Hot Rod Power Tour 2020

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by gs66, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. gs66

    gs66 Silver Level contributor

    57C81868-9516-45AD-974E-9270FA0BC8B4.png The dates and venues have been announced. We have rooms booked for the Long Haul, planning to drive a ‘66 Skylark Gran Sport. Who else is going? If you like cars, car people, and driving your car this is great event to attend. You don’t have to go all 7 days. We need more Buicks on the Tour!
     
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  2. Ryans-GSX

    Ryans-GSX Have fun, life is short.

    Booked my rooms already and hope I can go this time.
     
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  3. 70staged

    70staged Well-Known Member

    The car club here, Car Guys of SouthEast Iowa, is planning on going to the Davenport portions of the show as a group. I believe I am the only one with a Buick though. Not sure if I can attend yet.
     
  4. sriley531

    sriley531 Buckle up, this could get rough....

    I'll likely be at the June 8th stop at the Montgomery county fairgrounds in Dayton.
     
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  5. TomGS72

    TomGS72 Silver Level contributor

    I'll be in Champaign.....Well, I'm already here...I live in Champaign
     
  6. Houndogforever

    Houndogforever Silver Level contributor

    Wish there was something like this on the West coast.
     
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  7. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Yep, if they ever bring it back out West, I'm there for sure.
     
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  8. gs66

    gs66 Silver Level contributor

    Oh Lucas, put some miles on! At least it’s heading west after it starts!
     
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  9. Topcat

    Topcat Got TORQUE?

    Look for me and Davis in Indy and maybe Dayton !

    Peace WildBill
     
  10. Ken Warner

    Ken Warner Stand-up Philosopher

    Wow, weather and job allowing I'd love to drive up to Norwalk Saturday then drive the first couple legs of this to Indy.
     
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  11. pbulski

    pbulski Well-Known Member

    Madison is a short trip out I94. See you on Sunday!
     
  12. DR BOOST

    DR BOOST Member

    I was there last year in my rosewood T-Type, i will be there this year in my 67 skylark convertible.
     
  13. John Stevens

    John Stevens Well-Known Member

    I'm sure I'll check out the Indy stop, not sure it'll be in a Buick though.......gotta get one back on the street.
     
  14. gs66

    gs66 Silver Level contributor

    Life is short. Anyone else feel like driving their car on a road trip?
     
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  15. gs66

    gs66 Silver Level contributor

    I will try to find you there!
     
  16. sriley531

    sriley531 Buckle up, this could get rough....

    Heck yeah! I'll likely be in the green car. I usually sport a v8buick shirt so I'm easy to spot by other members. Haha
     
  17. lostGS

    lostGS Well-Known Member

    Sorry Lucas. Not gonna happen in our life time. GM corporate is controlling HRPT. They want to keep it in the east.

    Would love for it to actually do what the Power tour started as a drive across country. Sea to shining sea.

    Look at the circling around and short drives. The first car out will arrive at the new destination just as the last car is leaving the start. Must be for the trailer queen chevys that cannot handle a long drive.

    tim
     
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  18. gs66

    gs66 Silver Level contributor

    Tim, we have done 13 Power Tours. They range between 2000-4200 miles start to finish including the drive to the start and home from the finish. The daily drives are longer than what maps show as we typically take backroads and scenic routes. You’re right, it doesn’t take long for the posers to be parked on the side of the road with their hoods up. I highly recommend running the Tour for the great cars and great car people you will meet.
     
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  19. dr

    dr Well-Known Member

    I'm ignorant of the power tour. Is it like a week long car show spread out over 5-7 cities? Is there any racing? It sounds like fun and a great way to meet folks.
     
  20. gs66

    gs66 Silver Level contributor

    Usually drag racing at a couple of the stops. There’s also an autocross, manufacturers midway, and dyno. There is a car show at each venue, free to the public. Many years there is a special lunch stop, drive around a race track, drive-in movie, etc. on one of the days. The best part is driving your car through all the scenic roads and small towns being greeted my many of the locals. Americana at its finest.
     
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