Hotrodhotline Newsletter  March 7, 2013
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61st Anniversary Meguiar's Detroit Autorama and 50th Anniversary of the Ridler Award - March 8 - 10, at Cobo Center in Detroit will be one for the ages, when America’s greatest hot rod show celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Ridler Award, the most coveted award in hot rodding. More Info

Ridler Award

New Server/Software Update: We wanted to let you know that last week we were scheduled to upgrade our Classified Software but there were a couple of unforseen issues so we had to hold off on the upgrade.  Our tech guys have told us we are rescheduling the upgrade for sometime next week.


Dash Designs - Since 1983, Dash Designs, Inc, in Tempe, Arizona, has been a leading manufacturer of Custom Fabric Auto Accessories.  These innovative interior products are crafted for Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Van's and RV's. More Info


East Coast Indoor Nationals the largest all American pre- 1973 car and custom motorcycle show and marketplace on the East Coast in December at the Timonium fairgrounds in Timonium, MD, a suburb of Baltimore.  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 Introducing the new LS Atomic EFI™, a throttle body kit designed to update engines using outdated carburetors with all of the modern benefits of a fuel injection system.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


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

Chassis Tech / - Hot Rod & Muscle Car Spindlesfor any size Mustang, Chevrolet, MoPar spindles in stock. More Info

Chassis Tech-Airbagit

Classic Thunder Road - New Dash Panels for 1968-‘70 Dodge GTX, Charger & Coronet and 1970 Roadrunner. Classic Thunder Road has developed a new three-piece door-to-door instrument panel for 1968-’70 Dodge GTX , Charger and Coronet models as well as the 1970 Road Runner. More Info

Classic Thunder Road

Dash Designs - Dash Covers. One of your most valuable investments is your Car, SUV, Truck or Van. Dash Designs Custom Dash Covers protect your dashboard from harmful UV rays that can cause discoloration or cracking while also reducing harmful glare and reflected heat. More Info

Dash Designs

Dolphin Gauges - The metric gauges only come in white.Temp gauge reads in Celsius and the oil pressure reads in BAR. Speedo in KMH. More Info

Dolphin Gauges

Dynamat - Control Noise & Heat. Control Noise & HeatIs your vehicle too noisy? Is your vehicle too hot? Is it uncomfortable? The original materials used by the auto makers are inadequate. The unwanted heat and noise are viewed as something we cannot change. More Info


Painless Wirning - Phantom Key with White LED Button. Want to add the cool new technology of keyless ignition to your old hot rod, muscle car or 4X4? Here’s your best option for both added security and this new creature comfort from the automotive aftermarket world. More Info


Snug Harbor Hot Rods - 302 Blue Oval Cruzer. This is a great engine for daily driving or touring. Crisp clean looks and smooth, reliable power from idle to a redline of 5000 rpm. More Info

Snug Harbor Hot Rods

Tanks Inc - Tanks, Inc. carries a wide verity of fuel injection ready tanks with built in trays and appropriate fittings. These are original-fit tanks and require no modifications to mount. This is the best choice for adding a fuel injection ready tank to your classic vehicle! Universal tanks are also available for totally custom applications. More Info

Tanks Inc

Alan Grove Components -  6 Cylinder Ford Bracket. This bracket is designed for the 1965-81 Ford and Mercury 170/200 C.I.D. Engines. Replaces the factory mounted alternator location to mount an aftermarket Sanden 508 compressor and standard Ford alternator. More Info

Alan Grove Components

BeBops/American Street Rods - 1932 Ford Chassis All components TIG welded. Raised motor mounts which allow for mechanical fan for better cooling and ground clearance. All exhaust passes through the custom center cross section, nothing hangs below the cross member. Drop out trans mount for your application. More Info

BeBops-American Street Rods

Clayton Machine Works - Elliptical Door Handles Durable chrome plating, includes 3 bezel inserts (carbon-fiber look, brushed aluminum and black).  More Info

Clayton Machine Works

EStopp - E Brake System - The E-Stopp can replace your existing lever e-brake or be installed on a new chassis just as easy. With encased cables it can be mounted anywhere you have room. The micro-computer controller regulates the proper amount of pull to your system and mounts under the dash panel. More Info


Fatman Fabrications - offers Hub-to-Hub, Stage I, II, III, IV, Air Ride or the Stage V-Shockwaves to any Hub-to-Hub Suspension Kit we offer.  All Stage Hub to Hub Kits use the same basic parts, including polished stainless steel control arms. The differences are the type of spring used, and different upper mounts specific to that spring and upper control arm.  More Info

Fatman Fabrications

Image Street Rods - New Headers and Exhaust Systems. Originator of the Rectangular Header Increase Style, Horsepower & Torque with 12 Bolts Available for Chevy & Ford Small Block Available in Raw Steel, CermaKrome & Chrome Fits Angle Plug Heads, Full Custom Exhaust Systems Available. More Info

mage Street Rods

Juliano’s - Designed 37 Ford Headlight Systems for all '37, '38, and '39 Fords. One of the biggest safety issues with our older cars is inadequate headlights.  The lights and lenses were designed when 35 or 40 mph was fast.  Now Juliano’s has designed a system that uses Hella Halogen Headlamps mounted in the stock Ford bucket behind a up-to date optically clear Polycarbonate lens that doesn't dim the light. More Info


Kwik Wire - Electrify Your Ride. This Switch is used as a safety feature when you park your vehicle. Second generation harnesses are equipped with a base plate and cover. Terminals inside the fuse block are crimped and soldered, making every connection and circuit safe and reliable. More Info


Made 4 You - Self-locking pegs snap into place, securing both sides of the separator together. Kit contains two, 2-place, 3-place, and 4-place separators. More Info

Made 4 You

Pete & Jakes - Universal Tubular K-Member. Easy to Install. More Info

Pete & Jakes

Shiny Hiney - 1968-69 Nova / Chevy II LED stop/taillight conversion kit. This kit includes 2 LED arrays, wire harness and connectors, brackets and hardware. More Info

Shiny Hiney

Spal USA - Replacement Solenoid. This solenoid has over 40 pounds of force and a small mounting size which make them ideal for early street rods with small doors, antique vehicles and many others. More Info

Spal USA

Specialty Power Windows - Tall T's and Limited Space Complete 2 Window Kit. For tall T's and other limited space applications that have less than 8 inches below window in down position. This regulator only requires 5-1/2 inches of clearance beneath the glass and bottom of door. It does require a larger access hole for installation than our regular Power Wonder Lift. More Info

Specialty Power Windows

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Ride along with Goodguys Rod & Custom Asociation as 19 blockbuster events highlight their 30th anniversary season! From coast to coast, border to border, Goodguys events are some of the most dynamic and exciting in the industry! Click here to see their 2013 event schedule


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


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

East Coast Indoor Nationals the largest all American pre- 1973 car and custom motorcycle show and marketplace on the East Coast in December at the Timonium fairgrounds in Timonium, MD, a suburb of Baltimore. $7000 is Cash Awards for categories like "Best in Show", Best Paint, Best Muscle Car, Best Custom and many more.  More Info


61st Detroit Autorama Extreme March 8-10, 2013 - Traditional Rods, Customs & Motorcycles.  Detroit Autorama is the annual winter ritual that brings the most devout gear heads and just plain curious folks, up close and personal, with over 1,000 exhibits of chopped, channeled, dumped and decked hot rods, custom cars, trucks, vans and motorcycles of the past and present. It attracts visitors from across the country and the world. More Info

61st Detroit Autorama

Goodguys Celebrate 30th Anniversary Event Season with Scottsdale Kickoff - he Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is poised to kick off its 30th Anniversary season this weekend at Westworld in Scottsdale, Arizona marking a celebratory year full of colorful automotive festivals geared towards classic American automobile enthusiasts. What started in March of 1983 as a one day “Get-Together” for California hot rodders has blossomed into a worldwide association of car enthusiasts born out of one man’s passion. More Info

GG Scottsdale Kickoff

NHRA 2013 Holley National Hot Rod Reunion Grand Marshal & Honorees - Grand Marshal Preston Davis is considered on of the Southeast’s best fuel racers from the 1960’s and ‘70s. When Raymond Godman switched to Top Fuel racing he hired Davis to drive his Tennessee Bo Weevil. When Funny Cars took over match race bookings they built a Bo Weevil Funny Car as well. He won two Division Top Fuel Championships, a Division Funny Car Championship and is a member of the Division 2 Hall of Fame. More Info

HNHRR Grand Marshal

Tucson Dragway Reunion - The Olde Timer Top Fuel Dragster will be one of the many cars on display and making noise at the Old Tucson Dragway Hot Rod Reunion on Saturday night May 18, 2013 at Southwestern International Raceway. More Info

Tucson Dragway Reunion

More This Week at

American Collectors Insurance - Two American cars decided to go back to the future.  More Info

American Collectors Insurance

CHROME® specialty car insurance offers quick quotes for collector cars - An online quoting system for classic and specialty vehicle insurance coverage. Classic and specialty car owners can  receive a quick, no-obligation quote for insurance coverage that is tailored to their unique needs. More Info


BASF Paint News - Motorama 2013 is the largest Motosports show in the country held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA.  This year we spotted a Lexus SC430 painted BASF R-M LFA Pearl Red. More Info

BASF Paint News

MSD's New Atomic EFI LS Giveaway - MSD's New Atomic EFI LS is SEMA's Best Street Rod/Custom Car Product of the Year and it could be yours just enter promo code HOTRODHOTLINE  for your chance to win! More Info


Steve's Auto Restorations - The "Double Dozen” Roadster has been donated to the Petersen Museum and will be on display there shortly. This  1933 “all steel” hand formed prototype Roadster (Good Guys Streetrod d’Elegance winner for 2011) will be quite at home with the other fine automobiles and pieces of history at the Petersen. More Info

Steves Auto Restorations

Surf City Garage - Join the Surf City Garage Speed Demons the Worlds Fastest-Growing Enthusiasts' Club.  As a member you will join thousands of car enthusiasts across the globe, and you'll receive all these exclusive FREE benefits from Surf City Garage. More Info

Surf City Garage

Bed Wood’s New Custom Shop Is Open for Business! - BedWood for Trucks, the #1 source of show quality, custom manufactured, wooden truck bed parts and accessories offers a new custom service for its customers. For those looking to make a statement or fulfill a dream, but need a little help, the BedWood Custom Shop is here for you. More Info

Bed Wood

Vendors Under/Overdrive - At about 2600 dollars (depending on model) the GEAR VENDORS is not the cheapest way for you to get overdrive but is by far the best. A Gear Vendors will handle more horsepower, deliver bigger performance gains, give you guaranteed trouble-free performance, and install easier than any other overdrive available. More Info

Gear Vendors

Radir Custom Wheels - Tri-Ribb III Wheels On Sale! Available in 4, 4, 5", 5 Bolt Patterns. More Info

Radir Custom Wheels

Saldana Radiator - March 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. We can always add a Spal fan and shroud to cool even the most stubborn engine. More Info


Super Fine Shine, Inc. - 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. More Info

Super Fine Shine, Inc.

Team Parts Pro Captures First Place at the 6th Annual Race and Performance Expo! - The final ranking for the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge (HROT) at the 6th Annual Race and Performance Expo in Illinois this weekend are in!  The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow (HROT) pits high school auto shops against each other disassembling and reassembling a Chevy V8 motor for the best time, to win trophies and scholarships.  More Info

Team Parts Pro

Ron Francis Wiring Show Season Begins - Our official first show of 2013 is this month. HotRod & Restoration March 14-16 in Indy. See the latest product releases and/ or participate in our wiring seminar. More Info

Ron Francis

Steele Rubber Products - New Camaro Door Seals. Introduces a newly engineered door seal for 1968-1969 Chevrolet Camaros and Pontiac Firebirds.  Steele has painstakingly reproduced these seals from originals, ensuring proper fit and great performance. More Info

Steele Rubber Products

Wheel Vintiques - 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. More Info

Wheel Vintiques

Bill Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives to Stop Sale of E15 Gas Pending Scientific Analysis - SEMA-supported legislation (HR 875) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives directing the National Academies to conduct a scientific assessment on how gasoline blended with 15 to 20 percent ethanol (E15 and E20) may impact gasoline-powered engines, vehicles and related equipment. More Info

Legislative Alert

Rodders Row: The Tangerine Dream - Rick Marvin Unveiled His Newest Custom A 1941 Ford 5 Window Long Door Coupe At The Indianapolis Indiana 8th Annual Motorama 1962 Feb 8/10 2013. More Info

The Tangerine Dream

The Fun Really Is In The Run - Search through street rodding history and you will find practically no mention to a “Run” involved with hot rodding until I started using such a description in Hot Rod Magazine in the very late Fifties. In the following decade, we began to use the term more frequently, until by 1960 it was universally invoked to describe an event wherein a group of like-minded hot rodders would drive a goodly distance to a destination for a gathering, then drive home again. This as distinct to driving to a race meet.
More Info

Tex Smith Fun

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

Gary Rosier

Daytona Florida Flea and Farmers Market Monthly Car Show from

Big Al

54th Annual Frank Maratta's Auto Show and Race-A-Rama from
"Big Al" Liebmann

Joe Kerr

 Sensational Sundays Car Show at Old California Restaurant Row from Joe Kerr

Richie Jaeschke

51st Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Milwaukee World of Wheels from
Richie Jaeschke

Tom Peter

 47th Annual Big 3 Auto Parts Exchange from Tom Peter

Jim Madigan

 Cavalcade of Cars 20th Anniversary from Jim Madigan

Donald Green

Darryl Starbird's 49th annual National Rod & Custom Car Show from Donald Green

Allen Smith

2nd annual Rally In The Alley  from
Allen Smith

Joann Dura

Atlantic City Classic Car Show & Auction from Joann Dura

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