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2018 Hot Rod Power Tour dates and venues

Discussion in 'Events' started by tarafied1, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    The 24th annual HOT ROD Power Tour will continue in 2018 with exciting new features for auto enthusiasts worldwide, as the highly anticipated seven-day, seven-city journey is expected to bring together more than 6,000 vehicles and 100,000-plus spectators. The 2018 event will take place from June 9-15.

    Dates & Venues:

    Saturday, June 9 – Bowling Green, KY
    Beech Bend Raceway Park

    Sunday, June 10 – Chattanooga, TN

    Monday, June 11 – Birmingham, AL
    Hoover Metropolitan Stadium

    Tuesday, June 12 – Hampton, GA
    Atlanta Motor Speedway

    Wednesday, June 13 – Darlington, SC
    Darlington Raceway

    Thursday, June 14 – Raleigh, NC

    Friday, June 15 – Concord, NC
    zMAX Dragway

    Hotel Information: Hot Rod’s official travel partner, Anthony Travel can assist you in arranging your travel and hotel for this year’s Power Tour. Visit Anthony Travel’s Hot Rod Power Tour page (https://www.anthonytravel.com/hot-rod-power-tour/) to get started on booking your trip. If you have any questions, contact Anthony Travel at hotrod@anthonytravel.com or call 844-406-6850.

    More information can be found at: http://www.hotrod.com/events/power-tour/
     
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  2. turq66

    turq66 Well-Known Member

    I'm probably going this year.
     
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  3. Grabber70Mach

    Grabber70Mach Well-Known Member

    I'd like to try and attend a couple of stops towards the end.
     
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  4. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping I don't pull a Terry and I will have my car put back together! Might have to take the old truck again but I'm going.
     
  5. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Looks like a nice route except 3 of 7 cities we have been to already.
     
  6. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    yes, they are starting to repeat a lot of cities but they are nice places.
     
  7. Larry G

    Larry G Member

    Get working on the Mustang, plenty of time but before you know it June will be here.


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  8. Larry G

    Larry G Member

    I’m in. Started making some reservations already.


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  9. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I am working on it every chance I get! Every weekend we have our grand daughter but my son is trying to get a job down here so he can move down. That will free me up. But I am making progress!
     
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  10. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    We are taking the 59 F100. We need seat belts (have them but need to fabricate the brackets) and get the Classic Auto Air AC working or replace (I hate this AC unit). Also get a tool box for the bed for lockable storage.
     
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  11. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    got hotels booked everywhere except Chattanooga, TN. Did not know where the venue was yet.
     
  12. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I am guessing it will be at the college again. I don't recall exactly where it was. I picked a Holiday Inn Express at Lookout Mountain. But you may want to consider downtown. Corky Coker will probably have a big shindig at his place (Honest Charlie's) like the last time and that is close to down town.
     
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  13. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

    Well, I was hoping it would come more North. I'm not going to make that route.



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  14. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    bummer, we really enjoyed touring with you last year. But I understand
     
  15. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

    I had fun with all of you too. Maybe 2019.

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  16. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    This is why missing last year's Tour sucked so hard for me. It was almost the perfect path for us Midwesterners. Driving half a day to start a tour that keeps going away further is not real appealing. Have to think about it. Be much more inclined to do such if it headed west toward Yellowstone or such.
     
  17. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member

    Us west coasters real feel bad for you guys, have to drive half a day or a day to join the tour.....oh my!
     
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  18. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    There are a lot of West Coasters who complain that the HRPT is always in the MidWest and East. I too would love to go West, the Rocky mountains are my favorite part of the country. But the West Coasters have some pretty cool car events all year long and the middle and the East have pretty much just this one big event! But as big as it has grown, I would like to see maybe a longer event that did go West. Maybe two weeks with travel across the country. I don't take a lot of vacation and I understand many have trouble taking off a lot of time to do this as you have to travel either to or from the event but if it covered more area maybe less would do the long haul but more could do some parts.
    Anyway, it's not something I can fix. I have enjoyed being able to do it as many times as I have. More than the cars it is so cool to drive thru rural America into places I wouldn't have otherwise gone. Meeting so many gear heads and seeing so much cool cars is just a bonus! It has grown bigger every year which is great for the event but makes it less "fun" as the venues are hard to get into and traffic gets backed up. When it is so hot you get zapped and it starts to not be fun anymore. Every year I keep thinking that this will be the last one I go on but then I do it again anyway!
     
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  19. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    I would be all in for a StangFix member road trip headed west, Craig. Get a bunch of us together and plot a route to see some sights, drive some cool roads and hit some local cruises, etc. Might be the only way.
     
  20. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

    I might be down for something like that.
    A fall cruise would be great too. Better weather.

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