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TheRX7Project HalfDork
11/5/19 8:11 a.m.

Hot Rod has released the dates and locations for the 2020 Power Tour


Note that it starts on a SUNDAY because of another event going on at Norwalk on Saturday.
June 7: Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, OH
June 8: Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Dayton, OH
June 9: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis
June 10: World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, St. Louis
June 11: State Farm Center, Champaign, IL
June 12: Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport, IA
June 13: Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI

Personally I am planning on attending the last 3 stops since they are close-ish to home. I'd start booking rooms now- some of the hotels closer to the venues are already selling out.

Aaron_King PowerDork
11/5/19 9:45 a.m.

I am going to try and make it up to Norwalk on the 7th.  I took my son and a friend of his up there this year and had a lot of fun.

Cooter UltraDork
11/5/19 2:32 p.m.

Geez, those are all very close to home for me...

Billy_Bottle_Caps GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
11/5/19 3:44 p.m.

I will be in Champaign 

gumby GRM+ Memberand Reader
11/5/19 4:06 p.m.

I am planning on at least the first three stops. Might Long Haul it again

Patrick GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/5/19 8:50 p.m.

In reply to gumby :

I'm thinking at least day 1.  Depends on life and what's available to drive.  

Indy-Guy PowerDork
11/6/19 5:23 a.m.

In reply to Patrick :


Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/6/19 9:14 a.m.
Indy-Guy said:

In reply to Patrick :


Or the ‘57, or the Datsun...there’s really not a bad choice among them!

Daylan C
Daylan C PowerDork
11/6/19 9:54 a.m.

First 3 stops might be doable for me, depending on a few different factors. Power tour in the wagon is definitely one of my goals.

Patrick GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/8/19 8:19 p.m.

In reply to Indy-Guy :

Getting back on that soon.  Once i clear out the VW collection I bought on monday and get it home I can concentrate on starting to button up the roll bar and suspension/brakes so I can begin plumbing and wiring.  

79rex Reader
11/9/19 7:04 p.m.

im planning on going,  at least the last 3 stops.  But since its going to indy, ive been meaning to make it to IMS. So i may pick it up there.

Indy-Guy PowerDork
11/10/19 4:33 p.m.
79rex said:

im planning on going,  at least the last 3 stops.  But since its going to indy, ive been meaning to make it to IMS. So i may pick it up there.

Cool. I hope to see you then.

GPz11 Reader
11/12/19 10:07 a.m.

So what's the cost to enter or is there a cost besides gas, food, & hotels?

I'll be headed back from the Ford Nationals that weekend

TheRX7Project HalfDork
11/12/19 2:57 p.m.

In reply to GPz11 :

Last year's prices:

Platinum — $2,295—no refunds, no transfers

Gold — $395—no refunds no transfers

Long Hauler — $149 ($180)

Multi-Day — $129 ($160)

Single Day– $45 ($50)

I can't remember what the major differences were between LH and Gold, but I remember that the Platinum guys basically get all access to VIP areas, special parking, and hotels with the Hot Rod crew.


EDIT: I found a PDF from the '19 Tour, which outlines what all is included in each package:

Robbie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/7/20 9:43 a.m.

I'm planning on going long haul this year!

ultraclyde PowerDork
1/7/20 10:01 a.m.

I'd love to do this one year. But this ain't the year.

Professor_Brap GRM+ Memberand Dork
1/7/20 10:35 a.m.

First 4 days are very possible for me!

SVreX MegaDork
1/7/20 12:01 p.m.

I have long hauled.  Not sure if I'd do it again.  It's more fun to just go to a few of the local days.

Indy-Guy PowerDork
1/7/20 12:13 p.m.

Pushing hard to get the LS swap completed on the TR4 in time to take it. 


If not, the back-up plan is to take the Jaaaag.

ultraclyde PowerDork
1/7/20 12:44 p.m.

Wow. The affiliated travel planner shows most of the hotels are already sold out. 

SVreX MegaDork
1/9/20 1:39 p.m.

In reply to ultraclyde :

That's why I probably wouldn't do it again.  The tour is fun, but its really hard pulling into small towns with 2500 other gas-sucking cars all at the same time.

Gas stations are over-crowded (or out), restaurants are full, hotels are booked.  It's like a 2000 mile long traffic jam.

I was towing a small teardrop trailer.  That made it a LOT worse.  I had my own accomodations, but everywhere I went I was looking for 2 parking spaces in a row.  That meant I parked in the back at every venue, which meant I was last to leave.  That meant the gas stations were all out, and I was last to arrive at the net venue.  Which meant I was parked in the back again.  Rinse repeat.

I'd rather just show up to a local venue, park in spectators parking, walk through and look at a few cool cars, and leave.

Patrick GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/9/20 2:25 p.m.

If anyone wants to come over my place the day before and hang out, i can probably make that happen, we're 45ish minutes due east of norwalk.  

dropstep UltraDork
1/9/20 10:54 p.m.

I'm going to try and make it to Norwalk as a spectator. One day I'd like to do power tour in the zephyr but it needs a bit more power.

Indy-Guy PowerDork
1/14/20 4:16 p.m.

I just got an email from them. Preregistration is now open

Gearheadotaku GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
1/16/20 3:39 p.m.

Drag week is in the Midwest this year too. Starts and ends in Michigan.

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