Some days one car can capture your attention. Today that car was the 1940 Ford, "Debbie Lynne."
Another day, another three-hundred miles of cool cars, traffic lights, and hot rod fans along the highways.
Day 5 of the 2014 Hot Rod Power Tour was 325.4 miles of automotive bliss.
When it comes to the Hot Rod Power Tour, everyone wants in...Let me show you.
Day 3 of the Hot Rod Power Tour was a race through the mountains of Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, and West Virginia.
It is Day 2 of the 2014 Hot Rod Power Tour. Today 3,000 hot rodders motored from Concord, NC to Knoxville, TN.
This is not quite, "A Day In The Life of ..." but it is a "snapshot" of what we experienced today and a taste of what is to come this week...
General William Tecumseh Sherman marched through Gillisonville, South Carolina in 1865 near the end of the Civil War.
Hood ornaments are automotive works of art. They are badges of pride distinguishing one automobile company from another.
The swap meet at the Daytona Turkey Run is a car guys' GIANT yard sale . . . the "yard" is bigger than a football field.
A field of rusty junk...or a collection of faded dreams...or hot rods just waiting on a driver...or a gallery of glorious patina?
One man's junk is another man's treasure.
Day 5 of the Tour was a déjà vu disappointment. Rolling down Highway 157 in Alabama, we stopped at Ray White's Antique Cars.
Day four of the Hot Rod Power Tour took us to the Memphis International Raceway in Millington, TN. It was racing nirvana.
Not every ride is a pristine work of art. These rolling billboards put fun and horsepower behind the ride to work.
Flames adorn the old and the new, street rods and muscle cars, trucks and automomobiles.
It is day one of the Hot Rod Power Tour. 5,400 cars . . . and variety is the name of the game.
When you hear the words "Grocery Getter" you might be thinking mini-van, station wagon, or SUV.
You can bring the power and the bling, but if you don't monitor what's under the hood you're just asking for trouble!
When it comes to the Hot Rod Power Tour, you are going to see some things that you just don't see every day.
The Hot Rod Power Tour traveled today from Madison, IL (think St. Louis, MO) to the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK.
We were enjoying a long stretch on a lonely two lane country road on Monday when we decided to pass a few cars.
The cars of the late 50's and late 60's are some of the rides that seem to take flight.
Not everything is fast and furious. There are a lot of laid-back rides, like this 1945 Ford Woodie Wagon from the Laid-Back Garage!
Power, speed, and automotive artistry were all on display at Black Lake, so named for the 67 acres of asphalt for GM vehicle testing.
Just across the Virgina state line, we pulled off I-77 for a little back roads driving.
There's a rustic beauty in these old trucks, a ruggedness that's even more pronounced with the passing of time.
Yes, automobiles do have personalities.
The Offys dominated Indy racing for five decades. They are as beautiful as they are powerful.
"We're taking the back roads!" And our decision was immediately rewarded.
One of the best days of the 2011 HRPT was the Long Haul Ceremony at the GM Proving Grounds. The cars just rolled in . . .
The dreaming, longing, hoping, even whining can stop! The 2011 Hot Rod Power Tour directions are out.
Finding a 1977 Ford Pinto anywhere, let alone Boca Raton, Florida is like finding a real live Pinto in your neighbor's backyard.
It is fun to take a look at a car from a different angle.
I walked out into the parking one morning on the `10 Hot Rod Power Tour and found jeans hanging from both rear-view mirrors of this truck.
Sure, the Hot Rod Power Tour was great cars, fantastic people, and wonderful drives, but along the way there were some very unique sightings.
Day two on the Hot Rod Power Tour began with David Freiburger's pep talk from the top of the Hot Rod truck: "Remember, you're on vacation!" And we were.
Some of the best memories on the 2010 Hot Rod Power Tour were "unplanned" events.
This week I'll be posting some "Top 10" lists. I'm going to get started with my Top 10 "Rodders On The Run."
There were so many beautiful cars to see along the highway.
My granddaughter, Summer, is just fifteen months old. Yeah, she's not too young to wrench!
We did it! 1370.1 miles* of asphalt, caravans, small town receptions, local dining, new friends, missed roads, late nights...
Day 8 was short and special. We arrived at Battleship Memorial Park about 7:30.
The Hot Rod Power Tour is wrapping up for 2010. Great day in downtown Mobile!
We spent the afternoon with over 150 rodders testing our cars on the track. What a blast!
Shannan has been my traveling companion for almost 30 years.
You never know what beauty lurks behind a tin shed.
One of the highlights of the Power Tour was the offer of free burnout water when driving through Carthage, IL on Sunday.
There was much to see on the road and at the DuQuoin Fairgrounds on Day 3 of the HRPT
I see a car and it triggers a memory! Does this happen to you?
On day 2 we left the Iowa Motor Speedway in Newton, Iowa for downtown Springfield, IL
The day for before the Tour began there was much to see and do at Iowa Motor Speedway, Newton, Iowa.
Throaty exhaust, the high pitch rumble of a strong cam, and meticulous detail let us know we have arrived for the Hot Rod Power Tour Check-In.
Shannan and I were cruising down Hwy 157 in Alabama on our way to Memphis when we took a side road to visit the boyhood home of Olympian Jesse Owens.
Shannan and I set out Sunday afternoon for the Power Tour. We're taking the meandering path on the way to Memphis to see Joel and Z, as well as Shannan's family.