Well, that was quite the “vacation”. Actually, I wouldn’t call it a vacation. I’d call it an adventure. My typical vacation usually consists of going to some island and generally relaxing. I’ll sleep until I feel like getting up, maybe take in a few tourist sites, definitely a lot of beach time, and go to sleep whenever. This vacation was quite different.
The Hot Rod Power Tour is an annual traveling car show, visiting 7 cities in 7 days, and the route changes every year. This year was:
St. Louis, MO
Baton Rouge, LA
The official route was about 1500 miles, driving about 200-300 miles per day. Getting to/from the starting and stopping points is up to you and was another 1500 miles in my case. The standard routine is: you get up in the morning, drive 200-300 miles, attend a car show in the next town, have dinner, check out the cars in your hotel parking lot, get some sleep, and repeat. Sounds pretty simple, and pretty interesting to be in a new town every day.
Starting with the first evening, my buddy and I got into a late-night wrenching session (more work on the car). Even though I sunk over $4000 preparing the car for the 3000 mile trip, Continue Reading →