It's happening, folks! By the time you read this, the 2014 AMSOIL/Street Rodder Road Tour will be well underway. By now, fearless leader Jerry Dixey, in the guaranteed-not-to-break-down 1959 Impala Road Tour car, and a caravan of gallant highway heroes have already completed the first three legs of the Road Tour. Some people may have driven the first three legs to earn a RoadTrippers.comTriple Crown Challenge commemorative jacket. We'll find out soon.
This month, we highlight the itinerary for the upcoming Autopalooza.org Tour, centered around Detroit and culminating with the Woodward Dream Cruise.
You can register for any remaining Road Tours on the Street Rodder website at streetrodder.com. For other info, you can reach Jerry Dixey at the Road Tour hotline at (800) 664-1362.
The Vintage Air Tour
Vintage Air, San Antonio, Texas, to the 50th L.A. Roadsters Show, Pomona, California
The MSRA Back to the 50's Weekend Tour
The 50th L.A. Roadsters Show, Pomona, California, to Back to the 50's, St. Paul, Minnesota
The Aeromotive Tour
Back to the 50's, St. Paul, Minnesota, to the NSRA Rocky Mountain Nationals, Pueblo, Colorado.
The Eastwood Summer Classic Tour
The Syracuse Nationals, Syracuse, New York, to the Eastwood Summer Classic, Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Tour stops between Syracuse and the Eastwood Summer Classic include Mark Lewis' automotive nostalgia collection, Competition Specialties and Extreme Machines Unlimited, Factory Five Racing, Connecticut Street Rod Association, Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, the Woodstock Museum, the AACA Museum, and Eastwood Company.
The Autopalooza.org Tour
A Week on Woodward Avenue, near Detroit, Michigan
The Road Tour returns to the heart of American automotive manufacturing, collections, and cruising. We will kick off the week leading up to the Woodward Dream Cruise by visiting the Dearborn area. On Saturday we will take in the incredible Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. Sunday, we travel through the Irish Hills to The Gilmore Museum and then attend the famous Baker Cruise. The first half of the week will also include a tour of the Ken Lingenfelter Auto Collection, Pratt and Miller Restorations, and other attractions. We will also spend a day in Ypsilanti visiting Kalitta Motorsports race shop, and visit some of the auto and air museums in that city. On Wednesday, our focus will center on the areas near Woodward Avenue with a special private tour of the GM Heritage Center, an entire day at the Back to the Bricks Festival in Flint, and a tour of Dynatech Engineering. On Friday afternoon and Saturday we will experience VIP treatment with special parking and a hospitality tent for all of the Road Tour participants at the historical Woodward Dream Cruise. This year's Autopalooza.org Tour is one that you won't want to miss.
The Shades of the Past Tour
August 30-September 6
The 60th NHRA U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis, Indiana, to Shades of the Past, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Check back next month where we will have an expanded description of the Road Tour highlights from the U.S. Nats drag race in Indianapolis to the incredible Shades of the Past rod run in the Smoky Mountains of Eastern Tennessee.
The Dynamat Tour
Shades of the Past, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, to the NSRA Nationals North Plus, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Join the Road Tour post–Labor Day ride, following the compass north from Tennessee to Michigan. Fun along the way will include visits to street rod shops, aftermarket manufacturers, private auto collections, and mouth-watering American scenery.
The Sherm's Custom Plating Tour
October 31–November 8
Sherm's Custom Plating, Sacramento, California, to the SEMA Show, Las Vegas, Nevada
The last tour of 2014 leaves Sacramento and follows the lights to Las Vegas, home of the SEMA Show. En route, we'll see Sherm's Custom Plating, Flowmaster, the new Circle Racing Wheel facility, and John Lawson's private collection of cars.