Monday, June 21, 2010

Hot Rod Power Tour 2010

Here's a quick look at the Hot Rod Power Tour. Thousands of custom cars road-tripping across thousands of miles. Taking over a new city every night. Two lanes, tiny towns, and terrible food in between. The worst driver's (or passenger's) sunburn you'll ever have. One of the best times a car guy can legally have.

This may look like your average police car, but it's actually one of the Roush-built Cobra Interceptors used by the Bondurant school instructors with a Cobra motor and manual trans.

The Ariel Atom. Anyone that watches Top Gear knows how cool this is (if not, check YouTube). I already have plans to go for a ride in it. Stoked. You've got to be hardcore to do the Power Tour Longhaul in a car with no roof or windshield.

You think a car is low budget from the outside, then you see the Viper V10 motor under the hood. Only on Power Tour.

Of all the cars we saw on Tour, this is BY FAR the most stylish custom car. I can't imagine how much work it took to create a detail-perfect reproduction of the Wagon Queen Family Truxter. Notice the leash hanging off the rear bumper?

The glovebox is even signed by Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo.

This is what Southern Illinois looks like when you're lost.