What to Expect on the 2019 HOT ROD Power Tour

Jacob Davis May 15 2019

The 25th annual HOT ROD Power Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance and Driven by Continental Tire is now less than a month away! We just wrapped up pre-running the route in a 2019 Camaro SS to make sure everything is good to go for you guys. Things kick off where they ended the previous year just like before, which means the Tour begins in Concord, North Carolina at zMAX Dragway. Then, we hit the road for the next six cities over the week-long event.

Chevrolet Performance was kind enough to lend us a 2019 Camaro SS with all the bells and whistles to run the route in advance. This view from Lover’s Leap on US Route 58 is one of the most scenic stops on the tour this year.

For 2019, we start in the forests of the Southeast, winding through the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, before heading towards the wide-open, flat farmlands of the Midwest on the way to our the final stop, Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk Ohio.

In addition to promoting Power Tour in each town we visit, we also check the route to make note of any detours so the 4,000-plus long haulers don’t end up hitting a dead end.

Back in 1995, the editors of HOT ROD Magazine organized a cruise from the Petersen Automotive Museum all the way to Norwalk for Power Fest. Though the idea has changed a little over the years, our fans’ love for this incredible event has done nothing but grow. The original cruise had only a few cars, but now we have roughly 4,000 long haulers and more than 6,000 cars at every stop making this the world’s largest traveling car show and solidifying it as one of the most incredible automotive events each year.

Come along as we celebrate both the automobile and the great American road trip in one fun-filled week by taking you on a journey across America’s back roads surrounded by thousands of other gear heads. Once you experience it, you just might have to keep coming back for more every year.

We cruise the back roads of America because this event is just as much about the journey as it is about the destination. You never know what you’ll find along the roadside.
 
Don’t be afraid to stop and take in the sights, each venue is open untill 7:00pm each day so you have plenty of time to get there and get your long hauler card punched.
 
The route takes us by all kinds of cool stuff; one of the most interesting things we pass is the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Indiana. You can find more information on their website at http://www.automobilemuseum.org/
 
The 2019 HOT ROD Power Tour will kick off on Saturday, June 8, in Concord, North Carolina, at zMAX Dragway and roll through seven cities over seven days, including at least three new venues for the first time in its history. The full list of HOT ROD Power Tour stops will include:
 
 
KICKOFF on Saturday, June 8: zMAX Dragway in Concord, NC
 
 
Sunday, June 9: Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville,
 

Monday, June 10: Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN

 

Tuesday, June 11: Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY

Wednesday, June 12: Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, IN

Thursday, June 13: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN

FINALE on Friday, June 14: Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH

For more information about Power Tour visit the event’s home page by clicking here.

SOURCE: HOT ROD

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