Hot rod tour to roll into Crown Point on June 11
BY KITTY CONLEY email@example.com June 2, 2014 2:28PM
Photo courtesy of Hot Rod Power Tour Digital Media Room
If you Go …
Where: Hot Rod magazine Power Tour
When: Noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Lake County Fairgrounds
Cost: Free to the public
Updated: June 3, 2014 2:19PM
CROWN POINT — City residents may hear the rumble of engines as the Hot Rod magazine Power Tour visits the Lake County Fairgrounds from noon to 7 p.m. June 11.
The event will be free and open to the public, according to the South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority.
This will be the 20th anniversary of the Power Tour, a seven-day, seven-city trek. The Crown Point stop will be Day 5, and with the love of hot rods in Indiana, a huge crowd is expected at the Fairgrounds.
The tour begins at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina and ends in Wisconsin Dells. During that time, the tour will attract more than 4,500 cars and 75,000 spectators, according to the magazine.
The tour is “the ultimate hot rodding journey and has gathered car enthusiasts from all over the world to explore the country and show off their custom car creations in car-crazy towns,” according to hotrod.com.
All makes and models of hot rods, street rods, custom trucks and all other kinds of street machines are expected to be following along for the ride to the Fairgrounds.
According to magazine officials, top-notch muscle cars and performance cars from all over the world will be on display. Some cars will be available to drive, according to South Shore CVA vice president Nicki Mackowski-Gladstone.
Hot Rod magazine publisher Jeff Dahlin also is expected to attend the event.