From Nashville it was a short one-hour drive to Bowling Green and the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion at Beech Bend Raceway. The folks from the NHRA Wally Parks Museum again went out of their way to make everyone on the Vintage Air Road Tour feel welcome. We had a special centrally located parking area for the weekend in the midst of all the activities. The AMSOIL/Street Rodder hospitality tent was a center of activity for all the Road Tour participants. It also gave attendees at the Hot Rod Reunion a chance to get a good look at the Road Tour Chevy. Friday evening many of the Road Tourians went as a group to see the Bowling Green Hot Rods minor league baseball team play. We were asked to park our cars in front of the stadium before the game. Rick Love was even asked to throw out one of the first pitches. It was a great evening.
It was a fun-filled weekend at the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion and a perfect way to cap off the Vintage Air Road Tour. Attendance was huge at the event and the grounds were filled with traditional rods and customs. Vintage racers went head-to-head all weekend on the track. It had been a great week on the road and new friendships were forged. Many thanks to Rick Love and Jack Chisenhall for all of their efforts in again making the Road Tour a success.