The fun-meter is pegged on full blast, but there are several more legs of the 2014 AMSOIL/Street Rodder Road Tour still ahead. Join tour leader Jerry Dixey, the screamin' red '59 Impala Road Tour car, and a crowd of cross-country cruisers as they put this show on the road. This month, we highlight the non-stop action for two upcoming Road Tours: the Shades of the Past Tour and the Dynamat Tour.
You can register for any remaining Road Tours on the Street Rodder website at streetrodder.com. For other info, call 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
A Week on Woodward Avenue, near Detroit, Michigan
See last month's Street Rodder for the details of this trip to the Detroit area and the Woodward Dream Cruise. As you read this, we might already be there!
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
This is shaping up as one of the summer's hottest weeks on the highway. On Friday, we will be special guests in Auburn, Indiana, and will enjoy free passes and special parking to the famous Auburn Labor Day auction and swap meet. After our day in Auburn, we will head to our hotel for the weekend in Indianapolis. On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, we take in all the sights and sounds of the 60th NHRA U.S. Nationals. Road Tour participants will have special parking and a hospitality tent at the dragstrip. Tuesday morning, we will visit the Route32Restorations shop and see their gas pump and sign collection. That afternoon we will be at AFCO Racing Parts to tour the manufacturing facility. Wednesday, we head south to the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Then it's on to Nashville to visit the American Picker's antique shop and the Lane Auto Museum, before spending the evening near the Opryland Resort. Thursday, we're off to Pigeon Forge for the Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup at Dollywood Splash Park on Friday and Saturday. Once again, special parking and a hospitality tent will be waiting. Don't miss this amazing week!
The Dynamat Tour
Shades of the Past, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, to the NSRA Nationals North Plus, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Make this a September to remember by joining us on the fantastic Dynamat Tour. Sunday we will drive to Cincinnati to visit the American Sign Museum, headquarters of RoadTrippers.com, and then take part in a cool Sunday evening cruise at the Quaker Steak and Lube in nearby Colerain. Monday morning, we will tour the SoffSeal facilities in Harrison, Ohio. Monday afternoon we will cruise through Amish country as we travel to Youngstown, Ohio. On Tuesday in Youngstown, we will visit Jerry Dixey's home, Classic Automobilia, and three amazing private auto collections that include more than 200 vehicles. That evening, we will be special guests at a local cruise-in. Wednesday morning, we're off to the Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio. We will also stop and see Fred Warren's collection of rods, including the “Smoothster,” the Ridler-winning “Aero Coupe,” and “Shockwave,” which won the 50th Grand National Roadster Show. For lunch, we will be guests at Precision Hot Rods in Macedonia. In the afternoon, we will tour Flaming River's facility in Berea. Thursday, we head to Kalamazoo, stopping at the fabulous Gilmore Museum along the way. We will be in Kalamazoo in time to pick up our credentials for the NSRA Nationals North. We will have a hospitality tent at the fairgrounds all weekend long.
The Sherm's Custom Plating Tour
October 31–November 8
Sherm's Custom Plating, Sacramento, California, to the SEMA Show, Las Vegas, Nevada
Next month, read an expanded description of the tour from Sacramento to the SEMA Show with stops at Sherm's Custom Plating, Flowmaster, Circle Racing Wheel, and John Lawson's car collection.