The Autopalooza.org Tour
A Week on Woodward Avenue, near Detroit, Michigan
Look out Woodward, the Road Tour is coming! This will be a week you'll never forget as 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 as we enjoy the amazing and 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
The AMSOIL/Street Rodder Shades of the Past Road Tour from the NHRA US Nationals in Indianapolis to the Shades event in Pigeon Forge is going to be a fun-filled and exciting week on the highway.
On Friday we will be special guests in nearby Auburn, Indiana and we 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. Saturday, Sunday and Monday we take in all the sights and sounds of the 60th U.S. Nationals. We will have special parking and a hospitality tent at the strip.
Tuesday morning we will visit the shop of Route 32 Restorations and see their gas pump and sign collection. Tuesday afternoon we will visit AFCO Racing Parts and tour their manufacturing facility. Wednesday we will head south, visit the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky and then travel on to Nashville. In Nashville we will visit the American Picker's antique shop, the Lane Auto Museum and then spend the evening near the Opryland Resort. Thursday we head to Pigeon Forge for the Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup held at Dollywood Splash Park on Friday and Saturday. We will have special parking and a hospitality tent at the event. It is going to be a great week on the Shades Road Tour.
The Dynamat Tour
Shades of the Past, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, to the NSRA Nationals North Plus, Kalamazoo, Michigan
The Dynamat Road Tour is going to be great as we travel for the Shades of the Past Hot Rod Round-up in Pigeon Forge, Tn. to the NSRA Nationals North Plus in Kalamazoo, Mi.
Sunday morning we will head to Cincinnati to visit the American Sign Museum, the headquarters of Roadtrippers.com and then take part in the Sunday evening cruise at the Quaker Steak and Lube in nearby Colerain. Monday morning we are going to 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 my home, Classic Automobilia, and three amazing private auto collections that include over 200 vehicles. Tuesday evening we will be special guests at a local cruise-in.
Wednesday morning we will visit the Packard Museum in Warren, Ohio. We will also stop and see Fred Warren's collection of rods that includes the Smoothster, the Ridler winning Aero Coupe and Shock Wave 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 will head to Kalamazoo and stop at the fabulous Gilmore Museum along the way. We will be in Kalamazoo in time to pick up our credentials for the Nationals North. We will have a hospitality tent at the fairgrounds all weekend.
The Sherm's Custom Plating Tour
October 31–November 8
Sherm's Custom Plating, Sacramento, California, to the SEMA Show, Las Vegas, Nevada
The final Road Tour of 2014 leaves Sacramento and follows the bright lights to Las Vegas, home of the SEMA Show auto industry event. On the way, we'll visit Sherm's Custom Plating in Sacramento, Flowmaster, the new Circle Racing Wheel facility, and John Lawson's incredible private collection of cars.