Hot Rod Power Tour 2009

Hot Rod Power Tour 2009 – The End

Last night at out hotel (Super 8 Motel in Bristol) we were parked next to Jim from Pennsylvania, this Chrysler was the car we parked next to at the Quaker Stake and Lube in Madison before our epic adventure began so brought us full circle.



Our hotel is close to this huge cross, part of a Baptist Church.


So today was the final morning of the Hot Rod Power Tour 2009, all that remain was for us all to gather for the Long Hauler awards. A special plaque is presented to everyone who lasted the distance from Madison to Bristol. Cars filed in through the morning mist.


The awards were held in the other part of Bristol Speedway (not the drag strip), the NASCAR circuit. Here is is outside and in (click for larger versions)…



People poured in for over an hour.





There was a photo taken of everyone which will be in Octobers issue of Hot Rod. Thanks was given to all the sponsors and dates were announced for next years tour, starting a week later. Two crate engines and a 2010 Camaro were given away as prizes and that was everything wrapped up.

I’d just like to say thanks to everyone who has made this week such a special adventure. Everyone we have met has been welcoming, no one has sneered at our crappy rental car and we have been made to feel like part of a special group of people. Thanks to all the organisers, venues and sponsors for making it happen. Thanks to everyone who has followed this blog and given support. Thanks to our new friends.


  • Dan


    Great blog of your trip. Makes the fact that I had to miss this years Power Tour a little easier to handle. Come on back next year. Great shots.

  • Dobbo


    Thanks for sharing Nick, I've really enjoyed reading these!

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