HOT ROD Power Tour Returning to Memphis in 2015

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The legendary HOT ROD Power Tour will return to Memphis, Tennessee in 2015 and they recently announced a stop at Memphis International Raceway (MIR) on Tuesday, June 9. The seven-day, seven-city journey travels more than 1,000 miles from Madison, Wisconsin, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana from June 6 – 12, 2015 and MIR will be the third stop on the tour.

MIR teamed up with the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau to host the annual summer trek of small town America. More than 5,800 participants and upward of 90,000 spectators are expected to celebrate in the 2015 HOT ROD Power Tour. The tour brings together hot rods, street rods, custom trucks, muscle cars, and performance machines from around the world.

“The return of the HOT ROD Power Tour is always a huge win for Memphis," said Malvin Gipson, Director of the Memphis Sports Council. "When you have one of the world's largest tours of iconic cars stopping in an iconic city like Memphis, you're sure to get an enormous turnout of car enthusiasts from around the region."

“We’re excited to welcome back the HOT ROD Power Tour to Memphis and to MIR,” stated Pam Kendrick, VP and GM of Memphis International Raceway. “This tour has a big economic impact on our area and we’re honored to host this event with the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau.”

The Power Tour started in 1995 as an event for HOT ROD magazine editors and has grown every year into the largest road trip in the world. For many, it is the ultimate vacation for friends and family. The stop at MIR will include: a midway filled with performance manufacturers and aftermarket specialists, autograph sessions with motorsports celebrities, entertainment, giveaways, fun runs down the historic drag strip and much more.

The tour will kick-off next year on Saturday, June 6 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Following the kick-off event, additional stops will include:

·        Sunday, June 7 : Parkland College in Champaign, IL
·        Monday, June 8: Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, IL
·        Tuesday, June 9: Memphis International Raceway in Memphis, TN
·        Wednesday, June 10: Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, AL
·        Thursday, June 11: city and location to be announced
·        Final Event, Friday, June 12: Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, LA.

The HOT ROD Power Tour is free for spectators. Participants may register a vehicle for just one day or for the entire event. Vehicle registration is open to any year, make, or model. Pre-registration is available now through Saturday, May 23, 2015 online at www.HOTROD.com.

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