2019 Hot Rod Power Tour

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2019 Hot Rod Power Tour

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Post by wawazat » 08 Jun 2019, 15:04

I’m in Charlotte after the first day of Hot Rod Power Tour 2019. Unfortunately I didn’t get my car done in time. I did see three Cougars yesterday and today and wondered if they were anyone here.
-Grey ‘67 or ‘68 base at Hilton hotel
-White ‘67 or ‘68 (saw driving by today)
-Blue ‘70 Eliminator
Having a good time with my dad. I’m driving my white Yukon XL with MI plates.
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Post by wawazat » 09 Jun 2019, 15:11

Saw a couple more Cougars on HRPT today.
Medium blue ‘67 or ‘68 with Cragar SS wheels at Martinsville Speedway.
Green and grey custom ‘69 hardtop along route from Concord NC to Martinsville, VA.
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Re: 2019 Hot Rod Power Tour

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Post by catlover » 09 Jun 2019, 16:03

After you leave Martinsville, which way will you be traveling? Sorry about the rain.
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Post by wawazat » 09 Jun 2019, 19:04

Bristol TN tomorrow so west from Eden NC where we are staying tonight is what I recall. The route is posted on the Hot Rod website. TONS of people were watching from there homes along the route today.
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Post by wawazat » 10 Jun 2019, 16:19

Met John today at a gas stop. He’s the owner of the gray Cougar we first saw in Charlotte. I also saw the green and grey custom ‘69 at the Wilwood display and met it’s owner Mike Kent. We had a nice chat with him about his car, my car, and Cougars in general. He’s not on any Cougar forums but someone out there noticed my post here and copied it to Facebook where he caught wind of it.
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Post by wawazat » 10 Jun 2019, 19:54

Forgot to say I saw the blue ‘70 Eliminator (clone) on the track at Bristol today. Was cool to see and hear!
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Post by wawazat » 10 Jun 2019, 19:56

Tomorrow is Bristol to Sparta, KY. Longest drive day at about 300 miles. Autocross at the track. No rain forecast FINALLY!
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Post by wawazat » 11 Jun 2019, 21:16

Mike's custom 1969 at Bristol.
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Blue Eliminator clone near the track at Bristol
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and on the track at Bristol
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Today was Kentucky Speedway and tomorrow we are headed to Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. Drag racing tomorrow. I may give it a try in my Yukon!
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Re: 2019 Hot Rod Power Tour

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Post by ClawIt » 13 Jun 2019, 10:24

Summit/Norwalk drag strip is estimating several thousand spectators tomorrow as the Tour ends. Sunny mid 70s.

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Post by wawazat » 13 Jun 2019, 19:57

I’m surprised how little response this thread has received. I thought posting pics might generate some interest.
Today was cold and rainy. Tomorrow we’re headed to Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum then to Norwalk Ohio to finish the tour. It’s been a great time with my dad. I love how all these people DRIVE their cars over a 1500 miles through all types of weather and roads and not just shine them up and sit by them like so many car shows.
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