This was the 20th running of the HOT ROD Power Tour—and Power Tour 2014 was a record-setting year! Power Tour, the world’s greatest road trip and car show began in 1995 as a simple cross-country run spurred by HOT ROD editors who invited a few close friends to join them. This year’s Tour was the most attended in the event’s history, with 105,000 spectators joining the festivities over the seven-city, seven-day span–up 25% from the previous year. Kicking off in Charlotte (Concord), North Carolina, and ending 1,500 miles away in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.
Hot Rod Power Tour Stop @ Wisconsin Dells, WI – DAY SEVEN
Hot Rod Power Tour Stop @ Bettendorf, IA – DAY SIX
Hot Rod Power Tour Stop @ Crown Point, IN – DAY FIVE
Hot Rod Power Tour Stop @ Norwalk, OH – DAY FOUR
Hot Rod Power Tour Stop @ Charleston, WV – DAY THREE
Hot Rod Power Tour Drive-In Theatre- DAY TWO
Maryville, TN | Parkway Drive-In Theatre
Edelbrock would like to thank everyone that came out to 2014 Hot Rod Power Tour ‘s once in a lifetime experience at the drive-in movie theatre. We would also like to thank Parkway drive-in theatre for hosting the Edelbrock night and a special screening of “The Snake and Mongoose” movie as well as rare footage showing the History of Edelbrock.
Here are some photos from the evening.
Getting Ready for the Power Tour – DAY ONE
Here are a couple updates as Edelbrock Gears up for the Power Tour!
It’s that time of the year again… the Hot Rod Power Tour is right around the corner. We’re in the final stages of getting ready.
Vehicles the Fun Team will be driving:
1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Concours Station Wagon
Dubbed “Gold Member” by our online follwers, this wagon was added to the Edelbrock R&D fleet two years ago. It was originally purchased to help develop our E-Street throttle body style electronic fuel injection systems in late 2012. Since then, the small-block Chevrolet 350 has been replaced with a new LS3 powered by an Edelbrock Enforcer E-Force supercharger system. This Enforcer system has increased the LS3’s performance to a very streetable 604 horsepower and 536 ft-lbs. of torque, making this big boy move! It has one of our Universal EFI Sump Fuel kits (#3605) installed to help feed the fuel demands of this supercharger powerhouse engine combination.
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
The last time you guys saw this car was its debut on the floor of the 2013 SEMA show when we announced our LT1 E-Force supercharger for the Gen 5 engine platform. This Stingray now makes an impressive 624 horsepower and 600 ft-lbs. of torque, for an increase of 169 horsepower and 140 ft-lbs. of torque.
2012 Ford F-150
This F-150 features an Edelbrock E-Force supercharger system (#1584). This truck has been custom tuned by Brenspeed. Giving it more power than the base kit, which upgraded the horsepower to 421 and the torque to 422 ft-lbs.
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD
This truck is used by our Midwest Sales team to haul our display trailer to events and shows. It features an Edelbrock E-Force supercharger system (#1579), which upgrades the horsepower to 407 and the torque to 422 ft-lbs. for improved towing performance.
Power Tour stops for 2014:
- June 7: Charlotte, NC
- June 8: Knoxville, TN (Edelbrock sponsored stop)
- June 9: Charleston, WV
- June 10: Norwalk, OH
- June 11: Crown Point, IN
- June 12: Bettendorf, IA
- June 13: Wisconsin Dells, WI
- June 14: Awards Ceremony for Long Haulers
Please come out and join us when the tour comes to your area. We will have our display trailer at each stop with members of our team to help answer all of your product questions. Vic and Christi Edelbrock will also be autographing hats and posters each evening, so come out and get yours while they last. We’ll also be raffling of an Edelbrock E-Street EFI System with Fuel Sump Kit (#3606) at the end of the week. So make sure you visit our trailer to enter for your chance to win!
Click here for more information on the Hot Rod Power Tour!