Hot Rod Power Tour

  • 12:00PM

  • Spectator Admission is FREE

    Participant Vehicle Registration & Packages can be purchased online.

  • Spectator Parking is $10 - gates open at noon

The 24th annual HOT ROD Power Tour rolls through the heartland of hot rod culture. It’s more than just a traveling car show–it’s the largest hot rod road trip in the world. Classic cars and hot rods travel city to city, enjoying the people and stops along the way.

Presented by Chevrolet Performance and driven by Continental Tire, HOT ROD Power Tour is widely considered to be the finest high-end hot rod-based automotive tour in the world, as performance car lovers join HOT ROD editors and photographers cruising through small town America.

HOT ROD Power Tour welcomes all makes and models of hot rods, street rods, custom trucks, muscle cars, and performance machines of every vintage and nameplate. For many, HOT ROD Power Tour is the ultimate vacation with friends and family. Those who travel from start to finish are considered the “Long Haulers,” a title they proudly boast. The 2018 HOT ROD Power Tour anticipates more than 2,500 long-haul vehicles and over 4,000 “Long Haulers” on tour.

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On-Site Food Options:

PNC Arena Food Tent on South Plaza, 10:00am-6:00pm

  • Hot Dogs, NC BBQ with Slaw, Chicken Tenders, French Fries, Chips, Popcorn, Sodas, Bottled Watter, Lemonade, Beer

Local Food Trucks 11:00am-3:00pm

  • Havana Dave's Cuban Cuisine
  • Bam Pow Chow
  • Gonza
  • Cousin's Maine Lobster
  • Ty's All Natural
  • Cock-A-Doodle-Moo 
  • Chirba Chirba Dumplings
  • Bull City Street Food
  • Mr. Puebla Tacos