Today marked the first driving leg of the Power Tour. It seems that everyone planned on leaving at the same time this morning. It's pretty sweet to hear 50 hot rods, sports cars, and muscle cars all start up at once. We would have left as planned, but we had to wait a few extra minutes for Scott. Tara's convinced he likes to make a grand entrance any chance he gets. We also were joined by our friends Ted and Lori from Texas in their silver Pontiac GTO who we met last year.
|Our intrepid band|
|Sunday brings out the most roadside observers|
Early in the day, we hit one stop sign where everyone had to turn right and traffic stacked up a little, but not bad. The route took us through Chillicothe, MO, which claims to be the home of sliced bread.
|Best looking traffic|
|The greatest invention since...|
|This place seats the entire town.|
|The fried chicken was good. The McRib meat, not so much.|
|King of the Road|
|King of the Track|
|The motivator for supercharging my Corvette. 840 HP and it's for sale!!!|
|Yeah, it's got a HEMI!|
Jacob and I went back to the cars and that's when Tara and I got the idea to climb to the top of the grandstands to try and get an overhead photo of the showfield. There were a steady stream of cars coming and going, yet there were at least a thousand in the parking lot. The wind up top was so strong, it blew us backward.
The panoramic doesn't show the field as well as this video (mute your sound so you don't hear the wind
We went back to the car and then decided to bail out of the heat, wind and dust. Jacob Googled a pressure washer car wash and we headed out. One parking guy threw a couple F-bombs at us for going the "wrong way", but all of the exit signs were pointing in the direction we left. We got the Acadian cleaned up and headed to the hotel for a shower and dinner. I got some rock star parking on the side of the building in the shade.
We had dinner at a La Cabana Mexican restaurant. It was really good. After dinner, we went back to the hotel and spent some time in the parking lot. Tara had some of Jacob's uncle's homemade moonshine.
|Hot rod Buick 8|
The night had cooled down significantly and it was a great evening to be outside. Tara and I walked across the road to the next hotel over and took in the sights at their lot too. My favorite was a big Lincoln powered by a twin turbo LS motor. Tara liked the Bugeye Sprite.
|Twin Turbo LS in a Lincoln!!!!|
|It's all smiles (and a supercharger)|
|There's just about one of every car on this tour, including an old Datsun|