Info

Ricks Tanks

Spirit Industries - Turnkey Cars that even the most discriminating hot rod enthusiast would be proud to own. Spirit Industries take great pride in our cars, whose number one job is quality and attention to detail, build our cars from the ground up using the finest parts and materials. More Info

Spirit Industries

Trick Truck'n Rod - We restore, hot rod and customize antique and pressed steel toys & trucks.  We will restore yours, or build you a one-off custom toy!! More Info

Trick Truckn Rod

Welder Series - Custom Multi-Angle Adjusters. We recently had a visit from a Welder Series regular, Grant Schwartz of Schwartz Welding .  Grant was hunting for a way to create a multi angle adjuster that was cost-effective, strong, and not as long as his previous version (which utilized a clevis).. More Info

Welder Series

Wise Guys - Provides 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. More Info

Wise Guys

53rd Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals - An annual four-day drag racing event held in February at the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, California. Built in 1951, The Auto Club Raceway at Pomona is a racing facility with a 40,000-person capacity and home to one of the most well known drag strips in North America. More Info


Racepak and MSD Open House Feb. 13, 2013 - It’s time for the Racepak and MSD Open House held at Racepak’s headquarters in Rancho Santa Margarita, California on Wednesday February 13th, just before the 53rd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals is about to begin at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, which is nearby so you can combine both events. More Info


63rd Annual O'Reilly Sacramento Autorama Starts This Friday - Making history for the 63rd year in a row, 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

Sacramento Autorama Friday

Wheel Vintiques - Classic Reproductions Of Your Favorite Pontiac Wheels. Pontiac muscle cars are undeniably popular, with the legendary GTO leading the pack. Finding high-quality, period correct wheels hasn’t always been a simple process, but Wheel Vintiques makes it easy.
More Info

Wheel Vintiques

Montana Anti-Hobbyist Inoperable Vehicle Bill to be Considered on Thurs., Feb. 14 - Legislation (H.B. 409) to provide a limit on the number of inoperable motor vehicles allowed to accumulate on private property under "community decay" laws will be considered by the House Local Government Committee on Thursday, February 14, 2013. Under the bill, four or more "junk vehicles" on private property would constitute community decay.
More Info

Inoperable Vehicle Bill

Rod and Custom Car Show Nationals - We've been hard at work bringing new sponsors to the show this year, and we are also working on some more exciting things to add to the show (as if that was possible!). More Info

Rod and Custom Car Show Nationals

Motorama - Starts This Saturday in Harrisburg Pennsylvania at the Farm Show Complex.  More Info


George Poteet and Speed Demon to be Inducted to the Dry Lakes Hall of Fame - 20th annual “Gas Up” and Dry Lakes Racing Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony. Please try to join the crew and Ron Main to honor George and the SPEED DEMON at the Hall of FAME on April 20, 2013 at the 20th Annual Dry Lakes Racing Hall of Fame. More Info


Petersen Automotive Museum Presents New Exhibit Fins: Form Without Function - Today fins are remembered as the outward expression of American automotive design prowess during the height of postwar optimism. But they were first used far earlier than most would imagine. This exhibit, opening February 23, will feature more than a dozen vehicles ranging from icons like the 1959 Cadillac and Exner-designed Chrysler to the impossibly Art Deco 1937 Delage Aerosport and wild 1952 Spohn Palos. More Info

Petersen Automotive Museum

Legends of the Valley - Words & Photos by Chadly Johnson - As relatively young enthusiasts, the guys in my car club and I looked up to the veteran builders in our town.  You know, the guys who actually lived the era that we were so in love with as traditional hot rodders; the guys who were turning out killer rides decades before we were even born. More Info

Legends of the Valley

Doin’ the Khana Thingie - You can call it Autocross, or gymkhana, or street khana, it is all about doing some high end handling on a very tight course. Khana work by any name is about going where you wanna in the shortest amount of time. More Info

Le Roi Tex Smith

Dennis Heapy's New Ultra Custom Dream Rod (Segment 5) - Updated photos of the 56' Chevy by Dennis Heapy Build. More Info

Dennis Heapy

Seat Belts for Old Hot Rods: Story and photos by Jim Clark (Hotrod MD). If you were born after the fifties you probably take seat belts, an important safety feature, for granted.  But for graybeards like myself they were more of a nuisance than a safety feature on that new ’55 Chevy hardtop that my dad bought.  We saw them as just another intrusion into our personal lives by “big brother”.
More Info

Jim Clark

Ron Francis Wiring - Thanks to Ron Francis Wiring’s new alternator wiring kits, now the only thing limiting your choice of alternator is the mount.  Do you love the clean, internal fan look of a Ford 3G alternator but have earlier Ford 2G wiring? Or perhaps your power-hungry accessories are more than your Chevy 10si can handle.  Or maybe you just need to rewire the alternator circuit only.  More Info

Ron Francis Wiring

Be on the look out for “Big Al” Liebmann - He is planning to be at the 35th Annual Motorama this weekend.  Then he is off to the Detroit Autorama March 8-10 and once he has attended that show he will be on to the 3rd Annual NorthEast Rod & Custom Nationals March 22-24.

Big Al-2

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


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

Bob McDonald

 The River Cruizers 2nd Annual Cruizin' on the River Charity Classic Ca from Bob McDonald

Gary Rosier

Spruce Creek Fly-In Car Show from
Gary Rosier

Joe Kerr

Cruisin' Grand, Grand Champion Fund Raiser Joe Kerr

Rick Merkow

So-Cal Pumas Car Show from
Rick Merkow

Bing Gatewood

Asphalt Angels Festival of Rods & Customs Auto Show from Bing Gatewood

Bob McCary

42nd Annual Birmingham O'Reilly World of Wheels from Bob McCary

John Stimac

11th Annual Palm Springs Cruisin' Association Dr. George Car Show from John Stimac

Roger Rohrdanz

Memorial Car Show for Bill Papke from Roger Rohrdanz

Mike Bourg

Sabers 42nd Annual Tri State Swap Meet from Mike Bourg

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.

44168 43928 44156
38974 44238 44172
44170 44214 44161

Click Here for Featured Ads

Click here for Classifieds Homepage

Click here for Classifieds Project Vehicles

Click here for Classifieds Modern Rods

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]