HOT ROD Power Tour
LOS ANGELES (October 26, 2018)—Celebrating 25 years in 2019, the legendary HOT ROD Power Tour will once again roll through the heartland of hot rod culture, including stops at four first-time venues and a special return to Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, where the inaugural HOT ROD Power Tour concluded in 1995. The highly anticipated seven-day, seven-city journey is expected to bring together more than 6,000 vehicles and 100,000-plus spectators, June 8-14, 2019. For more information, visit hotrod.com/events.
More than just a traveling car show, HOT ROD Power Tour is the largest hot rod road trip in the world. Classic cars and hot rods travel city to city, over 1,300 miles, enjoying the people and stops along the way. Presented by Chevrolet Performance, HOT ROD Power Tour is widely considered to be the finest high-end hot rod–based automotive tour in the world, as performance car lovers join HOT ROD editors and photographers cruising through small town America.
“Come join the HOT ROD Power Tour to celebrate 25 years of rolling through the heartland of hot rod culture,” said HOT ROD Editor-in-Chief John McGann. “We are looking forward to a very special return to Norwalk, Ohio, for the final leg, where the inaugural HOT ROD Power Tour concluded in 1995.”
HOT ROD Power Tour welcomes all makes and models of hot rods, street rods, custom trucks, muscle cars, and performance machines of every vintage and nameplate. For many, HOT ROD Power Tour is the ultimate vacation with friends and family. Those who travel from start to finish are considered the “Long Haulers,” a title they proudly boast. The 2019 HOT ROD Power Tour anticipates more than 2,500 long-haul vehicles and 4,000-plus “Long Haulers” on tour.
Seven Cities, Seven Days
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 the course of seven days, including four 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, VA, venue TBA.
- Monday, June 10: Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN, a first-time venue for the tour.
- Tuesday, June 11: Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY, a first-time venue for the tour.
- Wednesday, June 12: Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, IN.
- Thursday, June 13: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN, a first-time venue for the tour.
- FINALE on Friday, June 14: Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH.
At each stop, the 25th annual HOT ROD Power Tour will feature a colorful midway of mobile display rigs from more than 50 performance manufacturers and aftermarket specialists with opportunities to view the latest innovations and get expert advice. The main stage will feature entertainment, celebrities, games, and dozens of giveaways. Select locations will also feature dragstrip fun runs and autocross action.
As HOT ROD Power Tour’s official travel partner, Anthony Travel can assist with travel and hotel arrangements. Visit Anthony Travel’s HOT ROD Power Tour website at www.anthonytravel.com/hot-rod-power-tour to get started on booking your trip. If you have questions, contact Anthony Travel at email@example.com or call 844-406-6850.
Registration Information and Spectator Tickets
Spectators can come out and witness the HOT ROD Power Tour spectacle at no gate admission cost (parking charges may apply in some locations). Participants may register a vehicle for just one day, two days, or for the best value the entire event as a “Long Hauler.” Vehicle registration is open to any year, make, or model. Registration will open January 8, 2019, at hotrod.com.
About HOT ROD
HOT ROD has been the most recognized brand in the world of high-performance cars since the iconic American magazine was founded in 1948. Today, the authoritative HOT ROD media footprint connects with more than 5 million individuals per month. The HOT ROD Network includes HOTROD.com; the two largest events of their kind, HOT ROD Power Tour and HOT ROD Drag Week; plus Roadkill and HOT ROD Garage shows on MOTOR TREND’s auto-dedicated subscription video-on-demand service.