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Day 6 of the Hot Rod Power Tour – June 11th – Gulfport, MS

The 2015 Hot Rod Power Tour continues today as the tour moves from Hoover Metropolitan Stadium just outside of Birmingham, AL and driving the approximately 300 mile route to Centennial Plaza in Gulfport, MS. The event’s organizers had a fun, winding route planned on the way to the location. It’s the first time that the tour has stop not only through Gulfport, but in Mississippi as well.


About Gulfport, MS

Gulfport MSGulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi with an estimated population of 71,000 residents.

The town sits along the Gulf Coast. It is home to several casinos and host to popular cultural events such as the “World’s Largest Fishing Rodeo,” “Cruisin’ the Coast” (a week of classic cars), and “Smokin’ the Sound” (speedboat races).

Gulfport is a classic tourist destination that is known for fun activities such as sports, shopping and gambling.


Centennial Plaza

The venue is expecting over 10,000 Hot Rod Power Tour visitors this year. Over 6,000 cars were expected to be on site. Automotive car and part manufacturers will display their latest offerings at the event, and racing celebrities will meet with fans and sign autographs. The event will also feature entertainment, games and giveaways.


Highlighting the 2015 Hot Rod Power Tour

The tour kicked off last Saturday at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. It moved on to Parkland College in Champaign, IL on Sunday, where industry experts gave students a look into the automotive industry’s inner workings. On Monday, the tour moved to Madison, IL for some drag race fun runs. On Tuesday over 1000 cars attempted to break the burnout record in the Guinness Book of World Records at the Memphis International Speedway. Yesterday, the tour rolled into Birmingham, AL where baseball took a backseat to the tour.


The Last Leg of the 2015 Hot Rod Power Tour

Gulfport is the second to last stop on this year’s tour. Tomorrow, fans will enjoy the tour’s final day, at Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Baton Rouge, LA. And long-haulers, who have followed the tour from start to finish, will enjoy a private, VIP ceremony on Saturday.


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