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Topic: Hot Rod Power Tour -- Attending???
Posted By: farna
Subject: Hot Rod Power Tour -- Attending???
Date Posted: Apr/17/2018 at 7:18am

So, who all is planning to attend? Thought about doing the Darlington/Raleigh/Charlotte leg, but decided to just attend the two events closest to home, Darlington and Charlotte. TomJ and I are planning on meeting up at least at Darlington. If you plan on attending post a phone number so we can get in touch with you at one of those two... and other attending AMCers can contact each other along the way. I have a shop available between Hampton and Darlington if someone gets in trouble. About 18 miles (20 minutes) from I-20 exit 39 (Fairview Road). So it's not an easy tow, but I have a lift available and there are parts stores within five miles.

If you don't want to post your phone number, send it to me in a PM with your e-mail address and name (not just handle here!) and I'll send an e-mail out to everyone a few days before the 9th.

My name/number: Frank Swygert, 803-604-6548. Call me if you get to Darlington. Might set up a dinner meeting somewhere, but most close-by restaurants are likely to be full.


Here is the list of venues and dates. Register at http://www.hotrod.com/events/power-tour/" rel="nofollow - http://www.hotrod.com/events/power-tour/ . You will need your car license plate number.

  • Saturday, June 9 – Bowling Green, KY
  • Beech Bend Raceway Park
  • Drag racing and autocross available for registered vehicles (FREE with registration)
  • Sunday, June 10 –Chattanooga, TN
  • Chattanooga State Community College
  • Monday, June 11 – Hoover, AL
  • Hoover Metropolitan Stadium
  • Autocross available for registered vehicles (FREE with registration)
  • Tuesday, June 12 – Hampton, GA
  • Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • Drag racing and autocross available for registered vehicles (FREE with registration)
  • Wednesday, June 13 – Darlington, SC
  • Darlington Raceway
  • Thursday, June 14 – Raleigh, NC
  • PNC Arena
  • Friday, June 15 – Concord, NC
  • zMAX Dragway
  • Drag racing available for registered vehicles (FREE with registration)


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Frank Swygert



Replies:
Posted By: Saz2686
Date Posted: Apr/17/2018 at 8:43am
I would love to attend the Chattanooga show, if I get my rear main seal / oil leak done by then. I have a garage and a decent tool collection at my house in Manchester TN which is half way between Nashville and Chattanooga. If you are traveling from bowling green to Chattanooga on I-24 (which you probably will be) I am only 7 miles from I-24. Will update my attendance status. Call if you need help 908-601-5883 - Scott. . Saz2686@gmail.com

TRAFFIC ADVISORY! Bonaroo music festival in Manchester TN June 7 - 10. I-24 in Manchester will be slam packed on Saturday / Sunday. This is the preferred route from bowling green to Chattanooga. Typically Thursday and Friday are the worst for traffic in this area, and the interstate usually flows fairly well the entire time. Stay away from the town of Manchester the entire event. It’s crazy.

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Scott - 73 Javelin. 401 engine. T5Z trans.


Posted By: wcamp70
Date Posted: Apr/17/2018 at 8:26pm
We're doing the whole tour. Leaving early Saturday morning from northwest Atlanta up I75 to head to bowling green. We'll be in a red 70 amx. There are four vehicles in our group but we are the only amc! Jeff and Lynn

I'll send you a pm with our info.

There was also another thread on here about the power tour too

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70 AMX 360 4speed
68 American 401 200r4 auto
AMO #5013


Posted By: Bruce Clarkson
Date Posted: Apr/25/2018 at 9:52pm
The wife (Jane) and I are planning to do the whole tour in our yellow 67 Ambo if a couple of things work out. We'll most probably be there and we are looking forward to meeting everyone--- specially AMC'rs.

Bruce Clarkson

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Bruce Clarkson


Posted By: 5spdwagon
Date Posted: Apr/29/2018 at 8:20pm
We had to back out due to family issue and not being able to get any road time on the car. Maybe next time.

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Real hot rods have 3 pedals


Posted By: tomj
Date Posted: May/01/2018 at 12:47pm
i'm going. driving out from Los Angeles. visiting friends in Santa Fe NM, so i'll leave for Bowling Green from there. out I40, but i plan on driving through the ozarks area, north-ish OK City.

will do some dropping in on the east coast (HI FRANK) (HI MARK) afterwards, head home from there. i'm considering driving to Wilmington SC so that i can drive the exact and entire length of I40 (it ends in Barstow, i'm often there) and take a stop-action movie of the whole drive. why? i dunno :-)

i figure i'll be on the road most of the month of june.



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1961 roadster american
195.6 OHV, modded
T5z, 3.42:1 mustang axle


Posted By: Bruce Clarkson
Date Posted: May/01/2018 at 11:02pm
It's an easy drive from Raleigh to the end of I-40. It's only a few hours. And ony few more from Concord where the end of the power tour is. You end up Wilmington NC though. 😁

Hopefully see you during the tour.

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Bruce Clarkson


Posted By: tomj
Date Posted: May/03/2018 at 2:23am
my only excuse is that NC and SC seem like tiny dots on the map, very far away... once i get closer i'm sure they will become distinctly different :-)

likely i'll see you there!

maybe we should work up a way to contact each other for a get together? i know well-intentioned plans tend to collapse in the chaos of an event like this but we ought to try!



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1961 roadster american
195.6 OHV, modded
T5z, 3.42:1 mustang axle


Posted By: farna
Date Posted: May/03/2018 at 7:41am
Would be interesting seeing a yellow Ambo and a.... multi-hued 62 American roadster convoying over the country...

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Frank Swygert


Posted By: wcamp70
Date Posted: May/03/2018 at 9:05pm
We will be in this.

Hope to see some amc'ers on the tour!

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70 AMX 360 4speed
68 American 401 200r4 auto
AMO #5013


Posted By: tomj
Date Posted: May/04/2018 at 1:28am
Originally posted by wcamp70 wcamp70 wrote:

We will be in this.


nice!

i will be in this:




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1961 roadster american
195.6 OHV, modded
T5z, 3.42:1 mustang axle


Posted By: Peter Marano
Date Posted: May/04/2018 at 8:23am
Originally posted by tomj tomj wrote:

Originally posted by wcamp70 wcamp70 wrote:

We will be in this.


nice!

i will be in this:



That is a lot of contrast for a couple of two seaters!


Posted By: gtoman_us
Date Posted: May/04/2018 at 9:57am
Cool Tom that you are open roading across the country..
Reminds me of my buddy who drove his 29 A Roadster Hot Rod built in 1966. Left in June Newport Beach CA to a Columba's OH back thru Nashville-Texas home end of July.
He only had an open top and unplugged headers and huge 5,000 mile grin!
What he did not have:
Side curtains
Spare tire
AC
Wipers
Chatted it up with him in Des Moines and was a lifetime bucket list and prided himself on being non conventional. RIP


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1964 Rambler Ambassador Cross Country Wagon
1965 GTO
1931 Model A


1965 GTO

1931 Model A Ford

"Flat Roofs are Cool"


Posted By: wcamp70
Date Posted: May/04/2018 at 2:47pm
Tom,
That's awesome. See you somewhere along the way. Safe travels!

Jeff

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70 AMX 360 4speed
68 American 401 200r4 auto
AMO #5013


Posted By: tomj
Date Posted: May/05/2018 at 12:27am
thanks! yeah, i got [vacuum] wipers, so i'm one up on the A! haha. plenty of "AC" though; Nebraska humidity cools you off, right?




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1961 roadster american
195.6 OHV, modded
T5z, 3.42:1 mustang axle


Posted By: gtoman_us
Date Posted: May/05/2018 at 5:36pm
Just a little humid. Should you be passing thru on I-80 you have a place to stay.

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1964 Rambler Ambassador Cross Country Wagon
1965 GTO
1931 Model A


1965 GTO

1931 Model A Ford

"Flat Roofs are Cool"


Posted By: farna
Date Posted: May/06/2018 at 9:18am
Hope you get the roll bar installed first so you can use a "bikini" top to keep from cooking!!

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Frank Swygert


Posted By: tomj
Date Posted: May/09/2018 at 12:15am
Originally posted by farna farna wrote:

If you plan on attending post a phone number so we can get in touch with you at one of those two...


how'd i miss this?

tom jennings    775-237-3481

i'm driving out from LA, but will stay with friends in Santa Fe NM and head out from there. i plan on driving through the OK panhandle, then through ozarks to bowling green. i intend on being on the whole route.



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1961 roadster american
195.6 OHV, modded
T5z, 3.42:1 mustang axle


Posted By: wcamp70
Date Posted: May/20/2018 at 10:03pm
Only a few weeks away! Car ready, had to replace a couple of tires, changed the oil.

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70 AMX 360 4speed
68 American 401 200r4 auto
AMO #5013



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