25th anav. Hot Rod Power Tour

Crusty Shellback

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So the 25th Hot Rod Power Tour is coming up this June. Just wondering if any one is going.
I know, it's not off road stuff. But it's still cool gear head stuff.
Old Navy running buddy of mine hit me up. Said he bought VIP long haul tickets and wanted to know if I wanted to go with him since the package came with two tickets.
Hell Yea I'm gonna go.
So late last year, he told me he bought a 2017 Camaro SS. Cool I said. Then he tells me it is the one that was in the magazine Pony wars and sends me a link.
800+ HP to the rear wheels with a BMR suspension. So I asked if we were driving it for the Power Tour and he said yes.
So I'm flying to his house in Oklahoma City and we are starting our "tour" from there.
2 old Salts.
No Wifes
3000 mile road trip
6 drag strips in 7 days
800+ HP to the rear wheels of a 2017 Camaro SS.
What could go wrong?

So if any RDC folks are going, maybe we can meet up out there on the east coast.
 

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I was once an engineer for GM in Michigan. I have always wanted to go because my lead/friend goes on the Hot Rod Power Tour every year with a new build. After hearing his stories and looking at the pictures/videos of the HRPT. You almost get the feeling that it is almost similar to prerunning down in Mexico because more often then not there is at least a few vehicles that breakdown in the middle of nowhere and they make it work.

Please post an update once your trip is complete.
 

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Will do. Hopefully some one else from here is going and we can meet up.
 

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On my way to LAX to start my journey. Tomorrow morning we start the drive from OKC to NC. Buddy blew up the motor at 140 MPH, but built a other one. Dynoed it yesterday 700+ at the wheels.
 
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Watch out for them thar darn tornadys!
 

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No tornados, but hell of a thunderstorm last night. I forgot how loud they get here in Texas and Oklahoma. He picked me up in the Camaro, and of course he showed me how much power it has on the way to his house.
Pinned me to the seat really good. I'm impressed.
 

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Stopped for gas and my turn to drive. Had a few pucker factor moments. Hit the gas some, rear end squared and it launched. Wasnt ready for it to launch that hard. Second time went to pass a car doing 65, hit about half throttle, car downshifted a few gears, then the back end broke loose some before it launched. Gonna need some more seat time to get used to 700HP at the rear wheels.
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Another state in the rear view. Crossed the mighty Mississippi into Memphis. Just wish the rain would stop.
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Back on the road for day 2. Headed to Hendricks Motorsports in Concord North Carolina for the VIP dinner tonight. Drove about 650 miles yesterday in mostly rain on the 40. Beautiful green countryside though.
Got our Pack Mule with us. 550+ HP Colorado Z71.
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Damn I wish I was out there. Maybe next year I will take my luxury prerunner out there, since it is schedule to be complete in 3 months. My buddy Matt is out there in a Orange El Camino with a LS3.
 

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Starting to see more hot rods on the road as we get closer.
 

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So two planes to get half way across the country to OKC. The 2 days to drive the rest. Finally in North Carolina. Crossed the Great Smokey mountains I40.
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Couple of rides on the road.
The GT 500 tried to keep up when we had dry open road. But he soon learned how slow he really was and decided to just follow us .
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Made it here finally. Let the fun begin. Parking lot at Charlotte motor speedway checking in.
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Day 1 at Z Max dragway. Awsome day. Tons of cool vehicles. Bug with a 572 under the body. Looks like a stock bug going down the road. Doors work. Just dosent sound like a bug.
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