Star Staff Reports
Memphis International Raceway, in cooperation with Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, Millington Area Chamber of Commerce and Automotive Performance Leader, COMP Cams hosts Hot Rod Magazine’s Flagship Touring Event today. The ingredients for the ultimate performance-car fan experience are combined to perfection every first week of June as the legendary Hot Rod Power Tour makes its seven-cities-in-seven- days journey.
For 2013, Chevrolet Performance Presents the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour Driven by Continental Tire is set to kickoff June 1 in Arlington, Texas and makes a stop in five other car crazy towns before it comes to a close in N. Concord (Charlotte), North Carolina on Friday, June 7th. The tour brings to life the pages of Hot Rod, and embodies all that the magazine has stood for in its 65-year history. More than 5,400 enthusiasts will participate in the trip driving their beloved hot rods, street rods, custom trucks, muscle cars, and street machines of every make, model and vintage. More than the seven tour stops, more than 85,000 spectators will be admitted free to take in the daily show of thousands of “to die for” machines and the traveling exhibits of more than 50 top aftermarket manufacturers. Along the carefully-chosen tour route in towns big and small, thousands more will stake out roadside viewing spots for this ultimate performance parade.
Memphis International Raceway in Millington is hosting Day 4 of the Hot Rod Power Tour’s 7-day, 7-city adventure, June 4 from noon – 6 p.m. The track hosted a Power Tour once before as the Power Tour traveled its annual seven-day trek cross-country in 2007. “We are excited to welcome the HotRod Power Tour back to Memphis International Raceway. The last time the event stopped here it was a huge economic engine for the area and showcased Memphis’ southern hospitality to more than 2,000 participants. The substantial growth of the tour