Hot Rod Power Tour 2009

Hot Rod Power Tour 2009 – Day 2

hot rod power tour 2009 day2

At the drivers meeting in Madison it look as if the weather was against us today as it drizzled with rain.

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Things soon dried out as we hit the road and headed off into the country side, no interstates today so some great landscapes to fill the windows. We saw a few interesting cars at the side of the road that weren’t even part of the tour.

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All along the route people had come to sit by the road and wave us on our journey it was great to see so much support. The first stop of the day was in Cambridge and the people of this small town had really gone to alot of trouble to make us welcome. Special breakfast meals were laid on and the whole town had come out to see what was going on. The locals even had a water box in the road and were cheering every car to burn out.

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Even the gas tanker was tempted to burn out!

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From Cambridge it was on to Union Grove Dragway to see the Peak Performace participants continue to use and abuse thier cars.

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When we eventually arrived at the main venue in Racine I had a bit of a melt down. I have never seen so many Hot Rods and Muscle Cars in my life and didn’t know where to look or how to even start taking it all in. I can now see where the lawn chair thing comes in to play, pick a good spot and let the cars roll past you rather than trying to get round them all. There were litarlly miles of cars parked up along the lake front and in the old town of Racine. Amazing!

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We rounded off an amazing day with a visit to the Bratfest. Mike and Carolyn had contacted us before we left the UK to invite us to a gathering at thier house. Thanks so much for the invite, great food and great company.

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More photos in the flickr set here.

2 Comments

  • Orb

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    Top Pics Nick - Hope you have a Great time (I think it might be impossible not too!!) Orb

  • Ivor Hawkins

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    Brilliant pix as usual Nick, thanks for taking the time to post these so the rest of us here in the cold and damp can see everyone enjoying themselves...me? I'll just stay right here, having fun as usual! Ivor

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