The 2015 Hot Rod Power Tour is winding down. The tour route today was approximately a 169 mile drive from Centennial Plaza in Gulfport, MS to Lamar Dixon Expo Center outside of Baton Rouge, LA.
In 2014, attendance at the Hot Rod Power Tour surpassed an all-time high and promises to repeat its performance in 2015. Every stop on the tour, as well as the road trip expeditions, have been an awe-inspiring sight as thousands of customized car and truck owners highlight their vehicles during tour stops as they passed through towns on a road trip mass exodus. The annual Hot Rod Power tour parking lot looks almost as exciting as the main event and is an excellent opportunity to see which rides live up to their performance specs. The final couple of days in Baton Rouge promises to have a lot of fun in store for everyone.
About Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge is the second largest city in Louisiana and also it’s capital. It has a population of almost 230,000 residents. Baton Rouge has great historical stops and museums as well as a thriving shopping and dining experiences. There are also a couple of amusement park attractions for families visiting the city.
What’s in Store?
The final day of the tour takes place at Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, LA. About 25 miles southeast of Baton Rouge. Instead of steel horseshoes, the Expo Center will have thousands of tires on its grounds. Chevy Performance is sponsoring the tour and the exhibition will feature some of the latest cars and aftermarket parts available from manufacturers. Thousands of private owners will also display their customized vehicles during the day. The festivities, which kick off at noon, will include racing, games and entertainment, and racetrack autograph sessions. The tour grand finale cruise night will highlight the evening.
Saturday is Especially for the Long-haulers
The Hot Rod Power Tour invites car owners to register their vehicles for display as well as join in on the last leg of the road trip from Gulfport to Baton Rouge. The tour will end with a special day, following the main tour. It is planned for enthusiasts who took the entire Hot Rod Power Tour road trip from beginning to end. Long-haulers will receive a special award during the ceremony and a cool gift for navigating the entire route.
Along the 2015 Hot Rod Power Tour
The tour ran a great course throughout the week. This year, the tour started where it ended last year at Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI, on Saturday. On Sunday, students learned about the automotive trade from industry insiders as well as taking in the tour exhibition and events at Parkland College in Champaign, IL. Gateway Motorsports Park ran drag strip races for fans to enjoy on Monday, in Madison, IL.
Continuing on Tuesday, it was a big day for the tour as drivers attempted to break a Guinness Book world burnout record at Memphis International Raceway in Tennessee. Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, a venue famous for pro baseball, hosted the tour on Wednesday, in Birmingham, AL. At Centennial Plaza, fans enjoyed the tour events and meet and greet with racing pros yesterday in Gulfport, MS.
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